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Just in case Eddie’s wife lets go of him, known more for his expertise in gas flow then for engine manufacture and the first to use a narrow valve angle and so a compact combustion chamber which later was wrongly attributed to Cosworth Harry Weslake had the services of BRM designer Frank Aubrey Woods who was the link to Gurney, AAR contracted with Weslake for six engines, the v12 had a bore of 72.8mm and a stroke 60mm for 2997cc, when tested it yielded 264hp at 9500rpm vastly short of expectations to Dan Gurney’s utter dismay.

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