Tribute to Edwardian aero engined cars and Land Speed Record cars of the 1920's - Page 12
Have an account? Register

Forgot your password?

Forgot your username?

 
Likes Likes:  0
+ Reply to Thread
Page 12 of 18 FirstFirst ... 2 10 11 12 13 14 ... LastLast
Results 111 to 120 of 171
  1. #111
    Administrator blackpopracing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Slough
    Posts
    8,562
    Images
    1746
    Post Thanks / Like
    blackpopracing is offline
    Belly pan could be as simple as just riveting some some ally/steel sheet side rails to the chassis - this will not affect anything for a registration point of view.
    Try sticking some cardboard strips to the chassis to lower the sides of the chassis rails a few inches - it will make a huge difference.

    Id take some photos of your car side on and print off the side views of the cars you like and then use good old fashioned Blue Peter designing and cut out the bits yo like and sellotape them together into a collage till it looks about right.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    RodsnSods.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  3. #112
    Official RnS Addict 296moon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    romford essex
    Posts
    2,705
    Images
    806
    Post Thanks / Like
    296moon is online now
    Make some taller mdf wheels and put it on stands, i personly think you cant build a car correctly unless you have the wheels your going to run it on, jmo

  4. #113
    Official RnS Addict 28Chevy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Sussex by the sea
    Posts
    739
    Images
    95
    Post Thanks / Like
    28Chevy is offline
    Interesting build thread and good progress Paul, keep it coming.

    If I may make a suggestion, feel free to ignore it.

    Aero engined cars being form follows function, most times in an attempt at balanced handling the drivers/mechanics seat was pushed back so that his/her elbow was hovering just in front of the back wheel, or in some cases over the wheel.

    We can't see the back wheel in your latest pics so it's hard to judge, but maybe if your cockpit and seat was moved back some way to get that elbow in position, the bonnet would be much longer, this would allow you to keep the massive height you're after but give you a more balanced profile.

    Your preferred rad cowl would enhance that look as will a belly pan.

    I agree you need to get some dummy wheels on it before committing to a body shape.

    Bernard
    Whirrr whirrr chuff chuff de chuff........chuff......BRUMMMM!

    My Chevy thread: https://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/sho...y-coach-403745
    Rugged Robin 2/3rd track: https://www.facebook.com/Rugged.Robin.tracked/

  5. Remove Advertisements
    RodsnSods.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  6. #114
    Rods 'n' Sods Junkie
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Notts
    Posts
    233
    Images
    187
    Post Thanks / Like
    stormbird is offline
    Quote Originally Posted by 28Chevy View Post
    Interesting build thread and good progress Paul, keep it coming.

    If I may make a suggestion, feel free to ignore it.

    Aero engined cars being form follows function, most times in an attempt at balanced handling the drivers/mechanics seat was pushed back so that his/her elbow was hovering just in front of the back wheel, or in some cases over the wheel.
    I don't want to sit to far back as say Medusa , that can give even more visibility problems at road junctions etc. than the current position will have.

    We can't see the back wheel in your latest pics so it's hard to judge, but maybe if your cockpit and seat was moved back some way to get that elbow in position, the bonnet would be much longer, this would allow you to keep the massive height you're after but give you a more balanced profile.
    Yeah I can't either ! to much stuff in the garage , you can just see the front of the rear spring hanger I think.

    This was my view on how it should fit on the Sherpa , as you can see my wheels do not match my inspiration !



    Your preferred rad cowl would enhance that look as will a belly pan.

    I agree you need to get some dummy wheels on it before committing to a body shape.

    Bernard
    regards Paul

  7. #115
    Rods 'n' Sods Junkie
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Notts
    Posts
    233
    Images
    187
    Post Thanks / Like
    stormbird is offline
    Quote Originally Posted by 296moon View Post
    Make some taller mdf wheels and put it on stands, i personly think you cant build a car correctly unless you have the wheels your going to run it on, jmo
    & 28chevy

    Well nice idea , however I cannot be sure which wheels I will find to fit it in the end ?

    I understand P4 Rover wheels bolt straight on , but what size are they with tyres fitted ?

    They come in 2 flavours drum brake and disc brake , but what's the difference ?

    Are Landrover wheels a bigger diameter ? is there a good choice of road tyres for them ?

    What will it cost to have them adapted ? or any other 16"/17" wheel ?

    confused this end !

  8. #116
    Official RnS Addict 28Chevy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Sussex by the sea
    Posts
    739
    Images
    95
    Post Thanks / Like
    28Chevy is offline
    750:16 fits LR rim

    Good for 149 mph

    http://northhantstyres.com/main-tyre...exc-compv.html
    Whirrr whirrr chuff chuff de chuff........chuff......BRUMMMM!

    My Chevy thread: https://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/sho...y-coach-403745
    Rugged Robin 2/3rd track: https://www.facebook.com/Rugged.Robin.tracked/

  9. #117
    Rods 'n' Sods Junkie
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Notts
    Posts
    233
    Images
    187
    Post Thanks / Like
    stormbird is offline
    Quote Originally Posted by 28Chevy View Post
    750:16 fits LR rim

    Good for 149 mph

    750 x 16 Excelsior Comp V Vintage Tyres
    Did you intend making my eyes water ? one of them on each corner and a spare will triple the value of the vehicle !

    Paul

  10. #118
    Official RnS Addict 28Chevy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Sussex by the sea
    Posts
    739
    Images
    95
    Post Thanks / Like
    28Chevy is offline
    Whirrr whirrr chuff chuff de chuff........chuff......BRUMMMM!

    My Chevy thread: https://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/sho...y-coach-403745
    Rugged Robin 2/3rd track: https://www.facebook.com/Rugged.Robin.tracked/

  11. #119
    Rods 'n' Sods Junkie
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Notts
    Posts
    233
    Images
    187
    Post Thanks / Like
    stormbird is offline
    2cv wheels are bigger in diameter , cheaper and have narrow tyres ..........

    I'll get my coat ......

  12. #120
    Administrator blackpopracing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Slough
    Posts
    8,562
    Images
    1746
    Post Thanks / Like
    blackpopracing is offline
    Quote Originally Posted by stormbird View Post
    Did you intend making my eyes water ? one of them on each corner and a spare will triple the value of the vehicle !

    Paul
    Sometimes you have to pay to get what you want. £150 a corner is not much to get the right 'look'?
    Dont get hung up on rims - it's not too difficult to get your hubs re-drilled to suit a different stud pattern. For the time being cut some 18mm plywood and drill to suit your hubs - they will take the weight of the car ok but dont push it sideways lol.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 12 of 18 FirstFirst ... 2 10 11 12 13 14 ... LastLast

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Where you live, Town\City\County etc.

Please enter your full name
This field cannot be edited once it has been completed other than via contacting the site admin. Please make sure the information is correct first time.

Log-in

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Similar Threads

    1. Replies: 0
      Last Post: 19-04-2014, 07:16
    2. Replies: 7
      Last Post: 29-04-2012, 14:31
    3. LAND SPEED RECORD books,programmes etc.
      By 54 devon in forum Stuff - FOR SALE
      Replies: 0
      Last Post: 20-10-2011, 22:11
    4. Land speed record club magazines
      By 54 devon in forum Stuff - FOR SALE
      Replies: 5
      Last Post: 09-09-2011, 16:26
    5. Replies: 0
      Last Post: 03-02-2011, 12:04

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may post new threads
    • You may post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •