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Old 11-17-2012, 07:46 PM
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What do you do with yor spare Rolls-Merlin?

1200 hp with a Turbo 400 behind it!
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:11 PM
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Holy cow! Someone has some passion. Wow, that is wild, I kinda dig it.

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Old 11-17-2012, 10:44 PM
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That is one awesome engine.
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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
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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.

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I believe we need to come up with a new word....fugly doesn't seem strong enough.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:27 AM
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I believe we need to come up with a new word....fugly doesn't seem strong enough.
Really? I dig it, honestly I think it's pretty cool, but I love wagons so this is the baddest ars wagon ever.

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It would make an awesome engine for a 35 + foot boat
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:37 AM
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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.

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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

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Old 11-18-2012, 09:39 AM
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The story is just friggin hilarious!

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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.

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just needs chevy chase driving it.
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I took a pic of the earlier incarnation of this vehicle at the drags,
exhibition run......long time ago.

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Here is a local unfinished car.

It is a "much-stretched" '32 Ford Pheaton with Rolls Royce Melrin power!!!
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I can't help but think that somewhere there is a P51 Mustang, Spitfire, Hurricane, or Lancaster that needs a Roll Royce Merlin.

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