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PostPosted: March 7, 2006, 12:07 pm 
Found another small photographical mistake last night...

The picture where you are drilling the hole in the top of the fuell cell so that you can add a vent to it, is sideways, you were drilling down, but the picture was rotated 90 degrees to the side


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PostPosted: March 7, 2006, 2:34 pm 
It's acknowledged in the corrections page of the book's website. Little things like this happen, which is why I keep an updated website for the book.


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ordered by book today should have by friday i hope. got since i plan now on trying to find some mazda front spindles and maybe some other pieces. :wink:

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PostPosted: August 13, 2006, 5:37 pm 
You will be pleased...

BTW, for both enteretainment and usefulness, I bought one of the 12'th scale Caterham models that Keith discusses in the book. I will let you know how helpful I think it is as a reference. It is expensive and that money could probably have better gone to parts, but....

Anyone know where I can get a 12'th scale rotary engine? One of the Tamiya models I looked at for an RX7 had no engine... :-/


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PostPosted: August 14, 2006, 9:50 pm 
I got the kit today. It is amazing. I can't imagine this will not be useful as a mock up tool or something. Now if I could find a 1/12th scale first gen RX7 it would be very useful to merge the two....

I am not sure I would pay the "normal" price for the kit (as I have seen a local hobby shop have the kit for nearly $300) but I got it for less than $100 on ebay and thought it is worth that for my purposes.


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PostPosted: August 14, 2006, 10:58 pm 
That is a steal for that kit. Which one is it? The clamshell version seems to be most common.


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PostPosted: August 14, 2006, 11:28 pm 
yes clamshell fenders

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That is a picture of the kit I got, but that is not who I got it from. I got it from an individual. It was open, but everything was there and all the plastic inside was unopened.


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That looks like a really fun kit to make 8)


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PostPosted: August 15, 2006, 9:32 am 
Yes it does, but more importantly it seems like a great reference material for builing a replica...... There is so much detail in everything.


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Keith,

Great book. Saw it a month or so ago at Barnes & Nobles, but didn't buy it until a few weeks ago. Just finihsed it today after Chassis Engineering. I read from "June" to the end today, so congrats on being a good writer. I had some questions about certain parts, but I can't remember them right now. Anyway, I haven't read Champion's, so I can't compare, but this book was definately worth the money. Thanks!


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Evidently the NEW Champion book will be out in Feb 2007 "How to build a sports car for OVER 250lbs and race it" (Joke on the name but it will be out early spring).

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I really like those 1/12 scale Tamiya models, but the cycle wing or JPE versions only. The clamshell wings look like they would generate a lot of lift at speed (on a full size car of course!). :)

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That makes them accurate models then :)


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Keith--

Got your book yesterday--actually two counting the Miata performance book. I'm about 140 pages into it and it's a great read. I have already identified some potential oopses that won't be oopses for me now, so the price of admission has already been paid. Thanks for a great resource.Image


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i have this book and the gibbs book, and this one was actually interesting to read.. whearas the gibbs book had a lot of technical stuff in it..

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