Re: airplane powered car, with the correct engine this time.

The advert is still up so this may still be available:
http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/3551094533.html

Sure you could recoup the full $1500.

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Re: airplane powered car, with the correct engine this time.

Brett85p wrote:

The advert is still up so this may still be available:
http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/3551094533.html

Sure you could recoup the full $1500.

ho lee shit!

that would be classy as f**k.

Re: airplane powered car, with the correct engine this time.

Forget the CTS-V, bring on the CTS-T!

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Re: airplane powered car, with the correct engine this time.

Marc wrote:
Brett85p wrote:

The advert is still up so this may still be available:
http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/3551094533.html

Sure you could recoup the full $1500.

ho lee shit!

that would be classy as f**k.


the caddy that burns?

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Re: airplane powered car, with the correct engine this time.

I third the caddy. And you could do an Amish Mafia theme.

Re: airplane powered car, with the correct engine this time.

don't worry. i already have a friend working on securing the caddy. if i don't get it, it isn't for lack of trying.

Re: airplane powered car, with the correct engine this time.

turbine powered newish caddy?

Phil's desired "$500 CAR MY ASS!1!!" is your only possible theme.

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Re: airplane powered car, with the correct engine this time.

Marc wrote:

don't worry. i already have a friend working on securing the caddy. if i don't get it, it isn't for lack of trying.


THERE IS A GOD!!!!!!!

Re: airplane powered car, with the correct engine this time.

I want to drive this.

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Re: airplane powered car, with the correct engine this time.

WOO! I've got a Z drive coming from Honolulu (this will reverse the turbine direction and lower the shaft to the right height for the trans tunnel.

the last drivetrain component will be a powerglide. working on securing that also.

no word back on the caddy yet.

Re: airplane powered car, with the correct engine this time.

Marc wrote:

I am working with the evil one to see what i can do about the exhaust. essentially i have two exhaust ducts that are 6.5" in diameter each flowing about 800CFM of 1200F air. if i go in a front engine configuration the exhaust routing gets more complicated.

I've idly thought about making a turbine-electric hybrid just for fun and for the exhaust I'm thinking of using the venturi effect.

Route the exhaust under the car, increasing the cross sectional area while flattening out the pipe. Sandwich that between two heat shields which are perforated with hot rod louvers, smooth out and humps in. After a foot or so of louvers put louvers in the exhaust pipe, smooth in, humps out.

Between the increase in the cross sectional area and mixing the outside air with the exhaust, it should be plenty cool by the end of the pipes.

Add in some rake and low clearance side valances and you'll get a good boost in downforce too.

If that seems like too much, route the exhaust to a turbo or two, connect the outlet of the first side to an intercooler and then into the inlet of the second side  and you'll have an air cycle AC system like found in turbine powered aircraft.

Re: airplane powered car, with the correct engine this time.

i don't want to run the exhaust near the fuel tank at all. so it'll depend on the final vehicle i'm using. exiting at 1200F isn't an issue with correct aim.

the air cycle A/C is a great idea!

Re: airplane powered car, with the correct engine this time.

something else to compare. a torpedo heater generally has a discharge temperature around 500-600F and it's quite safe around people. a venturi to dilute the exhaust air down to 600F from 1200F should not be too difficult.

Re: airplane powered car, with the correct engine this time.

Make your own air cycle setup. Don't get one from an aircraft scrapper. They use bleed air which comes off the compressor and is only hot due to being squeezed. Putting hot exhaust into one would probably result in a short life. But plumbing your own with a turbo shouldn't be an issue as it won't have an issue with the exhaust heat.

You might also need to augment the exhaust with bleed air into the air cycle since the turbines have taken most of the energy mechanically from the exhaust. There will be plenty. A turbine only uses about 35% of the intake air for combustion.

Re: airplane powered car, with the correct engine this time.

i'll worry about that later. for now i'm still looking for a chassis. so far no word on the caddy sad

but honestly, the A/C thing is interesting maybe even for our other race car. plumbing a turbo is easy and since it's driver comforts, it should be budget exempt and in the rules. i wonder how much power a turbo would rob from a piston motor if the compressed air wasn't getting shoved into the motor?

also, i wonder if you could create enough cooled air from it to be effective with open windows on a warm june day?

Re: airplane powered car, with the correct engine this time.

You need a chassis? No problem, plenty of good candidates in your area!

Say, this 1969 Dodge D-100!
Or this '87 Cressida? Supra parts fit, you could add big brakes cheap!
Or, best of all, this 1957 Packard Clipper. Imagine a Turbine Packardbaker! You'd win every trophy we had on hand.

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Re: airplane powered car, with the correct engine this time.

If the CTS does not work out you could always buy this
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/3567253494.html
Pull the  1UZ-FE  for a future project......profit?

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16x Loser with the Celica. 5 times loser in other fine machines

Re: airplane powered car, with the correct engine this time.

Judge Phil wrote:

You need a chassis? No problem, plenty of good candidates in your area!

Say, this 1969 Dodge D-100!
Or this '87 Cressida? Supra parts fit, you could add big brakes cheap!
Or, best of all, this 1957 Packard Clipper. Imagine a Turbine Packardbaker! You'd win every trophy we had on hand.

you hate me, don't you?

" The engine will need rebuilt and I do not know the condition of the transmission. The pictures show it all together, but I have much of it taken apart now. I paid $1,000 for it and will not sell it for less."

that guy does not understand what happens when you buy something, let it sit in a barn and take half the shit apart, does he?

Re: airplane powered car, with the correct engine this time.

Or you could step in line and join the cheaty BMW crowd.

http://southbend.craigslist.org/cto/3562150619.html

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Re: airplane powered car, with the correct engine this time.

Or this one which should win by name alone
http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/cto/3555437605.html

Claims to still have the ultra rare Turbo V8.  Very few of these still have them since most people ripped them out because they didn't keep the jet fuel tank full which when empty the carbs would only open half way killing the power the engine should have had.   To the right person that engine would be worth more than what this person is asking for the car.

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Re: airplane powered car, with the correct engine this time.

that jetfire looks like an actual restoration candidate. i can;t beat that up. the packard looks mostly beyond that so i would not feel as bad about it.

the bmw is a candidate. i've found a newer one in the same price range. BMW's really drop in value as soon as anything is wrong with them.

another alternative would be to hang some sheetmetal or fiberglass on this chassis i've had sitting around for a while now. it owes 0$ in Lemons budget or otherwise so i've been waiting to use it for a super cheaty build. but maybe this is it:

http://frankensteinmotorworks.com/vette/c5-chassis.jpg

i bought it rolled over with drivetrain and sold the drivetrain for a smidge more than i bought the whole thing for.

Re: airplane powered car, with the correct engine this time.

Is that a C6 Corvette?

If you're willing to fab a butt-ton of sheet metal, I would suggest turning it into a Chinese Lambo.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstop … ghini.html

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Re: airplane powered car, with the correct engine this time.

it's a c5, but with all the bits missing, the c5 and c6 are identical.

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Re: airplane powered car, with the correct engine this time.

If it wasn't that you wanted to be able to drive it around without to much attention I would go the opposite of the chinese lambo and go minimalist on it.  Add enough sheet metal to make it Lemons legal and maybe a bit more just to make it look like a car, but keep it mostly bare.  Maybe some spoilers  for the racey feel.

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Re: airplane powered car, with the correct engine this time.

well, i came across a 1975 nova for $600. running but no brakes.

i think that's gonna work out smile

the c5 will get saved for another day.