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    Afternoon all,
    I'm here because there seem to be a lot of knowledgable people here.
    I built my last rod in the late 80s so apart from C&U I didn't consider anything else.
    BIVA is the real spanner in the works for my new project and I'm not sure which way to go with it.

    Austin 12/4 Harley 1933. Yes, it was the one on ebay. No, I'm not going to paint it!




    It's either a Scimitar SE5 chassis (with longer trailing arms) or a scratch build (poss a Model A chassis as a starting point).

    Andy

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    So, if anyone has a fairly complete (mechanically) SE5 let me know! I can't seem to post a wanted add yet. Thanks

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    main things you need to cosider with scimitar chassis is, wheelbase, whats the wheelbase of your car ? front shock mounts, they stick up a lot and looks like your front fenders would never cover them

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    Hi,
    Wheelbase, 99.5 inch on SE5, I'm 112 so the plan would be to move the rear axle back by using much longer trailing arms. I know that'll add to the unsprung weight but it will help reduce the rear overhang to hopefully within the bodyline.
    The track is pretty much the same.
    I might need to shift the engine back a few inches.
    Shock towers is not something I'd added to my thought process. Mmmm. I really need a dimension drawing for chassis, or a chassis to play with.

    All thoughts welcome and appreciated

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    the car i was planning to make using a scimitar was also 112", thought of longer arms and also thought of a kind of bolt on extender, like a beetle front one, in the end as i was making the body from fibreglass i just made it so suit the chassis, didnt need to worry about the front as it has big fat fenders :-)

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    Can you remember, or measure how wide apart the shock towers are, and how far they extend up from the top surface of the main rails?
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    at the shocks they are 36" apart and 13" up from the chassis, also remember this is where the water pump pulley is on a scimitar and on most 30's cars this is where the grill needs to be

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    I might just squeeze them in, or at worst have some small humps. Looks like the engine will need to drop back a bit to allow for rad and grill.

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