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choo choo wheels

a kit to dress up an automobile to look similar to a steam locomotive
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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?

Crackpot, Aug 29 2006

Walschaerts valve gear http://en.wikipedia...schaerts_valve_gear
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       What kind of car do you have?
BJS, Aug 30 2006
  

       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.
Crackpot, Aug 30 2006
  
      
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