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Post by CNHSS1 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:50 pm

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Post by CNHSS1 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:54 pm

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And the 15" version from Batmobile nearly 15 yrs ago! :shock:


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Post by Crouchie_b » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:39 am

Wheel porn! 8)


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Post by BigBobPilot » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:55 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:
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And the 15" version from Batmobile nearly 15 yrs ago! :shock:
Good to see your progression over 15 years!


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Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:11 pm

Woohoo! I found a Sabre under all the crap in my garage! Hopefully some tinkering at weekend 8)
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Post by philhoward » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:00 pm

So that’s the size of your garage! :mrgreen:


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Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:25 pm

Yeah, who knew! :lol:

Must stop using the car as a workbench :roll:


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Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:38 pm

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Gaskets of Nissan goodness 8)

Just need a turbo now... :roll:


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Post by CNHSS1 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:40 pm

Ok, so ive done nothing much on the car for over 2 months--deeply ashamed! Mostly work related, pushing hard in uncertain times and results have been great so we are really busy again :D lack of motivation to pkay on the car was combo or tiredness, being lazy and genrally just couldnt be ar5ed :roll:

Having been throughly shamed by Ben Gs Jag work, Darryls SS1 Carbonator progress, BCs Coupe GRP work, and some nudges from Bryan C, Nick K and Phil A, i finally made a physical restart today ( buying lots more wheels, turbo, injectors, and nic-nacs doesnt count...).

Gearbox rebuild started based on Ben Gs recent research and work.

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Got to use my trusty hydraulic puller and the Ugga Dugga gun :twisted:
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Post by b.c.flat hat » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:44 pm

Nice t' see yer back at it!
Chuffin' 'eck, yer sure mangled that "back a bit" gear! Crack on pal, only six months t' next season!😁😁😎👍



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Post by CNHSS1 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:24 pm

Thanks mate 8) hopefully get tunnel brake lines run and box built up tomorrow after kids rugby :)


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Post by philhoward » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:50 pm

That’s me shamed into doing something now...

Ah yes, I did - tried another seat to find it’s just too wide :evil:

Ugga Dugga gun always inspires work though.. :mrgreen:


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Post by MikeyBikey » Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:25 am

I’ve got a 240v Ugga Dugga. Did have air but went electric, It’s brilliant, I’m tempted to sleep with it under my pillow but Nicole would think I’m mad......

Anyway, the reason for the post is I’ve started to study suspension and geometry and, blimey. :shock: theres a lot to it. But now I’m starting to see the benefits from thinking things through on my orange bus, rather than just chucking some bits on and hoping for the best, I get it.

And seeing all the cutting and welding you were doing to your front bits earlier in the thread / year is starting to make sense, when at the time I was thinking that seems a lot of work just to recreate what’s there.

For example, just changing the length of lower wishbones alone, affects roll centres. Yet alone front to back dynamics.

It’s all pretty basic physics, but there are just so many variables to the suspension that can alter the result. I’d best get studying.


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Post by CNHSS1 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:45 am

Tbf Batmobile was all standard components, carefully managed but to improve beyond that meant starting again. I know a little, and its a minefield so i dont expect to have it 100% right this time, but i have engineered out some of the compromises (probably put a few others in :roll: )


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Post by Old and Slow » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:48 pm

MikeyBikey wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:25 am
I’d best get studying
The book I have on the subject is "How to make your car handle" by Fred Puhn; it's an American publication, but the theory is common to all cars. I'd recommend it, don't know if it is widely available, though.
Hope this helps.


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