On or around Fri, 24 Jun 2005 13:03:58 +0100, Steve Taylor
<email@example.com> enlightened us thusly:
>> I was visiting Bell equipment yesterday. These guys make 50ton articulated
>> dump trucks amongst others, that are badged as either Hitachi, Bell or
>> Deere. Apparently one went up a close to 1:1 grade with a full load that a
>> landcruiser couldn't get up. (I know I am sure that a landy would have made
>101FCs could do 60 degrees (1.7:1) on a dry concrete slope I think - I
>don't know if that was loaded or not !
'ere, now speaking of 101s - a scheme came to me in a flash of insanity or
inspiration this morning.
Bolt 2 TDi engines together, you get a 5-litre straight-8 TDi. Considering
the amount of space in front of the rad in the 101, d'you reckon it'd fit?
OK, 's not quite that simple - you'd need some form of mod to the rear
crankshaft in order to drive though the front end of it, and it has to be
possible that the back end of the rear crank would not be strong enough,
although I rather doubt that.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.fsnet.co.uk
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