Jump to content
  • Sign Up to reply and join the friendliest Watch Forum on the web. Stick around, get to 50 posts and gain access to your full profile and additional features such as a personal messaging system, chat room and the sales forum PLUS the chance to enter our regular giveaways.

The Rolls-Royce Merlin Engine

Recommended Posts

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.


  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...
19 minutes ago, BondandBigM said:

If you have a spare £20K



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.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Create New...