Post by Peter Seager-Thomas on Sept 10, 2013 13:18:42 GMT -5
A little bit more work done to the K3 chassis.
The intention is to have K3, T59 and Delage chassis’ up and running by the end of the month when I go racing. The K3 was nearest completion, so the easiest to complete.
In earlier pictures the axle was running direct in the brass frame. With the arrival yesterday of some flanged ball bearings, these have now been fitted, the last job in fact. I was fortunate enough to have some taper pin reamers to simply open out the 3/32” holes to 3/16”. The bearings came from DMW products and I would guess are dead to size.
The guide used is one of my old MRRC ones, suitably modified. The ‘leading flag’ type of guide in my opinion is better for the ‘vintage’ style car since it suited for fitment behind the axle. The guides are slightly modified.
Few modifications were required to fit the body. The rear of the chassis was made a tight fit, so once the bearings were fitted, a little resin required removal from the inner body in that area. The guide mounting post needed rather more drastic measures, with resin in the radiator area cut back severely. This will permit a sprung guide in the future if needed.
At present the car has body has a weight distribution of approx. 45/55 front/rear. The weight is down low.
Post by Peter Seager-Thomas on Dec 14, 2013 11:44:34 GMT -5
Here is the all but finished car, I just noticed that the radiator overflow needs doing. I'm trying to finish off a few cars at the moment, this is one of them.
From George Turner, the body is sold as the 'Seaman' K3. It was indeed owned by Richard Seaman for a while, but the chassis was bought new in 1933 from the MG factory by Whitney Straight, who then commissioned Jarvis of Wimbledon to build the body for him.
The car is presented in its 1933 Coppa Acerbo winning form, as driven by Straight. The red overalls and helmet come from what I think was a 1933 Roy Nockolds painting, so could be correct.
A special car, made particularly for faster tracks, so will actually see very little use.