Post by Peter Seager-Thomas on Dec 15, 2012 17:52:28 GMT -5
Too much time spent looking at Danny's cars.... We need some variety. ;D
My second K3, a few mods this time.
This car is based on the Norman Black car which won the 1934 Mannin Beg race on the Isle of Man. For this road race no silencing was required and thus with most cars, none was fitted.
The radiator overflow has been re-routed as per original, some finishing has yet to be completed.
The extra non-original straps on the tank either side of the fuel feed have been deleted.
This kit as supplied has provision for an exhaust tail pipe mounting which was not used. In this case, a bracket has been fitted.
Each of these models I build has modifications both visible and out of sight.
Non-visible mods are just one, the fitting of one of Chris's Beardog motors. A quick and simple mod. Back to back testing is due, but I'm sure the Beardog braking is better, a well publicised fault of the standard FF motor.
In February I race on my own old non-ferrous Airfix track, K3 number 3 will be ready then with a Sport FF. Proper testing will then take place.
I love this car. For anyone wishing to build a pre-war car for the first time, I recommend this car. you cannot understand the joy in driving until you have experienced it.
Post by Peter Seager-Thomas on Jan 7, 2013 12:28:27 GMT -5
At last here is an image showing that back end. This is number three! The other chassis will probably not be used, as car number 4 will have extensive mods.
Very little done really. The slots should have been a little wider, but then I'd have lost the central support for the springs. The cutaway to clear the flanges of the axle bushes are open on the underside and could of course have reinforcement added. It might yet be done...