Post by Chris Wright on May 17, 2015 11:48:38 GMT -5
Mel this is the Lotus 25 you are going to build at the British G.P. Chassis # R-4:
This is a 1964 Lotus 25 B Chassis # R-6: Note the high radius arm mounting point, and 13" wheels.
I think you may be confusing a 25 and 25b with the windshield configuration and yellow stripe. the 25 gained the vented windshield at the 63 Dutch GP held in June, and the yellow stripe at the British GP held in July, both after the Indy 500 which debuted the yellow stripe on the Lotus 29 which was held in May. It's really rather confusing, but the real changes between the 25 and 25b were, suspension, wheels, tyres, rear uprights and driveshafts.
Right, so I am doing a 25 from the 1963 British GP. The question is, now I know what I am looking at, are the radius arm locations low enough for the '63 25? If not, I'll have to lower them (and repaint).
This is what I am attempting to replicate for the Lotus at least:
You will see from this that the white roundels end at the top of the monocoque but the black numbers continue onto the cockpit area. Lots of very interesting supporting cast eg how about the Gurney Brabham with a low exhaust Cov Climax, Trevor Taylor with no yellow stripe and white numbers and Tony Maggs with his hand in the air? Great days eh?
Post by Chris Wright on May 17, 2015 13:46:19 GMT -5
Cool Mel. I have this photo as my screen saver, Martin conveniently managed to put the radius arm mounting point higher than a 25 but lower than a 25b, I don't think anyone will notice, I'd leave it as is.
Here are 3 more photo's of the car, also note tat it does not have Lotus/Coventry Climax on the nose, just the lotus logo.