Fall is here and the drag engines are coming in for freshening and all. Needless to say, all the client's free cash is not being spent until Tax returns hit the mail so I am starting my project that has been a "to-do" for a while but I am in need of some subject matter experts or someone who has military or civilian turbine engine experience. I started this last year and it's been in the corner of one of the buildings. I am building a golf cart with a small turbine engine from an GSU/Huffer and I am not at all familiar with this platform. I totally understand the dangers involved. I want to convert from shaft drive to thrust with afterburner for show only (This is not the cart that pulls my dragster around from the pits and shutdown lane!) It will be painted and marked up identical to my puller but only powered by a rear mounted small turbine (Sun Solar or similar powerplant) This will not be shot down the track it's for show only(fire show and noise, minimal forward propulsion). I am pulling the engine and fuel tank to make room for the batteries and fuel cell and pumps. I will be putting Wilwood brakes on all four wheels and a weight box in front as well as a spare halon system from one of my wrecked cars (A few died this season) I will be fabricating the mounts out of moly and box tube (I have a good chassis welder- she is one of the best I have seen) That part is tackled. The engine is not. I have sources on buying the engine but do any of you have suggestions on where to look for a "how to" on the operation and thrust conversion for this doohickey? I saw some bar stool with a jet engine but the owner was a total prick and would not help. My friend who raced jet dragsters passed away last year and I am full of inspiration but I don't want to make an IED on accident. I will also be building a test stand for this. I see them on several projects via Google but no info. Any clues gents? Also any resources on finding a cheaper powerplant would be appreciated----- Iggy- see any at auction?
All the best,
Fraser Competition Engines Chicago, IL.