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  • #16
    Re: Tube Chassis Build

    The problem with lithium batteries is that they are very voltile, and will explode if overheated or surged there are protection circuts you can buy or you can speak to lithium battery manufactures. there are only 2 in the usa

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    • #17
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      KWUN- your uncle is a cult hero... and I don't know if he knows it.
      Does he still have the car?
      I have heard of it popping up in the carolinas - at various car shows.
      I was certainly inspired by it!

      dave

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      • #18
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        my comment regarding tesla's performance is merely based on seeing the numbers, but not seeing a production version of the car perform... I want to believe - I really do. As much time as I've spent playing with and building cars - as well as working 20 years as an electrical engineer - I can't think of a better pairing.

        dave

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        • #19
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          Dave check your email.



          Rod

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          • #20
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            I have installed a mock-up Rotary engine attached to a VW transaxle using a Kennedy Engineering adapter plate.
            Updated photos may be found at:

            http://team321.com/tubechassis/tubechassisbuild.html

            This page shows a chronological sequence of the build. The latest photos are at the bottom.

            dave
            Cocoa Beach FL
            http://www.team321.com

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            • #21
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              Looks great, I would suggest putting your email or logo across the actual chassis so certain people i.e. superreplicas cannot steal your stuff.

              Do you have any more pics of the build?

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              • #22
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                Hi Dave, That is looking sharp. I like it. Can you tell me what the distance is from the front of the rotary to the transaxle hubs? I like that set up and I am interested in putting it in another build I am going to do. I don't know if I have the clearance though.

                Thanks, Ken

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                • #23
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                  How much for a complete chassis less engine/tranny shipped to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
                  Thinking might need a few after power train & body design revealed (TOP SECRET).
                  THANKS IN ADVANCE
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                  • #24
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                    cost of a rolling chassis remains "To Be Determined".
                    I have no idea of the shipping cost, but when I do sell staged builds, I plan on pricing them in the $2k, $5k, $10k, $20k range... exactly what is included in each stage remains unknown. There are so many $100 items that are only discovered as the build progresses that I won't know until I'm done with the prototype and finalize the part list suppliers.

                    The bare chassis itself - (not a roller) would be $2k
                    Very rough numbers...
                    Front Suspension $1500
                    Rear Suspension $1500
                    Wheels / Tires $200 - $4000

                    Just a few of the many items...
                    Steering column
                    wiring harness
                    gauges
                    windshield
                    engine
                    trans
                    axles
                    seats
                    pedals
                    radiator
                    fuel tank


                    the list goes on...

                    dave
                    Cocoa Beach FL

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                    • #25
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                      who is "super replicas" ? sounds like they have a habit of posting photos from others...

                      Distance from the front of the engine to the engine / trans mating surface is 18"
                      Transaxle / axle centerline varies from trans to trans but figure about 6"

                      Also, you can run the axles at up to 15 degrees, so you can move the engine /trans back in the chassis for frontal clearance... I am trying to move the engine as far forward as possible to limit the amount of trans shifter cone hanging out the back of the frame.

                      dave
                      Cocoa Beach FL

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                      • #26
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                        Hi Dave looks great

                        What are these wheels?

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                        • #27
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                          Hey Dave, Check out exocars.net. They have a car that looks a lot like yours with a dc motor and an f40 six speed. 0-60 claimed 4 seconds.

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