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 Author  Topic: Location of ehausts PT 196 with aux gas tank?
PeterTareBuilder

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of PeterTareBuilder  Posted on: Apr 14, 2009 - 12:01am
Hi there.

I'm still trying to find out where the exhausts were on PT 196 when it had that auxilary gas tank aft of the stern. Anyone know?

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  FRANK

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Yeah Pete, I would like to know as well!

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Apr 14, 2009 - 7:37am
I think that it blocked the exhausta was one of the reasons why that 'trailer' never worked. It blocked the exhausts which caused the engines to run hot or something like that.

But, what do I know?


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Apr 14, 2009 - 7:37am
I think that it blocked the exhausta was one of the reasons why that 'trailer' never worked. It blocked the exhausts which caused the engines to run hot or something like that.

But, what do I know?


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Apr 14, 2009 - 7:37am
I think that it blocked the exhausta was one of the reasons why that 'trailer' never worked. It blocked the exhausts which caused the engines to run hot or something like that.

But, what do I know?


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Apr 14, 2009 - 9:55am
Common sense told me that the Elco engineers could not be that stupid.
They should know with the exhausrs blocked, you can't even start the
engines. We know they did test run the boat and dropped the idea for
some other reasons as stated in my book (page 121). Re-routing the
exhauses is easy, but to where? We need a picture to settle this
question. There might be a design drawing out there somewhere.
Victor

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Jeff D

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Apr 15, 2009 - 1:46am
I wonder if they nicknamed it the Ascender, like they did the Curtiss XP-55 canard aircraft, due to its appearance from the stern as having a really steep reverse gear.



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Jeff;
Her nickname at this stage of her life was ELCOPUSS.
Take care,
TED


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Apr 18, 2009 - 4:23am
That one is making me cogitate heavily Ted... more coffee is needed.


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Apr 18, 2009 - 7:41am
Jeff,

I won't even go 'there' ............ Whenever I see that name - I get a dirty smile.


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