Bugatti Type 44

Bugatti Type 44Tourer

Identifying Features:
Wire wheels, large brakes, circular section axle, single plug, single cam engine

Years Made
(approx): End 1927-30

Number Made:

No of cylinders: 8
Bore x stroke: 69 x 100mm
Capacity: 2991cc
BHP (approx): 80
RPM Limit (prudent): 4000
Camshaft: sohc
Valves (per cylinder): 3
Camshaft drive: Central, bevel
Crankshaft bearings: 9 plain, plain rods
Carburettor: 1 Schebler
Ignition: Coil
Plugs per cylinder: 1
Firing Order: 1, 6, 2, 5, 8, 3, 7, 4*

Type: Wet, multi-plate

Location: Central, Separate, 4-speed and reverse
Gear change lever: Central, gate

Rear Axle:
Normal Ratio: 12/50 = 4.16

Wheelbase: 122.8in (3.122m)
Track: 49.2in (1.25m)
Weight (approx): 2400lb (1100kg)

Location and Type: 4-wheel, cable operated
Brake drum diameter: 330mm

Type: Wire
Tyre size: Original 28 x 4.95; modern fitment 5.00 x 19

Crossbreeding with Other Types:
Similar in most respects to later T49

* Some early engines were 1, 5, 2, 6, 4, 8, 3, 7

NOTE: Engines from No. 292 have pressure fed lubrication (oil gallery pipe with 9 unions not 8) and low mounted pump


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