Saturday, 6 October 2018
Here is the reason for the conversion, Anna, wondering where this bit goes.
FUA's Coventry Climax engine no. MA 454 had a broken piston ring, which try as I may, I could not find a replacement for. With the first Series 1 rebuild, I had acquired a Ford E93A engine which I intended to use in FUA. But that was a no go too ----- no oil pressure, cracked head and overheating.
- RAC h.p. = (2xDxDxn)/5
- D is the diameter of the cylinder in inches
- n is the number of cylinders
On the Midlands section of the rally, he and Mrs Heaton had a rather interesting experience, here reported in the 'Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligence'
Info thanks to the research done by David Jackson FAU's keep since 2018.
1983 - Outside my brother Mark's house just before me and the girls departed for a three year stint in Singapore. This after the rebuild started in January 1981. Mark kindly garaged FUA in our absence. The van/lorry radiator was a cost saving necessity. We could not afford the rad rebuild until we returned to the UK. A sheet was used to stop the ingress of water onto the engine. Needs, or the lack of means, must as they say.
1986 - Mog 86 at three Counties Show Ground, Malvern. Camping we were.