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Old 8th December 2017, 04:43 PM   #41
peter kohler
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Re: racecar build

Hi guys, thanks for the reply's nice to get a conformation that someone is reading this shit.

@ Russel, thats true, but after 3 sets of front wishbones, I'm getting a little bid tired of the hole wishbone theme, I want to drive it

@ Terry, the Axle tubs are Ford cortina based. They are widely used in stockcar f2. You can get very nice alloy hubs and stuff for them, the are also very cheap at 25 euro a piece

@ michel, you are right, these have a 12mm hole inside and the max angle isn't very big. But in the mean time we have made a correct set of wishbones witch give's us enough wheel travel within the max balljoint angle.

@ rick, very true, we look in to that

@ frank, I think that europe has the most rules about everything, in Holland it is virtualy impossible to get your home build car on the road, you almost have to make 2 of them so that the can crash one in the wall and see what is happend with it. Just ridiculous

back to the build.

As I'm easily side tracked from any project it is also happening with this build. To be honest, I bought a Mazda RX7 witch I would like to convert to a trackday car sometime, thing is after I completly stripped it, it has became clear that it would take a lot of time to get running again. So I parked the car behind my shop, waiting for better times.

another side project is kind of cool and usefull for this car.

The last couple of months I build a CNC controled plasma table.

I'm not going to write up the complete build, but here are some pictures.

After biting the bullet I bought a Hypertherm plasma source and it cutting like a dream.
10mm mild steal without any beavel or dross.


nice adition to the machine park.

Jon made the engine mounts ( old scool wthe the grinder )

I started on the rear upright. Our first idea was to cast some nice alloy uprights, but because we both don't have any experience in casting stuff, we abandond that idea.

After some fiddeling behind the pc we designd a rear upright.
of course we cut it on our own plasma table

the upright is made from 2mm high tensile steel plate and uses a Ford Sierra wheelbearing
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Old 9th December 2017, 11:20 AM   #42
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Old 12th December 2017, 04:47 PM   #43
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Re: racecar build

Continues to look great. Like the plasma table. Wish I was not out of room in the shop...

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...Our first idea was to cast some nice alloy uprights, but because we both don't have any experience in casting stuff, we abandond that idea....
We've taken to 3D printing parts and then using that print for "lost wax" casting. Our first attempt at a big part, a 2GR-FE Intercooled Supercharger manifold, should be this weekend.
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Old 13th December 2017, 06:33 PM   #44
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Re: racecar build

Hi Peter, You'd be surprised how many people are reading this. I for one, am following with interest, and it's great what you're doing. keep up the progress pictures.
Regards, Udo.
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