What do you do when you have a 454 c.i. chevy big block V8 and a massive amount of winter precipitation? While there are those among us that would rather toss it in a LeCar, Kai Grundt decided a six-year journey to create the world's greatest V8-powered snowblower was the way to go. Remember: engine displacement = snow displacement. There's no price on this monster, though the company claims that it'll build one. Either way, it's fun to look at. Full details below the jump:
From the product description page:
454 cubic inch Chevrolet big block engine.
Complete with new components that include;
§ Moroso Air scoop w/functional butterfly valves.
§ Holley Street Avenger 4160 with electric choke and chrome dual feed lines w/gauge.
§ Edelbrock Polished Air gap intake manifold.
§ Moroso Electric water pump
§ Upswept exhaust headers w/pipe wrap.
§ Dual exhaust stacks w/internal baffles, shields and turn outs.
§ High performance ignition system - complete.
§ Custom aluminum rear mounted 4 core radiator w/expansion tank.
§ Thermostatically controlled dual electric cooling fans.
§ 88 amp one wire alternator.
§ Gear reduction starter motor.
§ Engine block heater.
§ Chrome dress up package includes oil pan, timing cover assembly, rocker covers, distributor hold down.
§ Aero quip hoses with clear anodized fittings.
§ Two stage 42 inch wide auger assembly complete with electric clutch.
§ Hydraulic directional chute adjustment. (Left/Right, Up and Down.)
§ Shear pin protection.
§ Custom stainless steel under carriage and main frame.
§ Custom hydraulic pump with pressure compensated flow diverter valve.
§ Adjustable dash mounted flow control for drive wheel speeds.
§ Dual bearing mounted walking beams ensure smooth operation complete with hydraulic slave cylinders for 'lock' or 'float' modes of operation.
§ Custom hydraulic oil tank with 10 micron filtration.
§ Custom fuel tank.
§ Optima spiral wound battery with battery tray.
§ Dual hydraulic motors coupled to four drive wheels offer zero turning radius.
§ Custom tire groove pattern applied to large heavy duty phenolic tires.
§ Custom dashboard assembly with cup holder.
§ Safety tether /emergency stop switch.
§ Full instrumentation with illuminated marine quality gauges includes engine temp, oil pressure, volts and tachometer.
§ Marine quality weather tight switches.
§ Dual blue strobe lights in sealed enclosure.
§ Dual 100 watt flood type yard lights.
§ Weather tight electrical connectors with fuse panel.
§ Custom handle bars heated with engine coolant.
§ Custom spring return to center hydraulic directional control valves.
§ Custom dash mounted throttle control with 'Hurst' shifter.
§ Fully assembled, ready to run with synthetic fluids.
§ Complete three year warranty.