MkII Cortina Owner
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Sober in the Lucky (Newcastle)
I'm trying to find the links, but a guy off Osella years ago named Jif (from South Africa) actually figured out a way to make a 1600 Kent weigh in at 2000cc+. Used Alfa bits, Saab bits(? maybe BMW), and a slight overbore/stroke. It was all done through a wrecking yard and an understanding engine builder. Was a comprehensive article, but I haven't found it since Osella moved to SpannerFolder.
I'll keep looking - But it might be quicker to have a really close read through the 1600 part of the webboard, or ask the experts on Osella/Spannerfolder.
Sorry, 1600s just aren't quick enough in a MkII Corty. They were fine when I ran around in a MkI Escort, but the 2L Pinto is just a large amount faster. Buy a 2L, find sideways heaven.
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