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K Appley

Member Since 27 Feb 2011
Offline Last Active Jun 19 2018 11:16 AM

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In Topic: 1.4L race motor needs more ...

28 May 2018 - 09:41 PM

Wanted to add that if the OP has the stock engine for his 210 with just a swapped head then he would have the smog cam as well. The mid 70's cam is a better one. Every mid 70's B210's I've looked at that had an A14 were rated on the tag as having 80 hp at 6000. The "nifty fifty" high mpg cars were rated less. 


I believe you want the early points distributor as well....better curve.


Of course this is just the "we cheeeeep" option. 



In Topic: differences between E, J and A series engines?

03 February 2018 - 08:55 PM

Well the British auto industry had a lot working against it. Not the least of which was the international money scheme. Just like we have today. No way can the US compete against $30 dollar a month Vietnamese labor.

If BMC had made some trade deals with low wage, at the time, Japan then things might have been different.  

In Topic: differences between E, J and A series engines?

23 January 2018 - 02:40 AM

I believe that the first E series, not the one that evolved from from the A series that had an overhead cam, was identical to the BMC A series. I have no idea what it was fitted to but have seen pictures of that engine.


The Datsun A series has very obvious BMC heritage but is a better engine. I'm suspicious that British Petroleum had a hand in designing British engines cause they all leaked oil. :rofl:


If I remember correctly I had an acquaintance that fitted a Datsun head to his MGA back in the sixties. 



In Topic: differences between E, J and A series engines?

18 January 2018 - 11:04 PM

Suppose you guys are aware that the original "E" and "J" engines were licenced from Austin or BMC of England. Identical to there A and three main B engines. 


Just a little trivia!



In Topic: A series oil pan??

18 January 2018 - 10:54 PM

Thanks Mike!