Building a radial engine

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  1. Ted DuPuis

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    I think we need an 8N, an old Farmall, and an Oliver. That'll get all the old/odd options. Plus one tractor for each family member.
     
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    The Oliver needs to be propane though, gotta have one propane tractor...
     
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    We have a 500 gallon propane tank now, so that could work. It's tempting to convert at least one of our cars to propane since our drives are local.
     
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    I would, especially in low flat country.
     
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    The ROI is the hard part. I have cars that are new enough that the conversion cost isn't trivial. I'd be looking at years for ROI, even if gas went up in price.
     
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    And a pedal tractor for the baby.
     
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    In Aus it was <$1500 to convert for a dual fuel kit. Considering the fuel was 40% of the price with only a 30% loss in efficiency, ROI was pretty good at $7/100km. ROI was figured around 20,000km.
     
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    Well, if we use the same $1500 and 40% with today's gas prices (I think those are low), it's over 30k miles for me, which is on the order of 3 years. Seeing as I've had this car for close to 1 year and my normal life is 2-4 years between cars, that seems unlikely to break even.
     
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    looks bdass Jesse


    now on a more serious note can you just copy/ paste a picture of say... a naked chick and that thing will just print it ?