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oh ,alright then , if you insist :D

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 !! :twisted:

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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robert
 

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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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You have a piece of steel as a moustache, a glassless greenhouse as a shed, and a totally whacky idea. I am looking forward to this thread.
 

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thank you very much for the enthusiastic response , makes a big difference for those of us working away on our own ...in the dark...with the worms !!! ;-)

so first thing was to get a bit of weight off it



20 to 30 kg off ,,,nice .
Hilarious, brilliant - the English eccentric is alive & well on R&S - are you working in the nude or just no trousers!!
 

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so, having got the chassis home ,

after drowning my towing buddy with lpg fumes, due to the coilpack on my astra dropping 2 cylinders ,and him following me home for 25 miles breating my unburnt lpg..

it was time to gather some engines together.

I had in storage a xj running gear for about 5 years , so manhandled that engine out of here ..





then found another engine ,a lighter later one , down the yard ,and hoicked that out of the car it was in and hoofed it home in the stingray.





then weighed the heavier one , not too bad !



theo investigated the work..



lining them up..



so 2 times 165 odd , plus thin pipe zorsts and inlet ,may not be too nose heavy ..time will tell.

Robert :)
 

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I'm liking this. Ensure a monocle and flat cap are worn at all times during the build to ensure success. It might also be worth investing in a pipe.
 
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