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|07-10-2014 06:39 PM|
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|07-10-2014 05:25 AM|
|CrashFarmer2||Wow! Something I didn't know existed, a rocket powered tire roaster!|
|07-09-2014 10:57 PM|
|07-09-2014 08:18 PM|
Eric got it mostly correct. It didn't replace the diff cover, it was part of a whole differential assy. For about five grand you could power your auto with a rocket powered rear end! And screw it, for a few more grand Turbonique would supply you with a real to God rocket engine! Nifty! Turbonique was in business from 1962 to 1969.
All in all a great add on accessory. Lots better than fuzzy dice.
|07-09-2014 07:37 PM|
Turbonigue Rocket Turbine Drag Axle, from the mid -1960's, bolt's to the rear axle in place of the rear cover and drives the pinion gear...something like 1100-1300 hp way back in 1965.
"Sizzler" '65 Chevelle, "Pegasus" '65 Mustang 2+2, an early VW Bug called "Black Widow" can be found in articles and pics on various websites and Magazine sites.
I guess pretty uncontrollable on the tires of the day....kind of fascinating though. Ran on a mono-propellant called Thermolene (basically a stable rocket fuel).
Several small pure thrust versions were also made, for Go-Kart use.
I haven't got a trivia question to use, just happened to know what this one was, so you guys carry the ball for me on that....
|07-09-2014 06:52 PM|
|07-09-2014 05:54 PM|
Nope, nope and----------------nope.
|07-09-2014 05:53 PM|
|496CHEVY3100||The blacksmiths used a manual version to add air to the fire ,so he could make horseshoes .??|
|07-09-2014 05:35 PM|
It is a "supercharger"of sorts but not in the traditional sense. Booster is a better description.
|07-09-2014 04:45 PM|
|Dragonoake||I'm going to say it's a centrifugal pump or supercharger of some kind|
|07-09-2014 04:26 PM|
|07-09-2014 04:05 PM|
|496CHEVY3100||some type of turbine|
|07-09-2014 03:04 PM|
|07-09-2014 07:12 AM|
What is this and what is it used for?
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