Ferrari D246 1959 GP of France Dec 11, 2016 8:03:33 GMT -5
Post by Taffy on Dec 11, 2016 8:03:33 GMT -5
After a long time something new on my building desk!
The last „Vintage 32 day“ held at the Arnsbergring was the last race of this years racing season and that means, any changing of the rules concerning the next years season have to be discussed.
So we decided to spread the range of cars by dividing our „1.5l-class“ into an early (1958-1961) and late (1962-1965) division. That means, to mix the last front-engined cars of that era with rear-engine cars in the earlier division. We hope, to get so more exciting races
That is the reason, why I I took the something dusty MacPinches kit of the FERRARI D246 out of my storage rack. I like the shape of that body very much and I was happy to get the chance of building AND racing that car after having stored away the kit for many years.
I will build the car #30 driven by Jean Behra in the 1959 GP of France.
Technical basis for this car is (along the rules) the Penelope-Pitlane-chassis SM1M or -S ,(now distributed by Pendleslot), using a slimline-motor. Wire wheels are Ninco-spare parts, so I have to use 2,5mm-axles instead of the usual 3/32´´ parts.
Having collected all bits and pieces:
I started to build the chassis, what is business as usual.. soldering the rear axle bushings, stiffening the chassis by some solder. I do not bend the anterior motor mount into its correct position until the chassis isn´t raceready to avoid a break because of bending it too often:
I wanted to build the car with some rear suspension details, so I used copper wire in different diameters and parts of empty cigarette-lighters to do that.
Left side ready:
Both sides ready:
The body is primed yet and ready to be painted.
Best regards, Taffy
(To be continued)