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23 minutes ago, BondandBigM said:

@BondandBigM here's my mates V12 Meteor. Prior to him obtaining it, it was last reconditioned at Rolls Royce Hillington and came still in the wooden crate. The radiator and oil cooler came off an old Hanomag loading shovel I broke up, the exhaust headers are home brew stainless. Another pal had a wrecked Merlin that had snapped the crank, so the supercharger off that was destined to go onto the Meteor in the YouTube clip. I know a retired RAF guy who trained on Spitfires and he went into great detail about how easy it was in the wrong (inexperienced) hands to wreck a Merlin.

Miss Schilling knew a thing or two about going fast.

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19 minutes ago, BondandBigM said:

If you have a spare £20K

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303958914958

 

It'll be interesting to see how that sale goes. A bit optimistic perhaps, but over the last year a lot of things have gone silly. The one in the YouTube clip came in the RR create handbooks and all. It was a tank engine, and from memory the fuel consumption under battlefield conditions was 5 - 8 gallons per mile. I remember shifting a Scammell tank recovery truck with a giant Meadows petrol engine and it was 3 gallons to the mile off road. The carburettor venturi was big enough to get your hand in.

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