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wadsapple

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1,824 posts

73 months

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I was at my engine builder,s workshop today picking up one of my race engines that they have been upgrading for me.I was nosing about as you do when in a workshop that has all sorts of goodies and saw that they have built a AJP V8 engine with four valves per cylinder.Has this been done before? Should i be thinking that this would be a good upgrade for my AJP engines ?





leerdam23

495 posts

147 months

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I'm sure it will fit in mine... doesn't look like a race block though.


wadsapple

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1,824 posts

73 months

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no it doesn't look like a race engine block they are like hens teeth ,probably for road use.i have a race AJP engine in a challenge car i might upgrade if the heads were a good option.i probably should have asked at the time.still what advantages would you have in a road engine ?

leerdam23

495 posts

147 months

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Dunno. 4.7 race engine with 4v, and a real screamer....

There was a race block going for grabs on ebay, but needs quite some work since no end caps etc... not sure if Dom has any more blocks?

Gazzab

15,825 posts

168 months

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Have heard of one before maybe the same one....
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bionicjim

473 posts

25 months

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That's one good looking set up
I recon that's good for 500 bhp at least

leerdam23

495 posts

147 months

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anyone spot what the heads are from.

spitfire4v8

1,896 posts

67 months

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Do you know what the heads are off? they don't look like they were designed for the AJP as we know it since nothing on the front end lines up judging from the pics? Have they found a V8 head set with the same bore spacing and trying to get those to fit I wonder? Interesting project and fascinating pics .. would love to know more ! Does anyone recognise the heads as being from another car?

Alexdaredevilz

5,233 posts

65 months

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I was thinking the same thing joolz

Just like the BMW bike engine head on the a-series mini engine

ChimpofDarkness

4,616 posts

65 months

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Audi?

scotty_d

6,598 posts

80 months

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With heads that wide would it still fit inside a Cerbs engine bay? I bet it would be very tight.

steviejasp

1,421 posts

51 months

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I seem to remember reading that the reason they didnt make the AJP8 a 4 valve engine was because it wouldnt fit in a Cerb.

dempsey

289 posts

96 months

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steviejasp said:
I seem to remember reading that the reason they didnt make the AJP8 a 4 valve engine was because it wouldnt fit in a Cerb.
That was the reason given by Peter Wheeler in his video interview.

longbow

1,544 posts

121 months

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Wow...... someone has virtually designed a complete new engine here. Could you not politely ask the builder for more info please..........

Edited by longbow on Saturday 29th September 11:56

ridds

7,204 posts

130 months

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I missing something here but someone has placed 2 heads (of unknown origin, with casting dimension miss-match and too small a bore) on an AJP block and there's talk of 32V V8s...

From memory, Melling knocked up a CAD scheme and or machined the schemes in Ali but I don;t think one has ever run, has it?

And no, it won't fit in a Cerb unless you hack the chassis and body to bits. smile

Gazzab

15,825 posts

168 months

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There is / was a 4 valve per cyl cerb up n running..

Alexdaredevilz

5,233 posts

65 months

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More to the point, does it actually work?

Gazzab

15,825 posts

168 months

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Apparently it does/did. 500bhp on a 4.5 apparently..

Mr Cerbera

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116 months

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Gazzab said:
Apparently it does/did. 500bhp on a 4.5 apparently..
Ahem.... and 420 out of a Standard Engine.....
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Gazzab

15,825 posts

168 months

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Mr Cerbera said:
Gazzab said:
Apparently it does/did. 500bhp on a 4.5 apparently..
Ahem.... and 420 out of a Standard Engine.....
typenerdwobblenutsheadacherotatenonoroflgetmecoat
Don't understand... Yep 420 on a standard but mapped etc 4.5 but with 2 extra valves then a lot more apparently.
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