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Old 08-03-2014, 10:00 AM
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something like that kept unrestored would be more interesting to me.
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The cold start is an ether system installed for the - 70 degree temps in Antarctica. As you can see, the injection nozzles are located so that every intake port receives either for start up. A friend of mine worked for Tucker during the crossing told me about the head mechanic on the crossing who after the trip, went back to the factory to tell about the trip. He said that they started the machines and did not shut them off the whole time. They did shut everything down for the seismic shots but not long enough to get cold soaked and hard to start.

As for restoration, that is not what the Tuckers are doing with Rock N Roll. It is a " preservation". No repainting, but cleaning and repairs made to the same standard as the period. For our part here are before's and after's of the Hemi. So now it will run and care taken to keep it that way.
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Nice job of maintaining the original look, while fixing it to working condition. IMHO, that's harder making it look like-new.
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Nice work! Those cylinders and pistons looked pretty scabby. I wonder if the guy who balanced it was as old as the engine ???
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A very different kind of Tucker Sno-Cat
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A very different kind of Tucker Sno-Cat

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( Very interesting the set of the double wheels behind the front "drum sprocket" and also no guides on the track)

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You have to hand it to the Tucker Crew, they tried about every conceivable type of propulsion design for over the snow travel before settling on the 4 track design.

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these photos were dated 1958.
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latest from tucker heritage vault dated 1941
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Wish that showed the drive 'cog' on the chain belting. Or is that a sprocket and motorcycle chain in the center to drive it?? If that's the case it must have been VERY tight to try to keep the chain from jumping off over that long of a run!

Neighbors must have been like "Those Tucker's are at it again. Look at the thing in their yard today."
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The contact area on the drive gear is tiny it must have destroyed that gear in no time.
The other machine above keeps catching my eye as well - the ball and cup drive system is like nothing I have ever seen... And it is one more machine for the wooden track guys to add to the list of emergency kindling donors
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Wish that showed the drive 'cog' on the chain belting. Or is that a sprocket and motorcycle chain in the center to drive it?? If that's the case it must have been VERY tight to try to keep the chain from jumping off over that long of a run!

Neighbors must have been like "Those Tucker's are at it again. Look at the thing in their yard today."
there were chain sprockets at each end between the tires. and the tuckers moved very shortly after these photos were taken, fyi they did drive a late model Packard
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That is nice enough to frame!
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Agreed- that would be a pretty cool print.
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i am very impressed! thanks for the post.
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