“That’s ridiculous,” exclaimed Les Nimmo, bordering somewhere between a laugh and a grimace. It was the first thing he ever said to me, following my explanation of the problem at hand. For reasons not worth explaining, it was imperative that I find a way to mate an S550 Mustang hub and bearing to an SN95 Mustang spindle, some six years ago. Three other machine shops had said it just wasn’t going to work, and that I was better off finding an alternative. The .
As the son of a successful Formula Vee racer, it comes as little surprise that Daniel Schaefer has grown up with an unparalleled endearment for German aircooled cars. Whether it’s stubbornness, adoration for the old-fashioned, or simply love for the cars that utilize the aircooled engines, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly why so many auto enthusiasts flock to something so seemingly antiquated.