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Author: Subject: Trike Build Update... Again, All Thoughts Welcome.
scootz

posted on 12/2/13 at 03:30 AM Reply With Quote
Don't think the docs would appreciate that Ivo. I'm nightshift.





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posted on 12/2/13 at 06:51 AM Reply With Quote
A Dallara F396...








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snakebelly

posted on 12/2/13 at 08:25 PM Reply With Quote
So what's the price of the formula v tub then 150?
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scootz

posted on 12/2/13 at 08:48 PM Reply With Quote
150? Fraid not (but good try ).

I'd need at least a grand for the tub and nose cone.





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Sam_68

posted on 13/2/13 at 01:19 PM Reply With Quote
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A Dallara F396...




Is that monoshock at the front, Scootz?

You appreciate, I hope, that the very long swing axle lengths that are typical of the double wishbone set-ups on wings-and-slicks single seaters actually give not dissimilar geometry (ie. near equivalency of camber to roll angle) to the 'antiquated' VW front trailing arm set-up you've just abandoned?!

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scootz

posted on 13/2/13 at 02:24 PM Reply With Quote
Yup... monoshock, but I have thew scope to change it to twin-shocks if needs must.





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zilspeed

posted on 14/2/13 at 05:44 PM Reply With Quote
You have mail etc, re tub.
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scootz

posted on 19/2/13 at 12:19 PM Reply With Quote
Dallara bits arrived on Sunday. All in pretty good nick, but will still need a little cosmetic TLC.

I'll not get a chance to get going until after I've cleared out th garage properly (and raised some pennies).

On a side note... what a nice bloke Dermot Healy is. I've bought stuff from him in the past, but never met him until Sunday. Very fair, sensible minded and helpful. Highly recommended! :-)





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scootz

posted on 21/2/13 at 08:44 AM Reply With Quote
Been thinking about the pedal box...

I knew it would be tight, but by god you would need pixie sized feet to be able to use all the pedals cleanly! My size 11's will struggle even with tight race boots.

So... I'm exporting the possibility of keeping the gas and brake pedals down there only, and going for a hand clutch (converting a bike's clutch lever / mc assy to become a dash mounted jobbie).

I'll be running a klicktonic style shifter with up / down blipper, so I should (theoretically) only need to use it for starting and stopping.

Anyone converted a bike clutch lever to a paddle???





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posted on 22/3/13 at 08:57 PM Reply With Quote
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On a side note... what a nice bloke Dermot Healy is. I've bought stuff from him in the past, but never met him until Sunday. Very fair, sensible minded and helpful. Highly recommended! :-)


He is a top bloke. But don't ever go to his house, or lock up. He has so much cool stuff for sale.

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scootz

posted on 4/4/13 at 07:17 PM Reply With Quote
The Rocket engine turned up the other day. It's a big old lump!

Not weighed it myself yet to see if Triumphs claim of 82kg is right enough, but it certainly did't feel as heavy as it looked when we lifted it off the couriers van.

It's dry-dumped so no worries about sump-oil splashing around in directions it was never meant to endure
It has a feather-light cable clutch, so the hand-clutch idea is now super-simple(-ish).
It has double-butterfly throttle bodies, so will be junking the lower ones (the top ones have the TPS on them).

Each piston measures 4-inches across (the same size as those found in a Dodge Viper ).
Apparently (and we'll find out in the fullness of time ), a revised intake, a free-flowing exhaust and a properly set-up aftermarket ECU should see it reaching 180-190bhp and the 180-90 ft/lbs of torque. Plenty of 'go' for a 300-35kg vehicle!

Re-profiled cams (no one sells an aftermarket set ), and headwork should see that rise to 210bhp, and adding a set of high-comp pistons sees it stretch to 240. Maybe something for the future, but no need at this stage!





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scootz

posted on 11/4/13 at 08:59 PM Reply With Quote
Not done much... just removed the secondary butterflies from the TB's and mocked-up the layout.











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ceebmoj

posted on 11/4/13 at 09:06 PM Reply With Quote
Sticking with 3 wheels?


Are you going to get the same guys who made the last engine cradle to do this one it looked relay good.

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scootz

posted on 11/4/13 at 09:12 PM Reply With Quote
Yep... 3 wheels (for no other reason than it's so much easier to MSVA a trike than IVA a car).

I've tried calling Windle, but it's ringing out. I'm also struggling to find them online, so not sure of they are still trading (be a real shame if not, because they are absolutely top-notch!).

I wonder if Andy B would be interested (when he ever finds a quiet spell!).





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femster87

posted on 11/4/13 at 09:25 PM Reply With Quote
I see you have cleaned up the garage
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scootz

posted on 11/4/13 at 09:51 PM Reply With Quote
I was so embarrassed after you visited Femi that I had a mass tidy!

PS - I have a quote of 110 from Shiply... 55 each???





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femster87

posted on 11/4/13 at 10:00 PM Reply With Quote
very fair price. Just for the tub?
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scootz

posted on 11/4/13 at 10:07 PM Reply With Quote
And the bodywork. I'd be inclined to let the Shiply listing continue for another few days t see if that price comes down.





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femster87

posted on 11/4/13 at 10:10 PM Reply With Quote
Ok just keep me posted. Dallara is looking tidy
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posted on 15/5/13 at 09:22 PM Reply With Quote
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Uphill Racer

posted on 15/5/13 at 10:29 PM Reply With Quote
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Anyone converted a bike clutch lever to a paddle???


I saw this some years ago and thought it was a nice solution, electricery was used via a paddle operating a potentiometer through a weak spring mimicking the clutch lever action.

[IMG]http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i187/uphill-racer/DSCF0020A.jpg[/IMG ]

[Edited on 15/5/13 by Uphill Racer]

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