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boothboy 11-17-2012 07:46 PM

What do you do with yor spare Rolls-Merlin?
 
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1200 hp with a Turbo 400 behind it!
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MARTINSR 11-17-2012 09:11 PM

Holy cow! Someone has some passion. :sweat:Wow, that is wild, I kinda dig it.

Brian

CrashFarmer2 11-17-2012 10:44 PM

That is one awesome engine. :D

xxllmm4 11-18-2012 01:59 AM

I would like to see about a 2 hour interview with the owner and car! It kinda has a wild 60s/70s show car thing about it I kinda like. If it was mine I would paint it with a thick root beer metal flake :mwink:

malc 11-18-2012 02:30 AM

Wow ! this is going a back.....




I recall it once burned to the ground, and he ran it in Germany on the autbahns to fullfill itīs potential.

Some more info.

oldsguy 11-18-2012 08:12 AM

I believe we need to come up with a new word....fugly doesn't seem strong enough. :D

MARTINSR 11-18-2012 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by oldsguy (Post 1612613)
I believe we need to come up with a new word....fugly doesn't seem strong enough. :D

Really? I dig it, honestly I think it's pretty cool, but I love wagons so this is the baddest ars wagon ever.

Brian

LATECH 11-18-2012 09:34 AM

It would make an awesome engine for a 35 + foot boat

MARTINSR 11-18-2012 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by malc (Post 1612550)
Wow ! this is going a back.....

John Dodd's Beast on Top Gear - YouTube



I recall it once burned to the ground, and he ran it in Germany on the autbahns to fullfill itīs potential.

Some more info.

I loved the video up until the guy sat on the hood and fender, I wanted really badly to punch him in the throat. That is a MAJOR pet peeve of mine. I caught a niece of mine sitting on my wifes 65 Skylark years ago. I told her if you want to use the wrong thing for a chair go use the stove, I and directed her towards the stove, go sit on the stove, let me turn the fire on, you wouldn't sit on that why sit on a cars hood! GRRRRRRRRR

Brian

MARTINSR 11-18-2012 09:39 AM

The story is just friggin hilarious!

Brian

MARTINSR 11-18-2012 09:48 AM

They say it used a TH400 tranny. I will bet a crisp $10 bill that it was in fact a ST400, the Buick version of the TH400. I say that because the ST400 was used by Rolls Royce at that time! The nailhead Buick ST400 has a very short bell housing as the torque converter sits inside the block on the Nailhead not hanging off the back like a Chevy. So the transmission is a perfect candidate for an adapter to other engines. It has been used in the Aston Martin as well and I believe even Ferrari used the Buick ST400.

Brian

gearheadslife 11-18-2012 09:55 AM

just needs chevy chase driving it.

malc 11-18-2012 10:54 AM

I took a pic of the earlier incarnation of this vehicle at the drags,
exhibition run......long time ago.

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...n/Spit_Car.jpg

TucsonJay 11-19-2012 06:44 PM

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Here is a local unfinished car.

It is a "much-stretched" '32 Ford Pheaton with Rolls Royce Melrin power!!!

302 Z28 11-19-2012 07:43 PM

I can't help but think that somewhere there is a P51 Mustang, Spitfire, Hurricane, or Lancaster that needs a Roll Royce Merlin.:D

Vince


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