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Friday, May 15, 2015

Biggest truck motor that You never knew existed

While most technology is getting smaller and more compact, the beauty about custom big rigs is they keep getting bigger and more powerful. Mike Harrah, owner a real estate development company that’s been pushing boundaries since the ’70s, brings the same approach to his custom autos. And in this case, his custom Peterbilt 359. On the question "Why" he build the V24 Supercharged engine? Harrah answered, "Because I can."
A custom Peterbilt 359 semi-truck pinned with the massive supercharged 24 cylinder engine. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1EZvE68)
Harrah is the owner of one of of the biggest and strongest semi trucks you’ve ever seen. As a matter of fact this truck, with a V24-71 Diesel engine, has the the biggest semi engine ever built.
This thing has 24 cylinders, 1,704 cubic inches, 12 GMC superchargers (blowers), 8 nitrous bottles and it runs! (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1IiCDtu)
The dash with a bunch of boost gauges. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1KNM9Da)
This big rig with an engine known as 'Big Mike' pushes over 3,400 hp and is held together with a 40 foot chassis. It’s powered by a dozen blowers and 24 cylinders (thank to two V12 engines) and could fulfill a power freaks wildest dreams.
Mike Harrah is about 6 feet 5 inches tall, so this gives you some perspective. The engine is 10 feet long, 46 inches wide, and 57 inches tall without the blowers, and with the Allison transmission, the whole thing weighs 9,800 pounds. If you’re into the metric system, the displacement is 27.9 liters. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Rf2WDw)
In the video below you can see the mammoth engine combined with an Allison transmission pinned inside a custom 359 Peterbilt truck with a massive 40-foot long custom chassis to hold it all together while roaring and showing its brute power..
Unfortunately, no further information regarding to this mammoth truck project until this day. Perhaps among you anyone ever seen these giant trucks on the road or racing circuit, make sure to share the news or video (if any) with us.... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | HOTROD NETWORK]
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