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|Posted: 7 Dec 2009 01:12 pm||
W C Greene wrote:For the record fitting a Datsun transmission into an MG would have been a doddle. Check any early OHV Datsun and notice the similarity to a BMC engine. Datsuns made Austin A40 under license after WW2, including the engine.Well, since they ain't gonna install the original motor/drive...then maybe they should just set fire to the thing & have a bbq. I had an MG Midget like that once, I installed a Datsun 4 banger & transmission when the old MG motor crapped out. Yep, I sure should have kept the blown out motor in her, maybe getting a mule to pull me around in it. What was I thinking?
Someone who worked in Africa once told me that they used to put Datsun engines intp old Austin bodies. The Austin bodies were tougher than the Datsuns, but the Datsun engines were better. The gearboxes bolted straight on. No extras needed.
For the record. Early Toyotas have a passing resemblance to Hillmans - for the same reason post WW2 license building.
PS Like the Keene Railcar. That shape.
On the topic of 'original' engine. There is a railcar locally from early 20th century being restored. It had a petrol generator unit. Even if they found one they could not use it. Objective is to get it running.
Was not the motor on the Keen a direct drive, and reverse was by reversing the motor?
Last edited on 7 Dec 2009 01:19 pm by wahiba
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