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Looking for any information about 26R's - compiling info

PostPost by: BRMLotusElan » Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:26 pm

I'm compiling information about the 26R - would love to receive anything you have.


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PostPost by: twincamman » Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:00 pm

1964 26R s2 #33---what do you want to know??-ed
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PostPost by: SADLOTUS » Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:25 pm

No info, just a piccy
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PostPost by: SADLOTUS » Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:28 pm

And another...
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PostPost by: Dag-Henning » Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:36 pm

- hm...... 'am close to completion of my 26R replica for FIA historic racing. Rumours say I will have problems with the cooling scoop for the diff......( - as indicated on the pics) Does anyone have any documentation that this was used "back then.."...????? ( - by others that John Miles.. :? )
The scoop is not mentioned in the homologation-papers........
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PostPost by: twincamman » Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:00 pm

heres a view of mine - diff cooler rear- you may be confused with the brake scoops on the side added after sale ----the diff scoop is on the bottom left rear ---ed
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PostPost by: twincamman » Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:01 pm

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PostPost by: twincamman » Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:01 pm

front---mine is a 1964 ---raced in Canada from 1965 to 1970 -------the scoop came with it --- 8) -the fat slow pedestrian was not included -ed
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PostPost by: twincamman » Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:43 pm

I'm sure many of the FIA' experts ' don't know sh$t from peanut butter when it comes to these cars ----unless one has been armpit deep in one it is difficult to know the difference ----I have heard so many stories about these cars that it was not until I got mine that many myths were dispelled --the side scoops were usually added after the owner discovered the diff scoop worked on the bottom and so they added brake scoops on their own and like all racers others followed suit --mine never had scoops added at the sides --if you want them then add them and plead --safety issue -- :shock: --ED
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PostPost by: Brian Walton » Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:57 pm

Where do you want to start....

magnesium bellhousing
magnesium diff casing
dual braking with balance bar
rear anti roll bar
adjustable suspension
larger radiator
BRM motor
C/r gearbox
Special splines
Lighter body (by one layer of chop strand)
no popups (S2 versions)
small fuel tank

it goes on.

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PostPost by: twincamman » Fri Jun 30, 2006 3:22 am

but general statements about tank size ---bolt on wheels isnt true ----all the cars were modified or ordered with different bits for different tracks and race situations-----mine has a large tank for the sundowner -an enduro here --bolt ons as knock offs were an added cost options and sprint races didnt need speedy tire changes and the original owner could not shift left handed so its l h d -------but its still a 26 R --being a race car when they stopped being competitive they were just put away and ignored ----- ---ed
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