Here are the results of the pre-race Technical Inspection. Parameters not in compliance with the Rules are marked in RED and the Penalty Points assessed are indicated in the final column. Appearance infractions are penalized one time only. Technical infractions are normally penalized for each race but, with the exception of the wheelbase issue on the #36 Eagle, all have been corrected and will therefore attract a one-time penalty.
Found my notes - error in arithmetic - too bad since the front end is bolted on, it would have been 10 minutes work with a needle file to elongate mounting holes and correct - O tempore! O mores! (So much for BS, MS & PhD)
EM, tell me how and maybe I can correct it before Race 2 to limit the penalty points to 5. However, after looking at the rear suspension details, I'm not sure there's room to shrink the wheelbase without fouling the bodyshell.
Thanks, Stewart - I'll outline the process that I think will work and leave it up to you to decide if you want to have a go at it. The rear suspension/body fit should not be affected since the body is fixed to the chassis as is the rear suspension.
The front suspension is held on by 2 2-56 Allen head machine screws:
These pass through the chassis and thread into tapped holes in the suspension assembly. The part should just drop off when they are removed. The chassis holes can then be filed to elongate then ~ 1 mm towards the rear and the front suspension reattached.
The only unknown is if there is adequate body clearance in the front cut-out to accommodate this re-positioning
If it looks like a problem don't fret and let it be. It looks like the old warhorse is a middle-lower contender at best.
Post by glasshorse on Sept 10, 2017 11:07:39 GMT -5
Nice Val, not only pick an entry that required construction of an entire V12 BRM engine, but one with visible springs/shocks in the front as well as the back... that said, ...really excited to get this series started...