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Taylortony
03-08-2007, 06:52 PM
Unfortunately I need to sleep, but will sort out some images for you (took Loads)and post them on the web over the weekend... as a taster try this one http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/donno2006/Lift.jpg

wayno7777
03-08-2007, 06:57 PM
Can I put that in my Ford Mustang??? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Richardsen
03-08-2007, 08:03 PM
Which Spitfire is this?

nsteense
03-09-2007, 12:05 AM
Originally posted by Taylortony:
Unfortunately I need to sleep, but will sort out some images for you (took Loads)and post them on the web over the weekend... as a taster try this one http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


That's a nice picture, seeing Rolls Royce mechanics working on Rolls Royce engines!

x6BL_Brando
03-09-2007, 03:14 AM
Can I put that in my Ford Mustang???

There was a nutty (and rich) Englishman back in the Sixties who fitted one into a Rolls ........ (http://chat.dailymail.co.uk/dailymail/threadnonInd.jsp?forum=279&thread=9783011&message=12394518) back before speed limits were brought in.

I remember seeing an article in the Daily Mirror once - I'll link it if I find it.

Rolls-Royce were not best pleased - but then they never were. I remember my grandfather telling me about a chum of his who went touring in the South of France back in the Thirties. Apparently he was moved to open the bonnet of his car to show off the engine to an admiring enthusiast. Several weeks later, on his return to England, he received a letter from Rolls Royce admonishing him for his action. He was told, in no uncertain terms, that his opening of the bonnet might have suggested to a casual onlooker that the car had a fault! This behaviour would not be tolerated by the Company and would adversely affect his ability to purchase a new model if he persisted.

Truly, those were the days! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

B

major_setback
03-09-2007, 03:56 AM
That's a really excellent photo!

TAW_Oilburner
03-09-2007, 05:02 AM
There is a guy in Australia who has a Merlin in a '57 Chevy.

ratchet1961
03-10-2007, 11:39 AM
There was a guy in Australia who chopped the two end cylinders off and used it as a V twin in his motorbike !

stalkervision
03-10-2007, 11:41 AM
BIG PICS! Oh ****! At first I thought it said "Big Ta- its" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Monty_Thrud
03-10-2007, 12:16 PM
http://premium1.uploadit.org/bsamania//rrfulls.jpg

http://premium1.uploadit.org/bsamania//beast_johndodd.jpg

SUPERAEREO
03-10-2007, 04:40 PM
Originally posted by x6BL_Brando:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Can I put that in my Ford Mustang???

There was a nutty (and rich) Englishman back in the Sixties who fitted one into a Rolls ........ (http://chat.dailymail.co.uk/dailymail/threadnonInd.jsp?forum=279&thread=9783011&message=12394518) back before speed limits were brought in.

I remember seeing an article in the Daily Mirror once - I'll link it if I find it.

Rolls-Royce were not best pleased - but then they never were. I remember my grandfather telling me about a chum of his who went touring in the South of France back in the Thirties. Apparently he was moved to open the bonnet of his car to show off the engine to an admiring enthusiast. Several weeks later, on his return to England, he received a letter from Rolls Royce admonishing him for his action. He was told, in no uncertain terms, that his opening of the bonnet might have suggested to a casual onlooker that the car had a fault! This behaviour would not be tolerated by the Company and would adversely affect his ability to purchase a new model if he persisted.

Truly, those were the days! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

B </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


From Wikipedia:

In the 1960s, Paul Jameson put a Merlin engine (some say it actually was a Rover-built Rolls-Royce Meteor, which was a de-tuned Merlin without superchargers and with steel components replacing some aluminium ones) into a chassis he had built himself. He did not get around to building a body, and sold the car to Epsom automatic transmission specialist John Dodd, who fitted a fibreglass body based on the shape of the Ford Capri and named the machine "The Beast". Originally it had a grille from a Rolls-Royce, but after complaints from R-R themselves he had to change it. According to Dodd's account, he once drove past a Porsche driver on the autobahn who then called Rolls Royce asking about their "new model". The Beast was once listed in the ******ss Book of Records as the world's most powerful road car. The engine came from a Boulton Paul Balliol training aircraft which would give 1,262 hp (941 kW) at 8,500 feet (2,600 m). No supercharger was fitted to the engine in car so it "only" delivered about 850 hp (630 kW). The car used a General Motors TH400 automatic transmission. The Beast is alive and well in Marbella, Spain and is still owned by Dodd. It is still taxed in the UK; a DVLA search shows the engine capacity as 27000cc

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls_Royce_Merlin

Taylortony
03-11-2007, 04:59 PM
My sincere appologies for the delay, here goes, the pictures of the lift out. Some are links to reduce the time.

ALL are my Copyright, if you want to use elsewhere ASK!

Ready to come out all disconnected bar the mounts, prop is off and coolant tank removed. Shackleton rocker covers have been installed, the original shackleton ones fitted to the Aircraft having been machined down to remove the lifting eye mounts as a requrement for squeezing it into the Spitfires cowlings.

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/IL2_Skins/Ready.jpg



Aircraft is jacked to allow the engine removal and the tail weighted down.

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/IL2_Skins/Jacking.jpg

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/IL2_Skins/Jacking_2.jpg

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/IL2_Skins/Trestled.jpg

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/IL2_Skins/Trestled_2.jpg

Engine is lifted clear as the mounting bolts are removed.

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/IL2_Skins/Eng_removal.jpg

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/IL2_Skins/Crane.jpg

Engine bearers are removed to allow the transit mounts to be fitted and the engine lowered into its stand.

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/IL2_Skins/Removing_Bearers.jpg

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/IL2_Skins/Old_and_New.jpg

Job done, Engine is out and readied for despatch.

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/IL2_Skins/Finished.jpg

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/IL2_Skins/Bearer_and_Eng.jpg

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/IL2_Skins/out_2.jpg

Jagdgeschwader2
03-11-2007, 05:52 PM
You should put those photos up at LSP (Large Scale Planes). http://www.largescaleplanes.com/Walkaround/Walkaround.html

Those photos are priceless for scale modelers. I'm planning on building one of the large Trumpeter Spits this winter. Those photos will come in handy. Better than any Squadron book. The firewall detail alone is priceless. Thanks for posting TT. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Have a look at these beauties.
http://www.largescaleplanes.com/articles/articlesww2.html

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s3.jpg

Taylortony
03-11-2007, 06:28 PM
You caught me in a good mood, have emailed them and sent link to here, so it might put you in a good light to for suggesting it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Jagdgeschwader2
03-11-2007, 06:38 PM
Thanks Taylortony! The LSP community will be very grateful. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif


http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s3.jpg

Tintookkie
03-12-2007, 05:18 AM
Gday Taylortony, great photos,very much appreciate them.

Richardsen
03-12-2007, 06:27 AM
Taylortony:

Will there be an new engine or just a overhaul?

Taylortony
03-12-2007, 07:07 AM
Originally posted by Richardsen:
Taylortony:

Will there be an new engine or just a overhaul?

They hold spare engines, one has been prepped already for installation in another Aircraft that is being rebuilt. That will now go into this and the other spare will be prepped for the other as it's not needed yet. This Engine will then be sent for overhaul and then held in stock as a spare for the Aircraft.

You simply do not get new Engines for these these days and with all aero engines they tend to get overhauled, as an example a flat 6 continetal I fitted new recently cost in the region of 50,000 and the aircraft has 2....An overhauled item will be about 15,000 cheaper.


You would cry at the price of a Griffon... indeed you could get a nice house for the price.

major_setback
03-12-2007, 05:00 PM
What camera is that you're using TT?

Is there no end to uses you can find for plastic kitchen bags?

Taylortony
03-12-2007, 05:05 PM
Canon 350D and these shots were with the bog standard 50mm zoom they come with.......

major_setback
03-12-2007, 06:22 PM
Thanks!

MrBlueSky1960
03-13-2007, 10:33 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

TT, brilliant photos as always... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Thank you for posting!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/Merlin01.jpg

I think this is the one I like the most, very emotive...

triggerhappyfin
03-13-2007, 11:11 AM
nice pics...but...listen to the sound... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fSEeu0hzLo) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

DrHerb
03-13-2007, 06:36 PM
This sounds kinda like my car on a -25c morning (slight audio delay due to youtube) plus the subtitles rule too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkcX0KGIBwk

Taylortony
03-15-2007, 06:39 AM
Originally posted by MrBlueSky1960:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

TT, brilliant photos as always... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Thank you for posting!


I think this is the one I like the most, very emotive...


Hey cool effect http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif how did you do it?

ploughman
03-15-2007, 08:25 AM
Those are fascinating TT. Thanks for posting.

shahram177
03-15-2007, 09:16 AM
Hum....I think I can fit that in my bike?