Has built a Rover SD1 with a 27-litre tank engine. The only things he's better at than making things is swearing about making things.
Aprils magazine features Charlie's 27 litre Rover SD1 V12. He has to take the engine out to sort out the exhaust manifold. This video show the logistics of getting an engine that size out of a car...
Check out the 27 Litre Rover SD1 in all its glory in an "M & S " Spoof video
‘If you have to ask why I did it,’ says PPC’s Charlie Broomfield, ‘you’re never going to get it.’ We don’t care why he did it, we’re just very glad he did. The engine is a Rover Meteor – the non- supercharged version of the Rolls Royce Merlin that powered many British World War 2 aircraft, such as the Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster.
It took Charlie two years of work just to rebuild the engine (he had to make his own big end bearing shells) and get the engine suitable for a car. Obviously when we say ‘suitable,’ we use the term with a degree of flexibility.