Roger's RRC: An update

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bandiflip
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Postby bandiflip » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:45 pm

EVEN BETTER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
do you know the meaning of Nemesis ???

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Postby jim » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:01 pm

Thats what you call a bobtail 8) Great trials motor and still longer than a zook jimney :lol:
Jim Poulton :)

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Postby Matthews » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:53 pm

I don't wish to be a spoilsport and stop all this fun but I'm pretty sure the MSA have a minimum wheelbase rule and something about engine/transmission/drivers seat being in front of the centreline of the wheelbase and you'll get some pretty interesting propshaft axles, go-on Roger we'll put a special SR in if you do it .
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Postby TwoSheds » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:36 pm

I think that the transfer box would be behind the rear axle on that thing... :D

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Postby tecnick » Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:30 pm

Not much space for it in the boot either.

Cheers Nick
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Postby Rod » Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:13 pm

Mathew would all those boring rules count if he competed in reverse.


why is it we cant get new members
Stercus fit !

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Postby bandiflip » Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:28 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
do you know the meaning of Nemesis ???

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Postby davew » Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:57 pm

The rule about the axle centreline doesn't apply to cross country, they put an exception in so forward controls could compete I believe.

I think you're main problem will be having to use a lawnmower engine as it's the only thing that will fit. Whilst it will be quite economical you'll have to set off on Thursday to get to a trial on Sunday :)

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Postby TwoSheds » Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:51 am

davew wrote:... think you're main problem will be having to use a lawnmower engine as it's the only thing that will fit...

[cunning plan]
but not ...
(cue uplighting and dramatic music)
If I put the engine where the passenger seat should be and turn the transmission through 90deg and then chain drive the axles!

Ha Haaa! Never thought of that one did you?
[/cunning plan]

Bo - up for the challenge? ;)

Roger

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Postby Matthews » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:03 pm

Been done before, Mr Milner used to run chain drive axles about 10>12 years ago in comp safari's , the other trick regarding turning engines has also been done using a FWD Rover 800 V6 turned though 90 deg and mid mounted running off to front and rear axle.
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Postby TwoSheds » Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:33 pm

Matthews wrote:Been done before, Mr Milner used to run chain drive axles about 10>12 years ago in comp safari's , the other trick regarding turning engines has also been done using a FWD Rover 800 V6 turned though 90 deg and mid mounted running off to front and rear axle.
Matthew

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Postby TwoSheds » Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:25 pm

Got a few more hours on it today and made some progress (the wood is there to keep the weld-spatter off various precious things like seats, and the LPG tank...):
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Postby Matthews » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:45 pm

Roger , you've only got 2 weeks till the lake district trip !

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Postby TwoSheds » Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:05 pm

Matthews wrote:Roger , you've only got 2 weeks till the lake district trip !

Although it looks a mess, it is quite usable even now... I think that it probably will look a little strange, but I'll be there... :)

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Postby TwoSheds » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:39 am

Supporting framework would have been finished but for a 'measure once, cut twice' error, so I now need some more steel to finish off :(
I have still got two holes to be blocked at the sides of the glass (currently covered with cushionfloor and duct-tape), all other holes are blocked adequately for the trip. I would like to emphasize that the current state is temporary so that I can come to the lakes - most of what you see will be replaced with steel or perspex when I get the time...
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I went for a drive last night - it's so quiet!


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