Re: Engine Masters
I guess you could ask one of the ragazines to get involved.Perhaps Street Machine or even Perth Street Car.Or even hit the oppositions forums and challenge them to the Oz Engine Masters. I like the concept but figure rather than adopt the same principles as the U.S version make ours uniquely Oz. We could set a cu in limit on 360 cubes which would encompass a chev, mopar,holden and ford v8 in various guises.No outrageous compression ratio,s either.11 to 1 max. No roller cams .Solids ok with adjustable valvetrain and roller rockers should be ok as these don,t add significantly to hp.Factory blocks only and to keep costs to a minimum the use of a factory designated IRON head . IE 4v or 2v to the cleveland brethren,perhaps a set of fuellies for the chev brigade and vn style heads for the holden boys etc etc. I also think a key point is to keep it simple and in doing so keeping it relativley cheap as well.We want an engine that can be duplicated for under 5k.
I,m keen if anyone else is. I can contribute some parts as well. I have a block that will need one sleeve, a crank,rods,forged pistons and a good used rollmaster timing set. Basically,i have enough to put together a short motor.Like i said it won,t be anything fancy,just good factory bits.Greg,since you have a bench it would make sense that you prep the heads,right?
Do we have any other takers?