Steve Okeefe: Single Main Rail Anglewinder
Steve Okeefe starts the New Year off right, by contributing images of
his vintage racing chassis! Thanks, Steve! --Jim Allen
"This chassis dates from mid 1969, and is an excellent example of how fast
the anglewinder design was evolving. It has 1/8" axles, a non-independent plumber hinge,
plus hinged .063" thick floppies with large cutouts, a trick drop arm hinge and
only a single chassis main rail on each side."
"The single main rail and
trick drop arm hinge were not good ideas, and had to be discarded.
The 1/8" axles, solid drop arm and hinged floppies were, at the time,
falling out of favor, being replaced by 3/32" axles, lighter drop arms and
independently hinged plumber rails with cutout .050" thick floppies soldered
directly to the plumber rail."
"This chassis, for all the effort put into building it,
was obsolete before I got it off the jig block."