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 Post subject: Re: Mako Exo style car
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:42 am 
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Let's see. I think it was the AC Cobra 427 that did 0 to 100 to 0 in 10 sec? :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Mako Exo style car
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B85 wrote:
Let's see. I think it was the AC Cobra 427 that did 0 to 100 to 0 in 10 sec?


That would be a V8 that the worlds most popular kit car is based on also using a V8. Of course we all know that the 9.4 sec, 0-100-0 world record is held by a V8 kit car, the Ultima.

Did I mention V8's and popular in the same sentence?


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 Post subject: Re: Mako Exo style car
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carguy123 wrote:
B85 wrote:
I want a car that can do 0 to 125 to 0 in 15 sec? Some thing like that and be able to turn well. I can wish????? :roll:


I think a Prius can turn those kinds of numbers, can't it?



We are talking miles per hour, not furlongs per centifortnight!

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 Post subject: Re: Mako Exo style car
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:24 am 
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Started on number 8....
Maybe its the repetition, maybe a more organized shop, or both but its getting much easier to build these now :D
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Made a few changes on Marty's car while we wait on the trans and custom intercooler.
The silver wing is for mock-up, new wing on its way.
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b-t wrote:


We are talking miles per hour, not furlongs per centifortnight!



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Made a few changes on Marty's car while we wait on the trans and custom intercooler.
The silver wing is for mock-up, new wing on its way.
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That front wing looks familiar... And nice!

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Finished the front wing mounts, checked for adjustability and strength (using the shop 180lb static load tester)...Check :mrgreen:
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Then started on the prototype for the "Suby Shift"
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THEN started the updated intercooler and sculpting the scoop to match it...
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AND...the cluster pod...
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and in my spare time finished the chassis on #007, primed it (customer wants paint instead of powder coat), test fit the engine/trans, and some of the FG.
Now I have to design a full cage for her and uhm....sleep a little :shock:
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Now I have to design a full cage for her


Styled, longitudinal main hoops.


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Styled?....I'm already stumped!
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 Post subject: Re: Mako Exo style car
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Styled?....I'm already stumped!
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Inspiration from the similar long-nosed SLK roofline maybe?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Merce ... SLK350.jpg


Or you could try this cheapracer copyrighted original design ...


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