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#51 Frank de Jong

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Posted 13 March 2001 - 17:53

Quite possible, FLB. I checked my Tamiya 1979 model; no Leyland sponsorship (that was added in 1980) but Cosworth camcovers nontheless. I remember when I built the model I was delighted that it was designed with such an eye for details; Tamiya could have used the (Ford) camcovers of any other DFV-engined model cars, and very few people would have noticed. Would be nice to welcome such people in this forum. Any (former) tamiya employees out there?!

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#52 mp4

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Posted 03 September 2002 - 20:49

Originally posted by Bernd
This may be a question more suited to the Technical Forum but anyway... Was there any of the original DFV left in Michael Schumachers winning Benetton Ford in 1994?

Or was it a completely new engine?


I believe that motor was called the HB. IIRC, it was something wasn't a true 90 degree motor. It was something like 75. Maybe someone can clarify this for us...

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Posted 03 September 2002 - 21:06

The Leyland sponsorship was for their spare parts division. At the time, Leyland was in big financial trouble, with respect to the cars they were producing.
The spare parts devision made equipment for all car companies and was doing quite well. I remember this and thought it odd until I read a blurb in Road and Track.Interestingly enough, the Leyland logo was VERY similar to that of General Electric...

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Posted 04 September 2002 - 00:31

the Cosworth 4wd car ????

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Posted 04 September 2002 - 00:39

Oops, a bit late :blush: