The six-wheeled Jeep Wrangler with a steam engine is for saleDecember 18, 2018
With a full tank of water, Jeep Wrangler SUV can drive only 2.4 kilometers
The Hauk Designs workshop from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, offered for sale the world’s only six-wheel Jeep Wrangler with a steam engine. With a full tank of water, an SUV can drive only 2.4 kilometers.
The basis of the project Loco Hauk lay Wrangler Unlimited sample of 2008. The car was equipped with a 100-cc steam V4, built in the 60s by engineer Charles Keene. The engine produces 130-140 forces. Engineers managed to combine it with the original six-speed manual transmission, but the number of gears at the same time reduced to two.
The native fuel tank was converted into kerosene, and a 208-liter water tank was installed at the back. About 75 liters more is in the boiler. With a pressure in the system of 34.47 bar and an average speed of 48-56 kilometers per hour, Loco Hauk runs only 2.4 kilometers on one “gas station”.
The oil pump, electric power steering and three pumps that pump water into the boiler at a pressure of up to 69 bar are powered by six batteries. The SUV is equipped with reinforced TeraFlex D60 bridges, BDS springs and Fox shock absorbers. In the cabin Loco Hauk installed knobs and switches from the old water intake pump. But the most interesting feature of the machine, according to the creators, were very loud steam whistles.