McLaren MCL34 speculation thread

A place to discuss the characteristics of the cars in Formula One, both current as well as historical. Laptimes, driver worshipping and team chatter does not belong here.
PhillipM
194
Joined: Mon May 16, 2011 2:18 pm
Location: Over the road from Boothy...

Re: McLaren MCL34 speculation thread

Post by PhillipM » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:05 pm

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.

BassVirolla
1
Joined: Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:55 pm

Re: McLaren MCL34 speculation thread

Post by BassVirolla » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:36 pm

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).

proteus
41
User avatar
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:35 pm

Re: McLaren MCL34 speculation thread

Post by proteus » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:50 pm

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

ThePapayaJaguar
0
Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:39 am

Re: McLaren MCL34 speculation thread

Post by ThePapayaJaguar » 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?

_cerber1
2
User avatar
Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:50 pm

Re: McLaren MCL34 speculation thread

Post by _cerber1 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:54 am

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

F1NAC
144
User avatar
Joined: Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:35 pm
Location: CRO

Re: McLaren MCL34 speculation thread

Post by F1NAC » 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

Redragon
48
User avatar
Joined: Tue May 24, 2011 11:23 am

Re: McLaren MCL34 speculation thread

Post by Redragon » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:02 pm

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

M840TR
170
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:04 pm

Re: McLaren MCL34 speculation thread

Post by M840TR » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:33 pm

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.

_cerber1
2
User avatar
Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:50 pm

Re: McLaren MCL34 speculation thread

Post by _cerber1 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:57 pm

It is interesting to know his opinion.

ThePapayaJaguar
0
Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:39 am

Re: McLaren MCL34 speculation thread

Post by ThePapayaJaguar » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:17 am

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.

M840TR
170
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:04 pm

Re: McLaren MCL34 speculation thread

Post by M840TR » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:53 pm

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

Image

Image

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

Image

Image

The foil.

Image

Morteza
1200
User avatar
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:23 pm
Location: Bushehr, Iran

Re: McLaren MCL34 speculation thread

Post by Morteza » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:21 pm

Another sneak peak
Image
Last edited by Morteza on Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."~William Shakespeare

PhillipM
194
Joined: Mon May 16, 2011 2:18 pm
Location: Over the road from Boothy...

Re: McLaren MCL34 speculation thread

Post by PhillipM » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:36 pm

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

Manoah2u
342
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:07 pm

Re: McLaren MCL34 speculation thread

Post by Manoah2u » 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:
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.

desl
22
Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:52 am

Re: McLaren MCL34 speculation thread

Post by desl » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:11 pm

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"