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Old 02-05-2014, 01:14 PM   #41 (permalink)
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ELHIGH--I googled "nebraska tests" and discovered they are still in existence. They have info on any tractor in the world made after 1910. They claim there is over 14,000 pages in all. xpedro01.

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Old 02-15-2014, 10:45 AM   #42 (permalink)
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This will be another attempt to copy picture as i did get one copied accidentally

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Old 02-15-2014, 11:05 AM   #43 (permalink)
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What's the story of that first photo? It looks like something from a newspaper article or a magazine.
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:18 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Austin Healey Sprite: aerodynamically & mechanically modified to get 65 MPG
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Yes, if I recall correctly Nebraska state law forbids the sale of any tractor that has not been evaluated by the University of Nebraska to ascertain its power and capabilities. I think the problem was that so many tractors were being sold under fraudulent claims that the law was drawn up; it has never been repealed and even now you can occasionally find a tractor with an asterisk under it, like this:

* Not available in Nebraska

Because it hasn't been through the testing.

UN keeps their current test results available: Nebraska Tractor Test Reports | Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory | University of Nebraska-Lincoln

This is fun but I don't want to distract from the thrust of the forum. But, Xpedro, if you're interested there are lots of tractor enthusiast forums you might be interested in. However out of respect to this site I'm not going to name any; just Google the search terms "tractor forum" and choose for yourself. I'm on a couple.
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KS Engineering magazine article about the Sprite

Added to the first post of this thread, an article from the April 1975 Kansas State Engineer Magazine about the car mid-way through its transformation. Reprinted with permission.
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Benphyr, the one to send thanks to is MetroMPG. You guys have a great leader. He did the grunt work, and it has been play for me. At my age (87) anything that forces me to pull up things out of the cobwebs is very helpful to me. I do have many mechanical projects dating back to WWII. For example the little blue car on permalink 42 on this page was a project in 1965 where I took a Vespa 400 (yes, they made a car) and made it into an electric that was crude but worked. I appreciate your kind thoughts. xpedro01.
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xpedro01 - you are a shining example of the adages:

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...if we had a Ecomodders degree program, I'd nominate you for an "Honorary Doctor of Ecomodding" (PhE) for your timely projects.

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Old 03-15-2014, 12:37 PM   #50 (permalink)
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OLD TELEMAN, my Mother had a 1965 Barracuda with the baby V8 engine. The unusual thing was its camshaft. The torque peak was at the super low speed of 1600 rpm. This was the same as the Chrysler Industrial Engines l used on irrigation wells. It made the car feel like it had a big engine. xpedro01

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