• Short Summary

    A 30-year-old New Zealand mechanic says the world will beat the power crisis if it adopts a new propulsion system developed in his backyard workshop.

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    A 30-year-old New Zealand mechanic says the world will beat the power crisis if it adopts a new propulsion system developed in his backyard workshop.

    Mr. Malcom Vincent, of Nelson, MZ, claims to have invented an engine powered by water. He has fitted a prototype to a car and with first trials says he's driven hundreds of miles at speeds up to 60 miles an hour. And it used only about half a pint of water, according to the inventor.

    The engine works on an hydraulic principle using an ordinary electric starter to give it the initial thrust.

    The inventor claims it'll replace the petrol engine and will eventually be used in aircraft, at power plants and generally as a revolution in the motor industry.

    Mr. Vincent was reluctant to reveal the finer details of his engine, but gave reporter Bernic Griffin a general outline as he put the finishing workshop touches to a cistern-shaped cylinder.

    The it was out for a road test.

    Things didn't go as planned for a while. Mr. Vincent poured the required amount of "fuel" into the engine with a hose. A burst on the starter failed to set it going however and manpower was required firstly to spin the rear wheels and then to heave-ho at the rear to effect a rolling start?
    Suddenly the engine spluttered into life -- and Mr. Vincent was offdown the road with the propulsion system to all intents and purposes working smoothly.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA66FRMAQTHZ6C24IAQ6PAW0DA0
    Media URN:
    VLVA66FRMAQTHZ6C24IAQ6PAW0DA0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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