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Author: Subject: Middy scratch builds roll call
Fred W B

posted on 6/2/08 at 08:38 AM Reply With Quote
Middy scratch builds roll call

With lots of new members, let’s try this for interest sake. Add who and how far you are. I’ll start:

Project Name – CANAMSA
Builder – Fred W B

Chassis – prototype built
Running gear – sorted and bought (Rover v8, Audi 016, protechs, 7 and 8 J x 15" supalights)
Body – Pattern in progress


Cheers

Fred W B

donahue 70
donahue 70



29oct05 engine in
29oct05 engine in


[Edited on 7/2/08 by Fred W B]





You can do it quickly. You can do it cheap. You can do it right. – Pick any two.

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Kaspa

posted on 6/2/08 at 08:49 AM Reply With Quote
good idea Fred
MTBW
Project Name- JRC
Type - Race Sport prototype
Designer builder driver-Me
Chassis- tubular space frame
running gear, Mitzi Evo 3, 2ltr turbo
chassis finnished, starting on suspension
body will be similar to pic below



cheers Kaspa

[Edited on 6/2/08 by Kaspa]





understeer= when you hit the wall front first
oversteer=when you hit the wall back first
HP= how fast you hit the wall
Torque= how far the wall moves when you hit it

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JonBowden

posted on 6/2/08 at 09:07 AM Reply With Quote
After I've built my locost (that'll be after I move to a house with a garage), I plan to build a scratch midi

I designed a simple midi spaceframe about 20 years ago that is quite rigid - even cymtriks seemed to like it.

However, I really fancy making a lotus 23 ish aluminium monocoque (I know the originals were spaceframe)
I have in mind a central tub with huge sill sections with fibreglass nose and tail sections.





Jon

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Mr Whippy

posted on 6/2/08 at 09:14 AM Reply With Quote
The pressure to think of a cool project name! Oh I don't know......

Project - car1
Builder - me
Type - single seater
Running gear - lot's of Ford stuff, big Lambo wheels and very heavy 2.8l v6
Chassis- Spaceframe, with alloy panels
Body - One off glass fiber mouldings
Progress - Chassis design comming on, have most of the mechanics already, need more room or a bigger garage
Will look like - <






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minitici

posted on 6/2/08 at 09:30 AM Reply With Quote
Project : Terrapin-Mini
Builder : Doug A.
Chassis : Scratch built spaceframe.
Suspension : Based on Staniforth "Terrapin" design
using Mini uprights/hubs/brakes.
Engine/gearbox : Kawasaki ZX10 (997cc) supercharged?
Westgarage Engineering Chain Drive Differential (Quaife ATB internals).
Body : Modified Domino HT race shell with removable front and rear sections.
Wheels/tyres : Front 8x13, rear 10x13, Avon slick tyres.
Build Status : Major components sourced,
Rollover cage tacked-up,
Currently on hold until Customers cars built

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Delinquent

posted on 6/2/08 at 09:54 AM Reply With Quote
Project: A 3 seater car (ok might come up with a more imaginative name later)
Builder: Me
Chassis/Body: Carbon semi monocoque if I can get enough info to be confident on the SVA, otherwise a rethink to carbon body / steel or folded ally chassis.
Suspension: Scratch design using Citroen Hydraulics coupled to double wishbone all round.
Engine / Gearbox: Budget dependant - Boyant budget = Audi V8 with Porsche tranny, Dire Budget = Subaru 3.3 engine & box - most likely tubo'd or supercharged.
Progress: still waiting for the new workshop to be built to build it in! Plans approved, now with Building Regs for final sign off, then we've just got to move several thousand tons of soil to bury it under.

Very fluid at the moment, all the most complex bits worked out in CAD. Hope to start getting oily hands later this year. A pic of how it looked a couple of months back...



[Edited on 6/2/08 by Delinquent]

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Doug68

posted on 6/2/08 at 10:10 AM Reply With Quote
Chassis: Tube frame steel 90%+ tacked together
Engine: 1UZFE (in shed)
Trans: Boxster 5 speed (in shed)
Suspension: Corvette Z06 uprights brakes etc (in shed). Dampers in post.
Body: giving me heart burn. May look something like below (shown with Ford straight 6 motor)...



Fred has the coolest picture to date.

[Edited on 6/2/08 by Doug68]





Doug. 1TG
Sports Car Builders WA

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Mr Whippy

posted on 6/2/08 at 12:13 PM Reply With Quote
Good grief 'Delinquent' that's an ambitious project






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Delinquent

posted on 6/2/08 at 12:19 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mr Whippy
Good grief 'Delinquent' that's an ambitious project


I got bored of doing things the simple way and the missus then got pregnant so I need something to keep me firmly in the garage for the next 18 -21 years

I won't be a short build by a very long stretch - though most of the 3 odd years I've spent on it so far have been trying to get companies to respond to questions!

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v8kid

posted on 6/2/08 at 12:32 PM Reply With Quote
Great idea Fred:-

Builder -David Child
Project - Sylva V8
Sylva Riot chassis
Body - bare minimum
Wheels - 7" front 9" rear
Rover 5l V8 engine on throttle bodies
Renault 25/30/Quaiffe close ratio gearbox
SVA'd and on the road.

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Wolf HR

posted on 6/2/08 at 12:43 PM Reply With Quote
Do projects in design phase count?

If so, here's mine:

Builder: Wolf-HR
Project: Cyclecar GP
Dimensions: 3700x1685x725 mm
Wheelbase & Track: 2500 mm & 1460/1480 mm
Construction: fibreglass sandwich monocoque with glued Al bulkheads
Suspension: fully adjustable double wishbones all around (adjustable ride height, at 125 & 150 mm)
Engine: BEC



* cyclecar is original name for BEC from twenties... back then GP cars required riding mechanic, so it's only fitting it should be a two seater

[Edited on 6/2/08 by Wolf HR]

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lsdweb

posted on 6/2/08 at 01:08 PM Reply With Quote
Great idea Fred:-

Builder – Wyn Edwards and MVS Racing
Project – Swift R1
Started as a Swift Formula Ford 2000 – whole rear of car is new (so almost qualifies as scratch built!) .
Body – Mix of original fibreglass and new carbon fibre
Wheels - 7" front 10" rear Compomotive split rims.
Engine – 2000/2005 R1 running on Emerald ECU
Competed last season (2007) – in the middle of upgrade to 2005 engine and later ECU spec.

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russbost

posted on 6/2/08 at 01:24 PM Reply With Quote
I'm sure some of you will know my beast anyway, but heregoes:-

Tandem 2 - seater
Lengthened FF2000 chassis with new front & rear end (that's right it doesn't leave much of the original)
Designed to look like modern F1 car
Twin Kawasaki zx10 (old) engines - one drives each rear wheel - no diff!

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Finished, SVA'd & on the road for nearly 3 years now. A production version based on the MR2 Mk1 is finally available.





Furore Formula Car - the only two seater modern Formula Car lookalike. I no longer run Furore Products or Furore Cars Ltd, but would still highly recommend them for Acewell dashes, projector headlights, dominator headlights, indicators, mirrors etc, best prices in the UK! Take a look at http://www.furoreproducts.co.uk/ or find more parts on Ebay, user names furoreltd & furoreproducts, discounts available for LCB users.
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uklee70

posted on 6/2/08 at 01:35 PM Reply With Quote
I think I can add myself to the list

Car is built and running (trackdays)

Electirics and paint need finishing

then the SVA


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trackday1
trackday1


Lee

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kikiturbo

posted on 6/2/08 at 01:47 PM Reply With Quote
Project : x1000
Builder : Vladimir aka. kikiturbo
Chassis : Scratch built spaceframe, 4130 tubing
Suspension : Double A arms, using custom uprights, pushrods and probably AVO coilovers
Brakes: Wilwood 4 pot powerlites front and rear, non vented discs, inboard discs at the rear
Engine/gearbox : 2006 GSXR 1000 and box running OE ECU and possibly DTA S60 later on, chain drive, Lancia delta integrale Torsen LSD diff, running in a custom enclosure
Body : minimal, nosecone, and one sidepod with the rad
Wheels/tyres : Compomotive CXR, Front 6x13, rear 6x13, 175/60 or 185/55 13, Avon or yokohama road legal trackday tyres.
Build Status : Most of the components allready bought... waiting for some more tubing to come to weld the chasis togeather, design of the chasis at 90%, suspension design finished, wooden mockup of the chasis made.


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nitram38

posted on 6/2/08 at 02:07 PM Reply With Quote
Finished:
Rear engined Rover 214 K seris engine. Tandem passenger.

Description
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MotaLeira, Current rear engined R1, atomesque :

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nick205

posted on 6/2/08 at 02:20 PM Reply With Quote
That's a very impressive thread guys - almost makes a regular kit builder like me feel a little inadequate.

I'm particularly looking forward to seeing Nitram's Mota Leira and Fred's CANAMSA finished

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Alan B

posted on 6/2/08 at 03:16 PM Reply With Quote
Agreed Fred, good idea.....

Project Name – Meerkat, 2 seater
Builder – Alan B
Chassis – Mostly 1" x 16g square, with 1.5 sq and 1.25 sq
Running gear – MR2 Engine and trasmission. MR2 hubs brakes etc with tublar wishbones all round
Body – 95% done so only 50% left...








Project Name – Tiki, 3 seater exo-skeletal
Builder – Alan B
Chassis – Mostly 1.5" x 16g round, with 1" diagonals
Running gear – Honda I-VTEC Engine and trasmission. Chevy Cav. hubs front brakes VW Golf rear brakes etc with tublar wishbones all round
Body – Minimal 80% done


Tiki outside
Tiki outside



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Ians

posted on 6/2/08 at 04:32 PM Reply With Quote
Real Middy

Could not be any more middy!!!! Ians. Rescued attachment 45.jpg
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cloudy

posted on 6/2/08 at 06:13 PM Reply With Quote
Project Name – Warner R4
Builder Name - James Warner
Completion - 60%




[Edited on 17/5/08 by cloudy]

[Edited on 19/5/08 by cloudy]

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blue2cv

posted on 6/2/08 at 07:04 PM Reply With Quote
Spaceframe chassis, blackbird power, Allens performance billet transaxle, err its a 2cv (stop giggling at the back)
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froggy

posted on 6/2/08 at 08:00 PM Reply With Quote
finished and now in bits again for wider track and new chain drive setup
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Tralfaz

posted on 6/2/08 at 08:07 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ians
Could not be any more middy!!!! Ians.





Can we hear/see a bit more about this car.

AWD (assume so)?

Looks similar in concept to the dp1?


Respectfully,

T

[Edited on 6/2/08 by Tralfaz]

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Uphill Racer

posted on 6/2/08 at 10:50 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tralfaz
quote:
Originally posted by Ians
Could not be any more middy!!!! Ians.




Can we hear/see a bit more about this car.

AWD (assume so)?

Looks similar in concept to the dp1?


Respectfully,

T

[Edited on 6/2/08 by Tralfaz]




Yea, dont be mean get your quill out and provide input.

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sgraber

posted on 7/2/08 at 12:14 AM Reply With Quote
Great idea Fred.

Project Name – La Bala
Builder – Steve Graber

Chassis – Spaceframe - prototype built
Running gear – AW11 Toyota MR2
Body – Self designed and built.

Current Photo:
Yellow La Bala Beauty Photo
Yellow La Bala Beauty Photo









Steve Graber
http://www.grabercars.com/

"Quickness through lightness"

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