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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:30 pm
by badhand
Following on from comments made on Facebook, where Robbie from Steeda UK reckoned that over arches were passé :lol: I bodged up a quick visual of an alternative to consider. Bear in mind that the top image with bolt on arches is what we were thinking at the start of the project, when we had the renders done. Latest thinking is to fab out of steel and blend in nicely. But before we do, it's worth exploring options innit?

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:23 am
by Manders Mustang
badhand wrote:
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Blend these, no xxxx ricer riv nuts. sorted.

Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:01 pm
by badhand
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Got the samples from Forgeline. Beautiful finish. Photo does no justice...

Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:36 pm
by Manders Mustang
badhand wrote:Image

Got the samples from Forgeline. Beautiful finish. Photo does no justice...

i like the top one :lol:

Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:29 pm
by badhand
Well, race season is apparently over on Monkey Island, so the drag-ape has stopped dragging his knuckles from strip to strip and has got his hacksaw out at last. Keeping his plans top secret as always but here's a teaser from his Polaroid camera: Upper & lower mount brackets for the front-front wishbone mounts. Holes are 12mm. Square cut out wraps around the chassis. Top mount furthest out, bottom mount low & in.

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:49 pm
by badhand
Scribblings from the Ape's maths book. Plans for the front suspension showing camber-up on bump. From droop to bump in this plan is around 110mm (the standard 4" for this kind of thing) And if you look at the hub, you'll see it goes from parallel (will actually be a couple of degrees in) to 5 degrees at full bump. Ergo, the difference between the wheel at droop vs bump will always be 5 degrees+

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:25 pm
by badhand
More news from nowhere.

Elusive oversize Antipodean weld-in rosejoint slugs arrived today!

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Sorry. Shit post. But I'm excited something is a-happening.

Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:53 pm
by badhand
Fresh in, photos from the Spanner Monkey Garage.

Well it seems the race season wasn't entirely over and last weekend saw the Monkey pulling some impressive times at the last meet on Island of the Apes. But finally, them 'Bones are coming together.

The top wishbones are cut. The slugs are finally the right size and I'm getting excited to see some evidence of both plans and work. These won't be finish-cut until the jig is made, but we just thought you'd like to see some shiny Cold Drawn Steel!

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Stay tuned Hellraiser fans!

Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:13 am
by badhand
The heftier lower wishbone tubes are 1 1/4" OD x 1/8" wall as opposed to the smaller top tubes at 1 1/8" OD x 3/32" wall. Bottom tubes are built bigger and stronger as they are the real load-bearing jobbies. As Spanner Monkey says, we'll "be able to do the Paris-Dakar without fear of bending a bone!" Good to know!

All 'bone tubes are lathe-cut. Not that makes a huge difference with the angle-mounts but important where the slugs weld in. Also it makes it easier to replicate all of the angles involved.

Note: the replaceable balljoints will be mounting to plates. Plates will be made from the same 3mm plate as the chassis mounts. They're not shown here as the original ones have now been scrapped due to a redesign to make things a) less complicated and b) more aesthetically pleasing. I love the Monkey!

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Mounts for the bottom wishbones: This pic shows the difference in height between, but not relative distance from, the chassis member, crucial for anti dive.

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:55 am
by cati
woo hooo.... roller not far away now!!!!!

Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:54 am
by slowhand99
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Is something eating your drawing? :o

Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:48 pm
by cati
spanner monkey is on a low carb, no sugar diet.

Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 8:01 pm
by badhand
Bigger bottom 'bones get the sexy shim treatment before having the slugs welded in:

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Thinner top 'bones get the slugs turned down to save weight and cos Spanner Monkey likes things to look pretty. I love him!

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 7:23 am
by Twin Turbo
Those look rather phallic :shock:

Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 2:20 pm
by badhand
To you they do, you cock womble.