Crankshaft experiment

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Re: Crankshaft experiment

Post by Jack Gifford » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:32 am

Well, yes, it's intended to look like part of an airplane. The body is a fiberglas replica of a P-38 drop tank. Starting in 1947 hot rodders used surplus aluminum drop tanks for the original landspeed racing "lakesters".
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Re: Crankshaft experiment

Post by Jack Gifford » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:58 am

Another test-run with no breakage, this time on a quarter-mile track. Didn't learn much, due to a bad choice of gearing- too "tall" to get the engine into its intended rev range.
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Re: Crankshaft experiment

Post by beat » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:10 pm

well, - at least no breakage.

wich is something of a success.

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