Did any of you notice a relationship between the parts in this over-priced
engine and the ads in Classic? Tim is known for bartering ad space for
parts & service. But, a lot of parts are a waste for anything but a
The reality is that for a street car, of equal performance all one would
need is a cross flow head, a cam, bigger carbs & a good pair of manifolds.
By way of comparison, the Fab-Tek built race engine in my
daily-driver/occasional racer MGB cost me $7,500. It included JE pistons &
Carillo rods & would run at 7,000 rpms all day long when racing.
BTW, current cost for a Longman h.p. head is around $1,400. My Turner has
one I bought a couple of years ago for half that.
'59 Turner, 948-powered.
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