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    Hi chaps ,

    new endeavour/disaster...









    happy to run a thread if its of interest?

    regards

    robert
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    That looks properly mad.
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    do it
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    Yes please, a build thread would be great,
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    Cornering so hard in the second pic seems to have dislodged your rather spiffing moustache old chap!
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    oh ,alright then , if you insist

    so my train of thought went thusly ,bit bored of minis ,had a very nasty experience with a 1960 barn mini i bought and restored then found out wasnt owned by who i bought it off.so thought , what would i find really fun to drive ,not super fast like the tvr ,or my mini but just plain good old fashioned fun.

    and i thought hmm ,an old open wheel type 1940's race car on the rd would be fun ,big rope steering wheel and so on .

    then i found a 95 taxi down the magic scrap yard ,where if you remember i got my flow fan . so a bit of negociation and i got the chassis and the reg docs . so in about minus 10 i went down, and in a day took off the body ,and my good friend big john towed it ...on a trailer.... up to my place 25 miles away .

    so now to engines ,hmm ,well , these jag 24 v straight 6 engines ,with ally block , are very cheap ,and seem to last a long time ,so i got a couple of those , i had one in my garden for about 5 years so that gave me 2 to use and one spare .

    now i am trying to create a straight 12 from the 2 engines , coupling them with a rubber donut out of a prop ,after a lot of research to see if thats feasable ....finding a twin engined rod with one in between 2 500 bhp sbc was encouraging !

    the idea is to make a remote flywheel clutch gearbox assembly behind the crossmember too ,but like a alfa romeo alfetta/75/gtv from the 80's.

    i will bung up some more pics this evo if you want ?

    projected power is 250 for the back engine ,and 225 for the front ,and thats as they are in normal form ,with a long snakey exhaust and 12 bellmounths it may be more . so far the thing weighs in at 500kg chassis and 165 kg per engine ,so it may come in at under a ton . ooof ,on old 7.5 16 tyres i think it will be a traction nightmare !!

    its called medusa for all the pipes etc , and i want to get veronica to paint me a ww2 girl on the side with snakey hair. on the number plate it will say ''TWINS BASIL""

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    here I was in -4 taking off the body , very easy really ,just loads of big bolts ..
















    I weighed it on their bridge ,and it was around 500kg rolling chassis ,outriggers and exhaust had to come off so at the moment it stands at around 460 to 480 kg .

    I must keep it unmodded so I keep my dvla points , thanks a huge amount to KAPRI for his tolerant advice in this.

    Robert :-)
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    Most excellent, carry on please.

    Fueled by Jim and Luckies.
    Still doing all the shit I used to ;-)
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    It's almost 10pm Robert and time for your medication
    Love it!!!

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