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Submitted: Wed, 21/10/2015 - 15:56

Didn't get outside to see what she looks like in the sun yet, but the final parts are back from the zinc platers, so things are finally going together with proper seals, bearings and greased up ready to go! :D

Some fancier welding on some bits:

Might have accidentally fitted launch control....

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Submitted: Sat, 24/10/2015 - 12:26

It's almost like a documentary. I'm loving it, please keep it up!

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I'm currently working on a fangame engine for Pikmin games.

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Submitted: Sun, 25/10/2015 - 01:28

We'll I have missed out all the old stuff when it got converted to the rotary engine and the racing with that. So I might go back and add that later on, but I think there's been enough copy/paste photo's already :D

1 step forwards and 96 steps back today with a load more issues discovered whilst reassembling - but working through them, and the front is finally together on shiny new alloys. We've even got a Christmas theme going as it looks like someone based the wheel/centre cap design on Rudolf...

Edited by: Rippthrough on Sun, 25/10/2015 - 12:20

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Submitted: Mon, 02/11/2015 - 14:17

Skidpan day today. 6mm thick aluminium plate for the transmission, overlapped by the main floor so even thicker there. The trans plate also overlaps the engine plate when that is fitted - making the underbody armour half an inch thick in some sections - it still takes a beating. The front beam gets it's own section of 6mm plate too.
Unfortunately it doesn't look this shiny for long

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Submitted: Wed, 04/11/2015 - 17:42

Probably help if I posted the picture...

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Submitted: Mon, 09/11/2015 - 17:03

If there are more louvers in a panel than there is panel left, is it still a panel?

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Submitted: Mon, 09/11/2015 - 18:28

Looks like someone got carried away, and I'm not talking only about that panel. The thing looks like it is meant to be driven. :)

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Submitted: Mon, 09/11/2015 - 20:12

You know how you drive in Carma?

That's how this gets driven normally. Poor girl takes some abuse.

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Submitted: Thu, 26/11/2015 - 18:04

Been rerouting some piping, along with some other changes the eagle eyed might notice - basically the hoses were a little close to hot spots for comfort, even with heat shielding, mainly because they'd been made few mm long by the supplier but with such short, wide hoses getting rid of the extra length means you end up routing at quite an angle into some of the fittings, and it also meant the dry sump belt was difficult to access - not something you want in the field!
Anyway, chances are the hoses would have been fine but after this amount of time an oil fire is not the way you wish to discover that they weren't!

Anyway, that knocked on to shifting a few bits and pieces (exhaust relocated by removing the right support tube, and shuffling of the oil filter mainly) and then it meant remaking panels that were already done, doh - nearly there though, coming together at last:

A lot of the fuel pipe and wiring harness has been mounted properly and routed through padded clips and heatshielding too, time consuming but again, wearing a fuel hose or a chunky piece of loom against an edge or letting the vibrations fatigue fittings and crimps also bites you in the arse pretty hard for couple of days of tidying work....

And with the panels welded up:

Decided I didn't like the oil filter in it's new home either so today it got moved again. Now lives under the sump in some space vacated by the exhaust being moved over - makes the hoses much neater with less bends in them and away from anything warm.

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Submitted: Thu, 26/11/2015 - 18:57

That buggy is going to be a tank, nothing is left outside of shielding to be squashed. And the suspension travel is ridiculous, ground clearance must be well used when the buggy bottoms out?

How is the weight distribution going to be with new engine as it seems to sit quite far back?

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