Head Stamping

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Head Stamping

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I have in my garage a 2A629 head that came from a 1960 Mini 850, it's modified mildly, ported, polished etc, it still has ridiculously tiny valves and it has a stamping that says "DM4OO", any ideas on this?
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Don Moore ?
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I don't really know how he marked heads, or even if he did road going stuff.
I'd love it to a Don Moore, I've cleaned it up a bit and the stamping is really quite poor, I think it might say DM408 or 4088.
I don't actually have any small bore engines so am going to part with it, it doesn't owe me much so won't need to be expensive.
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Don Moore certainly did do road engines as well as Race engines.

http://mk1-performance-conversions.co.uk/don_moore.htm

I'm not saying it IS one of his heads, it was merely a suggestion.
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seeing the Invoice there for D.M. Ross, the final drive would be for his COX or possibly his Landar, though I think that was a bit later.

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Thanks Mark
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