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JSArmstrong

posted on 20/9/16 at 09:58 AM Reply With Quote
Wide body MX5 Locost

Has anyone made a wide-body locost using a standard unmodified MX5 steering rack?

cheers guys!

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indykid

posted on 20/9/16 at 12:32 PM Reply With Quote
It would look like an MEV Exocet....and that's never a good thing, unless you own an Onyx Firefox and are into that sort of thing.





me? ambivalent? well, yes and no

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JSArmstrong

posted on 20/9/16 at 12:36 PM Reply With Quote
why should that make it look like a mev???

I'm asking if anyone has made an sv sevenesque chassis using an mx5 rack.sorry if i have misunderstood you

[Edited on 20/9/16 by JSArmstrong]

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big_wasa

posted on 20/9/16 at 04:20 PM Reply With Quote
Not exactly what our asking but have a look at the Midlana.

It's a mid engine 7esq and uses all the mx5 bits. There is some discussion on the differance in width somewhere.

Joints between centres are something like

Mx5 658.8mm

Escort 609.6mm

So if you add 2" down the middle you should be good


[Edited on 20/9/16 by big_wasa]

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JSArmstrong

posted on 21/9/16 at 07:37 AM Reply With Quote
Thanks big_Wasa, had never heard or seen a midlana before, really tidy things. Thanks for the post I'm really after some front end/suspension dimensions / drawings of a 7 sv/widebody setup using unmodified mx5 rack and uprights. If anyone can help where that's concerned it would be much Appreciated
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big_wasa

posted on 21/9/16 at 11:02 AM Reply With Quote
The nearest thing to a wide body 7 with mx5 hubs is the converted haynes roadster. It's already wider than the original locost. It uses the mk2 escort rack. There are plans some where.

I doubt you would need wider than that so the mx5 rack would be 2" to wide.

You could add 2" down the middle or you could adapt the Midlana geometry.

There is no of the shelf plans for what your wanting that I've seen.

Cheers

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kb58

posted on 23/9/16 at 04:00 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JSArmstrong
Thanks big_Wasa, had never heard or seen a midlana before, really tidy things. Thanks for the post I'm really after some front end/suspension dimensions / drawings of a 7 sv/widebody setup using unmodified mx5 rack and uprights. If anyone can help where that's concerned it would be much Appreciated

Midlana uses an unmodified Miata rack and uprights. It's all in the book





Mid-engine Locost - http://www.midlana.com
And the book - http://www.lulu.com/shop/kurt-bilinski/midlana/paperback/product-21330662.html
Kimini - a tube-frame, carbon shell, Honda Prelude VTEC mid-engine Mini: http://www.kimini.com
And its book - http://www.lulu.com/shop/kurt-bilinski/kimini-how-to-design-and-build-a-mid-engine-sports-car-from-scratch/paperback/product-4858803.html

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