Allison V-7110-135 Crate Engine


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#*! boat!
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Those ads just kill me. Same thing was going on with the surplus Packard/Merlin PT boat engines...a little over $700 got you a brand new one in a crate. Today...$70,000 won't touch one.

The jet propulsion and combustion research lab I worked at back in the 80s had a lot of compressors and other air movers. Most were powered by electric motors to roughly 300HP each...lots of them. We had a dedicated power sub station to run all that crap. But what about brought me to tears was discovering they had a special unit powered by one of those Allisons...and when the engine had some issues they could not afford to mess with, they simply scrapped it.