Re: [locost] Dr Hess and all
- The 4AGE and T50 fit the standard chassis.
I have even run the G tubes into the opening of the tunnel and it just
clears the slave cylinder.
I just had my engine and gearbox in and out of the chassis a couple of times
this afternoon - the chassis slides on like a sock.
----- Original Message -----
From: "pcharest_200" <philippe.charest@...>
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2003 2:53 PM
Subject: [locost] Dr Hess and all
> Hello all
> This weekend I've advnace quite a lot on my frame, bassically
> everything is tack welded and I'm ready to attack the tranny tunnel.
> My qestion I have not picked my donor yet (dam I'm lazy) a 1987 corlla
> Gts. Should I go about and do the tubing for the trany tunnel or wait
> for the donor.
> Also I find the width of the car very narrow and I'm wondering how the
> heck I'm I going to fit seats in there?
> Best Regards
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- porschercr@... wrote:
> It was my understanding that the chassis he "copied" was like theSee http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Locost_Theory/message/3120 where
> pre-litigation Westfield chassis, which they had to cease making after
> their legal
> wrangling with Caterham. Would have been pretty amusing for them to have
> sued Ron over a chassis they had been forced to quit making.
Ron Champion himself writes:
"whilst I was influenced by Westfield no tubes on the Locost are the same
length or angle. The same applies to wishbones, trailing links, etc.
When the book first came out, Westfield attempted to take me to Court, but in
the light of overwhelming evidence provided by me to my barrister,
withdrew the day before we were due in Court.
Incidentally a lot of elements of the Locost, particularly the front of the
chassis, were designed by me in 1963 and were built into a Clubman's Race
Car, which we were prepared to produce as evidence, if we had gone to
Court (and won) we would then have been able to say that Westfield copied
The rear tubes on the Locost are influenced by Lotus.
But what the hell we all copied Colin Chapman."