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BBC Snowblower- sorry if it's a repost

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mountainexplorer, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    I don't recall seeing this snowblower being posted before... but I could be wrong. Shouldn't be underpowered.

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    Really cool!

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    Even the infamous Alan isnt immune from the police.
     
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    Probably should be doing my hamlet, but CK5 is like a majillion times more interesting
     
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    Stop it guys:D
     
  7. mountainexplorer

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    Ok, so I musT have missed the first posting of it. But someone just sent it to me via e-mail.
     
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    I didnt see the first one! So you made me laugh :) if he has neighbors, they must hate him
     
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    Or invite him over to "show off" a little in their yard.;)
     
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    I'm guessing you meant SBC?
     
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    its a 454 on that beast
     
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    Ok, maybe I'm wrong, but it looks like siamesed exhaust ports on it. Maybe I'm just seeing it wrong? :confused:
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Then whats with the headers???
     
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    Ya, I may be wrong, because the rest of it looks like a BBC. Must be the way the headers are made...
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Yeah now that I look at it they just look like SBC...
     
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    must be a bitch to pull start that sucker.
     
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    For the man with everything - the V8 snowblower

    (link to this article)
    December 2, 2005 If you’re tired of anaemic, one-lung snowblowers with their slipping drive belts, you might consider Kai Grundt’s V8 snow blower which raises the bar on the traditional snow blower in every respect. With electric start, electric block heater, antifreeze heater and eight cylinders, it has no drive belts to freeze up and you’ll never get bored with the job as the 454 cubic inch big block Chevrolet V8 produces 412 horsepower, 430 foot pounds of torque and can throw snow 50 feet at just 3500 rpm. Nor will you get cold as the machine has been ingeniously designed to route the engine coolant through the handle bars, with the rear mounted, enclosed radiator keeping the operator nice and cosy.
    The first point to make is that this is not a V8 grafted on a traditional snow blower carriage but a purpose-built unit crafted around a motor of this magnitude. It functions very much like a traditional blower by way of operator input and feedback and offers effortless safe operation.
    Manouevering the massive beastie (it has a total wet weight of 912lbs) is a snack thanks to the hydraulic-drive 4WD skid steer on independent walking beams which offers a zero turning radius. It’s also as fast as you like, with an infinitely adjustable speed range on the drive wheels via dash mounted flow control. At the opposite end of the scale, it has more than enough torque to pull your car out of the ditch before the hydraulic motors stall!
    Adding to the well-balanced feel of the unit, just 15 pounds of down force on the handlebars will lift the auger blade off the ground in order to climb stairs/walkways for ease of snow removal. Safety has and continues to be paramount with spring return to centre "fail safe" type directional controls with emergency stop and tether cords.
    Safety is one of the key theme, with a flashing blue light (as required by law in many areas) being the least of the safety features. No-one will fail to hear you with those twin throaty exhausts, which come standard with 92 decibels at the controls, though if the rhumba of a V8 exhaust is music to your ears, you can obviously go much louder. Evan at the standard baffling, hearing protection is strongly suggested.
    The powerful yard machine lights and a dashboard with backlit gauges complete the package to ease the burden of this normally reviled task
    The custom 42 inch, two stage auger has a Chevrolet 10 bolt truck differential with spool and a centrifugal auger clutch with shear pin protection, further adding to the image of this “automotive theme blower.” As each unit is cutom-built, optional extras for the snowblower are both diverse and outrageous as the base unit – there is unlimited auger choices from single to multi stage designs and various motor combinations to suit the religious preferences of the customer (Chevy, Dodge Hemi, Ford) and such exotica as a V-10 or a diesel engine or remote starting can be accommodated.
    And if, after a while, you feel you’ve outgrown the 400 horses, this particular engine is well catered for in the performance modification area, with Lunati camshaft, Milodon Gear drive, Holley and Edelbrock components to name a few, and there’s always the fuel injection option too, if you feel you need to throw the snow out of the county or ensure your seat in the “neighborhood blower blingster hall of fame."
    The V8 Snowblowers site can be found here, and if you’re interested in purchasing one of them, drop Sale Manager Kerry Phibbs an email.
     
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    OK guys, whos gonna be the first to throw in a 14 bolt with a Detroit into one of these things? :haha:
     

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