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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Radiator and Header Tank, Part V More time was spent researching the hoses than I care to admit. The odd ball sizes and difficult alignment issues made for some challenges. Here is what we ended up with. The connections between the header tank and radiator are perhaps the easiest. A pair...
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    The Thermostat The thermostat cover was modified by our builder, Bill Terry, removing the small hose nipple, tapping the hole, and placing a plug. To permit some flow and bleed out any air bubbles a small hole was drilled in the thermostat which sets at the top when in place. A 180 degree...
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Radiator and Header Tank, Part IV The header tank was next, now that the radiator is firmly secured. One-inch square pipe provided the optimum height. Two sections four inches long were used. Two quarter inch bolts were used to connect them to the existing supports. The sides of the...
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    A Hole in One The Tremec transmission drain plug is directly over a section of aluminum on the bottom of the tub. Pull that plug and there will be a real mess. Accordingly, a 2” hole was drilled directly under the plug. This will provide another means of access to the plug and a better means...
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Shifter The goal is to get the chassis running, so a means of shifting is needed. An extra rod we threaded for the knob a while back was tack welded to a 1” metal plate and attached to the transmission shifter stub. This is strictly temporary but will help us determine the best position and...
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    Doug’s RCR Jaguar D Type Build.

    Awesome! You are making great progress, sorting out a host of issues in a good functional manner. Throttle, brakes, cooling . . . . . . getting close to first start. Radiator and header tank looks great. Have you come up with the hose options for the remaining connections? I am trying to...
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Radiator and Header Tank, Part III Taking a grinder to the radiator was a bit scary, but necessary. The bracket on the driver’s side needed to be trimmed back a quarter inch since it sets at a different height than the bracket on the passenger side and therefore interfered with the subframe...
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Radiator and Header Tank Part II Replacing the RCR radiator with the original style radiator and header tank gives rise to several issues: 1. The original radiator is significantly wider than the RCR version and effectively takes up the full space between the front frames requiring that the...
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Radiator and Header Tank, Part I Inspired by Doug’s decision to go with a proper radiator and header tank, I order the pair from Pro Alloy a few months ago when the British pound tanked. They arrived in a timely fashion and remained in the box until the airplane projects reached a stopping...
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    Doug’s RCR Jaguar D Type Build.

    Doug Can't thing of anything that would interfere with placing the battery on the passenger side, but as Neil noted, shielding from heat would be required. Even in the top position it would be close to the exhaust headers and would likely get a bit warm.
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    I got the shaft. With the engine and transmission in place, with the differential in place and trailing links set, we finally could move forward with the drive shaft measurements. The output shaft for the Tremec transmission is a 1330 series. The flange yoke is a 1310 series, 4.5” flange...
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    Chuck and Ryan's Carbon Cub Build Blog

    Large shaped surfaces are carbon fiber, including the engine plenum, engine cowl, interior floor and side panels, seat frames and a lot of other parts. The redesign of the original Super Cub essentially reduced the gross weight by about 200 pounds which is substantial, reducing the gross weight...
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    Chuck and Ryan's Carbon Cub Build Blog

    My sanity is sometimes questioned, and not without cause. Before N373ES first flew, a third Carbon Cub had already started coming together next to the Jaguar D Type. This one will be flying far away when completed.
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    Doug’s RCR Jaguar D Type Build.

    Good progress! That shifter handle / knob came out good and captures the look of the original nicely.
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Ignition coil Because the coil is mounted in a horizontal position an epoxy filled unit was used, MSD PN82222. Pictures of original D Types suggest that few holes were drilled in the forward frame to connect accessories. Rather brackets were wrapped around the frame. A one-inch-wide section...
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    Chuck and Ryan's Carbon Cub Build Blog

    N373ES is officially flight worthy. Four days of flying and we are half way to flying off the initial forty hours.
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Pedal bracket revisited One of the challenges of designing and building components is necessary adjustments and revisions to make them work as the project progresses. Starting in January 2020 the design and construction of the pedal supports for hanging rather than base mounted pedals was...
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    Doug’s RCR Jaguar D Type Build.

    Doug Not to beat a dead horse, but you might want to take a look at my posts from a couple of years ago on the steering bump steer issue. I suspect RCR is using the same steering rack as came with my car. To address the bump steer issue the pivot point between the outer tie rod and the...
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Clutch fork travel When the drive line was installed in September, 2022 we noted that material had to be filed away from the transmission to provide clearance for the clutch fork’s motion. Our post stated “The goal was to remove as little material as possible but enough to assure sufficient...
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Miscellaneous Items The goal is to complete the work needed to have a running chassis before starting the body work. Fuel system. The Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator and gauge are now in place. It was moved slightly from the location suggested in the May 2020 post to assure it cleared...
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