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homemade tank

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by PeteH, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. PeteH

    PeteH 1/2 ton status

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    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    F*CKING AWSOME!!! :bow: :bow:
     
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    Looks like a blast. Too bad the web sight for the guys that made it won't work.
     
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    That popped up about a year ago I think. Had me dreaming of tracks for a while. There use to be two videos that were a lot longer.
     
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    Man that thing looks like it has a pretty hairy engine in it. I wouldn't like the load transfer on take off though. It would be like driving a boat, only a tree could be in the way......
     
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    I wonder how you could fix that though?
     
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    Uhm, drive slower? Obviously he's going balls to the wall.
     
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    But that is no fun!

    I mean something like an anti-roll bar, but longitudenally (sp?). I don't know.
     
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    that Really blew me away the first 20 times i saw it...;)
     
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    Especially 3 yrs ago.... :wink1:

    427 cid if memory serves me right...
     
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    Pardon me...:haha:

    ...sorry dudes... didnt realize it was a repost...i tried to search for it before hand...
     
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    yeah it was a supercharged 427 smallblock chevy ls1, I think I know what your talking about, maybe a gyro that would control weight transfer between the front and rear, but I am thinking the only thing that would control that would be some kind of suspension that can load up, or just lay off the throttle from a dead stop.

    Remington
     
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    Wasn't really home made. They were trying to sell them as a business.
     
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    I would not call it a tank. There is not turret just a tracked vehicle:D

    Ira
     
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    Try not to take it personally... ;)
     
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    That is the "Ripsaw I" as was pointed out to me on another website. Here is the link for more video of it. I would love to drive that for a day.

    http://howeandhowe.com/videos.htm

    Ripsaw I
    12" if suspension travel
    650 HP
    Custom lightweight tracks
    top speed of 80mph
    0-50 in 3.5 seconds
    human, remote, & computor control

    Ripsaw II

    Dual 1500HP Big Blocks
    38" of torsion bar suspension travel
    10' Tall
    10' Wide
    25' Tall
    42" of ground clearance
    power to weight ration 3.3lbs/Hp
    Human control/fly by wire
     

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