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#451 24gerrard

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:01

The gearbox is fine, trust me on that. Please.

;)



Three speed and reverse.
About 95 mph tops.
It has a nice remote linkage from the cut down original broom handle lever.
I was going to offer cheapy some more pics when we strip the front end but I think he is busy looking for the 'GAP'.

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#452 cheapracer

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 14:21

Thought you might like to see a proper beam axle car one of less than 200 made.
Colin Chapmans first real production car, the Lotus 6.


What a surprise, wrong again.

I took time to investigate the Lotus 6 today and it's a swing axle front end made up of a beam that's been cut in half and pivots added - the black bracket and tube behind are part of the chassis as seen here ... http://www.lotusdriv...Genealogy/6.php

Courtesy of At Speed Images http://atspeedimages.com/

http://atspeedimages...arm_bracket.jpg

http://atspeedimages...42_radiator.jpg

Edited by cheapracer, 29 March 2012 - 14:24.


#453 Catalina Park

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:58

I knew that as soon as he posted it. I just didn't want to start another fight with him.

I much prefer the F100 twin I-beam where the swing axles are longer.

#454 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 22:41

I knew that as soon as he posted it. I just didn't want to start another fight with him.

I much prefer the F100 twin I-beam where the swing axles are longer.

F truck twin I beam though weighs about the same as that car!!

#455 Catalina Park

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:15

F truck twin I beam though weighs about the same as that car!!

I was not suggesting to fit a twin I-beam to a Lotus 6. Just saying that the geometry is a little better than the spilt axle in the Lotus. What they should have done was split two axles and staggered them like Ford did in the F truck.

#456 carlt

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 14:28

I was not suggesting to fit a twin I-beam to a Lotus 6. Just saying that the geometry is a little better than the spilt axle in the Lotus. What they should have done was split two axles and staggered them like Ford did in the F truck.


Mallock did on the early U2
http://www.google.co...aGYjQ8gPm5ZXiCA

#457 cheapracer

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 17:05

Mallock did on the early U2
http://www.google.co...aGYjQ8gPm5ZXiCA


I was not suggesting to fit a twin I-beam to a Lotus 6. Just saying that the geometry is a little better than the spilt axle in the Lotus. What they should have done was split two axles and staggered them like Ford did in the F truck.


I actually considered it because of the simplicity of production especially in relation to steering, you merely widen a rack's tie rod pivot points to match the axle's pivot points. The bit of neg camber they still get probably isn't a bad thing with modern tyres either compared to back then.

But the burning question is do you put the left axle in front of the right or the right in front of the left? My Aspegers struggles with it ... :lol:

#458 carlt

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 22:02

But the burning question is do you put the left axle in front of the right or the right in front of the left? My Aspegers struggles with it ... :lol:

Two sets of mountings - alternate offset on a daily basis - panic over !


I think Broadley did the offset split Ford axle on his Special [ pre Lola ] - Google 'Broadley Special' - great Lola history [ can't get the link accepted for some reason -'error with the BBcode ?']

Won the Chapman Trophy with it - I bet that didn't go down well with his highness !

Edited by carlt, 03 April 2012 - 22:05.


#459 cheapracer

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:07

I think Broadley did the offset split Ford axle on his Special [ pre Lola ] - Google 'Broadley Special' - great Lola history [ can't get the link accepted for some reason -'error with the BBcode ?']



http://www.lolaherit...ley_special.htm


Two sets of mountings - alternate offset on a daily basis - panic over !


No good, there's an odd number of days in a week...

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#460 carlt

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:25

No good, there's an odd number of days in a week...




On the 7th day He rested

#461 Tony Matthews

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:37

:)

#462 Defiant00

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 16:36

It's been about a month, any news or pictures or anything?

#463 hogits2

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 20:41

He's on 10/10.

#464 Defiant00

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 23:14

Sorry, what?

#465 Tony Matthews

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 23:27

Unfortunately we no longer have the pleasure/interest/amusement/displeasure of cheapy's posts as he's been told to bugger off. 10/10 is a forum that he visits, and there is another...

#466 Defiant00

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 18:03

Ah I see, good to know.

#467 Paolo

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:15

Bump against the tyrants! :p