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    #31
    Hey Rohan, just stumbled onto this Forum/Thread... looks good! can't believe how light the tub is!
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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      #32
      Originally posted by Gammaboy View Post
      Hey Rohan, just stumbled onto this Forum/Thread... looks good! can't believe how light the tub is!
      Ben,

      Yes it is pretty light. I have no problem lifting it by myself and it still has a fair bit of stuff on it such as the master cylinders, pedals, harness, coil, rev limiter and guages. I may have to weigh it at some stage. Maybe I should save up for some corner-scales to justify it...
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        #33
        Given the lack of adjustability in the Falcon's suspension I'm having difficulty justifying the cost of corner scales to myself... I might just borrow a set to get my weighting right initially...

        Seems like a pretty good forum here, might spend a bit more time over here - AFF seems like the wrong crowd for my Race car thread...
        "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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          #34
          Originally posted by xbgs351 View Post
          The original wings are also made of rivetted aluminium sheet.
          I might give it a go since I really hate working with fibre glass so much. BTW I have a place down the road from work thaty sells the west system stuff and kevlar/carbon fibre sheet and supplies for vacuume bagging

          I am at the stage where I am attempting to space out the ribs on the outer skin. does the cheata have any place for access to the inside voids?

          I mean access to the space between the outer and inner skin of the monocoque.
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          "1000 safari suits and matching blunderbuss, along with a 1:56 scale diorama of a porn movie set" was what I originally figured you were hiding, but I'm guessing it's probably an E30.

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            #35
            Originally posted by PHULL View Post
            I might give it a go since I really hate working with fibre glass so much. BTW I have a place down the road from work thaty sells the west system stuff and kevlar/carbon fibre sheet and supplies for vacuume bagging

            I am at the stage where I am attempting to space out the ribs on the outer skin. does the cheata have any place for access to the inside voids?

            I mean access to the space between the outer and inner skin of the monocoque.
            There is limited access where the inboard springs are, but there is a bulkhead just in front of the lower rear control arm mount.



            At the rear on the right hand side, the end plate is held on by fasteners and this allows access to the oil tank that is in there. Remove the oil tank and you can see almost the entire length of the void. I don't recall how many bulkeads there are. I believe the mk8 had more. On the left hand side the end plate is rivetted on by blind rivets. You can see that in the photo below.


            Also have a look at the following mk8 photos. This was the first clean sheet designed Cheetah, but the tub is still very similar to the Mk7. The biggest differences to the tub are that the driver has been moved forward and the front suspension has rose joints on the inners. To allow access to the lower rear rose joint there is a round access hole just above it.

            http://s291.photobucket.com/albums/l...Cheetah%20mk8/
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              #36
              Brian Shead has been busy at work on my Cheetah. He has given the tub a bit of a tidy up, repaired the original ground effect side pods and manufactured all of the missing hardware for mounting the side pods to the tub. He is in the process of fabricating up another nose cone as the original had a few cracks. He will then manufacture the original hardware for mounting the front wings and end plates. Soon the car should be back to it's original appearance, which will allow me to pursue a CAMS Certificate of Description and give me the opportunity to race the car in historics.

              It should prove rather easy to change the car from ground effect to flat bottom configuration and back again. It is hard to say what the difference in performance will be between the two aerodynamic set ups, but I suspect the benefits of the narrow nose will be greater than the benefits of the ground effect side pods.
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                #37
                She is ready to be picked up, so looks like a trip or two down to Melbourne is in order. It is always cool going down to Speco as it is an Aladdin's Cave of race cars. Brabham, Cheetah, Dallara, Elfin, Elva, Lola, Palliser, Ralt, Spectrum, Van Dieman - seriously cool.
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                  #38
                  Pictures of everything or ban! :D

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                    #39
                    Most are under covers, in bits or in the truck. The Elva is a bit beaten up after an incident at Winton earlier this year. Fixing the chassis is one thing, but the bodywork is a bit harder.
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                      #40
                      Ahh, the memories. We won the AF2 Sportsman trophy in '95(?) with one of these driven by Chris Coombs.



                      I'll have to check the year of that. I've got a pic of that car and Sambo at Winton.

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                        #41
                        Great thread What year is the car?

                        PS if you push alt-print screen you capture the selected window rather than the whole screen

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                          #42
                          I can't for the life of me remember. That pic was taken at Calder Park circa 1995 as part of it's shake down prior to being purchased. Actually must have been 1994 because it was red when it was ran in 1995.

                          WTF alt-print BS?

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                            #43
                            Great stuff!! Love the chassis pics all stripped back.
                            Those early Toyota motors are great, I remember years ago servicing an old ladies Corolla and it must have been running for ages with about 500ml + filter of oil in the thing, fresh oil and off she went again.

                            Has the XB got an adjustable front bar?
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                              #44
                              Originally posted by Zac View Post
                              Great thread What year is the car?

                              PS if you push alt-print screen you capture the selected window rather than the whole screen

                              That last photo is a Mk8 Cheetah. I think it is the Ransberg Cheetah which was the last Mk8. It would have been built in 1987 and holds plenty of AF2 lap records.

                              My car was built in 1981 and was the last mk7.
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                                #45
                                Originally posted by xwgasaxe View Post
                                Great stuff!! Love the chassis pics all stripped back.
                                Those early Toyota motors are great, I remember years ago servicing an old ladies Corolla and it must have been running for ages with about 500ml + filter of oil in the thing, fresh oil and off she went again.

                                Has the XB got an adjustable front bar?
                                Yes a K-mac.
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