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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post

    Now This is going to be very hard to find here in Thailand.
    Will you be able to have a run up or is it standing start.
    Drag racing timers are everywhere here. Just a question of getting two sets and...

    Barty,

    Is your Buggy chain driven? Does it have DID chain?
    Yes it is chain driven. I believe it will be a 530 pitch chain. The rear sporket will be attached to a Quaife LSD diff running Porche 930 CVs to the rear wheels.

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    Very interesting and ambitious project, seems like you could use a android device and an app like Strava to record distance and speed.

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    Looked at the old airport & it has been turned into a collage now.

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    Days 5 Ė 8 Week 2;

    Didnít get as much done as I thought I would this week. Monday I had to go to the Chonburi Department of Land Transport and didnít get back to the shop until late in the afternoon. Wednesday I went with the wife to Trendy building to sort out her UK visa and lost half a day there. Tomorrow (Friday), I have to go back to Chonburi to sort out the registration on one of the vehicles. Nevertheless, the rear suspension and most of the front suspension is done.




    Machined up some jigs to hold the upper suspension mounts.



    Machining the lower suspension tie rod spacers.






    Rear suspension more or less done






    Front suspension almost done. Need to buy some thread taps that I donít have for the ĺĒ UNF tie rods. Iíll try to get those over the weekend along with wheel rims and tyres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barty View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post

    Now This is going to be very hard to find here in Thailand.
    Will you be able to have a run up or is it standing start.
    Drag racing timers are everywhere here. Just a question of getting two sets and...

    Barty,

    Is your Buggy chain driven? Does it have DID chain?
    Yes it is chain driven. I believe it will be a 530 pitch chain. The rear sporket will be attached to a Quaife LSD diff running Porche 930 CVs to the rear wheels.
    The reaon I asked is that DID sponsors drag racing not at permanent strips and the DID Ride for Life contests so must have access to timing systems. So if you can fit a DID chain(s)?

    The last time I watched TV the drag race was being held on an airfield as I gathered from the fact that there were many uniformed Thai Airforce officers.

    Others involved in bike drag racing are:

    Smart Sport Promotion
    Motorcycle Racing Association of Thailand
    Sittipol Group.
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    So let me see if I've got this correct...

    Basically you got pissed and agreed to a bet to build a vehicle that can reach/exceed a potentially dangerous 100mph and you're posting the updates/progress here on TD?

    That's one of the most simultaneously ridiculous and awesome things I have ever heard. Good luck with it!

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    Decent workshop you have there Barty.

    I have a job that you might be able to help with, need to have blades for an anti roll bar machined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    So let me see if I've got this correct...

    Basically you got pissed and agreed to a bet to build a vehicle that can reach/exceed a potentially dangerous 100mph and you're posting the updates/progress here on TD?

    That's one of the most simultaneously ridiculous and awesome things I have ever heard. Good luck with it!
    Youíve pretty much got it correct. But as I mentioned before, there are a few other things that I have left out and said I would let on to them as the build progressed. So here is one more detail; there is a further side bet with only one of the group to exceed 120 mph. This one has me more a little more concerned than the 100 deal.

    Thanks for the luck!

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    You might need all the luck you can get for 120mph!

    Anyway I'll be following this thread with interest. As Fondles has aiready said that's a pretty decent workshop and set up that you've got there.

    Regardless if you achieve it or not frankly I'm quite impressed that you're even attempting it and following through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Decent workshop you have there Barty.

    I have a job that you might be able to help with, need to have blades for an anti roll bar machined.
    Very happy to help so long as you don't have a tight dead line. I'll need some drawings with spec's. Drop me a PM and let's see what we can do.

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    A dream workshop, did you build it up in Thailand or did you ship the tools over.
    From memory I think you shipped your home workshop over to Thailand.

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    Great thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    A dream workshop, did you build it up in Thailand or did you ship the tools over.
    From memory I think you shipped your home workshop over to Thailand.
    I donít think I have ever mentioned my workshop outside of this thread. Perhaps you are thinking of Thaiguzzi? I believe that he imported most of his workshop from the UK.

    Almost everything that I have was purchased from Thailand with a handful of tools purchased off eBay and Amazon. In some of the pictures you can see an old metal tool chest on top of the workbenches. That was issued to me when I was 16 and had started a diesel mechanic apprenticeship. I freighted that over to Thailand a couple of years ago, really just for sentimental reasons rather than needing it as I already had most of the tools.

    The machine shop tooling was purchased new here in Thailand, a Kinwa CH430 X 1100 lathe and an Argo 3VH milling machine. All of the tooling and measure instruments were brought from various companies in Bangkok.

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    really enjoying this thread mate. please keep us updated

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    Nice work shop, agree with bearload, this is a good, this is very interesting

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    Wheels and tyres picked up and installed today.








    Toyo R888 225/45R16 on Mickey Thompson Deegan 38 rims



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    Wow tyres have advanced so much from when I was a kid, white wall tyres where thought to be cool, compared to today's tyres they where primitive.
    Still it looks like F1 has helped advance tyre design

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    Got the wheels on and we dragged the buggy off the fabrication table.



    Fuel tank mocked up in place. Haven't actually welded it into place at this time.



    Steering box and wheel set in place.



    Accelerator and brake pedals set in place. The brakes system will be changed from what is shown here. This is a kit that was brought from Wilwood brakes and was setup for serious off road buggy racing where the clutch is hand operated on the transmission shift lever and there are two brake pedals, one for the front and one for the rear brakes. I will change this to a more traditional layout where the accelerator, brakes and clutch are foot operated. There will be two master cylinders, both operated off the same pedal via a bias bar.

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    A few shots of the buggy sitting on the ground.














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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Wow tyres have advanced so much from when I was a kid, white wall tyres where thought to be cool, compared to today's tyres they where primitive.
    Still it looks like F1 has helped advance tyre design
    The Toyo R888's are basically street legal racing slicks.
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    doing well

    you could just about wind up the rubber band and be racing already

    will you need more strength than just that box base ? - or is that what the tube under the bench is for ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    doing well

    you could just about wind up the rubber band and be racing already

    will you need more strength than just that box base ? - or is that what the tube under the bench is for ?
    There is a lot more bracing to go in yet. We will probably leave that for a couple of weeks. Tomorrow we will be finishing off a few things that were done this week and next week we will start the installation of the engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    doing well

    you could just about wind up the rubber band and be racing already

    will you need more strength than just that box base ? - or is that what the tube under the bench is for ?
    Yeah, the tube under the bench will slowy be turned into either more scrap or more bracing.
    Last edited by Barty; 08-06-2016 at 11:42 PM.

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    It's going to be very light, and no doubt a powerful engine.

    In order to go that fast safely, I guess you will be fitting an aerofoil to keep it on the ground ? And a skirt around the bottom to prevent air from getting under and lifting it up ?

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    Those pics might be a little bit misleading but it looks like you're making pretty speedy progress? Do you have the engine yet?

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