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Chassis help!!!!
gary gsx - 29/10/15 at 10:25 AM

Good mooooning all

I purchased a flat pack chassis from Talon a while back and it arrived with out any build dimension's/plans, I was told laptop was dead and he would need to re measure etc and send them on !!!

I did try to sell it but its no good as is and basically ended up with the c**k ache..

so my plea is has any one got the dimensions needed for mx5 based flat pack or have I just bought a pile of clean scrap delivered for 375



If I can get dimension's I have decided to keep and crack on with it after all that's why I got it


Myke 2463 - 29/10/15 at 10:43 AM

Try asking here. https://haynes.co.uk/forums/index.php more people building there. just a haynes roadster modded for MX5 donor.


jps - 29/10/15 at 11:34 AM

quote:
Originally posted by Myke 2463
Try asking here. https://haynes.co.uk/forums/index.php more people building there. just a haynes roadster modded for MX5 donor.


+1. And buy the book - which is where the plans originate from? (Personally I would not be expecting the supplier of flatpack parts to be sending diagrams - that's someone elses IP surely? )http://www.amazon.co.uk/372/dp/1844253910


gary gsx - 29/10/15 at 11:43 AM

All ready got the book because it's based on that how ever the dimensions are modified to take mx5 running gear it is these I need i.e transmission tunnel diff cage mount etc


jps - 29/10/15 at 12:29 PM

quote:
Originally posted by gary gsx
All ready got the book because it's based on that how ever the dimensions are modified to take mx5 running gear it is these I need i.e transmission tunnel diff cage mount etc


Plenty of discussion on the Haynes forum about diff mounting for Mx5 - so well worth a look i think - I guess if the tunnel is different (I didn't think it was) there will be stuff on that too.

When it comes to gearbox and engine mounts - I ended up placing those with the engine and gearbox in situ - even if there were measurements available - it was just easier that way to know if was going where I wanted it.

I think there's a specific post for MX5 changes - worth searching on 'Saturn' on the Haynes forum - i think Saturn Sports Cars (as was) did a summary of changes.

Also worth thinking about a) alternative rollhoop mounts to the Book and b) alternative back end designs - depending what bodywork you're going to use...


Slimy38 - 29/10/15 at 01:13 PM

There weren't that many changes. I'd suggest marking up as many pieces as possible according to the Haynes Roadster plans, then you should hopefully find only half a dozen left over. The transmission tunnel was only slightly widened so those bits will be identifiable, then it's just the diff cage.

I put the Saturn plans in my blog which might also help;

http://slimyroadster.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/mx5-plans.html


Rosco86 - 29/10/15 at 02:15 PM

why don't you just try Talon again?


gary gsx - 29/10/15 at 03:06 PM

I have tried a few times and don't want to be a PITA if his computer is dead then fair enough ( think I would have it on disc as back up if my company ) I'd thought I'd give a shout on here the haynes sight is a mission to join hence coming here first

Gary


hizzi - 29/10/15 at 10:14 PM

have a look on roadster builders at my build. pm me your email i will sort you out,
most of the chassis is per the book, except the tunnel and rear diff area.


hizzi - 29/10/15 at 10:22 PM

u2u sent


gary gsx - 31/10/15 at 02:20 PM

I would like to say a big thank you for info received put me on the right foot to get started



Cheers Gary