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#1 dudi1

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 20:48

Hello!

I would like to ask if there were some differences between F1 and F2 Ferraris?

And I think that in this source http://www.ultimatec...ari-500-F2.html are wrong informations about its measurements- 3990 mm (157.1 in) / 1400 mm (55.1 in) / 1050 mm (41.3 in). I tried to measure its proportions by its plans, I measured distance between outer sides of the rear wheels as width, and so the ratio between lenght-width is pretty different. Thanks for any info.

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#2 D-Type

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 21:12

Denis Jenkinson in The Racing Car Pocketbook,gives:
1949 125 - wheelbase 7ft 1in
1951 375 - wheelbase 7ft 6in
1952/53 500 - wheelbase 7ft 2.5in.
He doesn't give the track or tyre size

Anthony Pritchard in the Grand Prix Ferrari gives:
1948-49 125 - wheelbase 7ft 1in, front track 3ft 11in, rear track 4ft 2.5in, front tyres 5.50 x 16, rear tyres 6.50 x 16
1949-50 125 - wheel base 7ft 11in, rest the same
1951 375 - wheelbase 7ft 6in, front track 4ft 2in, rear track 4ft 0in, front tyres 5.50 or 6.00 x 16, rear tyres 7.50 x 16 or 7.50 x 17
1952 375 - wheelbase 7ft 8in, front track 4ft 3.5in, rear track 4ft 3in, front tyres 5.50 or 6.00 x 16, rear tyres 7.50 x 16 or 7.50 x 17
1952 500 - wheelbase 7ft 2.5in, front track 4ft 3.5 in, rear track 4ft 1in, front tyres 5.00 x 16, rear tyres 5.50 x 16

By the way, it's more usual to give the track (distance between wheel centre lines) rather than the overall width

I hope this helps calibrate the plans you have.

Edited by D-Type, 09 October 2009 - 21:16.


#3 dudi1

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 18:10

Denis Jenkinson in The Racing Car Pocketbook,gives:
1949 125 - wheelbase 7ft 1in
1951 375 - wheelbase 7ft 6in
1952/53 500 - wheelbase 7ft 2.5in.
He doesn't give the track or tyre size

Anthony Pritchard in the Grand Prix Ferrari gives:
1948-49 125 - wheelbase 7ft 1in, front track 3ft 11in, rear track 4ft 2.5in, front tyres 5.50 x 16, rear tyres 6.50 x 16
1949-50 125 - wheel base 7ft 11in, rest the same
1951 375 - wheelbase 7ft 6in, front track 4ft 2in, rear track 4ft 0in, front tyres 5.50 or 6.00 x 16, rear tyres 7.50 x 16 or 7.50 x 17
1952 375 - wheelbase 7ft 8in, front track 4ft 3.5in, rear track 4ft 3in, front tyres 5.50 or 6.00 x 16, rear tyres 7.50 x 16 or 7.50 x 17
1952 500 - wheelbase 7ft 2.5in, front track 4ft 3.5 in, rear track 4ft 1in, front tyres 5.00 x 16, rear tyres 5.50 x 16

By the way, it's more usual to give the track (distance between wheel centre lines) rather than the overall width

I hope this helps calibrate the plans you have.



Thanks you very much.