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chillis

posted on 9/5/23 at 12:06 PM Reply With Quote
Original Locost Front Track

Does anyone know/remember the front track width for the original Ron Champion Locost please





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Prof_Cook

posted on 9/5/23 at 01:23 PM Reply With Quote
Couldn't find anything in Rons book. But the following webpage gives some information which may help:

http://wclocost.blogspot.com/2008/02/dimensions.html

[Edited on 9/5/23 by Prof_Cook]

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Stuart Walker

posted on 9/5/23 at 05:47 PM Reply With Quote
Just measured mine at 1.33m or 52 ins
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Sanzomat

posted on 10/5/23 at 08:23 AM Reply With Quote
Mine was 1240mm centre of wheel to centre of wheel when I got it. Not sure if that's standard book dims. Became 1430 after I fitted MK Indy classic front wishbones.
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chillis

posted on 10/5/23 at 03:39 PM Reply With Quote
I had always assumed the front track would be the same as the rear track (1242mm) of the Escort Donor, but then I have seen plenty of posts on here over the years suggesting the front was narrower than the rear and that got me questioning what the front is. Since Sanzomat's front was originally 1240mm then that sounds like the front was the same as the rear after all.

[Edited on 10/5/23 by chillis]





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Stuart Walker

posted on 10/5/23 at 05:00 PM Reply With Quote
Now I'm wondering why mine is so wide! I thought it was a book standard chassis
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Sanzomat

posted on 10/5/23 at 06:30 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Stuart Walker
Now I'm wondering why mine is so wide! I thought it was a book standard chassis

Before I found some second hand MK Indy front wishbones I looked at using standard Westfield wishbone dims for my "wider track" front and that would have made it 1330 so I'm guessing you've got standard Locost chassis/pickup dims with Westfield spec wishbones?

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Stuart Walker

posted on 11/5/23 at 10:28 AM Reply With Quote
Well there I go, 20 years working on the car and I didn't know this! Thanks

quote:
Originally posted by Sanzomat
quote:
Originally posted by Stuart Walker
Now I'm wondering why mine is so wide! I thought it was a book standard chassis

Before I found some second hand MK Indy front wishbones I looked at using standard Westfield wishbone dims for my "wider track" front and that would have made it 1330 so I'm guessing you've got standard Locost chassis/pickup dims with Westfield spec wishbones?

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chillis

posted on 12/5/23 at 07:44 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Stuart Walker
Now I'm wondering why mine is so wide! I thought it was a book standard chassis


The track will also depend on what wheel offset you have, a smaller offset will have the effect of widening the track.
Also were your fronty wishbones made exactly as the book dimensions.





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