Steering wheel on one seat speedsters (race cars)

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jason Harms - Sacramento County, CA on Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 10:44 pm:

When I see some one seat speedsters, the steering wheel appears to be in the middle of the car, directly behind the engine.
Am I seeing this wrong and the wheel is off to the side?
Or is there a process to have a steering wheel directly behind the engine?
Thanks


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 11:09 pm:

Back in the day different center steering gears for single seat racers could be bought, but nowadays they may have to be fabricated from other parts - here's a thread showing how Mark Herdman in Australia builds his twin engine single seated racer: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/513865.html?1422564948


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Brough on Friday, March 31, 2017 - 10:39 am:

And, it seems to me that the steering wheels are lower to fit a seat mounted almost directly on the frame, with the gas tank behind the seat, not the seat over the tank as in a street T.

Was everntyg just shortened? Or am I not seeing these correctly.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Schreiber- Santa Isabel Ecuador on Friday, March 31, 2017 - 11:22 am:

Thank you for posting that link Roger. I'd forgotten all about that beast :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Derek Kiefer - Mantorville, MN on Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 09:30 am:

Many of them used a steering box out of a Franklin and modified them for center steer. I have 3 of these, all modified differently for the same purpose.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/272604989599


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