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Old 22nd August 2010, 04:58 PM
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Any progress in the last 3 months?

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Old 23rd January 2011, 11:12 AM
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Any Progress in the last 8 months?

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I presume this build is dead as we haven't heard anything for nearly 2 years, shame
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Old 14th April 2012, 03:50 PM
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I presume this build is dead as we haven't heard anything for nearly 2 years, shame
I presume the same as you James,

I supplied the chassis for this build but haven,t heard anything either, shame,

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Old 14th April 2012, 04:48 PM
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I would guess, that given his last post on here was for ideas on how to get the drive to the front wheels, that the cost of a bespoke gearbox has put paid to this project.

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Old 14th April 2012, 07:00 PM
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I could never see how it was going to work , be IVAable and look ok.

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Old 14th April 2012, 07:28 PM
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The challenge is at the front. The lump of transferbox that will intrude into the cockpit is far enough back to not be a problem, it basically ends up under your knees which are bent anyway. the shaft going forward is inside the tunnel long before it gets to the pedals so thats not an issue. Then comes the front. The way i saw it was the the diff has only one place to go so thats where the steering rack will end up and the driveshafts would have to go through where the front springs go. So it would have to be cantilever springs and shocks mounted inboard and that then that just leaves the steering rack. The only way I could see a route for the steering column to get to the steering rack would be one of those steering angle drives like the ones used on forward control small commercials . The rack could then be mounted with the spline looking straight up and the column could point over the top of the halfshaft then change direction via the miter box. Simples

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I guess this is why Ford running gear is suggested is best, i did think it was a difficult way to go.

Shame still, be good to know what happend though.


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My approch would be to go with an Impreza engine,gear box and uprights,push the engine as far forward as possible putting the drive shafts in front of the bulk heads. I think we had this conversation two weeks ago?
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