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Offline Reidy02

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My Cuda so far.
« on: February 23, 2009, 03:50:16 AM »
What do you all think of it so far?
« Last Edit: February 23, 2009, 03:56:45 AM by Reidy02 »
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Re: My Cuda so far.
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2009, 04:09:29 AM »
Looks good to me ;D

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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2009, 05:23:17 AM »
yup. looking real good..

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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2009, 08:31:12 AM »
Nice start.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
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Re: My Cuda so far.
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2009, 05:42:08 PM »
Why is it with every cuda build. The box tubing/frame is blue??   :o

artie on edge

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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2009, 06:06:03 PM »
Thats how RHS steel is made in Auss. Did you think we all did for a fashion statement?  ;D

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Re: My Cuda so far.
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2009, 08:46:16 PM »
Why is it with every cuda build. The box tubing/frame is blue??   :o

I've wondered the same thing.  Don't feel bad.  I've just never had the guts to ask!

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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2009, 05:53:58 AM »
Cleppa and Lance,
I gotta say that had to be the best question from newbies I have ever heard ;D
I always wondered that myself :P
 

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Re: My Cuda so far.
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2009, 06:32:53 AM »
Yeah Thanks everyone for your kind words, and Artie's right that's just the way it comes here in OZ! I think it's for preservation reasons, to help slow rust..
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Re: My Cuda so far.
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2009, 01:56:58 AM »
I've got a bit more done!
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Re: My Cuda so far.
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2009, 08:21:33 AM »
Your upper front a-arm mount in the back will cause issues that Tony will not acknowledge.  If you cut off the mounts and replace them with a set that have the hole 3/4" higher, your tie rods will not foul on your a-arms.  If you want, I can send you the CAD drawing of a set that I made up.  Just a suggestion though.  Doug Heim gave me that bit of advice and I drew up a set right after he told me of the issue.  I had already welded mine just the way you have done.  I had to cut them off, and weld up the new ones.  It was worth not having that issue.

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Re: My Cuda so far.
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2009, 08:23:51 AM »
Info like that is great to have. Thanks for posting it.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: My Cuda so far.
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2009, 08:24:29 AM »
I have a question about the edge cars in general tho.WHY the use of square tube?
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots" Albert Einstein  (IT'S OFFICIAL THAT DAY IS HERE NOW!)

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Re: My Cuda so far.
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2009, 10:09:26 AM »
They claim it's easier to work with than round.
(for the novice builder)
I do like it for the lower cockpit area.
When I eventually do my own design I'll probably make the lower cockpit area square.

artie on edge

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Re: My Cuda so far.
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2009, 03:59:49 PM »
Your upper front a-arm mount in the back will cause issues that Tony will not acknowledge.  If you cut off the mounts and replace them with a set that have the hole 3/4" higher, your tie rods will not foul on your a-arms.  If you want, I can send you the CAD drawing of a set that I made up.  Just a suggestion though.  Doug Heim gave me that bit of advice and I drew up a set right after he told me of the issue.  I had already welded mine just the way you have done.  I had to cut them off, and weld up the new ones.  It was worth not having that issue.

~Adam

Hi Adam, yeah I agee here and other issues besides, for example the upper arm has a quick adjuster for caster (is this needed? How often do you adjust your caster once set up?) which has a free thread (without lock nut) which will move back and forth under the suspension loads and as this is an inclined plane eventually has to cause trouble.

The other thing about the upper arms is the issue of it being a triangle and having fixed mounts. As you utilise the caster adjuster you spread the arms mount points and they bind in the chassis mounts (this puts side loads on the heim joints). Its exacerbated on the Cuda as the foot of the triangle is quite large. Unfortunately Tony wont enter into discussion on any of these points (as I have discovered).