Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Star Wars returns as Black Blood !

The 950kg Mini Modified Tractor called ,,Star Wars´´ from Denmark return on the Pulling tracks this year. After 15 years in a workshop, the Oil Addict Pulling Team around Preben Juhl, Dennis Juhl and Sigrud Juhl from Vidbaek in Denmark reactivated the Radial powered Tractor now for the Mini Rod class. The Danish Team purchased the complete Tractor with the engine from John Carlsen 1 year ago and rebuilt the Tractor completely new. The Mini Rod has steel tube frame with a new homemade steel Rollcage, a Dana 60 rearend, homemade aluminum fenders and a selfmade hydraulic sterring. The old Chassis of the Mini was a little bit revised and modified by the Team. The rearend has a Dana center section with a modified Dana differential and a Dana 60 ring and pinion gear. The vehicle also got a new homemade reverser with special made gears, a new lighter homemade driveline, a new Crower 11´´inch centrifugal clutch with 3 discs and a Crower clutch bell housing. The Team purchased for their new ride a set of used aluminium rims with Cepek Giant Puller tyres.
The Black Blood is powered by an 18.3l Alvis Leonides Major MK155 engine with 14 cylinder on petrol fuel. The Alvis engine comes out of a Percival Provost aircraft from the British Royal Air Force. The engines also were used in the Bristol Sycamore helicopter and in the Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer airplanes. After many years in the barn, the engine was completely dismantled, checked an overhauled during the building time. The engine has a original supercharger, stock rods and pistons, stock sleeves, modified cylinderheads with V8 Racing valves and valve springs, a homemade exhaust manifold, a homemade aluminium fuel tank and a homemade aluminium oil tank for the dry sump lubrication. The Radial engine should be make around 1300 hp.
The Oil Addict Pulling Team will compete with the Mini Mod in the Danish Championship this year.
The maiden voyage of the new Black Blood is planned for the 6th of May 2017 at the Danish Championship opener in Brande, Denmark.

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