Assembling a Monocoque

I am looking for a radiator for my mono. Hoped that RCR had, but they did not reply my request.
Who else is in the marked for radiators fit GT40 prefered from states because I have a free freight back to Norway
Rune
Buy a core and make your own, we have made three and its not too hard at all, have a look at the one on my build page, I did add a fan but you may not want to do that ?
 

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Does someone have the email add to John Shand ?, he does not seems to read here to often.
 

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If you send someone a PM, they get an email notification from the forum software along with the content of your PM...
Sorry but I don't have his direct email addy..
 

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Here are the complete steering rack. Now I have to make a special lower part steering shaft. Norwegian authority say that it have to be Collapsible so Then it is to build one. If I want the plates on the car.
 

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I cannot use this, it has to look like the original car so it must be the lower part of the shaft that is not visible. So two tubes sliding into each other somehow must be the most visible solution .
Lots of Holdens ( GM) & Falcons ( Ford) have the squared off tube within a tube that you describe, they are approx 18" long in that area and can compress down to ~ 10". Only problem with them is they have plastic anti rattle clips that can degrade over time, I will have a look around the yard today at some of the dismantled stuff and see what I have.
 
Toyota Corolla`s and Starlets also have this arrangement but with a round shaft. The sleeve internal is flattened to an oval shape, I can take a picture if needed.
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Toyota Corolla`s and Starlets also have this arrangement but with a round shaft. The sleeve internal is flattened to an oval shape, I can take a picture if needed.
Cheers
Thanks for info I will have a trip to a yard and look for corolla and starlet and see what I can find.
 
Just had a quick look around yard Bune, I think you will find many small later front wheel drive cars in europe have what your looking for, mazda, opel, etc, first clue will be the outer sheathing tubes will also be tube within tube or 'mesh/convoluted' outer tube appearance.
 
The steering is almost complete now. Everything home made in a "garage". Just painting and some minor adjustment before installing on car
Amazing stuff Bune.



I noticed the photo showing the rack being cut in the milling machine in a previous post. Just wondering how one cuts the pinion shaft. Its always nice to learn something new!

How are you going with the lower collapsible steering column, I think they are worth doing. I have seen a few crash tests where the column hasn't collapsed and it has done some expensive damage to the test dummies.

Regards Ryan
 

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I solved the lower collapsible steering column the way you see on pictures. I made it very tight so it will not move unless a impact. It can move aprox 6" before something else move, hope it never are needed.
I hope next week to make the flywheel and the starter ring. They are not easy to get and then do it in the workshop. I have to get a new gear hop for making the theeth on the starter ring. and will also make the outer drive shafts. So now it look a bit better, I will post some more pict soon.
I work with the car almost every day now and hope for a engine run during next summer. The paint, puhhh, I do not like to think about it, but it have to be done also.

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Here is more or less he status of my project this fall and till in progress every day.
I found that it is easier to make my own mufflers no in the first time so that I can do experiment to see if I manage to reduce the sound to below 100db.
I made the seats from ground, moulded the foam and got a local to do the sewing
 

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Then I hope the last aluminum parts are welded. My skill for thin welding in Alu is not good enough , so I got a pro aircraft welder to do it for me better to let him do it or else everybody would remark the funny alu parts :)
 

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