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Monster Garage - 2004 Panoz Esperante The Flying Car
Monster Garage - 2004 Panoz Esperante The Flying Car


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Monster Garage 1986 International Armored Truck Dunk Tank

Monster Garage 1986 International Armored Truck Dunk Tank
6,500.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage 1986 International Armored Truck Dunk Tank 6,500 LotNumber 63 Summary Any robber trying to break into this money-hauling armored truck will end up all wet. This splash sensation can hold over 7,000 pounds of water in its customized dunk tank. Sold on a Bill of Sale only. Special conditions apply. Description Jesse and his team turned a money-hauling armored truck into a crowd-pleasing mobile dunk tank complete with hydraulic doors and a power seat-trigger mechanism. Sounds easy enough for Monster Garage, right? Well, not when you consider the watertight requirements, on-the-fly design changes, budget issues, miscommunication and a late-week injury that made this undertaking anything but a slam dunk. The team cut the roof out in two sections for the tank, ladder and dunk seat. And cut two side holes on truck to install windows. They also reinforced the framing underneath and welded a new floor for the tank to sustain the weight of the acrylic and water. The hydraulics for the rear door and the roof of the truck are controlled in the cab by a series of levers. Keeping the tank watertight proved to be a bigger task than anticipated. There were leak problems with the tank due to the sealant no having enough time to set, but the "Special Scottie Welds" from Scottie, Larry and Wayde. Helped make the tank, watertight. THE DESIGNERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Wayde King, acrylic tank manufacturer, Las Vegas, NV, Harry Sze, transportation design student, Chino Hills, CA, and Mark Willett, carnival supply company manager and fabricator, Long Beach, CA. THE BUILDERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Larry Archuleta, armored car designer and fabricator, Roy, UT, Scottie Chapman, welder and fabricator, Oakland, CA, Wayde King, acrylic tank manufacturer, Las Vegas, NV, Christian Ristow, effects and animatronics specialist, Los Angeles, CA, and Mark Willett, carnival supply company manager and fabricator, Long Beach, CA. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: Tank: 57.5", without tires: 72" and with tires: 100"; Width: Tank: 75"/ 93"; Length: 57.5"/ 210"; Weight: 13,716 pounds empty/ 21,000 pounds full. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: Neoprene to line the acrylic sheets to keep the water in, and special washers on the acrylic sheets. Had to use the armored truck's cylinoids instead of new ones because of budget constraints. Kept having to get new batteries because the truck used up so much juice.
by Douglas

1990 FORD MUSTANG LAWN MOWER FROM MONSTER GARAGE

1990 FORD MUSTANG LAWN MOWER FROM MONSTER GARAGE
30,000.00 USD
1990 FORD MUSTANG LAWN MOWER FROM MONSTER GARAGE $30,000 Stock: 13070 Mileage: 99999 Engine Size: 5.0 LITER V-8 AND A 10HP BRIGGS Transmission: AUTOMATIC Exterior Color: GREEN METALLIC Interior Color: RED AND GREEN Vin: 1FACP45E8LF207358 MONSTER, MONSTER GARAGE! WORLDS FASTEST LAWN MOWER, CUT GRASS AT OVER 100 MPH! THIS IS THE ACTUAL MUSTANG MOWER, NICKNAMED SWITCHBLADE THAT WAS BUILT BY JESSE JAMES AND HIS GANG ON THE VERY FIRST EPISODE OF MONSTER GARAGE. THIS IS THE MOST FAMOUS OF ALL THE CARS BUILT DURING THE LIFE OF THE SHOW, IT HAD ALL KINDS OF TOYS AND MERCHANDISE BASED OFF OF IT INCLUDING DIE-CAST MODELS, MATCHBOX TOYS, T-SHIRTS, BOOKS AND MORE! THE PALLET WAS A 90 MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE THAT RECEIVED A CUSTOM METALLIC GREEN PAINT JOB, 20 INCH WIRE WHEELS, CUSTOM INTERIOR, FLAME THROWING EXHAUST STACKS, CHROME PLATED, DOOR MOUNTED, FAUX CUTTING BLADES. ALSO A RETRACTING MOWER DECK LOCATED IN THE TRUNK POWERED BY A 10 HP BRIGGS AND STRATTON ENGINE! SINCE THE MUSEUM HAD PURCHASED IT, THE CAR WAS ENHANCED IN DETAIL AND QUALITY TO BE USED AS AN ATTENTION GETTING SHOW PIECE, AND A SHOW STOPPER IT IS! EVERYONE REMEMBERS THIS CAR. RECENTLY IT WAS USED AS PART OF OUR DISPLAY AT THE MILWAUKEE AUTO SHOW, WHICH WE RECEIVED THE CHAIRMANíS AWARD FOR BEST DISPLAY! IT IS A MEDIA AND PUBLIC MAGNET! IF YOU WANT TO DRAW PEOPLE TO YOUR BUSINESS OR EVENT, THIS CAR WILL DO THE JOB! OR ELSE USE IT AS A DARE TO BE DIFFERENT SHOW CAR, EVERYONE LOVES HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITIES! Offered For Sale By: Volo Auto Museum 27582 Volo VIllage Road Volo, IL 60073 Phone: 815-385-8408 Email: sales@www.volocars.com Website: www.volocars.com
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Monster Garage 2004 Panoz Esperante The Flying Car

Monster Garage 2004 Panoz Esperante The Flying Car
45,000.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage 2004 Panoz Esperante The Flying Car 45,000 LotNumber 1264 Ever since "Monster Garage" premiered on Discovery Channel in June 2002, Jesse James led teams to build vehicles that make beer, do wheelies, shake trees, even transport gorillas. But all the while, Jesse was turning his thoughts and his dreams to the sky. Everyone said he couldn't do it, and the lawyers begged him not to do it, but Jesse James and his 9 man team managed to take a $100,000 Panoz Esperante sports car and create an airborne vehicle whose first flight matched the success of the Wright Brothers'. After the team tore out the Panoz's plush interior to make room for a roll cage, installed a used propeller engine in the trunk, mounted 36' handmade wings to the car's exact center and secured a rear tail with a 15" fuselage, the flying car was taken to Kitty Hawk, NC, home of the Wright Brothers' first flight. Under the power of the original Panoz engine, Jesse taxied the flying car onto the runway, started the propeller engine and, after hitting 80mph, guided the automobile off the ground for 280 feet, landing safely without even a scratch to the Red Baron paint job. THE DESIGNERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Fireball Tim, artist and car designer, Malibu, CA, Dan Panoz, founder and owner, Panoz Auto Development Company, Braselton, GA, Ed Sweeney, aircraft mechanic, Black Forest, CO, and Neal Willford, engineer, new product development, Cessna Aviation, Andover, KS. THE BUILDERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Jason Barnes, vehicle engineer, Panoz Auto Development Company, Flowery Branch, GA, Niclas Jancic, Panoz Auto expert, GA, Mark Palmer, aircraft-design engineer, Peru, KS, Ronnie Powers, airplane builder and owner, Atlanta Air Salvage, Griffith, GA, Johan Ragnarsson, custom-car builder, Beuford, GA, Chris Rusch, fabricator, Two Rivers, WI, Andre Stowe, welder and metal-shop owner, San Diego, CA, Ed Sweeney, aircraft mechanic, Black Forest, CO, JD Terry, avionics/electrical engineer, Cessna Aviation, Wichita, KS, and Neal Willford, aircraft engineer, Cessna Aviation, Andover, KS. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 80"; Width: 38'; Length With Parts Extended: 26'; Ground Clearance: 2.5".
by Douglas

Monster Garage Custom "Jet Boat Car"

Monster Garage Custom "Jet Boat Car"
9,000.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage Custom "Jet Boat Car" 9,000 LotNumber 72 Year 2004 CarMake ULTRA CarModel SHADOW PICKLE-FORK Summary Hardly a fish-out-of-water, this Pickle-Fork jet boat turned Hot Rod is sure to make a splash. Description Why turn a pickle-fork jet boat into a one-of-a-kind Hot Rod created from boat, car and even helicopter components? Because it's wrong. The biggest challenge to face the team on this build was mounting the body to the chassis as it had to be tailored to the body specs before they were joined. Confusion sank in during the build, when the team kept confusing the car with a boat. With this body, who could blame them? The sleek and smooth design seems to coast over the track, like most boats cross the ocean. Monster Garage designer, Mike Desmond made his building debut with this car. Out of all of the builds, he likes this one the most. "No doubt, the Jet Boat Car's my favorite: It's pure, and its natural beauty comes from functional fluid dynamics - it's like a fish outta water. Plus, the only real time we ever get to see the bottom of a boat is when something's gone terribly wrong." THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Mike Desmond, graphic artist and custom-car designer, Madmachines, Long Beach, CA, Pippa Garner, artist, Santa Fe, NM, Tim McNees, racecar builder and fabricator, Salt Lake City, UT, Howard Murray, gas-turbine boat builder, Inisfil, Ontario, Canada, Brandon Smisek, 3-D designer/clay modeler, Santa Ana, CA, and John West, boat builder and owner, Ultra Custom Boats, El Cajon, CA. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 48"; Width: 81"; Length: 19'; Ground Clearance: 3.5"; Weight: 2,650 pounds. Gel Coating: Ultra Custom Boats, El Cajon, CA. Special Welds: Special welds were formed on the frame and chassis (created from steel tubing), the rigid rear end, the motor mounts and the roll cage. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: Includes a horizontal helicopter stabilizer, a transmission from the Remote-Control Dirt-Track Racer, a radiator and rear disc brakes. Body Modifications: The team inverted the boat body and added front-wheel blisters, a cockpit cowl and rear-wheel flares.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1999 Reynard Racecar Streetline Painter

Monster Garage 1999 Reynard Racecar Streetline Painter
15,000.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage 1999 Reynard Racecar Streetline Painter 15,000 LotNumber 1536.1 For anyone who's ever gotten stuck in traffic behind a work truck crawling along, may we present Jesse's latest attempt to create the fastest (fill-in-the-blank here) ever: turning a 1999 Champ Car into the world's swiftest street painter. The team created and customized a rear frame section that was designed to fit within the body of the Champ Car. This proved a difficult task according to team member John Gregory of Gregory Racing Fabrications. "Making the rear frame section and fastening it to the tub of the Champ Car. Because these cars don't have a chassis we had to start from scratch. I thought it would be very hard to do in the time we had to do it." For Jesse and his team, the biggest challenge was constructing a frame for the Champ Car and fastening it to a carbon-fiber tub capable of holding a Ford motor, a B&M transmission and a dragster differential. Another challenge was mounting a sizeable airless paint pump to the car. THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, John Buttera, racecar builder and toy maker, Kenosha, WI, Gavin Diehl, heavy-equipment mechanic, San Jose, CA, Clyde Foss, street-line painter and owner, Four S, Long Beach, CA, John Gregory, fabricator and owner, Gregory Racing Fabrications and Racetronics, Nazareth, PA, Paul Gentilozzi, racecar driver and Champ Car team owner, Lansing, MI, Tony Giaccone, welder and fabricator, California Hot Rod/MRL Industries, Jamestown, CA, and Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, CA. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 32" (56" with paint system); Width: 78.5"; Length: 199"; Length With Parts Extended: 216"; Ground Clearance: 2"; Weight: 2,450 pounds; Artist: Nick Garfias, designer, Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design. Hydraulics: The team used a hydraulic pump to power an airless spray system. Special Welds: Special welds were required to create a frame linking the engine, transmission and differential. In addition, TIG welds were used on the water inlets and radiator. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: Includes an ignition system, radiator, remote water pump, switches, hoses, front-pedal assembly and wire harness.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1997 Ford F-150 Truck Nut-Shaker

Monster Garage 1997 Ford F-150 Truck Nut-Shaker
8,500.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage 1997 Ford F-150 Truck Nut-Shaker 8,500 LotNumber 61 Summary This tough Ford F-150, complete with a 800-pound shaker head from Orchard Machinery Corporation, is sure to leave the trees shaken in their roots - literally. Sold on a Bill of Sale only. Special conditions apply. Description Monster Garage do something strange and obscure!? Never! Okay so we lied. Jesse took a 1997 Ford F-150 and monsterized it into a tree shaker. Using a hydraulically powered clamp and rotating mass device, this harvesting device latches onto a tree, shakes vigorously, then collects the falling nuts in an umbrella, all without damaging the tree. Able to shake up to three trees a minute, this machine has revolutionized the agricultural industry. The main component of this build was an 800 lb hydraulically powered shaker head, custom-made for Monster Garage by Orchard Machinery Corporation. The team removed the bed so the head could be mounted directly onto the truck's rear frame. To hold the 800 lb device, the team reinforced the pickup's frame with steel and created a 4-link suspension system, which included 2,500 lb air bags. As directed by Jesse, the team went on to build a canopy to catch the falling nuts (and fruit) from the tree as well as a conveyer belt to take the captured produce to a hopper. The finished tree shaker became one of the most successful builds in Monster Garage history. The biggest challenge was: running the hydraulic pump off the engine and constructing the conveyer belt and nut-catcher structure. THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Russ Angold, agricultural engineer, San Luis Obispo, CA, Tim Beghoefer, hydraulics technician/ journeyman mechanic, Milwaukee, WI, Mike Pittinger, mechanical engineer/underwater welder, Baltimore, MD, Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, CA, Dan Robinson, farm equipment repairman/welder, Omaha, NE, and Ralph Westerhoff, service manager, Orchard Machinery Corporation, Tulare, CA. VEHICLE SPECS: Engine: 4.2L V6 split port intake; Transmission: 5-speed; Rear Axle: 3.08; Steering: power; Front Suspension: 2500 coil replaced with air bags; Rear Suspension: leaf springs replaced with 4-link suspension; Brakes: power; Tires: 23" wheels by Alba Wheels; Wheels: Toyo Tires. Paint: House of Kolor Dark Teal Pearl Shimeron with wood-grain flames. Height: 7.5'; Width: 8'; Width With Parts Extended: 10.5'; Length: 21'; Length With Parts Extended: 21'; Ground Clearance: 1.5' MONSTER SPECS: Hydraulics: 2,500 lb Firestone air bags. Moving Parts: conveyer belt, nut-catcher canopy and nut-shaker head. Special Welds: hydraulic pump welded to engine, and truck's frame reinforced with steel. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: includes 800-pound shaker head from Orchard Machinery Corporation, conveyer belt, hydraulic pump and motor, bushing adaptor for engine pulley (to power hydraulic pump), hydraulic hose and air bags, 4-link suspension system
by Douglas

Monster Garage 2003 Toyota Celica Jet Car

Monster Garage 2003 Toyota Celica Jet Car
17,000.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage 2003 Toyota Celica Jet Car 17,000 LotNumber 435.1 To date, it's the fastest monster ever, topping speeds of more than 200mph. And its engine? A Rolls Royce Viper MK22 that generates 6,300 pounds of thrust. "The biggest technical challenge was converting the suspension from wheel-driven to thrust-driven. But no, there was never a time when anyone was worried about being able to complete this challenge," Segal Motorsports owner Jerry Segal said. Segal was asked to participate after being recommended by the National Hot Rod Association. In addition to the suspension, the frame of the car needed to be extended 30" to build the sub-frame to mount the 640lb behemoth engine. Body modifications included removing the stock engine, dash and seats and lengthening the Celica's body. Jesse and his team also built a supporting sub-frame and network for the jet engine and fuel system, a roll bar around the driver's seat and parachute tubes. THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers in Long Beach, CA, Joe Ruggless, racecar driver, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in Palmdale, CA, Marty Schwerter, Toyota Pro-Celebrity Celica project manager, Toyota Grand Prix in Huntington Beach, CA, Ralph Snider, jet-car builder and truck driver from Mcloud, OK, Jerry Segal, owner, Segal Motorsports in Las Vegas, NV and Ben Wood, fabricator and assistant manager, Monster Garage in San Jacinto, CA. SPECS: Make: Toyota Model: Celica Year: 2003 Height: 51" Width: 63" Length: 202" Length With Parts Extended: 217" Ground Clearance: 6". Artist: Craig Kember, designer, Calty Design in Newport Beach, CA. Painter: Mike Lavallee, Killer Paint in Snohomish, WA. Special Welds: Includes those performed on the roll cage and jet engine, as well as lengthening the vehicle with the sub-frame. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: The jet engine, a Rolls Royce Viper MK22, was acquired from a two-seat British military trainer. The monster's machined parts include its tires, which were shaved, trued, balanced and spun-test to 220 mph at 60 seconds.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1981 Ferrari 308 GTS Pasta Ferrari

Monster Garage 1981 Ferrari 308 GTS Pasta Ferrari
18,500.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage 1981 Ferrari 308 GTS Pasta Ferrari 18,500 LotNumber 432 Mamma mia! Pasta plus sports cars? Who would've thought. Oh, wait, this IS Monster Garage after all. Jesse and his all-Italian-American team joined forces to combine their love of fine, hot Italian sports cars and fine, hot Italian cuisine. The toughest challenge for the team, was being a team. The poor teamwork started from day one. Not good when you have the task of fabricating a pasta machine and drive system. The team managed to inevitably overcome the pasta paradox. The passenger side seat was removed, and the pasta machine was put there in its place. A conveyor belt ran the pasta from the passenger side cabin, to the stove in the front of the car. A windshield was made, but never placed on the car. The driver side headlight was also removed to make room for the 20-pound propane tank, suitable for cooking any kind of pasta this machine can throw at you. THE DESIGNERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Guido Bottazzo, transportation designer, Padova, Italy, Riccardo Carretti, pasta expert, Mission Viejo, CA, and Luigi Oldani, mechanical engineer, Oakland, CA. THE BUILDERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Ralph Biase, import customizer, Los Angeles, CA, Riccardo Carretti, pasta expert, Mission Viejo, CA, Giovanni D'Avola, Ferrari technician and mechanic, Chicago, IL, Luigi Oldani, mechanical engineer, Oakland, CA, and Doug Pirrone, fabricator and import parts manufacturer, Huntington, NY. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 42"; Width: 72"; Length: 164"; Ground Clearance: 5 3/4"; Weight: 2,500 pounds. Paint: West Coast Choppers, Pete Finlan. Special Welds: The Auger shaft was Heliarc welded to the output shaft on the reduction box. Plus, the steel was MIG welded. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: There are pillow block bearings for the shafts. Conveyor belt material was added to work with the actuator in the hood. The holes for the two driven shafts in the mixing hopper were specially machined. An indexable boring bar was used to make the fit into the shafts precisely. Also added a propane stove, pasta worm gear and extruding die. Moving Parts: A 1hp 12-volt OC electric motor, 12-volt DC fractional HP motor and a worm gear reduction transmission, driving two shafts, one mixing and one extruding via a chain and sprocket mechanism. A windshield wiper motor was used to drive the conveyor belt.
by Douglas

Monster Garage Lyons Rail Hot Dogster

Monster Garage Lyons Rail Hot Dogster
23,000.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage Lyons Rail Hot Dogster 23,000 LotNumber 435.2 Take a New York City hot-dog cart and a top fuel dragster that can hit speeds over 130 mph, and you've got the ultimate hot dog serving machine. This monster was so loud and so fast that the New York City police shut down an attempt by Jesse to show it off live on Letterman. Additional machine parts included a radiator, steering wheel and fuel tank. The team also completed a number or body modifications. They cut the hot-dog cart in half, using the hot-dog dispensers and umbrella as the dragster's body. The '66 Woody Gilmore front-engine slingshot dragster served as the monster's frame. The team's greatest challenge was ensuring the hot-dog cart body was cut with enough room to allow the tires to expand as they drag-raced. They also had to make sure the coupler that rests between Jesse's legs, connecting the transmission to the rear end, was running smoothly; if something went wrong with that, Jesse could be seriously injured. THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Tom Betar, senior master tech, Ford dealership, West Nyack, NY, Steve Bonge, classic customizer, New York, NY, Mike Desmond, graphic artist and custom-car designer, MAD Machines, Long Beach, CA, Louis Di Raimondo, hot-dog cart manufacturer and owner, All American Hot Dog Carts, Miami, FL, Dan Ferrazzano, mechanic, Ferrazzano Service Center, Philadelphia, PA, Pete Finlan, custom painter, car builder and artist, Hot Dog Designs, Vista, CA, Indian Larry, motorcycle builder, Gasoline Alley, New York, NY, and Dave Tucci, street-rod fabricator, Tucci Engineering, Marcy, NY. VEHICLE SPECS: Engine: GM ZZ502 crate motor with Lyons 6-71 Super-charger and scoop; Pistons: Jeg's stock; Camshaft: Jeg's stock; Ignition: MSD; Exhaust: custom headers; Transmission: B&M Racing & Performance Products; Rear Axle: 128" from center of wheel to center of wheel; Chassis: '66 Woody Gilmore front-engine slingshot dragster; Steering: custom; Brakes: Wilwood disc; Tires: Mickey Thompson 32x14x15 / 32; Wheels: original to dragster (diameter: 14"; width: 15"); Paint: Pin striping by Pete Finland of Hot Dog Designs; Height: 4.5' without umbrella; Height With Parts Extended: 7.5' with umbrella; Width: 5'; Length: 10'; Ground Clearance: 8"; Weight: 1,800 pounds.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1964 Chriscraft Steam Powered Boat

Monster Garage 1964 Chriscraft Steam Powered Boat
6,500.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage 1964 Chriscraft Steam Powered Boat 6,500 LotNumber 67 Summary A 1964 ChrisCraft wooden boat converted into a successful turn-of-the-last-century steam launch deserves the title of "Oldie, but Goodie." Full steam ahead. Description In a quest to harness the awesome power of steam, Jesse and his dream team attempted to convert a 1964 ChrisCraft wooden boat into a turn-of-the-last-century steam launch. The team gutted everything from the boat. They added a new propulsion system and mounted the steam engine and boiler. They created new auxiliaries to keep everything working as well. There was also a custom-made coal bunker installed on the boat. So the ship would not sink on its maiden voyage, all of the cracks, leaks, and holes in the boat were filled and sealed. This is the first time the garage has tried to harness steam power. Hydraulic lines were not up to the task of handling steam at 150 psi and 375 degrees Fahrenheit. All the steam lines were made from heavy, seamless black iron pipe with extreme schedule-80 black iron fittings. All auxiliary non-steam plumbing was made using heavy-walled 1/2" copper pipe annealed to allow the use of flare fittings. The overboard discharge for the bilge pumps was made from a garden hose. THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Misc Pippa Garner, cartoonist for "Car and Driver Magazine", Santa Fe, NM, Robert Dessert, journeyman machinist/steamboat hobbyist, Standwood, WA, Dick Vennerbeck, steamboat hobbyist, Campbell, CA, Paul Boschan, boilermaker, Carson, CA, Capt. Dave Holden, firefighter/boat restorer, Long Beach, CA, and Jon Baverstock, boat restorer/fabricator, Long Beach, CA. SPECS: EXTERIOR: Height: 28"; Width: 71"; Length: 223"; Weight: Boat: 800 lbs; engine: 120 lbs; empty boiler: 550 lbs: steam auxiliaries: 25 lbs. INTERIOR: Height: 104" (including steam stack); Width: 63"; Length: 117.5". Special Welds: Jesse fabricated a nontraditional mount for the engine and V-drive. He also fabricated a special transition piece to fit from the top of the boiler to the bottom of the smokestack. It was made of copper and he made an invisible TIG weld to join the sections. Special "non-welds" were the 85 hand-rolled tubes inserted into the boiler, which were subsequently pressure tested to 275 psi with no leaks. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: Robert machined a flange to adapt the engine to the V-drive. Paul supplied a code boiler shell, a reflex water gauge, steam gauge and about 50 lbs of high quality steam pipe fittings. Dick built a displacement lubricator for the engine from pipe fittings and lagged the boiler in wood scraps, which were donated from John's shop. Dick supplied the feed water pump, the injector, the engine and a historic Jesse James train robbery whistle from a train robbed in Missouri in 1859.
by Douglas

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