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What every MotorHead will want!

If you're tired of anaemic, one-lung snowblowers with their slipping
drive belts, you might consider Kai Grundt's V8 snow blower which
raises the bar on the traditional snow blower in every respect. With
electric start, electric block heater, antifreeze heater and eight
cylinders, it has no drive belts to freeze up and you'll never get
bored with the job as the 454 cubic inch big block Chevrolet V8
produces 412 horsepower, 430 foot pounds of torque and can throw snow
50 feet at just 3500 rpm. Nor will you get cold as the machine has been
ingeniously designed to route the engine coolant through the handle
bars, with the rear mounted, enclosed radiator keeping the operator
nice and cosy.

The first point to make is that this is not a V8 grafted on a
traditional snow blower carriage but a purpose-built unit crafted
around a motor of this magnitude. It functions very much like a
traditional blower by way of operator input and feedback and offers
effortless safe operation.

Manouevering the massive beastie (it has a total wet weight of 912lbs)
is a snack thanks to the hydraulic-drive 4WD skid steer on independent
walking beams which offers a zero turning radius. It's also as fast as
you like, with an infinitely adjustable speed range on the drive wheels via dash
mounted flow control. At the opposite end of the scale, it has more
than enough torque to pull your car out of the ditch before the
hydraulic
motors stall!

The powerful yard machine lights and a dashboard with backlit gauges
complete the package to ease the burden of this normally reviled task.

The custom 42 inch, two stage auger has a Chevrolet 10 bolt truck
differential with spool and a centrifugal auger clutch with shear pin
protection, further adding to the image of this 'automotive theme
blower."



 

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My brother sent me that link because I just bought a snowblower that's far bigger than I really needed. But it was on sale, and they were out of the smaller ones.

Those guys hosted a video of it, too. I looked all over for it last night but I couldn't find it.

Jim
 

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I imagine a very low stall rate due to exceeding the torque capacity! :histeric:
 

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So that is supposed to be a 454? Correct me if i'm wrong, but I spot a small block...
 

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DaveSmed said:
So that is supposed to be a 454? Correct me if i'm wrong, but I spot a small block...
I thought so, too, but my brother corrected me. Look at the size of the valve covers vs. a small block.

Jim
 

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turbojimmy said:
I thought so, too, but my brother corrected me. Look at the size of the valve covers vs. a small block.
Jim

Hmm, now I see that too. Weird exhaust port configuration for a BBC though, aren't they ususally evenly spaced?
 

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DaveSmed said:
Hmm, now I see that too. Weird exhaust port configuration for a BBC though, aren't they ususally evenly spaced?
No, if memory serves, that is it. Nope, scratch that. I think the 454 heads did have even spacing on the exhaust ports.
 

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Reminds me of the lawn mower Randy Quaid had in the 1988 movie "Moving". I want one!!
 
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