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Author: Subject: So what happened to the single seaters?
Mr Whippy

posted on 15/3/19 at 10:10 AM Reply With Quote
So what happened to the single seaters?

In all the years I’ve been on this forum I’ve always been more than a bit surprised that single seat cars just don’t seem to be very popular for road use. Given the amount of cheap wreaked motor bikes available and their obvious risks (ex biker myself, banned by the wife…) a safer 4 wheeled alternative seems an obvious success. So why isn’t it?

There was the Haynes single seater project for a while which seemed to die but tbh it looked dated from day one…

Surely a formula F1000 (Jedi) type car modified for the road would be ideal? So where the flaw in the plan?

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nick205

posted on 15/3/19 at 10:27 AM Reply With Quote
Understand your thinking.

Is it still the case that open wheeled cars have to have their wheels covered with some form of wheel arch?

Are suitable steering racks difficult/expensive to find?

Is complying with relevant lighting laws difficult?

Russbost on the forum here may be able to answer some more on this.

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rufus357

posted on 15/3/19 at 11:48 AM Reply With Quote
Something like a locost version of the LCC Rocket would be amazing
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Mr Whippy

posted on 15/3/19 at 12:49 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nick205
Understand your thinking.

Is it still the case that open wheeled cars have to have their wheels covered with some form of wheel arch?

Are suitable steering racks difficult/expensive to find?

Is complying with relevant lighting laws difficult?

Russbost on the forum here may be able to answer some more on this.


Well the way I see it the single seater should be the budget option, much less materials, much less welding, only one seat and harness to buy, less body work, no wipers or other such nonsense.

Just the same solution to the wheel arches as a 7

There are suitable steering racks for dune buggys for around £100 new (Gemini Karts & extreme baja karts for example sell these) or the Stiletto dragster steering racks

Lighting should be no different to a 7 and you'd have the advantage of spoilers to mount the rear lights

I think the most annoying thing would be where to locate the number plates! which I'm sure post SVA would sorted more aesthetically...




[Edited on 15/3/19 by Mr Whippy]

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Ugg10

posted on 15/3/19 at 01:19 PM Reply With Quote
Would work well with an old Audi A4 as a donor using the 1.8t engine and gearbox. This was what the Edge Devil (actually an Audi 80, but close) and RCR/Superlite Nemesis used. Guess the closes thing is the Tr1ke or the Spire.





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number-1

posted on 15/3/19 at 06:40 PM Reply With Quote
My Roadrunner Racing Sr1 is what you need! R1 5VY engine and weighs 380kg
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MikeR

posted on 17/3/19 at 07:06 AM Reply With Quote
I've Always hankered for a 60s single seater for the road. It's planned once I finish the locost. My biggest fear is we run out of petrol the rate I'm building.
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Angel Acevedo

posted on 17/3/19 at 01:37 PM Reply With Quote
I think being such a financial undertaking, to build a single seater is very selfish.

You may want to ride solo now and then, but most of the time you would want to have some kind of company...

I lost interest in riding bikes as my wife was getting more and more afraid to ride with me...
And I was not that much of a daredevil, she was just afraid of someone running over us..
Even thoug I threatened to get a girlfriend that liked to ride, it was just not fun anymore to ride solo all the time...





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Mr Whippy

posted on 17/3/19 at 05:03 PM Reply With Quote
I'd prefer no one else in the car to moan I'm going to fast
... If they want a ride they can build their own

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