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by Bill Cooke
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: Consultation on emmisions
Replies: 18
Views: 5209

Re: Consultation on emmisions

Hi, FYI I've done the online questionnaire, written to my MP, the Secretary of State for Transport, the Minister for Transport, 2 Under Secretaries, and two members of the shadow cabinet - Transport & Business. I've also e-mailed Robert Lloyd-Smith. I'd love to build a naturally aspirated kit car at...
by Bill Cooke
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: Experience of Sleeved 289 block?
Replies: 11
Views: 5321

Re: Experience of Sleeved 289 block?

Peter C, Yes I want to do a build from scratch (but where scratch is wrt the engine I'm still considering - most likely a rebuilt block with (matching if possible) cast heads) I'm sure I'll make enough errors of my own during the process! I have seen some nice one's for sale though! I'm putting my c...
by Bill Cooke
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: Experience of Sleeved 289 block?
Replies: 11
Views: 5321

Re: Experience of Sleeved 289 block?

Thanks Stu and Roger, I found sandj online after reading STU's build blog, and that's where the sleeved 289 idea started! They have one with matching heads at present I guess there would be enough unsleeved, rebuildable blocks at reasonable prices - the one on e-bay you referred to being a prime exa...
by Bill Cooke
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: Experience of Sleeved 289 block?
Replies: 11
Views: 5321

Re: Experience of Sleeved 289 block?

Thanks for the quick and comprehensive response Roger. I plan to build a Hawk 289 slabside, with a jaguar rear end, and am going through my budgeting phase, and want to work out how much a suitable engine would cost me or what a "cheaper" alternative may be. I'd guessed a "289" would have a 289 engi...
by Bill Cooke
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: Experience of Sleeved 289 block?
Replies: 11
Views: 5321

Experience of Sleeved 289 block?

Hello, I'm new to t289r, and in process of planning and budgeting for a Hawk 289 build. Would love the authenticity of a 289 block, but they seem very rare! Has anyone used a sleeved block (289 or 302) at all? I understand they have been used many times to allow higher power to be produced for racin...