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Old 09-13-2017, 02:58 AM   #256
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Yes, the swirl cage is a shaped concrete cage with curved walls, having small steel sliding windows around the periphery. These windows, many many feet below the surface, hold back the whole damn lake. When they open the water enters at an angle with great force, driving the vertical water turbine and the generator above it. If those widows opened when you were in there, even without a turbine in place, you wouldn't stand a snowball's chance it hell.
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:45 PM   #257
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I have no idea but suspect homemade...
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:54 PM   #258
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I found it, not homemade, it's a 1901 Slinger. Was 5 hp, one gear, 35mph. Copper radiator around the cylinder.
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Old 09-15-2017, 07:29 AM   #259
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That is pretty cool.

There are loads of interesting designs out there for toys and tools that simply lacked lightweight motors... Maybe I should just build an aircraft.
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Old 09-23-2017, 12:51 AM   #260
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Pratt & Whitney WW II engine and a cutaway.
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Old 09-23-2017, 03:50 PM   #261
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WW II engine
An engine of war?
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Old 09-26-2017, 12:18 AM   #262
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Back in the day they had to train mechanics to service a tremendous variety of cars, when many of the students had never driven a car.
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Old 10-01-2017, 10:41 PM   #263
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Even Sears had stuff for the Model T...
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Old 10-03-2017, 02:03 PM   #264
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Early snow machine, the handle bars are fixed, just to hang on to.
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Old 10-03-2017, 03:34 PM   #265
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Somebody done flipped dey treadmill.
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:48 PM   #266
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Ruben Vinylos of Argentina built this incredible 1924 Model T Roadster Pickup in 1:5 scale.
He made all the parts from raw stock... and it runs.

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Old 10-09-2017, 07:17 AM   #267
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It even sounds scale. That is cool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iQW_FQpdvc
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:59 AM   #268
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Ha ha, a sliderule, period perfect.
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Old 10-24-2017, 06:17 PM   #269
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Cheap and easy way to increase compression, screw a plate to the piston.
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:58 PM   #270
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Not surprising this didn't take off...
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