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Re: urgent help

To: Max Heim <>, MG List <>
Subject: Re: urgent help
From: Larry Colen <>
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 1999 19:10:41 -0700
On Sat, Aug 28, 1999 at 04:40:36PM -0700, Max Heim wrote:
> I find it hard to believe about the Datsun roadster head. People seem to 
> assume that the Datsun is a copy of the MGB, but if it is, they must have 
> had a hell of an industrial espionage presence in Abingdon, since the 
> Datsun was actually on the market first. You can look it up.
> But then, they could have copied the basic engine design from the earlier 
> MGA 1500 version, I suppose. Though who knows why...? Anyway, Datsun 
> roadster engines are considerably rarer than MGB engines, anyway, so it 
> doesn't seem that would be a practical alternative.
I wouldn't have thought so, but there was a Datsun Roadster head
at British Motorsports that Dave said had come in bolted to an MGB motor.
I know that some people like using the roadster cam rather than the MGB
cam in MGB race motors.  

The advantage of the Datsun head would be that it is a crossflow and
one port per cylinder, this would give much better breathing.

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