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Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2018, 12:26 PM
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Posted By Superleggera
Use mcmaster-carr "Masking tape for...

Use mcmaster-carr "Masking tape for powdercoating" item #7630A43 which is good for 400deg (if heat gets into the part via conduction while machining) and really sticky. I clean with alcohol first to...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-29-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 22,528
Posted By Superleggera
850 lights are mounted in the bodywork on a...

850 lights are mounted in the bodywork on a Miura. If you did the Porsche route, it would have been best to mount to the subframe itself given the weight and pop-up mechanism. Glad you found those...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-28-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 22,528
Posted By Superleggera
while building that structure, think about how...

while building that structure, think about how you will support / attach the headlight assemblies and hinge points for the tilted nose.
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-25-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 22,528
Posted By Superleggera
Artwork is full-size -- ie: 1-1 scale. ...

Artwork is full-size -- ie: 1-1 scale.

Advantage of the 1-1 sized artwork is obviously as Joel is doing -- the measurements are the same to the real thing. Other perk is as one starts building...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-19-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By Superleggera
Yes but it depends upon its usage and what...

Yes but it depends upon its usage and what compromises one can live with. If it was a Bonneville streamliner and that extra length of tail section (several feet perhaps or even longer) to properly...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-19-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By Superleggera
G. Briggs Weaver (father of George Weaver who...

G. Briggs Weaver (father of George Weaver who raced a pre-war Maserati gran prix racer in the NE USA in the early SCCA series) formerly of Dupont automobiles was responsible for the overall chassis...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 51,685
Posted By Superleggera
Hey Mike! Congrats on the 8C2900B coupe taking...

Hey Mike! Congrats on the 8C2900B coupe taking Best of Show at the 2018 Pebble Beach concours d'elegance. Lots of work involved in making that happen as I learned long ago on a sister coupe.
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Forum: Automotive Projects 09-01-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 22,528
Posted By Superleggera
I made a visit of Joel last Monday after a visit...

I made a visit of Joel last Monday after a visit to the Blackhawk Museum which is nearby him. Given this is a fairly new project for him, it is amazing at how much work has been done in regard to...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-15-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 301,482
Posted By Superleggera
Keep the updates coming. Glad you are showing...

Keep the updates coming. Glad you are showing all these little details that most people overlook or are never aware of when finished. It is looking good!
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-16-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,686
Posted By Superleggera
The problem with many of the 3D CAD models out...

The problem with many of the 3D CAD models out there mentioned is that they are not correct. If you are willing to spend a few thousand hours of your labor and money to recreate your ideal dream...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-14-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,686
Posted By Superleggera
Cobra Chuck has roadster and coupe plans, etc. ...

Cobra Chuck has roadster and coupe plans, etc.

http://www.chuckcobra.com/construction-drawings/construction-drawings-01.html
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-13-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 22,528
Posted By Superleggera
I can just imagine all the strangers at gas...

I can just imagine all the strangers at gas stations asking "what is that on the trailer..." and the inevitable discussion that follows!
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-12-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 22,528
Posted By Superleggera
Glad to see you have properly done your homework!...

Glad to see you have properly done your homework! The devil is in the proverbial details and engineering long before actual construction begins (and as part of rough mockup confirmation). Thank you...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-11-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 22,528
Posted By Superleggera
I'd just lengthen it -- or maybe just add width...

I'd just lengthen it -- or maybe just add width from the waist down given your use of modern tires (width) and gaining an inch or two on each side. (but keeping the stock width from waist up) You...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-10-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 22,528
Posted By Superleggera
Factory wheelbase is 2500mm. 2nd version is...

Factory wheelbase is 2500mm. 2nd version is 2700mm. @125mm is in the area behind the door to the rear wheel opening. Rest is in the door opening. If one makes the doors too long it gets kind of...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-10-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 22,528
Posted By Superleggera
http://modenawest.com/HAMB/JoelMuira.png ...

http://modenawest.com/HAMB/JoelMuira.png

Here is a quick example via digital restyling of lengthening the wheelbase on a Miura. A few inches in the engine bay (offsetting the internal...
Forum: Announcements 04-25-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,158
Posted By Superleggera
Fortunately the rumors of the death of...

Fortunately the rumors of the death of AllMetalShaping have been greatly exaggerated...

please make sure the automatic renewal works next time! (thx)
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-20-2018, 12:52 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 29,568
Posted By Superleggera
Note: mockup your new rear wheel opening with...

Note: mockup your new rear wheel opening with tape, cardboard and marker pen per you design illustration.

Why? Your c-pillar reflects elements of the original curved rear wheel opening which you...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-18-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 29,568
Posted By Superleggera
Eyeball engineer and measure many many times and...

Eyeball engineer and measure many many times and lots of cardboard templates! Good progress so far as well as thinking out loud what you are doing.

Reminds me a bit of a Facel Vega roofline and...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-26-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,068
Posted By Superleggera
Take a look at the T55 fenders / cowl structure...

Take a look at the T55 fenders / cowl structure proportions as some of that is applicable to the T41 resize you are doing given the original designer.

This should be an interesting project to...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-16-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,046
Posted By Superleggera
a 3-window coupe instead of a sedan -- I like it!...

a 3-window coupe instead of a sedan -- I like it! I've seen two done like this over the years and they looked good amongst the sea of regular chopped Merc's. Are you going to post the artwork for...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,646
Posted By Superleggera
Item of note for yourself -- a Lamborghini Miura...

Item of note for yourself -- a Lamborghini Miura SV is a very small cockpit vehicle. (and small wheels) Thus if building one from the ground up, you might consider making it 110+% in size and nobody...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,646
Posted By Superleggera
Customer I talked to a few months ago was...

Customer I talked to a few months ago was thinking of a project similar to yours and we discussed using the Ford SHO V6 engine given its transverse mounting and transaxle setup (just mounted...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-11-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 301,482
Posted By Superleggera
Are you going to add the new parts on the old...

Are you going to add the new parts on the old frame -- or just build a new chassis and integrate everything that way?
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-16-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 369,523
Posted By Superleggera
Note: Paint beneath the hinge and on the door...

Note: Paint beneath the hinge and on the door jamb itself will change the door gap given this style of hinge setup. Lesson learned numerous times over the years. Thus when doing I usually mockup...
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