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Rolls Royce Merlin engine
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Rolls Royce Merlin engine

The Rolls Royce Merlin engine which powered what is possibly one of the most iconic of British designs......The was up and running and what a fantastic sound. Seen at East Park in Hull where there was 'Veterans Weeknd' which celebrated and remembered the veterans of the wars, along with various other rural, cultural and historic events
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Photographer: © Dave John (Gallery)(1st August 2011)

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Comment by Vince Hawthorn(1st August 2011)

Oh Magig, I bet the sound was magic. Did you know back in the mid 70's a chap called John Dodds from Epsom had a customised Rolls Royce with a Merlin 27 litre to make it go and it was street legal. I saw it run at Santa Pod once , an experience- I remember he got wheel spin when he changed into 2nd gear AT 90 mph!!! He went on to build a 2nd merlin powered Roller, this time an estate version! As you would imagine Rolls Royce were not at all happy with a motor or two like this rumbling around Surrey with a Rolls Royce grill and motif.

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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 500D
Exposure Program: Aperture Priority, Focal length: 50 mm, Aperture: f 10, ISO: 200, Exposure time: 1/125 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: July 30, 2011, 12:56 pm
ImageID:1138677, Image size: 4314 x 2616 pixels

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