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Offline Jan D

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Hello from Germany
« on: February 22, 2023, 12:46:53 AM »
Hello, I am Jan from southern Germany, long time lurker and reader here.
Just found a topic where I can actually contribute something useful maybe, so I decided to get a bit more "active".

About me, I am an engineer, working in a small company on the other side of the border in France, mostly on older / historic engines nowadays. A lot of Mercedes, from Diesels to things like the M198 "gullwing" engine with its mechanical direct injection system, some English and Italian engines, quite a bit of Porsche...
Being a small company, I do everything from CAD work to cleaning the machines, most often 6 days a week, so I don't have a lot of time for this hobby sadly.

I am working on a 1:3 scale Bugatti Type 35 engine for quite a few years (and it will take a few more, see above). So far, there are no actual metal parts made yet, but about 80% of CAD and drawings done... And a lot of parts printed in plastic, to have something to look at (3D-printing can actually get a kind of hobby itself).
Lots of things to learn, for me!   

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2023, 01:19:51 AM »
Hello Jan, and Welcome! It sounds like you've got a pretty interesting job!
Regards,
Ron

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2023, 01:38:55 AM »
Welcome Jan
Regards
John

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2023, 02:00:58 AM »
Hi Jan, welcome!  :cheers:
Steve

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2023, 02:14:45 AM »
Jan,
Welcome to the forum!
Art
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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2023, 05:01:52 AM »
Hi Jan,
Welcome to the forum!  Or welcome to posting to the forum at least! (since you've been here for a while it sounds like! :)).

Looking forward to seeing some posts on your project!  We love to see plans for projects too.  Especially when those plans eventually become a model!  ;D

Kim

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2023, 07:02:10 AM »
Welcome to the Forum  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:
Best regards

Roger

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2023, 07:43:03 AM »
Welcome Jan, I am sure you will find this an interesting site.
Regards
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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2023, 02:24:27 PM »
Welcome to MEM!

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2023, 07:19:05 PM »
Hi Jan, Welcome to the group.
Some days ago I have just taken a M110 engine out of an 41year old car.
Kind Regards
Achim

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2023, 07:52:39 PM »
Welcome Jan!

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2023, 08:06:48 PM »
Welcome to the forum!  Looking forward to seeing your engines progress.

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2023, 11:39:09 PM »
Thank you all for your welcomes!

Picture of "my engine" as it is - virtual, in CAD still.

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2023, 02:49:16 AM »
Nice job capturing the form of the type 35 engine Jan !
Interesting vertical shaft cam drive in that engine.

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2023, 12:47:49 PM »
Herzlich Willkommen von einem Nord-Südwester. (Rheinhessen)

Welcome from a North-Southwester. (Rhinehesse)
http://mueller-bruno.de/  http://www.bosch-combi.de/
Whoever talks shit about me behind my back is in the best position to lick my ass. 
Greetings from the southwest of Germany.

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2023, 02:20:08 PM »
Thank you all for your welcomes!

Picture of "my engine" as it is - virtual, in CAD still.

I like it!   

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2023, 08:09:50 PM »
Nice job capturing the form of the type 35 engine Jan !
Interesting vertical shaft cam drive in that engine.
Thanks! Years of research, plans, drawings, books, pictures.... It should be relatively accurate.
And luckily this engine only has one vertical shaft. When the timing for cylinder #1 is right, the whole engine should be okay. Unlike some old Porsche engines...

Und danke Bruno! Thanks, Bruno.

Thank you Dave as well!

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2023, 10:15:57 PM »
Hello Jan

Another welcome.

I love your 3D model of the type 35 Bugatti engine. It's one of my favourites and I would love to build it's model one day.  :old:

You said you live in Germany and work on historic cars over the border in France. The Bugatti museum is in Mosheim and the Schlumpf museum is a little further south in Mulhouse; so there are no shortage of type 35 engines in the area. Are you close to any of these?

Cheers     Prost   :cheers:

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2023, 11:25:12 PM »
Thank you all for your welcomes!

Picture of "my engine" as it is - virtual, in CAD still.

mmmm   air cooled oil pan?
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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2023, 01:37:20 AM »
Hello Jan

Another welcome.

I love your 3D model of the type 35 Bugatti engine. It's one of my favourites and I would love to build it's model one day.  :old:

You said you live in Germany and work on historic cars over the border in France. The Bugatti museum is in Mosheim and the Schlumpf museum is a little further south in Mulhouse; so there are no shortage of type 35 engines in the area. Are you close to any of these?

Cheers     Prost   :cheers:

Mike
Thank you! I am relatively close to Molsheim and Mulhouse, haven't been to the Schlumpf Museum in a while, though.
I don't know a Bugatti museum in Molsheim, but the factory is there. And there is an annual Bugatti owners meeting, open to the public, very interesting every year, and great place to take pictures.

In Altlussheim in Germany (close to me as well) there is a Bugatti museum, but this one focuses on Type 57s.

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2023, 01:45:00 AM »

mmmm   air cooled oil pan?
Yes, that was a feature of the original engine. It had these fins and logitudinal pipes going through the pan.
Also no separate cylinder heads... Head gaskets were not so good, back in the 1920ies, so cylinders and heads were one casting (per 4 cylinders).

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2023, 10:36:15 AM »

Thank you! I am relatively close to Molsheim and Mulhouse, haven't been to the Schlumpf Museum in a while, though.
I don't know a Bugatti museum in Molsheim, but the factory is there. And there is an annual Bugatti owners meeting, open to the public, very interesting every year, and great place to take pictures.

In Altlussheim in Germany (close to me as well) there is a Bugatti museum, but this one focuses on Type 57s.

Hello Jan,

As I understand it, the Musée de la Chartreuse, Molsheim has a small section dedicated to Ettore Bugatti and his beautiful cars. I may be wrong, I have never visited the museum.

Mike
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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2023, 08:24:16 AM »
Hi Mike,

in that case I have to look for it when I am in Molsheim next time. Thanks for the heads up!

Jan

 

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