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I just bought and will be restoring a 1975 Schnitzer race car with European Group 2 History powered by a Schnitzer twin can engine.

the car has

16V twin can engine

dry sump

vented front disc brakes

solid discs in the rear

a unique water cooling system with ducts for the front brakes

The car was built by Josef Scnitzer and was and was entered as a Schnitzer car

i have proven build sheets and some race history with the original bill of sale

Has anyone tackled one of these yet??

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Check out user markmac's site, www.alpinabmw2002.com. He's been bounding down this rabbit hole for the better part of forever, and has a wealth of knowledge regarding restoring bizarrely rare 2002 race cars.

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how does one post about such a car...... ...

and not show pics......puzzling.

or will it be for sale soon!....hehe.......just priming us.

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Guest Anonymous

No pics didnt happen stop pulling our chain

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funny, I bought a 2002 with the exact same specs, and the seller begged me to take his 3.0 Batmobile race car. I just forgot to take pictures in my sleep, but next time I will remember. :)

Regards

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Guest Anonymous

I knbow this car or know of the car. My friend Dave Foley restored it in the 90's. It is the same car Dave did the story in in European Car Magazing 1996(?) or so. It was in face a Schnitzer "werks" car, got a new cylinder head, had Ronal 3 piece (13" race wheels, water cooled brakes (not a Schnitzer mod by the way). Dave restored it (mechanically only) for the owner and then that guy sold it. My recollection is that it went to some weird dude in Atlanta? and disappeared. The owner tried some hokey scam auction through the Roundel late 90's ....and after that who the heck knows. Body/Chassis was OK, but not fully restored by any stretch, all the money was spent on the engine/nmechanical bits. I have a video of the car somewhere (VHS mind you).

www.alpinabmw2002.com

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Guest Anonymous

Apologies for my crappy ass spelling and lack of spell check.....now way to fix since I am signed in as a guest from this computer.

www.alpinabmw2002.com

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Thinking of that that engine makes me drool. I have seen a version of it race in an F2 car and was very impressed. I have always wondered about the exhaust routing with that engine in a 2002.

Please keep us posted.

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Guest Anonymous

You are probably thinking of the BmW M12/7 F2 engine since it is mounted straight up and down and has the intake and exhaust transposed from the standard M10 engine. Yes, very tricky to get the exhaust past the subrame, steering, pedals etc., actually, I am not even sure it was possible to do with the standard steering box/subframe. No problem with the Schnitzer engine since it was really only a twin cam head added to an M10 block. Most of the race cars did have raised floors to help with the routing and side exit.

www.alpinabmw2002.com

I have a thread with GS Tuning cars, with a number of images there of the cars they ran with the BmW M12/7

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Hi Mark,

I tried to respond so hopefully this is not a repeat.

This is the car you remember. We've brought it out of Atlanta for a complete restoration. Is there a number I can contact you??

thanks

Gerry

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