December 7, 2012 at 6:41 pm #14854
A few people have stuck V12 Rolls Royce ‘Merlin’ engines in a variety of cars, even a SD1 Rover. However most were not Merlin engines, but the unsupercahrged variant, still a V12 and 27 litres, called the Meteor built mainly by Austin at their Longbridge factory. These were used in a variety of tanks over the years.
It is rare for the full monty supercharged Merlin to find its way into a car. Not 3000 hp though, a mere 1200-2,200 depending on the variant
This Chevy seems to painted up as a tribut to a P-51 fighter that was fitted with the licence built version of the Merlin, built by an American car company called Packard.December 7, 2012 at 7:08 pm #64874ses310Moderator
Wow thats pretty awesome!December 7, 2012 at 11:55 pm #64875
wow…. I think a UK person buit a capri type vehicle with a Spitfire engine, got told off for testing it on the Autobahns in Germany lolDecember 8, 2012 at 12:04 am #64876
aye, this is it:
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxMxFE37Sxw[/youtube]December 9, 2012 at 7:40 pm #64877BigBenParticipant
Bit of a shame. Wasting a good engine like thatDecember 9, 2012 at 7:58 pm #64878Swindon AndyParticipant
I saw the original maroon one at Santa Pod – looked tatty and it coughed and spluttered, not all that quick, either. I love the idea though and I’m full of admiration for that dedicated work.December 9, 2012 at 11:41 pm #64879
I saw the original maroon one at Santa Pod – looked tatty and it coughed and spluttered, not all that quick, either. I love the idea though and I’m full of admiration for that dedicated work.
Some engineering was a little rustic tis true. I wouldn’t want to go terribly quick in them, the aerodymnamics would be interesting to say the least!
The Chevy looked well done though. Its just a fun thingto do if you loads of time and money on your hands!December 12, 2012 at 8:44 pm #64880BigBenParticipant
at the end of the day it isnt going to be overly quick anyway. bigger engine equals bigger weight. and its unlikely you could fit a heavier engine into a car than a plane engine. they were quick enough back in the day to keep jerry at bay.December 14, 2012 at 7:20 pm #64881GordyParticipant
Other people’s strange-but-fun projects add some spice to the world. Hats-off to petrolhead enthusiasm! Good job we don’t all drive Micras, etc..
Hang on, how about a Merlin engined Micra?
[“Nurse, nurse, he’s out again…”]December 14, 2012 at 10:32 pm #64882
Here is a Nissan Micra body over a Lotus Excel chassis, I have seen this car in the flesh and it is well done
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlxX7H5sljc[/youtube]December 15, 2012 at 1:29 am #64883
Hahaha… super cool
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