Mark, those wheels are machined from bar stock not forged - I doubt anyone could make a forging die accurate enough or small enough to forge those.
Dennis, I used the term "forged" very loosely, (and inaccurately) especially since I don't know what it means. I certainly accept that the CB wheels were machined. In any case, they look pretty nifty. I'm told they hold up to the rigors of racing.. I guess I'll find out soon enough.
I think Charles may have a set on the back of his Ferrari, but i could be mistaken. I often am.
Post by Mark Huber on Sept 5, 2012 19:50:07 GMT -5
I'll be very happy if our little series mirrors this race:
POS DRIVER CAR 1 Dan Gurney Eagle-Weslake T1G 2 Jackie Stewart BRM P83 3 Chris Amon Ferrari 312 4 Jochen Rindt Cooper-Maserati T81B 5 Mike Spence BRM P83 6 Jim Clark Lotus-Cosworth 49 7 Jo Siffert Cooper-Maserati T81 8 Bob Anderson Brabham-Climax BT11 9r Pedro Rodriguez Cooper-Maserati T81
I'm sure EM and Charles won't object... No Coopers in our series though, at least none that I know of.
Thank you for your kind comments and the photograph. I would make the observation that while it was a good model eight years ago, comparisons illustrate just how far the standards have moved in that period of time.
For anyone that is interested, I found the original thread that described the building of this car. A number of the photos are missing because the host that I used at that time has gone belly up. My apologies.