Austin 4-litre engine minus head

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Austin 4-litre engine minus head

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Re: Austin 4-litre engine minus head

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It is an SRD engine.(service replacement D series) Very early as it has the "Austin" script on the off side.(pre 1955) .
It has standard sized pistons then Austin would probably have sleeved the cylinders.
Crank has been re ground .020".
However as it is a recon engine, it might not have had too many miles on it before removal.
You can just make out some of the light green metallic paint that the recon engines were coated with.
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Re: Austin 4-litre engine minus head

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Hi Mike would the cam be the same as the Jensen .
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Re: Austin 4-litre engine minus head

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The cam should be the same as the DS5 engine. (DS7 I believe is different.)
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Re: Austin 4-litre engine minus head

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Thanks Mike. Hope you are Well.
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Re: Austin 4-litre engine minus head

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It is unlikely that this engine was ever fitted to a 541S as suggested in the ad. The oil filter head is missing the swan necked adaptor and the engine mounts are a different shape. Is there a chance this could be pre DS5 ?

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Re: Austin 4-litre engine minus head

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It has the normal push rods. The very early engines had different push-rods with a spring loaded cup. (circa 1950)
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aka The Ozard of Wix.
Has owned:
Jensen PWA 10 2538 LGX 774 1950
Jensen 541 PWX 164 chassis no. 22/5206
541 alloy bodied prototype.
several other 541's
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Len Jackson was number 1
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