Wednesday, April 2, 2014

BMW’s Best Supercars? Italdesign BMW Nazca Concepts

When you think of a “BMW supercar” you might think of the iconic M1 or the newer i8 hybrid sportscar. But there was another vehicle with a mid-engined layout, stunning performance and wore BMW’s twin-kidney grille. The 1991 Italdesign BMW Nazca M12 is a breathtaking blend of road and track attributes that looked to the future.

Italdesign is a famed Italian coachbuilder and design house. The outfit is home to Giorgetto Guigiaro, who crafted stunning designs for Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and some of BMW’s best cars (like the 3200 CS, M1 and 2008 M1 Homage Concept). The Nazca series of cars (M12, C2, C2 Spider), were meant to combine elements of F1 cars and the amazing Group C racing cars of the late 1980s and early 1990s.

 Under the bonnet out back was a 300-horsepower 5.0-liter V12 from the BMW 850i. It sent power to the rear wheels through a ZF manual gearbox and a specially designed flange. The frame and the body are constructed from carbon fiber, which was an even more exotic material then then it is now. Weight for the vehicle was kept to just 2,400 pounds.


 Additionally, the front spoiler was lowered, and spoilers were added to the rear. Both were installed to bring the C2 closer to the driving feel of being on a race track. Weight was reduced by 220 pounds, helping it achieve a top speed of 185 mph.


Source:  https://autos.yahoo.com/news/bmw-best-supercars-italdesign-bmw-nazca-concepts-170035681.html


Friday, May 10, 2013

Engine conversion S38-B36, 3.6

BMW 1990 Model E30 ///M3 Diamond Shwartz paint code 181/9,
Engine conversion S38-B36, 3.6
Sold from new in California, car with no rust.
Euro Sport Evo Unique Cloth Interior including door panels
Restored from bumper to bumper.
VIN# WBSAK0311LAE33596


This ad is for those who are interest in E30 M3 with engine conversion!
Please read my detailed description if you are serious about this car! If you are not enjoy the pictures. I know it’s too long but your question will be answered inside.
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About me: As a big enthusiast of classic BMWs and Mercedes, I own and collect several cars including: E24 M6's, E28 M5's, and two E30 M3's. My projects are all at professional level. I am not a dealer in need to roll cars in order to make money what so ever. The time and money I invest into my projects are absolutely not worth it from the business point of view. It is all about the passion!





About my engine choice: As we all know, the S14 is M88/3 engine is without the 2 cyl. In my engine choice, I decided to use the S38 engine or I was going to stay with the beloved S14. In my opinion, the S38 is the best choice. The first prototype 24valve engine developed by "Engine Kind" Paul Rosche, it was coded M49/1/2/3/4/5. These engines were designed for racing not for street use. They were used to race the E9 batmobile, E26 M1 etc. Later coded M88/1/3, S38-B35, S38-B36, S38-B38. Later on BMW put them into street cars and designed these unique sport character street cars with racing engines E30 M3, E28 M5, E24 M635CSi, E34 M5. The S14, S38 engines will remain in the BMW Motorsport history as the main successor on the BMW world map of racing! Another benefit of the S38 engine is that they have more torque in any rpm range compared to other BMW 6cyl engines such as Euro S50-B32(321hp), S54-B32(333/343hp), US52-B32(240hp), S50-B30(286hp) etc. Also, the S38 has a lot of reserve potential to increase power compared to other bmw S-inline sixes already squeezed to is maximum from the factory.

I absolutely respect the factory S14-B23/B25. It's the ultimate 4 cyl engine of all time! I drove it for few years and I really enjoyed the Factory engineering. As a kid I was inspired from the German performance company "Hartge" H35-24 M88/3, and Alpina, who produced about 6+/- E30 M3's with M88/3 Hartge, and M30-B35 Alpina. I can't imagine how fast those cars were back in the days.
What is the actual weight distribution? The true weight distribution of the real street factory E30 M3 is Front 51.0 and rear 49.0 depending on the car options. It's not exact exactly 50/50. I have measured few E30 M3's at my friends corner balance scale. After my S38 conversion, the weight distribution increased by only 2% at the front. That means 53.x% front and 47.x rear. This is with full interior, spare tire, full liquids, trunk tools, all carpets etc. For instance, my friend who owns a track toy Euro E30 323i with M30-B35 swap with complete strip down chassis and it has the distribution weight of, are you ready…. Sixty~60 % Front and Forty ~40% rear!!! He is absolutely able to keep up at Buttonwillow track with my other friend with E92 M3, and E46 M3 and some other high performance cars with 50/50 weight distribution.
How important is the weight distribution? Well, after the S38 conversion, the weight distribution is not bad at all! If your life is dependent on supporting your family, and your form of making money is racing exactly E30 M3, then I understand that purpose of keeping the S14. But I don't think such a thing exists. I out performed my friend's E30 M3 S14 powered in any circumstance.
Exterior: Diamond Swhartz Metallic BMW (paint code 181/9). The body is completely rust free with no damages. The car has been refinished to its original color using OEM "Glasurit" paint. I have pictures before I started the restoration. The car had the original factory paint! This car includes: all new rubber moldings, evo rear spoiler with adjustable flap, new euro head lights with clear bra protection, new oem yellow turn signals as well new smoked turn lenses. Also includes: all new oem emblems, new fog lights, new clear bra on all lights, and new front wind shield along with a new carbon fiber light weight hood. Xenon lights with day light bulbs operating as euro cars with combination of all lights available at one time! (not available for US market). Sport Evo aero dynamic seal on hood, rear bumper, front bumper and fenders. The car has been always garaged or if outside covered!
Interior: is with new original Sport Evo unique cloth interior, new m-techink emblems, new leather on steering wheel, shifter boot, and hand brake boot all include Tri-Color ///M stitching. New heater core, all new interior bulbs, cluster has been customized to match the accurate rpm's including new rpm graphic. The original S14 has never showed accurate rpm even with a changed chip. The trip miles are set from 0 after the completion of the S38 rebuild from the very first time I started the engine. The oil life green lights are in working order, "Check control" computer is clean with no warning lights, New ///M leather illuminated shift knob, new central electric lock module. Speakers work perfectly. Heater is in mint condition. AC is there and I can install the compressor and charge the system if desired and it will work perfectly, but from the performance point, I kept it out. Everything is working in the car with no exceptions. Euro front grill. New BMW glove box flash light. Extra power inside the glove box for anti radar or other electronic dividers. New heater valve. OBC computer is matched to show the correct MPG and the fuel to empty. That was very hard to match! Now it's like a factory car. Original E30 M3 Manuals included.
Drive train: is the legendary S38-B36 from E34 M5 Note ( for those who do not know, this is the second generation S38 found in E34 M5,the engine is NOT like on US E28 M5, E24 M6). The engine has been completely rebuilt with all new hard were, it is board to actual 3.6l. Note (originally is 3.5 ) The engine has 3.8 cam gears. I set them advancing the intake cam shaft and retarding the exhaust in order for better cylinder filling. The head is port and polished with matching headers and Intake trumpets horns. All new guides, valve seals, valve adjustment, new JE pistons with raised compression from 10.1 to 10.5. New bearings set, timing chain, guides, new factory timing chain tenssioner. Also I have the brand new S50 upgrade if needed but I like the factory better. This car also includes: new modified custom fan blade, new Beru ignition wires and cap@rotor. The intake filter was custom installed under the front bumper in order to breathe cold air (very similar like dinan e39 M5 cold air intake). Upgrade E32 740 brake booster , ABS unit has been relocated under the brake booster in order to open spaces for the intake. Custom engine brackets with using e36 m3 engine mounts. Upgraded cooling system from S38-B35 in order to save weight and advantage of using different thermostats. S38-B35 radiator, low temp auxiliary switch, Custom E24 windshield tank with filter , custom hose and wiring all work as factory. All new water hoses. Custom radiator support works in order to fit the water radiator and to look like factory set up, custom air shroud, and custom cold air intake is located behind the drivers' side fog light/bumper. Original diagnostic plug in working order. Car is dynoed with the TMS chip at 283rwhp and 260rwptorque that comes to 333hp at the engine. With the stock chip it pulls around 275rwhp. After the dyno, I installed a stronger fuel pump and it immediately felt much better after ! So there is few rwhp gain.
What transmission I chose? My choice is well known and bullet proof throughout years of the gearbox model: Getrag 260 model with 1st 3.83 ratio and 2nd 2.40ratio. They are shorter gear ratios for faster acceleration compared to M5 280 Getrag 1st 3.51ratio, 2nd 2.20ratio the rest 3rd 4th 5th are the same ratios. The tranny shift nice and tight. Gears do not grind, red line oil. New seal, no oil leaks. Very healthy tranny. New Sachs original clutch, single mass11 pounds fly wheel. I have 2 choices of differential current on the car: 3.73lsd and also cruising 2.93lsd if desired. Suspension is adjustable ground control, spring rate is 600 pounds front and 750 pounds rear with sport bilsteins. Stock brakes work very well for street fun.
Wheels: : BBS LM "style reps" Front 8J 225/35/18 rear is 9J 255/30/18. With these BBS wheels/tires, the car shows accurate cluster speed mph matched the Factory tire diameter! The car has been dynoed at "speedometer shop".
What kind of exhaust? Definitely one of my favorite parts! The exhaust is custom made by www.rennermotorsport.com Hand made Dual 2.5 inch starting from the headers made from U bends in order to keep the same diameter all the way to the magnaflow muffler 2.5 dual inlet and dual outlet with dual 3inch tips. Ceramic/metal cats! Note(I hate driving without cats polluting the air we breathe! For 5hp gain NO tanks I will keep them on the car). The car passes smog with flying numbers. I tested it already at a smog station. No resonators to save some weight. The engine flows amazingly. Yes, it's a little too loud according to my wife and all my neighbors ☺ but I love it. The sound from the S38 is very good with a deep sound similar to small v8 engines.
After I completed the project. After I finished the project I drove about 3000-4000k brake in miles with 1k-5k rpm range with few oil changes between. I was very careful to brake in the engine properly. There were no problems, no overheating, and no oil leaks! Nothing! It proves that everything is reliable and holds as a factory car! I have covered so far total of 14.xxx miles with absolutely no problems!
Let's find out how fast the car is? Well, the car is definitely not as fast as C6 Z06 ! or anything like that. Let's be real. In BMW world the car is fast! I did surprise lots of E46 M3's, E39 M5, E39 540ietc. Also, I have a friend who has EVO IX dynoed at 350rwp at all 4 wheels and we did rolling start form 40mph all the way to 150mph and the cars were dead even. I was actually surprised and pleased from my natural aspirated S38 engine AND my rear wing was open! I forgot to close it and that was a big minus for me! We all know how much drag the wing produces at high speed in order to keep down force. So, if the flapper was closed it would be significantly faster.

In general, the car is super fun and fast to drive and makes you smile. I made these few tests with my friend's cars just to see the final result out of E30 M3 with S38-B36 swap. This E30 M3 has never been tracked or abused. It's too nice to take to the track. For fun, I am building an E24 M6 turbo monster for a track toy so I can abuse it without worrying about damages, rock chips, etc.
About this S38-B36 project: As you can see from the pictures my goal was to make it as close as possible to the factory look. This project took approximately 2 years to complete. The car as you can see in the pictures is 100% done. Including complete restoration paint, engine custom work modifications, Interior etc. I spent more than 500 documented hours on this project! I got tired counting and dumped the book I used to record the hours. Not to mention counting the hours was worthless. To complete this precise job, time should not count! The quality of this car will show that this was NOT a 2 weekend S52 fast swap.
Why I am selling this beautiful car? I have my dream Euro engine coded S38-B38 I nick named it “The Ultimate S38 engine” and it will go into my second E30 M3 Diamond Shwartz and I will keep that car for life. According to BMW Motorsport factory “S38-B38 is the most powerful 6cyl engine BMW has ever produced ! It is originally 3.8 euro 340hp with 295torque as much as S65-B40”. I have a second car and this will be my garage toy for life. So I have another hobby project to keep me busy ☺.
What is the asking price? The car itself, engine S38, euro Evo cloth interior, with complete body restoration, custom work, tons of parts, and including the fact that I spent so much time (+500hours) and money on this project, the investments exceed more than +45k $. I am offering this car for the low price of $29,785. Offers are accepted near/by the asking price. If you think my price is actually as much as a very clean E46 M3 with super low miles, it is true, BUT, my opinion is that this E30 M3 is a lot more rare, unique and fun to drive compared to some regular E46 M3 seen on every corner and stop light. Not to mention it will hold its value and increase in value. This car is a turn key, fill 91 gas and enjoy. You will not be disappointed from my car!
Title is California and in my possession. It is a clear title, NOT salvage, no accidents. CarFax does not show correct miles from the 90's. Chassis has around 168k miles. All fresh S38-B36 has 14.768 miles.
Here is a list of parts I have changed with part number. As you can see from the pictures my goal was to make it as close as possible to the factory look. This project took approximately 2 years to complete. The car as you can see in the pictures is 100% done. Including complete restoration paint, engine custom work modifications, Interior etc. I spent more than 500 documented hours on this project! I got tired counting and dumped the book I used to record the hours. Not to mention counting the hours was worthless. To complete this precise job, time should not count! The quality of this car will show that this was NOT a 2 weekend S52 fast swap.
My contact information is 323.702.XXXX

Source:  http://www.euroclassicmotors.com/galleries/E30M3.html

e21 Wheels



Left to right:

Exim 13x6
BBS 13x5.5
Gotti 15x6 et30ish
Weds Bavaria 15x6.5 (5)
BBS Mahle 15x7 et13
BBS Mahle 15x7, 15x6 et13
Weds Bavaria 15x7, 15x6.5 

Source:http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1863892-Recycled-82-e21/page2



Sunday, December 16, 2012

Wheels



like most eurotrash wheels/rims as some call them dominate the build process...for the past 2 years i have searched websites...i have bought magazines...i have looked at wheels on cars while on vacation...its time...i ultimately want BBS RS 001 4x100 7-8's staggered...color is probably best suited for a graphite color...


Source: http://www.evasivemotorsports.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=EM&Product_Code=SSR-MS3R-1675-32-54mm&Category_Code=PROF-MS3R-16


http://www.kodiakracingwheels.com/images/rt-15-d.jpg

Saturday, December 1, 2012

how to fix sagging sunroof handle


how to fix sagging sunroof handle

so i own 2 bmws with crank sunroofs and my e30 had this same problem...so i figured i do a little easy how to on fixing the very common sagging sunroof crank handle ....basically what happens over time is the metal eventually gets pushed away and wont hold the handle in place anymore very easy to fix:

if you can see in this pic there is a small round divot in the side of this metal this is what holds the handle up



there is a round ball that slides into each divot and holds the handle up snug



all you need to do is take the 2 ends of the metal and either take a pair of pliers or put it in a vice and push it back together and your handle will hold nice and snug again!!

push ---> <--- br="br" push="push">



Exhaust


http://www.factoryworks.com/whole%20system.jpg

i need to follow up with this and decide what i'm going to do with regards to the car's exhaust system...i have a 2.0L exhaust manifold and this system would fit well with that application...i also have a set of headers that are currently fitted to the rebuilt M10 engine and its likely the system i'll fit to the car...i wonder if its possible to buy separate specific components of the exhaust system that the Old Man sells is possible..



Sunday, November 11, 2012

1962 Mini Classic Mini - Mid-engine Mini Special













-  The ultimate Mini collectable for any car enthusiast

-  This little car hauls ass and will embarrass any street Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Viper, Corvette, etc., etc., in the corners.
-  Fits drivers up to 6'2" and 215 lbs ( I am).

-  Corners like it is on rails with a very low CG and a sub 4 second 0-60 acceleration time and top speed of approx 140 mph.

-  Custom VTEC mid engine layout with full race DOM and mild steel tube-frame and full carbon fiber body

-  Several thousand hours over 10+ years for construction Highly Documented Build 

-  Build book published by Kurt Bilinski, kimini.com

-  Street Registered!

- Trackday / Autocross Weapon of Choice

- 1595 lbs

-  Honda Prelude VTEC Engine

-  2.2 L, flashed ECU, with est 240 hp, 175 lb-ft

-  Aluminum Flywheel

-  Custom Stainless Exhaust and Aluminum Intake

-  Fuel Safe 10 gal Fuel Cell

-  Griffith Aluminum Water Radiator

-  Honda Transmission

-  5 speed trans with Quaife Limited Slip

-  Tilton Pedals and Cockpit Adjustable Brake Bias 

-  Carbon Fiber Body

-  Adjustable Koni Shocks and Springs

-  Rocker Arm Front Suspension

-  Kumho V710 tires

-  Carbon Dash

-  SPA & Autometer Gauges

Sunday, October 28, 2012

carpet

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jester323 View Post
NOS original looped wool pile doesn't exist anywhere.

(except in my loft)
fullswing
I just got looped carpet in Charcoal Grey (sort of salt and pepper) from

 Quality Fabrics & Supply
(805) 385-3222
648 Pacific Ave
Oxnard, CA 93030

Tell Art your friend "Jose" with the old unpainted BMW, i.e. yours truly (as it's the name on my cc) who just bought carpet referred you. They special ordered it for me from one of their suppliers and got it the next day. I gave a 50% deposit. Total was about $140 picked-up for 4 yards of Carpet 600's 40"-wide "Loop" Charcoal Grey.

Not the first time I've purchased from them. They are the local distributor for almost all of the upholstery shops in the Ventura County. They have all sorts of vinyl, carpet, foam, tools, etc. They might be able to get it dropped shipped to you directly.

Let me know if you want a picture of what I just got. Note that it was not molded or anything. Just a rolled-up carpet. It will require some work. Art said it was meant for VWs.

BMW E21 55 MPH Shimmy

guys iver in the bf.com were discussing front suspension shimmy...TomD suggested the following...


if I was chasing a shimmy I would go in this order:
  • check steering rack bushings - replace if necessary
  •  sway bar to control arm bushings(Bflan2001 Suggested)
  • check tie rod ends - replace if necessary
  • rebalance tires
  • check condition of tires - replace if necessary
  • check front shocks - replace if necessary
  • after doing all of the above if shimmy still present then
  • replace tires
  • rebuild rack

Saturday, October 20, 2012

m52 acceleration

very cool. i rarely send out videos. this is worth watching if you like BMW's...or, race cars. lol

Monday, October 15, 2012

1980 FJ40


1980 Toyota Land Cruiser

1980 FJ40 35" MICKEY THOMPSONS, CHROME WHEELS, OX WINCH, ROLL CAGE















Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Bavarian WEDS Wheels


1975 - 1983 (E21) (1975 - 1983) The original 3 Series. Known for its unique body styling and racing heritage, the E21 3 Series is a light, nimble, tail happy sports sedan with classic late 70's lines offering a connection to the road that few newer cars can match.

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F.S. Weds Bavaria 15x6.5, 15x7 et16

Set of 4 Weds Bavaria Wheels staggered 15x7 and 15x6.5. The offset of all wheels is about 15.875.

I set one 15x6.5 on a scale and it weighed 13.6 lbs. More pics available if interested.

These are 2 piece wheels. They started life as a 3 piece but were welded together at the factory by Weds. The centers can be unbolted for refinishing etc.

$1,000+ shipping. Local pickup preferred in 92084 but I can bring them to Socal Vintage if a deal is struck ahead of time. I just shipped a similar set to Ohio and it ran $100 fully insured.

There are 2 spots that were repaired. I've taken a number of pics of the repaired area. The lip appears to have had some curb damage that was ground down and polished leaving a "dip" in the lip of one wheel. I have shot 3 angles of that area which is included in the web album for viewing. Second repaired area is at the back of one barrel and appears to be a bend that was hammered back into place. Looks ugly but appears straight. No cracks.

The lips are polished and the rears could use a cleaning. The centers where recently repainted gold. The caps are a mix and the previous owner attempted to make "weds" stickers which look good in pics but are starting to peel.


Regarding the offset.

by my measurements the wheels measure 7.5in(190.5mm) to the outer edge.
from the back of the hub to the edge of the wheel they measure 4.375in(111.125mm)

190.5/2 = 95.25-111.125 = -15.875 so I guess they are et15.875

correct me if i'm wrong.

Thanks for looking.





Backside


15x7 rears

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Projekt Brutus


Fürs Museum war ihm der Motor viel zu schade. Deshalb hat Hermann Layher den 46 Liter großen Zwölfzylinder aus den Dreißigern in einen 100 Jahre alten Rennwagen gebaut. Wer damit fährt, wähnt sich am Steuer eines Sturzkampfbombers.
Denn obwohl der Chef der Auto- und Technikmuseen in Sinsheim und Speyer nun wirklich genügend Spielzeuge hat, macht ihm wahrscheinlich keines so viel Spaß wie die rauchschwarze Rennzigarre. Dafür gibt es gute Gründe. 46 gute Gründe sogar, um präzise zu sein. Denn genau so viel Hubraum hat der Zwölfzylinder, den seine Museumswerkstatt unter die endlos lange Haube geschraubt hat.




Flugzeugmotor für richtig Schub am Boden

Das Kraftwerk, das fast zwei Meter lang ist und aus der Karosserie drängt wie die Oberweite von Pamela Anderson aus ihrem Bikini, stammt von BMW und wurde in den Dreißiger Jahren vor allem für Jagdflugzeuge gebaut. Messerschmitt, Heinkel oder die Flugboote von Dornier setzten auf das Stahlgebirge aus Bayern, das beim Start 750 PS und im Reiseflug gut 500 PS leisten konnte. Und zwar ohne dass der Drehzahlmesser über 1500 Touren ging. Nur beim Sturzkampf waren kurzfristig 2000 Umdrehungen drin.




„Dieser Motor stammt aus einem Flugzeug, das offenbar im spanischen Bürgerkrieg eingesetzt wurde“, erzählt Manfred Fink aus der Museums-Werkstatt: „Dort hat ihn ein Sammler nach mehr als 50 Jahren auf dem Schrottplatz entdeckt, so kam er in das Arsenal des Auto- und Technikmuseums.“ Bevor er auf einem Bock in der Halle ausgestellt werden sollte, wollten die Techniker eigentlich nur wissen, ob der Zwölfzylinder noch läuft. Doch als sie ihn nach ein paar langen Wintern tatsächlich wieder zum Leben erweckt hatten, war das Spektakel so imposant, dass Museumschef Layher den Plan kurzerhand geändert hat: „Der ist für die Ausstellung viel zu schade, der muss wieder ans Werk, und zwar am besten in einem Auto.“





Die Methode der Rekordbrecher

Diese Idee hat unter passionierten Schnellfahrern schon Tradition. Nicht erst heute, wo sie auf den Salzseen von Utah um die Bestzeiten jagen, werden Jettriebwerke oder Raketentreibsätze genutzt. Sondern auch die Geschwindigkeitsrekorde aus den Zwanziger und Dreißiger Jahren wurden meist mit Rennwagen gefahren, die sich kurzerhand von Flugzeugmotoren befeuern ließen.

Ganz in diesem Sinne nahm die Museumsmannschaft das Chassis eines American-La France von 1908 samt Holzrädern und Kettenantrieb, schraubte vorn den Motor über die Achse und hinten als Gegengewicht einen viele hundert Liter fassenden Tank, zimmerte darüber einen Holzrahmen und dengelte aus Aluminiumblech eine Karosserie gleich einem Torpedo – fertig war die Höllenmaschine. „Ganz so einfach war es zwar nicht“, sagt Mechaniker Fink mit Blick auf das jeweils halbe Dutzend Kühler und Anlasser, das sie an dem Monster-Motor verschlissen haben. Doch nach insgesamt acht Jahren stand der Wagen tatsächlich zur Jungfernfahrt bereit.


Brutus bringt unachtsame Fahrer um

Wer den Wagen heute in Aktion sieht, der kann sich lebhaft vorstellen, welcher Schrecken dem Team um Layer damals in die Glieder fuhr. Als hätten sie den Leibhaftigen zum Leben erweckt oder die Tore der Hölle geöffnet, brüllt der Zwölfzylinder so laut, dass die Wände wackeln. Die Umgebung versinkt in einem schwarzen Nebel, in den Augen beißen Schwefel und verbranntes Öl, und rings um den Wagen kocht der Asphalt – kein Wunder, dass die Mechaniker unter dem armdicken Auspuffrohr bisweilen sogar ihre Mittags-Würstchen grillen. Spätestens da war Hermann Layer klar, dass es für diese Maschine nur den Namen „Brutus“ geben kann. „So, wie der damals seinen Herrn umgebracht hat, so wird es jedem gehen, der bei diesem Höllenritt nicht teuflisch aufpasst.“
Das erklärt auch, weshalb weder Layer noch seine Mechaniker den Wagen je ausgefahren haben. Denn wenn bei nicht einmal 1500 Touren bis zu 750 PS toben und unglaubliche 10 000 Nm an den filigranen Ketten zur Hinterachse zerren, fühlt man sich wie beim Ritt auf der Kanonenkugel. Da heißt es, ganz, ganz vorsichtig sein – zumal im viel zu engen Fußraum dummerweise auch noch Gas und Kupplung vertauscht sind. „Ein Fehltritt kann Dein Ende sein“, warnt Mechaniker Fink. „Viel mehr als 120, 140 Sachen haben wir uns deshalb nicht getraut“, räumt er ein und erzählt voll Anerkennung von jenem waghalsigen Haudegen aus England, der auf der Teststrecke schon mal Tempo 200 geschafft hat. „Dann war er mit seiner Leistung am Ende.“ Der Fahrer, wohlgemerkt, nicht das Auto. Denn Brutus geht so schnell die Luft nicht aus.
Original Source:  http://www.focus.de/auto/gebrauchtwagen/oldtimer/projekt-brutus-fuer-den-ritt-auf-der-kanonenkugel_aid_624608.html 


 Translation:

Museum for him the engine was much too good. Therefore Hermann Layher has built the 46 liter twelve-cylinder from the thirties in a 100-year-old race car. Who drives it imagines, at the wheel of a dive bomber.
Even though the head of the Auto and Technik Museum in Sinsheim and Speyer now has enough toys really makes him probably none as much fun as the black race cigar smoke. There are good reasons. 46 good reasons even, to be precise. For the same amount of displacement, the twelve-cylinder engine, the museum's workshop has screwed under the endless canopy.

Aircraft engine thrust is right at the bottom

The power plant, which is almost two meters long and drives them out of the body, such as the bust of Pamela Anderson in her bikini comes from BMW and was built in the thirties especially fighters. Messerschmitt, Heinkel and Dornier flying boats that sat on the steel mountain of Bavaria, which was at the start of 750 hp and cruise afford good 500 horsepower. And this without the tachometer went over 1500 tours. Only when falling short battle 2000 revolutions were inside.

"This engine is from a plane that was used apparently in the Spanish Civil War", Manfred Fink told from the Museum Workshop: "There he has a collector discovered after more than 50 years in the scrap yard, so he came into the arsenal of the car - and technology museum "before he was to be issued on a stand in the hall, the engineers wanted to know if the twelve-cylinder engine is still running.. But when they had him actually after a few long winters brought back to life, the spectacle was so impressive that museum director Layher has changed the plan without further ado: "It's for the exhibition would be a shame to have to work again, on and that best in a car. "

The method of record-breaker

This idea has been a tradition among avid fast drivers. Not only today, where they hunt on the salt lakes of Utah at the best times, jet engines or rocket propellants are used. But also the speed records from the twenties and thirties were mostly driven race cars, which were unceremoniously fueling of aircraft engines.

In this spirit, took the museum team, the chassis of an American La France from 1908 including wooden wheels and chain drive, screw-forward engine on the axle and the rear counterweight comprehensive one several hundred gallon tank, timbered over a wooden frame and dengelte aluminum sheet a body is equal a torpedo - that was the bomb. "It was not quite that simple though," mechanic Fink says, looking at the latest half dozen cooler and starter they have worn to the monster engine. But after eight years, the car was actually ready for the maiden voyage.

Brutus kills inattentive drivers

Anyone who sees the car in action today, who can vividly imagine what horrors the team then went to layers in the limbs. As if they had brought the Incarnate to life or open the gates of hell, the twelve-cylinder engine roars so loud that the walls shake. The surrounding area is sinking into a black mist into the eyes bite sulfur and burnt oil, and around the car cooks the asphalt - no wonder that the mechanic under the arm-thick exhaust pipe sometimes even cook their lunch sausages. By then Hermann layer was clear that this machine can only give the name "Brutus". "So, as the time has killed his master, it will go to anyone who is not paying attention in this hell ride devilish."
This also explains why neither Layer nor his mechanics have extended the car ever. Because rage if not even 1500 tours up to 750 hp and 000 Nm to pull an incredible 10 the delicate chains to the rear axle, you will feel like you ride on the cannon ball. As it is, entirely, be very careful - especially in far too narrow footwell unfortunately also accelerator and clutch are reversed. "One misstep can be your end," warns mechanic Fink. "A lot more than 120, have 140 things we dare not, therefore," he admits, and says full recognition of that daring warhorses from England, who has on the test track ever managed to pace the 200th "Then he was with his performance at the end." The driver, mind you, not the car. For Brutus is so fast the air is not enough.
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