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Subject: Re: [Fot] Nuerburgring Nordschleife 400 km race
From: "MadMarx" <>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 23:44:01 +0200
I discussed a lot this numbers with the manufacturer but he said, if it
doesn't work he will eat his hat and will send me a new set of pistons. The
pistons are custom made from Mahle.

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Gesendet: Freitag, 19. September 2008 23:08
An: MadMarx
Betreff: RE: [Fot] Nuerburgring Nordschleife 400 km race

I don't have the numbers here with me but 0.0024 seems like a prescription
for scuffed pistons. I think I am running 0.004 and numbers 1 through 3 and
0.005 on number 4.

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Sent: Friday, September 19, 2008 3:42 PM
To: 'Friends of Triumph'
Subject: Re: [Fot] Nuerburgring Nordschleife 400 km race

You are not alone in thinking: How I ever build an engine.
When I first did an engine I had nearly no knowledge about engines but they
last then.
Now, trying to build the engine very precise I have more and more trouble.
The next troublesome thing that could arise is scuffed pistons.
I have ordered new forged pistons and the manufacturer insists on 0.0024
piston to wall clearance.
I hope that will work but he said I  could run the pistons with half the
clearance if I would like.
His words in Gods ears.

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Von: Jerry Barr []
Gesendet: Freitag, 19. September 2008 16:42
An: MadMarx
Betreff: Re: [Fot] Nuerburgring Nordschleife 400 km race

This has been a bad year for us too, we have discovered new and
interesting ways to destroy Spitfire engines. We blew up 3 engines.
1. seized gudgeon pin after several races 2. over heated number four
cylinder resulting in a broken valve destroying a head and block 3.
center main was wiped out with no apparent reason. It has been a
tough year and I am beginning to think I don't know how to build an
engine after almost 50 years of hot rodding cars.
On Sep 19, 2008, at 8:40 AM, MadMarx wrote:

> After killing my engine 4 times this year I try for the very last
> time this
> season to prepare my car.
> Most of the engine internals are never raced parts. Hopefully the
> engine
> will last the 400 km race.
> New valves, new pistons, new rods, new crank, new block.
> On the old parts side:
> Camshaft, pushrods, rockers and shaft, tappets, chain, and some
> other things
> that can prevent me from racing.
> I'm really excited to enter competition on this difficult track
> could be
> jumping around all the time.
> Cheers
> Chris
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