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Restored IMC Lotus Ford

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i see that the left suspension is longer than the right.probably because they only turn left!Nice restoration!

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Nicely done resto. In skilled hands any glue bomb can be given new shiny life.

GREAT,

Bob

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Nicely done resto. In skilled hands any glue bomb can be given new shiny life.

These words are truth - well done resto!

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i see that the left suspension is longer than the right.probably because they only turn left!Nice restoration!

Nice job, Jack! I have one of these to rebuild, also ... hope mine turns out half as well!

Philo - Your observation is correct ... the chassis offset was to shift the lateral center of gravity and bias weight distribution toward the bottom of the track banking in order to load the suspension and assist cornering. Pretty common strategy in that era. More noticeable because of the openness of the chassis and absence of fairings.

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Nice job, Jack! I have one of these to rebuild, also ... hope mine turns out half as well!

Philo - Your observation is correct ... the chassis offset was to shift the lateral center of gravity and bias weight distribution toward the bottom of the track banking in order to load the suspension and assist cornering. Pretty common strategy in that era. More noticeable because of the openness of the chassis and absence of fairings.

Thanks Danno! It's a little hard to tell from the pics but the rear right tire is larger than the rest, also a practice still used today.

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