Spitfire Engined Special 2 of 2
A Rolls-Royce Merlin engined special, featured in our June issue, being
fired up. This is a 24-litre V12 and capable of a theoretical 300mph. Video
by Tony Bell.
John Dodd and The Beast
John Dodd out & about with his 27 litre Rolls Royce aeroengined 'Beast'.
His Auomatic Transmissoin repair business is located beside Malaga Airport
in Spain, see: www.automaticgearboxspain.com John Dodd dando una vuelta en
su coche de motor de avión Rolls Royce 'La Bestia'. Su taller de cajas de
cambios automaticas esta situado cerca del aeropuerto de Malaga, ver:
Rolls Royce Griffon V12 Mk58 36.7 litre engine run at Duxford Flying Legends
Duxford airfield, Saturday 30th of June 2012. Flying Legends airshow.
Startup - full throttle - shutdown.
Guys on the left were working on RR Merlin which didn't startup at that
Shutter speed was automatic, since propellers look strange.
Men Bet Their Lives on It -- Packard Merlin Engines
Rolls-Royce developed the legendary Merlin engine that held land, aviation
and water speed records. It was unmatched but the Rolls factories were
threatened during WWII and the company needed a partner in a safe country
that could produce the engines as well. They also had to be able to
produce them up to Rolls-Royce standards. Packard was the one.
Packard built Merlin engines for the Lancaster bombers, P-51 Mutangs and
other airplanes during WWII in its Detroit Factory with American workers
who served on the home front by transforming the auto factories into the
Arsenal of Democracy. Many credit the industrial might of this country
with winning the War.
These engines won the Battle of Britain and took the fight far into
Germany. Other Packard engines were enlisted to power PT Boats.
For More information: http://www.pt-boat.com/
Merlin V12 part 1 start up
A Merlin engine built out of two wrecks. It originally powered a twin
engine Mosquito. Just the thing to have in your shed!
A record-holding racing car is started up at Brooklands. If you think
modern racing cars look dangerous, then this should be an eye-opener. The
noise is incredible.
Jay Leno's tank car gets Banks turbos
Here's Jay Leno's infamous "tank car" in the race shop at Gale Banks
Engineering. The Korean-War-era M47 Patton tank engine had 810 hp when it
came to Banks -- it left with 1600 hp (and according to Jay, the fuel
economy is even better). See bankspower.com for the full story.