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Merlin V-12 (Spitfire/P-51) powered '55 Chevy

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pickled_asparagus, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Pickled_asparagus
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    I started off wondering if anyone had ever put an old WWII aircraft engine into a hotrod. In my search I came across this video on Youtube. This guy built a '55 Chevy powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin V-12 like you'de see in Spitfires and late model P-51D's. I love that startup procedure on this thing:


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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIj2GVfua84
     
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  3. FiddyFour
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    and welcome to the board :rolleyes:
     
  4. gasserjohn
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    jim lytle put allisons in many cars
     

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  5. Wow. No intro and this is what you come up with? Oh boy.
     
  6. panhead_pete
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    Well at least it wasn't a "How much is this worth?" and was about an Aussie :D:D:D

    Welcome to the HAMB mate, might pay to go do an intro then a bit of reading. This isnt the average bulletin board and we love folks who use the search function before posting, especially the advanced part, which I myself didnt find until being on here for ages :rolleyes:

    Then please do post your questions and hopefully some solutions to others as well. Not everyone here is an expert but you have found the most knowledgable (myself excluded) group of trad hot rod owners/builders/frabricators on the planet.

    OMG I'm becoming a nice guy.....
     
  7. 49ratfink
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    This isnt the average bulletin board and we love folks who use the search function before posting, especially the advanced part,

    new guys read that, and then we end up with 10 posts on the first page from 3 years ago.
     
  8. riverrat
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    isnt that intro bullshit getting a little old?
     
  9. I remember seeing the "Quad Al" sitting in the window of Cal Automotive, Tex Collins' shop in Sun Valley, CA back in the 60s. The Allison powered White truck sat in his yard in LaTuna Canyon. It all went away when someone shot him.
     
  10. plym49
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    Aaaah yes - remember the 'Orange Crate'?
     
  11. FiddyFour
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    seriously?

    ah, no.
     
  12. Shot him? Expound....
     
  13. oldiron73
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    That 55 Chevy is AWESOME!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for posting that.......
     
  14. Huh? ... Bob Tindle's Orange Crate ran a 417ci Oldsmobile with a crank driven Potvin supercharger and Hilborn injectors:

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Hey_Pauly
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    That may have been posted before, but it is still sick.
     
  16. Phil1934
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  17. plym49
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    You're right.
     
  18. Not sure why, But as they say in Texas, "He needed shootin'". It was well known around town that he was a bag of wind and a con man. I never saw the U.S Speed Sport article, but it sure sounds like Tex.
     
  19. I've seen this '55 up close and it's crazy loud, and super nice for what it is.
     

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