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Re: Aces- Build

Post by aces » 30 Oct 2021, 06:04

Hi!
Has come half way with the welding, and everything looks good. So far, there is no welding distortion.
Am very happy with my welding machine, Migatronic.
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Post by freakynami » 30 Oct 2021, 18:34

I love that MIG is so fast and one handed vs TIG, I believe it puts less overall heat into the tubes further away from the weld which results in less distortion.

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Post by aces » 31 Oct 2021, 05:19

freakynami wrote:
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I love that MIG is so fast and one handed vs TIG, I believe it puts less overall heat into the tubes further away from the weld which results in less distortion.
Then it was ready for today, nice.
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There were many strange and difficult positions, but it turned out well.
Have measured everything now and has got a diff of 0.4mm (0.01575in),i have to be happy with that.

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Re: Aces- Build

Post by aces » 08 Nov 2021, 04:58

Front trailing link bracket!
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A day off from work, perfect opportunity to install the front trailing link bracket.

One question how much distance does the rear shock absorber require between the chassi and the engine?
Had intended to use 1.9 "spring.
Sorry about the skewed pictures
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Post by Midlana1 » 08 Nov 2021, 10:56

"Just enough that it doesn't rub" is the short answer. They don't have much room in my build, but enough that with some messing about, the springs can be replaced without having to disconnect the bottom shock connection.

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Post by ChrisS » 08 Nov 2021, 13:16

I used 1.9” springs front & rear, but later discovered that the choice of rates is more limited unless you special order. I used Protech dampers and the body dimeter is the same for 1.9 and 2 1/4”, they just use different collets/seats.

I mention it, as I’m still not sure if I need to go up on spring rate at the back (heavy engine) and I reached the top of stock (cheap) rates in 1.9” springs.

I have room for 2 1/4” on mine.
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Re: Aces- Build

Post by aces » 20 Nov 2021, 23:55

Hi !
Have made the rear engine mount, have not decided if I should screw it on or weld it on.
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Today's project is to start with the front bracket today and see how it goes, has a plan for what it should look like.
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Used original rubber bracket, for both rear and front. So I get the right angle on the engine about 12gr back angle.
Will also build bracket for lower torqmount, gearbox, little visible in the last picture, on the right side.
Starting to get cold in the workshop, about 10 celsius (50 Fahrenheit) ;)
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Re: Aces- Build

Post by aces » 21 Nov 2021, 04:06

okay this is how it turned out, only point welded.
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But we will fix that soon. Hole in the bottom to get to the lower bolt to the bracket.
Welded in a stainless steel pipe, from the bottom, to get access to the 14 mm bolt.
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Re: Aces- Build

Post by Midlana1 » 21 Nov 2021, 06:23

Will there be additional bracing on the torque mounts? As their name implies, they're all that keep your engine from spinning in its mounts. Figure if you have 200 ft-lbs of torque, and each mount is, oh, one foot away from the crank center line, then each will see up to 100 lbs of force in acceleration, and possibly the same in the opposite direction, too. Said another way, the mounts and surrounding chassis need to be strong enough to that you can jump up and down on those points and not have them deflect.

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Post by aces » 21 Nov 2021, 09:18

Midlana1 wrote:
21 Nov 2021, 06:23
Will there be additional bracing on the torque mounts? As their name implies, they're all that keep your engine from spinning in its mounts. Figure if you have 200 ft-lbs of torque, and each mount is, oh, one foot away from the crank center line, then each will see up to 100 lbs of force in acceleration, and possibly the same in the opposite direction, too. Said another way, the mounts and surrounding chassis need to be strong enough to that you can jump up and down on those points and not have them deflect.
Hi Kurt!
Yes bracing will be fitted on both the right and left side of the center tube. As well as corner plates, and just like you say the mounts need to be strong. And around the engine base frame.
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I'am a bit everywhere in the engine compartment, measures and manufactures pieces for the various mounts.
The picture shows the right engine mount, great when creating something. And now it is not far to the engine is mounted in the chassi nice feeling.
//Mikael
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