Knysna Hillclimb Oldie sets the record

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Re: Knysna Hillclimb Oldie sets the record

Post by FairmontGT » Mon 19 May 2014, 14:13

Thats so cool!
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Post by gordini » Mon 19 May 2014, 15:02

Pliers and wires against electronics...i love the win ;) ;) ;) make us ou manne stand proud
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Re: Knysna Hillclimb Oldie sets the record

Post by Orange » Mon 19 May 2014, 15:05

Does that car have the 4 cylinder cosworth engine?

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Post by ZA Perana » Mon 19 May 2014, 15:10

Very pleased about this, though it must be said the driver is seriously skilled.
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Re: Knysna Hillclimb Oldie sets the record

Post by Stealth GT » Tue 20 May 2014, 08:05

Orange wrote:Does that car have the 4 cylinder cosworth engine?

Its a 2L Pinto ( cortina )engine

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Re: Knysna Hillclimb Oldie sets the record

Post by Buckaroo » Tue 20 May 2014, 10:47

Nope, it's a full house R250k plus Cosworth BDA series motor as raced back in the day.
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Post by KSF » Tue 20 May 2014, 11:31

Couple pics from back in the day, John Love driving.

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Does anyone know what laptimes this car achieved at Killarney in period? I only have record that the Brian Redman Ferrari held the Sportscar record at the time at 1'11.6" in 1972.

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Re: Knysna Hillclimb Oldie sets the record

Post by Fred W B » Tue 20 May 2014, 22:41

I heard it called a BDG.

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Cosworth solidified its association with Ford in 1969, by developing a double overhead camshaft (DOHC) 16-valve inline four-cylinder engine for road use in the Ford Escort. As Keith Duckworth was busy designing and developing the DFV, the project was assigned to Mike Hall, who created the 1601 cc BDA on the Kent block for homologation purposes. The camshafts were driven by a toothed belt developed for Fiat 124, hence the name BDA, literally meaning "Belt Drive, A type". It was designed for FIA Group 2 and Group 4 on either rallying or touring car racing purpose. The nominal homologation at 1601 cc capacity meant that BDA-engined cars competed in what was usually the top class (1600 cc and up) so were eligible for overall victories rather than class wins.

In 1970, the 1701 cc BDB was created for the Escort RS1600, and this engine received fuel injection for the first time in the series as 1701 cc BDC. Two years later, the BDA series was adopted for Formula 2; first came the 1790 cc BDE, then the 1927 cc BDF eventually reaching a maximum of 1975 cc BDG in 1973. As the bore size reached ever closer to the bore center distance, leaving little space in between cylinders, the all three types had brazed-in cylinder liners to the block. As a departure from the Ford iron block, the BDG received a newly designed aluminium block soon after, and this cylinder block was used as a replacement part in rebuilding many other BD series engines as well as some Mk.XIII engines.

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Re: Knysna Hillclimb Oldie sets the record

Post by Burnthosetyres » Wed 21 May 2014, 10:09

http://www.carmagblog.co.za/video/jagua ... imb-video/

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