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  1. #21
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    😂😂 no non cobra driver but with spinners.
    The consequences could of been disastrous. Think of losing a wheel at speed on a busy motorway. It sends chills flipping an open top car at speed.
    I have not seen one come loose in any of the historical racing at Silverstone or Goodwood or have I just missed any. Also the wheel flying into a crowd of spectators. 😲

  2. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darnpistonbroke View Post
    Look again. Different colour wheels and the livery is different.
    Same rake on the screen with pillar mounted mirrors, same splash guard around the Aston cap, same Le Man style split boot lid & still LHD...Maybe different wheels & numbers added to roundels??

    Steve
    AK 427, Chevy 350, Jag Getrag

    If you can make it - MAKE IT!

  3. #23
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    Does a LHD put people off although making it more original.
    Not so keen on those wheels.

  4. #24
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    I know the guy that built it - a very capable, competent individual.
    Steve Brown

    CRC Regional Rep - East Anglia

  5. #25
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    Lovely looking thing. In respect of spinners - i've got one of these https://www.oldtimertools.de/en/home/

  6. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitcarsareus View Post
    As far as I can see the only tapers on the Lotus setup are the same as ours ie taper on the wheel and the spinner.
    - there is no contact between the hub bevel and the wheel taper, so does not provide any rotational assistance in moving the car forward - there is in fact an air gap between the 2 angled surfaces.
    Crendon Chassis No.49
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  7. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinW View Post
    - there is no contact between the hub bevel and the wheel taper, so does not provide any rotational assistance in moving the car forward - there is in fact an air gap between the 2 angled surfaces.
    I'll leave another link and see if you still agree

    https://www.gt40s.com/threads/care-f...s.23196/page-4

    I honestly think (FWIW) if anyone has their knockons tightening to the rear (at the top of the spinner) it is the wrong way (not Rudge Witworth design which might be on some 289s) however if they are wired locked correctly it possibly doesn't make any odds.

    Anyway I'll leave it at that

    cheers
    Kiel and Duncan (dad and the lad errr young man now)

    AHP Crendon Chassis No 1 now on the road
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  8. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by route66 View Post
    I know the guy that built it - a very capable, competent individual.
    I think you may have mixed me up with someone else Steve 😉

    Did you get down to the holy land last weekend?

  9. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darnpistonbroke View Post
    Look again. Different colour wheels and the livery is different.
    Hi
    It’s certainly the same car. The roof-off shot was late last summer before I finished the roof. I didn’t like the decals and the black wheels didn’t look period, so I swapped them. You missed the quick lifts too, which I only got around to fitting over the winter. These things are never quite finished are they
    Si

  10. #30
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    What ho Si

    No, decided to stay this side of the ditch and watch on TV - still camped for the weekend though (and consumed lots of beer).
    Steve Brown

    CRC Regional Rep - East Anglia

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