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Dick Bear

posted on 8/12/08 at 12:26 PM Reply With Quote
Dick Bear's Track Car link

I've started a new build and thought you might be interested in following it.

http://metalmeet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11644

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posted on 8/12/08 at 12:38 PM Reply With Quote
I have no access to it






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balidey

posted on 8/12/08 at 12:39 PM Reply With Quote
metalmeet now requires you to register
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mangogrooveworkshop

posted on 8/12/08 at 12:47 PM Reply With Quote
whats your password for that forum

gives me the login page






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Dick Bear

posted on 8/12/08 at 02:17 PM Reply With Quote
login

Sorry about that .... I guess you do have to log in but that's easy, free and on one will bother you after you do , now or in the future.

I guess that is the only way you can see all the stuff although I'm trying to put together a Flicker account that will be limited to pictures. Haven't been successful at that yet (limited computer understanding on my part).

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Dick Bear

posted on 8/12/08 at 05:24 PM Reply With Quote
flickr account

here is the flickr account link but it only has the pictures. If you want to read and see all go to Metalmeet.com.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mabaan/

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Custardtart

posted on 23/12/08 at 09:16 PM Reply With Quote
Why do forums require you to register before you can see anything! I understand if you want to post but not to see!





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pocket rocket

posted on 22/1/09 at 06:36 PM Reply With Quote
that looks sweet, will it just be for racing?
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Dick Bear

posted on 10/7/09 at 09:09 AM Reply With Quote
It's been a while .... still shaping and fabricating Rescued attachment IMG_71.jpg
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dream

posted on 11/7/09 at 11:33 AM Reply With Quote
Dick I wondered if you are in one way or another connected to metalmeet?
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kb58

posted on 11/7/09 at 06:12 PM Reply With Quote
Metalmeet is a forum, so since he posted a link to his car on metalmeet above, yes he's connected.





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suparuss

posted on 12/7/09 at 04:34 PM Reply With Quote
lol..connected!
i think if i ever build another car im getting an english wheel! superb!

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Dick Bear

posted on 14/7/09 at 07:21 AM Reply With Quote
Dream .... I'm not sure how 'connected' I am but I am the same Dick Bear who owes much of what I've learned about metal shaping to those who participate and contribute to the www.metalmeet.com forum.

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Farway

posted on 16/7/09 at 09:33 AM Reply With Quote
nice!!
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Dick Bear

posted on 8/11/09 at 07:31 AM Reply With Quote
Mabaan update

Finally tip-to-toe!

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ceebmoj

posted on 9/11/09 at 08:38 AM Reply With Quote
hi there,

have you hosted the photos some where else as when ever I go to the meattal meat forum all I get is broken links.

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Steve Hignett

posted on 9/11/09 at 08:54 AM Reply With Quote
link to pic...

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Dick Bear

posted on 9/11/09 at 05:05 PM Reply With Quote
Hey Guys,

I finally figured out how to add pics to my flickr account page and have updated the Mabaan Build folder with everything to date.

Those of you who are interested can now go the the following address and see more than you probably ever wanted to see about the Mabaan Indy project.

I'm sorry for the confusion but some of us old farts get confused when it comes to all the internet opportunities.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mabaan/

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Doug68

posted on 13/11/09 at 04:16 AM Reply With Quote
Hi Dick,

I went over to LoCost USA and read the thread on the car there:

http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=4997

It seems you're using the same transmission as I and NastyBob are using also.
The common opinion on from the GT40 forum was that I'm pushing my luck using the 012 behind a V8, but its what I've got so I'm going with it.

Doing the adaptor - flywheel for my arrangement turned into a exercise in itself, how have you go that covered?





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Dick Bear

posted on 13/11/09 at 02:56 PM Reply With Quote
Transaxle/flywheel

Hi Doug,

Sorry for the inconvienience of having to go to the USA site but as yet I'm unable to figure out how to post multiple pics on the Uk site so doing the primary post on USA made sense for the time being. Hopefully others here on UK will follow your lead to the full story on the USA site.

I don't know about you, but without thousands of dollars to spend on a transaxle and after checking-out the many possibilities offered on this and other sites I chose the Passat unit believing that any issues relating to the torque produced by the LT1 could be negated by the reduced weight of the Mabaan. In essence one could say that I'm expecting the tires to slip before the transaxle breaks. I realize that this is not the thought process a competitive team in F1 would use but then I'm not funded by the same dollars they have at their disposal.

At $200.00 a piece, I can easily bolt up another Passat as I workout the required driving technique and other details on the track to make the Passat a reliable alternative. I figure I can replace several Passats before I reach the $5-10,000's needed to purchase a perfect solution out of the box.

I'm fortunate to live in the heart of NASCAR Country USA and therefore have many individuals at my disposal for machining and adapting normally unmatched components. Not having the expertise required in this area, I have enlisted the help of a friend who has and he is adapting the clutch, flywheel and other components to the reduced space available in the Passat bell housing for me.

When it is completed I'll share that info with you and others if you are interested.

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Doug68

posted on 14/11/09 at 01:05 AM Reply With Quote
Hi Dick,

Sure it'll be interesting to see how it made to work.
I've got my flywheel and adaptor made now. I'm using a Audi V6 clutch as its a straight fit on the transmission and had the highest rated torque I could find that Audi had used on that input shaft, which BTW seams to be common to nearly all Audi's.

Yeah, an unlimited supply of $ & time would be a good thing

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