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Pics of 27 litre Rolls Royce Meteor engine installation.

Pics of 27 litre Rolls Royce Meteor engine installation.

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gingerpaul

2,928 posts

167 months

Monday 20th February 2006
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That looks AWESOME!

Al Rush

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4,306 posts

143 months

Monday 20th February 2006
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nonegreen said:
What transmission are you using?


Jag XJ-6.

pgm

2,079 posts

173 months

Monday 20th February 2006
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WOW!

Al Rush

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4,306 posts

143 months

Monday 20th February 2006
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dick dastardly said:
You have to bring it to some PH meets.


It'll be road legal, so definately. Also LPG'd.

Dakkon

7,261 posts

177 months

Monday 20th February 2006
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Al Rush said:
Bigtone said:
Fantastic stuff! How far from completion is it, and where can we go to see it running when it's done?


Its at the Stoneleigh show this weekend, and we want to take it to Bruntingthorpe. It'll be running anytime soon I guess. The big issue at the moment is getting brakes which will make it stop.


Use a parachute?
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Al Rush

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4,306 posts

143 months

Monday 20th February 2006
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Plotloss said:
Al, if you look through the forums there is one entitled 'VMax' which is a max speed day held at Bruntingthorpe.

Its run by PH'er CraigW, has to be worth a look for such a machine.


Cheers.

Al Rush

Original Poster:

4,306 posts

143 months

Monday 20th February 2006
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Dakkon said:
Al Rush said:
Bigtone said:
Fantastic stuff! How far from completion is it, and where can we go to see it running when it's done?


Its at the Stoneleigh show this weekend, and we want to take it to Bruntingthorpe. It'll be running anytime soon I guess. The big issue at the moment is getting brakes which will make it stop.


Use a parachute?


We can laugh..

kingb

1,000 posts

150 months

Monday 20th February 2006
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that is top what do you think it will be worth once you have finished it. i assume you intend to make it road legal?

Mr Whippy

21,126 posts

165 months

Monday 20th February 2006
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Hehehe, that car is just mental!

I imagine it's not too good on the old petrol then.

Do you actually need more than one gear? I bet it's got some torque!

Dave

Al Rush

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4,306 posts

143 months

Monday 20th February 2006
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kingb said:
that is top what do you think it will be worth once you have finished it. i assume you intend to make it road legal?


I'm not sure Matt, cars like this only come along once in a age. There was a similar Jag of 1970's vintage auctioned off at the NEC a couple of years ago, and it was hard to estimate that as I recall.

It has been roadlegal already, last running a couple of years ago and it will be again. Because it has the chassis plate in the same place, he never had a problem with the DVLA (insert suitable hand motion smilie here) apart from the fact they they kept putting 2.7 litres on the V5. Charley built it a few years ago, to size things up, make notes and to snag things. Once he had had the measure of things in his mind, it was dissmantled again and has been put back together over the last couple of years or so. Charley is a genius, just to watch him work is an experience in its own right.

waynepixel

3,910 posts

148 months

Monday 20th February 2006
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Great project you have there Al Rush, if a bit crazy. . Your not crazy wright.

Al Rush

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4,306 posts

143 months

Monday 20th February 2006
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Mr Whippy said:
Hehehe, that car is just mental!

I imagine it's not too good on the old petrol then.

Do you actually need more than one gear? I bet it's got some torque!

Dave


Torque isn't the word. Being ex RAF, I managed to introduce Charley to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. He spent the day with them. I don't know who was more impressed with each other, Charley for being allowed to rummage in manuals and see so many running Merlin's in one place, or the old sweat aircraft mechanics there, for appreciating his determination and ability.

tuffer

8,192 posts

191 months

Monday 20th February 2006
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OMG, I was expecting to see a Tractor, you are mental!!!

Mr Whippy

21,126 posts

165 months

Monday 20th February 2006
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Veyron should have run a Merlin instead

Dave

Mr E

17,665 posts

183 months

Monday 20th February 2006
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Gobsmacked.



I want to hear it when she fires up....

trackcar

6,453 posts

150 months

Monday 20th February 2006
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stunning work as ever .. can't wait to finally see this beastie in the metal .. it's been fantastic watchig the development

(joo off ppc forum)

klassiekerrally

2,543 posts

179 months

Monday 20th February 2006
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Respect!
Will appropriate brakes fit in those wheels, or are you going to fit larger wheels?

What does the engine weigh?

UncleDave

7,142 posts

155 months

Monday 20th February 2006
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That is a real car! Can't wait to see (or hear) that!

Al Rush

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4,306 posts

143 months

Monday 20th February 2006
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Thanks all (Hi Joo),

I know Charley will be chuffed and surprised when I send him the link, he's a bit of an old fashioned gent. We bought a Shadow 1 the other week, and we're going to put 4 turbo's on that and prep it as a track day jobber. Might even go for 8 small ones, instaed of 4. It'd be good to see the two of them together.

Brakes are from an XK-R.. at the moment.

thetruemackie

7,604 posts

157 months

Monday 20th February 2006
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What about retro thrusters or maybe an arrestor hook and cables at the end of the runway :P
Seem appropriate somehow

Seriously that's an awesome project. Out of interest what kind of power and torque does the meteor make and at what RPMs?

What gearbox and final drive are you using?