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    Bugatti type 29

    Bugatti type 29

    Le Mans Series Catalunya km. Cars by brand Cars by country Prototypes Last updated. Forums index Automotive forums General forums New posts. By the time the last Type 30 rolled off the production line, around had left the factory.

    Bugatti type 29

    Bugatti type 29

    Bugatti type 29

    Bugatti type 29

    Bugatti type 29

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    Cars by brand Cars by country Prototypes Last updated. Forums index Automotive forums General forums New posts. Porsche reborn and the latest Paris releases Lola at 60 with the very first and last cars Events Multimedia Gaming Miscellaneous Website discussion. Wouter Melissen Last updated: November 25, Download: Page 1 of 1 Ettore Bugatti was already busy with creating a new eight cylinder engine as early as The First World War postponed the plans and the existing four cylinder models remained in production well into the s.

    After the peace had returned to Europe, development work continued and a three litre eight cylinder engine was displayed at motor shows in France and England. This 'Type 28' engine did not leave the prototype phase as shortly after the governing bodies announced that for the season, the Grand Prix engines would be limited to just two litres. Along the same lines as the three litre engine, Bugatti constructed an eight cylinder engine that did meet the new regulations.

    Bugatti type 29

    Mounted vertically in the head, the valves were actuated by one overhead camshaft. Whereas the original three litre engine used nine bearings to support the crankshaft, the new two litre had just three. This would become one of the weak spots of the design, particularly in racing. Depending on the state of tune, the engine produced between 75 and bhp. Bugatti originally intended to mount the new engine in an existing four cylinder engine chassis, which proved to be not capable of taking the load of the larger and more powerful 'eight'.

    The new, strengthened 'Type 30' chassis followed Bugatti fashion with live axles front and rear. What was unusual was the use of hydraulic front brakes, which had been used very successfully by the French Grand Prix winning Duesenberg. Instead of using the Lockheed produced brakes of the Duesenberg, Bugatti set about developing his own.

    Bugatti type 29

    There were some fundamental flaws in the design and in they were discarded and replaced with conventional cable operated drums. A team of four cars was entered for the French Grand Prix at Strasbourg. Clothed in an aerodynamic body, the new Bugatti quickly earned the nickname 'Le Cigar'. It was a successful debut with the three surviving examples finishing second, third and fourth behind the winning Fiat.

    A single car with a more conventional bodywork was raced to third at Monza. Here the bearing problems became painfully obvious and all but one car retired. A radical streamlined version of the Type 30, known as the 'Tank', was constructed for the French Grand Prix, but it could do no better than 3rd.

    Bugatti recognised the problems and fixed all of them for the nine bearing Type 35, and the rest, so they say, is history. After the first batch of racing cars was completed, the focus was turned to the road going Type It was virtually identical to the racing cars, with the exception of the slightly longer wheelbase. The motoring press was also universal in their acclaim.

    Bugatti type 29

    Series production began in all earnest in and in the first year about examples were produced. By the time the last Type 30 rolled off the production line, around had left the factory. Most of these were equipped by a variety of coachbuilders with open two or four seater bodies. Little known today, Bugatti's first eight cylinder engined machine was an economic success and on the track paved the way for the all-conquering Type Page 1 of 1.

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