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Mr Whippy

posted on 10/1/21 at 09:06 PM Reply With Quote
Cycle wings on the rear

Hi,

Was playing about there and popped the front cycle wings on the rear tyres and tbh they didn't look all that bad... Kind of looked like a hotrod. Anyone done this with theirs? Got any pictures?

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[Edited on 10/1/21 by Mr Whippy]

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snapper

posted on 10/1/21 at 09:52 PM Reply With Quote
Yes itís been done on other kit car types
TBH looks S4it on a 7 but whatever floats your boat





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CosKev3

posted on 10/1/21 at 10:09 PM Reply With Quote
Another vote for it looking wank on a seven!
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steve m

posted on 10/1/21 at 10:52 PM Reply With Quote
To me it looks a bit after thought,

But its your car, so do what ever





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1960dave

posted on 11/1/21 at 12:46 AM Reply With Quote
Have a look at a lotus 7 series 1 they had cycle wings on the rear
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Mr Whippy

posted on 11/1/21 at 05:57 PM Reply With Quote
If the rear wings were like the front and mounted on the hub, i.e they move up and down with the wheels. Can the rear lights be mounted to them or would they then have to be fixed to the rear body?

I'm not 100% sure but I thought the ariel atom had the rear lights mounted on the upper wish bones? If that's the case then obviously they car move with the wheels for the IVA.

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Andrzejsr

posted on 12/1/21 at 12:11 AM Reply With Quote
https://www.750mc.co.uk/classifieds,mnr-vortx-rt-race-prepared-for-rgb_5594.htm





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Mr Whippy

posted on 12/1/21 at 01:40 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Andrzejsr
https://www.750mc.co.uk/classifieds,mnr-vortx-rt-race-prepared-for-rgb_5594.htm


Ah thanks for that. Literally the first 7 style car I've seen in full with cycle wings on the rear. Nice to know I'm not completely crazy...

Tbh my mock up on my own car is really growing on me

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Andrzejsr

posted on 12/1/21 at 09:20 AM Reply With Quote
I wonder what are the benefits of such solution (in terms of performance)
- less weight propably.
- Easier to buy / make for wider tyres.
- Easier access to suspension (important with track car) .
- Not sure about the air drag - the frontal area is smaller, but there is a gap between the wheel and the car body - possibly lot of turbulences.





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swanny

posted on 12/1/21 at 09:33 AM Reply With Quote
in a race car the ability to change it more easily and cheaply if it gets a bang is probably a positive
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Slimy38

posted on 12/1/21 at 10:01 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Andrzejsr
I wonder what are the benefits of such solution (in terms of performance)
- less weight propably.
- Easier to buy / make for wider tyres.
- Easier access to suspension (important with track car) .
- Not sure about the air drag - the frontal area is smaller, but there is a gap between the wheel and the car body - possibly lot of turbulences.


Not convinced about 'less weight', by the time you've made them rigid enough you're probably using more metalwork than you would if they were mounted to the body. It's also unsprung weight which I was told is a bad thing.

No doubt the easier access/replacement is a good thing, although I would expect anything that takes out a cycle wing also has the potential of making a mess of suspension tubes?

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Andrzejsr

posted on 12/1/21 at 11:04 AM Reply With Quote
Right, I forgot about the mountings !





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