Talk:Cosworth DFV

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Depends what you mean by merge. There needs to be a mention, and probably a subsection, on the DFV on the main Cosworth page: It's probably their best known product alongside the Sierra Cosworth. If you mean that there's too much material on the DFV on the main Cosworth page and that it can be edited down and transferred where necessary to the DFV page, then go ahead, but be sure to leave a short summary section on the DFV on the Cosworth page! 4u1e 02:34, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

  • Against The DFV was probably the single most significant engine in Cosworth's history so is deserving of significant discussion on the main Cosworth page. It is also a very important piece of industrial heritage in its own right, and so should maintain an independant page. What may be of use is for some editing of the Cosworth page to emphasise the role that the DFV played in the expansion and establishment of the company. Pyrope 08:47, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
  • What, still no consensus? Keep them separated. It makes sense the Cosworth DFV turns into article on its own, there's a lot of information about it that can be used as a source. --Pc13 08:10, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

In the money[edit]

The page (& source) says the program was £7,500; MT, 4/84, says "Ford bankrolled the original development program to the tune of £100,000" (p.131), which sounds like the '67 cost, tho it might be the total cost through '84. I wouldn't call MT supremely reliable on racing matters, so can somebody clear it up? TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 06:45, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

The figure of £100,000 is what Ford are generaly held to have paid Cosworth for the initial development of the FVA and DFV engines. Walter Hayes mentioned going to Detroit and asking The Mgt for $323,000, which at the then-current exchange rate of$2.80/£1 works out at a little over £115,000. £7,500 sounds suspiciously like the purchase price of a new DFV circa 1968, when they were first available to anyone other than Lotus. I should imagine that Graham Robson's book can confirm this, but it's at home and I'm not...Mr Larrington (talk) 14:07, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
Thx. TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 16:52, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
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