[Cortina-list] Tell me why I shouldn't

Jon Sherbeck sherbeck at doitnow.com
Fri Jan 13 02:53:12 UTC 2012


Fionn,
That's awesome, you come from good stock.
Jon
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Fionn O'Neill" <fionn at kleenblast.com>
To: <cortina-list at lotus-cortina.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:38 AM
Subject: Re: [Cortina-list] Tell me why I shouldn't


> On this point...
>
> Lotus performed all the r&d on the Yamaha cylinder heads and in fact
> performed all the design work. Done by two men Tony Rudd and my father 
> Garry
> O'Neill in a collaborative between Lotus and Yamaha.
>
>
>
> Fionn O'Neill
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cortina-list-bounces at lotus-cortina.com
> [mailto:cortina-list-bounces at lotus-cortina.com] On Behalf Of John Miller
> Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:51 PM
> To: cortina-list at lotus-cortina.com
> Subject: Re: [Cortina-list] Tell me why I shouldn't
>
> On 1/11/2012 9:55 PM, Peter Pentz wrote:
>> John,
>> "Porsche" really!
>> Ford and Prsche in a collaborative ...........  really ??
>> Do you havw evidence of that ?
>
> I've seen it referred to a number of places, and it's in Wikipedia which
> isn't exactly authoritative, I'll see if I can scare up something that is.
>
> Of course, then Ford paid Yamaha to build a 3.4L V8 out of the 2.5L 
> Duratec
> V6 with two more cylinders and a balance shaft, which went into the '96 
> SHO.
>
> Then some years later Ford got Yamaha to dust off the prints and do a 4.4L
> V8 for Volvo, which (once again) shares all its major block dimensions 
> save
> bore - stroke, bearing sizes, deck height, etc - with the SHO V8, but few 
> if
> any parts.
>
> The SHO V8 used a closed-deck sand-cast block, the Volvo has an open-deck
> die-cast siamesed block with much larger bores and a typically modern 6mm 
> or
> so between them.
>
> John.
>
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