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Old 2nd June 2012, 01:15 PM
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There are lots good, informative posts on the forum that get lost in banter. The usual way to address this problem is to have an FAQ thread/post with links to the most informative theads. The way to do it is to have a sticky thread with an edited first post, and people suggesting questions and links to the FAQ in the thread. So, I'm volunteering to maintain the FAQ.

Here are my first ideas ideas about what questions should go in, I'll edit to fill in links and more questions.

How much steel do I need for the chassis?
In short: most people nowadays go for HandyAndy's flatpack kit. No measuring and cutting, perfect angles and dimensions everywhere, like a Lego set you have to weld together. If you want to do it yourself, though, get 7x 6m lengths of 25x25 and 3x 6m lengths of 20x20. There will be some leftovers but you'll be glad you have them.
http://www.haynes.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=6263
http://www.haynes.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=6553
http://www.haynes.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=6377
http://www.haynes.co.uk/forums/showp...56&postcount=3
http://www.haynes.co.uk/forums/showp...9&postcount=44
http://www.haynes.co.uk/forums/showt...6733#post46733

Where do I get steel for chassis, and what should I ask for?
Steel type and online suppliers
Steel types
Steel grade
1.5mm frame thickness
What's RHS, ERW, CDS? (thread: Welding required)

What welder should I get?
Buying a welder FAQ

What is the weight of the complete chassis?
Weight of finished chassis?
chassis weight

What's the size and weight of the finished Roadster?
The length of a Roadster with ali rear tub and Saturn nose cone is ~330 cm. The widest point is at the rear arches, 169 cm with aluminium side panels. The wheelbase is around 238 cm (Sierra: 2608 mm), track width ~145 cm with standard wheels.
Size of a finished Roadster??
Weight of Roadster?
What's the average weight of a finished Roadster?
Total weight of the car
How many kgs?

Weights of Sierra components

What are the dimensions of the GRP bodywork panels?
Fabbyglass aka Triton, Saturn aka SSC, NTS and Gillham Online used the same molds as they changed hands. Apart from these there are GRP parts made from other molds by Equinox, there are panels made by AGM sports cars, and there are panels as in the book provided by MK Engineering. We have the drawings for Triton/Saturn/Gillham panels and for the ones supplied by Equinox:
Bonnet drawing (Saturn Price Squeeze and developments)
SSC Scuttle drawings
Reload this Page Equinox Bodywork measurements in 3D

What is the recommended suspension setup?
Chassis and suspension set up info request
spud69's setup (thread: still confused about arms)

What shock absorbers should I get?
shocking question?
What shocks?
shock length

How much does a typical build cost?
Build cost

Where does CP24 go?
Between BR1 and BR8 (and BR2 and BR9), under the suspension bracket.

Where can I get Haynes Roadster parts?
Parts Suppliers Thread - Who Sells What & How to Get Hold of Them
We got f*** by Darren George
Bits for the build you forgot about

Are there CAD drawings of Roadster chassis and parts?
3d cad (Fabrun's Solidworks BMW-based roadster drawing)
Solidworks chassis model by mopple
Also, there is a 3d model of the bodywork parts obtained by putting Saturn bodywork into an industrial 3d scanner, PM Hoybi for a copy.
AutoCad chassis, plates for laser cutting (thread: I thought I'd seen something about cad files of the chassis, but can't find anything)
cad.zip
Also, here is a nice drawing of the chassis: http://www.soudeur.com/photographies...ueschassis.pdf
Front upright mushroom insterts (mushrooms)

Where do I get a manifold for bike carbs?
You make them

How do I go about wiring?
David Murray's wiring diagram

How do I fill in the IVA forms?
IVA Application Form IVA 1C
Forms for DVLA after IVA.

Please suggest questions with answers!
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Old 2nd June 2012, 02:02 PM
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Nice one Alga....defo good for a sticky
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This is a brilliant idea. It will save new members having to spend hours searching for the important stuff they need.
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Brilliant idea
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Any help, Albert? - http://www.haynes.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=7367
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Old 2nd June 2012, 06:02 PM
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albert

i found this website while browsing earlier. all to do with the zetec engines. might come in handy to someone.

http://www.toyne.org.uk/zetec.html

and got a pdf version of the IVA manual too.

http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/Trans...ion_Manual.pdf

hope it helps

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Great idea Albert

I,ll make this thread into a sticky , & also once the intial "good idea" posts have been made, I,ll delete them & keep the content of the thread to INFORMATION ONLY

As its your thread Albert, would that be ok with you ?

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Nice one Alga, good to see this.

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There are lots good, informative posts on the forum that get lost in banter.
But whats wrong with a bit of banter now and again.?
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Nice one Alga, good to see this.

But whats wrong with a bit of banter now and again.?
Banter is great, but loosing the rare gold nuggets in it is a pity. Hence this thread!
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Awesome, thanks PorkChop. I remembered there was a thread like that, but couldn't find.
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