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    M20 Dreaming

    Leon, has your car gone?
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    Kaspa, John Steiner

    John and I have been online mates for years, I sent him a surplus gear change mechanism probably 15 years ago and we have swapped ideas ever since. My late Carol and I had the good fortune to meet him at his home on the Gold Coast about 4 years ago when he was completing his McLaren. A great guy...
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    McLaren M20#73

    Andy, those rims look mean as....I am still not convinced that those axels will take the torque... Cheers Russell
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    M20 Dreaming

    Leon, Congratulations on a humungus effort. Very few people get to experience the sensation of driving out onto a track in a car they have built entirely of their own hands, quite an achievement. Now the fun begins. Cheers Russell K
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    McCopy mk 5

    Gosh its Nov 7th 2019 when these cars were last out of the shed, The McLaren was on its final test drive for road cert rego when the computer crapped out. Covid came along and we really did not know what the outcome was going to be so it all got parked up. As some of you will know, personaly, `...
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    Formula Junior..Volopini replica

    Hi there, hope life is treating you well where ever you are, I just treated myself to another toy. A 2006 2ltr 6 speed Mazda MX5 very similar to the last one we had only less k`s. Flew down to Christchurch and drove it back the next day. Now for some summer fun. Cheers Russell
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    Red car in Iowa

    No, a modified 4k Toyota....trying to keep it old school. Built simply for fun. MX5 rear sub frame with diff moved 170mm across and a leaf spring to avoid shock towers, MX5 front arms, weighs 420kg.
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    Red car in Iowa

    Yes it matters.....heaps. I recently did a drive shaft shortening for the Formula Junior. Due to the shaft tube sizes being about 2 mm different in dia, I spent a considerable time and effort getting them straight and true before I tacked the 2 shafts together......BUGGER I forgot to phase them...
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    Formula Junior..Volopini replica

    I decided to name my car so that `experts` could not say I got some obscure detail wrong! This car is my take on the sprit of Formula Junior and that`s what it was built with. So given that there are Volopini`s, Stanguilini`s and all manner of other linguini`s! My car is a .....Russolini...
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    M20 Dreaming

    Given all that has passed, to even keep on track for 12 odd years is no mean feat. Congratulations.
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    McLaren M20#73

    Hi Andy, drop me your email address by PM thanks, can`t seem to find it. I am sorting out a road trip for late January and will call in if your around then. Cheers Russell
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    Formula Junior..Volopini replica

    Hi all, as some of you know, my life has been given a new direction and I have just been getting on with it, so after painting, carpet, new flooring and a big sort out, I have in the last few weeks felt like working back in my shed. So the little Formula junior got it`s `covid `paint job sanded...
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    Suspension design

    In my humble opinion they look meaty enough provided the alloy is of the correct spec. Me I would be asking why the extra length on the bolts was not cut back to within 2 or 3 threads. Cheers
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    M20 Dreaming

    Looking good Leon, once this Covid stuff is all done with I shall be back down that way and will call in. Regards Russell
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    McCopy mk 5

    Deno My addition of baffled pipes knocked the sound down from 110 db to around 102. I need to get to 99 so will wrap the internal baffles with an exhaust cloth and make a little `engine cover` from hi density foam as I am sure that there is considerable db coming from induction. After sorting...
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    Formula Junior..Volopini replica

    Life goes on. Slowly getting some interest back for shed time, I have spent the last 6 weeks accustoming myself to life around the house, making the place `my place` now that I am chief cook and bottle washer. Very rewarding getting to grips with. Painted the lounge and dining rooms ready for...
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    Formula Junior..Volopini replica

    My dear Carol lost her 7 year fight against OV Cancer last night, in typical fashion not wanting any fuss, she sneaked out the door the moment we were not looking. Her dignity and acceptance will stand forever with me. Much loved and lost. Rest in peace Carol.
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    Front suspension and steering Drawings

    Nigel, where in New Zealand are you?
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    Audi 01X driveshaft to Ford hub

    These adapters are steel and measure as follows. Gearbox side 85mm bolt pitch...102 flange dia. Axel side 95mm pitch and 108 flange dia. Located in New Zealand
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