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Re: Bad Taste Award December Edition

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Subject: Re: Bad Taste Award December Edition
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 11:00:14 -0800
There is a long tradition (more recently in eclipse) of powering race or
record cars with aircraft engines. The Napier-Railton is a famous example.

It's a little hard to figure the utility of this particular vehicle. It's
also a little odd he didn't start with a Ford in carrying out his Mustang
theme. On the other hand, it's pretty obvious why he didn't start with a


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 12/17/02 8:21 AM, at wrote:

> In a message dated 12/17/02 11:43:54 AM, writes:
> << This one leaves me a bit speechless. Have a look. It is supposed to be a
> street car.
> >>
> A Merlin in a car?  I talked to a guy serveral years ago who owned a P-51.
> He was telling me how much it cost to overhaul a Merlin.  Truthfully, I
> forget the exact number, but I remember thinking that one could buy a house
> with that kind of money.  It's great to see car freaks with  unlimited
> bankrolls.
> Jay Donoghue
> 72 B-GT
> 66 Mustang (sadly, not the P-51 version)

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