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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:01 pm 
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I've been spending some time transferring the dimensions from FrankenMule to a full scale drawing in Illustrator. This not only gives me a decent drawing to work from but means I can check dimensions throughout the build. I've then reverse checked out all my dimensions created in illustrator from the drawing back to the mule to double check accuracy.

I'm toying with the idea of getting the base layer printed out and sticking to the board instead of drawing it, not sure on that yet, might get a quote and turnaround time.

Apart from being 100mm wider I've only really tweaked the positioning of the internal members, in working this out I cross referenced the original book, the MT75 book amendments and also substituted a few of my own into the mix as well.
  • I've carried the lower gear tunnel tubes MT4&5 through to meet with BR8&9, I never really liked the BR10 after cut and am thinking that this might add some extra continuity from cockpit to engine bay and hopefully add a little stiffness. I may however place a temporary cross brace tacked across the frames during construction until all is fully welded to avoid distortion.

    I needed to cut the middle out of BR10 to accommodate the back of the gearbox but didn't want to move the original junction points with the outer frame so added a second one in just behind it.

    To accommodate the nearside cylinder head the bulkhead needed to be slightly further back on the passenger side so have added an additional base rail preserving the original junctions with the outer frame and will set the upper rails back 25mm.

    To maintain the orininal placement of the bulkhead position TR8 needs a double set to accommodate the coolant cross channel between the rear of the heads and also to enable it to clear the height of the bell housing.
Any suggestion/comments more than welcome.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:48 am 
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What a fantastic bit of work. 8-)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:08 am 
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Ohh looky what arrived today :D

25mm ERW 2mm wall. £9.95 a length + £12.50 delivery + VAT. I'm just starting a bunch of work on the galaxy so wont be touching that for a while though :roll:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:33 am 
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Shiney new

I cant wait to get moved and started again

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:53 pm 
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You need to put that steel in the seasoning rack Bruce till its the same colour as the Mule :)

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:55 pm 
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You need to put that steel in the seasoning rack Bruce till its the same colour as the Mule :)

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By the time I get round to cutting it up it might well be like that Bob ;)

Ordered myself a belated birthday present, my old one (wood only) was knackered anyway and Evolution have an Ebay outlet for their graded stuff, this was Grade B and looks like its never been used - £89 + £10 delivery (arrived next day) :lol: Have also been working on a simple cut list to try and get the most out of each length.

Just got to clear some space in the cave and get chopping :D

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GEEK :roll:


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Shiny new saw and shiny new steel, brand new man cave :) I think you need to come down here and learn how to slum it Bruce :lol:

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Aye its grim down south :roll: :roll: :roll:


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Chop chop chop . . .

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