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Old 10-03-2008, 03:00 PM
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To be honest, Im not sure what they are. I just started researching them, so I dont know much about them yet. A buddy and I were sitting around one night drinking and we got the idea to try and build a turbine powered sand rail Dont all great ideas come during a night of drinking?
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To be honest, Im not sure what they are. I just started researching them, so I dont know much about them yet. A buddy and I were sitting around one night drinking and we got the idea to try and build a turbine powered sand rail Dont all great ideas come during a night of drinking?

Yes they do! .. I designed my Entertainment Complex while tuned up on some good Bourbon. That was a lot of nights of planning.

Turbine Sand rail sounds like Hella Fun. Would you have to worry about Sand in the Intake though? I'm not sure what kind of filter would work for that but, I think it would have to be a pretty good one and still allow it to breath.
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Anytime your up here bro look me up I will take you guys for a blast!

Here is your Turbine 101
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Thanks for the links. They will come in handy.

Question ... Are these T-53's?

No....... they apear to be a t58 variant.
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There's that stand up guy I was talking about.
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Yes they do! .. I designed my Entertainment Complex while tuned up on some good Bourbon. That was a lot of nights of planning.

Turbine Sand rail sounds like Hella Fun. Would you have to worry about Sand in the Intake though? I'm not sure what kind of filter would work for that but, I think it would have to be a pretty good one and still allow it to breath.
Yeah, we havnt really got to the planning stages yet, we are saving that for another night of drinking
I would think either way it would have to be one hell of a ride though
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Here is a T53 Built by PPS and installed and rigged at Millennium Motors.


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http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...d.php?t=169351



Whoa! What a Thread! Its gonna take me a while to read but, I'm real excited about it! Oh and thanks for the offer, That would be awesome!
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Yeah, we havnt really got to the planning stages yet, we are saving that for another night of drinking
I would think either way it would have to be one hell of a ride though

You said it best, "One hell of a Ride"
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Here is a T53 Built by PPS and installed and rigged at Millennium Motors.


Hmmm .. Picture link didn't work.
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