My mistake, 906 casting number. Must have been thinking Ducati!
I tried some 516 with big valves in them, and some porting, but they didn't work as well as ported 906.
In the 60's we lived next to a large commuter car park, think of it as a playground with cars in we did;-)
There was a new jensen and all the kids liked it, if it was unlocked we would sit in it!
It was definitely a Jensen with plywood floor but could have been the earlier model than the CV8. Don't know which engine as wasn't shown that. To be honest this was mid 70's and at the time, and my young age, the car didn't seem anything very special compared to, say, a 3000GT Capri or a Lotus - more of an "old mans car". How times change and early Jensen's now are my taste !
Well I learnt something new today, I don't know much about the Jensen 541 models prior to the CV8 and found out the floorpans are in fact plywood as you say. Here's a slideshow of Jensen models over the years that may jog your memory.
Feature in Classic and Sports Car, top photo was one I took on the day.
Drove a Gordon-Keeble quite a few times years back and i have to say it was a great car, Mainly as it had a big engine and an interior that looked like a 50's aircraft.
My mates father had a yds7? Or 541r ,it had an early form of ABS,made by Dunlop,called maxaret.werent Jensen the first to use 4wd on a production car with the Ferguson formula,pioneered by the inventor harry Ferguson?
I think so yes. Dunlop also had the denovo tyres - run flats long before BMW.
The Maxeret system was used on many aircraft.
The centre console was really wide, I will see if I can find a photograph.
YDS7 was a Yamaha motorcycle, forerunner to the RD250. 541R was a Jensen fitted with disc brakes all round but not the Maxaret system, that was first tested on a CV8 with Ferguson four wheel drive shortly before the Interceptor and FF were introduced in 1966. The CV8 FF did not survive but there are photos.
Don’t fret love.
I lost my Lucas smoke syringe.
What purpose is the smoke?
My brother had an ex demo 1275gt,v reg,with those denovo tyres,don’t know if he ever witnessed the benefits,must be very stiff sidewalls.
Yes I recall seeing a yds7 once ,wouldn’t mind one of those now.
Indeed it was. Brings back horrible memories of bleeding the bleeding things on Hawker Hunters back in my youth!
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