Jeroen Booij wrote:
There is a quote in Hrubon's autobiography about the revs it made, I'll have to check that. Mind you: it was the Cooper 'S' engine tuned by Hrubon that was used at Le Mans, not the ST one.
Oh - and thanks for the calculations Rich. It all does make sense.
one thing to consider is this
if it was a 2.9 that was used, someone may have miss read the hand written notes and thought the '9' was a '4'
the reason I say this is that one of my French customers has a really strange was or writing the number 9 that makes it look more like a sort of 'y' shape that makes it look like a '4' - it may be that French children where taught to right numerals in this way at school in the 1960's?
next time I see one on his order I will take a photo for you!
Good point, could well have been the case. I don't know. 2.9 definitely makes sense to me now.
Oh, and, Al, I think that's a diff ratio one can live with quite easily. Am I right Rich?