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Old 03-08-2015, 10:26 PM   #21
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This looks a lot better than the other version.
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This looks a lot better than the other version.
Thanks, like I said, it's transforming into something closer to the final idea.
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So I did this yesterday.


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Old 04-07-2015, 11:22 PM   #24
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Small update. Slowly making progress. Starts to get you an idea for the size of it.





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nice, I'm glad to see this is making steady progress. I really want to see the end result.
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nice, I'm glad to see this is making steady progress. I really want to see the end result.
Thanks, I'm looking forward to it too.
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Old 04-09-2015, 10:00 PM   #27
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Another update. Looking much more car like now. Can see how the front end is coming together.





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What is the purpose of the hoop within the front subframe? Will it be connected at the front end to the subframe?
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Old 04-10-2015, 11:06 AM   #29
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What is the purpose of the hoop within the front subframe? Will it be connected at the front end to the subframe?
It will be connected. As well as that's the rough location of drivers feet amd pedal assembly. So there a little extra protection and mounting surface there.
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Old 04-19-2015, 07:51 PM   #30
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Another update. This one is getting to be exciting.





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I love the update but what is the weight distribution going to end up as. There doesn't seem to be much in the front to offset the weight of that engine.
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I love the update but what is the weight distribution going to end up as. There doesn't seem to be much in the front to offset the weight of that engine.
There isn't, unfortunately it will be quite rear heavy. I'm considering moving as much as I can up towards the front, ie. Battery, possibly fuel, anything else.
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Update. More bracing added. Shock towers starting to come together. Its clearer now how its going to look different than many Locost and similar build which often use inboard suspension.







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Old 04-29-2015, 09:46 PM   #34
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Couple of pics of the updated shock towers under construction.

The last towers locations posted weren't exactly in an ideal location, as I'm looking to replicate the stock Miata tower locations.



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Just a mock up with the engine in and rear section started. Suspension work next.

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This is crazy, in a good way. Props deserved for just going for it.
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This is crazy, in a good way. Props deserved for just going for it.
Thanks. Definitely not the first time its been called crazy, won't be the last.

I'm hoping I can get it out for at least one autocross or HPDE this year.
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Looking good.

How do you install/remove the engine with it caged in like that?
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Looking good.

How do you install/remove the engine with it caged in like that?
It's stuck for ever.

You can vaguely see tube clamps at each end of the upper tubes. Similar to these :

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I saw that but then for some reason assumed they were both slip in joints and was like... how is that going to come apart.
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