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#1 stumpy75

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 12:55 PM

Do any of you guys/gals know or have any articles on what beam axles could be used for a mini i dont mind a wider track
Now ime not talking about a beam axle kit or a subframe replacement sold by mini spares ect
ime talking about a round tube beam with a hub bolted either end and fixed via 4 /5 link rose jointed rods

#2 spraybeater

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 02:02 PM

Do any of you guys/gals know or have any articles on what beam axles could be used for a mini i dont mind a wider track
Now ime not talking about a beam axle kit or a subframe replacement sold by mini spares ect
ime talking about a round tube beam with a hub bolted either end and fixed via 4 /5 link rose jointed rods

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This beam axle! was built by a mate of mine back in the 70s, 6 link with rubber mounts if I remember properly

front tie bar parts, was a successful Auto/cross, rally/cross car then this is the only photo I have.

I remember the car being very light, and quick, drove it a few times at Knockhill on test days,  at the time I had

a 1275GT with a 1293cc in it, 

 

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Another version of a beam axle, seen at Harewood Hill climb last year, don't know much about it, 



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Posted 09 February 2019 - 02:02 PM

Vizard gives some details about one he ran on his racer and also one made by Aldon in how to modify your mini. Not sure if anything available now though

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 02:21 PM

Thanks both i will have to investigate the book and fantastic pics i did think about making my own and having rose jointed links but would have to see what others have done and research it

Edited by stumpy75, 09 February 2019 - 03:05 PM.


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Posted 09 February 2019 - 02:52 PM

How about a Fiat Panda. Looks similar size as a Mini. Just a thought

#6 stumpy75

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 03:06 PM

Just started looking at cars with beams already fitted didnt get far as rugby startf

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 05:14 PM

Allspeed used to make them, this is the only photo I have

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 05:46 PM

Maybe worth a phone call i hjve an all speed front subframe

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 06:59 PM

to be honest if you are looking at a beam you must have a reason for doing so. you must also have an idea of what you want from it in regards center of roll and how that will effect the roll axis of your build. which is why i went for a trailing arm beam. i suggest a bit of reading "race and rally car preparation" and "Competition car suspension" both by Alan Staniforth.



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Posted 09 February 2019 - 08:47 PM

From Dave Vizard's Book:-

 

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Edited by mab01uk, 09 February 2019 - 08:55 PM.





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