1969 Crosslรฉ 14F Restoration

1969 Crosslรฉ 14F Restoration

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5potTurbo

10,699 posts

139 months

Wednesday 18th July 2012
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That is bloody lovely! cloud9

johnnymaestro

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4,775 posts

194 months

Wednesday 18th July 2012
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bertie said:
That is absolutle fabulous, I soooo want one, even just to look at!!

Couple of questions ....

First am I right in thinking that the chassis top left hand tube was designed to also be the water pipe? I notice it bends out at both engine and front end to what looks coolant connections?

Second, if I may be so bold, what sorf of money do these things go for?

Epic job biggrin
Couple of answers.

Yes. In period the water used to run through the chassis rails. This however is now not allowed any more, hence why they are blanked off. There are still some cars in the USA that do use the chassis rails, so in buying one it would be another thing on the list to alter.

See the photos of this BT29 for sale at the minute. It still uses the rails.

http://www.race-cars.com/carsales/brabham/12991050...

Have a look here to see what other types of F2/FB cars are up for sale or at the moment.

http://www.race-cars.com/carsales/fbs.htm


Edited by johnnymaestro on Wednesday 18th July 14:36

bertie

8,358 posts

255 months

Wednesday 18th July 2012
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johnnymaestro said:
Couple of answers.

Yes. In period the water used to run through the chassis rails. This however is now not allowed any more, hence why they are blanked off. There are still some cars in the USA that do use the chassis rails, so in buying one it would be another thing on the list to alter.

See the photos of this BT29 for sale at the minute. It still uses the rails.

http://www.race-cars.com/carsales/brabham/12991050...

Have a look here to see what other types of F2/FB cars are up for sale or at the moment.

http://www.race-cars.com/carsales/fbs.htm


Edited by johnnymaestro on Wednesday 18th July 14:36
So much want!!! Fantastic thanks.

So about £60k seems to be the answer, right?

So if one did buy one, where could you use it and how good a driver do you need to be to get something out of it?

johnnymaestro

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4,775 posts

194 months

Wednesday 18th July 2012
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bertie said:
So much want!!! Fantastic thanks.

So about £60k seems to be the answer, right?

So if one did buy one, where could you use it and how good a driver do you need to be to get something out of it?
You are in the right sort of area price wise. It all depends on the condition/car type/ competitiveness etc.As with all these things.

In the UK you could use it in the HSCC Classic Racing Cars C'ship,
http://www.hscc.org.uk/championships.html

Driving wise. With a good car set up/tuition etc I am sure you would find a level that you feel comfortable at while enjoying driving the car.


johnnymaestro

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194 months

Wednesday 4th December 2013
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UPDATE

With the car set up correctly it has become a competitive car in its class this year with the highlight being the outright ‘Classic Racing Car’ winner at the 60th Anniversary meeting at Kirkistown. An added bonus being that the Crosslé factory was only half an hour up the road in Holywood, Belfast. It was also here that we met the man who actually built the car in period, which was nice.

Unfortunately though the car suffered a minor incident at the Oulton Park Gold Cup Meeting. The body and side pods were heavily damaged, along with the front left corner, steering rack, and radiator. Fortunately the driver was OK though apart a hyper-extension of the tendon in his right thumb.

Here are a few photos of the damaged parts.


















So, time to repair the car for 2014.

The car was sent away to have on chassis tube replaced and the radiator mounts straightened back out. While the car was away the list of parts needed from Crosslé was created. This list included, new wishbones, radiator, body, side pods, track rod ends, and throttle pedal.

The car returned from having its tubes done and now is being put back together with the new parts.

Here are some photos of the car to date.

























We hope to have it ready for it’s re-paint soon and then get it set back up ready for next season.

JM smile

Edited by johnnymaestro on Wednesday 4th December 23:53

Shadow R1

3,691 posts

147 months

Wednesday 4th December 2013
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Superb thanks for the update. smile

johnnymaestro

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4,775 posts

194 months

Monday 1st December 2014
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UPDATE

So after a incident at the Season opener at Donington Park, where the steering wheel decided to not to be attached to the car anymore, the car has since had a faultless year.

The only thing of note was at the Walter Hayes meeting in early November event, where the rev counter stopped working mid race. It transpires that the spade at the engine end had become loose, and after refitting and tightening, works perfectly again.

Thruxton



Oulton Park Gold Cup



Silverstone



The car has had its end of season checks and in the new year will have all fluids changed etc ready for the first meeting of 2015.

JMsmile

soad

31,090 posts

147 months

Monday 1st December 2014
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Living the dream. driving

bulldong

3,491 posts

174 months

Wednesday 3rd December 2014
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Gorgeous!

johnnymaestro

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4,775 posts

194 months

Saturday 6th June 2015
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UPDATE

So, for 2015 we're now allowed to use Avon tyres. These are far stickier that the CR65s and will change the cars behavior a lot. The sidewall is smaller on the Avon tyre, and the ride height was greatly affected.The suspension needed re jigging, so it was back where is was before the swap.

New seat belts and oil ordered for changing nest week ahead on 2 races at Snett 300 next Sunday.



In other news, the Lotus 18 needs a gearbox refresh. While it is off, Part JCH001 in the work manual is now in place to keep it mobile smile



If you are at Snett next weekend then come and say Hi.

JMsmile