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#16 Bounce

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 11:49 AM

I do like a good pair of cams!

So, as your saying your doing it stock atm to get it on the road. What are your future plans for it?

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 05:36 PM

its a homemade frame i take it? who made it for you ? or do it yourself?

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 06:25 PM

I made it as i had already made one for my car (although it wasn't exactly the same).

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 06:57 PM

Today's update:

We corrected the clearance problem with the nuts on the bulkhead (see he does do some of it):
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Then we proceeded to test fit the engine (yes i know its not that level, but we are working around any clearance problems first):
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Heres the main problem (inlet manifold hitting the bulkhead), this will be easy to fix:
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Then we took the suspension bits off the old subframe and attached one side to the frame on the car:
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After seeing how much space we have from the tie rod we are going to move the bottom part of the frame out a bit more to give the sump more clearance:
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Tomorrow we will modify the frame then weld it some more to give it more strength.
Then we will put the engine back in and probably the suspension on both sides so it can sit on its wheels again. :gimme:

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 09:37 PM

just useing the towers off an old subby and box tubeing ?

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 09:41 PM

Pretty much, basically replacing anything that was in the way of the engine with box tubing.
If you do a few cuts to start with then weld on some tubing and then a few more cuts you can get the sides out of the frame without having to brace anything before removing big bits.
At the front of the frame the bits that are left are the tie rod holes everything else forward of the towers is tubing.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 09:48 PM

nice,ill be watching this post with great intrest

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 09:58 PM

if it works well, why dont u start producing the frames?

Thats better then no income!

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 09:59 PM

Nice to see Pandora's actually getting some attention now that Olive is ou of the way lol.

Man i wish i had the time and money to start my engine.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 11:11 PM

Man i wish i had the time and money to start my engine.


it doesn't cost much and you just turn the ignition key :w00t:

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 02:17 AM

Im amazed how quick this is going lol. I wasn't to sure about it all before we started it but, like ed keeps saying lets keep it stock. Because we all get caught up with POWER and SPEED, and all the other nice shiney bits. We forget to get it running first!!! :w00t: :ghost:

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 06:51 PM

I know it doesn't look like we've done much today, but we have changed a few things.

The solid subframe mounts turned up today :w00t: so we fitted those after doing a 2 slight alterations to the frame for a little more clearance.
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We then fitted the frame with the new mounts and then set the engine in and got it to where it should end up.
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We are going to order some new engine mounts and some metal to make the brackets for the mounts hopefully they should turn up by the weekend so we can start doing the mounts.
When this is done we will be welding the frame so the engine can sit in it, and it can sit on the suspension :ghost:

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 09:14 PM

Some people take months to get to this stage. I may need to hire your services to get my project rolling.

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 09:20 PM

Yep, its undoubtedly remarkable progress....looking forward to the regular updates!

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 09:35 PM

We're going to order some other bits tonight so we should have them ready for when we need them (like next week).

Some people take months to get to this stage. I may need to hire your services to get my project rolling.

You might be able to afford James' services :dozing: :w00t:

As much as we would like to help we are restricted by higher powers.
Plus in a month or so hopefully we will both be working!!
But im sure we can help with smaller parts of the project (management etc :ghost: ).




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