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Old 28th December 2006, 22:25   #781
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Spot on, Karl !
No factory Spitfire ever had anything bigger than a 4-cylinder.
[except the Battle of Britain Supermarine Spitfire, with its 2,050 BHP supercharged Rolls-Royce Merlin V-12]
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im intrigued....tell us more!
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Old 29th December 2006, 12:58   #782
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im intrigued....tell us more!
This is offtopic, but let me type a few words to address the intrigue.

The Armstrong-Vickers Supermarine Spitfire was a World-War-II single-seat fighter aircraft.



After France fell to Germany in World-War-II, Britain stood alone and Hitler was poised to launch a massive invasion across the English Channel.
British modesty was only saved from violation by a handful of Spitfires and their pilots.
So to the British people, the Spitfire became an icon of protection from the marauding Hun.

The Spitfire was powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin 27,037 cc V-12 engine.
The version towards the end of WWII, put out 2,070 bhp on 150 Octane petrol, with a centrifugal supercharger.



It had a gear driven overhead camshafts that actuated 48-valves, the exhaust valve stems being sodium-cooled.
The engine itself was liquid-cooled by a pressurized mixture of 70% water and 30% ethylene glycol.
It breathed through twin-choke gravity fed updraft carburetors with automatic mixture control.

The competing German Messerschmitt 109 Bf was powered by a Daimler-Benz DB601 33,929 cc fuel-injected inverted V-12 engine.
The Me 109 Bf could out-climb, out-dive and beat in speed, the gravity-carbureted Spitfires and Hurricanes. But the Spitfire beat the Me Bf 109 in manoeuvrability and turning-circle.

BTW, the beautiful actress Lupe Vélez (1908-1944) was known as "the Mexican spitfire"-- a "Spitfire" is a highly-excitable or passionate female.

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Old 29th December 2006, 14:08   #783
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No factory Spitfire ever had anything bigger than a 4-cylinder.
[except the Battle of Britain Supermarine Spitfire, with its 2,050 BHP supercharged Rolls-Royce Merlin V-12]

The GT6's 1,998 cc engine breathed through twin Zenith-Stromberg carburetors, developed 95 BHP @ 6000 rpm and propelled the car to 171 km/h.
Ahem, the car was a 6 cylinder 1998 cc
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Ahem, the car was a 6 cylinder 1998 cc
Yes ajmat but it is'nt a spitfire....!!
rams right no factory spitfire was ever made without a four cyl engine.
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ID:199
Do identify this blue four-door sedan with the rectangular headlamps and whitewall tires.



Here's wishing all viewers and regulars of the "Official Guess the car Thread" a brilliantly prosperous new year 2007!
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...and a happy new year to you Ram

1964 Opel Admiral 2.6 6 cyl engine... beginning of the dull yank tank opels

Problem with these cars are that it looked similar to its small brothers, the Diplomat and Kapitan
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The blue car specimen (ID:199) is a 1966 Opel Rekord type B.



Ajmat, the 1964-1968 Opel Admiral A, that you allude to is a much bigger car than my blue car.
The Germans called it Vorstadtkrokodile or Suburban Crocodile!



The Admiral had contoured rectangular headlamps.





The Admiral type A was 4948 x 1902 x 1445 and came with a 2,605- or 2,784 cc straight-six or a 4,638 V8

The Rekord-B was 11% narrower and 9% shorter than the Admiral.



Its dimensions were 4529 x 1692 x 1440.

It came with a 1,492, 1,698 or 1,897 cc four-cylinder engines
and of course with the 2,605 cc straight-six.

Sold from June 1965 until end 1966, the Rekord B debuted the new CIH (Cam In Head) engine range.
This engine powered Opel Rekords for the next 20 years in various capacities
until the Rekord gave way to the Opel Omega in 1987.

The 1900 engine produced a respectable 102 bhp and made it lead its class in performancerice ratio.

The engine breathed through a downdraught dual port Solex 'DIDTA' carburettor
with vaccuum controlled secondary port and water temperature controlled bimetal spring choke mechanism.
Most hobbyists replace the Solex with a Weber 36 DCD carburettor with a manual choke.

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On a new year's morning, after a couple of single malt's, distinguishing between a rekord and admiral gets rather blurred
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Wishing Ram and All My other Friends on the forum a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Now Whats This One Called??

ID : 200

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ID : 201

Guess This Majestic Rare Beauty



Dont think its gonna be easy tough and for those who can guess this... ull have my unquestioned respect....(Ram u already have it)

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A Ford 1940 Coupe??? Cannot be so easy can it ???
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heres a coupla toughies after a while....great!

ID 201 id say is probably a lanchester, healey or armstrong siddley....yes, i know multiple guesses arent valid!

and i think i see the rear end of a hudson behind it?
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In retrospect, i dont think its any of them!
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ID 202

heres one that i came across recently...any guesses?

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hi karl, thats a volvo. sorry i couldnt meet up. i didnt have internet acess and saw your message only after i got back. id 200 is either a peugeot or a rosengart, its too small to be a ford not entirely sure of 201, could be a hotchkiss or talbot lago? it certainly looks french...
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