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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