Bill Geary's Chrysler Turbine Car
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Is it any wonder Chrysler was interested in the turbine
engine? It's easy to start, smooth running, features ideal
torque characteristics, has no external cooling system,
runs on any hydrocarbon fuel, and is said to require no
tune-ups or oil changes. Okay, so they run hot -- 2000
degrees hot. And they are better suited to steady state
operation than with constantly varying RPM as in accelerating
and braking. Not to mention that have have no braking
effect when you let off the accelerator and they produce
high oxides of nitorgen (NOx) emissions.
Here, Bill realistically portrayed the various metallic
finishes present on the engine by stripping JoHan's garish
chrome plating and recovering them with metallizer paints.