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Re: OT/ no replacement for displacement??
[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] That's a great picture of the Ford NAA engine; the best look at one that I've ever had. Yes, some of the Sherman's did have diesel engines, Caterpillars and also TWIN 6-71 Jimmy Diesels. Did you know that the Ford Foundry was so darn good at what they did that they actually knocked pounds off engines because they had such good control over the cores? If Ford cast the engine and others did too, the Fords were often lighter because of the uniformity. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] A friend has a STUART TANK, an M3, a light reconissance and infantry support tank. His tank has twin flathead Caddillac engines, each engine has a hydramatic transmission with twin drivelines going forward to the dual-input tranny. I personally got the turret on that Stuart unstuck with WD-40 and a lot of patience. The tank had been sitting for years as part of the Portugese Army. It weighs 19 tons. When he got the tank he advertised in the newspaper for WWII tank mechanics to assist us because we weren't sure how to take the tank apart to get the engines out.....one was froze up.....the day after the ad came out we had several guys from every Theater of Operations show up to show us what to do. It was a great experience to work with those guys and to hear their stories about z'war. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]