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General => General Chat => Topic started by: BlueSky on 01 December, 2014, 04:42:54 AM



Title: The Beast of Turin
Post by: BlueSky on 01 December, 2014, 04:42:54 AM
https://vimeo.com/113158655

If you're feeling a little down then the sound of this will put a smile on your face!
More than five Aprilia engines per cylinder, what an amazing machine.

Noel


Title: Re: The Beast of Turin
Post by: Dilambdaman on 01 December, 2014, 09:36:23 AM
Thanks Noel, that's brilliant!  :)

I guess we've all been through that scenario at sometime. I well remember the moment that Modestine's engine ran for the first time after weeks of fruitless effort. I actually phoned various friends so that they too could listen so excited was I. ???

Robin.


Title: Re: The Beast of Turin
Post by: stanley sweet on 01 December, 2014, 11:03:07 AM
Imagine blasting around Monza in that (using the banking of course..............).


Title: Re: The Beast of Turin
Post by: williamcorke on 03 December, 2014, 03:24:17 PM
"the bonnet line's a bit high, can't you bring it down?"

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-EfrhMKzRi6w/VH8orneFoBI/AAAAAAAAEME/M94ViweQCjA/w768-h513-no/Fiat-S.76.jpg)

'Er, no."

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KWhRLXMCPOA/VH8osskSQSI/AAAAAAAAEMM/Fb4CDYbJrUc/w768-h513-no/40760.jpg)


Title: Re: The Beast of Turin
Post by: Sliding Pillar on 03 December, 2014, 06:34:02 PM
''and use a drain pipe as an exhaust''


Title: Re: The Beast of Turin
Post by: Sliding Pillar on 03 December, 2014, 06:34:56 PM
''Perhaps we could squash it down  and stretch it a bit''


Title: Re: The Beast of Turin
Post by: sparehead3 on 04 December, 2014, 12:43:15 PM
I'd seen this on the pistonheads site yesterday on their south-west forum page saying it's coming to Queen's Square early 2015 (our local classic car meetup) - if it does and I see it then I'll report back ! :) - it is quite awesome ....

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=114&t=785879&i=940&mid=167607&nmt=Classics+in+Queen+Square


Title: Re: The Beast of Turin
Post by: John B on 03 April, 2015, 09:07:54 PM
Typical old Fiat......burns oil, chronic mpg and makes a mess on the driveway.

https://grrc.goodwood.com/festival-of-speed/latest/video-legendary-28-litre-fiat-s76-driven-for-the-first-time-in-100-years#w1PExeDPBC4e627U.97


Title: Re: The Beast of Turin
Post by: fay66 on 04 April, 2015, 12:11:24 AM
Typical old Fiat......burns oil, chronic mpg and makes a mess on the driveway.

https://grrc.goodwood.com/festival-of-speed/latest/video-legendary-28-litre-fiat-s76-driven-for-the-first-time-in-100-years#w1PExeDPBC4e627U.97
Brilliant, lovely sound :o
Who needs exhaust pipes and silencers when you can have open stubs emitting flames,
That open chain drive looks a tad worrying if it let go.

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: The Beast of Turin
Post by: stanley sweet on 05 April, 2015, 01:25:12 PM
If you fancy building your own here's a nice kit. http://pocher-protar-custom.com/FIAT-MEFISTOFELE.html

This was up until recently a rare and expensive 1/12 kit (around 800 if you could find one) and was mainly metal. It's now been re-released using mainly plastic by Italeri for around 100 on Ebay.


Title: Re: The Beast of Turin
Post by: DavidLaver on 05 April, 2015, 05:26:59 PM

It was only looking at the photos of the kit I realised its a 6cyl not a 4.  The photo above from the driver's side is my favourite.  Look how low the cylinder barrels are and hence how low the crank must be.  That's an enormous stroke length.

David


Title: Re: The Beast of Turin
Post by: DavidLaver on 05 April, 2015, 05:41:08 PM

Now I realise the kit is a different car.

Page 3 of this gallery has some engine photos, the scale is boggling:
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stefanmarjoram/sets/72157625974670240/page3/


Title: Re: The Beast of Turin
Post by: stanley sweet on 05 April, 2015, 07:10:02 PM
Yes - the kit is of the car shown in the posts by Sliding Pillar - it's the 1923 LSR car, not the Beast of Turin.


Title: Re: The Beast of Turin
Post by: fay66 on 05 April, 2015, 11:37:54 PM
Yes - the kit is of the car shown in the posts by Sliding Pillar - it's the 1923 LSR car, not the Beast of Turin.

At the Goodwood Festival of speed about 10 years ago it was towed to start it whereupon we were treated to an incredible sound track, but as it sat on the line water was pouring out the bottom which was being replaced at the top at the same rate, it didn't however stop it going up the hill in style.

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: The Beast of Turin
Post by: stanley sweet on 06 April, 2015, 11:08:32 AM
Would love to have seen and heard that.


Title: Re: The Beast of Turin
Post by: sparehead3 on 25 June, 2015, 11:44:31 AM
Now on the BBC as it'll be at GFoS : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33266088


Title: Re: The Beast of Turin
Post by: lancialulu on 25 June, 2015, 02:05:59 PM
Saw it by chance on the breakfast programme today. Incredibly impressive but toned down from previous outings re fire and noise...

28 litres of pure danger - as opposed to 1.6 litres of pure fun!