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sjoormen

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Just another Bentley
« on: November 21, 2012, 01:55:55 PM »

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Re: Just another Bentley
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2012, 03:32:42 PM »

Try this for a road test.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/classiccars/8194036/Christmas-road-test-Packard-engined-Bentley.html

Errr, why? - That's the same piece of video as the first link in original post!

For anyone who hasn't clicked a link, it's a 'Brooklands'-style 8-litre Bentley, that has had a Packard 42 litre engine fitted to it (as found in many WWII MTB's and the Curtiss P-40).
If you look closely in the area where you would normally expect to see the running boards, there are a pair of dummy torpedos which are really the oil tanks.

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Re: Just another Bentley
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2012, 03:38:06 PM »

Shows how strong the Bentley transmission is. They were called the worlds fastest lorries. John.
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Re: Just another Bentley
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2012, 04:20:20 PM »

Thanks, I read road test it did answer few questions. This would be quite interesting to see in real. To drive- probably mission impossible {-)
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Re: Just another Bentley
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2012, 12:28:11 AM »

  Great fun but, as usual, confusing Packard marine engines with Packard Merlin aero engines. And if he thought that was physical he should have tried a Group 2 Galaxie at 165mph through the Tolworth underpass - needed all three lanes!
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