Dud Dansie's BBM Special
Posted 19 February 2007 - 23:02
The official timesheets have him down in BBM 2 (possibly a new car?) in 1964, and in 1965 in a BBM Mercedes. I was hoping that somebody could shed some light on this please.
Posted 19 February 2007 - 23:46
Posted 20 February 2007 - 03:37
I can throw a little bit of light on Dud Dansie’s BBM 1 and 2
(BBM = Bakewell Bridge Motors or more affectionately Bloody Big Monster!)
I spoke with a friend this morning who worked on the BBM 1 and he said that the car was originally bought by Dud with a 6 cylinder pushrod Holden engine. This was subsequently upgraded with a locally built Dunstan rotary valve head, fitted with a 671 GM supercharger and Stromberg 97 carb(s) running on alcohol.
The BBM 2 was a brand new car built by Doug Trengrove and was fitted with a 6 cylinder Mercedes 220 engine. Unfortunately he’s a bit vague on dates.
He did however give me the phone number of Dud’s main mechanic at the time if you need further information.
Posted 20 February 2007 - 04:07
Posted 20 February 2007 - 05:15
Originally posted by kaydee
.....built by Doug Trengrove and was fitted with a 6 cylinder Mercedes 220 engine.....
This car ran, with supercharger, at the Eastern Creek meeting in December. Owned by a Kiwi these days.
kaydee... there's but one 'r' in 'Trengove'...
Posted 20 February 2007 - 05:40
As usual you are correct!
It looks like I'll not only have to watch my "p"s and "q"s but my "r"s as well!
Posted 20 February 2007 - 05:42
Posted 07 March 2009 - 23:14
I can remember Fred playing with it at work, at All Purpose Sands. Blasting up and down the access road.
Posted 07 March 2009 - 23:16
Posted 08 March 2009 - 01:48
It is horrendous but Ken loves it - he had it, sans blower, at the Eastern Creek Tasman Revival in December 2006
Posted 08 March 2009 - 02:08
Posted 11 March 2009 - 01:36
Originally posted by Ron B.
Anyone have any idea of which mercedes engine it was e.g M127 .M130,m180 etc ?
Here's another shot with a better view of the engine.
Posted 11 March 2009 - 02:10
This is a friends car in South Africa . A 230S racer.