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December 17, 2013 in NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Crazy Diamond’s ‘Cruizer’ – a Replica ’32 Roadster, Dedicated-CNG

Michigan’s Crazy Diamond Performance is promoting the 330-horsepower, dedicated-CNG “Cruizer” – a replica of a 1932 Ford Roadster with such modern amenities as keyless operation, OnStar and Bluetooth.

'an innovative twist on an American icon'

‘an innovative twist on an American icon’

(Hot rods aside, Crazy Diamond is in the forefront of low-pressure CNG systems compatible with the direct injection architectures increasingly favored by vehicle OEMs; F&F, November 5).

The Cruizer, described as “the quintessential American hot rod,” is being built for Crazy Diamond by Heroes Hired Manufacturing, a firm that hires disabled war veterans.

No Stinting

The car features premium steel-body construction, a 5.3-liter General Motors all-aluminum engine with such upgraded internal components as camshaft, lightweight valves and hardened valve seats, reproduction drop-axle front suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, and functioning OBD.

Yes, it's a natural gas vehicle.

Yes, it’s a natural gas vehicle.

The Cruizer’s 9.1-gasoline gallon equivalent Type III carbon fiber-on-aluminum fuel cylinder is supplied by Worthington-SCI.

“This has been many years in the making,” says Crazy Diamond founder and president Kevin Fern, “using an alternative fuel and putting an innovative twist on an American icon.”

Expect your favorite Santa to pay about $75,000 to put the Cruizer smart key under your tree.

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Source: Crazy Diamond Performance with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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