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forteh last won the day on November 14 2019

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    Ed Emuss
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    Triton DeemaIntense 5.5 Santa Cruz Chameleon Standard STA CCM 640e Supermoto
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  1. I'll laugh if you've just welded a crack in there
  2. After the end of the straight about halfway round the bend it starts to climb, it's only a slight incline but after the first few laps you soon realised it was there when the speed dropped off
  3. The fat end of 40kg I reckon It was really energy sapping on the hill at curby! The wingracers car (no. 1 plate and winners last season) was about 26kg
  4. Or just acquire a copy of solidworks and teach yourself, I can offer training at a reduced consultancy fee! Hey, I helped Dann2947736393-040828 over the phone with his 3D modelling in solidworks so technically his first degree is all my fault
  5. I wouldn't bother with trying to model the aero, just make something that looks right, think torpedo and aerofoils and you won't go much wrong. The winning car was a plain cigar shape made from a carbon front half and the back end was made from correx sheet and lycra to fill in the gaps. The plan is theoretically to do some more rounds this year, not sure if timing will allow though, also need to make a number of mods to the car and time is rapidly running out to try to meet the first meet date. Might get it ready for curby in september again
  6. Fairing wise it was just a bit of plywood to make a boxy bikini fairing, zero aerodynamics I don't think wheel shrouds are allowed although there was one guy doing the curby race solo in a fully enclosed car, he was essentially lying down in a kevlar slug. Had to stop part way through to cut extra sight holes in it though because he couldn't see; trying to draught off him was virtually impossible with our breezeblock though! edit: haven't actually got many photos of it finished, too busy trying to patch the bodywork together at 10pm the night before the race! I'll see if I can find some more that others took. edit2: some stolen from facebook! it looks like hard work, mainly because it was, I'm really unfit these days and the beard was adding to the aerodynamics in it's own special way I did do some draughting though!
  7. I'm watching Deadpool, Charlotte has taken Aneurin (9 months old now) up to bed as he'd finally crashed and I'm not sure she's really appreciated it as a Christmas film It's been a good day, largely just the four of us, my step kids went with their dads this morning. Just polishing off a bottle of red that I grabbed from the works bottle draw, I don't drink wine, let alone red but meh it's open
  8. Happy Easter How many active members can we get to respond?
  9. I have some tube, not sure if it's enough though, off the top of my head it's 2.5" 16swg 304. I can get a bottle of argon for about 25 quid from our work supplier with no rental. I'll touch base with you (fnaaar) in the new year
  10. Dann6638599165_9, fancy a bit on the side? The whole instigation of this thread was me making a link pipe for my supermoto to suit a new exhaust can. Due to various reasons I never got it finished (ran out of gas, shed got filled with crap so lost access to the welder buried at the back, no on the fly amperage or arc control, babies, life, delete as appropriate). As such I have a bike with no exhaust because of a 12" link pipe. Two into one collector is nominally done, just some lobster cuts to wind it through the subframe. Fancy a play with it? Can drop the bike off at yours as you're only up the road Payment in digestive biscuits or mars bars.
  11. Exactly
  12. Looking good dann33828166781m, but that looks like rather a larger cantilevered load on the hangers, I would take a diagonal tie from lower down on the silencer end cap to nearer the rubbers to take the tension and alleviate the stress risers you've welded into the silencer body Don't forget that stainless has a pretty shit fatigue life and that weld is taking a huge beating, for the sake of another 100g of stainless bar it would stiffen the design massively. Also worth bracing front to back as well? edit: a bit like my awesome paint creation (with hidden line!)
  13. Van exterior done for now, Christmas holidays to start laying out and building the interior
  14. More work on the van today
  15. I think you'll need to key up the chrome and prime it first but you should be able to get a reasonable finish even by roller People have rollered their vans but it tends to be a bit patchy because it dries so fast and the application isn't quick enough over the large surface area. edit: it is pickup truck bed liner after all