Chici Hiroshima an early Cosworth Engine wizard, who work at VPJ with Larry. Chici taught me how to build DFX's his way before he died of cancer a few months later.
Our second location on Early Ave just after we moved in. it was 7500 sq ft so we divided it off and sub let the back half.
Ian Bisco, Larry Slutter, Ken Jacobs
Larry Slutter in VPJ Dino with rebuilt DFV
The Cosworth Torrance Mule DFX that was used to test turbochargers in that era.
Ian with a rebuilt DFX with pre ground effects pumps. A new midget BDP engine in build on the bench behind.
Ian & his toolbox
New Midget engine build by Ian
Bob Watkins was stripping a DFX for rebuild
Assembly room in Oregon Court facility, the first Cosworth USA facility 1978-1982
Midget engine testing at Ascot Park
Larry Slutter on left looking over Midget at Ascot Park
Larry Howard Midget outside back of workshop at Oregon Court facilty
Back of Oregon Court facilty
Sleepy Tripp a very successful midget racer in So cal had just made a new exhaust and added the now required muffler for Ascot Park so here they are giving it a performance test. (It was still pretty noisy tho!)
Sleepy checks out his new exhaust
Waiting for the Roach Coach! Bob Johnson, Bob Watkins, Ken Jacobs & Wayne Eaton.
Bob Watkins kicking back after a busy day, must be beer time!
Midget racing Ron Weeks at front Larry Slutter looking down the intakes
Ascot the BDP leading with a VW in pursuit.
Our first Turkey Night win with Ron Shuman driving.
Larry Howard, Ian Bisco & Ron Shuman + Trophy Girl.
Billy Schyphers at Phoenix International raceway in a Super Vee with Cossy engine. Anne Bisco holds the brolly while Mrs Patty Schypers looks on concerningly on the grid before race start
Billy & Frank Arciero.
Cosworth Super Vee Engine
Super Vee again at Riverside raceway.
The Cosworth report drawn up by Larry Slutter for some early PR
The Cossy dyne mule, we used this for evaluating various turbos an cam set ups.
The famous Paul Morgan E Valve gave more progression to the Hillborne fuel system
A DFX running on Parnellis Dyno where we ran most things in the early days.
Our small and effective machine shop on Early Ave
Early Avenue, front half Cossy's rear half rented out
My first days in the front office after Larry left. No computers back then!
For the introduction of the XB at the Indianapolis Speedway museum we were concerned about detailed pictures of the engine getting out. I had this hexagonal perspex cover made to try and obscure shots but not too effective!
Michael & Mario Andretti along with Eddie Cheever check out their new power plant
Notice Mario can't take his eyes off the XB, to that point he was the only one who had sampled what it could do.
The newly installed dyno at Early Ave
The build shop extension at Early Ave, not a lot of room!