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Bob Purton

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The beast of Turin.
« on: December 07, 2014, 02:13:42 PM »
Someone sent me this great trailer to a programme for Feb 2015.
If the programme is as good as the trailer we are in for a treat.

http://vimeo.com/113158655

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Re: The beast of Turin.
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2014, 06:45:01 PM »
I for one will be glued to the box! Looks (from the trailer) like it will be a PROPER programme, not a quick-fire "bodge-over and paint job" TV restoration! Many thanks for letting us know.

I will never forget the time I was driving through Hyde Park in my Trojan and saw a collection of cars preparing to leave for the Paris-Peking Rally, with the 1904 Itala which won it. I quickly pulled into the car park area for a photo op, and was warmly greeted by all the drivers and co-drivers. The Itala was stunning and I think I posted photos here somewhere.
Just remember: as one door closes behind you, another slams in your face

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Re: The beast of Turin.
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2014, 07:24:02 PM »
Over seven litres per pot, must have pistons like dustbins!

Wonder what the redline is?  ;D
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Re: The beast of Turin.
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2014, 03:17:20 PM »
My guess that, like similar aero engines, it will probably be about 2,000 rpm or less!
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Re: The beast of Turin.
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2014, 07:52:55 PM »
I found a spec online, which doesn't mean it's accurate, but it says 1900RPM. Which means the torque figure is about 830 foot pounds assuming the claimed 300bhp is a truthful figure. Must have a pretty strong clutch!
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Re: The beast of Turin.
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2014, 09:07:27 PM »
A somewhat scary starting procedure - I don't want to think about kickback on that engine!  It looks like they fired it from a single cylinder combustion.