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 Post subject: Re: Scarllet
PostPosted: November 13, 2018, 10:47 am 
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Awesome design. I hope you do build it.

I'm with you on WEC and IMSA. Plus, I think more technology from those series actually gets into production cars. F1 ought to forget about drivers and just make the cars autonomous, or controlled from a video game station, IMHO. F1 cars are damned ugly too. So there! :mrgreen:

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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PostPosted: November 13, 2018, 11:43 am 
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Don't forget the road law's. Headlight height 22-24". That is a hard one in some car body's. Then you will need a DOT windshield.

I hate Governments . :BH:

But a cool looking idea.

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Yeah I am thinking of having two front nose sections; one with no lights for track only use and the other with headlights. I think Morimoto has a lot of good options to choose from. Also tail lights. I have a concept there, something similar to Aston Martin Vulcan with the pinnacles. I actually have a jeweler friend who i am going to talk with about what the best shape to refract light would be. I will 3d print the lens and back light it with LED's. Pretty simple actually.

The windshield gets a bit more complex... not really complex.. expensive. I got with a few companies that do polycarbonate windshields and they said they could do it, however the first one is really expensive. After that each one is relatively cheap.


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PostPosted: November 14, 2018, 2:17 pm 
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Nice job!

The road legal nose should have a lot more gc at the overhang for driveways. speedbumps, etc.

Did you also check into the cost of a DOT legal, laminated glass windscreen?

Prismatic is also available from florescent fixtures and red acrylic from sign stores. May need DOT markings on the lenses depending on where you have it inspected.


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PostPosted: November 14, 2018, 3:21 pm 
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I like what your doing. Very ambitious! A DOT legal windshield will be required to put it on the road.

I'll be following.


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I know that about 15yrs ago a prototype windshield was about $50,000. I'm sure the price has gone up since then.
I would look at windshield already manufactured, i.e. Noble ,McClaren, etc, and design around that. You could probably get one of those windshields for 8,000 to $12,000 for your car.
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PostPosted: December 18, 2018, 6:39 pm 
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I'm impressed and really like the design. As for the windshield maybe tweek your design a little too use a Porsche 917 since there are DOT approved replica's available for purchase. For my new IMSA style project I have a 1995 RX7 rear window that I plan on duplicating in Lexan and put in the front for track only use. What is the wheelbase your looking at using? I am just starting to build my second tube chassis mid engine car and will be following your build for sure. Maybe we swap some idea's.


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PostPosted: December 18, 2018, 7:43 pm 
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Prototype windshields can be had for $5k to $10k. Still a lot of coin, but not 10x that.


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