"Patches" MD's Final Racing Project

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Re: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project

Post by MD » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:45 pm

The following work is not radical but I have not these seen minor modifications elsewhere. It is my standard practice. When installing large anti-roll bars, the original fixings tend to crack unless strengthened up.
Please note that welds are not shown as complete. I am also using a gas-less flux core MIG wire and so the weld puddle does not flow as a typical weld which makes for a less than "normal looking" MIG weld.
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Re: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project

Post by MD » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:51 pm

The fix.
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Re: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project

Post by MD » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:52 pm

Don't forget the underside
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Re: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project

Post by MD » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:53 pm

Integrate the side plate and bottom plate during the weld.
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Re: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project

Post by MD » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:56 pm

Because this car will use coil overs, the damper tower will carry all the suspension stress. It should therefore be strengthened up to take the load and triangulated to distribute this load.
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Re: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project

Post by MD » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:57 pm

Engine bay side
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Re: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project

Post by MD » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:58 pm

Part of the triangulation mounts
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Re: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project

Post by 75evo » Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:52 pm

Oooh I like this. I will absolutely copy this. I have the sway bar reinforcement plates already in place. But the side pieces seem like a good invention. Good ole Aussie ingenuity, wonder if it would get the seal of approval from the land of the birth of democracy.... :mrgreen:
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Re: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project

Post by KevinR » Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:56 pm

Top job !! This is going to be a very interesting thread. Glad you raised the pick up points for cross bracing in engine bay at the shock towers as I had to space it up quite a bit to get the bar to cross over the plennum.

Is it possible to go dry sump on new project so you can move the engine back a bit . But hey .. you have not told us what power plant is going in . I can see a few months of suspense and interesting reading.
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Re: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project

Post by KevinR » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:45 am

Md , I'm sensing a possible twin spark supercharged motor in there seen that you have it perfected by now :)
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