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1729 cu. in. Fiat

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Bill Blue, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Platinum Level Sponsor

    "The Beast of Turin". Truly a monster of a car. See it, and a terrific video here.
    http://theoldmotor.com/?p=141582

    I wonder how much oil was sacrificed in the run.

    Bill
     
  2. Nickodell

    Nickodell Donation Time

    OMG. Needs a ring job I think.
     
  3. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Platinum Level Sponsor

    Or maybe just some run in. This is a very fresh rebuild. The site also has a video of it firing up the first time. The torque reaction of the monster firing up is incredible. At times it runs so slow you can see the firing order. Isn't that cool? Also, the individual puffs of smoke as it goes down the road are interesting. I wonder what the overall gear ratio is.

    Bill
     
  4. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Thanks for the enjoyable links to the Beast!
     
  5. Mike O'D

    Mike O'D Gold Level Sponsor

    Is that a fastback Alpine sitting in the background during the re-build?

    Mike
     
  6. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Platinum Level Sponsor

    I think so, but I'm far from being an expert. Rather than embarrassing myself I thought I'd see if anyone mentioned it.

    Bill
     
  7. George Coleman

    George Coleman Gold Level Sponsor

    Looks like a barracuda 67 or 68 :cool:
     
  8. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    I agree with George! That's perhaps one reason I did not mention.

    But, then again Chrysler being the owner probably saw a good thing and copied the Sunbeam style.
     
  9. pcmenten

    pcmenten Donation Time

    Those two guys have brass balls. I would have been scared to death driving that gypsy lash-up. Skinny little wheels, chain drive flopping around, belching fire. That thing is a mobile disaster looking for a place to crash and burn. Must have been fun. :D
     

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