Post by Mark Huber on Oct 12, 2013 21:13:28 GMT -5
I am not the expert on this; David Lawson and Chris Wright know far more about Lotus racing cars than I do. However,
Based on a quick review of the Lotus 16 Chapter in "Theme Lotus"
In its final form, the Lotus 16 raced with a Coventry Climax 4 cylinder 2.5L engine. Some of the early prototypes were fitted with the 2L and 2.2L Climax engines. There were also Lotus 16s that raced with a 1.5L Coventry engine in F2 class.
Were all the bodies the same? It depends what your definition of 'same' is. But my short answer would be no.. there were modifications which altered the look of the car during its racing career.
Wheels and tyres.. I thought this would be easy, but I don't have the information.
"Theme Lotus" by Doug Nye has a number of good pictures. Send me your address by PM.
I will be watching this thread develop as I would like to start building/collecting older cars, starting with the younger ones, if that makes sense! I'm expecting the usual accuracy and excellent build quality Peter. Regards Nigel
Post by Peter Seager-Thomas on Mar 16, 2017 11:26:29 GMT -5
Another look at another car lined up for hopeful completion. Most of the work was done a couple of years back, it goes quite well and most of the work is completed.
The motor is a close fit, but needed little work to make it fit. The driver was another matter. I'm assuming the one supplied with the kit was the wrong one as it was better suited size wise to a W196 Mercedes.
The castings which came with the kit were rubbish so all will be replaced with home-brew parts..
Can't find hard data on wheel and tire sizes but, based on some photos, the wheels were 15" and the tires were 5.50- 6.00X15 F and 6.50 - 7.00 X 15 rear. I would not agonize over exact tire measurements. Among other things, the dimensions of a given tire size varied by manufacturer (Pirelli, Avon, Englebert, Dunlop etc) The most important thing is to model a very clear size difference F/R
Post by Peter Seager-Thomas on Nov 19, 2017 15:08:18 GMT -5
The Lotus is done, or at least I won't be doing any more to it!
The finishing took a long time, not due to any particular problems, other than lack of time. Originally planned as a race car, and not from an era I'm exactly keen on, no great effort was made on extra detailing. The carburettor trumpets were the usual tinned copper eyelets.
I eventually used the mirrors, exhaust and radiator grille supplied, as well as the screen. I think the driver was one of John's (Munter's).
It actually looks half decent from just a foot away, but does not bear close inspection!