Banks Top Diesel Dragster: NHRDA Nationals
On March 6th, 2010 the Banks crew tested out the rail's new "Stroker" 427
cu. in., twin-turbo 7.0L Duramax engine
at the NHRDA Nationals in Wittmann, Arizona. The numbers for this trip out
were 7.670 @173.54. We were a little faster back in April 2009 when we ran 7.17 @
181.08. We've also run a best trap speed of 190MPH with the car on a
separate test session. All those runs were with our twin-turbo'd Duramax, and now we're getting set to hit
the track with a supercharged configuration. Stay tuned for that! More info
Rat Rod 4x4 build
1935 4x4 project air ride from 0 to +12 tires are 44 inch on the back 39
front Dana 5.13 gear back front 4.56 4L80E tranz LS Engine
This is as work is in process....
1960 Peterbilt Hotrod Truck called Piss'd Off Pete
While I was at SEMA 2009 a captured a video of Piss'd Off Pete's engine
being revved up in front of a huge SEMA crowd just down from the
This is Jay Leno's 1960 chopped Peterbilt with a 852ci two-stroke Detroit
Diesel twin-supercharged V12 mated to an Allison 4-speed automatic
transmission from a Greyhound bus. The engine produces 500 horsepower and nearly 1000
lb-ft torque with a red line of just 2,800 rpm. Built by the Blastolene
See more pictures at www.autogeekonline.net
Rat Rod vs Lamborghini Aventador! Roadkill Episode 5
On this episode of Roadkill, HOT ROD's David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan
spend 24 crazy hours with a 1930 Model A Rat Rod and a 2012 Lamborghini
Aventador to find out which wildly impractical, larger-than-life car
attracts the most attention.
Roadkill appears every fourth Friday on the new Motor Trend channel.
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Turbo torquing cowboy!
A log hauling gear smasher shows us how to syncro a gearbox and gives a
hint on some of the work he has done under the bonnet... got diesel smoke?
welderup tv promo piece featuring the diesel rod,powered by a twin turbo Cummins diesel motor 12 valve.
Greg Baum's 1919 Willy's T, Rat Rod
Greg has designed a setup to shoot flames from his zoomie pipes! Pretty
Cool! Taken at the 2007 Kenny's Rod Shop Customer Appreciation Day; Boise
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Rum Runner Rat Rod 47 Chev
"The Rum Runner" 1947 Chev 1 ton I chopped the roof 6" and channelled the
cab 4" and lowered the frame 10". It has a 350 stroker, Offenhauser high
rise, twin 500-CFM Edlebrock carb's a Stage II 700-R4 Transmission with
a Ford-9" rear differential. The truck hauled grain in Saskatchewan for 45
year's, it now haul's ass in Alberta!!!
Starting the 1909 Blitzen-Benz, UNEDITED, @ Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
The Blitzen-Benz was purpose built to do just one thing, to break speed
records (not racing), and it did repeatedly from 1909 through 1911.
(Edited version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga2HtUHzUuw )
Its speed of 228.1km/h (141.73mph) on April 23rd, 1911, driven by Bob
Burman at Daytona Beach, stood as a record until 1919. Twice the speed of
the fastest airplane, (12 April, 1911, Alfred Leblanc @
69.442mph/111.801kph in a Blériot Blériot) and even shattering the record
speed of 210km/h set by a locomotive in 1903.
This record was not even officially broken in an airplane until 1920!
Of the six originally built, this is one of only two that exist today, and
is displayed at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.
While the extended and nuanced effort required to start the Blitzen-Benz on
a cool coastal morning can try the patience of some viewers, its historical
significance and ground-breaking engineering brilliance still place it
amongst the greatest motor-vehicle achievements of all time, and the dozens
witnessing this effort felt it was one of the highlights of many great
moments at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011.
Here's a great collection of vintage and modern images of the Blitzen-Benz
and other historic speed record contenders:
displacement 21500 cc / 1312.0 in³
bore 185 mm / 7.28 in
stroke 200 mm / 7.87 in
power 149.1 kw / 200 bhp @ 1600 rpm
specific output 9.3 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 137.93 bhp per tonne
GSXR Powered VW Bug HotRod
Check out this crazy creation from the minds of Hudlow Axle in Georgia.
They made a Hot Rod VW Bug with a GSXR 1000 Motor! This thing rips. It uses
air bag suspension, custom 2wd cherokee front axle, sidekick rear axle, and
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