The Meissner Thread

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Re: The Meissner Thread

Post by gotpinto » Sat 01 Sep 2012, 07:50

has crossed my mind :lol: ,1760-1800 kent with a pre crossflow downdraft head,44idf Webers etc......but it's not rocket science to make your own downdraft head out of a pre-crossflow one..
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Post by zahistorics » Sun 02 Sep 2012, 04:38

Y151 actually ran with a turbo at one stage. You should try ti get in touch with Peter Gough - maybe he can shed some light on it.

Unfortunately the other person who would have known our friend 'Mr Escort' Henry Korkie is no longer with us.

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Re: The Meissner Thread

Post by madflow » Mon 03 Sep 2012, 15:33

sorry to hear that , he will be missed .

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Re: The Meissner Thread

Post by madflow » Fri 07 Sep 2012, 11:01

Knowing that Willie Meissner was in the uk ,and the era that he lived in , did he ever dabble in making downdraft heads? and has the straight six engine he apparently used to develop concepts on survived?

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Post by zahistorics » Sun 09 Sep 2012, 00:31

I don't know. I was a small boy in ZA when Willie was in the UK.

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Re: The Meissner Thread

Post by zahistorics » Sun 09 Sep 2012, 00:37

gotpinto wrote:Does any one have any knowledge or photos of the turbocharged Capri road car that Willie Meissner built to develop the turbo system that was used in the other Racing Mk 1 Escort,any specs on the Capris engine,did it run a 1300 or 1600... did it run the Meissner OHC :?:
I found these photos on an overseas forum,but they state that the photos come from South Africa....Is this the turbo motor from the racing Escort(Y151's brother)

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Any feed back appreciated :mrgreen:
I think the Y151 turbo predates the Meissner OHC, but I am not sure of that at all.

You guys need to get hold of Peter Gough, he may have some answers. Or maybe Koos Swanepoel. both have good memories.

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Re: The Meissner Thread

Post by damagecontrol » Mon 10 Sep 2012, 21:09

8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O

Don't know if it's been posted - from John's quiz....
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Post by ZA Perana » Mon 08 Oct 2012, 15:28

damagecontrol wrote:8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O

Don't know if it's been posted - from John's quiz....
Meissner OHC kit.
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Re: The Meissner Thread

Post by madflow » Sat 13 Oct 2012, 18:24

did some one buy it ,and are they hoping to run it , theres a couple of bits missing --followers ,rear cover and shim plate for a start , theres a possible solution being worked on followers wise.

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Re: The Meissner Thread

Post by peranaman » Sat 03 Nov 2018, 22:07

zahistorics wrote:Y151 actually ran with a turbo at one stage. You should try ti get in touch with Peter Gough - maybe he can shed some light on it.

Unfortunately the other person who would have known our friend 'Mr Escort' Henry Korkie is no longer with us.
Little bit of nostalgia....





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