Off-Topic Fiat S76 restoration of 28.5 litre Engine

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Ichiban, Sunday 21st Jun, 2015.

  1. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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  2. Nighthawk Guest

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    Great videos - I need to rebuild another car - there is something so theraputic and relaxing about it
     
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    nice clip cj
    the sad thing about it is a lot of these great old beasts bare very few of their original parts

    as was the original chitty chitty bang bang" babs" the famous landspeed record holder which killed its driver parry thomas on the pendine sands the car was then buried in the sand where it ceashed in 1827 0nly to be dug up and restored 42 years later

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/babs28gn.jpg


    tell me how much of that was saveable

    heres a bit of footage from brookland 2007



    the sad thing about it is its all about the money you have a hand full of original bits from a famous car like a speedo a gearlever a bonnet hinge and half a wing hey presto you remake the rest and youve got the oringinal car?? worth a bloody fortune
     
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  4. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    I think I'd run if I saw that thing coming towards me.
     
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  5. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Me too that beast is a scary car. :overtired:
     
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  6. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Thats pretty insane, its also pretty insane to think people actually drove around in these things? Imagine driving that in those tiny Italian streets. :crazypilot:
     
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  7. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I think it was just build for speed it never built for the mass production.. IIRC it was built to break the land speed record way back then.
     
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  8. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Ahh I see, that makes sense then.
     
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    awesome engine
    although the car is of no real historic value ,the engine is out of a pt boat and the chassis is from a 1930,s 8 ltr bentley the car was finished in 2010 an interesting twist on a modern day built "special"
     
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