It may well be a mistake, but I've decided to be brave and tackle another attempted build. I managed to survive the Brabham Lotus 24 build and I've even recovered some. I think I learned a lot through trial and error... mainly error. But the car seems to run ok, though I think it may brake like there's a brick wall in front of it.
I've decided to try to put what I've learned into another car. And the one that made most sense to follow Jack's Lotus 24 from the first half of the '62 season was Jack's car from the second half of the '62 season, the 1962 Motor Racing Developments "Brabham" BT/3. One of Mel Ault's Pre-Wing kits has been ordered and I'm waiting patiently for it to arrive.
The intention is to try to build the kit to represent the car as it first appeared on the grid at the Nurburgring on August 5.
Some fabulous footage of the race...
And the car in question...
Wish me luck.
Last Edit: Apr 29, 2015 19:46:24 GMT -5 by Ember: Picture fix
Post by Phil Kalbfell on Apr 30, 2015 17:55:52 GMT -5
The first MRD later called BT1 was raced and owned by Tassies Gavin Youl., who brought the car back here to win the FJ championship. I am also building another BT 3 at present, this time the Ian Raby car. Ian brought the rolling chassis and installed his BRM engine in it, It is based on my original version I built about 4 years ago.
I did not get the colour right it needed a bit more green, from what I remember of the Youl car.
Looking forward to seeing this build progress Lynne, after seeing your excellent Lotus 24, I suspect this will be something special also. The rear suspension, wishbones, torsion bars and shockers are different, opposite, compared to what the BT7/11 are. Here's a couple pics of the BT3 rear suspension set up you may find helpful.