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  • Matthias Dorst
    Webmaster MeierMotors.com

    News at MeierMotors GmbH / Bremgarten South Germany

    Hello Forum,

    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 V12s 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

    Matthias Dorst
    webmaster MeierMotors
    Last edited by Matthias Dorst; 31st October 2010, 19:57. Reason: some grammatical changes ;-)
    Regards from Germany
    Matthias Dorst
    (Webmaster MeierMotors)
    http://dorst-freiburg.com big walkaround-section
    http://mdorst-webdesign.de
  • Peter
    Moderator

    #2
    Hello Matthias welcome to the forum! That Spitfire looks in really great shape and good to see her getting some work done.
    Cheers,Peter
    "Merlins always drip oil, when they don't....worry!"

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    • *Zwitter*
      Intentionally Blank

      #3
      Sehr interessant, vielen dank!
      10. Go in quickly - Punch hard - Get out!

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      • GliderSpit
        Flying Dutchman

        #4
        Thanks for this information Matthias. We are looking forward to your weekly updates. The hangar is extremely clean by the way. Now I saw the washing machine in the corner, I know that you guys take cleaning very seriously
        Possunt quia posse videntur (They can because they think they can; motto RAF 19 Squadron)

        tracesofwar.com/

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        • Mark V
          Steve Atkin

          #5
          Yes you could eat your lunch off the floor there its so clean - however there is also a very good dining room serving excellent fare so its not really necessary! See you on Tuesday Matthias!
          www.warbirdcolour.co.uk

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          • Bob
            Bob
            Aerophile

            #6
            Matthias,
            Thanks for an insight into what goes on at MeierMotors - keep the updates coming!!!
            Under my gruff exterior lies an even gruffer interior...

            行雲流水

            Warbirdskies Blog

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            • Seafuryfan
              Rank 5 Registered User

              #7
              Hi Matthias,

              Your website is excellent, and your obvious enthuisiasm, infectious! Many of us in the UK have a lot of enthusiasm for the German restoration scene, so thanks for keeping us updated on events. For me especially, the FW190D
              Last edited by Seafuryfan; 1st November 2010, 20:38. Reason: ...mst spllchck bfr pstng...mst spllchck bfr pstng...

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              • DazDaMan
                Rank 5 Registered User

                #8
                Hi Matthias

                I saw some of your previous posts over on WiX - excellent stuff!

                About time you showed up here!
                Daren Cogdon

                Spitfire fanatic

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                • mkxiv
                  Rank 5 Registered User

                  #9
                  Hello Matthias,

                  Thank you for your great post on the forums.

                  I was curious to know what 109 the wing in the picture belongs to?

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                  • MK959
                    Benjamin Gilbert

                    #10
                    Originally posted by mkxiv View Post
                    I was curious to know what 109 the wing in the picture belongs to?
                    Jerry Yagen's Ha-1112 C.4K-64 formely with the USAFM at Dayton, OH (USA).

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                    • Matthias Dorst
                      Webmaster MeierMotors.com

                      #11
                      Originally posted by MK959 View Post
                      Jerry Yagen's Ha-1112 C.4K-64 formely with the USAFM at Dayton, OH (USA).
                      confirm. The Buchon project is on the bench now. Really a great project. The airframe will get a DaimlerBenz heart. Lot of work ...

                      Regards from Germany
                      Matthias Dorst
                      (Webmaster MeierMotors)
                      http://dorst-freiburg.com big walkaround-section
                      http://mdorst-webdesign.de

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                      • bentwingbomber
                        Rank 5 Registered User

                        #12
                        Originally posted by Mark V View Post
                        Yes you could eat your lunch off the floor there its so clean - however there is also a very good dining room serving excellent fare so its not really necessary! See you on Tuesday Matthias!
                        CLANG!!!!
                        We Salute the Rank,not the man.

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                        • Der
                          Der
                          Rank 5 Registered User

                          #13
                          Superb photos. Thanks for posting on here Matthias

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                          • mkxiv
                            Rank 5 Registered User

                            #14
                            Thought that might be Yagen's. That is some great news regarding the re-engine! I am here in Dayton and grew up with visiting that Bf-109.

                            Do you know if the wing in question has been restored to airworthy yet?

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                            • Matthias Dorst
                              Webmaster MeierMotors.com

                              #15
                              Originally posted by mkxiv View Post
                              Thought that might be Yagen's. That is some great news regarding the re-engine! I am here in Dayton and grew up with visiting that Bf-109.

                              Do you know if the wing in question has been restored to airworthy yet?
                              sry, really dont know
                              Regards from Germany
                              Matthias Dorst
                              (Webmaster MeierMotors)
                              http://dorst-freiburg.com big walkaround-section
                              http://mdorst-webdesign.de

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                              • Jagx204
                                Rank 5 Registered User

                                #16
                                I was hugely fortunate to visit Bremtarten back in April 2009, completely unplanned, but recieved a welcome all the same.
                                Fantastic facility and probably the cleanest hangar floor I've ever seen and at the time it contained three of the shiniest P51's this side of the USA. As well as more Yak's than you could shake a stick at, alongside the FW190 project.
                                Mark Ray
                                WWW.Demobbed.org.uk

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                                • Matthias Dorst
                                  Webmaster MeierMotors.com

                                  #17
                                  3 shiny Mustangs

                                  Oh yes, that was really great ! 3 Mustangs, Spitfire, Corsair, 2 Focke Wulf, 2 Yak3 and a Noordyn AT-16 ..... the shop was pretty full

                                  It happened in week 29, cause Jos Flores (foreman of Vintage V12s) was in the shop doing some maintenenance at the 4 Merlins and 2 Allisons



                                  on the right D-FPSI "Lucky Lady VII" (Ex-Susy, Ex-Darlin Ann), then TF-51 D-FTSI (ex. Dream Girl) and Fw190 A8/M D-FMFW



                                  on the left side in the shop the Mustang D-FBUN (ex Huntress III)



                                  "Big Week" at MeierMotors





                                  Regards from Germany
                                  Matthias Dorst
                                  (Webmaster MeierMotors)
                                  http://dorst-freiburg.com big walkaround-section
                                  http://mdorst-webdesign.de

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                                  • DazDaMan
                                    Rank 5 Registered User

                                    #18
                                    That's almost heavenly...!
                                    Daren Cogdon

                                    Spitfire fanatic

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                                    • CeBro
                                      Rank 5 Registered User

                                      #19
                                      What are the plans with the ex-Jaquard FW190 which ditched during the summer and is now with Meier Motors as well?
                                      Will it be fully restored to fly or made static
                                      Cheers
                                      Cees

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                                      • Matthias Dorst
                                        Webmaster MeierMotors.com

                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by CeBro View Post
                                        What are the plans with the ex-Jaquard FW190 which ditched during the summer and is now with Meier Motors as well?
                                        Will it be fully restored to fly or made static
                                        Cheers
                                        Cees
                                        Well, the WkNr 990013 (F-AZZJ) will be fully restored to fly. The plane was bought by a German enthusiast and the project will last about 3 years. Open is the engine-question, there are some nice ideas around, but nothing is fixed. I think I will open a new thread about this project if the community is interested.

                                        Regards from Germany
                                        Matthias Dorst
                                        (Webmaster MeierMotors)
                                        http://dorst-freiburg.com big walkaround-section
                                        http://mdorst-webdesign.de

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