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1 for sale hydroplane 27 ltr on Sat 09 Oct 2010, 10:01 am

Little Lucifer


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PREDATOR 26FT MERLIN $30 000 EBAY 190453821396 we should all pitch in make one hell of a start boat and its at wyong

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2 Re: for sale hydroplane 27 ltr on Sun 10 Oct 2010, 9:59 am

The Spook

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Predator has the non supercharged version of the rolls royce V12. The merlin was supercharged and produced around 1500 to 1600 horsepower. The engine in predator is the engine that was used in the centurion tank and were rated at about 800 hp. The two engines are identical except for the means of aspiration.

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PS The unsupercharged version of the Merlin is called the Rolls Royce Meteor.

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3 Re: for sale hydroplane 27 ltr on Fri 15 Oct 2010, 3:44 pm

Little Lucifer wrote:PREDATOR 26FT MERLIN $30 000 EBAY 190453821396 we should all pitch in make one hell of a start boat and its at wyong
tell him hes dreaming 3.000 top dollar .theres nowhere to race it anymore..lol..but then i read today that the 10ltr rule has been reversed and that the person who wanted it put there has reaplied to have it reinstated.might be one big furken punch up in the pits if these 2 blokes ever get eye to eye again..just my two bobs worth..

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4 Re: for sale hydroplane 27 ltr on Sat 16 Oct 2010, 8:28 am

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The Meteor actually rotates in the opposite direction to the Merlin. And Predator has two gearboxes ( both designed by Ray Jones) that work in tandem to raise the revs. Each box has a chain set rather than directly meshed gears. The chains etc are high-pressure lubricated. Ray did all this in his 80's.

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