Enthusiasts Bonkers Builder Gives Vintage Volvo A 38-Liter Tank Engine

19:57  22 november  2017
19:57  22 november  2017 Source:   tr.motor1.com

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We know Volvos are tanks , so finding one with a tank engine shouldn’t be that surprising. Actually, the 38 .8- liter (yes The Drive stumbled upon this bonkers build at Garaget.org and is the brainchild of a one Victor Jonsson. The car is a 1960 Volvo PV544, or at least, it was for a decent part of its existence.

You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Bonkers Builder Gives Vintage Volvo A 38 - Liter Tank Actually, the 38.8-liter (yes, that decimal is in the right place) Transmash V12 diesel engine connected to this particular car came from something

We know Volvos are tanks, so finding one with a tank engine shouldn’t be that surprising. Actually, the 38.8-liter (yes, that decimal is in the right place) Transmash V12 diesel engine connected to this particular car came from something called the Brobandvagn 971, which was a basically a tank but instead of a big gun, it carried a big folding ramp to make bridges. The engine, however, was also used in the Russian T-55 tank which first entered the world stage in the 1950s, ultimately becoming Russia’s mainstay battle tank for upwards of 30 years. So for all intents and purposes, this is a straight-up tank engine.

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Combine the engine from a Russian T-55 tank with the body of a 1960 Volvo PV544. Then something comes out of it Mad Max gets jealous 😁 But see for yoursel 38 ,88 liter V12-diesel i Victors Volvo PV - Продолжительность: 3:01 BilsportMagazine 37 307 просмотров.

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Volvo Tank Car© Motor1.com Volvo Tank Car

With that out of the way, what kind of mad-scientist creation are we dealing with here? The Drivestumbled upon this bonkers build at Garaget.org and is the brainchild of a one Victor Jonsson. The car is a 1960 Volvo PV544, or at least, it was for a decent part of its existence. We’re not sure it warrants the same name now, considering the massive amount of custom work involved to mate the massive engine to the donor vehicle.

Volvo Tank Car© Motor1.com Volvo Tank Car

Obviously the car rides on a completely custom frame – it’s almost 20 feet long – with the passenger compartment and front clip separated by the massive mill. As you would expect, the build incorporates all kinds of custom work beyond the frame, not the least of which is a special gearset that connects to a heavy-duty rear end from General Motors. Considering the engine was originally rated at 587 horsepower and 18 bazillion pound-feet of torque (we double-checked that figure and bazillion is absolutely correct), upgrading the Volvo’s stock drivetrain was pretty much a given. And yes, it does run.

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2 part of the tank car. Now ready to drive and in action. Russian T-55 tank engine with 1960 Volvo PV544 body. Mad Max gets jealous 😁 Engine Specs: V12

Bonkers Builder Gives Vintage Volvo A 38 - Liter Tank Engine . Much like Frankenstein's monster was a mish-mash of human parts, Cormier used whatever mechanical bits were available to build Tankenstein.

Jonsson has thoroughly documented the build through 50 pages and numerous photos at Garaget. At first glance it may appear to be just a quick-ish project with a big engine mounted to a bigger frame, but there’s actually a tremendous amount of engineering going on behind-the-scenes to make it all work. It’s still a work-in-progress right now, but we can’t wait to see the final product.

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