Ford Falcon treated to a new cylinder head

Mike Haigh’s Ford Falcon is getting treated to a new cylinder head. The standard cast iron cylinder head found on the old Ford inline sixes has a terrible port and inlet arrangement with a ‘log’ type manifold cast onto the head. Back in the day the Australians got wise and cast their own heads with a separate inlet manifold and a standard 6 port arrangement. The head is otherwise identical and bolts straight on. It only took a year to source the rare Australian 250-2V head and get it shipped to the UK but it’s here, it’s been ported, polished and has big valves. We’ve machined a divider for the central siamese exhaust port and once it has been skimmed will be fitted to the bottom end. We are all taking bets as to what it will be worth in BHP.

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Milano GT on the rolling road

An unusual and remarkably rare Holden based GT produced in Australia in the 60’s. It is said that only 30 of these Milano GT’s were built back in the day. A unique body and chassis married to modified Holden Running gear and inline 6 cylinder engine. It is loud but sounds truly fantastic.

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Fine adjustments. FIA Triumph TR4 tuning

Dave Griffiths FIA Triumph TR4 is almost ready for the 2016 season. We decided to get it on the new rolling road and get some data stored on the computer as well as checking on the mixtures. The new gas analyzer will plot all the gasses on a graph when we do a power run. With the CO’s now on a graph we can look at the trend, see where it is leaning off or getting richer. The TR4 was leaning off towards the top end. We changed an air corrector and got an increase of 2.2bhp. Not a huge amount but every little helps.

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