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#26 Gator Bob

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 03:18 PM

Pittman,

 

Remind the 'kids' not to drop that one on their toe.

 

I don't do Photoshop-ping but a Pittman Precision 'shingle' would look right on the house... LOL.


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Posted 02 February 2015 - 05:03 PM

Hi Pitt, 

 

Excellent detective work, and a very impressive motor. 

 

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 08:22 PM

Those pics in post #21 remind me of something I've seen at the Hoover Dam... or maybe in the basement (dynamo room?) of the Empire State building... :D


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 12:00 PM

Hey guys,
 
I found a few more cool old pics doing one of my late night Pittman internet searches.
 
I discovered that there is a Sellersville, PA, museum that has a small Pittman display!
 
Sellersville was always a small town (now over 4,000 population) so the Pittman factory was a big fish in a small pond.
 
Here are shots of Charles Pittman Jr. AKA "Al," the Sellersville factory, a young man checking armatures, and a shot of the museum's display.
 
Now I have one more reason to do an east coast run in my future. :yes:










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Posted 05 February 2015 - 01:52 PM

Great finds!

 

I'll be back...

 

I love the "PITMO" 3 pole logo.


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Posted 10 March 2015 - 09:14 PM

 I'll be back... 

 

Size matters.

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And ... thanks to Pitt Man his self I can't get this BIG motor to fit either.

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 11:43 PM

Holy smokes Bob! How many poles has that arm got? ?! Makes that FCR look titchy :laugh2:

One epic Pittman padlock ....

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 11:51 PM

Twelve, highest I could count to ... and ... No I'M NOT rewinding it ... LOL

 

It's a Pittman DC-105

and... it could have been used for the landing gear on a DC-8. :shok:


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Posted 11 March 2015 - 12:30 AM

Time for some endplate reshaping and should be able to lose a few lbs!

One cool motor for the collection. .now
To make a rail for it :D

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 11:07 PM

Hmmm .... a worm gear set up like an old Atlas HO? 4 WD? :o

 

Titchy, Twitchy and Tippy.  :laugh2:


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Posted 01 July 2015 - 02:19 PM

Even though the DC-105 is brand new, ... figured... when I saw them .... I'd pick up a pair of NOS brushes for 4 bucks.

 

With 2 sets of brushes (and an ink pen eraser) I think it could run at 6 volts for about 50 years. 

 

Solar panel and batteries ... it becomes the :wizard: "Survivalist Motor". ... or generator :crazy:  :sarcastic_hand:


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Posted 01 July 2015 - 05:01 PM

Thats one BFM!

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 10:23 PM

1/8th tractor pull ?? :o


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Posted 01 July 2015 - 10:26 PM

Heck Paul thats 1/4 scale power! ;-)

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Hello my name is Barney and I was... I am addicted to glue, magnets, and wings... I have been clean and sober years now... NOW I'm hooked on 1/32 club track racing! Dang!
 

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 09:05 AM

You know, this whole "Monster Motor" concept makes me think of a couple of possible classes for the next Shootout. Consider this:

 

1. Monster Motor class, brings back images of 1:1 cars with Allisons, Turbines. Jets, etc.

     Could include any Pittman Boatmasters, DC-105s, train motors, early KTMs and anything out of a '60s vehicle that can be re-purposed. Specifically excludes RC type                motors, 540s, etc., that's too easy. Think '60s technology!

 

2. Mega Motor class, bring back the days of multi engines after the nitro ban.

     Could include any motor in the existing "approved motor" list but there must be 2 or more functional motors driving the car.

 

I think the cars that I have seen that are quite inspiring are Rodney's "Big Al" without a doubt, and Roar's cars as well. I don't care how fast they are, they are truly innovative. Just my opinion, please chime in.....


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 01:43 PM

Funny you mention "double motors" from the approved list David. Been looking and wondering on a twin X503 and it's not AWD like Joe's cool Hurst car :D
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Posted 02 July 2015 - 05:02 PM

Thats one BFM!

 Um ... Mr. Wallbanger sir..... we are bring them back from the dead. :shok:

 

BFM...BFM...BFM.... GooooO ! BFM !

 

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 05:17 PM

You know, this whole "Monster Motor" concept makes me think of a couple of possible classes for the next Shootout. Consider this:

 

1. Monster Motor class, brings back images of 1:1 cars with Allisons, Turbines. Jets, etc.

     Could include any Pittman Boatmasters, DC-105s, train motors, early KTMs and anything out of a '60s vehicle that can be re-purposed. Specifically excludes RC type                motors, 540s, etc., that's too easy. Think '60s technology!

 

2. Mega Motor class, bring back the days of multi engines after the nitro ban.

     Could include any motor in the existing "approved motor" list but there must be 2 or more functional motors driving the car.

 

I think the cars that I have seen that are quite inspiring are Rodney's "Big Al" without a doubt, and Roar's cars as well. I don't care how fast they are, they are truly innovative. Just my opinion, please chime in.....

 

I agree there is room for this ... the Monster Motor cars are great !

The Mega-Multi is currently open to multi in Unlimited, Can motors have been banned but I don't see any reason Monster Can boat motors should be.

 

Owner pays all shipping costs  ... :laugh2:

 

So ... Monsters are Alllowed in Unlimited. We'll match'um up for now and If we get enough entries it will run as it's own expansion class.  


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:47 PM

I don't think these "beasts" would be competitive at all in unlimited, but I think I will build something if I can find a suitable motor.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:59 PM

The cool thing is Rods & Rails a place to run'em ..

 

Of course in a Battle of the Beasts they will get special attention. We will run them off as a side show inside the Unlimited show like the H/O cars did .... we could have plaques for Multi and Monster too.

 

Motto: Build it, Run it. have Fun.

 

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 10:17 PM

That's "another car" to add to the build list :laugh2: 1 or more unlimited and a Monster motor car !

Will look at what cars are coming back if any, any new ones being built once the rules are locked down :good:

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 10:42 AM

Well, here are a couple of options...they fill up the Henry J just right but they need more pop!!!

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 11:45 AM

That second one looks very scary David, kind of like an early atomic bomb... 

 

If this category goes ahead, I'm actually thinking of sending in my AC motor powered special - would that work? 

 

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 12:28 PM

So maybe we should have a "Nuclear class" ? :bomb:  :shok:

 

 

OR

 

 

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 02:33 PM

That "nuke" is one of the Olson/Pittmans currently on ebay...kinda looks like a 9003 less the cover and mount??? It's up to Bob, but I'd say if it fits, looks '60s and is otherwise harmless???


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