Hot rod Ford Model A with a 27-liter V12 from the tankFebruary 17, 2020
New Zealander Russell Low, the owner of The Toy Shed in Rotorua, built a hot rod powered by the British Centurion tank. The basis of the car was the frame from the Ford F-250 pickup truck.
Low’s creation is a chimera with a 1949 Ford Bonus F-250 frame, a Ford Model A bodywork and a V12 Rover Meteor engine from the British Centurion tank. The 27-liter unit is supplemented by two Dominator carburetors and a 16-71 drive supercharger with a working pressure of six bar. In total, the engine produces 1000-1200 horsepower. The thrust to the rear nine-inch axle comes through a dual-band Powerglide machine and a planetary gearbox from the DAF tractor.
The Centurion tank was in service with the United Kingdom Army from 1945 to 1962 and formed the basis of the British tank fleet until the mid-1960s. The first combat use of Centurion took place in the Korean War in 1950. The 52-ton tank was equipped with a diesel V12 Rolls-Royce Meteor (aka Rover Meteor) with a volume of 27 liters. The power of the unit was 600-650 horsepower. Armed forces of Israel put on “Centurions” 750-hp diesel engines Continental.
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