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Old 4th April 2016, 02:24 PM
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Depending on engine fitted the rad will go in front of it above rack mounts,where the two chassis rails run from front frame.
I went with the bigger golf rad which doesnt really fit behind the front frame. But it does fit in front of if just needs a bit of adjustment
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Old 5th April 2016, 01:41 PM
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Bit safer there if you bat the nose end.
I built a car to race and used Ginneta rad behind the frame worked a treat.
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Old 19th April 2016, 08:13 AM
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Hi
Does anyone have a link to the upgraded pedalbox
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Old 19th April 2016, 08:28 AM
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Hi Steve,
I don't know if you are talking about my "redesign", but in case, here is the link:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?...Dg&usp=sharing

If I had to redesign it now, I would put an angle on the throttle pedal, so when you are full throttle, your heel doesn't touch the bottom of the pedal. But it is totally drivable this way anyway.

Hope this will help
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Old 19th April 2016, 08:58 AM
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Hi Steve,
I don't know if you are talking about my "redesign", but in case, here is the link:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?...Dg&usp=sharing

If I had to redesign it now, I would put an angle on the throttle pedal, so when you are full throttle, your heel doesn't touch the bottom of the pedal. But it is totally drivable this way anyway.

Hope this will help
Yea thats the one
Fair play to you they are some good plans thanks for sharing
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Old 19th April 2016, 11:32 AM
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Hi, I'm using Sylvains peddle box design, one thing that i did slightly different was to weld the curved plates on the peddles differently.
I have wide feet, so I kept the brake peddle plate central, but then I placed the plate for the accelerator as far to the right as possible, but still allowing me a full weld and the clutch peddle plate I pushed to the left hand extreme if that makes sense. By doing this I get more room around the brake peddle.

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Old 19th April 2016, 02:05 PM
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Hi, I'm using Sylvains peddle box design, one thing that i did slightly different was to weld the curved plates on the peddles differently.
I have wide feet, so I kept the brake peddle plate central, but then I placed the plate for the accelerator as far to the right as possible, but still allowing me a full weld and the clutch peddle plate I pushed to the left hand extreme if that makes sense. By doing this I get more room around the brake peddle.

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Yea i was thinking that might be an issue for me alright
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Old 21st April 2016, 09:51 PM
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So i got another little bit done
got the bulkhead tacked in place i still need to cut a hole and mount a bearing for the steering column and the pedal box is the lower half of the bulkhead.

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Old 21st April 2016, 09:52 PM
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I also started on the suspension
I have made the camber adjusters for the wishbones which need to be made first to complete the wishbones

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The jig for aligning them

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Old 21st April 2016, 10:38 PM
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i would hold of buying and fitting a bearing, i bashed in and bought one then when the seats went in i couldnt get my knees under the steering collum, my collum goes over the first bar then under the second, i modified the bulkhead bracket already on the mx5 collum and just bolted it straight on
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