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In Topic: Corvette Turbine by Testors

28 November 2011 - 03:41 PM

Just to be clear, do not confuse a turbocharged engine with a turbine engine. Those are two completely different things. A turbine engine is a gas turbine that drives the shaft i.e. a helicopter or an air compressor (jet) A turbocharger feeds compressed air to a regular reciprocating engine.
Automotive turbocharging has been around for decades, while turbine engines have never been more than experiments.
The only "production" turbine engine powered land vehicle that I know of is the Y2K motorcycle, powered by a Rolls Royce helicopter turbine.


In Topic: Corvette Turbine by Testors

27 November 2011 - 04:35 AM


IIRC, Granatelli's car was a '79 Corvette. It was done over a decade after the Indy race car so it was not really a test car, but an "oddity" of a custom car. I've never seen the kit in my hands, but I've seen pictures of the box. It seems to be a very crude representation of a turbine engine. Just a cylinder with a square vent on top. If you do a search on eBay for Testors corvette it may pop one or two. The kit itself is... well, nothing to write home about. It was related to Lindberg and USAirfix.


In Topic: Turbo 400 transmission?

13 November 2011 - 03:26 PM

Thanks everybody!
Kris, I just ordered 2....


In Topic: Hello gang!

12 November 2011 - 06:03 AM

Thanks gang! I'm getting a ZR1 kit to get things rolling.....