We’ve now finished the 250-2V cylinder head and fitted it to the Ford Falcon. The head has been fully ported and polished with big valves, competition double valve springs and exhaust port divider. The head was skimmed to get the compression ratio before being fitted. Next step is manifold fabrication for twin 2″ SU carbs.
Last year we built a new race engine for Sam Polley’s MGB. Sam competes in the CSCC’s Swinging 60’s and at last weeks Silverstone meeting Sam finished 3rd overall and was the quickest MGB in the field. For more info on historic race engines send us an email.
In preparation for the HSCC 2016 season this Van Diemen Formula Ford 1600 has been on our rolling road. Apparently its been in Williams wind tunnel. We think it looks cracking in its Duckham’s livery.
After the aluminium flywheel sheered at the last race meeting Sam Polley thought it best to get the engine checked out. Its been a long time since it was rebuilt so thought it prudent to do so now. Once inside we found the engine to be in fine order. We’ve made a camshaft change and had the crank assembly balanced with a new steel flywheel and clutch. The block has been acid cleaned and repainted and is going back together with new shells, rings and head fixings. Once back in the car Sam will be bringing it down to go on the rolling road.
After finding the engine bay covered in coolant after his last race Simon Polley thought he best get the engine looked at. With an initial fear of a head gasket issue Simon was pleased to hear that issue was a leak from the water pump and housing. A new pump and some gaskets and all is dry. Simon is racing his Midget 1500 in the CSCC Swinging Sixties race series.
“Just wanted to thank you and let you know that my Midget ran beautifully at Brands this week end. On the pace and no leaks! I won my class though have to say that this was ‘last man standing’ due to others crashing out and breaking down but as they say ‘to finish first, first you have to finish’ and given my recent engine problems I think I deserve an award!”