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#1 BusaMini

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 03:51 AM

I am currently considering building a turbo hayabusa mini. I have been interested in bike powered cars for a few years and started scratch building my own track oriented car (I have a website www.projectlmp.com). However, for a number of reasons including lack of time, I have decided to tackle a slightly less adventurous project.

I am think of something along the lines of

. Mainly for road use (I have a shifter kart and BMW M3 race car for the track)
. Mid engined
. Turbo hayabsa with low boost giving around 250 to 280hp
. Custom independent rear end
. Coilover front suspension
. Disks all around
. Zeemax bodykit
. Carbon bonnet and boot lid
. Custom interior with some sound proofing
. Weight under 600 kgs

I already have a lot of the parts needed including a modied hayabusa and Velocity racing turbo kit.

A picture of the engine and powertec drive unit

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A picture of the turbo kit

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Going to start looking for a donor car. Will keep you posted

Paul

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 07:26 AM

excellent, good luck.

#3 CharlieBrown

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 10:40 AM

Very Interesting.

As you have seen there are a couple of guys building bike engined minis on this forum, Im sure they will give you loads of help.

Have you got the mini yet?

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 11:00 AM

Have you thought about using a fibreglass shell?

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 11:03 AM

yikes, all you guys are nuts, but i love it... good luck with the project please keep us posted

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 01:21 PM

nice! i like watching these get built

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 03:14 PM

wish i had the guts to make one..

there just the best,

reading what others is just about as far as i will get to haven one lol

good luck , and hopefully others should be able to help you if you come across any problems

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 04:43 PM

Great to see another Busa Mini being made. Are you doing the chassis yourself ? is there any kits in Canada ?

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 10:34 PM

get in there my freind! i bet that will go like nothing on earth! strip it rite out with loads of carbon fibre! should be awsome!!

#10 BusaMini

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 01:08 AM

A couple of answers to peoples questions:

F1 Mini: Are you doing the chassis yourself ?

I am custom building the chassis myself. I will be taking a lot of the lessons I learned from the sports racer project. I am going with an independent rear end as I have the most experience with this setup.

F1 Mini: is there any kits in Canada ?

Not that I am aware of.

tom: Have you thought about using a fibreglass shell?

I looked at that option but I am not very keen on standard fibreglass for stressed structures. I can see you having problems with fatique cracking and delaminating over time. I also bet it isn't much lighter than steel. There is also the question of how to mount the rear suspension/rollcage securely.

I have a couple of questions if anyone could help:

1) What is the front rollcentre height on a standard mini?

2) Does anyone know the distance from the center of the rear wheel to just behind the front seat at its most rearward position?

Thanks
Paul

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 12:24 AM

The top wishbone on a standard mini is set at quite a high angle so I would suspect that the roll centre is below ground...




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