C L A S S I C F A I R L A D Y R O A D S T E R R E G I S T E R
BRE ROADSTER SPECIFICATIONS
1968 photograph showing BRE shell and rollcage
1986cc, SOHC U20 engine (0.040 overbore). Compression ratio 12.8:1 (up from 9.5:1). Series 77 main bearings and rods. Crankshaft and con rods lightened, shotpeened and balanced with pistons. Head and intake manifold ported, polished and cc'd. Valves lightened, reshaped and polished. BRE aluminium flywheel.
|Pistons||Venolia forged domed.|
|Camshaft||BRE 02, adjustable timing, (manufactured by Iskenderian to BRE spec.) Oil spray bar fitted, lubricating the cam followers.|
Custom built 1 1/2" diameter equal length headers, dumping into 3" collector, exiting ahead of the drivers' side rear wheel.
|Output||1969 figures (BRE) - Hitachi/SU: 175-180hp - Mikuni/Solex: 185-195hp|
|Other engine features||Datsun competition 7 qt oilpan, BRE remote oil unit, filter in right fender, oil cooler behind right headlight opening. Datsun competition low drag alternator.|
|Electrics||Lightweight British aircraft battery|
|Cooling system||Competition 3" wide radiator|
|Clutch||200mm metallic/asbestos clutch disk, matched to heavy duty pressure plate. BRE also used a lightweight plastic clutch scatter-shield|
|Transmission||Datsun close ratio 5 Speed|
|Differential||Detroit Locker - 5.13 or 4.62 LSD|
|Brakes: Front||Stock calipers - Ferodo DS11 pads|
|Brakes: Rear||Stock 13/16" pistons - Datsun Competition 'Green Stuff' linings|
|Springs: Front||BRE Yellows|
|Springs: Rear||BRE Squirrellies, a Mac Tilton design (BRE crew member), manufactured by Hollywood Spring & Coil. (BRE offered these to other Datsun Roadster race teams on the West Coast).|
|Shocks||Front: Koni adjustable, BRE part No.
Rear: Koni adjustable, BRE part No. 2351461
|Swaybar: Front||BRE 1" non-adjustable|
|Wheels||Four spoke American Racing wheels, designed by Pete Brock - Frank Monise's car featured split rim Cragar wheels in early 1969|
|Bodywork||BRE SPOOKTM - the original SPOOKTM was not a bolt on item - fenders and the front apron had to be extended before fitment.|
|Other||Full roll cage built into the tub|
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