Monday, June 25, 2007

Formula Junior

The first car was a Formula Junior powered by a 1100cc Cosworth Ford engine rear mounted through a Hewland Mk 4 or 5 gearbox was built out of the Huntly workshops. The car weight estimate was about 880 lbs with a height of 26 1/2 inches to the top of the screen.
The overall length was 11 feet 10 inches. The chassis was Multi-tubular space-frame of 1 inch, 3/4 inch and 1/2 inch, 18 and 16 gauge high tensile seamless tubing. The front suspension was independent double wishbones of un equal lengths with coil over Armstrong shocks. The rear was full independent with wide based lower wishbone, twin radius rods and inside upper link in conjunction with adjustable Armstrong shocks. The brakes were 9 1/4 inch with twin master cylinder, adjustable balance bar and pedals.


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