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    Bits and pieces

    Hi mate I'm interested in a few bits. Where in France are you located? I'm near Geneva. Cheers Marko
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    GT40 owners around Geneve

    Hi everyone, long time no see. I haven't given up on my GT but life is making me take a break. If all goes as planned I should be back at work after summer. I'm currently in Geneve and was wondering if there are any GT40 owners around here. I'd love to have a cup of coffee or else, have a...
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    Marko's GTD (I think) 40

    Hi guys Thanks a bunch for the input. Cleared up a thing or two for me. Talking about cars without soul, I have a 2000 Suzuki Alto. I'm using it as means of transporting oily differentials, not getting in fight with kids over chocolate smudged seats and staying perfectly relaxed after...
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    Marko's GTD (I think) 40

    I stand corrected. The shock inclination does affect scrub radius on a McPhearson type suspension though, doesn't it?
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    Marko's GTD (I think) 40

    Hi Terry From what I gather, scrub radius is the angle between the shock centreline and wheel centerline, therefore if the wishbone is shorter and the upper shock mount isn't moved, the shock centreline changes and so does the scrub radius. This is true of coarse only if the wishbone shock...
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    Marko's GTD (I think) 40

    Hi there I've been fiddling with the suspension geometry a lot since the last post. The wheels I like, the black ones with the large offset, turn out to be a problem. The offset it too big. This got me thinking. I didn't like the arms and wishbones I had in the first place and wanted to make...
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    Marko's GTD (I think) 40

    Haha yes it does. I'm trying to think of a good place to put those RAF circles too, and perhaps a 1950's lady in a bikini named Harrier.
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    Marko's GTD (I think) 40

    Hi guys After temporarily addressing my uncontrollable drooling issue, I managed to finally upload this photoshopped picture of what my GT40 should look like. Now if you'll excuse me, I need some tissues. Cheers Marko
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    Marko's GTD (I think) 40

    Hi guys Since I dropped the "as original as possible" route, I decided to abandon the standard replica wheels as well. Instead I came across these American Racing wheels. I'm definitely going for the arctic camo paint job and I think these will look good with the white and grey scheme. I...
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    Marko's GTD (I think) 40

    Yup they're definitely going on there. First time I've seen the struts on other people's cars I decided to put them on. Thanks for taking care of my scalp :) Cheers Marko
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    Marko's GTD (I think) 40

    Hi guys Finished with the modelling of the chassis. Well I have to make a few changes to the front end and confirm the height of the bulkhead but other than that it's done. Now I have to add the mounting points and apply all the forces and materials in the FEA software and hopefully then I'll...
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    Marko's GTD (I think) 40

    Hi again I was working some more on the rocker. I added one more bracket on it for the anti roll bar. Each rocker weights about 280g if the math is right. I was thinking about the shock mounts and other modifications I've done and will do and how it all effects its integrity and decided to...
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    Marko's GTD (I think) 40

    Got it. I wasn't sure what gusset meant but now I understand and that's what I'll do. Here's a photo of the both shocks in position. I'll have v to grind everything off though cause I'm not completely happy with the weld quality. I'm using some shitty 170 mig machine now and I'm getting my...
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    Marko's GTD (I think) 40

    Hi Ian The whole setup is actually above the foot well. The steering column also passes underneath the shocks so it's all good I think. Terry, my thinking was that the shocks are operating in a close to horizontal plane and that I wouldn't need any additional reinforcement here other than the...
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    Roaring Forties 105

    Thanks for that Jim, I haven't thought about that. The front will have to wait then because I don't see the wheels in my near future. 3500 GBP with tires. In Croatian terms 10 month's worth of minimum wage. Or 5 of average. Cheers Marko
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    Marko's GTD (I think) 40

    Hi guys Thanks for the links and pictures. The bearing info was especially helpful. Any thoughts on the loads I assumed for the analysis? I made one set of brackets today and the lateral support for the shocks. The shocks will be tilted at some 20 degree angle. I'll measure the inclination...
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    Roaring Forties 105

    Hi Jim Thanks for that lengthy reply. I was referring to post 93. The version one is also good, but these are really impressive. I really like the adjustable KPI. Having one set of blocks for the road and one for the track gives you best from both worlds. Since I don't yet have the wheels, and...
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    Marko's GTD (I think) 40

    Ryan, sometimes I get hung up on things to the point where they drive me insane, but I think it's better than the other way around. Thinking stuff through too much can only make you go crazy, but not thinking them through enough can get you killed. Luckily Mike helped keep my sanity this time :)...
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    Marko's GTD (I think) 40

    The more I think about the unsprung weight issue the more I feel like we're missing something here. Statically, the unsprung weight certainly becomes lower (actually the unsprung mass lowers), but dynamically I'm not sure. The shock in hinged on two sides to the chassis. One side takes the force...
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    Marko's GTD (I think) 40

    Hi Mike The opinions about the unsprung weight of the pushrod suspension are differing to say the least. Some claim that it lowers the unsprung mass while others claim that it raises it. I have done a lot of reading on the subject and came to the conclusion that the truth is somewhere in the...
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