Peter Brock
Peter Brock
6/17/21 10:32 a.m.

Paris in the early 1900s was one of the centers of the educated Western universe. Imaginative concepts and inventions of every type seemed to appear mystically almost daily from the dozens of brilliant minds that had been drawn there by the collective energy on constant display. 

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4jarlson2
4jarlson2 New Reader
6/17/21 5:59 p.m.

I'm quite certain the engine in Jimmy Clark's Lotus in 1965 was not a "Ford Cosworth." The Cosworth V8 did not come about until 1967 and was significantly different than Ford Indy V8.

gstidsen
gstidsen New Reader
6/17/21 8:40 p.m.

The 1965 engine had one of the best names in automotive history:  Coventry Climax   1499cc V8 212hp   

4jarlson2
4jarlson2 New Reader
6/18/21 12:54 p.m.

The Climax was the engine Lotus used for Formula 1. The Indy engine was a 4.2 liter, quad cam V8 that featured the exhausts in the vee and the intakes between the cams. Bruce McLaren sleeved one down to 3 liters for F1 but that project never had success unless you count it's powering a camera car in "Grand Prix."

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