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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2011, 08:32:02 PM »

That's the first Touring Car Midget I've ever seen!  They musta not imported them.
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« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2011, 09:22:15 PM »

. . . It looks like an MG

I guess I'm surprised, because modified let's you go nuts with the front end.  On the other hand, it's good to see the familiar face.

Just a thought - It would be a simple matter to acquire a replica Sebring Sprite front end and extend it in the same manner as you are doing with the stock front end.  The aero advantage of the Sebring would be considerable, and it would bolt right into place.  I would do it myself, if not for the fact that I'm running production, and insufficient numbers of the original Sebring Sprites were made to qualify it as a production car.

I'm diggin' this one.  Keep us posted.
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« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2011, 10:56:59 PM »

Funding has a lot to do with using the stock parts as well as I just want it to look like a Midget. Spent today taking my wife to the mall in Houston and stopped and picked up u-joints to finish making the steering shaft. Next week the radiator goes in the shop for new inlet and outlets and recore with an extra core.
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« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2011, 01:23:04 PM »

That's the first Touring Car Midget I've ever seen!  They musta not imported them.

And being 5'17" myself, I'd be really tempted to extend the footwell on the driver side.  Prevents the need to develop human origami techniques.

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« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2011, 04:07:40 PM »

Well, what a difference an inch makes, actually 13 inches, the footwelss could have come back a couple of inches. As it is the turbos are about 2 inches from the footwells. The seat is almost all the way to rise at the back of the floor pan. Just thinking if we call it a touring car do I have to run with the roadsters.
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« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2011, 07:14:17 PM »

Naa -- but a 31 Model A 2-door touring with a solid tonneau (spoiler) and the driver set well back would make a hell of a Street Roadster.  Too bad it would be illegal.

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« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2011, 11:16:43 AM »

My original plan was to use a blanket for a scattershield. However after researching the forum I came across a picture of Googles scattershield posted last year, and I believe there is room to make something similar to this. I am going over to the shop today and will measure and possibly make patterns.  I am considering a two piece design (top and bottom) bolted to a tab welded to the frame. Would welcome any thoughts or recommendations .

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« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2011, 03:19:59 PM »

Having just gone through it myself, I will say that there is a reluctance to authorize a blanket over the clutch housing on the part of the officials.  The only reason my drive got the thumbs up - and it took a long time for the decision to be made - is because of the small clutch size and the forged flywheel.

Given that you've stretched your chassis, the Aussie's idea will probably work well for you, AND put some additional weight right about where you'll want it.  Just make sure you allow plenty of time for approval - the tech guys do get swamped with requests, they're volunteers with lives outside of LSR, and patient, friendly persistence will tend to pay off.
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« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2011, 03:21:51 PM »

"...they're volunteers with lives outside of LSR..."

There's life outside LSR?  Since when?
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« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2011, 03:24:42 PM »

"...they're volunteers with lives outside of LSR..."

There's life outside LSR?  Since when?

Since some of us have to W O R K! grin

Ahhh - to be semi-retired and disenfranchised . . .
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« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2011, 03:36:58 PM »

MM, did you ever manage to get your scattershield back?

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« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2011, 03:44:34 PM »

MM, did you ever manage to get your scattershield back?

Pete

No, but I was wondering if Tok would be willing to help me hunt down that dirtbag.  grin

Sorry, Possum - returning your thread.
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« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2011, 05:43:58 PM »

Kinda wondered the same thing myself . BTW who do I request approval from, and what do I need to send them.
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« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2011, 07:17:52 PM »

PM Sent.  I'd start with drawings, but I understand they would like to see pictures of the completed item before they'll sign off on it.
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« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2011, 10:59:01 PM »

I started making a pattern for the scattershield.   However, two weeks ago at work I started feeling real puny went to the E.R.  Long story short they let me out of the hospital a couple of hours ago. Seems my feeling puny was a heart attack any way the doc says I cant go back to work for at least three more weeks.  Will keep ya'll posted when I can get back to work on the midget.
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