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Brabham BT36 Plans “Formula 1 Mecanica Argentina “MAF1” (1964-1979)”

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#1 Fred.R

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 22:59

A face Book group I follow “Formula 1 Mecanica Argentina “MAF1” (1964-1979)” , I enjoy it as it has lots of locally built cars and drivers that i have never been aware of before, it must have been a great time in Motorsport in South America, some one posted and issue of “Corsa” magazine and it has on the cover that it contains the complete plans for a Brabham BT36, and a page shot of the dimensioned drawings of the frame, I assume the rest of the components were spread over other issues ( to encourage you to keep buying the magazine i would think) and in the comments that people have made it appears this series did in fact encouraged a lot of people to build cars at that time , in light of Rons passing i wonder if he knew of the magazine articles and what he thought, , is any one else aware of something  similar , A release of information  that spawned  multiple cars, i am thinking of American copies of Brabham Indy cars, Lant RT 4’s built in South Africa , more so than the Allan Staniforth Terapins club level type builds and not just Ron’s cars


#2 Michael Ferner

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 06:38

In the US, blue prints* of successful racing cars were often circulated amongst the "trade people", were it of Indianapolis Roadsters, Sprint cars or Midgets. And yes, Ron's BT12 spawned a lot of "recreations", only one was built by the factory but about a dozen raced at one point.


* if they existed; some were built on rough sketches alone!

#3 10kDA

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 12:02

"Plans" can mean different things to different people. There is a site concerned mostly with 3-view profile-type drawings, aimed at 3d modelers, which calls what they post "blueprints". I would really like to see the articles from the magazine you mention. It's one thing to publish drawings which show the geometric layout but without material callouts you're nowhere near the ability to build something reliable. But if you use the geomtery to run your own stress calculations, you can come up with appropriate sizing for the chassis tubes.