Random F1 part

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JC06

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97 posts

187 months

Thursday 4th August
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Can anyone identify this F1 part? Looks like some sort of linkage to me.

It was gifted to a friend by someone who was presented with it on an official factory tour but sadly neither of them know it’s purpose.




PhilAsia

1,340 posts

55 months

Friday 5th August
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JC06 said:
Can anyone identify this F1 part? Looks like some sort of linkage to me.

It was gifted to a friend by someone who was presented with it on an official factory tour but sadly neither of them know it’s purpose.



Hamilton's nose stud?

romeodelta

864 posts

141 months

Friday 5th August
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Looks like a suspension arm to me?

generationx

4,847 posts

85 months

Friday 5th August
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How long is it? Do I see several fixing options at each end? It's not a suspension arm as they've generally been carbon fibre for years. This looks like it may be part of an anti-roll bar linkage.

Niponeoff

87 posts

7 months

Friday 5th August
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Which Factory tour was it?

phumy

5,373 posts

217 months

Friday 5th August
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I have a wheel nut and a spark plug..

Gary29

3,789 posts

79 months

Friday 5th August
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I've got a final drive gear from a Marussia, maybe if we all pool together we can build our own car?

generationx

4,847 posts

85 months

Friday 5th August
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I've got a rear wheel from a Toyota TF109, currently serving as a plant pot stand. We're getting there.

snotrag

13,486 posts

191 months

Friday 5th August
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It looks like the linkage to either a heave damper or the anti roll bar - but its hard to judge scale. It looks pretty hefty!

I dont think its a torsion spring as they tend to use splines not clevis joints - a clevis would wear badly in that application and doesnt make sense.

Ask Scarbs on twitter, you'll get an answer.

Any part numbers/etchings/idents or have they been ground off?

Twitter will also know the part numbering scheme used at teams to match up.

Edited by snotrag on Friday 5th August 09:16

super7

1,404 posts

188 months

Friday 5th August
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I've got a front nose panel from a Footwork Arrows...... Has a hole where the pushrod went through it in pre-season testing courtesy of Derick Warwick apparently????

SturdyHSV

9,282 posts

147 months

Friday 5th August
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If it's got a part number on it or any sort of marking post it up, I could at least check if it's a Red Bull bit for you.

It looks pretty hefty and more like something you'd find on a 4 link live rear axle under a drag car but I've probably just watched too much American stuff on youtube etc.

JC06

Original Poster:

97 posts

187 months

Friday 5th August
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Scale would help. It's probably around 30 cm long, maybe 7 or 8mm in diameter. The fixing holes are the end are probably 5mm.

It's made of a very light material, either aluminium or titanium would be my guess.

I thought it would be a suspension component but I'm not sure if it's strong enough.

SturdyHSV

9,282 posts

147 months

Friday 5th August
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I'm pretty sure it'd be part marked if it was one of ours, and the tours definitely don't give anything out, although who knows if there's some special VIP stuff that happens!

Could well be from the Jaguar or Stewart days though, apparently things weren't quite as 'professional' back then hehe

thegreenhell

11,116 posts

199 months

Friday 5th August
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If it was a suspension link or ARB droplink of some kind then you'd expect it to be adjustable with a rose joint on at least one end. It looks more like a section of steering column with the two clevis ends for a UJ.

Shinysideup

773 posts

162 months

Friday 5th August
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@poppopbangbang or @JSF would be the guys to ask on here. shout

It does look vaguely like a non adjustable version of the bell crank to heave spring tie rod in Poppopbangbangs Minardi here.







Edited by Shinysideup on Friday 5th August 16:08

Sheetmaself

5,276 posts

178 months

Friday 5th August
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As long as we all get a go, I’ll donate my brake disc froma Jordan.

ChemicalChaos

9,710 posts

140 months

Saturday 6th August
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My guess is part of a steering column, as I'd expect suspension parts to be adjustable.

In terms of the PH F1 Bitsa, I have half an Arrows front wing from one of Takagis many 1997 crashes....

patmahe

5,532 posts

184 months

Saturday 6th August
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Sheetmaself said:
As long as we all get a go, I’ll donate my brake disc froma Jordan.
I have a brake pad from a Jordan, used but still serviceable smile

F1GTRUeno

5,534 posts

198 months

Saturday 6th August
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ChemicalChaos said:
My guess is part of a steering column, as I'd expect suspension parts to be adjustable.

In terms of the PH F1 Bitsa, I have half an Arrows front wing from one of Takagis many 1997 crashes....
You mean 1999.

Killer2005

18,549 posts

208 months

Sunday 7th August
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I have a 2012 wheel and a pair of rear tyres from 1986 if that will help.