Seen on the street in Kyiv.

Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck, A/K/A Dolt-45,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Ar, Ar, Ar, More Power!

An 8-liter Bentley with a 42-liter engine.

Powered by a Packard V-12 from an old PT boat.


BadTux said...

Which said V-12 is, of course, a Packard-built Rolls Royce Merlin, of Spitfire fighter fame, except repurposed for aquatic duty. That was one versatile engine, the Brits powered their Cromwell, Comet, and Centurion cruiser tanks with a Merlin derivative too... indeed, every post-WW2 British tank up until they switched to diesel engines in 1966 was powered by a Merlin derivative. What an engine!

Comrade Misfit said...

I am not certain of that. Packard was building large engines before they build Merlins.

BadTux said...

Ack! You're right, a bit more research shows that the Packard 4M 2500 engine was purpose-built for marine purposes in the mid 1930's and unrelated to the Rolls Royce Merlin, which they did not start building until 1942.