A few days ago Ollie sent over a photo of a radial aircraft motor sitting innocently under the hood of a C10 knowing that I would set off trying to find more info about the truck.
After Google-ing every conceivable configuration of “radial engined powered c10” I realized that there just doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of information on the truck.
At the very least it was shown at one event, the Spokane Good Guy Nationals in 2012, where it was trailered in due to a complete lack of transmission.
The person or persons who built it remain a mystery as does it’s current state of repair.
Since it was for sale at the time these photos were taken I don’t think it is a stretch to assume that whomever bought it put a more common power plant under the hood instead of figuring out how to get the vertical shaft to transfer power horizontally.
Hopefully I’m wrong though because it would be really cool to see this working.