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Cosworth BDA power

Posted By: +8Rich

Cosworth BDA power - 11/02/14 09:23 PM

John H Sheally the 2nd's highly successful BDA racer.

I'm sure I could find room under the Sport bonnet for one love

[img]http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/...~original[/img]
Posted By: Jays

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 11/02/14 10:00 PM

Now that IS an engine! The problem is that you'd constantly want to keep lifting the bonnet to admire it!
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 11/02/14 10:18 PM

Originally Posted By Jays
Now that IS an engine! The problem is that you'd constantly want to keep lifting the bonnet to admire it!


+1
Posted By: deano

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 12/02/14 12:23 AM

Lovely engine but modern engines are streets ahead. I had a Escort RS1600 which had 112bhp and 20mpg if driven carefully which at the time was the bees knees, but compared to today's engines is quite poor. Sounded wonderful especially with the air filter removed.
Posted By: Cheshire_David

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 12/02/14 06:23 AM

The BDA is essentially half a Cosworth DFV, winner of countless F1 grands prix and variants that won Indycar and sprint and long distance sports car races around the world. Yes, I'd go got that: looks good and can produce prodigious amounts of power.
Posted By: Jack The Lad

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 12/02/14 10:28 AM

I looked at it and said " Now thats an engine " . Looked down the list and spotted a certain person got there first . But it just shows you can use it and keep it spotless. Hint Hint , Cough Cough.
Posted By: Budster

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 12/02/14 11:09 AM

And the sound of a BDA at full chat!
love
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 12/02/14 12:00 PM

Originally Posted By Budster
And the sound of a BDA at full chat!
love


Definitely thumbs
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 12/02/14 06:29 PM

Another collective shot of the Sheally BDA Morgan.

[img]http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/...~original[/img]
Posted By: cerealsurfer

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 12/02/14 09:02 PM

Another BDA morgan was featured in MOG magazine about 18months ago... if someone has the back issue.. It was around the time of the Dutch mog event.... when it rained... and rained.. and rained.
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 12/02/14 09:25 PM

I'll keep an eye open for that when I visit the local Morgan dealers as they keep the back copies.
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 15/02/14 04:02 PM

Another nice "little" conversion that ISIS imports has been carrying out for +8 owners requiring a little more Oomph.

[img]http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/...~original[/img]
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 22/02/14 10:10 PM

A nicely prepared Lawrencetune :- JTL for you.

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Posted By: +8Rich

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 29/03/14 06:13 PM

A nice V8 engine bay JTL just for you to appreciate thumbs and of course anyone else.
From a Swedish member.



Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 29/03/14 10:52 PM

A very smart looking engine.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 30/03/14 07:07 AM

Yummy! grin2
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 30/03/14 09:15 AM

For anyone in their mid fifties and done abit of rallying its the biz webbers welsh forests like toast and jam
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 30/03/14 09:22 AM

Oh yes.
I remember listening to them speeding past! thumbs
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 30/03/14 09:45 AM

Lord roger clark red cossack hairspray sponsored group 4 nuff said
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 30/03/14 10:04 AM

Evoking a few memories here - he was known as wavy Davey North of the border but with respect.
A Scottish friend of mine used to navigate in the lower echelons and I went to Kielder and watched in the era.
Posted By: Mogburner

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 18/11/19 06:38 PM

AAMOI there was/is another BDA although this was based on the Cook/Askew car but with all new T45 space frame designed my me and built by Dave Kerby. The engine, built by me and Don Castle, gave just over 200 bhp at 12,000 on 130 Avgas on the John Wilcox dyno. Paintwork was a slight problem! We prepared a reversible transparent skin and took it to TT Race & Rally, who painted the Jordan F1 cars and the Silk Cut Jags. Difficult person to deal with was the proprietor!!! It wore the name 'Morgasm' on the front spoiler. Here it is at Beaulieu when the New Forest Centre organised the MOG.

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Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 18/11/19 09:46 PM

Originally Posted by +8Rich

PhotoBucket won't let me look at it without disabling addblocker. They can go bucket themselves as far as I'm concerned.
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 18/11/19 10:16 PM

Originally Posted by Gambalunga
Originally Posted by +8Rich

PhotoBucket won't let me look at it without disabling addblocker. They can go bucket themselves as far as I'm concerned.

Yes this thread has been resurrected it goes back to 2014 when botophucket was free wink long before the tm img site was formed.
Posted By: Luddite

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 19/11/19 10:02 AM

Interesting... I remember some years back when on eMog, JHS II posted pics and tales relative to his acqusition of and sporting success with the Twink engined space framed glass fibre Morgan look alike shell...

While thinking of variations on the Morgan theme, I remember Bill Button posting pics again on eMog of a re bodied Morgan with very 50`s Ferrari race car like appearance.... Interesting indeed.
Posted By: Mogburner

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 18/01/20 02:56 AM

Originally Posted by Luddite
Interesting... I remember some years back when on eMog, JHS II posted pics and tales relative to his acqusition of and sporting success with the Twink engined space framed glass fibre Morgan look alike shell...

While thinking of variations on the Morgan theme, I remember Bill Button posting pics again on eMog of a re bodied Morgan with very 50`s Ferrari race car like appearance.... Interesting indeed.


Absolutely right Luddite

Rhodes Plus 4

The "I" in that post is NOT me by the way!!
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 18/01/20 08:42 AM

Originally Posted by Mogburner
Originally Posted by Luddite
Interesting... I remember some years back when on eMog, JHS II posted pics and tales relative to his acqusition of and sporting success with the Twink engined space framed glass fibre Morgan look alike shell...

While thinking of variations on the Morgan theme, I remember Bill Button posting pics again on eMog of a re bodied Morgan with very 50`s Ferrari race car like appearance.... Interesting indeed.


Absolutely right Luddite

Rhodes Plus 4

The "I" in that post is NOT me by the way!!

Link goes to a log in screen.
Posted By: Mogburner

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 18/01/20 09:24 AM

Oops, sorry, that's my account.

Rhodes fibreglass +4http://fliphtml5.com/cjazk/lclm

You can read a couple of Delage booklets on that page if you want.


CAM
Posted By: Mogburner

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 18/01/20 09:42 AM

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Posted By: Luddite

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 18/01/20 10:17 AM

GREAT pics, that is the most un-Morgan Morgan I have ever seen... (-: I think I have a couple of low quality pics of pics of it somewhere too.. I think Bill Button may have taken some ..?

I have a couple of the John H Sheally II`s Modsports which may have been taken by JHS, though perhaps one of those was taken in the UK sitting outside a lock-up where it was kept and is in the colour shown on your avitar CAM..?

As best I can remember... there was story by John H Sheally II of his coast to coast trip of the US in his M3W printed in Miscellany some years back, and tales of repairs using a Harley piston or similar on the trip ? Think JHS made his living as a Photographer and remember seeing pics he took of his wonderful garage lay out and the old restored truck he used to trailer his Modsports car to events, apparently beating everything in sight and promoting the Morgan name in the US...?
Posted By: Mogburner

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 19/01/20 02:39 AM

Originally Posted by Luddite
GREAT pics, that is the most un-Morgan Morgan I have ever seen... (-: I think I have a couple of low quality pics of pics of it somewhere too.. I think Bill Button may have taken some ..?

I have a couple of the John H Sheally II`s Modsports which may have been taken by JHS, though perhaps one of those was taken in the UK sitting outside a lock-up where it was kept and is in the colour shown on your avitar CAM..?

As best I can remember... there was story by John H Sheally II of his coast to coast trip of the US in his M3W printed in Miscellany some years back, and tales of repairs using a Harley piston or similar on the trip ? Think JHS made his living as a Photographer and remember seeing pics he took of his wonderful garage lay out and the old restored truck he used to trailer his Modsports car to events, apparently beating everything in sight and promoting the Morgan name in the US...?


Yes, JHS2 and I have kept in regular touch over the years...my wife says John is the politest man she ever met! That lock-up pic was taken outside Chas Smith's unit in Worcester when John first saw it. When John finished the trans-USA trip and had dipped the rear wheel in the Pacific he put a 45 slug through one of the barrels with a Colt he happened to have about his person!!!

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Posted By: Mogburner

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 19/01/20 02:49 AM

https://ibb.co/vh7xPTNjs palmares
Posted By: Luddite

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 19/01/20 08:20 AM

THANKS for posting those pics Colin, From that which I have read over the years JHSII, was a Morgan stalwart and very dedicated to the marque. Seem to remember his 45 was used more than once on that coast to coast trip..(-: An interesting chap indeed.
Posted By: Button

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 19/01/20 03:01 PM



This Morgan based car was for sale at a dealer for $25,000 US. Dealer sent it to Auction and it fetched $75,000 US. Car ended back near Seattle. Herman Pol wrote the History for the Auction based on Notes that I sent Him at His request.
Posted By: Luddite

Re: Cosworth BDA power - 19/01/20 05:15 PM

Thanks for the update Bill.
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