my name is Matthias Dorst, and I am the webmaster of www.meiermotors.com . Reading this fantastic forum everyday, I think it would be interesting for you if I inform you about the latest news and projects at the MeierMotors shop in Bremgarten... hope so
I will update the homepage nearly every week, but it is nearly impossible to translate the whole page into English. So my idea is to inform you via this forum and perhaps link to the page.
Okay ... latest news ... as you might know, the Spitfire MkVIIIc D-FEUR had a small cooling problem at the Duxford Flying Legends show. Returning back home it was time to maintain the plane a bit. As part of this maintanance efforts the Spitfire got new wing radiators installed.
Here the Spit in the shop ... what a beauty. By the way, this engine is not the "matching" engine. The original Rolls Royce Merlin is undergoing an overhaul at Mike Nixons Vintage V12´s in the United States. After the engine is back in Germany it will be mounted in the airframe and then this Spitfire has it matching heart !
One of the maintenance works is, as I said, to replace the leaking wingmounted coolers. MeierMotors is now able to replace the coolers of a P-51 Mustang, Buchon and Spitfire by new ones in a turnaround time of 6 weeks !
Here the new coolers for the Spitfire
.... thats it for today
Regards and cheers