Hello all, A few years ago I was volunteering at my local museum and in the stores there was a load of engines donated to the museum by Tickford Engineering, I thought one of them looked a bit different and upon further investigation found it was an F1-spec engine with Tickford branding. Back in 1989 Lotus was looking for a higher-power engine and experimented with a Tickford engine before dropping it and going with the Judd that eventually powered the car. I am now living elsewhere and so I cannot volunteer there anymore but recently I have been thinking about that engine. Does anyone have any information about it? There is very little on the internet. All I can gather from my research is that it was a 5-valve per cylinder experimental engine that didn't work out and was eventually abandoned. How many of the engines were made? If there was only one do you think the engine in the museum is the engine that was used? I moved it into the public section of the museum for people to see but I really don't think the museum knows what it might be. It was literally untouched, covered in dust with all the seals still attached. I am visiting home this weekend and if I have time I'll run down to the museum and see if I can get a photo or two.