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Rod Ends

posted on 19/1/09 at 08:52 PM Reply With Quote
Build your own single-seater on a budget

Next year


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Paul (Notts)

posted on 19/1/09 at 08:54 PM Reply With Quote
have been looking forward to this book as this is my next project.

any ideas what engine it plans to use?

Paul






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Fozzie

posted on 19/1/09 at 08:57 PM Reply With Quote
Wooooo....... I do like that!

Come on, chrisg spill the beans

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Hellfire

posted on 19/1/09 at 08:58 PM Reply With Quote
BEC

Phil

Blade engine if I'm not mistaken........

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big_wasa

posted on 19/1/09 at 09:05 PM Reply With Quote
Chris, any chance of a donor list ? pleeeease
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Fozzie

posted on 19/1/09 at 09:07 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Hellfire
.............BEC

Phil........








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Paul (Notts)

posted on 19/1/09 at 09:08 PM Reply With Quote
plan is to re do the rear end to take my spare 1.7 se engine transverse.

may be a little like this

[img]www.locostbuilders.co.uk/photos.php?action=showphoto&photo=single.jpg[/img]

[Edited on 19/1/09 by Paul (Notts)]

ok why dose the pic not work?

[Edited on 19/1/09 by Paul (Notts)]

[Edited on 19/1/09 by Paul (Notts)]






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blakep82

posted on 19/1/09 at 09:12 PM Reply With Quote
next year?!





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Guinness

posted on 19/1/09 at 09:15 PM Reply With Quote
Looks great!

Hope to get a copy when it comes out.

Cheers

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Miks15

posted on 19/1/09 at 09:35 PM Reply With Quote
looks good allthough not personally very keen on the the styling, would prefer something sleeker and more modern. but i guess that would be easily done.

Paul your URL is wrong, heres your pic


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zilspeed

posted on 19/1/09 at 09:41 PM Reply With Quote
It is only a computer generated image though folks.

I do hope that the finished article manages to look substantially the same (classic 60s styling) but addresses the issues which IM(very)HO need sorting.

Roll bar bracing
Where do your legs go ?
Seat angle / width
Why is the steering wheel away down there ?
Those rear coilovers are on a peculiar position.

Really, I'm genuinely not looking to be over critical - the acheivement in getting things this far is phenomenal, but let the man finish the design and take it from there. It should be great.

(Dons flak jacket, but I genuinely wish the project all the best)






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Triton

posted on 19/1/09 at 09:43 PM Reply With Quote
Ummm thought it was hush hush....

But can say there will be different styles to suit the chassis...sharknose ferrari etc....






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Triton

posted on 19/1/09 at 09:46 PM Reply With Quote
I have all but finished the plug to make it..the pic isn't quite accurate because things change but it's a reality and will be available..quite a trick wee beast





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Fozzie

posted on 19/1/09 at 09:48 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Triton
Ummm thought it was hush hush....

But can say there will be different styles to suit the chassis...sharknose ferrari etc....



Its on Amazon Mark.....that's where Rod Ends got the pic.....

Fozzie





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MikeR

posted on 19/1/09 at 09:48 PM Reply With Quote
I so want this book .......... shame it won't pass IVA / SVA

it has no seat belts on the picture!

(i can see the bits that a seat belt attaches too before someone points it out)

Do you think you can make it for less than 50k?

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carpmart

posted on 19/1/09 at 09:48 PM Reply With Quote
Want one!





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Triton

posted on 19/1/09 at 09:55 PM Reply With Quote
build for 5k rather 50k and think its going to be big so best get your order booked soon......





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Hammerhead

posted on 19/1/09 at 10:16 PM Reply With Quote
looks great, can't wait for this book.

I think styling based on old Lotus F1 or FF1600 (?) would be awesome. Lotus type 49 is nice hint hint.

I await progress with anticipation.

Steve.

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russbost

posted on 19/1/09 at 10:32 PM Reply With Quote
So shall I do one? Here's one I prepared earlier!
[img]http:// SVA front
SVA front
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I could title it "Creating a Furore" - what do you think???
Although of course mine's not a single seater.





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Triton

posted on 19/1/09 at 10:45 PM Reply With Quote
Just what every garage needs, a 60's single seater for the road as well as the track.....

Mark





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DIY Si

posted on 19/1/09 at 10:52 PM Reply With Quote
Any chance of making it look like this, but with lights?





Because that would be very





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Triton

posted on 19/1/09 at 11:05 PM Reply With Quote
You been peeping?...
and yes it has headlights





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DIY Si

posted on 19/1/09 at 11:12 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Triton
You been peeping?...
and yes it has headlights


Nope, but I've always wanted one of those that's all!
Headlights in the nose, or out on sticks?





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Fozzie

posted on 19/1/09 at 11:21 PM Reply With Quote
DIY Si, I always wanted one too!

I saw the 'possibilities' as soon as I saw the first pic from Amazon in Rod Ends first post....

Gone and done it now..me minds working over time...not sure about bec though.....

Fozzie





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DIY Si

posted on 19/1/09 at 11:26 PM Reply With Quote
I'm already deciding what engine I want. One page on here, the other on Ebay! There's a bloke on PH with a road legal Lotus 22, with an R1 engine, IIRC, in it. Looks likes a lot of fun.

Any idea what the target weight will be? Sub 400kg?





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