Hill climbing and the Manic Beattie


John Beattie’s Race Engine Design has always had a huge interest in hill climbing, producing some fairly off the wall projects for the sport DAVID GRACE and ALAN WARBURTON (DTA) first used one of our 1700cc pushrod Ford engines in their MALLOCK CLUBMAN’S car and set record after record at all of the venues across the country. MARTIN GROVES another CLUBMAN’S 1700 FORD would regularly finish in the TOP TEN especially at BOULEY BAY GEURNSEY when he would often finish as high as 3rd overall. ANDY PRIAULX, a 2.8Ltr HART engine, RAY ROWAN 2.5Ltr with sequential management 8 injector Methanol and Nitro burning unit in his ROMAN. PAUL TURNER and IAN FIDO a 1600cc PUSH ROD FORD unit on NITRO with giving 260bhp again sequential management 8 injector all of this in the late 80’s early 90’s.

For true one off builds then take a look at the MANIC BEATTIE, an extremely innovative 4 wheel drive CLUBMANS type chassis designed by NIC MANN of the famous ROVER V8 TURBO MOGGY fame. We designed a special 1700 BDT unit with special cylinder head, bronze gas sealing rings and other trick bits, to produce at the moment around 400bhp.   This unit is blown with an HELICOPTER TURBINE, which is mounted in the car and uses ihill-climbing-in-manic-beattiet’s own fuel system to produce boost which remains at a constant pressure at all times, it is then fed into the BDT, permanent boost! NO LAG. This unit was mapped on our dyno using a RACE TECH DEVELOPMENTS ecu with a 6 layer mapping facility with fantastic results.  NIC  broke the 20 year old unlimited sports car record at SHELSLEY WALSH with a 26.43 second run.  Take a look at this video!



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