Post by Chris Wright on Jun 14, 2015 14:14:22 GMT -5
Decals on!!! Jim's 1963 British GP contender.
There was a huge crowd assembled to watch the British G.P. race at Silverstone. Rather than seeing Clark take the lead as usual, Brabham and Gurney go into the lead in the two Brabhams with McLaren and Hill also ahead of Clark. It did not last long, on lap four Jim was in the lead. As he pulled away from the pack, McLaren went out with engine trouble. Gurney assumed second place but a few laps later Brabham's engine blew. This left Hill to third and he soon came under attack from Surtees. On lap 59 Gurney was out with engine failure, so Jim was left with a lead nearly a minute over Hill and Surtees. On the last lap Hill ran out of fuel which allowed Surtees to pass him and grab second place.
R-4 was in a transition, this is the first time a Lotus 25 was seen with the now famous yellow stripe.
(Chris I am sorry to crash your thread). There are two methods of using 1/16 axles; you can use the Beardog chassis standard parts and a 1/16 axle or my method which I thought of before I was aware of BD3 chassis.
I have retro fitted to some BD3s I have used. I wanted a method to contain the wishbones and to make the suspension look accurate but strong for racing. I came up with the idea of using 2mm square tube as uprights and feeding the lower wishbones into them at the bottom.
The square tube is drilled and fitted over the wishbones and a long piece of 1/16 steel wire holds it all true whilst soldering into place. Once the lower wishbones are in place and the assembly is strong, the uprights can be drilled for a track arm that further stiffens the structure when soldered in.
You can employ stub axles as the tube gives them a good anchor point, or you can just use a solid axle. I don't know what Chris uses to retain the wheels but experimentation has proved that Al Penrose's paper discs from hole punches and super glue as washers works better than other means.The paper discs and nice and thin and can be hidden discreetly behind the wheel inserts. This can provide independently spinning front wheels if required.
On my Lotus build, I have soldered in some round rod to make it look like the king pin bearings. Pictures soon.