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« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2008, 01:17:50 PM »

OK, Udo - I projected the body being lower than you say.

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« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2008, 05:09:03 PM »

Finished fitting and tack welding the roll cage.  Mounted rear body section, fabricated future aluminium bulkheads out of plywood to check fit.  Body and nose cone will begin next week. After sitting in the Sprite with full safety gear I decided to add a few inches of height to the rollbar.  Plenty of helmet clearance.  Construction on a table top sometime distorted the scale, everything looks larger than it really is.  The front bulkhead is 24x48 it looks like its 6 ft long.  I'll climb onto the table and look down at the chassis and then appears what I expected.  Hope to have body done by the end of June.


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« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2008, 11:06:43 PM »

The rear section in place puts it all together in my mind's eye - tight and tidy - very nice.

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« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2008, 03:38:12 AM »

25" PLUS 4"?

Udo that seems HIGH... by 3"... lower it if you can...

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« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2008, 07:07:52 AM »

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The 25" is measured at the center of the cowl which is a number I can't change per rule, I'm open for suggestions.  I can however lower the ride height and will experiment once the BB is sitting on the floor.  The 4" dimension is a starting point only.  The rollbar height was a compromise, in that the plan, after the initial build with a V-8, there will be multiple drivers and engines, me being the shortest at 5-10 with enough room for a 6-2 driver.  I'm doing the least amount of substructure to mount the body, then wt test, and see is we have to rethink the design.  Nothing written in stone at this time.
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« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2008, 10:41:11 AM »

From looking at the picture, it looks like the front hoop down bar ends at the top rail. Is there any reason the bar can not continue down to the frame rail? IMHO A bar should never end in an unsupported span of another bar if at all possible even if it can not be in a straight line.
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« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2008, 09:54:39 PM »

Hi Doug,  I haven't finished the cage/drivers compartment yet, the will be X members and support for both sides.  I'm concentrating on hanging the body panels before finishing the frame detail. 
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« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2008, 07:12:18 PM »

Started on a plug for the nose cone today.  Bought some "How To" books on Amazon hope to have it done by weeks end.  Making a mold?? Cross that bridge when I get to it. Might have to seek professional help!!


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« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2008, 07:20:41 PM »

Might have to seek professional help!!

Not to worry, about everyone on the site probably needs professional help... right Dr. Freud   undecided
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« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2009, 05:21:20 PM »

Hello All - Took a year off to build another car!  Back on this project to completion will be at B'ville "10!!! "FOR SURE" Just a few photo's of front end build, needs some fine tuning but will work fine.  Next working on engine plates and bulkheads.....nose cone plug almost complete ready for fab shop...more photo's to follow.


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« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2009, 05:23:40 PM »

Another Picture of f/e


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« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2009, 06:15:21 PM »

Very impressive bit of fabrication.  Looking forward to seeing the finished product. 

Still thinking SBC?
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« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2009, 06:28:51 PM »

Installing motor mounts for a 2 liter & SBC....(2 liter normally aspirate motor  ran 170+ in 3200 lbs 88 Firebird at B'ville last Aug.)
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« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2009, 07:25:52 PM »

Great build.  Engineering looks great.  Taking time off helps you to "mentally" put the car together while you are working on other projects.  Keep up the good work!  Bill
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« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2009, 09:33:22 PM »

"Trailing LADDER BAR" front suspension is interesting.

Looks like you've attached the rack and pinion to the axle to keep from encountering unimaginable bump steer.

I'm  gathering that your steering column will have two U-joints in it with provision for "plunge" as the axle goes thru it's motions- in other words anticipating  the steering wheel moving away from you on bump and droop, (or sliding splines in the column).

Real nice work!

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