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charlie weeks

Back in the Nineties I was a buyer for Ford and had to buy a Nikasil facility on behalf of Jaguar for Ford’s Bridgend engine plant. Mahle own the patent and so we had to buy the plant, chemicals and know-how from them. Also, Ford/ Jaguar had to pay a royalty on each cylinder plated. That, plus the cost of the chemicals turned out to be a nice little earner for Mahle who also sold their pistons to Jaguar.

Ford also looked around at other types of engine including the Wankel and I got prototypes Nikasiled at Bristol Aero Jigs who, I believe, also did them for Norton.

Happy days