Poll - What engine are you using

Any topics pertaining to the BMC A-Series engine.

What engine is currently in your car?

948 cc (original size for my car)
55
41%
1098 cc (original size for my car)
15
11%
1275 cc (original size for my car)
18
13%
1275 cc (I swapped my original size for a 1275 cc)
32
24%
Big Bore A-Series (1300+ cc bored out 1275 cc)
12
9%
1500 cc (original Midget)
0
No votes
Other (engine swap (Mazda, Ford, etc.))
2
1%
 
Total votes : 134

Re: Poll - What engine are you using

Postby Dave837906 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:03 pm

Just if anyones interested.........i've got a 67 Midget, (had it 30 years this September). It's got the original A Series, bored out to 1399 with an Arden 8-port alloy cyl head and 4 Amal motorbike carbs. ( This is the set-up the BMC works Cooper S's used back in 68 / 69). Also got a Toyota 5-speed g/box, 3.7 diff, telescopic shocks all round, viscous cooling fan, 50's alloy heater unit, leather seats & a few other bits and pieces. Just modded the dash for extra gauges, but still in the original style.
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Re: Poll - What engine are you using

Postby Ragnars-Frogeye » Wed May 06, 2009 5:21 am

Hallo all together,
as I bought my Frogeye many years ago, I thought there was an 948 engine working, with the small exhaust pipe.
Several years later I recognized it's an early 1098 (during a rebuild of the engine)
In the meantime there was little change.
Still the 1098 engine is working perfectly. It has got a 270° cam and fan-type exhaust-pipe. Since that time I don't want to have an other engine. Power enough for me and my Frogeye. How many hp? As RR says: enough! :)
Greetings from Germany

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Re: Poll - What engine are you using

Postby brownko » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:00 pm

I have a 1959 Bugeye - can someone help me decode the engine code: it says 9C-V-H13611
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Re: Poll - What engine are you using

Postby jereid719 » Fri May 07, 2010 10:59 am

brownko wrote:I have a 1959 Bugeye - can someone help me decode the engine code: it says 9C-V-H13611


According to Victoria British, you have a 1958-61 948cc high compression Bugeye engine. I think the V is actually a U. Yours is #13,611 out of a run from 101-49,201.

http://www.victoriabritish.com/icatalog ... spx?Page=9
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Re: Poll - What engine are you using

Postby paula » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:04 am

I have the original 1098 CG engine. It has got a 270° cam. Also it has fan-type exhaust-pipe. The engine runs fairly smooth for me.
Does anyone know any list like angies list to get auto related service providers ?
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Re: Poll - What engine are you using

Postby Mark T Boldry » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:48 am

I'm running a 948 at plus .0625" oversize in my Frogeye with very mild internal modifications.

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Re: Poll - What engine are you using

Postby Talonaer » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:19 am

Original 9C (single camshaft bearing) 948, bored +0.060 with balanced conrods/crank/flywheel/clutch, Hepolite flattop 18519 Pistons (3ring), Currently Unknown camshaft (spider drive, single ring marking, 1/2inch lobes - will be trying to identify before use it thats for sure!), 12g295 head, 2xHS2 + K&N single oval airfilter.
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Re: Poll - What engine are you using

Postby 68sprite » Wed May 30, 2012 7:10 pm

1275 in my 68 sprite,as it should be
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Re: Poll - What engine are you using

Postby Mychael » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:57 pm

Mine has a 1098 fitted. Weber carb and extractors.
Very tractable with best torque around 3,200- 3,500 and cruise at 4,500.

However I wish for a bigger motor as once you get into the hills with a full load you really see a drop off in performance.

Dunno how people live with a 948 but then I should talk, back when I was much younger I used to travel everywhere in a side valve engined Morry Minor, that was slow, by comparison my Sprite is quite "Spritely".
Mychael/1960 MK1 Bugeye.
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Re: Poll - What engine are you using

Postby peter an5l » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:02 pm

Hi folks, take a minute, relax and lean back ! What was your intention when you decided to go for a, for example, Sprite MK 1 !

High speed cruising ? Breathtaking acceleration ? More luggage space than your everyday car ?

I m living life the slow way since 1981, when I ve sold my MGA and put the money in a one owner bugeye and never had something to complain. Its a completely different kind of driving, and thats what I like. Had a friend who had and still has a 1960 Beetle with the small rear window. He put it in a museeum years ago when he put money on the table for a then new BMW Z3. One year later he sold the Z3 and trailerd the VW back to his garage. Why ? No character, the Z3, he told me. " I feel no difference between the Z 3 and my everyday BMW, with all the electronics and the intelligent drivetrain. Boring ! " And that guy is a lawyer.

So, do what you want, but for me, the 948, well set up, is enough and me and my wife always tries to do some 10.000 km a year in it.

Happy Healeying

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Re: Poll - What engine are you using

Postby Mychael » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:25 pm

I do kind of agree about the more modern cars. I looked at quite a few other cars before I settled on the Frogeye.
Late model Mazda MX5's where great value, buyers market for them but I felt they were a bit like whitegoods.

The shape of the later Sprites does not appeal to me so much and though there were good choices in MGB's I'm not an MG man, really my alliegance is to the Marque of Triumph but circumstances forced the sale of my beloved TR3a.

Be that as it may, the Frogeye shape really appeals to me and it's a fun car to drive but like all classic cars you really only get a true feel of their personality and what it's like to live with one after you've owned and used it for 6 or more months.

I miss the easy power of my TR and reckon that were I able to afford it then a warm 1275 in the sprite would really turn it into a little demon on the road.
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