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03-25-2005, 04:33 PM
Found this on our local auction site, good deal or what? What were they fitted to when new.?


I put a bid on it , but sombody wants it more than me.

03-25-2005, 05:28 PM
They cost $68,000 in the late 1940's, so $6,000 is a good buy if you need it for a land speed record attempt or a VERY fast jet boat (hydroplane).

They were used in the:
Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket
Douglas F3D Skyknight
Douglas X-3 Stiletto
Lockheed P2V Neptune
McDonnell XF-85 Goblin

They were also tried in other airframes.

Barry Milton

03-25-2005, 08:01 PM
I always wanted one for my backyard so I could properly terrorize my neighbours.

03-26-2005, 05:01 AM
I wonder if that would fit on my 74 AMC Gremblin???

Naaaa....and with today's fuel prices, might be a mistake. I here those things are fairly thirsty (sort of.....).


Dave Opincarne
03-26-2005, 06:37 AM
Hook it up to a welder/generator for welding 3" plate in a single pass http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Dave Opincarne
03-26-2005, 06:38 AM
But don't let 3Ph see it, he'll try to make a death cart.

Your Old Dog
03-26-2005, 08:09 AM
Just a question of who gets to it first. Jessie James of TV fame or CCWKen for his driveway road grader! Run that baby up after every rain to touch up the driveway and you'd have the neighbors praying for drought!

03-26-2005, 01:30 PM
Back in 1967 this guy used a similar single cylinder "motor"..............

Got into the record books twice: http://www.petersen.org/images/exhibitimages/Art-Arfons-Green-Monster.jpg