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New project

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Perywinkle, 19 May 2006.

  1. Perywinkle

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Nov 2002

    Posts: 2,185

    Location: Faygate, West Sussex

    New project (now with updates!)

    Well I finaly got it in the garage today after 3 weekends of clearing out, and 4 weeks after I bought it.
    It's an MK indy, going to be powered by a yamaha R1 engine, limited slip diff, fully adjustable dampners and double wishbone suspension all round, paddle shift etc.
    Should weigh in around the 400kg mark and make 160 bhp with a dynojet kit and decent exhaust, that's around 400 bhp/ton
    simmialr builds with the ideal ratio diff see 60 in 3.5 to 3.8 seconds
    Got the front suspension apart again to paint the front hubs in black rather that silver.
    Engine cradle should be here this week, so I can get the supports and brackets welded in.... just gotta save up for the engine now....
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    Will look something like this when finished...
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    Pez
     
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  2. Perywinkle

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Nov 2002

    Posts: 2,185

    Location: Faygate, West Sussex

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    few more

    Pez
     
  3. Mic

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Aug 2005

    Posts: 3,869

    Location: Ireland

    Impressive. Very impressive. How much do you think the end cost will be. And no. of man hours? Any welding involved?
     
  4. Dugganator

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 May 2006

    Posts: 1,936

    I really wanted to start some sort of Car project my self but need some space to be able to do in it. Looks like a good start thou and i bet once its finished your be loving the 0-60 speed. Good luck and i hope it all goes well
     
  5. Perywinkle

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Nov 2002

    Posts: 2,185

    Location: Faygate, West Sussex

    I bough it part built off ebay for £970 which saved me about 700 quid over MK's starter kit price, it also came with an 1800 zetec,gearbox and bellhousing which i've since sold.
    So far i've spent £1200, next major outlays are the engine (about a grand) exhaust system (300) dampners and springs (350)
    Reckon i'm looking at 4-5k all told to get it on the road, which for something with super car acceleration and track proven handling is damn good!
     
  6. andi

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,712

    Location: Manchester

    Nice one, sounds like you picked up a bargain. So want to build myself a seven one day. Just need the funds and big garage!
     
  7. ratface

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 Dec 2002

    Posts: 985

    Location: At Home

    Love these toys :D

    That diff looks to be an open diff from a drum brake sierra, I'd swap it for one from a 2.0XR4x4 nice 3.92:1 with LSD :D

    Good luck with the build
     
  8. Lowe

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,156

    Location: Newcastle Under Lyme

    Problem is Pez, no matter how light you make the car, you've still got half a tonne of metal in your face slowing you down pal. 0-60 in 2 weeks at least when you're driving her. ;)
     
  9. Simon

    Capodecina

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    Location: Berks / Moscow

    Nice, good luck :)
     
  10. McMav

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Bishopton


    Ended there pez :p
     
  11. Jonny69

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 3 May 2004

    Posts: 17,669

    Location: Kapitalist Republik of Surrey

    They are such cool little chassis on those 7's
     
  12. lukechad

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 May 2004

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    Location: Burton-On-Trent

    Can I just ask how much of a job will this be, in terms of technical ability needed. I ask because a friend of mine has his engine off his written off Bandit650s, the bike itself is a cat B write off so he cant put it back on the road, but the engine still works so we are planning on putting it in a go-cart of similar.

    I just wondered if you could tell me how you get the controls from the motorbike engine (clutch and gear shift) to work in a car format.

    Many thanks for any help :)
     
  13. Perywinkle

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Nov 2002

    Posts: 2,185

    Location: Faygate, West Sussex

    shut it ya codeye :p

    That's the plan, or just buy the diff it'self and convert the spline shafts to lobro joint bolt on jobbies.

    Well you can buy chassis kits specificly for bike engines of all sorts.
    I've never realy done anything like this before so it's not overly technical lol
    wiring's the only thing i'm not looking forward to.
    Clutch works off a cable same as it would in any car (unless it was hydraulic)
    Gear shift you can either knock up a push/pull rod system or use cables again. I'm planning some sort of pushrod system to use with paddles behind the steering wheel.
     
  14. lukechad

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Burton-On-Trent

    Cheers for the info, I think we are trying to have the pedals setup just like a car and a gear shift system which will operate like a rally car, push for up and pull for down. Its going to be a slow process for us as we dont have much spare cash or time, but the end result should be pretty interesting. We arent wont have any wires to worry about as its purely man and machine with this one, only for use on a track.
     
  15. ratface

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 Dec 2002

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    Location: At Home

    Just swap the inner cv's for the lobro ones bolt up the xr diff and use you existing shafts

    If you need a diff or anymore info pop over to the fsoc forum
     
  16. Perywinkle

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Nov 2002

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    Location: Faygate, West Sussex

    Cheers dude, i'll have a look :)
     
  17. Perywinkle

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Nov 2002

    Posts: 2,185

    Location: Faygate, West Sussex

    finally picked up an engine this evening!
    998cc 11000rpm goodness :D
    Can get on with some more at last.
    Brake pipes and drivetrain is all finished and in place now, just the engine cradle to weld in and I can get the plumbing and wiring done :)
     
  18. tom_nieto

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Birmingham

    Top stuff, can't wait to see some more progress pictures!
     
  19. Perywinkle

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Nov 2002

    Posts: 2,185

    Location: Faygate, West Sussex

    i'll take some more in the nest day or so, progress has been slow of late due to lack of funds.
     
  20. 6thElement

    Sgarrista

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    Location: In my penthouse, Park Ave

    I call shotgun!