Click here to sign up  Click here to go to the galleries  Click here to go to the code of conduct  Click here to go to the video page  Click here to go to the SW Meets page
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 30

Thread: Interesting Engines in a Sportster

  1. #1 Interesting Engines in a Sportster 
    club member Club Member Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Gosberton, South Lincs
    Posts
    1,401
    Thought you might like to see these two different engines in a Sportster.................



    Does anyone know what it is?
    Clue - Not BMW or Ford: Owned by Malcolm Platt








    This is Ian Kitchener's BMW M20 2.8 (bored and stroked 2.5) with separate throttle bodies and bespoke electronic ignition.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  2. #2 Re: Interesting Engines in a Sportster 
    club member Club Member lil_red_roadster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Telford, Shropshire
    Posts
    663
    Very nice...top one looks like a BMC C series..? Interesting choice if so & very nicely done. Be interested to find out more...e.g. why & what gearbox..!
    Marlin Roadster, LWB...1860 B Series + Ford Type 9
    Renault Espace 54mm front calipers, vented discs, cycle wings and adjustable tie-bars.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  3. #3 Re: Interesting Engines in a Sportster 
    club member Club Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Bakewell Derbyshire
    Posts
    285
    Hi . I know this particular engine quite intimately. It is a Datsun 280Z unit fitted with Jaguar carbs and inlet manifold. Regards David.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  4. #4 Re: Interesting Engines in a Sportster 
    frequent forum contributor
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    llandrinio Powys
    Posts
    1,785
    that would be alovely engine wouldnt it - they are quite torquey iirc?
    Reply With Quote  
     

  5. #5 Re: Interesting Engines in a Sportster 
    regular forum contributor
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    25
    David would indeed know what it is having spent many happy? hours fettling it.

    The why is because I thought it went well with the period look of the car. And I like straight sixes. And it is a good engine which makes a nice noise.

    The gearbox is also Datsun 280ZX circa 1980. The outlet manifold is Janspeed. The original torque quoted as 149 ft/lbs at 4000 rpm.
    Last edited by mlplatt; 18-06-2012 at 11:57 AM.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  6. #6 Re: Interesting Engines in a Sportster 
    club member Club Member Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Gosberton, South Lincs
    Posts
    1,401
    An M3 Evo 3.2 1997 in John Clements' very nice Sportster



    Reply With Quote  
     

  7. #7 Re: Interesting Engines in a Sportster 
    frequent forum contributor
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    llandrinio Powys
    Posts
    1,785
    Im going to fit this in my Romero next week.
    biggest_engine.jpg
    Reply With Quote  
     

  8. #8 Re: Interesting Engines in a Sportster 
    club member Club Member dcunn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    1,681
    In that case you'll need Mikes upgraded servo............or a belief in the power of prayer Lol
    Reply With Quote  
     

  9. #9 Re: Interesting Engines in a Sportster 
    club member Club Member Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Gosberton, South Lincs
    Posts
    1,401
    That's brilliant Cameron - you might get a bit of understeer!


    Quote Originally Posted by cameronfurnival View Post
    Im going to fit this in my Romero next week.
    biggest_engine.jpg
    Reply With Quote  
     

  10. #10 Re: Interesting Engines in a Sportster 
    frequent forum contributor
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    llandrinio Powys
    Posts
    1,785
    no problem - bigger wheels too...
    Auto-Moto-giant-wheels-01.jpg
    Reply With Quote  
     

Similar Threads

  1. Interesting...
    By Gareth in forum Roadster
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 17-02-2016, 09:35 AM
  2. Interesting Roadster
    By CompoSimmonite in forum eBay:
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-09-2014, 02:15 PM
  3. interesting mk1 on preloved
    By cameronfurnival in forum eBay:
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 23-07-2014, 02:43 PM
  4. These look interesting
    By h_m_cumming in forum Roadster
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 17-09-2013, 12:50 PM
  5. Interesting Engines in a Cabrio/Hunter
    By Mike in forum Cabrio / Hunter
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 21-06-2012, 07:39 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •