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Old 16th July 2005, 22:20   #16
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Hey super, taking a year off from engg to do this, among other things.

Google "locost", and you should get some interesting info off the web.

I know exactly how you feel about engg man, there are no words (acceptable on this forum!) to describe it!
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dude i would suggest you use a dolphin chassis... will you find one dirt cheap... you are based in banglore so finding a used one should not be much of a problem.
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Is the Dolphin FWD or RWD?
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Old 17th July 2005, 23:30   #19
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what i dont understand abt transversely rear mounting an engine is how tranny setup will work...would the actual gear stick be close enuf to tyhe driver because the steering column obviously cant be elongated safely so positioning the the drivers seat further back would be out of the question...
Well "Jugad" is the word... cables can be used as an alternative a lil tricky but can be done... as rtech said choose the type of car and then choose the platform. the dolphin is a rwd but is useless for a rear mounted setup... and trust me it is not easy as you will have to change the entire drive train of the dolphin. I would rather suggest the herald chassis for your kinda needs if you want a front mounted setup. So one word "Plan"
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Is it possible to construct a tubular steel spaceframe chassis, and adopt the drivetrain of a front-engined RWD vehicle? Isn't that what most kit car makers do, or am I sounding stupid?
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not as easy as it seems ... it takes years to get the chassis to handle right any warp on the chassis and you will have a non hamdler... easier to go with an existing chassis and build on. else you always have the option to buy yourself a old formula india chassis...
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the dolphin is a rwd
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does anybody remember the Standard Gazelle ? wouldnt that make a kick@$$ car to build on ..its a RWD small that the Fiat 1100's wider than the Omni ...decent engine space too ..
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:WTF: Aren't the Herald and the Gazelle the same?
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