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Re: rover v8, triumphs and f1

..>     I guess I have it backwards.  The 4 banger TR7 must be a Rover/Buick 
..>     V8 split in half.
..>     Tim NJ 90CQ, 77SPitfire

nope, there is no relationship.  the triumph 4 came from saab originally i think...

..>(Actually - I don't think there _is_ a native British V8.  I think they're all
..> derivations of late 1960s and early 1970s US designs.)
..>- --
..> Phil Payne
..> phil@sievers.com
..> Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club

there are a few native pommy v8's.  the aston and rolls come to mind.

..>> Tim,
..>> 	Actually, the Rover V-8 descends from the Buick aluminum V-8 of
..>> the early '60s.  The tooling was sold to Rover, who have used it for years
..>> in the 3500, adn now the Land Rover.  It is also the same engine that was
..>> used in the TR-8.  It's a pretty nice engine. 
..>Nice enough that it also won a World F1 Championship!!
..>- -- 
..>Chris Palmer (1995.5 S6 Wagon)              "Ashes to ashes,
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..>chris_palmer@dg.com                          Thommo must!"

huh? no motor derived from the buick v8 has won a f1 world championship.  the most notable "production derived" [sic] motor was the bmw 4 which won the championship for brabham during the early turbo era...

'93 s2
'90 ur-q