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Date: 07/13/05 22:23
The Galloping Goose June 2005
Author: cajon

Chama NM June 14 2005.

Dennis




Date: 07/13/05 22:24
Re: The Galloping Goose June 2005
Author: cajon

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Date: 07/13/05 22:25
Re: The Galloping Goose June 2005
Author: cajon

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Date: 07/13/05 22:25
Re: The Galloping Goose June 2005
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Date: 07/13/05 22:26
Re: The Galloping Goose June 2005
Author: cajon

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Date: 07/13/05 22:27
Re: The Galloping Goose June 2005
Author: cajon

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Date: 07/13/05 22:28
Re: The Galloping Goose June 2005
Author: cajon

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Date: 07/13/05 22:29
Re: The Galloping Goose June 2005
Author: cajon

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Date: 07/14/05 05:42
Re: The Galloping Goose June 2005
Author: MTMEngineer

Wow!

Thanks for posting.



Date: 07/14/05 09:28
Re: The Galloping Goose June 2005
Author: WichitaJct

What does that chain do on the set of wheels in middle, just behind the "bus" section?



Date: 07/14/05 10:49
Re: The Galloping Goose June 2005
Author: MTMEngineer

WichitaJct Wrote:
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> What does that chain do on the set of wheels in
> middle, just behind the "bus" section?


Just like the siderods on a steam engine, the chain drive distributes power from the main driven axle to another axle, so that wheel slippage is reduced.

The Galloping Geese were built on automobile or light truck frames, (Pierce Arrow, I think) with the driveshaft driving one axle carrying the differential.

Early Mack trucks had a similar drive system to connect the differential to the wheels, I believe this was to give greater ground clearance.



Date: 07/14/05 12:19
Re: The Galloping Goose June 2005
Author: 2472Don

Great pix...very interesting!



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