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Ray Wakefield -
Steering linkage in place.
fabrication of foot controls proved less of a problem. Rob found a
Mazda pedal box among his collection of V8 motors and other assorted
motor car components. This was suitably doctored to give cable
operation to clutch and brake as well as accelerator.
hydraulic master cylinder was also provided for the disc brake,
which will be fitted when an alloy rear wheel is in use. It would
have been nice to have had a disc braked pneumatic motorcycle wheel
to fit at the rear for shakedown trials and driver training, but
none was forthcoming.
View of the pedal box and steering shaft.
thus had to use a Suzuki drum braked rear, hence the cable operation
at this stage. As there is no need to restrict weight on the
machine, a car type battery has been fitted. In keeping with our
philosophy of making everything adjustable that can be adjustable,
the pedal box can be moved fore and aft through 55.