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Editor: Jaap Horst
Volume 6, Issue 2
The Bugatti T102 and other post-war four cylinder designs
After the last issue I received an interesting mail from England, clarifying
the history a little bit. There have been 4 versions of the T252/3: Opening
picture:T252 MkI in private posession in England, owner also has T253
T73The T73 is the same as the T73C, differences are: cast exhaust
manifold, distributor ignition, small supercharger, different engine mountings.
The T252 MkIThis was in fact half the Colombo engine, with hairpin
valve springs, and 2 valves per cylinder.
The T252 MkIIaSame block as MkI, but new cylinder head with normal
valve springs, timing chain at the front. Design by Bertrand (with Bugatti since
The T252 MkIIbNew block with MkIIa type head, but timing chain at the
The T253Back to Colombo hairpin valve spring type motor, but
for T253 engine is ready.
004, also in private collection in England.
Read in the former issue part 1
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