Ron , commented on my other post about his NB. At that time it was just a find on the internet with no word on who, whay, where…
Well Ron has put up his site with photos and text. He has a full write up on it with very nice shots of the NB and hte engine. I’m amazed at the fabrication and minus the obvious “engine”, the body remains OEM.
This is a my street-legal jet car on full afterburner. The car has two engines: the production gasoline engine in the front driving the front wheels and the jet engine in the back. The idea is that you drive around legally on the gasoline engine and when you want to have some fun, you spin up the jet and get on the burner (you can start the jet while driving along on the gasoline engine). The car was built because I wanted the wildest street-legal ride possible. With this project, I was able to use my engineering skills (I have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University) to design the car without the distraction of how other people have done it in the past – because no one has. I don’t know how fast the car will go and probably never will. The car was built to thrill me, not kill me. That doesn’t stop me from the occasional blast on the highway though.
The engine is a General Electric Model T58-8F. This is a helicopter turboshaft engine that was converted to a jet with a custom tailpipe. The engine spins up to 26,000 RPM (idle is 13,000 RPM), draws air at 11,000 CFM, and is rated at 1350 hp.