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Seems like a lot of work on adding bracing to the chassis. Remind me the difference between a SEight chassis and a standard/current one?

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1 hour ago, dhutch said:

Seems like a lot of work on adding bracing to the chassis. Remind me the difference between a SEight chassis and a standard/current one?

 

I believe the only major difference is the thickness of steel used - the SEight being thicker gauge. Westfield don't make a chassis that would be braced enough for this project. The newer chassis have a stronger diff cage, but I still wouldn't trust them without some further work back there.

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11 minutes ago, gee_fin said:

 

I believe the only major difference is the thickness of steel used - the SEight being thicker gauge. Westfield don't make a chassis that would be braced enough for this project. The newer chassis have a stronger diff cage, but I still wouldn't trust them without some further work back there.

Ah right, makes sense. Thicker tube being the one thing you car easily modify! 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Back up the right way now, running out of steel after triangulating the diff/back, floor and engine bay. Relocated steering rack mounts to eliminate bump steer.

 

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I am slightly puzzled by the amount of strengthening.  Are you mostly concerned by the local road conditions ?

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17 hours ago, XTR2Turbo said:

I am slightly puzzled by the amount of strengthening.  Are you mostly concerned by the local road conditions ?

 

Number of things. The power/grip when drag racing twisting the chassis. The road conditions. The safety. Ultimate goal is Pikes Peak and Targa Tasmania with the car.

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Stub axle design for centre-locks proceeding... required to get it on it's wheels to figure out rack mount position to remove bump steer.

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Any more progress to report, do you have a rolling chassis now? 

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Slower than ever right now, frustratingly so. Snagged some carbon silencers (finally), waiting on some clutch pieces and pedal components. Looks like I'll have to be splitting my time between Barbados and the UK (as soon as flights open up again) for next 3-4 years, when that happens (UK quarantine lifted)  I'll be spending a lot of my UK time pushing to get this thing finished quickly in person. Just not much can be done while the world is shutdown 😠 It's annoying as fk... but hell, if my only gripe right now is that I can't finish my car as quickly as I'd like, I really shouldn't complain.

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What I did do to keep my hand in is grab an old 250 Superkart and ship it out here. Aim is to keep up the reflexes, break the lap record and sate those speed urges until I can get back to the UK...

 

 

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Correct decision Dave.

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