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Yanky Iron Fix II 29 Sep 2013 07:32 #127042

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Twaz there any need to lok the
TODAYS YANKY IRON FIX
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we were all good boys
jist a fu differd with interpretation on the subject
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Here U go JotS

Chuck Connors as The RifleMan
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In the 1950[ch8242]s Boeing installed a turbine engine in a Kenworth truck and put it into service
with a freight hauling company. The engine weighed about 200lbs, 2800lbs LESS than the
diesel it replaced. It worked well for a couple of years but it had one draw back, fuel economy.
It literally got 1.5mpg! Diesels of the day would average 4mpg, a colossal leap. This was one
neat experiment that we knew nothing about!

The above lifted from D WEB for your educational purposes only
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OF ALL THE THINGS EYE MISS ................. EYE MISS MY MIND THE MOST

There's more WORTH in KENWORTH

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Re: Yanky Iron Fix II 29 Sep 2013 07:49 #127043

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One wonders with modern? technology why or if this concept has not been revisited.
Look at the advancement of engines in the Kero kites.

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Re: Yanky Iron Fix II 29 Sep 2013 08:54 #127044

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One wonders with modern? technology why or if this concept has not been revisited.
Look at the advancement of engines in the Kero kites.



its been rehashed a few times since!!!!!

ihc had a go in 68 with a modified coe transtar
called the turbostar

ford had a try around the same time

and mack not that long ago!!!


all suffered the same problems high fuel consumption and extreme exhaust temps

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Re: Yanky Iron Fix II 29 Sep 2013 11:37 #127045

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Very neat article swishy love the pics ,I know Chrysler had a play with a fleet of there Chrysler turbine cars in the 60s I think poor economy was there downfall to :)

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Re: Yanky Iron Fix II 29 Sep 2013 19:24 #127047

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Re: Yanky Iron Fix II 29 Sep 2013 21:29 #127048

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Maybe some of you old blokes know these girls /rivets ;D :D.

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Re: Yanky Iron Fix II 29 Sep 2013 21:31 #127049

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....jeez angle, that's interesting....one jigger with a bunk, and the other one without....and how's the gaping holes in the West Coast bonnet just to let the heat out :o :o 8-) 8-)

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Re: Yanky Iron Fix II 29 Sep 2013 21:39 #127050

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Trick photography D, Just to throw you rivet counters off ;D ;D ;D ;)

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Re: Yanky Iron Fix II 01 Oct 2013 21:08 #127051

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Well looks like I have been heavily out voted and will have to turn my allegance to Volvos...
Sorry Binder but I will have to back out of the deal with the N-series,as you know from another forum Grenfel I have a habit of backing out of deals... And the reason is that I have got on to a G-88,I've measured it up and worked out I can fit a spare engine I have here and also a wide radiator to suit which I thought was a larger capacity than standard but as I've learned on this forum I was wrong...
I have noticed some of my posts here have been disappearing???? James.

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