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Looking Ahead to the 2016 Season

20-11-2015 The Checkered Flag has been waved to the 2015 Season for us and we are already look ahead to the…
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Silverstone CSCC 2015

12-05-2015 After a successful days testing on Friday with David and Charles Holroyd and their Lotus Élan and Caterham CSR, Spirits…
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recent results

Max Bartell 2015 Classic F3 Champion

In the HSCC Classic F3 Championship Congratulations goes to Max Bartell for winning the Championship in his Chevron B34 with a CBR Toyotal Novamotor. Well Done Max!

Jim Dean takes HSCC 70s Road Sport Championship

Jim Dean has taken Overall 1st and 1st in Class of the HSCC 70s Road Sport Championship. Driving his Lotus Europa with a CBR Lotus Twin Cam engine to victory in many of the races. Congratulations Jim!

upcoming races / events

Latest Races / Events
CSCC Appendix K Snetterton 20th October 2018
HSCC Silverstone Finals 19th October 2018
Dijon 4th October 2018

Pre Crossflow & Crossflow

The original Overhead valve Kent engine appeared in 1959 with a capacity of 996.95cc developing 39 bhp at 5000 rpm. With an 80.96 mm (3.1875 in) bore and 48.41 mm (1.906 in) stroke, this was a departure from the traditional under square English engine design.



The same engine with the same bore, but with a longer stroke this making larger capacity was subsequently used in the Ford Classic and Consul Capri (1340 cc and 1500 cc), the Mk1 and early Mk2 Cortina (1200 cc, 1300 cc and 1500 cc).

The engine is now referred to as the Pre-Crossflow Kent, with both the inlet and exhaust being on the same side of the head.

A redesign gave it a cross-flow type cylinder head, hence the Kent’s alternative name Ford Crossflow. It would go on to power the smaller-engined versions of the Ford Cortina and Ford Capri, the first and second editions of the European Escort. It also featured in the Fiesta Mk1 1.3, and the Mk1 XR2, using the US 1600 bottom end and GT spec head and cam.

The Crossflow featured a change in combustion chamber design, using a Heron type combustion chamber in the top of the piston rather than the head. The head itself was flat with each engine capacity (1100, 1300 and 1600) featuring different pistons with different sized bowls.

CBR currently have this engine running in the Classic Sports Car Club (CSCC) Swinging 60’s Series.

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