The new Zealander has built a hot-rod Ford Model A with a 27-litre V12 from the tank

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The new Zealander has built a hot-rod Ford Model A with a 27-litre V12 from the tank

New Zealander Russell Lowe, who owns The Toy workshop Shed in Rotorua, built a hot-rod engine from the British Centurion tank. The basis of the car lay frame from pick-up Ford F-250.

The creation of Lowe – is a Chimera frame from Ford Bonus F-250 1949 body Ford Model A and V12 Rover Meteor engine from a British Centurion tank. Unit with a volume of 27 liters with the addition of two carburetors Dominator and drive 16-71 supercharger with a pressure of six bar. In total, the engine produces 1,000 to 1,200 horsepower. Nine inch traction at the rear axle is supplied via dual band and automatic Powerglide planetary gear from the truck DAF.

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Tank “centurion” stood by the army of the United Kingdom, c 1945 to 1962 and was the basis of tank Park of the UK until the mid-1960s. the First combat use of “Centurion” took place in the Korean war in 1950. 52-ton tank was equipped with a diesel V12 Rolls-Royce Meteor (aka Rover Meteor) with a volume of 27 liters. The capacity of the unit amounted to 600-650 horsepower. The Israeli armed forces had “Centurions” of 750 HP Continental diesel.

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