One of the other great reasons that Modatek can help with projects like these is because we have exclusive access to Cosworth’s extensive drawing archive. We quickly dug out the drawings of the parts that we needed to repair or remake – even though the drawings were over a quarter of a century old, they were still pristine and completely legible.
It didn’t take long for the combined efforts of Modatek and Rennwerk to get all the parts together that were needed for the rebuild. Within days, Rennwerk had managed to get the engine built up again, and in some cases were able to utilise modern-day manufacturing methods to ensure that the new parts were even better than the originals.
The Engine Restoration End Result
Finally complete, the engine was fitted to back of their newly-restored B194 chassis, and the engine fired back into life for the first time in 25 years.
Throughout the year, Rennwerk were able to run the car at selected historic motor sport festivals. But the icing on the cake was when none other than Michael’s 1994 arch-rival, Damon Hill, drove the car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Check out the video at the top of this page for the full coverage of the Michael Schumacher tribute at the FOS, which includes Damon’s run at around the 11 minute mark. We’d like to extend our congratulations to the team at Rennwerk for such amazing work and dedication!
So if you happen to be working on an engine restoration project and you need help in finding parts, get in touch!