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    If it could only fit in a hull

    The Rolls Royce 12 cyl Merlin Engine. It was put into a lot of planes but really showed what it was capable of in the P51 Mustang. I think I read it was rated at 1700hp.

    (The wife & I were in NOLA for a few days - I finally made myself go to the Nat'l. WWII Museum; it was well worth the visit and I highly recommended it to anyone visiting the city.)
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    I think they used to put them in speed boats after WW2.

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    They use to put those motors in hydro boat befor the turbine. He a video of it.

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    Hear is the latest version

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    This is from 09. I guess that motor still get it on.

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    Amazing motors.. THey've been used in almost every type of motorsport.. I find it pretty sad that they scrapped thousands of them, just for the silver in the bearings.

    Merlin's were around 2350 CID if I remember right, with a 2 speed supercharger(atleast on the Mustangs)

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    Like they do for limos, just chop then stretch. Then bingo!

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    It fits in a 55 Chev !


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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck View Post
    It fits in a 55 Chev !

    Wow that is one of the coolest car builds I have ever seen.

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    Insane motor!

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