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Uncle Alec



Joined: 14 Jan 2008
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Location: Manchester

PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:54 pm    Post subject: Crossflow advice needed. Reply with quote

Calling 1300 Crossflow experts.
I intend sourcing such an engine for my Rochdale. I can find several 1300 engines but what does the team think are my chances of finding a 1300GT?
Or is it easy enough to find GT bits and upgrade a bog-standard?
I would also need the ancilliaries, gearbox and propshaft.
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BigJohn



Joined: 01 Jan 2011
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Location: Nr. Lancaster

PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are your men:
https://www.oldskoolford.co.uk/ipb/
I find Ebay is a very useful tool for 1100/1300 stuff. I got a running standard 1300, plus well worn gearbox for 103 a couple of years back, it came complete inc. a 34/34 twin choke Weber, 9 months ago I got a GT head, ported with big valves, new guides and seals for 61 inc postage (off a S.African import Mexico reshell job). Lots of people are buying African imports and upgrading the engines, and the little 1300 is of little value. A complete 1300gt might be like rocking horse poop though as they were fitted to 1300E's, it is easier to buy the bits and assemble your own spec, standard 1 3/4" bore 1300gt exhaust manifolds are usually well used and welded when a new 2" tube manifold is around 100. Early GT's have flat pistons and recessed valve, post late 1970 have flat heads and pocketed pistons. 1600 Mex/1300 gt heads are the same, as long as you get the pre/post 1970 bit right Very Happy
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Uncle Alec



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Big John; food for thought.
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Rick
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From time to time I see old semi-derelict kit cars being advertised on ebay fitted with crossflow engines, so keeping an eye on such ads might turn up something of use.

RJ
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