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Old 05-10-2003, 11:21 AM
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I love the ladders in the crankcase next to the crank throws. Wonder how fast you could turn it on Nitrous?? Figure a tanker truck of nitrous would be good for a ten second pull
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Old 05-10-2003, 01:02 PM
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Hey do any of you remember what the show was called on TLC or Discovery that talked about it?

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Old 05-10-2003, 01:59 PM
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WHIPPLE IT !!!!!!!
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Old 05-10-2003, 03:55 PM
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Originally posted by Breathe Later
WHIPPLE IT !!!!!!!
haha! need a whipple, procharger, and turbo all blowing on that thing
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Old 05-10-2003, 05:56 PM
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They actually do turbo charge some of them. I did a search on ship building and found alot of info on some of that stuff. unfortunatly I didn't save any of the links . They shouldn't too hard to find.
I do remember a picture of a turbo the size of an adult. I will see if I can find it.
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Old 05-10-2003, 06:40 PM
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Saw some engines similar to those in Texas that were used to pump oil up the pipelines. Had like three foot bores and four to six foot strokes. There were inlines and vee's.

They were supercharged by additional pistons that ran on the same throws as the pistons. Ran for years.

You could feel the ground, concrete, shake and throb from them.

Saw them pull a cylinder to replace a rod bearing. Looked like a normal babbit bearing only REAL BIG. They turned the crank throw too. Had a machine that was self propelled and ran around the journal. Took like all day to cut.

Was very interesting. Back around 1967 or so. South Texas someplace. Near Beeville, Petus [spelling] maybe.
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Old 05-10-2003, 07:00 PM
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i know that company,visited their web page before
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Old 05-10-2003, 08:50 PM
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How many quarts of oil does the pan hold?
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Old 05-10-2003, 09:05 PM
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Originally posted by US1 Fountain
...Point of maximum continuous power is 89,640 HP (66,844kW) at 100RPM
Just went on and calculted my top speed with one of those bad boys in my boat at 695MPH Passed the sound barrier. What's the website to put in my order.
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Old 05-11-2003, 07:04 PM
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Ok, how long are the rods?? What is the rod ratio for that beast? and have they built any with short rods??
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