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choo choo wheels
a kit to dress up an automobile to look similar to a steam locomotive
I would like to have a kit that I could bolt onto the rear wheels of my car that would add a connecting rod, crosshead, piston rod and cylinder.
This could be done by welding a fake cylinder and crosshead to the side of the car, and attaching the connecting rod to one of the wheel lugs. For added
fun a piston could be installed into the cylinder with suitable valve action, and this could be used to make a nice chuffing sound.
I suppose the system would have to be balanced, and I'm guessing at some speed it would all fly apart, it would add drag and waste fuel, and I suppose you would end up not being able to open whatever doors this sillines was welded to, but gosh, wouldn't it look nice?
Walschaerts valve gear
[BJS, Aug 30 2006]
||What kind of car do you have?
||Hi, I'm a bit of a hillbilly, so I've got lots of cars laying about my yard. The car I'm most fond of but drive the least is a 1974 Chevy Nova. I have a 1987 Pontiac Grand Am 4 door I drive to work, a 1990 Nissan Pathfinder, a 1993 Dodge Caravan, and a 1986 Olds Calais I've turned into a tractor.