The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by MR2 Zig » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:03 pm

I like DUK's version better... :D
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by MD » Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:02 am

Had the first testing run today. A mixed bag. Brakes and suspensions seem to work ok. Engine is misfiring on full song but wasn't doing it on the dyno. Probably got frightened by some of the big hairy chested V8's running on the track in the morning session.. :D

Got a fuel leak to sort and a tweek adjustment on my selectors to pick up first gear better.

See how it goes in about a week's time at general practice at Lakeside..
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by MD » Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:23 am

Update time.

Been almost three weeks since the last post. I have done a sheitload of work going over everything in fine detail to figure out my engine faltering problems. After redoing the entire loom over again and re-soldering all the connections, carefully re routing the wires to minimise noise interference from things like igniters, coils, injectors, alternators etc things started to improve.
Finally, I checked through the setting in the software and noticed a very high level of filtering on my TPS signal so I reset that to zero.

Took it for a test run on a private circuit today and it seems all my work has paid off. IT LIVES !
Along the way I sorted my fuel tank breather leak and other minor items. I still have a short list of must dos before I take it on the track again like refining the heel-n-toe set up and improve the harness fitting etc but finally I feel some degree of satisfaction that the project is heading in the right direction.
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by kevin » Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:54 am

Md, I'm glad that you are finally winning . How about a few pics of test runs up and down the street :D
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by GTV27 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:55 pm

by "street" he means "private circuit" of course
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by MD » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:47 am

Here's some racing we missed out on..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0GfnNsnkIg
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by MD » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:05 am

Well I guess this will be my final post of this topic as the Cab is now fully complete and all systems are operational. It's been a fun project to share with you and give you some inspiration to do your own thing too.
My skills as a racing driver are crap but I do love building these transaxle racers. Thanks for all the feedback both public and private and the gags that pull you through the tough times when there is a big head scratch on how to solve a challenge.

My thanks to guys in Scandinavia, Holland, Sweden, the UK, US, SA and naturally Greece. My appreciation to local guys in Oz goes without saying.

Love you guys.

Best of luck with yours Kevin. Seems to be progressing well too.
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by fedezyl » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:41 am

Now you need to open a topic to show how the cab is doing in the series! :D

Seems like the racing bug has picked a few of us, I'm starting racing next year in my Giulie... 8)
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by Mats » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:20 am

[Anorak mode]
Sweden is in Scandinavia, Finland is not. Just FYI. :wink: :)
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by MD » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:52 pm

See what I mean? Helpful to the end. Thanks Mats. To my shame, I actually did think Finland was part of Scandinavia. What an insult. !! hahaaa. :D
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Post by Mats » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:36 am

If you ask random people on the streets of Sweden probably 50% think so too. :shock: :?
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by GarthW » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:31 pm

Awesome build MD, well done. :D 8)
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by MD » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:15 pm

For a more complete run down of the build of this car that has better information flow , go here: http://www.alfaclubvic.org.au/forum/ind ... pic=7875.0

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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by scott.venables » Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:51 pm

Great work MD. Thanks for documenting it for us. Speaking of documentation, did you happen to record the diameter you ended up pressing the bottom ball joint into? I think you said you tried a couple of diameters so the joint didn't deform and end up stiff?

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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by MD » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:47 pm

Hi Scott,

You are giving me too much credit. :oops:

I work with machine shops but I am not a machinist. My caution was to advise your machinist to bear this issue in mind. I do not have the specific BJ hole dimensions and never did. I did provide the details of the BJ themselves only in terms of their part numbers.

You will also find that each BJ will have slightly diffent tolerances and the machinist will need to factor that into each case.
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