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#1 Kpy

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 16:22

I get the idea that Manzon won at Montlhery in 1952 "on the road", but was disqualified as underweight. Is that right, or have I got the wrong end of the stick?

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#2 Geoff E

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 16:50

Not according to this:

http://user.tninet.s...91w/F252_13.htm - do I have the right race?

#3 Marcor

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 16:53

In which race at Monthléry in 1952?

In the Grand Prix de France serie, F2, 25 May, Manzon was on the lead at the end of the race but eventually stopped to the pits after 2 h 28m (the race lasted 3 hours), to retire as the "couple conique" (In French as I don't know the technical term in English for "Couple") was broken. He was classified 5th.

In the Salon Cup, for Sportscars, 5 October, Robert Manzon won the race, driving the Gordini T15SS 16S.

#4 Kpy

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 18:03

Thanks chaps . I got confused by the word "pont"
Is that a coupling ? My on-line technical dictionary is down.

#5 Roger Clark

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 18:33

I believe he retired with a broken differential, as did all the other Gordinis

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 18:51

Pont should be axle. The rear axle of the Gordini was "fragile". But if it kept, something else
broke...
At Monthlery 1952 Manzon was the last of the Gordinis to retire.

#7 Ray Bell

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Posted 24 March 2003 - 21:29

As 'pont' is rear axle, or differential assembly, 'couple conique' could well be what we refer to as the crownwheel and pinion?

Not sure really, 'culasse' is more up my alley...