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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:58 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:31 pm 
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Great! Kudos for the coachbuilder. Would this be one of the polyester bodies?

The interior? Hmmm, not my liking.

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The body probably is polyester.

I looked at all the exterior pictures, it seems that they got the shape of the body almost 100% right.

Just buy an old Galibier, and put the engine in this one, and you're in business.

Quite expensive, though.

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J.J.Horst wrote:
The body probably is polyester.

I looked at all the exterior pictures, it seems that they got the shape of the body almost 100% right.

Just buy an old Galibier, and put the engine in this one, and you're in business.

Quite expensive, though.

Interesting cosmetic work on a Jaguar 3.8 litre motor ! This is probably quite a quick car.Unusually for an american repro,they have at least got the steering wheel on the correct side of the car.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:28 pm 
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A Jaguar engine in a genuine Bugatti, that it in former times already gave:
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Uwe wrote:
A Jaguar engine in a genuine Bugatti, that it in former times already gave:
T35A #4540
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Do not forget my own Jaguar powered Bugatti,and remember that the american car has no bugatti parts at all.


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Lazarus wrote:
Do not forget my own Jaguar powered Bugatti,and remember that the american car has no bugatti parts at all.


A great car, and a great work Image
Do you have more information :?:


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Uwe wrote:
Lazarus wrote:
Do not forget my own Jaguar powered Bugatti,and remember that the american car has no bugatti parts at all.


A great car, and a great work Image
Do you have more information :?:

T50 front axle and back axle gearbox.Modified chassis to form T54 shape.


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Lazarus wrote:
T50 front axle and back axle gearbox.Modified chassis to form T54 shape.

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Uwe wrote:
Lazarus wrote:
T50 front axle and back axle gearbox.Modified chassis to form T54 shape.

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The problem with the carburettors can be clearly seen.I used angled carbs from an AH 3000.I did not want to cut holes in the bonnet.


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Lazarus wrote:
The problem with the carburettors can be clearly seen.I used angled carbs from an AH 3000.I did not want to cut holes in the bonnet.


I am again and again very impressive by the emergence of such cars. It requires much experience and ability. I would publish gladly the photos in the photo side. But as which Type one can that car designate?
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PS: I love Austin Healey :P
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Uwe wrote:
Lazarus wrote:
The problem with the carburettors can be clearly seen.I used angled carbs from an AH 3000.I did not want to cut holes in the bonnet.


I am again and again very impressive by the emergence of such cars. It requires much experience and ability. I would publish gladly the photos in the photo side. But as which Type one can that car designate?
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The car was registered quite rightly as a Type 50 special.There was so much original bugatti it could not be registered as anything else.The MK IIa healey has two 2 inch SU carburettors with the distinctive angle which made them fit nicely under the Bugatti bonnet.The bonnet of this car came from one of the T54 cars.Made probably in the 1950's when a different engine was fitted [also a jaguar !]


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I have always loved making cars like this.As you can see the first idea was to use the T50 motor.Sadly the block had severe damage in one cylinder which would have been very expensive to repair.As the car was for me to play with,and as I had a rebuilt Jaguar 3.8 engine in hand I decided to use it.The T54 gearbox case is empty except for the selector rods.These are connected to the T50 gearbox at the rear.This took some time to arrange and design,but once finished gave no trouble ever afterwards.This was one of the most exciting cars I ever drove.Very fast in a straight line,but as Bugatti discovered not so good in corners.At only about 5 inches long,this was probably the shortest Bugatti propshaft ever.


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Lazarus wrote:
I have always loved making cars like this.As you can see the first idea was to use the T50 motor.Sadly the block had severe damage in one cylinder which would have been very expensive to repair.As the car was for me to play with,and as I had a rebuilt Jaguar 3.8 engine in hand I decided to use it.The T54 gearbox case is empty except for the selector rods.These are connected to the T50 gearbox at the rear.This took some time to arrange and design,but once finished gave no trouble ever afterwards.This was one of the most exciting cars I ever drove.Very fast in a straight line,but as Bugatti discovered not so good in corners.At only about 5 inches long,this was probably the shortest Bugatti propshaft ever.


That is my fear 8) I can full-see myself at such photos :P


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You should have kept 2 gearboxes! Ideal for cross-country and off road racing!

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