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 Post subject: More than a V8
PostPosted: March 24, 2016, 10:14 am 
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Finally! Something for you Locosters who just don't think a V8 is enough. No driveline required.

Scroll to the bottom of the page here ==> http://thrillofspeed.com/street/see-thi ... ck_032116F

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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 Post subject: Re: More than a V8
PostPosted: March 24, 2016, 1:17 pm 
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I used to autocross with a guy that owns a turbine repair shop. He was trying to talk me into a turbine from a helicopter for my locost for a bit. He said he could get me a rebuilt turbine and gearbox that had too many hours to fly for about $5000. 300-350 HP in a 150 lb package would be cool, but I don't think it would be that great in a light car where throttle response is important. He had a similar setup in a jet boat that he had built, but I think it was bigger and more powerful. Here's his company website.
http://www.ssturbine.com/
Discovery channel did a couple shows on him when he built the turbine for the North American Eagle land speed car.
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 Post subject: Re: More than a V8
PostPosted: March 24, 2016, 3:54 pm 
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Boy, I'd hate to be driving a car with a turbine engine when it comes apart - you'd be perforated. [LOL]

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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 Post subject: Re: More than a V8
PostPosted: March 24, 2016, 4:00 pm 
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Lonnie-S wrote:
Boy, I'd hate to be driving a car with a turbine engine when it comes apart - you'd be perforated. [LOL]

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But I think I'd love to experience it the thing hits its power band?

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PostPosted: March 24, 2016, 4:52 pm 
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I always wanted to do something whacky with a radial engine. the sound is enough to get it done for me.

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PostPosted: March 25, 2016, 12:22 am 
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He'd probably get more of the rated power from that turbine if he bothered ducting air to the inlet...It's neat in a 15 year old mindest sort of way though.

I'd much rather build/drive something like this one though... :shock:

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