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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by ivanhoew, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. ivanhoew
    Joined: Feb 3, 2018
    Posts: 11

    ivanhoew

    Hello fellow HAMB ers, i am joining in from oxford england , i have a few cars and bikes i have built ,my first turbo conversion was a 400/4 in 1980 , and i am still at it .:).

    my latest project is a 1930's look boat tail based on a london taxi chassis , here's a quick picture ..

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    all made from bits and pieces , boat tail made from about 18 bits of canoe and ally plate .i hope to have it on the rd this year , i have driven it about ,(there are some vids on youtube)and it feels fine .


    thanks for the great site .

    regards
    robert.
     
  2. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
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    Slopok
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    Wow...now is that what's considered as a free flowing exhaust???o_O
     
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  3. edwardlloyd
    Joined: Aug 2, 2003
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    edwardlloyd
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    from Germany

  4. ivanhoew
    Joined: Feb 3, 2018
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    ivanhoew

    haha , the cars name is MEDUSA , so i made them as snakey as possible .using motorbike titanium headers cheap off ebay . and toothpaste factory 3 inch tubing .
     
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  5. ivanhoew
    Joined: Feb 3, 2018
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    ivanhoew

    Edward . its a pair of 24 valve jaguar xj40 engines .
     
  6. edwardlloyd
    Joined: Aug 2, 2003
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    edwardlloyd
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    from Germany

    Wasn't one of them enough?

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  7. ivanhoew
    Joined: Feb 3, 2018
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    ivanhoew

    :) they were cheap.
     
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  8. teardrop
    Joined: Jan 13, 2018
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    teardrop

    I love this! Please post more pics and info esp of how you connected the two engines together.
     
  9. captain scarlet
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  10. ivanhoew
    Joined: Feb 3, 2018
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    ivanhoew

    Thank You ,Teardrop :)

    I

    machined a taper lock hub ,that grips the snout of the rear engine and this then bolts to a rubber prop doughnut , and then to a hub bolted to the back of the front engine .i have driven it, but time will tell if it works or will squeal like a politician losing an election .

    i was avoiding clogging up this forum with my stuff , if you google medusa twin engined car ,a fair few pics and fori come up to peruse :) if you have any picture specific questions , bung the pic up on here and i will happily answer .



    Thank you Captain ,on a another forum , it was suggested i should leave it registered as a taxi , so i could barrel down the taxi lanes scaring everyone to death ...it did appeal .



    regards
    robert.
     
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  11. teardrop
    Joined: Jan 13, 2018
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    teardrop

    Watched lots of your videos, fascinating stuff. Unfortunately the forum I found none of the pictures would show up.

    How much do you think the front engine contributes to driving the transmission?


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    Last edited: Feb 6, 2018
  12. ivanhoew
    Joined: Feb 3, 2018
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    ivanhoew



    Thank you Teardrop , there is a certainly a mixed variety of vids on there i realise .

    Re the engine ,well i'm a bit new to this twin engine malarky , however i am simply assuming it will be the specific output of the two engines ,eg, 240 for the 4.0 and 225 for the 3.6 ,,adding a bit for the totally open inlet and exhaust , and reducing it a bit for the fact its running on lpg ,, i did a engine simulation on the thing ,and it popped up with 510 bhp ...at 5500 rpm . so ,in theory ,it should make it up most steep hills.


    RR
     
  13. ivanhoew
    Joined: Feb 3, 2018
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    ivanhoew

    oh , to add , re my pics , a lot became impotent when photobucket gelded the universe,however there are now add ons you can download that make the pics work
     
  14. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
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    Incredible. I'd love to see what is under the skin of it. Gary
     
  15. ivanhoew
    Joined: Feb 3, 2018
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    ivanhoew

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    Gary , here are a couple of under bonnet :)


    regards
    robert.
     
  16. 27Tudor
    Joined: Jun 17, 2007
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    Genius, using an actual boat to make a boat tail car!! The price of canoes will now skyrocket.

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  17. ivanhoew
    Joined: Feb 3, 2018
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    ivanhoew

    Thank you Tudor :)


    funny story about that , i had contacted all the local schools and sailing clubs to see if i could get a old derelict Canadian canoe ..no one had anything suitable ,i searched old marina's etc , with no luck .then i pulled a back muscle ,and tried to walk it off, all corkscrewed over to one side as you do .

    as i walked i saw a sailing club west oxon ,and thought hey !!

    i staggered over there and pestered everyone till i got the marina manager , he said have a look and if you find anything let me know ..so i did ,and found 2 canoes , and he let me take them .


    regards robert.
     
  18. 27Tudor
    Joined: Jun 17, 2007
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    27Tudor
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    Do you have anything showing the building of the body? And what is the grill?

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  19. ivanhoew
    Joined: Feb 3, 2018
    Posts: 11

    ivanhoew

    The grill is a Daimler majestic i think



    unfortunately all the earlier pictures are photobucket , i can put some up here ,but not everyone wants to down load the chrome pb fix ...


    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/...nk-fix/kegnjbncdcliihbemealioapbifiaedg?hl=en

    most pictures are on here ..

    http://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/garage/medusa-206057

    if you see any there you would like to ask questions about ,please just pop the picture up on here and i am happy to explain :) after the photobucket debacle i went to hosting my own pics ,and using that link method , so at the end of the thread the pictures are visible with no fix's.

    regards
    robert.
     
  20. ivanhoew
    Joined: Feb 3, 2018
    Posts: 11

    ivanhoew

    Started a series of video diary updates ....










    feel free to spread em around [​IMG]
     

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