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Detroit Devil 13 Apr 2014 22:02 #140880

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Re: Detroit Devil 14 Apr 2014 19:27 #140881

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some lovely old bangers there, thanks for posting.
At the right hand side of your photo bucket just click the image code and paste it in your post... ;)


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Re: Detroit Devil 14 Apr 2014 21:10 #140882

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Greetings from overlander. I'm recently new as a member after seeing the model of the Detroit Devil. Another member also asked for a photo of Mcdonald's Autocar, hence my first post. I enlisted the help of the wheelchock to scan the photos and she did good but i would have liked to introduce myself before she clicked on post. Anyways, Schrapel's Traders had the Kw-k from new and no doubt traded it on one of the many Kenworths they ran when operating. When Tyrone Malone challenged Australia to beat him, Detroit Engine & Turbine Co with the help of Mr Mcdonald schemed they could, and did. The 12V71T was tricked up by the 'supertuners' with the help of the then Australia Detroit manager. Not a lot of media coverage after Bruce humiliated Tyrone. Afterwards the Kw-K returned to working and the 12V71T was built into a generator set which went to Brisbane. Oh yeah, the supertuners had an electric solenoid on the governor top preventing full fuel at stall as the Allison is only good for 600hp at stall. When the Allison shifted into 2nd lockup, the solenoid on the governor was told to cut loose and allow full fuel- from memory I think the supertuners milked a 100hp per pot and i was told Detroit America started phoning Detroit Adelaide hoping to learn how they shamed Tyrone malone.
I'll post some more pics of other topic interests when the wheelchock is happy to help.

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Re: Detroit Devil 15 Apr 2014 09:48 #140883

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Great stuff, overlander, and welcome to the forum!
Give that wheelchock another beer and get them pictures up..
I never knew about the Tyrone Malone thing, funny eh?
And don't hold back with YOUR stories too, eh?
Thanks again,
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Re: Detroit Devil 15 Apr 2014 12:03 #140884

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Re: Detroit Devil 15 Apr 2014 20:02 #140885

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Probly gunna upset someone here but my memory reminds me that Superboss gave the Devil a one second start there at Calder...that's a bit of an advantage.
Bet Tyrone was spewing on the handicapper... :D

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Re: Detroit Devil 15 Apr 2014 20:08 #140886

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Great work Guys.
I had mentioned that truck and the accomplishment to a few (younger) blokes over the years and generally get a blank stare.
Serious feat though and do know one of the mechanics who worked on it, which I only found out while having a random conversation with him whilst having a truck serviced several years ago.
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Re: Detroit Devil 15 Apr 2014 20:12 #140887

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While looking elsewhere about this, found this which may be related.(another contender)
www.gregwapling.com/hotrod/land-speed-ra...altzing-matilda.html

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Re: Detroit Devil 15 Apr 2014 20:33 #140888

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Re: Detroit Devil 15 Apr 2014 20:54 #140889

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...Bruce or Scooter may be able to throw up the lift out article out of Truckin' Life, which was way back in the day.... 8-) 8-)

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