Saturday, March 7, 2020

Triumph V8

I stumbled across this on Jalopy Journal today:

Seems the engine is based on a V8-60 bottom end and the top ends are mid-40's Triumph 3T, 350 cc twin cylinder blocks and heads. Gear driven timing arrangement and I'm assuming two cams per (4) cylinder banks for exhaust and intake.

So... Is this actually a V8-60 block modified for new cam journals to except the quad-cam design? I'm assuming piston rods increased in length for the additional "deck height". Was the deck machined down as well?? Were all water cooling provisions removed as well?

These pics are from the net. The engine is on display in Speedy Bill's museum.

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