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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mr 42, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. Mr 42
    Joined: Mar 27, 2003
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    Mr 42
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    from Sweden

    This was what i did today
    The first rollout of my V12, under its own power [​IMG]
    Still have some sorting out to do, mainly with the coolingsystem. [​IMG]

    Had i minor leak today when i was warming up the engine, the connection to the auxillary tank engine was temporary plugged with some tape [​IMG] (has been like that for two years, and worked OK)

    But i can't wait for the icy roads to melt away.

    Sound and moving pics here
    http://web.telia.com/~u13603244/fan/Rollout.wmv




     

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  3. jangleguy
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    Woah...Reminds me of pictures I've seen from Sweden of old ice racers! Looks like big fun. Sorry if you already talked about it, but what is that engine?
     
  4. Mr 42
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    Its a Rover Meteor MK4B Centurion tank engine.
    V12 27 Litre 650 hpr 1550 lb./ft at 1500rpm

    The engine was built by Rover using Rolls Royce merlin Blueprint's

    Like a Packard built Packard Merlin for the P51 Mustang.


     

  5. jangleguy
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    Yeah, I was thinkin' Rover Meteor, just wasn't sure...Boy, if I see one more of those things - of course, the earlier ones with the Strombergs were my favorites...Jus' kiddin'- thanks for the education. Amazing what's being built around the world...................................................
     
  6. Mr 42
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    If someone send me 24 Stromberg's maybe i can wip up a log Manifold :)

    You can find more pics here www.brandow.tk
    check under the V12 Racecar/Hot Rod links
     
  7. over 'ere we have institutions for people like you.
     
  8. Paul
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    LOVE IT!!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!

     
  9. Cliff Ramsdell
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    Nice job, kinda like EJ Potter, the Michigan Madman who first ran a methanol injected small block chevy in a bike frame (Direct drive, no clutch or transmission) and then an Allison V12 aircraft motor in a Dodge Dart wagon.

    Cliff Ramsdell
    '29 Model A, 239 flathead V-8, 3 speed
    Mopartek@aol.com
     
  10. 122wagon
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    thats insane.


    so are you going to put headers on it or what? i dont know much about these kinds of engines? are they safe to run off the heads without messing up the valves?

    i bet its quite loud to say the least
     
  11. McGrath
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    So did you start any Avalanches with that thing echoing out across the countryside?... [​IMG]
     
  12. Nads
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  13. ComingApart
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    Thats the best porn I've seen all weekend!
     
  14. "Round here that would be the start of a pull tractor! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  15. QQMOON
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  16. Thats awesome!! [​IMG] How hard was it to get that engine hooked up to power a car? Where did you find it?
    -Good luck, Dean
     
  17. Bill.S
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    Now thats a BIG block!
    How many gallons to the mile?
     
  18. Flipper
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    I was surprised to see your choice for transmission, driveshaft, and rear axle.

    When 1500 ft lbs of torque kicks in, what is going to go boom first?

    I am not trying to be a smart ass. I am putting a Continental AV-1790-5B (air-cooled tank engine) into an old firetruck. I have had serious doubts as to whether the firetuck transmission will go boom, the first time I gas it.
     

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  19. That's insane!!
    "Hullo tower; RAF Spit 49 Foxtrot ready for takeoff."
    "Tallyho, chaps!"
     
  20. Very cool Mr42- what kind a trans and rear end gearing is used to accent the tourque????
     
  21. OldCarPilot
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    I love watching the posts from you! Can't wait to see it go down the road!
     
  22. [ QUOTE ]
    Nice job, kinda like EJ Potter, the Michigan Madman who first ran a methanol injected small block chevy in a bike frame (Direct drive, no clutch or transmission) and then an Allison V12 aircraft motor in a Dodge Dart wagon.

    Cliff Ramsdell
    '29 Model A, 239 flathead V-8, 3 speed
    Mopartek@aol.com


    [/ QUOTE ]

    LOL , I remember EJ and his V8 bikes, the "Widowmakers". He drove (or flew) a jetbike with a cruise missile engine ! He also had a few cars and tractors...he had this thing called the Jolly Green Giant, it had an F4 Phantom engine in it.

    Thank God for nuts [​IMG]

    Roost
     
  23. Crosley
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    wholly crap......... kool
     
  24. Flathead Youngin'
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    Looks good, sounds great! Keep us posted with pics and video...
     
  25. Boyd wants to know if that frame's boxed [​IMG]
     
  26. WOW, just watched the video. I think there's a guy in Michigan who'd like to borrow that to impress his neighbor [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  27. Mr 42
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    Mr 42
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    Thanks for the replies, I know im crazy and i feels goooood [​IMG]

    Regarding the drivetrain, it will break as soon as i put the pedal to it.

    But the concept of this "car" is to be able to move it around under its own power. An make a lot of noice.
    Im also building this on a budget, and have taken stuff that i had laying around, or got for free.

    If i would have tried to get some of the power down to the road. Id probably would have chosen some Truck transmission.

    Or taken a look at the Tractor pulling crowd, they use a lot of these engines without breaking up (the drivetrain)

    A friend of mine is building one to and he has used a 4WD reduction box turned backwards to double the outgoing revs from 3000 max to 6000. And then feed it into an allison bus automatic.He havent driven his yet so i cant tell if it works ok.


    Finaly regarding the valve problem. It states in the manual that you should run the engine hot. Remove the stubs.
    and then adjust the carbs so you get a 6" blue flame out of the exhaust ports. And the P51 Mustang,Lancaster bomber's where running the Merlin engine for hours with just short stubs, without major problem as i understand.

    So i dont think its a a major problem, and im not planning to run hundred of miles like this. And i will make stubs also. just wanted to see if i could get it running.
     
  28. LIMEY
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    We need to see that video clip again for those that missed it! [​IMG]
     
  29. Baumi
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    Wow, that´s badass!
    Thanks for the video! It made my day!!
     
  30. Empire32
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