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    Default remember the v12 merlin engined car?

    well this one is bigger,all 47 litres of it brutus

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    mahoooooooosive.......
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    I remember the Merlin engined car very well saw it at Santa Pod many times in the 70's when John Dodds took it down the strip the engine noise was superb but it was not very quick due to the weight but the terminal speed was quite high, John got nicked on the M1 at one point as far as I remember for exceeding the speed limit somewhere around 180+ if my memory is correct, the police at the time could not catch him. Car caught fire on an autobahn in Germany if memory serves but it was a long time ago and I'm getting old!!!

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    I think it was the powerplant for the Spitfire

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    The Merlin was the Spitfire/Lancaster/Hurricane/Mosquito/P-40 engine.

    IMHO, 4 of the suckers flat out on a Lancaster is one of the best sounds on earth.

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    V16mmmmm The best sounding noise in motor sport. BRM

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    www.hardwickwarbirds.com

    Proper use for the V12 Merlin, Packard, of course!!! :-)

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    Well while we're at it guys 'n' girls,you've just got to check this out

    One word....Mental.

    I'd love to see this up against our famous Vx Victor at Santa!!!!

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=SIj2GV...eature=related

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    Quote Originally Posted by _ZS_ View Post
    The Merlin was the Spitfire/Lancaster/Hurricane/Mosquito/P-40 engine.

    IMHO, 4 of the suckers flat out on a Lancaster is one of the best sounds on earth.
    Couldn't agree more. My old man had 2 of them suckers in the back of his RTTL (high speed launch).

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    Oh, no no no no....

    this is what you need to experience!!

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=kX9hVkTjOIs

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