View Full Version : need a quick answer, ground clearance ???

24th April 2009, 09:23 PM
Hi all could do with a quick answer have got my engine and chassis on the building board and need to now how much off the sump i can have below the floor line off the chassis so i can get on with waking the naighbours up with the angle grinder making some mounts.

24th April 2009, 09:31 PM
If memory serves me right, I believe there is about 100mm clearance between chassis & ground.

I wouldn't want more than 25mm of sump bellow the chassis ;)

24th April 2009, 09:35 PM
What engine are you fitting ? :)

24th April 2009, 09:36 PM
honda blackbird cbr1100xx

24th April 2009, 09:38 PM
dread to think what the insurance will be teehee ;)

24th April 2009, 09:47 PM
i take it you don,t like your neighbours?? :D
insurance shouldn,t be too bad if you go with a kit car insurer, also depends on your age/driving experience.
enjoy making the mounts.:D
if i may add, try & locate the regulator/rectifier somewhere where it gets airflow over it as they get hot & burn out, honda,s achilles heel.

24th April 2009, 09:48 PM
dread to think what the insurance will be teehee ;)

I am sure it will be worth the cost. ;)

You can't put a price on an ear to ear grin :D :D

24th April 2009, 11:56 PM
I am sure it will be worth the cost. ;)

You can't put a price on an ear to ear grin :D :D

yes you can just call jordans plastic surgeon

25th April 2009, 09:59 AM
If you can have it flush with bottom rails it would let you skin the entire floor and save cracking the sump on speed bumps.

I love the sound of angle grinders in the morning....:cool:

26th April 2009, 09:07 AM
Ahh its 9AM in the morning my brother has been in the workshop on the milling machine since 6, and now to return the love to my naighbours who were at it all yesterday with an electric drill and circular saw in the back garden making what can only be described as a rarther wonky peice off decking so its time to crack out the angle grinder and return the love.

Engine is going in well so far have got the 2 sets of gear box mounts in, have re tapped the engine mounts to M12 to match the rest off the car and am now setting about making a removable top frame to make getting the engine in and out nice and easy. hope to get some pics up later iff i get chance

How do you put them up so they just apear rarther then having to log in and then click on the little atached photo icon??

Chears hope we all have a productive day

26th April 2009, 09:54 AM
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