La société Weslake & Company Limited a été fondée en novembre 1935 par Harry Weslake (né en 1897 à Exeter) à Rye dans l'East Sussex anglais. Cette officine spécialisée dans la combustion des moteurs automobiles est notamment connue pour avoir fourni le moteur de Formule 1 équipant les Eagle engagées par le pilote-constructeur américain Dan Gurney en Championnat du Monde de Formule 1 1966, 1967 et 1968.

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  • La société Weslake & Company Limited a été fondée en novembre 1935 par Harry Weslake (né en 1897 à Exeter) à Rye dans l'East Sussex anglais. Cette officine spécialisée dans la combustion des moteurs automobiles est notamment connue pour avoir fourni le moteur de Formule 1 équipant les Eagle engagées par le pilote-constructeur américain Dan Gurney en Championnat du Monde de Formule 1 1966, 1967 et 1968. Elle peut aussi s’enorgueillir d’avoir contribué aux victoires de Jaguar et Ford aux 24 Heures du Mans.
  • Il nome Weslake identifica una marca di motori fondata da Harry Weslake Nel 1966 su richiesta di Dan Gurney, Realizzò un propulsore di Formula uno per il team statunitense Eagle, un motore V12 da 3000 cc che permise alla Eagle di vincere il Gran Premio del Belgio del 1967 proprio con Gurney al volante. Frequenti noie al propulsore pregiudicarono la stagione del team americano che l'anno seguente disputò solo 5 corse e infine chiuse i battenti.La Weslake continuò a realizzare motori e testate per varie case, in particolare per la Ford e motori motociclistici.
  • Weslake Research and Development was founded by Harry Weslake, with premises in Rye, East Sussex, England. Weslake was a cylinder head specialist who had been instrumental in modifying the side valve standard engine used in the first SS (Swallow Sidecars - later to become Jaguar) sports car. He also worked on the larger SS engine: "The 2½-litre car has an o.h.v. power-unit with Weslake combustion chambers, and gives over 40 b.h.p. per litre." He also designed the cylinder head for the overhead valve version of the Austin 'A' series engine that was used in the Morris 1000 and the Mini and received royalties on each of these engines manufactured. He was involved in the design of every Jaguar engine up to and including the V12 of the early 1970s. Weslake was also involved in the development of the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine.In 1966 Dan Gurney commissioned Weslake Engineering to build an Aubrey Woods designed 3.0-litre V12 Formula One engine for his Eagle Mk1. Their efforts produced a V12 that was smooth and powerful. At Monza, an insight into the future of engine design was seen for the first time. The engine had four valves per cylinder at a narrow included angle (thirty degrees) that allowed a single cover to enclose both the close-spaced camshafts on each bank. The sixty-degree-vee layout had a larger bore than stroke (72.8 × 60 mm). Gurney won the Race of Champions at Brands Hatch, a non-championship event, and the 1967 Belgian Grand Prix with the Eagle-Weslake V12 engine.At Monza in 1966, 364 bhp (271 kW) was available. This increased to 390 bhp (290 kW) during the winter. At the 1967 Brands Hatch Race of Champions, Dan Gurney's engine gave 413 bhp (308 kW) and Richie Ginther's engine gave 409 bhp (305 kW). On test, up to 422 bhp (315 kW) had been achieved. At Monaco, Gurney had 411 bhp (306 kW), Ginther 417 bhp (311 kW). Later in the 1967 season quotes of 416 bhp (310 kW) were made. (These are figures from Motoring News.) The engines peaked at around 10,000 rpm. A figure of 442 bhp (330 kW) was mentioned at the start of 1968, but after money ran out, a test made at the B.R.M. factory recorded only 378 bhp (this may have been a 'tired' engine). Harry Weslake had an eventual goal of 500 bhp (370 kW) @ 12,000 rpm. Later Ford sponsored (75.0 × 56.25 mm) versions in 1972 were quoted at 465 bhp (347 kW) @ 10,500 rpm. In addition to three Jaguar Le Mans victories in the 1950s, Harry Weslake and his company provided the Gurney-Weslake cylinder heads for the engines that powered the Gulf-Wyer Ford GT40 Mk.I to two consecutive wins at Le Mans, in 1968 and 1969. During the 1970s, Weslake manufactured the Cologne RS2600 engine that Ford fitted to the Capri. This also included the special Weslake aluminium heads used for Ford's touring car challenge. The Weslake Ford Capri went on to win its class at Le Mans in 1972 and won all but one round of the European Touring car championship outright in the same year. Weslake still manufacture spare parts for this engine today.Weslake Engineering went on to design a series of successful motorcycle engines during the 1970s that were also used in early shifter karts. Peter Collins of Belle Vue Aces and England won the 1976 Speedway World Final on a Weslake bike. Bruce Penhall rode a Weslake speedway motorcycle to many successes in the early 1980s, including two World Individual Speedway Championships. Harry Weslake was awarded the Segrave Medal in 1976 for his part in developing the four-stroke speedway engine.Harry Weslake died in 1978.Weslake now has two divisions. Weslake Air services is run by Harry Weslake's stepson Micheal Daniel. Weslake Air Services designs and takes to prototype stage aircraft engines, especially diesel-powered engines as used in airships and light aircraft. They are at the leading edge of design and world leaders in this field.[citation needed]The Weslake Heritage and Motorsport division is run by Harry Weslake's grandson Dean and specialises in manufacturing of spares for Weslake past engines and offers a full motorsport package of technical support and engine building and testing. Weslake Heritage now holds most of the intellectual property rights, original drawings and pattern equipment to Weslake pre-1980 designs.
  • Weslake is een bekend Brits merk van inbouwmotoren voor motorfietsen.Weslake Engineering, Rye Harbour. Harry Weslake begon al de jaren twintig carburateurs te fabriceren. Dit waren de bekende en zeer geliefde Weslake Wex Twin Diffusers. Doordat Weslake zaken deed met bekende motormerken leerde hij ook onder anderen George Brough (Brough Superior) en Joe Craig (Norton) kennen.Begin jaren zestig breidde Weslake flink uit. Eerst ging men motoronderdelen maken, later hield Weslake zich bezig met tuning van viertaktmotoren. Op verzoek van de gebroeders Rickman ontwikkelde Weslake in de tweede helft van de jaren zestig cilinders, cilinderkoppen en zuigers voor de BSA-Victor crossmotoren en de Triumph Bonneville. Begin jaren zeventig ging Weslake speedwayblokken produceren. Ook de Hesketh V 1000 had een door Weslake ontwikkelde V-twin-motor.
  • Weslake ist ein ehemaliger Hersteller von Automobilmotoren und beliefert heute die Luftfahrtindustrie mit speziellen Dieselmotoren für Leichtflugzeuge.
  • Weslake Research and Development – brytyjska firma produkująca silniki oraz części zamienne do silników, założona przez Harry'ego Weslake'a.
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  • La société Weslake & Company Limited a été fondée en novembre 1935 par Harry Weslake (né en 1897 à Exeter) à Rye dans l'East Sussex anglais. Cette officine spécialisée dans la combustion des moteurs automobiles est notamment connue pour avoir fourni le moteur de Formule 1 équipant les Eagle engagées par le pilote-constructeur américain Dan Gurney en Championnat du Monde de Formule 1 1966, 1967 et 1968.
  • Weslake ist ein ehemaliger Hersteller von Automobilmotoren und beliefert heute die Luftfahrtindustrie mit speziellen Dieselmotoren für Leichtflugzeuge.
  • Weslake Research and Development – brytyjska firma produkująca silniki oraz części zamienne do silników, założona przez Harry'ego Weslake'a.
  • Weslake is een bekend Brits merk van inbouwmotoren voor motorfietsen.Weslake Engineering, Rye Harbour. Harry Weslake begon al de jaren twintig carburateurs te fabriceren. Dit waren de bekende en zeer geliefde Weslake Wex Twin Diffusers. Doordat Weslake zaken deed met bekende motormerken leerde hij ook onder anderen George Brough (Brough Superior) en Joe Craig (Norton) kennen.Begin jaren zestig breidde Weslake flink uit.
  • Il nome Weslake identifica una marca di motori fondata da Harry Weslake Nel 1966 su richiesta di Dan Gurney, Realizzò un propulsore di Formula uno per il team statunitense Eagle, un motore V12 da 3000 cc che permise alla Eagle di vincere il Gran Premio del Belgio del 1967 proprio con Gurney al volante.
  • Weslake Research and Development was founded by Harry Weslake, with premises in Rye, East Sussex, England. Weslake was a cylinder head specialist who had been instrumental in modifying the side valve standard engine used in the first SS (Swallow Sidecars - later to become Jaguar) sports car. He also worked on the larger SS engine: "The 2½-litre car has an o.h.v. power-unit with Weslake combustion chambers, and gives over 40 b.h.p.
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