LocostUSA.com

Learning how to build Lotus Seven replicas...together!
It is currently February 26, 2024, 5:05 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
PostPosted: May 25, 2023, 9:59 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: April 26, 2008, 6:06 pm
Posts: 3267
Location: Under the weather. (Seattle)
The Aussie mods did not add triangulation to the tunnel either.

_________________
-Justin

"Orville Wright did not have a pilots license." - Gordon MacKenzie


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: May 25, 2023, 12:48 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: January 14, 2021, 12:19 pm
Posts: 436
Location: San Dimas, CA
I'm incorporating the Aussie mods.
Thanks

_________________
Tibor


'20 Alfa Romeo Stelvio daily
Locost/442E in progress


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: May 25, 2023, 2:10 pm 
Offline
Automotive Encyclopedia
User avatar

Joined: December 22, 2006, 2:05 pm
Posts: 8019
I see your tunnel design unique so no need to worry about best practice, imho. It's already built. You can skin the outside in steel or aluminum without diagonals. It isn't critical. You can provide a smaller access panel over the skin later if needed.

_________________
Miata UBJ: ES-2074R('70s maz pickup)
Ford IFS viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13225&p=134742
Simple Spring select viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11815
LxWxHt
360LA 442E: 134.5x46x15
Lotus7:115x39x7.25
Tiger Avon:114x40x13.3-12.6
Champion/Book:114x42x11
Gibbs/Haynes:122x42x14
VoDou:113x44x14
McSorley 442:122x46x14
Collins 241:127x46x12


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: May 25, 2023, 3:03 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: January 14, 2021, 12:19 pm
Posts: 436
Location: San Dimas, CA
Thanks.
I will need to have a service panel, to fill the transmission with oil.
Also, I will have to stick some heat/sound insulation from the inside of the car, otherwise I will damage it, when I remove the trans.
I will cover it with some carpet. I'm hearing that, that area gets very hot, specially here in LA.

_________________
Tibor


'20 Alfa Romeo Stelvio daily
Locost/442E in progress


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: May 25, 2023, 3:39 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: July 7, 2011, 12:17 am
Posts: 534
Location: Oregon City, OR
You might find this thesis useful/helpful...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/apear4a8dbahx ... B.doc?dl=0

_________________
Peace, Ron


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: May 25, 2023, 4:07 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: January 14, 2021, 12:19 pm
Posts: 436
Location: San Dimas, CA
Thanks for that, it is very good document. I will implement quite a few of their suggestions, specially at the front of the car and around the engine/dash area.
Between the engine and the front suspension tubes, I have quite a large open area there.

_________________
Tibor


'20 Alfa Romeo Stelvio daily
Locost/442E in progress


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: May 28, 2023, 11:08 am 
Offline

Joined: January 27, 2010, 1:11 pm
Posts: 537
Location: Jefferson City, MO
For reference I did what you are proposing and skined certain areas rather than triangulating them. I would not hesitate. If weight is a great concern go 18ga but if not go 16 ga. Depending on location decide if you feel it needs full weld or just skip weld.

_________________
Build on

Chris
Build: NA Miata based +221 Se7en


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: May 28, 2023, 2:13 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: January 14, 2021, 12:19 pm
Posts: 436
Location: San Dimas, CA
Thanks for that. I will skin that area with 16 ga.
I have asked here, just to be sure, that it's OK to do this.

_________________
Tibor


'20 Alfa Romeo Stelvio daily
Locost/442E in progress


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
POWERED_BY