917 detail question
Posted 26 September 2006 - 06:16
Can anyone confirm this an outboard electrical cutout switch/lever...?
if yes, I have a few questions about it...
1) Might you know this how this switch operates - does one pull it upwards/downwards or does it swivel and lock in a on/off position...?
2) In some period photos of the 917, (particularly on the non-factory/salzburg run cars) this part does not appear - was it removed or relocated elsewhere for some reason?
Posted 26 September 2006 - 07:02
A couple of good pictures of the original towards the bottom of this page.
Following a link from raceannouncer2003 from this thread
Posted 26 September 2006 - 08:10
The lever is a round metal bar (1/4" roughly), bent at a right angle.
It turns through something like 90 degrees (clockwise is on).
I'm sure I've got one somewhere, but haven't found it so far.
2) Didn't some 917s have the cut-off switch on the side of the car just in front of the left hand rear wheel?
Posted 26 September 2006 - 12:42
Posted 26 September 2006 - 14:26
The car is probably chassis no 001 the original geneva show car converted to look like the 1970 Le Mans winner.
Presumably the isolation switch is a 'modern' addition for demos on circuits.
According to 962.com the Le Mans '70 winner is in the ownership of Palmaz
The Le Mans '70 also appeared as another clone, the ex McQueen 917-022 during the ownership of Richard Attwood now in the ownership of Seinfeld.
(ref, http://962.com/regis...7-022/index.htm and Motorsport January or February (I Think?) 1999.)
Posted 26 September 2006 - 17:23
I'm not absolutely sure, but this image of a Wyer car (not a period correct photograph) shows a similar switch inwards of the cockpit:
Other images show another swith in the side of the car; which seems reasonable, to make it easily accesible for the driver and track workers....
Unfortunately I'm not at my home computer and don't have access to all the image library.
I´ll try to look for more images later
Posted 26 September 2006 - 18:22
This just (literally) fell on me as I walked into the garage - it clearly wants to be shared with the world.
Indeed it does! Great detail shot - Thankyou again...
Posted 26 September 2006 - 20:16