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    Scratch built car

    The project is to build a car from scratch, a one off.
    The cars criteria:
    • Fast (for a road car)
    • Good handing, brakes and steering.
    • Safe
    • Comfortable (water proof/heating as it will be in Scotland)
    • Environmental unfriendly
    • Cheap as possible to build (minimum out sourcing)
    • Try to make it look nice (very hard)
    Main manufactures components required:
    • Engine: SBC
    • Gearbox: GM 400
    • Prop shaft
    • Front axle S3 Jaguar
    • Rear axle XJS (in-board discs with LSD)
    • Wheels and Tyres
    The next decision is to select the type of chassis for a car. I looked at three chassis, ladder, space frame and backbone. Decided upon a backbone chassis but would include a steel floor and doors with side impact protection.
    So now I can start the project with a trip to the Jaguar scrap yard for the front and rear axles. After money exchanged and a nice delivery from TNT I am the proud owner of two old Jaguar axles plus a steering column. The first job was to sort out the front axle.






























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    So far so good, keep it comming.

    Jeff
    Injection is nice but I'd rather be Blown

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    i like threads like this.
    do we get a clue as to body style,or did i miss that
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    Hi No Sound,

    The project is to build a car from scratch, a one off.
    The cars criteria:
    • Fast (for a road car)
    • Good handling, brakes and steering.
    • Safe
    • Comfortable (water proof/heating as it will be in Scotland)


    You're not building a Hot Rod then.

    Cheers.

    Russ.
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    Not got that far, but different or what I can make
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    Guess not but I would like to keep in the sprint of the hot rod thing (build it yourself) just up to date.
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    have alok through old concept cars, or ned ones, i fancy makeing the new detomasa pantera concept
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    hi,
    i'm guessing your building to biva spec?

    cheers chris.
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    Rear axle

    The next job is to de-cage the rear axle so it can be integrated into the chassis.
    Because the car will be lighter than the Jaguar I intend to replace all the suspension units. After a few emails Gaz shocks came up best with coil overs/spring ratings to approximately match the weight of a cobra copy. This purchase has broken the first rule of the car criteria of being cheap! But they are very nice. I also changed various bushes, seals, shafts and also the discs.








































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    Hi Chris
    I like your gasser project. What do you mean by biva spec?
    Cheers Andy
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