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Re: Mid Engine Coupe Project Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1398352
16/12/2012 11:55
16/12/2012 11:55

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Will do matey, I'd better make sure I've done enough to it before I post again though hehe

Struggling for parts at the momment though, or more accurately, struggling for cash for parts rolleyes Times is hard!!! I'll get there though thumb

Re: Mid Engine Coupe Project [Re: ] #1399909
25/12/2012 22:04
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Supebe project, I wait to see the continuation impatiently

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Re: Mid Engine Coupe Project [Re: ] #1409141
05/02/2013 22:07
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nice work !

Re: Mid Engine Coupe Project [Re: ] #1409257
06/02/2013 14:08
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I love this project
Awesome thread!
Cant wait to see more, keep up the good work thumb


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Re: Mid Engine Coupe Project Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1409822
08/02/2013 20:48
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Thanks for the encouragement chaps, I'm still picking away at it and will hopefully get it to Brooklands one way or another laugh

I don't think I'll have finished the subframe by then as there's a lot of, as yet, unknown bracketry to go on and I'll want them on before I paint it, but I'll assemble everything so that the car's rolling and I can get it on a trailer.

I've also got a cunning plan for some adjustable wishbones which hopefully I'll have ready by then as well cool


Re: Mid Engine Coupe Project [Re: ] #1413973
03/03/2013 10:56
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Wow,great work ! Look forward to seeing how she drives laugh

Re: Mid Engine Coupe Project [Re: ] #1414232
04/03/2013 18:41
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Happy with your progress......how you will set you cooling system.....if the rad stays in front there will be no problem.......but i had cooling issues when moved rad just in front of the rear bumper.......
Adjustable wishbones is great idea, but it will be difficult to do because rear bush sits higher on the front subframe.
Will be any problem if you can take and save it's measurements......i'm using Coupe front subframe for my rear 156's and it will be very useful for me......
P.S - just had closer look on your pic's - it there any place for rear anti-roll-bar?????

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Re: Mid Engine Coupe Project Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1414256
04/03/2013 20:26
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It'll be a little while before it moves under it's own steam rich!! rolleyes

Hi Ferrarist, coolant rad will be at the front and mounted horizontally as per a few Lotus models and the intercooler will be just in front of the engine.

I think I've got the wishbones worked out, if I don't get time to mock some up in the near future, I'll try and do some drawings to give an idea.

Yep, rear antiroll bar fixings are still there.

Re: Mid Engine Coupe Project Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1416145
15/03/2013 20:21
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Don't know if you will use your car on track, but please have in mind that changing rear toe settings will have huge effect when cornering.
Just finished a weekend at Greece's Serres race track 3 days event, and after awful beginning, now i think i have a lot of info about what i did right and wrong.
Driving RWD on track is real fun when you make it cornering as it should. And no matter how unique my project is(it's first 156's RWD ever), it should be a lot money and time saving for me if someone did that before and had someone's project to follow......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ErGozsG1x4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozcGHSsViqE

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Re: Mid Engine Coupe Project Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1416371
17/03/2013 11:00
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That's looking very nice Ferrarist cool I understand what you mean about the rear geometry setup being critical, I learnt quite a lot when doing this 126 mid engine car

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One problem with using front wheel drive setup at the rear is the track a geometry are completely wrong, on the 126 I ended up with a slightly wider track at the rear and a tiny bit of toe in, it was still a bit twitchy but that was mainly due to such a short wheelbase.

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