125 c.c. that would have changed the world!

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125 c.c. that would have changed the world!

Post by Grumpyoldmen » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:58 pm

Yes, if the engine was a 1000 c.c. from the beginning, (with a 1300 c.c. in reach) the Mini would not been dominating the 1300 class, there would have been Imps all over the track. Even today.
And engines wouldn't be so bl***y expensive!!

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Re: 125 c.c. that would have changed the world!

Post by Grumpyoldmen » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:03 pm

Letters disappeared? Auto censorship function?
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Post by Grumpyoldmen » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:04 pm

Ah, I see!
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Post by ganderson888 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:29 pm

Yes this is a family friendly Forum, Kristian, so please please don't try and find any other words that are auto-censored as you could go the same way. :lol: :lol:
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Re: 125 c.c. that would have changed the world!

Post by aldrin » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:53 am

ganderson888 wrote:Yes this is family friendly Forum, Kristian, so please please don't try and find any other words that are auto-censored as you could go the same way. :lol: :lol:
I cut my finger today , now my shirt is all covered in Blood.

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The imp did get to 1040, but the mini ran away to the 1300cc class,

1300cc imps ? then there would have been a 1600cc mini cooper

If cnc had been aorund then they could have done V8 crank cases, like those hayabusa base V8 engines http://www.h1v8.com/page/page/1562068.htm

Humm CNC,........... V8 crank case............

I do need to find a final year project fro my degree.....

CNC Hummm .........we have one of those in uni, and a couple billets of ally which are just lying about, nobody would miss them.
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Post by Grumpyoldmen » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:09 am

There are big engine minis, but are they drivable? (if there are tire restrictions)
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Post by Rod » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:04 am

The Hillman Swallow (transverse mid engined 4 door saloon, the body shell of which became the Hunter) was to have used a productionised version of the bigger Climax FW SOHC engine. 1300 and 1500 engines were mooted I believe. These would have stretched to around 2 litres and then of course there was the 2.5 litre world championship winning units from '59/60. Or how about the '62 on 1.5 V8 F1 engine? 2 Imp engines together if you use a little imagination.
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Post by ImpManiac » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:42 am

Rod wrote:Or how about the '62 on 1.5 V8 F1 engine? 2 Imp engines together if you use a little imagination.
Actually, I believe that this has been done! :o I read about it on here! The owner of something like a Lotus 25 wanted to mothball his priceless Coventry Climax V8 and has an Imp V8 motor built to use in its place! I wonder if he preserved the inlet and exhaust configurations by developing a crossflow cylinder head... :?:

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Re: 125 c.c. that would have changed the world!

Post by colin rooney » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:00 pm

A good 998 imp engine in the right hands will destroy a 1300cc mini i can run with 1380 mini and midgets and beat them

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Post by Duk » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:53 pm

At the lyden hill trackday rob knox's stilleto was matching pats k series according to my phone stopwatch and both were making the random civic type r look positively slow :wink:
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Post by colin rooney » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:30 pm

Rob must have been taking it easy as his car is 1120 ,not knocking pats k series but robs car is way quicker than a k series in a heavy imp shell

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Post by Meltdown » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:18 pm

There are big engine minis, but are they drivable? (if there are tire restrictions)
I once helped a mate drop an 1800cc from an Austin Maxi into a M**i. Weighed way too much but could pull stumps out of the ground! Didn't do corners, mind...
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Post by Rod » Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:57 am

I was followed into the first stage of my very first stage rally, way back in 1974, by a Maxi engined Mini. I think the guy had just built it, it looked a real monster, 14 inch wheels on the front, 10 on the back. He had more or else caught me by the stage finish, but then mine was only a "Sport" spec 998 Imp at the time. I don't think he was very happy with it and to the best of my knowledge it was never seen again!
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