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Old 04-18-2013, 06:02 PM   #1576
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Not exactly "artful" but kind of fun none the less..
What the hell is that thing? Looks like some V8 harleyish hill climb half a truck. The biggest worry would be getting crushed if it leaned on you or the exposed belt drive ripping your leg out of it's socket as if it were a wookie and you just beat him in a game.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:58 AM   #1577
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Not exactly "artful" but kind of fun none the less..
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:16 AM   #1578
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To each their own, I just think it is a waste of a lambo engine, and doesn't "fit" with my views of old American hotrods. If it works for you, that's fine.

Not fer nuthin, but very little of what are called hot rods today bear much resemblance to old American hotrods . . . . .

This can be good, or bad, depending on your point of view -- if they wer artwork, they be attributed as "in the scholl of."
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:39 AM   #1579
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Not fer nuthin, but very little of what are called hot rods today bear much resemblance to old American hotrods . . . . .

This can be good, or bad, depending on your point of view -- if they wer artwork, they be attributed as "in the scholl of."
Back in the day, the great majority of "hot rods" were just stripped down old cars. Nothing fancy. And most spent much of their lives in gray primer. I owned some neat old cars, including a '40 Ford convertible and a '29 Ford roadster pickup, but I didn't have the money to do much with them. I had a wife, a baby, and a job that just about paid my expenses.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:55 AM   #1580
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Back in the day, the great majority of "hot rods" were just stripped down old cars. Nothing fancy. And most spent much of their lives in gray primer. I owned some neat old cars, including a '40 Ford convertible and a '29 Ford roadster pickup, but I didn't have the money to do much with them. I had a wife, a baby, and a job that just about paid my expenses.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:03 PM   #1581
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This past weekend was Motorhead overload... started the day at 6am with the Donut Derelicts:

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Nice crate motor in an older Camero:



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Old 05-01-2013, 02:28 PM   #1582
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Twin turbo 300ZX's?
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:48 PM   #1583
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Twin turbo 300ZX's?
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:01 PM   #1584
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Years ago I had seen a C Type kit car that was all metal, A couple of the guys from Pink Floyd did the Carrera Panamerica in the copies.
I have an old VHS tape of that race circa 1990 or so. Nick Mason and David Gilmore teamed up with Alain DeCadenet and some other guy for It. They wrapped one of the copies around a tree. Great video set to Floyd music, of course.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:08 AM   #1585
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found a few i took from the SEMA show a few years back, nothing exceeds like excess






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Old 05-03-2013, 12:58 PM   #1586
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:27 PM   #1587
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Rolls-Royce Meteor MK1A 27Litre/1647CID V-12

Tank version of the Merlin, no supercharger. Rover made them under contract during WWII.
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:41 PM   #1588
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Rolls-Royce Meteor MK1A 27Litre/1647CID V-12

somebody stuffed one into a car...Top Gear, season 18, episode 6.





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Old 05-03-2013, 09:26 PM   #1589
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Meteor Tank Engine

The Meteor tank engine is very similar to the Merlin. Both made by Rolls Royce, the same specialized tooling works for both. An acquaintance of mine works on Merlin's and he has a meteor tooling kit for them. The accessories, supercharger, exhaust and intake systems are different however.

The strangest thing about the Merlin and Meteor is that the valve seats in the cylinder heads are screwed into the head, not pressed like every motor I have worked on. As you might imagine they are put in with lots of torque. The valve seats have a central part for turning them in (very coarse thread) and then they machine the central part out as part of the rebuild, making the valve seat as it is removed.

The valves have 1/2" stems, and the exhaust valves have sodium in them for convection cooling as many piston aircraft engines did during WWII.

The Merlin's biggest challenge was keeping the tetra-ethyl lead in suspension (anti knock) in the very long intake track. Spark plugs were always a challenge (fouling with lead). With the two speed two stage superchargers wartime maximum power setting was 61 or so inches of mercury. The Reno racers run very exotic fuels (not gasoline), cooling by boiling over and over 90 inches of mercury as the race power setting. The charge cooling system (inter cooler) is eliminated because of to much restriction and the charge cooled by evaporation of the ADI fluid (methanol and water). Often the ratio of the supercharger speed system is altered as well.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:07 PM   #1590
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Ford GAA and GAC

There was a real possibility that this could have been a real Merlin beater, had politics not got in the way, The original ford big-block.

The original idea was a 1650 cid V12 aero engine, aluminum block and heads, true DOHC with cams operating directly over bucket lifters. The V12 never really got off the ground, but was developed into a V8 of 1100 cid, for use in tanks during WWII. It was rated at 525 HP @ 2800 rpm, and had 1000+ ft/lb of torque from 1000 rpm throughout its operating range.

Pretty impressive stuff, IMHO.

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