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Re: Project NSU TTS Introduction (solo2_z06)

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It's a 1000 with 2 solex carbs and headers. koni shocks and the original Goodyear Blue Streak tires.

Nice! Bet it was a lot of fun to chuck around when you Auto-X'd it http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Those blue rims are something else
. Have you tried starting it up and all, or are you just looking into fixing it up after being mothballed for 30(?) years? With the Solex carbs I'd guess it produced maybe 70-80 HP? Would be a fantastic little car to run the Street of Willows or the Horse Thief Mile with down in Palmdale http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
If you do decide to fix it up please post in this forum so that we can all see the progress. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Project NSU TTS Introduction (solo2_z06)

Hi,
well....this is a good time to do a restore (mechanical or complete). There are lots of parts available again for our little cars which was not the case back in the 90s. Lots of sons, original owners and old tuning shops started to make parts again to keep their love running.
I am working to get my own site running which will have pictures of parts that are available.
I have to say that being part of the NSU community is a wonderful experience. Everybody is so helpful....not only owners but shops and manufacturers of parts too.
I am waiting for a few more parts to arrive that are on their way and then I will start to assemble the suspension pieces which means part 2 (Suspension) of the project TTS should be posted then.
Alex
 

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There was so much elemental goodness baked into that suspension, I'm still in awe of it. All my TT ever needed, supension-wise, was a set of Bilstein yellow racing shocks. The car cornered dead flat. The steering was fast and direct, with strong self-centering. At increasing turn angles, the front wheels leaned over into beneficial negative camber, like motorcycle wheels. I always got 40,000 miles per set of Michelin Xs, without ever getting an alignment. Nobody had the specs! I'm glad I kept the narrow tires, not that I had many choices. That kept the limits of adhesion close enough to probe in relative safety. Another great mod is a better muffler. Look for the Abarth- four chrome pipes exhausting about one foot away from four little cylinders. It was music to my ears.
 

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Bilstein is what mine will get. I will actually start writing the suspension article soon. I just had the height adjustement welded to the rear A-arms which were also converted to heim joints.
As for the exhaust.....I just received my custom made one by Juergen Keilhofer. All stainless with HJS Motorsports catalic converter. The motor parts are nearly all here....just waiting for Pauter for my custom rods which they are trying to make as light as possible.
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NSU TT restoration

Hi all, I realize this thread has probably been inactive for quite a while now, however I could use some help restoring my NSU. A few years ago I bought a NSU 1000C and over the past few years we have been restoring it into a 1300 TT vintage racer. We are basically finished with it now, however we would like to change/modify the suspension since we can't get enough camber with the 1000C suspension. Does anyone have any photos of a TT/TTS suspension setup or if you know any information that could help us, please don't hesitate to reply. I live in Chicago, Illinois and we plan on taking it vintage racing across midwest U.S. I'll attach a few photos so you can see our suspension setup right now and our progress with the restoration. Any advice or information is greatly appreciated!!
Since my account is not old enough, I am unable to post pictures or links. our website has a few photos if you want to check it out it is: joyauxvintage .com
 
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