Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The new Red Thunder is ready

After 2 years of planning and building, the new RR Griffon powered Modified called ,,Red Thunder" of the Centurie Pulling Team from Odder in Denmark is ready. The new Mod received a new homemade Domex wedge frame with a homemade Rollcage (ROP), a homemade hydraulic steering, homemade aluminium fenders and a selfmade sheet metal rear axle housing.
The rear axle of the new vehicle has a modified Scania center section with a revised ZF differential, a ZF ring and pinion gear, homemade brakes and brake discs and billet aluminium planetaries carrier housing from Ulrich Kropp (Century Fox) in Nottuln, Germany with special made ZF planetaries. The rear Firestone Puller 2000 HP tyres with the Midwest aluminium rims come from the old Red Thunder Mod Tractor.
The Tractor also got a SCS reverser, a new homemade Crossbox with special made gears and new homemade drivelines. The aluminium housing for the new crossbox was CNC milled by Per Grøn from PG Industri in Denmark. Both engines have a Crower centrifugal clutch with 3 discs and a Browell aluminium clutch bellhousing.
The new Red Thunder is powered by 2 Rolls Royce Griffon V12 MK58 engines on petrol fuel.
Every power plant has a RR Griffon stock engine block with stock sleeves and revised stock cylinderheads, original steel camshafts, a original RR Griffon crankshaft with stock con rods and pistons, a original supercharger with a stock intake manifold and homemade exhaust pipes and a stock ignition. The tank on the front end of the frame is for the fuel of the RR engines. The Danish Team also have the plan to building up a blown Rover Meteor V12 tank engine as 3rd power plant for the 4.2t / 9560lbs. Heavy Mod class for 2018.
The Centurie Pulling Team will compete with their new Red Thunder in the Danish Championship (3.5t/7700lbs. Modified class and 4.2t/9260lbs. Heavy Modified class) this year.

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The crossbox with the drop box for the Rover Meteor V12 tank engine

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