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April 15, 2013

You Sir are “wired” different than . . . oh I don’t know! LOL

I saw your pics on Facebook and was going to post some here to let everyone know what you were up to but figured I better not 😆

thats ok bruce , laugh at me or with me ,any laughter is good ,there not enough in the world . 😉

More Robert More PLEASE!

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 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””



Medusa and the two engines

April 11, 2013

it was time to gather some engines together.

I had in storage a xj40 running gear for about 5 years , so manhandled that engine out of here .

Aquired another xj40 lump from the scrappie , and started lining things up to see what might fit where !



December 27, 2012

Hi everyone,

This is Veronica.
At long last I’ve cajoled persuaded started a blog for Robert.

So now we can all keep up with him.