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    Default Steam powered DATSUN from the FACTORY ?

    I have not looked into this yet but i thought i would share this with you.

    Minto steam engine.
    Minto signed a contract to produce 100 steam engines for NISSAN
    to use in production 1972 datsuns.

    Anybody know anything about this.
    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...t+datsun&hl=en

    http://books.google.com/books?id=QwE...engine&f=false

    http://www.rexresearch.com/minto/minto.htm

    http://www.steamautomobile.com/archi...v14n3.CV01.pdf

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    I was at the Tokyo Auto Show in Nov 71, saw the 72 burgundy 240ZG on display. I took a couple of pics of the ZG, didn't see anything of Minto powered Z. Maybe a different model?

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    Default Great find! Great read!

    gold man, great read in the morning. truly what goes around, comes around.
    haven't heard anything on this at all, but really excited to learn about it! thanks
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    The #2 link shows a wagon maybe 510. I guess this project must have went to the storage
    room.

    More here.

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=6616,7555889

    "Wallace Minto devised a steamer which used fluorocarbon fluid instead of water and interested Nissan in it. But it never saw production."

    http://www.theautochannel.com/mania/...ry/chap15.html


    http://books.google.com/books?id=QwE...0engine&f=true


    http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=6976,3819614

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=6825,3946623

    http://newspaperarchive.com/indiana-...0-08-19/page-8
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    Quote Originally Posted by black gold man View Post
    I have not looked into this yet but i thought i would share this with you.

    Minto steam engine.
    Minto signed a contract to produce 100 steam engines for NISSAN
    to use in production 1972 datsuns.

    Anybody know anything about this.
    The Palm Beach Post - Google News Archive Search

    Popular Science - Google Books

    Wallace Minto: Freon Power Wheel

    http://www.steamautomobile.com/archi...v14n3.CV01.pdf

    BGM
    I know a thing or two about it. I am Wallace Kevin Minto

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    I know a thing or two about it. I am Wallace Kevin Minto

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    Solar Powered Stirling Engines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    btw the $20 coffee maker in the ad in the first link (Palm Beach Post Aug 1970) is now ~$40..... Can you imagine if gas, food, and cars only doubled in price since then?
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    Lets hear your story.
    What is Minto powered today.

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    Is it like the railroad locomotives in the old days, you have to have a guy in the back shoveling coal?

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    Category: Rogers Photo Archive
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    Description : Sarasota Inventor Wallace Minto, Left, who decide to do something about environmental pollution and claims he has invented a pollution-free engine, is shown with assistant Joseph Nugent Friday as they view the 56-pound freon engine in a converted Datsun. Datsun has signed a multimillion dollar contract with minto.
    Tags : Scientist

    https://www.argentaimages.com/media/...ientist/page/2

    Who has the RARE MINTO 510.
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