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Sharing Some Vintage Race Shots


jrkoupe

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Mark

 

 

....I feel your pain,,...... but I must say:

 

 

to find some1/any1, to do this work and do it well, is worth hassles, no return calls....etc etc..

 

consider yourself lucky u had it done just a few hrs away from you rather than in a different country.

 

I know u know this........

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Posted this one up on my blog a few days ago.  Re: the slide throttle, you are right, there are only a few people I would trust to do this kind of work, sure there are no doubt more that "can" do it, but very few that "have" done it.  My good fortune is that as you mentioned, they were all local to me.  Jerry Woods who is a local well respected Porsche guy, thought about it then backed away (wasn't comfortable) which I really appreciated actually (you have to know your limitations and what you will risk).  The trick with this deal was the machining back into the magnesium, which there wasn't alot of room to work.  I have a before image I will post up - I cost me a bunch, but then how much could it cost you if you had a malfunction and have the thing stick wide open at 9000 RPM (and I have heard this wasn't an uncommon happening).  The AlpinA and Schrick SOHC slides were done in aluminum and had a different bearing arrangement and therefore didn't have the same sorts of problems.

 

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Peter ^   Those would make great Christmas (or birthday) wrapping paper prints ;)


Great Pics!!!  I wonder what they were using for "armor all" back in the day (bmw 2002ti pic above......)

 

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Jim Gerock

 

Riviera 69 2002 built 5/30/69 "Oscar"

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Nicey-nice.

 

Those diagonal-diametral Apfelbecks and the later diametral always seem horribly complicated to me. Almost fell off a ladder once I was climbing around in the former parts storage of my friend Rolf when I saw he had a complete injection system from an Apfelbeck lying around there. Really crazy place that was. Sadly Rolf died earlier this January, may he rest in peace.

 

@ARW: Is one of your pictures mirrored or how did they get the steering wheel from one side to the other?

 

Regards, Lars.

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Ei guude wie? (Spoken as "I gooooda weee" and hessian idiom for "Hi, how are you?")

 

Já nevím, možná zítra.

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Hi Lars,

 

The number 96 car of mine was a right-hand drive from the factory and still is.  The rally car number 8 was also right-hand drive from the factory but was later converted to a circuit car and left-hand drive.  It is far easier to get a decent exhaust system installed without the steering box in the way as with RHD, and circuits here tend to favour LHD.  I believe the 107 car has been modified and is essentially a 2002 Ti engine with S14 crank, pistons etc.

 

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Alan

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@Alan,

 

thanks for the info. AFAIK for the Twincam- or the BDA-Escorts the german Ford works team also used RHD cars for some time for the same exhaust reasons. More hp with the exhaust solution possible in RHD cars.

 

@Jim:

Never saw that Opel head before. Know about the works 2-valve crossflow heads (BTW reproduction available meanwhile) and the later 4-valve engines for Ascona 400 (1978 or 79). Below the picture it says: Special cylinder head for a 2-Liter Opel engine constructed by the author and mounted in a Kaiman race car chassis. Head made by company Bergmann-Stock from Vienna, Austria. Do you have the whole book the scan is taken from and can look up who is the author?

 

@all: I´m not sure but if the NK station wagon with the Munich number plate (not the one from Garage Massot, I think their one is of later Belgian origin ... or did they convert theirselves ... I don´t remember at the moment) and the "Sport Service" stickers is the one and only works prototype, I know where it is located today. And if everything goes on as planned I will redo the interior for it - really looking forward to that.

Wonder if the nowadays owner kept the unfinished Martini fast medical aid station wagon based on an E3 I also saw while I was on a visit at their former location. They got kicked out by their landlord, had to move with all their goodies (e.g. the only Basil Green V8 Ford Capri Perana I ever saw in person) and I didn´t see their new place yet.

 

Regards, Lars.

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Ei guude wie? (Spoken as "I gooooda weee" and hessian idiom for "Hi, how are you?")

 

Já nevím, možná zítra.

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