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Bugatti Type 53
4-wheel drive Racer

Bugatti Type 53 4-wheel drive Racer

Identifying Features:
Only FWD Bugatti, cowled radiator

Year Made
(approx): 1932

Number Made:

No of cylinders: 8
Bore x stroke: 86 x 107mm
Capacity: 4972cc
BHP (approx): 300
RPM Limit (prudent): 4500
Camshafts: dohc
Valves (per cylinder): 2
Camshaft drive: Front, spur train
Crankshaft bearings: 9 plain; plain rods
Supercharger: Bevel driven Roots
Carburettor: 2 Zenith
Ignition: Magneto
Plugs per cylinder: 1
Firing Order: 1, 6, 2, 5, 8, 3, 7, 4

Type: Wet, multi-plate

Location: Central, with transfer, 4-speed and reverse
Gear change lever: Right hand side

Rear Axle:
Normal Ratio. 14/42 = 3.0

Wheelbase: 102.2in (2.6m)
Track: 49.2in (1.25m)

Location and Type: 4-wheel cable operated

Type: Cast alloy, vane type
Tyre size: Original 28 x 5

Crossbreeding with Other Types:
T50, T54 engine

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