Nah.... the nutcase who managed to shoehorn a merlin engine into a Bentley Continental S2 was scary...I had a 49 Jag coupe. Chick Magnet/money pit. I finely went to a british wrench and he told me a secret after I got him drunk. You got to use a LEFT handed Hammer A Jag in fine condition is a thing of beauty. The V 12 is Scarry. Later Tramp/ Sorry about your ride man
I think from memory the engine was a war surplus 1030hp merlin with the starter and such provided by a tank engine based on the merlin motor. Its not so much the fuel price that worries me - its the state of the roads back in the day ...Jemma
You talking about a Rolls Royce merlin v-12 in a car?! I'd love to have/see something like that except for the price of gas I wouldn't want to pay for feeding that.
My Healy was a real cool car, real walnut instrument panel. I didn't have to much trouble with the electrics just getting parts was kind of hard. I broke a ring on the rebuild and waited 2 weeks to get a replacement set the cam back then was $150.0 in 1972 which I thought was high dollor. I did the complete rebuild for about $600.00 in parts and my skinned knuckles, which I don't remember skinning them.