Haynes Forums  

Go Back   Haynes Forums > Haynes Roadster Forums > Engine/transmission
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 24th April 2009, 10:23 PM
Tilly819 Tilly819 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Leicestershire
Posts: 489
Default need a quick answer, ground clearance ???

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.
Thanks
Tilly
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 24th April 2009, 10:31 PM
Bonzo's Avatar
Bonzo Bonzo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cornwall
Posts: 3,321
Default Ground clearance

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
__________________
I am not a complete idiot...........Some of the parts are missing !!
Ronnie

www.roadster-builders.co.uk
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 24th April 2009, 10:35 PM
Bonzo's Avatar
Bonzo Bonzo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cornwall
Posts: 3,321
Default

What engine are you fitting ?
__________________
I am not a complete idiot...........Some of the parts are missing !!
Ronnie

www.roadster-builders.co.uk
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 24th April 2009, 10:36 PM
Tilly819 Tilly819 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Leicestershire
Posts: 489
Default

honda blackbird cbr1100xx
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 24th April 2009, 10:38 PM
Tilly819 Tilly819 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Leicestershire
Posts: 489
Default

dread to think what the insurance will be teehee
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 24th April 2009, 10:47 PM
HandyAndy's Avatar
HandyAndy HandyAndy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: cleveland
Posts: 3,917
Default

i take it you don,t like your neighbours??
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.
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.
cheers
andy
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 24th April 2009, 10:48 PM
Bonzo's Avatar
Bonzo Bonzo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cornwall
Posts: 3,321
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tilly819 View Post
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
__________________
I am not a complete idiot...........Some of the parts are missing !!
Ronnie

www.roadster-builders.co.uk
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 25th April 2009, 12:56 AM
AshG's Avatar
AshG AshG is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Rochester
Posts: 1,882
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonzo View Post
I am sure it will be worth the cost.

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

yes you can just call jordans plastic surgeon
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 25th April 2009, 10:59 AM
fabbyglass
 
Posts: n/a
Default

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....
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 26th April 2009, 10:07 AM
Tilly819 Tilly819 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Leicestershire
Posts: 489
Default

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
Tilly
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.