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Dingo745
Dingo745
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Last Activity: 29-11-20, 06:54 PM
Joined: 20-11-17
Location: Wirrina Cove, S.A.
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  • Dingo745
    replied to Project Libre on a budget.
    I haven't got much done because the weather is trying to cook me with 40 degree temps for the next 2 or 3 days.
    What I did do was mount the brake master cylinders and the brake balance bar which was not big job, just another box ticked.
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  • Dingo745
    replied to Project Libre on a budget.
    Pedals to the metal .

    All good race cars have pedals so I knocked some up with the usual crap in the shed.
    Each pedal rides on two sealed roller bearings which mounts onto a 10mm stainless steel shaft.

    I also made up the...
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  • Dingo745
    replied to Project Libre on a budget.
    Project has stalled.
    I have run out of argo shield gas and I need some extra steel tube to keep on going but as of midnight we are back in COVID lockdown here in S.A.
    So I will have to do other jobs associated with the project like...
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  • Dingo745
    replied to Project Libre on a budget.
    I had to move the centre dividing chassis rail to make more room for me to fit today, and I am only a skinny prick.
    Mocked up the steering position, now to find a suitable steering rack to cut up.

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  • Dingo745
    replied to Project Libre on a budget.
    The chassis grew a few more uprights and cross braces today, but the weather has turned to shit here and it's been blowing a gale all day
    It should start to look more like a race car chassis soon.

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  • Dingo745
    replied to Open Wheeler Toy
    I was only watching youtube videos of open wheeler's last night to gain some knowledge of the layout of Collingrove and saw some of your videos
    which made think why a Cosworth V8 for such a track ?
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  • Dingo745
    replied to Project Libre on a budget.
    I did a little bit more this afternoon, but it started to get a bit too warm in the shed.
    So I made the rear bulkhead and top perimeter rails and have them tacked in place and now it is starting to take shape.

    The shop inspector, Ruger...
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  • Dingo745
    replied to Project Libre on a budget.
    NFI really because I am using heavier wall tubing for one, plus my wheels and tyres are not "race" type which all add up to more weight.
    I am more concerned with safety just in case, because dead men don't race cars.
    Hopefully under...
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  • Dingo745
    replied to Project Libre on a budget.
    I got the motor from a bike racer in Victoria. He had three spares bikes and the motor was listed on Fleabay...
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  • Dingo745
    started a topic Project Libre on a budget.

    Project Libre on a budget.

    I am in the process of building a Formula Libre car based on a design that was built by Malcolm Oastler that took my eye mainly because of it's compact nature, and not having much shed space for a full size rear engine design.
    See Malcolm Oastler's...
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