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Yesterday 06:39 PM
35terraplane corvair spider 61

Bob
Yesterday 05:25 AM
CrashFarmer2 Wow! Something I didn't know existed, a rocket powered tire roaster!
07-09-2014 10:57 PM
MARTINSR WTH?

07-09-2014 08:18 PM
boothboy 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.

BB
07-09-2014 07:37 PM
ericnova72 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
wretched ratchet Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep
07-09-2014 05:54 PM
boothboy Nope, nope and----------------nope.

BB
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
boothboy It is a "supercharger"of sorts but not in the traditional sense. Booster is a better description.

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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
boothboy
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
some type of turbine
It does employ a turbine.

BB
07-09-2014 04:05 PM
496CHEVY3100 some type of turbine
07-09-2014 03:04 PM
Dragonoake
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What is this and what is it used for?
I'm going to say it's a joint for a torque tube
07-09-2014 07:12 AM
boothboy What is this and what is it used for?

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07-09-2014 07:00 AM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Yea im guessin a V8 ,, your floor

Guessing you had a good vacation.?
No vacation, working and it sucked!

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