Cosworth BDA 1600 Engine

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Advert #31541


Seattle, Washington
This is a rare opportunity to purchase an original Ford BDA 1600 engine in road-going specification, stored for many years and never used. When stripped to confirm specification and internal condition we found that the block has never contained water, the wet-sump system has never operated, and fuel has never entered the carburettors. This engine has never run, even on a dynamometer. This is an as-new example of a BDA with original, period and now rare parts.
Build quality is exceptional. TD Reid was an esteemed Cosworth customer, working closely with key staff (and mentioned in at least one book about the company). Tommy recalls, and we believe, that this engine was specially built for him by Cosworth, designer of the BDA for manufacture by Ford.
The engine has been carefully stripped, inspected and reassembled with a focus on preserving originality, with the understanding that a buyer will (in any case) want to strip and rebuild to their own specifications.
A new cam belt is needed and valve clearances should be re-shimmed, otherwise this BDA is ready to run.
Specification includes:
Cast iron block , South African, line honed
BDG aluminium alloy head and cam box
Ford crankshaft and rods, all nitrided
Ford BD1 camshafts
Bore 81mm, stroke 77.62mm
Piston clearance 0.004” on all four cylinders
Compression ratio 10.75 on all four cylinders
Inlet valves 1.230″, exhaust valves 1” diameter   
Ford standard, wet sump lubrication    
Weber 45DCOE152 carbs, with extended anti-standoff tubes
135 tooth ring gear
Asking $10,000
John Kirby
5908 C 41st Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136
360-358-7245
bigkirbyte@gmail.com
Selling Price $10,000
Sellers Phone # 360-358-7245
Sellers Email bigkirbyte@gmail.com
distance: Unknown
Address Seattle, Washington

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