The most incredible engines ever made

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Oh, and Brandi, you have my email and I'm single again
 

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well tim yer one of the best hotrods i ever seen : )

rocket motor what's the fucking difference?
 

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Oh, and Brandi, you have my email and I'm single again
yer email always get s kicked back to me that it is no longer valid:2guns:

I need to ride in the next few weeks it's been almost a year.

shall i come to yer house and we can ride yer back yard. LOL
& i quit smoking (my own ciggarettes~ LOL!)
so i can ride the easy mountain roads
there's been some great fires lateley!
that means fresh grated mountain roads !
 
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yer email always get s kicked back to me that it is no longer valid:2guns:

I need to ride in the next few weeks it's been almost a year.

shall i come to yer house and we can ride yer back yard. LOL
& i quit smoking (my own ciggarettes~ LOL!)
so i can ride the easy mountain roads
there's been some great fires lateley!
that means fresh grated mountain roads !
Yes
 

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It's like the old, "hurt the motor in my car" redneck saying.
They should be saying, hurt the engine in my car. :lol:

I know there are rocket motors, and rocket engines. You always hear about motors, not engines.
 

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: )

i'll write in a few i'm fixin some supper for PV and Bitchon2weels
they want garlic& sea salt asparagus and chicken fettichini alfredo.
 
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Those my friends are Saturn F-1's or maybe F-1A's. Over 19 ft tall and each capable of producing around 1.5 million pounds of thrust. Kero and LOX fuel. Made by Rocketdyne.
exacley
 

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There is one on Canoga Ave. at the old Rocketdyne plant, on display...been there for 30+ years. When I was a kid, Rocketdyne would test all their new engine designs on Friday afternoons. Suckers would shake my house from 4-5 miles away. :up:
 

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There is one on Canoga Ave. at the old Rocketdyne plant, on display...been there for 30+ years. When I was a kid, Rocketdyne would test all their new engine designs on Friday afternoons. Suckers would shake my house from 4-5 miles away. :up:

When I was living in SD I remember when they were talking about tearing down the test stand. Some wanted it made a historical site. Others wanted to develope the real estate.
 

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Now the Santa Susana lab where they tested everything is a SuperFund site...Chromium-6, radioactive waste, etc. all in the soil and groundwater.
 

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They had a Saturn engine test stand out behind the bldg where I last worked at Marshall Space Flight Center. I wasn't there for the test, before my time, but the old guys said 200 db of noise (disintegrate you) along with the shake, rattle and roll! I thought Chrysler was the overall Saturn F1 motor contractor, with maybe RocketDyne the sub?

Either way, very damn impressive I can tell you because I watched and felt the last one fired! I was 15-20 miles away from the Cape in Titusville and that sucker flat lit up the sky at midnight like it was the sun coming up and shook the ground and the car I was sitting on and rattled the windows! It was a 10g ride straight up for the brave astronauts too, compared to about 4g for a Shuttle ride (like a Top Fuel dragster).
 

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Way back when they were testing one in Huntsville, AL, the protective plug (made of wood I believe) in the nozzle was accidentally left in when they fired it up. The pressures went crazy and the plug blew out and sloped down and out of an exhaust diverter and wiped out about 100 yds. worth of chainlink fence like a quarter mile away or so. :lol: :eek:
 

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The part that hurts is that America doesn't make any bigass huck shit into space stuff anymore.:frown:
Those motors should be something other than history.
 

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5, here is the one on Canoga.

The engineering you DON'T see is how the fuk did they mount 5 of those for 7.5 million pounds of thrust into an airworthy frame? Want to take a ride to the moon with a few of those motors strapped on your ass?:eek:
 

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I look closer to the left of the red pipe and see two stancions built from 4 or 5 tubes, terminating in a throughbolt mount. There may be another one behind the red pipe, looks like the spacing might be for 5 of them.

Only 300,000 pounds of thrust on each bolt.:suprise:
 

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OK all you rocket scientists:lol:

Why does only the lower left motor have something around the terminus of the cone, toward the bottom of the pic? It can be seen that the sheet metal is carefully formed around that gizmo.Is that the motor the fuse goes in to?:confused:
 

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Don't know, you will probably need a guy from the sixties engineering team to answer that question I think (the bulge and thinge on the lower left engine). My guess is a data port (electronic cabling port).
Get yourself down to Huntsville, AL, and check out a Saturn V vertically assembled, about 350 feet I think, over 300 feet for sure, and damn impressive - see at the Space & Rocket Center (known to local engineering wags as the Racing Sprocket Center). If I knew how to post photos here I could show you from my trip back to H'ville last year for the first time in 20 years (I should learn - no execuses).
 

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I look closer to the left of the red pipe and see two stancions built from 4 or 5 tubes, terminating in a throughbolt mount. There may be another one behind the red pipe, looks like the spacing might be for 5 of them.

Only 300,000 pounds of thrust on each bolt.:suprise:
Look at the pic of the engines mounted to the bottom of the vehicle....looks like the stanchions are merely steering linkage points for the hydraulic rams which would position them, steering/adjusting the thrust angles.

Missing from that pic I'm guessing is some type of coupler/pivot mount on the bottom for the vehicle for those monsters to exert their thrust against.

:confused:
 

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FU Captain Zotter!!!
Photobucket finally answered my email and told me they don't support my browser. So I guess no photo posting until I get around to the SW upgrades.
 

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The guys who rode those to space had balls of steel. If one of those had exploded the Challenger accident would have looked like a sparkler.
 

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