McLaren MCL34 speculation thread

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Probably a bonded nut in the composite on the other side, the bolt is likely to be an Unbrako 12.9 or 14.9 - they're the go to for things that aren't having custom fasteners for F1, anything lower spec is extra weight for nothing, and SCC isn't really a concern at all.

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godlameroso wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:57 pm
M840TR wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:55 pm
godlameroso wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:31 pm


Do those fasteners use a nut on the other side? Looks to be a 5mm Allen head 10.8 grade fastener. Torque spec on something like that is probably 8.7ft lbs.
It does look like his fingers are grasping something on the so probably yeah.
I often wonder if weight is considered when choosing bolt and nut combo vs studs, or self locking washers, and if propensity for loosening due to vibrations is also considered.
Taking weight and vibrations in condideration, there's nothing better than anaerobic adhesives / sealants.

In aeronautics, specially in turbine engines, is usual to make extensive the use of titanium in bolts and nuts (as in compressor / fan blades).

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I am far away from top mechanical engineering, but this looks like an aluminium washer used between the nut and the bolt to me. The same way that cars have it at the oil collector on the bottom.
If i would get the money to start my own F1 team, i would revive Arrows

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M840TR wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:29 pm
Another sneak peek

https://i.imgur.com/8OfV3ln.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/u0lpbrM.jpg
Any idea where the picture with Pat and Gil was taken from?

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The first thing that comes to mind is the inlet in the engine cover.

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ThePapayaJaguar wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:24 pm
M840TR wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:29 pm
Another sneak peek

https://i.imgur.com/8OfV3ln.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/u0lpbrM.jpg
Any idea where the picture with Pat and Gil was taken from?
First through the air intake above drivers head.

Second I think is "fuel cap" position. Where they will sip fuel in

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Alonso might be testing today the MCL34 on the simulator as he is at MCL headquarters

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Redragon wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:02 pm
Alonso might be testing today the MCL34 on the simulator as he is at MCL headquarters
He's probably there for the Indycar but I wouldn't rule out sim testing the new car.

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It is interesting to know his opinion.

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F1NAC wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:16 am
ThePapayaJaguar wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:24 pm
M840TR wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:29 pm
Another sneak peek

https://i.imgur.com/8OfV3ln.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/u0lpbrM.jpg
Any idea where the picture with Pat and Gil was taken from?
First through the air intake above drivers head.

Second I think is "fuel cap" position. Where they will sip fuel in
I was thinking it was the intake above the driver's head as well! If it is indeed an intake, I'm wondering how much bigger this one is in comparison to the MCL33's because its intake was considered to be a smaller one when comparing it to the competition.

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A follow-up to the gold on the chassis debate, here it is being applied on the Mcl32's fuel tank region.

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In entirety, it extends to the sidepod region as well.

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The foil.

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Another sneak peak
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That seam's not straight. Ron Dennis wouldn't have stood for that, remake the chassis! :lol:

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Morteza wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:21 pm
Another sneak peak
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzIyOtTXQAEUOFu.jpg
somebody scan that QR code! :mrgreen:
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Manoah2u wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:40 pm
Morteza wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:21 pm
Another sneak peak
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzIyOtTXQAEUOFu.jpg
somebody scan that QR code! :mrgreen:
It says: "34A-MO-00143311 / ZV464"