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    RE: New Project

    Would of course need an esky attached
    I just found out that I can still have sex at 40! Its really good news cause I live at 36 so wont have far to walk home!!

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    RE: New Project

    Ok got a bit done on the coupling for the rear swingarm setup today.

    Using some stainless steel fittings a mate got for me a while back and I filed them in the "It'll come in handy" box.
    I might try to make this a bit smaller and lighter down the track, but for now it's a good way to work out where things have to go.

    Also got the sprocket mounted on the diff, and made some temporary bearing supports for the mock-up stage of the whole thing.
    I'll ditch the drive cup setup off the diff, as I'm not doing individual suspension, and replace them with straight axles going to each rear wheel.











































































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    RE: New Project

    When it comes to scrounging, modifying or seeing outside the box, you are the chanp mate......
    The voices in your head must be running on a permanent caffeine high
    I just found out that I can still have sex at 40! Its really good news cause I live at 36 so wont have far to walk home!!

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    ORIGINAL: troppo
    When it comes to scrounging, modifying or seeing outside the box, you are the chanp mate......

    Hehe yeah...
    I guess it's because I've never really had a look inside the box in the first place......






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    RE: New Project

    plumbing fittings?????
    your unreal man lol...
    way to modify what the diff from??

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    RE: New Project

    It's an FG diff that DC2MAN sent me.



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    RE: New Project

    lol nice work...
    is not often you here of fg diff blowing so you should have a decent unit there

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    RE: New Project

    Cool.
    Yeah DC reckons they're pretty tough.

    I'll still be having a go at making my own though and probably use this diff in the other car.





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    RE: New Project

    wow dv i like the look of the sprocket on that diff,fairly solid looking set up.

    also that suspension set up looks awesome,they look like great a-arms. what way is the weight going so far?

    you should get a nice spread of power and good handling from that diff in any aplication you use it on.

    man my beetle is very heavy and the engine is 7.5hp plus and i am running "still" the same diff now for the last year,untouched and not even inspected,last time i checked it for greese was when i fitted the elcon balldrive system was over 5months ago.

    just a testament to how tough they are.

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    RE: New Project


    ORIGINAL: Dirty_Vinylpusher

    Ok got a bit done on the coupling for the rear swingarm setup today.

    Using some stainless steel fittings a mate got for me a while back and I filed them in the "It'll come in handy" box.
    I might try to make this a bit smaller and lighter down the track, but for now it's a good way to work out where things have to go.

    Also got the sprocket mounted on the diff, and made some temporary bearing supports for the mock-up stage of the whole thing.
    I'll ditch the drive cup setup off the diff, as I'm not doing individual suspension, and replace them with straight axles going to each rear wheel.




    Nice work, thats a very nice looking front end! Do you have a pic of the whole car where we can see the proportions including the engine and rear end ?

    That is probably a good thing that the stainless T is heavy (like in heavy duty) as I can imagine there is some stress at this point. That a ingenious setup for the rear suspension, are you planning to use similar shocks setup as in the front ?

    Fred


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    ORIGINAL: Frederik_b
    Do you have a pic of the whole car where we can see the proportions including the engine and rear end ?
    Only the ones from the other day before I started on the swingarm mount.

    The wheelbase is about 700mm though.
    I'll take a couple of pics today.









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    RE: New Project

    Oh, almost forgot.

    Cracked open a couple of laptop batteries last night after watching those "hack" videos on YouTube.
    Inside there's 8 nice batteries, a bit bigger than AA's.

    One of the laptops hadn't been charged for over a year and each individual battery inside it still held 3.9V! [X(]
    Gonna put them on charge and see what they get up to.

    Could be a good battery source





    Note AA for size comparison.









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    RE: New Project

    Hmmmm. isn't this the same type of laptop battery that led to all them laptop fires a few years back... lol..lol..

    Just joking... I'm sure you will make them work some how
    http://quarterscaleprostreetberetta.freeforums.org/index.php

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    RE: New Project

    Nothing wrong with some fireworks every now and then.
    Adds to the effect.


    Seriously though, it seems that almost all large batterypacks of any kind contains smaller batteries.
    There's a lot of good, cheap sources for powerful and rechargeable batteries out there for us cheapskates.


    Just gotta get a voltage regulator of some sort to bring it down to 6V.





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    RE: New Project

    Hey DVP, I hope you're planning on using a dedicated charger for lithium chemistry batteries! I've got quite a few of those lying around as well but have never used them. I felt the need for a voltage regulator, voltage cutoff, and explosion hazard next to my gas tank was not worth the extra capacity.

    Whatever you do, be careful, because we need to see some more home creations coming from Australia...

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    RE: New Project

    My sparkie mate takes care of all the electrickery things that are above my head.
    And if he can't figure out a way to blow something up, I will....



    Right, here's some recent pictures.
    Playing around a bit with the pivot point of the rear swingarm.

    What do you reckon about shocks at the front of the whole setup, like where the red clamp is in the picture.
    Will it work?
















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    RE: New Project

    That looks like an interesting setup you have there. Nice job!



    I'm not sure how stiff the shocks you have are, but in the position you have the clamp I think it should work well. If you find that the suspension is too soft, you could always lengthen the part of the beam that extends from underneath the engine a bit.

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    RE: New Project

    Well I'm gonna have a go at making my own shocks from those gas struts, so I'll be able to adjust/change the stiffness as I please.










    Or that's the idea anyway.








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    RE: New Project

    Just a couple more mock-up shots.
    The motor is definitely sitting too high so that will have to be changed.

    Found a bearing holder that suits the diff.
    Just need something for the sprocket side.


    And wheelbase and track width measurments.
    A bit too short perhaps.

    Aiming for 700mm wheelbase
































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    RE: New Project

    What do you reckon about shocks at the front of the whole setup, like where the red clamp is in the picture.
    Will it work?
    Work just fine. Be interesting too! Don't over spring it. and if need be, don't be afraid to make the lever arm longer or shorter. Nothing says those rear shocks can't be all the way at the front of the car on a long lever arm if need be.
    Check out BOB\'\'S GARAGE on youtube to see what we\'\'re up to.
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    RE: New Project

    With the twist of the rear swingarm, would it be better to have the shocks angled in any certain direction?


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    RE: New Project


    ORIGINAL: dc2 man


    man my beetle is very heavy and the engine is 7.5hp plus

    Dauym!
    [X(]



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    RE: New Project

    Ohkay a couple of photos from this afternoon.
    First time with all 4 wheels somewhat attached to the chassis.
    Even though it's not supporting its own weight yet, that was a good moment!


















































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    RE: New Project

    ORIGINAL: Dirty_Vinylpusher

    With the twist of the rear swingarm, would it be better to have the shocks angled in any certain direction?

    Preferably in the direction of travel. Normally, the rationale for leaning shocks is soften ride, make them more progressive, compensate heavy or light springs to suit the build. etc. a 100 pound spring, at a 45 degree angle, feels like a 50 pound spring. So it's also a tuning thing. The springs only job is to hold up the car and set ride height. Dampening is everything else.


    In a perfect scenario, at full suspension extension, the spring reaches zero load at the exact same instance the suspension finishes extending. And is maximally crushed when the suspension is at maximum compression. Or there abouts. It's a trade off.
    Check out BOB\'\'S GARAGE on youtube to see what we\'\'re up to.
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    ORIGINAL: Bob-Stormer

    Preferably in the direction of travel.

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