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gorden allen 8 port help

gorden allen 8 port help

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twin cam mark

Original Poster:

54 posts

41 months

Tuesday 5th June 2012
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anyone remember anything about these,were trying to find out a bit more and find some manifolds.pic on next post.

twin cam mark

Original Poster:

54 posts

41 months

Tuesday 5th June 2012
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got some more pics if it helps.

camelotr

563 posts

65 months

Tuesday 5th June 2012
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Interestinh THING. Tell me more about it!!!

rww

73 posts

106 months

Tuesday 5th June 2012
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twin cam mark said:
anyone remember anything about these,were trying to find out a bit more and find some manifolds.pic on next post.
You've probably found this already -

http://mk1-performance-conversions.co.uk/pinion_8_...

twin cam mark

Original Poster:

54 posts

41 months

Wednesday 6th June 2012
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got that only yesterday but thanks. been on the mini forums and it seems to be correct and maybe one of the original heads before pinion bought the rights.

321lightspeed

28 posts

110 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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The rights for this head was acquired by John Mackay (not sure if I spelled his name right) from Jonspeed. I went with him to test the first one built at Curborough sprint track. We sent about 6 or 8 to Japan in about 1990 if I remember rightly. They suffered from porosity like a lot of these aftermarket castings did.
I'm not sure how far John carried on with the project, as I think it consumed a load of dough.
i have a picture somewhere if you are interested.
Regards

Skyedriver

5,595 posts

179 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Slightly off topic but was looking at a mini with a home cast twin cam head at Harewood Hillclimb weekend before last..

guru_1071

2,707 posts

131 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Skyedriver said:
Slightly off topic but was looking at a mini with a home cast twin cam head at Harewood Hillclimb weekend before last..
was that the coldwell one - its a real nice piece of work

Skyedriver

5,595 posts

179 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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That's the one Richy, looks a bit tired but yes a nice piece of work. Was looking at it trying to work out if it was an MGA twin cam head or modded Jag or something as the cam covers look so professional. Got talking to the owner/builder sitting quietly in the corner and found out it was home build!
Amazing what some people can do with a bit of inginuity and I guess access to a few specialist tools etc