Surplus Plane Tank Converted into Small Racer (Mar, 1948)
Surplus Plane Tank Converted into Small Racer
Aluminum jettison tanks obtained from war surplus are used for the bodies of small racers that the E. K. Car gill Company, of Macon, Ga., plans to put on the market.
The racer is powered by a two-cylinder air cooled opposed engine that gives a speed
of 50 m.p.h. and does 75 miles on a gallon of gasoline. The chassis, differential, and transmission are of Austin manufacture, the fenders come from motor scooters, and aircraft wheels and seat are used. There’s a large storage space behind the seat.