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I remember that my father Skil chainsaw had a Repco 2-stroke engine who knows more about it ? Ericd 19:01, 23 February 2006 (UTC) Are the results of the Brabham-Cosworth accounted with results of the Brabham-Repco for 1969 ? Ericd 21:47, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

Brabham Repcos in 1969[edit]

I don't think there were any F1 Repcos racing in 1969: After world championships in 1966 and 1967, and the disaster of 1968's quad cam version, Repco pulled out of F1. Both the works cars and Frank Williams version were modified to take the DFV for the 1969 Formula One season --4u1e 23:32, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

The reference in the article was to a pair of older (1966/1967 vintage) Brabham-Repcos entered in the season opening South Afican Grand Prix by a couple of drivers from the South African national F1 championship. Apart from a Brabham Climax that turned up at the US GP at the end of the year, all the other entries, works and private, were Ford powered.
In answer to your question, no, the results of the Brabham-Repcos are not included with the Brabham-Fords (or the Brabham-Climax). See 1969 Formula One season. Brabham appears three times in the constructors championship, as constructor=chassis+engine. --4u1e 23:50, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

History? Relationship to Repco Autoparts stores in ANZ?[edit]

Does anyone know these answers?

--PeterMarkSmith 05:47, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Wish I did - the link at the bottom is to the new Repco... I'll see if digging there tells us if Repco (motor manufacturing company) is the same as Repco (parts retailing company) 08:53, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

This retail company certainly used to be a manufacturing company - odd that they don't record F1 World Championships in their history though. 08:55, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

They do you just didn't see it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:49, 28 February 2012 (UTC)


Is this the same company that has their name on bikes from K-Mart etc?Garrie 01:36, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

Warren and Brown[edit]

The engineering company Warren And Brown was part of Repco for MANY years. This needs to be added to the article Vk2tds (talk) 22:06, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Then add it. --Falcadore (talk) 01:22, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

Repco and Sirospun[edit]

Repco were involved in the development of high speed yarn spinning technology, called SIROSPUN. This was world leading non-automotive technology, and needs to be added to the article. Vk2tds (talk) 22:06, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Go ahead and add it in. Get your references and start writing. --Falcadore (talk) 01:22, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

Difference between Olds and Buick castings[edit]

The following paragraph is so far from accurate and so unhelpful that it should simply be removed: "This engine being based on British/American Rover V8 /Buick 215 block[4] is a common misconception, as the Rover/Buick V8, although quite similar in appearance and size, had 5 cylinder-head-studs per cylinder (14 studs per head with 6 shared studs in-between-cylinders) configuration that cannot accommodate the 6 stud (18 studs per head with 6 shared studs in-between-cylinders) Repco RB620 heads. The difference in block design originated in Oldsmobile's intention to produce the higher power, turbo-charged Jetfire version. GM's later use of parts diagrams drawn for Oldsmobile in Buick parts catalog showing a 6 stud cylinder block further fueled the confusion."

General Motors' Buick and Oldsmobile divisions both used the exact same engine block castings for their respective 215 cubic inch engines. Drilling and tapping are relatively minor post-casting, machining operations. In comparison to very extensive specialized machine work done by Repco, eight extra drilled and tapped holes are trivial. The main difference between Buick and Oldsmobile 215cid engines is their cylinder heads (which Repco didn't require.) Buick's choice to omit extra cylinder head bolts had tangible advantages (beyond cost reduction), including that it facilitated better placement and shaping of intake ports within the cylinder heads. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:1C1:C200:BCF0:4D62:A487:CAFC:4CAC (talk) 05:58, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

"Buick and Oldsmobile divisions both used the exact same engine block castings" became true during the later production run. But at the beginning (and when Repco was selecting the block), the two blocks were different in that Buick block did not have additional meat for the stud boss in the casting to accommodate extra head studs as shown here: which is explained in the "Buick or Oldsmobile" section of: in 2013.
As this misconception is so common, I would consider the referenced paragraph in this article is helpful, and needs to be retained.
Yiba (talk | contribs) 01:01, 16 July 2018 (UTC)