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Speedtech SRD F1-65
Well, MOCPages, It's been a while. To those who still pay attention to me, I'm sorry...
About this creation


This is a concept that explores what the Speedtech F1 team would have fielded had they been in existence in 1965.



Full steering lock one way...



And the other.



Profile view



Profile view showing the extent of front suspension's travel.



And the same with the rear.



A rear three-quarter view, showing the rear-mounted transaxle.



The 3-speed transaxle in first gear from the left.



Second.



Third.

Fourth Wall note: This design is that of Josh Lucas, who seems to no longer be on this site.



The 3-speed transaxle in first gear from the right.



Second.



Third.



The gear shifter in first gear.



The gear shifter in second. The shifter is pulled back to go up a gear, and pushed forwards to shift down.



The shifter in third.



A shot showing the engine and, a personal favourite part of mine, the straight-through exhaust headers, with their intricate curves designed for maximum power.



A front three-quarter view.



The radiator. Hey, I had to fit a stud or two in somewhere!



The Technic fan's moneyshot, showing the flat-plane crank for the 1.5 litre V8. It's interesting to note that 1965 was the last year of this formula, as sports cars, somewhat embarrassingly, were beginning to lap faster than the top tier Formula 1 cars!



A closer loom at the transaxle, showing the drive from the engine bypassing the rear axle, going through the transmission, and going to the rear wheels.

Fourth Wall note: I used this part to do it.



The closest I could get to a driver's eye view. Or an artsy shot. Whichever you prefer...



Another look at the short stroke V8. Flat-plane cranks mean more revs, vibrations be damned! Also visible is the gear linkage.

Fourth Wall note: I would have loved to include intake trumpets here, but parts constraints prevented it. And now the engine looks that much more boring. Boo.



The two panels removed to access the engine.



The driver's compartment and steering visible without the body panels attached. Also visible is the chassis, which isn't anything particularly special.



A top view showing the steering and suspension. Again, nothing special.



The same view pulled back to include the gear lever. The driver's accommodation isn't really what you'd call spacious...



The front view really highlights the size of the rear wing. Aerodynamics where nowhere near as well understood all those years ago, and the wings reflected that



Another side view.



A rear view, showing the sexy wing...



And another side view.



A top view! Literally!

Fourth Wall note: Bodywork is something I almost always struggle with in my big Technic MOCs, and has been the cause of many an abandoned project. This, I feel is my best-ever effort.



Another bottom view! I really like this view...

Technical specifications


  • 150 kW (201 horsepower) longitudinally-mounted V8 engine, mid-mounted

  • Independent wishbone suspension front and rear

  • Top speed: 200 km/h (124 mph) (Dependent on gearing)

  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 7.0 seconds

  • 0-100-0 km/h (0-62-0 mph) 15 seconds

  • Steering: 1 turn lock to lock

  • Turning circle: 10 metres

  • Kerb Weight: 500 kg (1100 lb)




  • Suddenly, ponies!



    More ponies! (And a griffon)



    One thing that has happened in my time away is that I've become a Brony!
    On that note, it's time to break the fourth wall... PINKIE PIE STYLE!


    Fourth Wall Notes


    Well, I honestly have no idea why I've been away from MOCPages for so long, but I do hope to be able to redeem myself after my extended absence. I have more MOCs in the future! Any constructive criticism is more than welcome, or if you just want to yell at me for being so tardy at posting, that's okay too.



Comments

 I made it 
  March 26, 2013
Quoting matt rowntree God I loved those old "cigars." I'd like to see Vettel try and muscle one of these around a track the way Clark or Brabham did. That would be an epic failure! Great racecar. I actually like how the tranny sticks out the back like the SRDs. Sweet work!
Yeah, modern F1 cars, with all their aero frippery and such, lack the classic proportions of these older cars. Thanks for your comment!
 I like it 
  March 25, 2013
Technic things like this always impress me.
 I like it 
  March 25, 2013
God I loved those old "cigars." I'd like to see Vettel try and muscle one of these around a track the way Clark or Brabham did. That would be an epic failure! Great racecar. I actually like how the tranny sticks out the back like the SRDs. Sweet work!
 I made it 
  March 25, 2013
Quoting Senator Chinchilla . What the ponys? Now with real mustache action. Anyways, very neat car, except for the transmission sticking out the back. Otherwise a nice technic piece.
Yeah, the gearbox out the back was meant to replicate the layout of real F1 cars at the time, but I admit it doesn't look the best... I'll try keep the ponies out of my next few MOCs. The key word there's try!
 I like it 
  March 25, 2013
Gosh, you have been away for a while - nice to see you back, with an excellent name and Technic goodies :-)
 I like it 
  March 25, 2013
What the ponys? Now with real mustache action. Anyways, very neat car, except for the transmission sticking out the back. Otherwise a nice technic piece.
 
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