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 Post subject: Re: Thailoz build diary
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:30 am 
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If you know your gearbox figures then this might help compare the available options

http://westfield-world.com/gtc.html

But also engine choice and power/weight ratio might also be a variable to add to the mix.


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 Post subject: Re: Thailoz build diary
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:52 am 
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Are you sure you dont want a set of running gear sent out laurence? Seems like a lot of work to get round a couple of hundred quids worth of import costs. I have a full set of 4x4 sierra running gear here, that would come with a lsd you can have the lot for £200.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:02 am 
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Thank you for the kind offer rob ........
But at the end of the day with shipping and import it would be out of my budget at the moment. :(
I have also been advised that I have a better chance of getting it registered if I use parts that have not been imported (less back handers to the corrupt officials) :evil:
Also we are in the process of buying a house so pennies are tight as i most likely will have to build a nice new purpose made workshop :D :D :D :D

The challenge will do me good any ways .

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Well after a long time of doing nothing to the car due to work and other every day things I have started on the car again.

My parents came over to visit at the end of September until Yesterday As I may have mentioned before My farther Is a ex chief mechanic of Team lotus F1 but he started working for lotus when they were based in Cheshunt making what was then a kit car the lotus 7 .

So after long chats and looking at original 7 plans as well as the Haynes and Chapman books he helped me re design the rear of the Haynes chassis to accommodate a live rear axle. I basically removed SB1 and replaced it with a single piece of 25mm box and re set D9 to 90 degrees (as in Ron's book).`We also decided to add some fillets to the top and bottom of D9 to add some strength.

I have sourced a Toyota van axle which should be here soon but it coming through a friend of a friend (Thais ) so who knows what I will end up with :shock: .
I will yous a 5 link axle set up. with rose joints on one end of the trailing arms for accurate adjustment.
same with the Panhard rod.I have also added D5 U7 and U8 .

I am now in the process of fully welding the chassis thus far except for U7 an U8 and the 2 SB4s as I still have to get the gearbox and axle.

I will be going on a hunt for some Hiace 5 stud or corolla uprights then I will be able to start on my wishbones. I will update my blog as soon as I get some pics.

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 Post subject: Re: Thailoz build diary
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:55 pm 
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Good to see you back at it Lawrence :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:45 am 
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Well guys I am back at the build again this past week so check out my blog

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 Post subject: Re: Thailoz build diary
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:35 pm 
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Nice to see you cracking on and making good progress by the looks of it :D Now, where did I leave that motivation :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Thailoz build diary
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Yeah my get up and go got up a foooked off for a while :D

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Had a long week end and got some donor parts so got cracicking on the clean up so I can figure out the trans tunnel and the rear axle mounts etc etc etc check out my blog for a better update.

home all you guys in the south west are not flooded out been there done that a couple of years ago had to leave my house for 7 weeks take care all

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 Post subject: Re: Thailoz build diary
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:33 pm 
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Does this mean you have all your donor bits now Lawrence?


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