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#151 Piquet959

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 06:41

Doesn't have to be a car to have a V8!. Ford 272 Y block in 1960's clinker speed boat.
Hope I can work out how to post a photo. Can't work it out can someone host it for me?

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#152 Ray Bell

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 07:23

Will this do for a boat?

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At least the engine's not a Ford:

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And just for Lee... it's a Poly, not to be described as a 'sawtooth'!

And, having three bolts to retain the rocker covers, it's a pre-62 model engine. The bolts are the key, Lee, they tell you it's got the long crank, 8-bolt flange, that sort of thing.




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#153 DanTra2858

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:01

Now that we know all that info Ray my question to you is do they still retain oil???????

#154 Ray Bell

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:53

It all looks pretty clean to me...

And would an oil-leaker be allowed on the Murray?

#155 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 10:01

Will this do for a boat?

0215tcmwl_General_Leeboat.jpg

At least the engine's not a Ford:

0215tcmwl_General_Leemotor.jpg

And just for Lee... it's a Poly, not to be described as a 'sawtooth'!

And, having three bolts to retain the rocker covers, it's a pre-62 model engine. The bolts are the key, Lee, they tell you it's got the long crank, 8-bolt flange, that sort of thing.




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There is plenty of sawtooth owners who would disagree, at least here.The owner of the SA30 Supermod  in post 141 has called them that for 40 years. And his Dodgey mates too with those engines in speedway cars and ski boats where they were quite popular for a long period.

The covers may be earlier but 8 bolt cranks turn up for quuiter  a while. Especially in trucks. And they interchange anyway, as do LA cranks. Use a stroker 360 crank in a 4" bored block and about 400 cubes. Rods too interchange, the 360 rods being the strongest,, and heaviest!



#156 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 10:17

Doesn't have to be a car to have a V8!. Ford 272 Y block in 1960's clinker speed boat.
Hope I can work out how to post a photo. Can't work it out can someone host it for me?

A little off subject. Y block clinkers. When out for a Sunday drive in about 68 we arrived in Milang on Lake Alexandrina and met up with some ex locals from our area. They had a ski boat, 292 powered. So out we went with the friends skiing. After a while my father thought this looked a good idea. Since his right leg was stiff [knee did not bend] he tried it on a single ski. He got up several times for a few seconds only for the bloody 292 to cut out. I dont think he ever tried again. Though he did better than my try, mid 90s,, I make a great submarine!  And for Ray,, a 340 Mopar powered bondwood hull.  which is currently for sale!



#157 Ray Bell

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 10:36

You forgot to mention the main bearing size, Lee!

And 8-bolt crank flanges ended in '61. It is possible the 3-bolt rocker covers ended in 1960, but I'm not sure about that.

Mal Biddlecombe used to have a Y-block-powered late-fifties or early-sixties ski boat he used on a dam between Marulan and Goulburn before he opened his truckstop.

Anyway, you can e-mail me the pic if you want it posted, piquet...

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 21:32

artti, 

That Coventry Climax 2.5 V8 is a wonderful piece of work. This car came to Australia a few years ago where it competed at our local Easter historic racing meeting at Mallala . I think this was in 2008 and what a glorious sound it makes . I took some video footage on the old video cam-recorder. If I can digitize it I will post a link . 

 

 

Thanks for your insight into the history of flat heads fredeuce :up:

 

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Meantime one of just five Climax Godiva V8's I believe.



#159 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 22:22

artti, 

That Coventry Climax 2.5 V8 is a wonderful piece of work. This car came to Australia a few years ago where it competed at our local Easter historic racing meeting at Mallala . I think this was in 2008 and what a glorious sound it makes . I took some video footage on the old video cam-recorder. If I can digitize it I will post a link . 

Am I right that this car belongs in Australia. I am sure there is a thread somewhere about it.



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 22:44

Sat nite cruise. A variety of more interesting engines

LPG Cleveland

413 with hair dryer!

Baby Hemi with twin carbs and extractors.

Another twin carb Hemi.

S/C Small block.

Top two pics. The choice of transport for 90 y/0 gentlemen.

His other car was a 6 litre Escort. Who is he! Question for the Aussies.009.jpg011.jpg008.jpg002.jpg001.jpg010.jpg013.jpg

Would that be Coz Monterosso? yellow Mk2 escort



#161 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 03:55

Would that be Coz Monterosso? yellow Mk2 escort

Close but no cigar. Keep thinking.

Cos has a 56 Ford Victoria coupe.



#162 Piquet959

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 08:55

Could I email a couple of photos to someone that could post them for me please.

#163 Ray Bell

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 13:30

Sure thing...

I'll do that for you.

#164 arttidesco

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 22:27

Am I right that this car belongs in Australia. I am sure there is a thread somewhere about it.

 

I believe Victoria Morris sold the Kieft in September 2012, not sure where it went the photo of the engine was taken at a Silverstone Test Day in April 2013.



#165 Ray Bell

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 04:40

Lee could be confused because Greg Snape was running the car for a while...

And the Kieft De Soto had its body built by Terry Cornelius of Corowa.

#166 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 05:43

Lee could be confused because Greg Snape was running the car for a while...

And the Kieft De Soto had its body built by Terry Cornelius of Corowa.

Yes, those names sound right now I think of it. 



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Posted 13 February 2015 - 07:44

I believe Victoria Morris sold the Kieft in September 2012, not sure where it went the photo of the engine was taken at a Silverstone Test Day in April 2013.


The car passed to Nigel Batchelor, who has posted here (as ExNigel) in a couple of threads devoted to the car:

http://forums.autosp...t-gp-car-races/

http://forums.autosp...1-kieft-gp-car/

and he still had the car at last year's Goodwood Revival:

http://www.corbisima...nigel-batchelor

#168 arttidesco

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 18:50

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Lola V8 seen in the back of T400 #HU7 a couple of years ago ;-)



#169 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 22:51

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Lola V8 seen in the back of T400 #HU7 a couple of years ago ;-)

It may say Lola on the rocker covers but it is a Chev! With aftermarket alloy heads.



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Posted 12 October 2015 - 00:46

Lee it may be only a Chev as you stated but the real issue is what brand are the Tennis Balls?

#171 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 02:32

Lee it may be only a Chev as you stated but the real issue is what brand are the Tennis Balls?

old!