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Forum: Automotive Projects 06-21-2018, 10:33 AM
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Posted By heinke
Post Miura chassis construction underway

As a reminder, I decided to use an all aluminum monocoque chassis from Strickland Racing for the Miura. I知 very excited about this chassis for the Miura as to me it represents a big technological...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-14-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,579
Posted By heinke
Kerry: we decided to do gears only and NOT...

Kerry: we decided to do gears only and NOT include a chain in the transfer case. This was because the transmission is close enough to the crankshaft that the gear size was reasonable. Using gears...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-13-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,579
Posted By heinke
Here's a link to a Hot Rod article on Pete and...

Here's a link to a Hot Rod article on Pete and Kevin's latest homebuilt V12, 1,200 cid worth. ...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-13-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,579
Posted By heinke
Post Transaxle mockup transitions to build

It was now time to figure out how wide the engine/transaxle package would be so that meant figuring out the bellhousing and transfer case between engine and transmission. Pete dug up a Ford...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-12-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,579
Posted By heinke
Post Transaxle mockup

I知 going to step back in time a few weeks here to talk about transaxle mockup and show pictures. I知 guessing this process just might be interesting to you and give context to the work that went...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-11-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 53
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Posted By heinke
Kerry: yes, I will be making/using a buck of...

Kerry: yes, I will be making/using a buck of some sort. My metal shaping skills are getting better but no where close to being able to shape stuff without a buck to check against.

In Calif. the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-11-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,579
Posted By heinke
Mark: the leading windshield candidate I had was...

Mark: the leading windshield candidate I had was a C4 Corvette. It's real close in width (top and bottom) to the factory Miura windshield. The C4 windshield is fairly curved at the bottom and lays...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-10-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,579
Posted By heinke
Post What chassis to use?

When I first started thinking about building a Miura, I hadn’t seen any chassis used for home builds of the Miura except the Fiero. The Miura build using the Fiero required lengthening the wheelbase...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-10-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,579
Posted By heinke
Mark: thanks a lot for whipping up that...

Mark: thanks a lot for whipping up that illustration! I think it demonstrates well that a plus sized Miura still looks great. I have Photoshop but still need to learn how to use it for things like...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-10-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,579
Posted By heinke
Neil: I did look into the VW W12, just briefly,...

Neil: I did look into the VW W12, just briefly, and wasn't that impressed. While shorter than a V12, it just felt funky to me, like it was designed by a committee. It didn't feel like an engine...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-10-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,579
Posted By heinke
Richard: I looked at a lot of engines but have to...

Richard: I looked at a lot of engines but have to admit that one slipped under the radar. While it sounds like an interesting engine, it also sounds rare and thus hard to find/obtain. It also...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-10-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,579
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up AC: yes, Pete Aardema and Kevin Braun are not...

AC: yes, Pete Aardema and Kevin Braun are not only part of the project but are contributing a very key piece of the puzzle that I would not be able to do otherwise. I know they appreciate the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-09-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,579
Posted By heinke
Post What engine/transaxle to use?

Absent other constraints, I壇 use a V12 for this project. Given the original Miura had a V12, the smooth exhaust note of a 60 degree V12, and the distinctive scream at revs, I was really hoping I...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-09-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,579
Posted By heinke
Post Regular or plus sized Miura?

Ok, so first off, I知 not your average sized guy. I知 taller than most at 6 5 and 225 pounds. But if I were an average sized guy, I壇 build a regular sized Miura. The real question is if a...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-08-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,579
Posted By heinke
Post Forming a high level project plan

In a project of this size and complexity, it痴 important to define priorities and from there form a good plan.

My top priorities are:

Build a high performance car that I値l want to keep and...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-08-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,579
Posted By heinke
Chip, Just out of curiosity, what's the name of...

Chip,
Just out of curiosity, what's the name of that shop?

Thanks,
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-06-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,579
Posted By heinke
Post Modern-day Miura

This is a build diary for my home/scratch built Miura car project. I致e been gathering information and planning the build for a few months now. I thought it was about time to share the project on a...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-01-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 75,963
Posted By heinke
Post Making GTO headlight fairing rings

The C5 GTO has been at the paint shop for a few months now so there hasn稚 been much content for me to provide an update. I致e been busy starting my next scratch built car project but that痴 going...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,043
Posted By heinke
Bart: thanks for the suggestion. I'm still...

Bart: thanks for the suggestion. I'm still investigating engine options but while I want powerful engine it must also be "driveable" in California traffic. I don't go for "garage queens", all my...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-09-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 75,963
Posted By heinke
Thanks for the tip, I didn't know that. I do...

Thanks for the tip, I didn't know that. I do know I have a bottle of plastic cleaner/polisher stuff. Now I'll just need to remember to use it ;)
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-08-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 75,963
Posted By heinke
Post Making rear GTO window

Well the C5 GTO is finally off to the paint shop so I may not be able to provide another progress update for a while. I did want to give an update on one of the last things I did prior to sending...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,043
Posted By heinke
I just checked out the windshield on a C4...

I just checked out the windshield on a C4 Corvette (1995 model) and it looks promising. It doesn't have quite as much curve around the bottom edge as the Miura but it's pretty close on overall...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,043
Posted By heinke
Question Scaling up a cars size

Mark: thanks for this tip. Given my 6'5" height, I'm sure some extra room will be necessary. I read somewhere else that in a Miura the top of a 6'1" person's head would touch the headliner. What's...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,043
Posted By heinke
Question Seeking info about Lambroghini Miura

I知 in the investigative phase for another car project after I finish the GTO. I知 looking into scratch building a Lamborghini Miura SV and I'm seeking out information from wherever possible. I see...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-15-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 75,963
Posted By heinke
Post Engine covers finished

My original intent was to finish the covers in red wrinkle paint leaving the Ferrari script in chrome. I received a suggestion to paint the Ferrari script in red and metal polish the covers. After...
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