Mals Effie project

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Post by Lynchy » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:10 pm

Chris

If you need a crash test dummy of the "larger than Chris" variety, I am available. I remember the dimensions of the XP and the contortions involved in getting into it and the need to contract my neck like a turtle in order to save what hair I have left....

BTW - The Jag is similarly difficult to get into but easy to get out of if I do a "seal roll" out over the cage. Big Gaz with his 1.5% body fat and build like a racing ferret finds it easier.

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Post by momec » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:40 pm

Well tell me Lynch , how did he get his name?
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Post by Lynchy » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:49 am

Well tell me Lynch , how did he get his name?
self generated....

we were at the canteen many years ago and they were asking for a name to call out when dinner was ready. He chose Big Gaz, I tried Raoul but they didn't believe me.

Why did he go for Big Gaz...... don't know, don't want to know....

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Post by Reverend Hedgash » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:33 pm

That is a nice looking honest truck. If it were a dog it'd be a labrador.

I guess the next question is what can you do at the back? It is a much argued thing whether to leave the tailgate up or down.

This scientist says up:

http://papers.sae.org/2004-01-1146/

This mod looks good but is it allowed? It could be called a canopy?:

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthread.p ... p-583.html

and here:

http://www.evworld.com/article.cfm?storyid=870

Any ideas on colour?

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Post by momec » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:19 pm

Your right Rev a labrador.
Tailgate up and flat hardcover is the best the rules allow.

Color wise have'nt even thouht on yet. White on white ain't kosher so might have do a splash of something.

This weekend l plan to lower the rear. Simple enough because the currant diff housing is located under the rear springs. There is enough room above the springs to relocate the new 9" housing, just move the spring pads and reset the pinion angle.
At this stage l will tack it till l final the tailshaft as it maybe 1 piece or 2 piece. Yet to make a final decision there until l talk to my tailshaft man.

Next week l'll restud the axles so we can go to Falcon pattern car wheels.
This makes tyre choice easier.
Front l have already converted which l will outline with pictures etc later.

Chris
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Re: Mals Effie project

Post by ROSS BROWN » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:36 pm

"CHRISS"
Know you have been working away like a secret squirel.
Go and have a fight with ya photo bucket . they've sorta made it easier (copies of the first click now )
Cheers Ross :D
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Re: Mals Effie project

Post by momec » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:47 am

Yeah Ok
Soon
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Re: Mals Effie project

Post by momec2 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:04 am

OK
As Ross said l have been working and currant state of play is we are aiming at running in March.

The photos I will post will be in no particular order but should tell a thousand words.
Cage and seat mounts are finished.
Engine and trans mounted
Front end finished
Wiring loom done, can be easily removed for clean up post salt.
Steering column finished
Just waiting on cam to turn up and the rest of the engine is ready to throw togeather.

http://s869.photobucket.com/albums/ab25 ... g&newest=1

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Re: Mals Effie project

Post by momec2 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:14 am

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Re: Mals Effie project

Post by momec2 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:20 am

Dummy engine bay
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Shift position

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later Chris

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Re: Mals Effie project

Post by Rob » Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:26 pm

Looks like things are coming along nicely there Chris, I'm not sure your adjustable column mount will pass scrutineering :wink:

Merry Christmas,
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I owe, I owe, so off to work I go.

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Re: Mals Effie project

Post by Lynchy » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:38 pm

Rob

It's a plastic coated bungee, way better than a standard one!

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Re: Mals Effie project

Post by momec2 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:53 am

Steering position now fixed, cage finished yesterday I've added lots.
Seat mount finished, harness mounts, helmet hook, tabs for fire lines, camera mounts in 2 spots.
Doing final prep on cabin to paint interior next.
Fuel tank and pump to go in today.
More soon
Chris

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Post by DLRA » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:57 am

Hmmm, I seem to recognize that engine bay paint colour, Ford Tractor Blue?

Thought I was being clever painting my trailer that colour, but the bastards pinched it away (complete with custom cage and Chev Rally wheels, caps and trims) was in the back of the carport at the end of the driveway, they just hooked it up and drove away.
Keep the shiney side up........
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Re: Mals Effie project

Post by momec2 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:02 pm

Yes GW

Thought Ford tractor blue was apt considering what l was building.
Our competition in this class (C/PPickup) at Bonneville is the Big Red Truck from Texas, and its a Chev.
So guess what. :wink:

Chris

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