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Old 10th June 2009, 00:20   #76
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Nothing like the pleasure of being able to drive something you built! Congrats on getting it completed.

I'd suggest you be exercise more caution when driving her around. A home-built vehicle has unknown handling characteristics, magnified only by bald tyres, compromised brakes, etc.

I have a few questions:

1). Is the front running an inverted Maruti knuckle of some sort?
2). How much suspension travel do you have at the rear?
3). Is your engine mounting utilizing all it's original mounts?

How about a video of her in action man?
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Old 10th June 2009, 12:29   #77
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Nothing like the pleasure of being able to drive something you built! Congrats on getting it completed.

I'd suggest you be exercise more caution when driving her around. A home-built vehicle has unknown handling characteristics, magnified only by bald tyres, compromised brakes, etc.
Yes sir, you are right, you can never expect how the car behaves. Thats why i drive it only at nights, on deserted roads, and do not cross 40kmph. just to check the acceleration, i floor it sometimes, but i do not go above 2nd gear.

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I have a few questions:
1). Is the front running an inverted Maruti knuckle of some sort?
Yes, the knuckle is from a maruti esteem, but modified. The provision to attach the strut has been machined to take in the ball joint. In the pic, the knuckle joint on the right is how it was, and it was modified to take in ball joints at the top and the bottom, like the one in the left.

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2). How much suspension travel do you have at the rear?
The suspension travel is about 5". But since i am using shock absorbers from a bike, it is not able to handle the weight of the engine, it is almost at the top of the suspension stroke.

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3). Is your engine mounting utilizing all it's original mounts?
Yes, the engine moutings are all original. I did not do any modification to them.

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How about a video of her in action man?
Sure, ill put up a video as soon as my exams are over.
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Old 5th January 2010, 14:17   #78
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any updates on this baby... would like to see some great pics
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