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David Jenkins

posted on 21/2/07 at 05:07 PM Reply With Quote
Gaz,

I agree with Steve - don't lose sight of your original concept as it had many original ideas. There is a danger that your design will get watered down as time goes on and you get more and more diverse opinions.

Remember - a camel is a horse designed by a committee!

It does look good though...

cheers,
David





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posted on 21/2/07 at 08:51 PM Reply With Quote
Hi Gaz.

It's looking good.

Love the shape of the front corner. The bumper blending up to the nose makes the
air intake hole look a different shape from the side than from the front. Cool.

Have you toned down the front edge of the side scallop?
That's a unique feature. I'd keep it sharp. (IMHO of course)

The light position looks a lot better too.

ATB

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Gaz 1977

posted on 21/2/07 at 09:29 PM Reply With Quote
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Thanks for thr pics of the SAAB steve I like that ALOT.

Point taken on the side, I need to try the skoop again in a different way.

I will get there in the end.

Two weeks in, three months to go.

thanks for the comments.
Keep them comming.

GAZ

BTW David, bring back the emu!

[Edited on 21/2/07 by Gaz 1977]

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Gaz 1977

posted on 22/2/07 at 07:04 PM Reply With Quote
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Gaz 1977

posted on 22/2/07 at 07:06 PM Reply With Quote
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and the side.

the car phone is a bit big. Rescued attachment 22 feb high side.jpg
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Gaz 1977

posted on 22/2/07 at 07:06 PM Reply With Quote
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Gaz 1977

posted on 22/2/07 at 07:09 PM Reply With Quote
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and finally the rear.

as usual its all work in progress so all comments would be great

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chrisg

posted on 22/2/07 at 07:12 PM Reply With Quote
Looking good mate.

You know we're all sitting here waiting for you to post every night don't you?

I like the widow treatment but I'd lose the built in calculator!

Cheers

Chris

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David Jenkins

posted on 22/2/07 at 08:42 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by chrisg

I like the widow treatment ...



Please tell me the best way to treat a widow...





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chrisg

posted on 22/2/07 at 08:47 PM Reply With Quote
Ah yes that.

I meant wiNdow.

I once got a stiff neck sleeping next to an open French widow.

But that's another story

Cheers

Chris

Actually I wish I'd just edited the original post and made YOU look silly!

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macnab

posted on 23/2/07 at 01:10 PM Reply With Quote
You know from this angle I can't fault a single thing, its just spot on.

Will this shell be put into production? As I would be interested in getting one for my indi, what’s the intended wheelbase and track?

This is a fascinating thing to watch

The thing I like is that it's really a very low and small car, would look stuning in real life.




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AvonBelgium

posted on 23/2/07 at 01:31 PM Reply With Quote
Nice design,

In profile it looks alot like a 8c, witch a very nice car


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David Jenkins

posted on 23/2/07 at 02:13 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by chrisg
Actually I wish I'd just edited the original post and made YOU look silly!


No need - I can do that all by myself...





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Gaz 1977

posted on 23/2/07 at 06:07 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for the comments once again.

I have done a little work on the front end today but forgot to take my camara to the workshop. (BUGGER)

As for the wheelbase and track it is the same as the Haynes book chassis. (old book sorry Chris) I have left the book at uni and I cant remember off hand. (AGAIN BUGGER)

It would be nice once the design is finished to see it full size. If I could find an interested company i would be a very happy man.



Anyway I thought i might post some pics of the chassis.

Thanks to everyone

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Gaz 1977

posted on 23/2/07 at 06:09 PM Reply With Quote
and the back Rescued attachment CHASSIS 2.jpg
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Gaz 1977

posted on 23/2/07 at 07:09 PM Reply With Quote
Just a thought would it be possible to run the exhaust up the transmission tunnel?

Thanks
GAZ

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JoelP

posted on 25/2/07 at 12:47 AM Reply With Quote
might cause issues with any wiring or fuel pipes in the tunnel, though these could be relocated if required. Would need insulating though id guess.
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posted on 25/2/07 at 07:51 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Gaz 1977
Just a thought would it be possible to run the exhaust up the transmission tunnel?

Thanks
GAZ



Hi Gaz.

As well as the issues that JoelP has raised there's also the issue of the need for space for the suspension travel on a solid axled car.
The rear end of the prop could well have 50 / 75mm of up & down movement.

I know you will not be keen on the idea of an external exhaust as it will detract from the shape of the body
but a Cobra style can might be the only answer for a book chassis. Some of the plain 3" pipe ones look quite good IMHO.

Googled images below.

Atb

Paul G
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Gaz 1977

posted on 25/2/07 at 09:18 AM Reply With Quote
exhaust

Its just a thought really.

If i run it under the car i will have issues with ride height. The tunnel on my chassis is open underneith which would aid cooling.

I could run it under the fibreglass sill but once again there are problems with cooling.

I can have side pipes but if i can avoid it i think i will, I dont think they will work with the design, Thanks for the pics though

Or I could have short pipes that exit through the vents behind the front wheels.

I am open to sugestions

Thanks chaps.

Oh I went to the SMART garage today and measured the Roadster's front screen, and I think it will fit, i might even be able to use the wipers.

Thanks again

GAZ

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chriscook

posted on 25/2/07 at 09:24 AM Reply With Quote
Could you not put the exhaust inside the sill as the Fury and Phoenix do. It means you need to put heat shield inside the sill and NOT heatwrap the manifold.
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Gaz 1977

posted on 25/2/07 at 09:32 AM Reply With Quote
It could be a plan

If it was in the sill i could almost exit the pipes where i want.

Thanks

GAZ

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Gaz 1977

posted on 26/2/07 at 06:34 PM Reply With Quote
LOCOST DESIGN

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Gaz 1977

posted on 26/2/07 at 06:34 PM Reply With Quote
and the side Rescued attachment FEB 26 SIDE.jpg
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Gaz 1977

posted on 26/2/07 at 06:37 PM Reply With Quote
and the rear 34

all work in progres

any comments would be very much appreciated. Rescued attachment 26 FEB REAR.jpg
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gottabedone

posted on 27/2/07 at 08:19 PM Reply With Quote
Exhaust

Hey Gaz,

The Vipers have a nice discrete side pipe arrangement, maybe some inspiration from there?

Keep up the good work

Steve

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