Likes to race old junk.
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Innisfail, Alberta and Baffin Island, Nunavut Territory, Canada
Motorcycle: Singles, Twins, a Triple, Four's, a Six and an Eight!
Re: Oiler Big Block for sale in UK
Yes, I have some experience with big blocks, both oil cooled and Hayabusa.
I was alluding to the fact earlier, that these engine builds snowball...it's endless really, but fun!..you just find the next weak link.
Yeah, they are more common in race bikes, but not just drag racing. Big Papa was a 1340cc Formula USA road racer built by Yoshimura.
Extra heat can be carried away by larger oil coolers and an auxiliary cooler for the head.
On the street, you could pull some timing out of it. Compression would be a major factor too of course.
It would all depend on what you want...street legal, weekend warrior etc. We like these old dinosaurs and are willing to live with a few bad manners.
I think the block in the UK is priced well. I've thought about it myself, just so it can sit on a shelf as a spare for now. I also figured someone on that side of the pond would have scored it by now.