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Post by philhoward » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:58 pm

The tunnel is part of the chassis - think Lotus Elan..

I’ll try slotting but I made them out of 60x60 box section and about 25mm out..


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Post by stevecrosby63 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:59 pm

Bugger...feeling your pain mate ...it will get there though 8)


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Post by philhoward » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:00 pm

They also too close together - think I measured to the wrong place..


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Post by stevecrosby63 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:03 pm

those elastic tape measures should be banned ..


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Post by philhoward » Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:03 pm

Using bob lines when it’s swinging from an engine crane is probably the main cause.

Either that or I didn’t put my glasses on 8)


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:32 pm

We’ve all been there. The RB25 was made to fit the original 5a chassis mounts, somehow I didn’t factor in the crank pulley... So now my chassis has another set of mounting points welded on anyways :roll:


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Post by MikeyBikey » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:21 pm

Phil, keep at it with engine mounts, I did several attempts and used lasers but eventually got there and it’s been fine.

The clutch cable conversion is great, never thought of that , converts pull into push.

What did you use for the fuel line, I’ve got 8mm copper pipe as a supply, and 6mm for the return, but it’s a phaff getting the 8mm layed up as it’s stiff.


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Post by philhoward » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:28 pm

I just use nylon line for fuel - always have done.


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Post by philhoward » Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:11 pm

Today’s report is brought to you courtesy of Warsteiner (660ml) and a good nights sleep.

Just out of interest I decided to change my point of reference. Start with the propshaft, leave a bit of movement in the yoke (there shouldn’t be any movement to be fair) and see where the engine and box fits fore and aft. Sat on a jack (rather than the crane), the engine mounts don’t actually look too bad.. so if I bolted them to the chassis, how far out are they on the engine?

Actually very close..close enough to open out a couple of holes and it’s almost there..


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Post by Corky » Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:16 pm

Things always look better after a few drinks...... :lol:


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Post by scimjim » Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:19 pm

Excellent.


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:32 pm

philhoward wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:11 pm
Today’s report is brought to you courtesy of Warsteiner (660ml) and a good nights sleep.

Just out of interest I decided to change my point of reference. Start with the propshaft, leave a bit of movement in the yoke (there shouldn’t be any movement to be fair) and see where the engine and box fits fore and aft. Sat on a jack (rather than the crane), the engine mounts don’t actually look too bad.. so if I bolted them to the chassis, how far out are they on the engine?

Actually very close..close enough to open out a couple of holes and it’s almost there..
This is why large penny washers feature in nearly all my fabribodging...


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Post by reliant-reviver » Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:35 pm

So is it just the shocks that are causing clearance issues now?
Why not just adjust the mountings forward a la the Sabre k series.


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Post by philhoward » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:11 pm

reliant-reviver wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:35 pm
Why not just adjust the mountings forward a la the Sabre k series.
Now that’s the bit that’s confusing me - I get the same clearance between the front pulley and the damper mounting points on both a CVH and K Series crossmember.

Someone (CNH?) raises this on the crossmember. This however raises 2 questions:
1) will the dampers be worried about a few more degrees closer to horizontal?
2) is that classed as a change to suspension mountings and possibly incur the wrath of a particularly astute scrutineer?



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Post by philhoward » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:13 pm

efi_sprintgte wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:32 pm

This is why large penny washers feature in nearly all my fabribodging...
Now to weld them to the other bits so they become structural instead of just packers :mrgreen:


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