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#1 Barry Boor

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Posted 07 October 2002 - 18:21

Does anyone have a good picture of a 2.5 litre P48 showing the exhaust system, please?

Secondly, I never seem to see any of these cars around. Where did they go?

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#2 WGD706

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Posted 07 October 2002 - 18:53

Here's a link to a page with 3 photos of the BRM P48, only one of which has any view of the exhaust.
http://members.madas...son/brm-P48.htm
I guess if you can get a copy of Tony Rudd's book "It Was Fun", you'd get more information.
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#3 dolomite

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Posted 07 October 2002 - 18:58

Originally posted by Barry Boor
Does anyone have a good picture of a 2.5 litre P48 showing the exhaust system, please?

Secondly, I never seem to see any of these cars around. Where did they go?


I read somewhere they've all been made back into P25s....

#4 Bladrian

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Posted 07 October 2002 - 19:44

If anybody has the photos you require, it would be this gallery - they're willing to identify your car from their collection, as well as supplying free sample prints.

http://www.klemantaski.com/page3.html

#5 Wolf

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Posted 07 October 2002 - 19:54

Barry, is this the one?

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#6 Doug Nye

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Posted 07 October 2002 - 20:12

Hang on a mo Barry - there's just the thing you want in a box around here somewhere... :confused:

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#7 Allen Brown

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Posted 07 October 2002 - 20:41

Originally posted by Barry Boor
... I never seem to see any of these cars around. Where did they go?

Hey Doug

Am I allowed to say?

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#8 Doug Nye

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Posted 07 October 2002 - 20:42

Yeah - go for it - nobody's listening...

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#9 Allen Brown

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Posted 07 October 2002 - 20:44

Originally posted by Wolf
Barry, is this the one?

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Now, let's see if anything Doug told me stuck. I would say that's a Mk I. The springy things runs rather a long way up the metal thing and that circular thing in the back is something to do with making it stop and there's only one of them. A Mk II had two of them.

Also the mechanics on MkIIs had less Brylcream.

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#10 Allen Brown

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Posted 07 October 2002 - 20:47

Originally posted by Doug Nye
Yeah - go for it - nobody's listening...

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May not be so!

OK, here goes:

BRM P48 481 - was scrapped January or February 1960.
BRM P48 482 - Bruce McCaw 2002.
BRM P48 483 - Written Off (Dutch GP) June 1960.
BRM P48 484 - Rebuilt as P48 Mk II for 1961 season.
BRM P48 485 - Written Off (Mallala) August 1961.
BRM P48 486 - Written Off (Harewood) April 1964.
BRM P48 Mk II 487 - Tom Wheatcroft 2002.
BRM P48 Mk II '484' - Bruce Spollon 2002.

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#11 Vitesse2

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Posted 07 October 2002 - 20:52

Originally posted by Allen Brown
Also the mechanics on MkIIs had less Brylcream.

Allen


Maybe so - but that's the driver! One NG Hill esquire :)

#12 Allen Brown

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Posted 07 October 2002 - 21:04

Never heard of him!

#13 Doug Nye

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Posted 07 October 2002 - 21:15

We all ought to get out more often...

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...and the music came out here, as Michael Frostick and Louis Klemantaski used to put it...

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#14 Barry Boor

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Posted 07 October 2002 - 22:06

Thanks, everyone - and so quickly too!

Now I can get on and finish them!

#15 Bladrian

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Posted 08 October 2002 - 17:45

Hang on guys - those photos all appear to be of P48 with the 4-cylinder Climax motor, not the V-8 .... or am I missing something here? :confused:

#16 Wolf

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Posted 08 October 2002 - 17:46

Barry, if You need a more detail on exhaust (parts within chassis), this pic might help (just found the site, thanks to cutaways thread) :

http://www.historaci...ints/BRM 48.jpg

#17 marion5drsn

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Posted 08 October 2002 - 20:18

Barry; I believe that the BRM had two or three different exhaust systems as I also believe it had two different crankshafts. It was equipped with a 180-degree crankshaft, which used the tuning for engine that is twin four cylinders. Your may find some of the pictures in a video called BRM V-8. It also used eight straight pipes coming out of the sides of the car. It was unfortunate that the people who made the engine didn’t seem to know just how to produce an engine with a 90-degree crank and a center exhaust. Just what are you seeking to find in the pictures? This is one of my favorite engines in spite of the engine designer’s fault of not being able, for some reason, to build a V-8 with a 90-degree crank and a center exhaust! Yours M.L. Anderson

#18 David Beard

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Posted 08 October 2002 - 20:30

Doesn't show the exhaust side of the car, but interesting anyway....?

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...item=1865546041

#19 Roger Clark

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Posted 08 October 2002 - 21:53

Bladrian and marion5drsn,

The car in question is the 2.5-litre 4 cylinder car, noot the 1.5-litre V8

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#20 marion5drsn

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Posted 08 October 2002 - 22:25

Roger ; You are right! I was wondering why the VHS Tape was so confusing, Now I know! :rotfl: