OT: Hey BB, you think this car has too much engine?


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Jon Anderson wrote:

Jon:
    3,000 HP? YEAH BABY!!!
         Back in the day, there was a guy that put an Allison V12 engine in a 32 Ford Coupe, IIRC.
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BottleBob wrote:

There's a few Merlin engined cars out there. One of the originals is this one. Not a Supercharged version but the story is funny, especially the bit about Rolls taking him to court.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxMxFE37Sxw
from Top Gear TV program
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Wayne Weedon wrote:

Did he fake the Rolls Royce grill? Is there some law over there barring a Rolls grill on anything other than a stock Rolls?
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On Thu, 06 Nov 2008 17:10:40 -0800, Jon Anderson

The "temple radiator" design is a trademark, putting it on any vehicle other than a Rolls-Royce is seen as an attempt to pass off "fake" goods (even though he wasn't about to sell it). Just like putting any other trademark on fake goods.
The R-R makers plates and other trademark logos that are on the engine would be permitted.
Oddly I know of a 20's "Rolls-Royce" that was built in the 1980's based on nothing more than one major component. the gearbox. During "restoration" all work was overseen and had to be passed off to check it met the required quality to be a Rolls-Royce.They will give permission for a "restoration" to use the temple rad and all other marks so long as none of the other original identifiable parts are in use on other cars, so you can't break a Rolls-Royce and build 10 from the bits.
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On Fri, 07 Nov 2008 10:55:54 +0000, Peter Hill

I recall RR grills on VW Beetles were popular in the 70's. What about them? Or did they start the RR lawsuit trend?
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