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One to rile the purists I guess - Rolls-Royce with an engine swap

Discussion in 'Motors' started by JRS, 24 Sep 2009.

  1. JRS

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    575ci blown Hemi and a tubbed rear end. Now, I love Hemi engined cars as much as the next man, but......dunno. Really not sure about this one. Part of me thinks that it's a waste of a perfectly good Royce and a perfectly good engine, the other part of me thinks it'd be an utter riot to drive.

    Confuzzled :(
     
  2. dalin80

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    well the engine must like not having to pull as much weight as the average american car...
     
  3. Lead_Head

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    It's lost it's elegant lines with the horrific rivets on the bonnet. I guess they are there for function not looks but still, they stick out a mile. I'm not liking the front alloy wheel either.

    I agree with the OP, a bit confusing... a balls out engine in a cruising car.
     
  4. Firestar_3x

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    Remove blower
    Remove stupid bonnet
    Remove stupid wheels
    Raise ride to near normal perhaps a 40mm drop

    The it would win!
     
  5. moss

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  6. kaiowas

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    Guess it depends what it was like before he did it, there's plenty of shabby old rollers lurking about that would be better off used to something like this than left to deteriorate.
     
  7. Lashout_UK

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    1000-1350BHP supercharged and nitrous oxide injected 9.7 litre Chrysler hemi.

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  8. Flibster

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    Should have stuck with a Rolls engine.

    Something like a Meteor, Merlin or Griffon should do it. ;)
     
  9. PinkFloyd

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    That's awesome in a completely ludicrous way!
     
  10. JRS

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    What the hell d'you think the weight of a R-R Shadow is? :)

    Heh. A Merlin-engined Shadow would be epic!
     
  11. Flibster

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    Certainly would.

    One of the final Griffon engines produced 2400hp... May need a little chassis enhancement to take it. Merlin's final versions were just over 2000hp.

    Although the Merlin has the better name than Griffon. Meteor was essentially a detuned Merlin without the supercharger - as such only produced 600hp-ish..
     
  12. Dup

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    Awesome, love it. The idea purists will get angry and cry in their sleep makes this all the more worth it.

    I don't really recognise the luxuary and executive type cars, they hold no special place for me so things like this appeal to me greatly. Thanks for sharing.
     
  13. Firestar_3x

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    At what altitude are those bhp figures produced, 16k?
     
  14. Flibster

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    Iirc the Mk66 Merlin was rated at 2000hp at sea level.
    The final mark Griffons were 2400hp at take off with 25psi of pressure from the supercharger - there were for the Shackletons though so powered contra-rotating props.
     
  15. markweatherill

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    In that '1970 Rolls Royce dragster" video the man says 'you gotta have some grape poupon'. Now what is that? All that comes up on Google is a load of hip hop nonsense.
     
  16. Sugar Free

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  17. NeverWinter

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  18. markweatherill

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    Mustard eh! Isn't that synchronicity at work then?
     
  19. Dogbreath

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    The wheels were clearly machined from a solid billet of MING.
     
  20. JRS

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    To be fair, who gives a stuff about the wheels when you've got a truly silly Hemi engine up front? Though I agree, they aren't particularly great.