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Single seater
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Last few of the body so you can see the evolution to the final shape with the frame & body skin on the chassis. The angle of the short driveshaft is less than 9* so the universals are not under stress. There is a thick flat bar steel cage bolted to the chassis holding a thick walled section of polyethylene tube over the driveshaft and the remote gear lever is screwed to the top of the cage through the aluminium cover plate you see over the shaft - the ends of the cover are flared to make clearance for the universals. The idea is that if a universal goes the cage will contain the bang & the polyethylene tube will contain the bits. I sincerely hope to never test it.

The guy who wheeled the basic body shape left the edges of the cockpit as a raw sharp edge with a flare to outwards and didn't think it was a problem. Then he wanted a lot more money to fix it. We agreed to disagree & I took it away, peeled the skin off, cut out the steel frame & re-made it so that I could finish the edge off with a proper wire bead. I spent a very long time fixing all of his mistakes, the plus side is I learned a lot about aluminium. As an aside, when I took it away he chirped that I would never finish it... 

Finally one of Dad & me with our friend Gino who pedals his red Ulster Rep up the Simola hill to the loud cheers of his daughter Kaytlin who cannot wait to drive it herself. I was extremely fortunate in growing up with a Father who encouraged me to participate in his hobby and from an early age we've worked together, I was born into 7's... 

Yes my race suit says Robbi Smith - my cousin who is a pretty famous race driver out here as well, we're the same size so he gifted me a nice race suit when he got his new one.

Aye
Greig


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Single seater - by John L - 30-03-2020, 11:17 AM
RE: Single seater - by John L - 30-03-2020, 12:17 PM
RE: Single seater - by Mike Costigan - 30-03-2020, 01:43 PM
RE: Single seater - by Chris KC - 30-03-2020, 01:46 PM
RE: Single seater - by Greig Smith - 30-03-2020, 01:47 PM
RE: Single seater - by John L - 30-03-2020, 04:24 PM
RE: Single seater - by weluvtrainz - 25-10-2020, 10:03 PM
RE: Single seater - by Malcolm Parker - 26-10-2020, 09:29 AM
RE: Single seater - by Austin in the Shed - 26-10-2020, 10:20 AM
RE: Single seater - by Howard Wright - 26-10-2020, 10:21 AM
RE: Single seater - by Malcolm Parker - 26-10-2020, 12:18 PM
RE: Single seater - by Mike Costigan - 26-10-2020, 12:45 PM
RE: Single seater - by Terrytuned - 26-10-2020, 01:18 PM
RE: Single seater - by weluvtrainz - 26-10-2020, 02:08 PM
RE: Single seater - by Greig Smith - 26-10-2020, 10:18 PM
RE: Single seater - by weluvtrainz - 26-10-2020, 10:50 PM
RE: Single seater - by Greig Smith - 27-10-2020, 09:53 AM
RE: Single seater - by Reckless Rat - 27-10-2020, 11:32 AM
RE: Single seater - by Austin in the Shed - 27-10-2020, 12:00 PM
RE: Single seater - by Malcolm Parker - 27-10-2020, 12:22 PM
RE: Single seater - by ollyS - 27-10-2020, 12:31 PM
RE: Single seater - by Charles P - 27-10-2020, 05:49 PM
RE: Single seater - by Colin McLachlan - 28-10-2020, 03:57 PM
RE: Single seater - by Steve Jones - 28-10-2020, 04:20 PM
RE: Single seater - by Greig Smith - 28-10-2020, 08:56 PM
RE: Single seater - by Andy Bennett - 28-10-2020, 09:28 PM
RE: Single seater - by Ritchie Wilson - 29-10-2020, 06:07 AM
RE: Single seater - by Greig Smith - 29-10-2020, 07:33 AM
RE: Single seater - by Reckless Rat - 29-10-2020, 09:00 AM
RE: Single seater - by Duncan Grimmond - 29-10-2020, 09:11 AM
RE: Single seater - by Malcolm Parker - 29-10-2020, 10:02 AM
RE: Single seater - by Austin in the Shed - 29-10-2020, 11:58 AM
RE: Single seater - by David.H - 29-10-2020, 05:31 PM

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