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Offline Simon

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New Car in Aus
« on: November 29, 2014, 04:19:21 PM »
Restarted this thread due to some technical issues.

Currently I have and Edge Barracuda which I have been modifying for a while to make it more suitable for racing. Before and after pics.

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Re: New Car in Aus
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2014, 04:28:20 PM »
Decided to go away from the edge design and have a go at something else of my own design. Wanted to use the front end I prototyped on the cuda, but also go to a trailing arm setup to really open up my drive-line options. Electric reverse sucks!

Experimented with 5 link for a while, but the cost of hiems really turned me off. Also, hard to get all of the shock mounts on the rear wheel carrier.

20" travel front,
18" travel rear.

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Re: New Car in Aus
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2014, 04:33:03 PM »
Experimented with 5 link for a while, but the cost of hiems really turned me off. Also, hard to get all of the shock mounts on the rear wheel carrier.

Why would you want to put them all on the carrier?

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Re: New Car in Aus
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2014, 04:35:29 PM »
I've seen pictures where people put them on the link, but just personally, I'm not a fan of putting a long (relatively) slender link into bending. Might be standard practice, but I didn't want to go that way.

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Re: New Car in Aus
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2014, 04:38:13 PM »
Current progress for the real item ....

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Re: New Car in Aus
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2014, 07:59:54 AM »
 Good looking stuff there Simon.
Keep posting pics as you move along.
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Re: New Car in Aus
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2014, 10:50:11 AM »
I like the after pic of the cuda above. looks like you did a nice job and i bet it is a lot better for you too. do you have any other close up pics?   
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Re: New Car in Aus
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2014, 10:55:16 AM »
 you said you didn't like electric reverse, can you tell everyone why? not doubting you just never used it or know anyone that has or does.    also if you decide to go with an a-arm rear instead of trailing arms you'll want to beef up that engine cradle area where it connects to the frame behind the seats. if you do go with trailing arms you'll prob be fine but i would add a little bracing there anyway. just a thought because i have seen an a-arm rear end start to crack there from the driving load of the a-arms.
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Re: New Car in Aus
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2014, 11:48:15 AM »
I like the after pic of the cuda above. looks like you did a nice job and i bet it is a lot better for you too. do you have any other close up pics?

A few. Here they are.

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Re: New Car in Aus
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2014, 11:49:33 AM »
And some more.

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Re: New Car in Aus
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2014, 11:57:12 AM »
you said you didn't like electric reverse, can you tell everyone why? not doubting you just never used it or know anyone that has or does.    also if you decide to go with an a-arm rear instead of trailing arms you'll want to beef up that engine cradle area where it connects to the frame behind the seats. if you do go with trailing arms you'll prob be fine but i would add a little bracing there anyway. just a thought because i have seen an a-arm rear end start to crack there from the driving load of the a-arms.

I race this here in Aus, and part of the regulations is a functioning reverse. Electric gets me past scrutineering, and that's about it.

It has no power and is hard on batteries. I can't put a bigger ring gear in the edge rear housing and I never figured out a way to do a double reduction I liked.

That brace is there, just wasn't when I took the pic  :). New car will definitely be semi trailing arm. Plenty of room for the drive.

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Re: New Car in Aus
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2014, 04:57:25 PM »
Just curious as to why no consideration for a arms rear. Too many heims?
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Re: New Car in Aus
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2014, 05:00:28 PM »
Nice work,BTW!!
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Re: New Car in Aus
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2014, 04:13:25 AM »
Just curious as to why no consideration for a arms rear. Too many heims?

Mainly because I want to make the drive a certain way and I didn't think I could do it with a-arms.
5 link had to many heims and was a bit complicated for me and I wasn't too keen on three link.

Trailing arm seems to work fine for all the other buggies in my club  ;D.

Here some pictures of the reversing chain case.





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Re: New Car in Aus
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2014, 05:54:33 AM »
Nicely done. How much time do you have on it so far?
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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
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loyalty to the American people."
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