The Goodwood Festival of Speed is being held next week in the UK on June 26-29, and Duncan Pittaway and his helpers Bruce and Tucker are working
very hard to get the S.76 Fiat ready in time.
See over a dozen photos of the work in progress of the assembly of the MONSTER four cylinder engine that has a 7.5-inch bore x 9.843-inch stroke
with a 1729 c.i.d. (28 liters) it produces 300-h.p; each cylinder displaces 432 c.i. See the complete story at http://theoldmotor.com/?p=122246
This a photo of the MONSTER back in its Time
Man, the body being so big makes the wheels look tiny. They should be twice that big.
I mean, I've laughed about the pistons on a 428 being "big as coffee cans" but holy smokes. Those babies are like the jumbo-sized Crisco cans!
Seth, You are right, each cylinder on this Fiat has the capacity of most early big-block V-8's.
The photo above shows Duncan installing the four caged intake valves. The ring that holds each
one in is bigger than his hand. The two exhaust valves in each cylinder are on the right.
Above all of this is a s.o.h.c. assembly driven by a vertical shaft and gears.
Many more interesting photos @ http://theoldmotor.com/?p=122246
What fantastic pictures! Yes, I know they're not Model T but I've got other makes as well and I'm sure many 'T' guys have as well. Those pistons are immense, like radial engine ones! keep 'me coming...
Jamie, Good to here you enjoyed the photos. Below is a photo of the cam going in, It really puts things into perspective.
I am awestruck! Maybe I couldn't lose parts that big............What a magnificent machine.
Those are some enormous jugs! Mae West would be jealous.
If you search for Duncan Pittaway on Youtube, you'll see some great vintage racing videos, and one where he rolls a racer and it appears to land on his neck...apparently he only suffered a broken shoulder, but it's scary...and, as a friend pointed out, kudos for the classy tie!
Glad you are all enjoying this magnificent beast. Stayed tuned and check in regularly on The Old Motor as Stefan Marjoram will be sending me more photos of it when it is finished. He is also making a professional video of the car, the project and it in action that we will all be able to enjoy later this year.
I am planning a trip over to England to get a ride in this brute and others, can't wait to experience the smoke and flames and noise that this car produces.
P.S. I forgot to include this drawing by Stefan.