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Author Topic: UK Lakester build G/GL  (Read 40869 times)

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Offline ggl205

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Re: UK Lakester build G/GL
« Reply #375 on: August 27, 2019, 10:23:56 AM »
I'd be screwed right now if I didn't live in the US as I don't have the use of my left hand.

Shoot, Sid, that has to restrict Fosters consumption.

John

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Re: UK Lakester build G/GL
« Reply #376 on: August 27, 2019, 09:37:24 PM »
Nah, I'm not a drinker John. The shifter in my liner is also on the left but the front drive shaft takes up the right side.
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Re: UK Lakester build G/GL
« Reply #377 on: August 28, 2019, 12:19:02 PM »
Sorry to hear of your injury Sid: keep that man away from sharp objects and cutting implements.

John; I made an enquiry a while ago as to why so many single seater race cars have the shifter on the right as I thought there might be some convention involved.

I was told it was related to the Hewland box design only.
My exhaust is on the right and might be in the way of a R.H. shifter but in truth I am more used to driving on the correct side of the road, manual gear box shifter is therefore on the left.

You guys all drive autos anyway so you would have to learn a manual shift whichever side it was on? Insert disparaging remarks about the mother country, its colonies, and some other enlightened countries (all RHD) here.

I think the French for left sums it up nicely: gauche.  :evil:

On a more serious note: radiator top hose is inches above the head, photo perspective doesn?t make that clear.
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Just a squeeze.

A Squeeze of Lemming it is sir.

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Re: UK Lakester build G/GL
« Reply #378 on: September 08, 2019, 02:29:16 PM »
Question about suspension please: what is a reasonable assumption regarding bump and rebound at the wheels?

Is one to one and a half inch of wheel travel in bump reasonable or excessive?

It?s  been a full weekend (8 hours a day) of DIY so all I can do is think about the next phase of the Lakester.

John
A Bonneville Lakester please barman.
Certainly sir; a lick of salt, a sip of gas and a twist of Lemming. More Lemming sir?
Just a squeeze.

A Squeeze of Lemming it is sir.

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Re: UK Lakester build G/GL
« Reply #379 on: September 08, 2019, 03:44:34 PM »
Question about suspension please: what is a reasonable assumption regarding bump and rebound at the wheels?

Is one to one and a half inch of wheel travel in bump reasonable or excessive?

It?s  been a full weekend (8 hours a day) of DIY so all I can do is think about the next phase of the Lakester.

John


   John on my car before i went to rigid in the front I had 1 inch of travel. This worked well on the runways we ran on which had various areas with surface transitions as well as on the salt.  The rear suspension has no more than 1-1/2 inches travel. I never experienced any suspension issues related to bump or rebound with the above listed movements. 
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Re: UK Lakester build G/GL
« Reply #380 on: September 08, 2019, 03:51:37 PM »
Thanks RR
A Bonneville Lakester please barman.
Certainly sir; a lick of salt, a sip of gas and a twist of Lemming. More Lemming sir?
Just a squeeze.

A Squeeze of Lemming it is sir.