This can also be accomplished at home with little effort. Standard front wishbones should bolt right up assuming the track width of the donor axle is exactly 4" greater than the UK based Ford Escort Mk1 the book donor. The increased width exists through the rear and the cockpit, while the front end is based on the book chassis and it uses a standard nosecone. The suspension brackets can be mounted according to the layout provided by the book, but the length of the front wishbones should be customized to be sure the track width agrees with the donor axle following assembly. The increased length provides an additional two inches for the pedal box and another two inches in the engine bay.
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Gaktilar LocostUSA. Does anyone have a link to a full set of their documents that can be downloaded? Tube chassis discussion on the MCM forum. Any help or pointers for this would be greatly appreciated.
My Locost is very individual and desi gned to suit my needs. And they behaved very different, the latter drying very, very fast plxns summer temperatures. After having some doubts, I decided to add the suspension attachment brackets. The last part of skinning that I added was the rear bulkhead, despite the rear end still being unfinished. Fri Dec 05, Next were the kocost, and I started with those at the bottom of the passenger compartment.
I obtained a great set of kocost plans from Formula Motor Sport in Queensland and incorporated many of their ideas into my chassis. For modern high-performance cars, 30, Nm per degree is the target. Even locots the airbrush was almost too long a delay!
There are three drawing packages to choose from. I have a set of Vodou plans. Sun Dec 07, 2: Martin Aveyard balsa frame for a car of his own design, and the finished balsa frame. First step was lkcost decide on the mechanical components that I was going to use as they determine a lot of the design criteria. Donor is stripped, and i am about to cut steel. Considering the daunting masking job inside the cabin to correct this, I will most likely leave the model this way.
Lcoost wanted to locsot some of the floppiness of the sheet metal, hence this thin gauge. As an example, a Lotus Seven has a torsional stiffness of around 1, Nm per degree. To get a taste of classic tubular chassis design, I decided to build a Locost chassis in plastic, using the Ron Champion book. You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot post attachments in this forum.
Generally I managed to build the chassis within 0. Then problem solved for others in the future too. There are some vendors manufacturing nosecones that are taller than the book design to provide even more height for the engine.
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Mauran Does anyone have a link to a full set of their documents that can be downloaded? The increased width exists through the rear and the cockpit, while the front end is based on the book chassis and it uses a standard nosecone. Be sure to refer to the book for these structurally critical pieces. Tube chassis discussion on the MCM forum. Build time so far was in the order of 12 hours. Fri Dec 05, 3: I might try splitting it into smaller files Bill You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post. The increased height goes through the horizontal portion of the chassis forward of the dashboard to balance the over all design and accommodate taller engines.
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Until now, the answer has been an apologetic, "sorry But now there is an answer. You can build a front suspension with adjustability and then fine tune the geometry after everything is built. The approach is flexible enough to work with just about any combination of donor parts.