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Old Jan 11, 2012, 09:12 PM
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Got a PT Boat engine, but no PT Boat?

Whacha gonna do?

Build a car around it!

12 cylinder Bentley packard monster .mov (1 min 31 sec)


The Amazing Packard Bentley Special " Mavis " Car. 42ltr 1500hp V12. (5 min 4 sec)


Packard Bentley - the 42 Litre "Mavis" special. (2 min 52 sec)


Bentley Packard (2 min 55 sec)
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 09:41 PM
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I want one.
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 03:40 AM
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Jay Leno has had a couple of cars built with huge motors from M-26 Pershing tanks. He says he'd rather drive his turbine, it is quieter! There was a guy in the 70's who took a Triumph Spitfire and lengthened it enough to fit a Rolls-Royce Merlin in it! Figured that a Spitfire should have the right motor.
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 04:48 AM
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I WANT THAT CAR!!!!! OMG!!!!!! its sooooooo awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 07:46 AM
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That car would be a bit too hairy for this old guy---.
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 08:29 AM
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HA! Me too Kap but it sure is an awesome car.
Just thinking, YouTube is far more entertaining than regular TV anymore. Pete
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 09:01 AM
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I want one.
Me too.

Since my Cable was shut off, I've found Youtube very entertaining. Lots of good old movies and stuff like above.
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 10:03 AM
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Yo Tom,is that a Packard marine engine or a Packard built R/R Merlin as in P-51 aeroplane engine ??
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 10:49 AM
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Dude, is that a Hemi? Sweet.
Sorry, couldn't resist. I am still getting my brain around the 2,563 cubic inch displacement. More than gobs of torque. And the sound, like music!

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Old Jan 13, 2012, 12:34 PM
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Dunno Charlie, but in one of the videos (maybe more) the builder states it is a Packard engine as used in PT boats and airplanes.
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 04:28 PM
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Dunno Charlie, but in one of the videos (maybe more) the builder states it is a Packard engine as used in PT boats and airplanes.
Lotta folks think that but they are 2 different engines. Packard built V-12 marine racing engines all the way back into the 1920's and the famous Liberty engine that the rum runners loved. The 4M-2500 Packard was bigger and heavier than the Merlin and 2500 cu inches. Just looked it up via Packard marine engines on the internet, talks about both engines. Oh well, more usless info
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 05:02 PM
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Crop Duster

What ya do when the Crop Duster crashed

Radial Engine powered Goggomobil Car #1 (1 min 57 sec)
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 05:45 PM
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Yeah, love that Goggomobil car. Actually, there are a few of them converted like this I have seen on Youtube. Also, slightly more sane, are these same cars with a Suzuki 1300cc Hayabusa engine stuffed in the rear.
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 06:55 PM
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Same guys Tom, they are slightly insane, 220 kmh with this thing, just slightly insane

http://www.deutsche-werke.de/goggo.htm
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Old May 10, 2012, 01:43 AM
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Then there is always the '55 Chevy powered by a V12 Merlin engine... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=SIj2GVfua84
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