Ford nucleon engine. Not only is in not significant or encyclopedia worthy but its citations make no reference to the ford nucleon. Preceding unsigned comment added by. The ford nucleon was a concept designed to explore the viability of a nuclear powered car in 1957.
Richard feynman got a phone call once insisting he was the inventor of the atomic automobile. In 1957 ford motor company revealed the concept model for the nucleon a passenger car powered by a compact atomic fission reactor in the vehicles trunk. The design did not include an internal combustion engine rather the vehicle was to be powered by a small nuclear reactor in the rear of the vehicle based.
It seemed inevitable that the internal combustion engine would fade into obscurity becoming a quaint relic of a pre atomic past. The ford nucleon was a car that was going to have a nuclear engine and was going to be the car of the future. The design did not include an internal combustion engine rather a vehicle was to be powered by a small nuclear reactor in the rear of the vehicle.
Although it was just a scale model ford wanted to show that you could in theory based on scientific knowledge at the time power a car with steam and uranium fission. The design did not include an internal combustion engine. The ford nucleon concept car.
The unusual form of this concept was dictated by its reactor the same type found on nuclear submarines at the time which dictated the long flat shape of its rear end. The car did not have an internal combustion engine rather it was powered by a small nuclear reactor in the trunk of the car. As it turned out the folks at the manhattan project.
The concept was only demonstrated as a scale model. Motivated by nuclear energys efficiency and reduction in harmful emissions compared to the traditional internal combustion engines engineers modeled the nucleons power system after. The ford nucleon was a scale model concept car developed by ford motor company in 1958 as a design on how a nuclear powered car might look.
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