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.
We made a bespoke roll cage for this BMW E9 CSL race car. The cage is made from 45mm CDS tubing to FIA regulations. The reason this car required a bespoke roll cage is because it is an original car with period history. In period, the car raced with an aluminium roll cage. However, we can’t use aluminium roll cages anymore. The new bespoke roll cage was made to resemble the original and to use the original mounting locations. This way we don’t have to disturb the history of the car.
As well as the bespoke BMW CSL roll cage we built for this car we also supply and fit the Custom Cages Historic T45 roll cage.