Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Post-Apocalyptic Technology: Multimachine

"The MultiMachine is all-purpose open source machine tool that can be built inexpensively by a semi-skilled mechanic with common hand tools, from discarded car and truck parts, using only commonly available hand tools and no electricity. Its size can range from being small enough to fit in a closet to one a hundred times that size. The MultiMachine can accurately perform all the functions of an entire machine shop by itself." -wikipedia

The best documentation of the machine I have seen is at openfarmtech.org. My desire would be Multimachine aiding in the construction or maintenance of this kind of ride:

Engine blocks with correct bore:
  1. AMC/Jeep 242 cubic inch "242 or 4.0 L or 4.0" straight-6. 1987-2006. Discontinued in USA, still produced in People's Republic of China for Chinese Jeep models.
  2. Ford 240 (3.9 L) 300 (4.9 L) straight-6 1964-1996. Used in F-150 model, UPS trucks, and as power for ski lifts, power generators, wood chippers and tractors.
  3. Cummins 6BT 5.9 L B5.9 4.01". Optional engine in Dodge Ram.

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