Engine fitting in the Ex-Urpiala BMW-Alpina CSL

A 3.5 litre fuel injected engine has arrived from Lester Owen for us to fit in the BMW-Alpina CSL. The Helix supplied triple plate clutch was fitted before the engine went in the whole. The gearbox came out first in order to line up all three clutch plates on the input shaft. Then the engine went in the whole before the gearbox was re-fitted from underneath. The original Alpina engine has been set aside and a new engine has been built up from another block and head and all steel internals. The original Alpina slide throttle fuel injection system has been retained. After Christmas we will be getting everything plumbed in. Expect to see this car on track in 2016.

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Alpina update: Custom Batmobile Rollcage

The rollcage for the Alpina was custom made in house. The 45mm CDS tubing was cut, bent and welded before receiving a coat of satin black. As well as the cage we’ve made a custom wiring loom, fitted the seat and begun working on the brakes.

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Update: Alpina livery

The bodywork is done. The period livery has been studied meticulously from photographs and replicated on the vehicle. The original stripes which were found underneath layers of paint have been colour matched and tediously re-created above the fresh coat of 2K white. I think it speaks for itself.

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Alpina update: paint

The body work has been completed, the Alpina has been prepped, primed and has now received its colour matched top coat. Blue on the inside and white on the outside. Once the closing panels are done and fitted we will move onto the livery.

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