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    Default Elfin Monocoque Type 100 - 1966 Mk2C Mono - Cosworth

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    This Australian National Formula 1 1/2 Elfin Mono has recently received the birthday of all birthdays!!

    My Dad was a member of the original build team back in 1966 - weíve managed to refurbish almost everything - new set of tyres, rings and spark plugs & weíre Good to Go!!
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    Aircraft riveting, hmm very nice

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    Gee they were pretty racing cars unlike the monstrosities foisted on us today by F1. What motor and box is in it and are you going to race this in the historics meetings?
    CHRIS

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    The tub is sealed with aerospace fuselage/tank sealant as the avgas sits between the inner & outer skins.

    It has a Mk16 Cosworth motor (a 1.5 litre Lotus Ford Twin Cam) with a Hewland Mk5 gearbox - the same units that were fitted from new.

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    Itís next race meeting is currently slated to be at the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix - a four day display and parade laps on Sunday morning at 10 am as warm up for the big boys.

    Last year at the Grand Prix

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    It is great to see these old cars being used as they should be.
    CHRIS

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    Elfin Monocoque Type 100 - 1966 Mk2C MonoElfin Monocoque Type 100 - 1966 Mk2C MonoElfin Monocoque Type 100 - 1966 Mk2C MonoElfin Monocoque Type 100 - 1966 Mk2C MonoElfin Monocoque Type 100 - 1966 Mk2C MonoElfin Monocoque Type 100 - 1966 Mk2C Mono now to wipe the drool off the screen. A young boys dream back then having seen them on the track at Warwick Farm and ay various auto shows of the day. If I'd joined the then Christian Racing club in Sydney in 69 70 they had two if I recall.

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    Very nice work from an outfit that cut its teeth on building bodies on Morris LD cab chassis to make postal vans fro the P.M.G. so I am led to believe. A fair bit quicker too I would imagine.

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    Sunday morning at the 2018 AGP

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    I used to live a short walk from the factory, they never seemed to mind letting me watch the magic happen

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    Peter Knights took this pic at the recent Mallala ANZAC Historics

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    Interesting construction, seems there was a bit of a spaceframe hangover still. A friend is currently rebuilding yet another South Australian racing car product, a Birrana, which hasn't run since the 70s. Other than the millions of clecos, the contrast of just 3 bulkheads compared to the Elfin is funny.

    There's another mate attempting his first monocoque nearby, which would be a contemporary of the Elfin. It's not historically eligible, but the remains of a very pretty Mclaren that had a monumental in up in qld in the late 60s forms the basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunch View Post
    Interesting construction, seems there was a bit of a spaceframe hangover still. A friend is currently rebuilding yet another South Australian racing car product, a Birrana, which hasn't run since the 70s. Other than the millions of clecos, the contrast of just 3 bulkheads compared to the Elfin is funny.

    There's another mate attempting his first monocoque nearby, which would be a contemporary of the Elfin. It's not historically eligible, but the remains of a very pretty Mclaren that had a monumental in up in qld in the late 60s forms the basis.

    Thereís a fair connection between Elfin & Birrana - Dad was invited to leave Elfins and go to Birrana when they were setting up, it didnít happen - he went back to Tassie & Heavy Industry instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJ Lambert View Post
    Thereís a fair connection between Elfin & Birrana - Dad was invited to leave Elfins and go to Birrana when they were setting up, it didnít happen - he went back to Tassie & Heavy Industry instead
    Ha, really all very incestuous that period when you talk to people. Quite naive for all these various micro companies to build pure racing cars for a tiny market back then too, your old man undoubtedly made the correct choice!

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