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 Post subject: Locost 11 R1
PostPosted: February 22, 2008, 9:18 pm 
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Well here is the start to a nother car!
She will be a Locost 11 with a R1 motor.Maybe a LHD?
Front will be Fiero with coilover 5 on 100.
The Rear will be Subaru strut with coilover 5 on 100.
The body will be a CMC from the past. She had never been mounted.
Front Tires 205/50/15
Rear Tires 225/50/15
Wheels F 7x15 R 8x15
Chassie will be book + ?
Motor is a 2001 R1 carb,8000miles? from Ebay. LOL
Cranks and the trans shifts. LOL We will see??? if this is a motor or motor parts?


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That would make a good Lotus 23 too.

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Funny you should bring that up.Here is a photo of a other chassie that I have been working on.The power is from a Subaru JDM 2L Sti Turbo and the AWD trans that has a spool from Australia that makes it a FWD /midengine.The body will be,with time and luck the 908-3.
I looked into the 23 body but the shipping and cost of it stopped me .It was adout $4500+.I am still working on the rear uprights.


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What's under that cover with the seven stacked on top of it? That's a pretty slick garage setup. If you get a minute would you be so kinds as to post the dimensions of that Subaru engine? It has been a much debated subject as to what it would take to put on of those in a front engined RWD setup in a Locost chassis.

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Great stuff. Do you have build logs or pics of your other projects out there somewhere?

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Peter, I will post some of the other cars when I find the photo file? LOL
Here is what I hope to have when finished.
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Built a motor stand bracket. I think it will make it better to move around.

I have a lot to learn about the bike motor.


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PostPosted: February 29, 2008, 9:37 pm 
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Started on the harness.I will remove the things that will not be used.


Stripped down now but the charging system is not in this harness.


I made this up to test the motor.After testing she will be made to fit.


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First runup today! All went well.
Only problem was shuting down.
Found the Atl. feeding back to the Ign. system.
Installed a diode at the main power out at the regulator. Problem fixed.

Body should be here Monday!!! :roll: witk luck!!!

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Wheels will be 6.5" x 15"
10 Lbs.

Tires will be 205/55/15
20 Lbs.

With 133 HP stock and 74 Lbs T , this should help with the total Lbs.?
All up weight around 1200 Lbs. Driver and fuel,about 10 gal.

Input??

The body will be here Tuesday!!! :lol:

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Great start! Chevette hubs are 4 x100. I believe you need to go to late Fiero for two piece hub/rotor and 5 x100.


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With 133 HP stock and 74 Lbs T , this should help with the total Lbs.?
All up weight around 1200 Lbs. Driver and fuel,about 10 gal.

Input??

The body will be here Tuesday!!! :lol:


Input? Sure! It's going to go like stink! I'm hoping to mooch a look at it soon. :)

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It is here!!!
Now the fun starts!!
First, to build a stand to hold up the parts ,then out comes the tape.

Thinking about a wheel base of 91" long.? Maybe 94"?
Input??
This is OLD SCHOOL, but so cooool!!


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That's so cool. I'd keep the wheelbase short. I think the 11's were around 88"... I like the power bulge, very Lotus 15. Check out this beauty for inspiration: http://www.pbase.com/ninerjoe/laguna_seca_2006


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Thanks!
Much work to do!
Thanks for the link to the photos!
I have put together a lot to draw from!

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