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Author Topic: Napier 1903 Gordon Bennett  (Read 48 times)

RhysN

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Napier 1903 Gordon Bennett
« on: 09 May 2019, 09:24:04 am »
Here I go again! This one is going to be somewhat different, as my background of racing other things now means I'm "scratching the itch" in a different way.
The Napier is not intended to be as much a racer as some being built, and is a real Edwardian where the seat base will be above the chassis rails.
Yes, I know the centre of gravity will be high, there are times when I am going to go "green laning". Engine will be near stock.
The "bonnet" and tail structure, as proven by the Stevenson concept will be the major structure, with chassis rails serving as only something to attach bits.
Actual build starts today.
Inspiration below

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Re: Napier 1903 Gordon Bennett
« Reply #1 on: 09 May 2019, 11:01:34 am »
That'll be a great addition to the GB "fleet".  You'll have to have the hat and goggles too.

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Re: Napier 1903 Gordon Bennett
« Reply #2 on: 09 May 2019, 11:38:29 am »
Great looking car Rhys, look forward to following the build. From the karts that were at Stretton, we don't seem to following the Americans in building as low as possible, more in keeping with the inspiratoin car. Mine's only as low as it is because that's how the original was, not from any wish to gain a racing advantage (not that I did either, I was the slowest one there).

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Re: Napier 1903 Gordon Bennett
« Reply #3 on: 09 May 2019, 11:46:54 am »
Lovely looking car.
Good luck with the build.

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Re: Napier 1903 Gordon Bennett
« Reply #4 on: 09 May 2019, 01:15:31 pm »
Great looking car Rhys, look forward to following the build. From the karts that were at Stretton, we don't seem to following the Americans in building as low as possible, more in keeping with the inspiratoin car. Mine's only as low as it is because that's how the original was, not from any wish to gain a racing advantage (not that I did either, I was the slowest one there).

Got them, and the gauntlets :) I'm not sure that Stretton would accept them though.

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Re: Napier 1903 Gordon Bennett
« Reply #5 on: 02 June 2019, 06:51:23 pm »
Believe it or not, progress is being made! Front axle was created today, bulkheads for the firewall and behind the radiator are cut and ready for paint.

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Re: Napier 1903 Gordon Bennett
« Reply #6 on: 03 June 2019, 01:19:27 pm »
I went and collected my 75/25/1.5 tube an hour or so back. I had forgotten how heavy this stuff is!
There will be quite a bit left over, so if anybody has a need..