Other Cars (British & British-Inspired)

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88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(607 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

The wrong thing done right?
Posted by: 88v8
Date: April 02, 2018 04:35AM

Looks to have been done well, it got finished and it's in use. The Princess had a wood/leather interior. The period wing mirrors are a nice touch.

Princess Honda.jpg

1967 Austin princess 1100.

But no low-end torque.
... not easy to drive...' says the seller'. No wonder, when this is the source of the engine [en.wikipedia.org]
How is an 1,800lb car with max torque at 7,500rpm and a tiny flywheel, going to be anything but a pita.

Princess Honda 1100 engine.jpg

Presumably the fan blows outwards...

Bike-engined road car: The wrong thing done right.
[www.ebay.co.uk]

Ivor


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5624 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: The wrong thing done right?
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 02, 2018 10:12AM

Geared properly the thing would be a blast (I notice the diff is a chain drive so presumably the ratio could be changed there) however I notice not a word was said about reverse.

Jim


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