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Old 12-16-2014, 06:41 PM
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Hi all,
this thread is for everything based on Taipan engine designs, past, current and reproduced, or indeed inspired by the founder and creator of Taipan engines, Gordon Burford.

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Old 12-16-2014, 11:23 PM
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My (I still call it that) 1959 'Blue Head', generously given to me by the estate of the late Merv Cox, former MAAQ C/L administrator. Good bloke with a a big heart. Much missed.

A wonderful engine stolen in 2012 by an individual unfortunately claiming to be an aero modeller. I keep my ear to the ground, and wait to see if the individual concerned should surface.
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Old 12-17-2014, 12:47 AM
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Here's my TBR Series 70. It's since had new P/L from Adelaide Aeromotive and yet to be fully run in. Very nice handling motor.

Fiery,
I've used one of those engine stands and like you had trouble fitting it under the needle. I replaced one side of the keepers with one made of 1/8" ali. Cleared the NVA then.
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The AAMotive S.66 TBRD 2.5 cc signing a lusty song towards the end of running in. A Taipan never officially released, the pace of development being so rapid back then.
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:27 PM
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What's the latest on these, Derek?
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Hi Steve

All copy and images from the entry for the engine at: www.aamotive.com:


"AA15S66TBR-2
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[TD="bgcolor: #CCFFFF"]2.5cc Replica of the 1966 Taipan TBR prototype (New Mk2 Version in Stock during June 2014)
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[TD="bgcolor: #CCFFFF"]$ 180

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[TD]May 25 2014 [/TD]
[TD]We have begun development work on the Mk2 Version of the AA15S66TBRD Repro. that was originally released in 2011. This is the "alternate" version envisioned by Gordon Burford which is basically a cut down and therefore slightly lighter variant of the Original Mk1. The Mk1, which will no longer be made, was for Collectors and the Mk2 is for Users. You can see the beginnings of the transformation on it's Product page by clicking on the Thumbnail image on that page. There will be the Mk3 version as well later in the year which will be offered alongside the Mk2. The Mk3 is a modern "Works Tuned" Class A racing engine, not suitable for "Burford Events" but still appropriate for Class A Teamrace competition against "Modern" Oliver Tiger and its various Clones such as the Rothwell R250 and the CS Olly. The Mk3 will pay particular attention to range and speed while using original style materials and technology that is appropriate for the Period. Owners could turn a Mk2 into the Mk3, given the time and workshop facilities, but we think that the Mk3 will be a suitable offering with the power output tested at the Factory before shipment. [/TD]
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A copy of the Prototype Taipan engine from 1966. This is a 2.5cc twin ballrace diesel engine with traditional style radial porting. It is suitable for use in GB racing events and also Vintage Combat.

Note: This engine is currently undergoing an upgrade to the Mk2 model and is available late June 2014. Click on the Pic. on the left of screen to look at progress towards Mk2.
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[TD]Bore:
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[TD] 14.6mm
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[TD]Stroke:
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[TD]14.6mm
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[TD]Capacity:
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[TD]2.47cc
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[TD]Weight:
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[TD]178 grams
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[TD]Power:
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[TD]0.34 bhp @ 15000rpm"
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