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    Rods 'n' Sods Junkie Austin Martin's Avatar
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    A little out of place?

    We did the "Echo's of History" show on Saturday, which is a fairly strictly military show, but this was up in the top corner, named "Meteor" taking it's name from the engine within, it is built with a owner constructed chassis, Ford A series (not model A) running gear albeit in a much modified form, and an Allison gearbox, all constructed by the man himself ;tyres are a little pricey at nearly £400 ea, and so he was a little reluctant to show me how easily 600hp would spin them up!
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    Just a passer by as you might say.

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    Wow! Excellent panel work around that curved rear end too. Guessing he's probably some sort of aircraft engineer. 600hp and the handling/braking of an overgrown Transit, gotta be exciting to drive

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    That's rather excellent, love the body detailing, nothing looks more in period than a few well placed rivets
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    He used to run a RR merlin mounted on a trailer, and rebuilt that, so is obviously a talented guy; he also said that he built a half size wheeling machine (like you do) and his own louvre tool to complete the job, luckily the wheel discs were the largest dia his lathe would make, and they were exactly the right size!
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    Just a passer by as you might say.

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    I think the Meteor was the tank version of the Merlin engine

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    Indeed, normally aspitated ! (yes it's a spelling mistake but I quite like it)
    Just a passer by as you might say.

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    Epic! I seem to recall him bringing this to the Autumn Classic at Castle Combe a couple of years ago.

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    What a fine looking machine and great panel work. Never seen so many louvres

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    Where's Ivanheow? He'd love that.

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    Not out of place at all, that's superb. Some real echoes of 1920s speed record cars there. It would be terrific to see that at one of beach races that seem to popping up all over the place. Perhaps it's not VHRA material, but it would probably be welcomed at the Lundy Flyers' Golden Mile next month (assuming the owner has the necessary nerves of steel to find out how fast it will go).
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