View Full Version : Lotus Cortine Engine Picture

05-08-2002, 06:44 PM
found while surfing internet


05-08-2002, 06:45 PM
also a cutaway drawing


05-13-2002, 09:47 AM
I don't recall looking at one in a Cortina (L-C's are so cool, esp MkII's), but was watching someone fiddle with the engine in an Elan, and the prospect of removing one carburettor to change the ignition points blew my mind. Maybe it's possible to slip a new set in by _feel_ with the carb in place, but I'd have to see it done to believe it.

10-24-2002, 02:30 AM
That's silly to remove a carb... Just take the distributer out..

10-24-2002, 11:23 AM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by TypeRboy:
That's silly to remove a carb... Just take the distributer out..<hr></blockquote>

Absolutely. This only takes a couple of minutes (depending on the air cleaner setup) and the engine needs to be timed anyway if you change or regap the points. The earlier twincams had no vacuum advance and the distributor is very small w/ a short shaft. This is true on LHD cars anyway, I'm not sure about RHD. By coincidence I have a picture of a "real" Twink cutaway showing the carbs and distributor. The engine shown was probably chopped up by a dealer for display - no one seems to know for sure.


To TypeRboy: Welcome to the forum!

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10-25-2002, 03:15 AM
What a shame to see one of those heads cut up that way graemlins/cryin.gif