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Does anybody have specs on how to build that 1000hp M10 1.5

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liter engine?

The Germans at work have been telling about this F1 engine that did this an I'm inclined to see if they are full of it...

Any help would be great.

Thanks

02MonsterMike

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I think it was actually pushed to 1500 on the dyno. The BMW movie about it said that the dyno only went to 1500 so.... I'm sure it had a twin cam head and I think 30lb of boost.

John

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That F1 engine does indeed exist...though I don't know if it had a 1000 HP or not. I believe BMW even used the normal cast iron block on it too...taken right off the production line. Had a twin cam head and a turbo on it....C.Diesel may have more info on it...he's posted enough pics on this board of that engine....

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I know the guys over at Pelican Parts attended celebrity auction over the summer at Vasek Porsche, Brian Redman was the auctioneer. Along with some really rare 917 engines sat 10 BMW engines. As the story read knowone was paying too much attention to them since it was a Porsche event and they purchased all 10. They sent out an email asking if anyone new what they bought and it turned out to be the turbo charged 4 cylinder F1 engines. He was offered 10k for one and sold 6, keeped 4.

So, if you want one contact Pelican Parts.

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close, there were 4 engines and they were the NA variety.

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That F1 engine does indeed exist...though I don't know if it had a 1000 HP or not. I believe BMW even used the normal cast iron block on it too...taken right off the production line. Had a twin cam head and a turbo on it....C.Diesel may have more info on it...he's posted enough pics on this board of that engine....

The story i read was that they found that "seasoned" blocks held together better than brand new ones! So it wasnt assembly line blocks, but ones they pulled out of USED street cars?! the best mileage was about 60,000. how crazy is that?? metallurgists could prolly answer why, perhaps the heat cycling slightly annealed the cast iron, making it more able to take the stress?? or hardened it, making it better able to take the stress??????? ;)

(im no metalurgist... ;))

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Here is a quote from the article I linked in my previous post.

Whassamatter guys? Too many big words to read in one sitting???

"It sounds absolutely incredible, but the world`s most powerful Grand Prix engine was based on a production block! That was taken from the 1969 presented type 2002 and reduced from original cubic capacity of 2.0 litres to the 1.500 ccm the Formula One regulations had allowed for turbocharged engines. To reduce inner tentions within the engine blocks BMW only took those ones that had done more than 100.000 kilometres - " they are like well-hung meat," as engineer Paul Rosche said, who had a very close relationship to Nelson Piquet considering him as a perfect test driver. Later a special treatment had been invented to imitate this high kilometre performance to avoid BMW to run out of old engine blocks. And the 4-cylinder-unit with up to 11.000 revs per minute demanded a verx "heavy" fuel to prevent the engine from blowing up. That synthetic petrol produced out of cole came from a German refinery and its recipe was based on a patent the Nazis once had developed for war purposes."

Delia

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-impurities, which reduced the chance of getting hot spots. but im sure the heat cycling had something to do with it too. i heard that they would max out the 1200hp dynos so the true powers not really known

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Well, the linked article says 1500 hp.

Did you know that in 1983, three time world champion Nelson Piquet was piloting a BMW/Brabham on his way to the championship?

Sure you did!

Delia

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