Hallo Christian, aus welcher Zeitschrift ist der Steinmetz-GT- Bericht ?
Den kenne ich noch nicht.
Habe ich vom Peter Schapmann. Er sagt das war die „Auto Zeitung“ Ausgabe 25/1971. Kannte ich auch noch nicht. Hintergr
to all of you, many thanks! you guys are extremely helpful! it is now sent of to FIA for approval (hopefully).
You're welcome. That's what this group is for.
Let us know about the result and we are also interested in some more facts and details about your car and race activities.
Sure. I can put up some facts here:
The car is originally a swedish 1973 kadett sport. one of only 37 made for the market apparently. do you know if the Sport models for the german market were 1900?
It was in quite bad condition once all the bondo was removed, so needed a full restoration. The body as such is original, except for some lightening, the modified geartunnel for the gearbox, the raised wheel arches and the rear damper mounts.
The engine is a full race version of the 8V crossflow head for CIH From Gerent Rennsporttechnik. It runs on twin DCOE 50 carburettors and on lumenition ignition system. a bit more than 240 hp.
The gearbox is a ZF 18/3 unit that Opel also used for their competition cars. the differential is a plate type LSD.
The brakes are based on the homologated solid disc setup at the back, (but sadly the aluminium calipers are no longer available, so I am using equivalent versions), while on the front its the Irmscher/kleblatt brakes.
Raceready weight without lead is 770 kg, and there is not GFK/fibreglass on it. I need to weigh 810 kg, so there is 40 kg of lead in the car when I am racing
I run it on 10" wide slicks/wheels at the back, and on 9" wide on the front. 13" of course.
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well, I looked at every piece and assessed if they could be safely made lighter or not. Things like the steering rack is lightened, as an example. Also quite a bit of brackets etc have been removed. The doors are probably the most extreme part though, lost more than 3 kg pr door in steel alone, then the window winder mechanism, and I used the aluminium window frames that are available (the original painted Sport ones are steel). all windows except the windscreen is plastic.
lastly the entire shell was sandblasted. I thereafter used 40 grit sandpaper and sanded of the structure left after sandblasting, effectively reducing the steel thickness by around 0.2 mm. The bootlid does not have much internal frame anymore, the bonnet inner frame is cut out and remade smaller etc as well.
Generally I would say there is not one single piece, but rather many small pieces that have been lightened. The weight distribution is 54% front.
The wheels are 4 spoke revolution "race" version. they are relatively lightweight while not overly expensive. ET-14 front and ET-12 rear.
Absolutely fantastic, can't stop looking at it!!
Best regards from the Netherlands
HansShe was a fast machine, she kept her motor clean
...wow, nice Result, i cant believe the fact that you sanded the metal down to reduce weight. What a hard amount of work, Respect! Thats how ist should be done! ...Because Racecar. I Love it! Hopefully looking forward for more Details.
I wish you always good racing, no bails and fast Laptimes.
Haul the shit out of IT
thanks Heiko! currently busy with wiring a kadett C with the homologated 16V kugelfischer engine, sorry for a late reply.
Hab die Fragen nach Bildern des Mander-Kadett erst grade gesehen (wurde ja schon 2006 gefragt) ...
Just saw this Question about Pictures of the Mander-Kadett …
Wir hatten den Mander-Kadett von @Ami (Gast) der sich hier mal zu Wort gemeldet hatte im Jahr 2012 auf der Retro Classics (Stuttgart) stehen:
We presented this famous car of @Ami (Guest) who replied here in the year 2012 on the Retro Classics fair at Stuttgart:
Mehr zur Retro Classics hier /more about that Retro Classics fair: