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#1 Barry Boor

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Posted 15 July 2021 - 14:20

Bit of a long shot but I'm wondering if anyone has some specifications for the unloved model named above?

I'm talking the body size and the wheelbase, not the mechanicals.

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#2 Bikr7549

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Posted 15 July 2021 - 15:18

From Pomeroy on the G:

 

wheelbase 96"

front track 51"

rear track 51"

 

Another section in the book has a table of 'statistics for racing cars, 1947-51', and in that he lists 13.5 square feet frontal area for 'ERA', but no model specified.

 

Bob


Edited by Bikr7549, 15 July 2021 - 15:23.


#3 Barry Boor

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Posted 06 August 2021 - 16:20

Having completed a mediocre attempt at the above vehicle....

 

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This was my first ever attempt at a balsa wood body, hollowed out to enable chassis, motor etc, to be fitted.

 

I now find that I need to make an F.2 Alta, from the same year.

 

Any dimensions available for this car, please?



#4 D-Type

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Posted 06 August 2021 - 17:24

There is a Facebook Group "Alta Cars" - https://www.facebook...242535762463097 - It may be worth asking there.


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#5 Doug Nye

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Posted 06 August 2021 - 18:01

Formula 2 Alta wheelbase7ft 9ins - front track 4ft 2 1/2ins - rear track 4ft 3 1/2ins.  Wheels 18in x 5.00 front - 16in x 6.00 rears (sic - according to DSJ).

 

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#6 Sterzo

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Posted 07 August 2021 - 09:18

At the risk (well, certainty) of hijacking your thread Barry, please send details of the starting money for the forthcoming race with the ERA and Alta.

 

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#7 Barry Boor

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Posted 07 August 2021 - 18:40

Thank you so much, Doug.