The Coventry Climax Racing Engine 1961 - 1965 660742

The paper discusses reasons for Coventry Climax's participation in motor racing and includes a history of events which led to the manufacture of the 1961-1965 racing engines.
Design philosophy is discussed; detailed design and development of the various engines is described, including the 1-1/2 liter V-8 with three combinations of bore and stroke and with two and four valves per cylinder, together with the 2 liter version of the V-8, and the 1-1/2 liter 16 cyl engine which was not developed in time to race. Notes on the special exhaust and inlet systems developed for these engines are included.
Lucas petrol injection, and transistorized ignition systems are also described.
The Appendix contains specifications of all the engines together with sectional arrangements and performance curves.


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