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 Post subject: Chuck's K24 Riot middy
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:53 am 
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Finally recieved my Sylva Riot from England yesterday.

Plan is Honda K24 motor, powerglide auto and the rest will be as published

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Starting dummying stuff up mainly to make sure I got all the bits

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 Post subject: Re: Chuck's K24 Riot
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:09 am 
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allmtr wrote:
powerglide auto


Eh??

Was that a joke for another performing forum ...?

Nice simple design/layout, good luck with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Chuck's K24 Riot
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:19 am 
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Nope, I'm running a 'glide with a Gates belt drive setup


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 Post subject: Re: Chuck's K24 Riot
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:37 am 
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So you're going to longitudinally mount the engine I presume and go ala "Big GT40"

You know the one;
http://www.gt40s.com/forum/gt40-tech-po ... 00-hp.html


Why don't you just use transverse and the Honda auto?


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 Post subject: Re: Chuck's K24 Riot
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:50 am 
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Sorrys guys, I've put this in the wrong section, it should be in with the middies.

Cheapie, no it will still be transverse with a glide beside it and belt drive to the rear end. Honda auto won't take the power I'm planning


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 Post subject: Re: Chuck's K24 Riot
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allmtr wrote:
Sorrys guys, I've put this in the wrong section, it should be in with the middies.

Cheapie, no it will still be transverse with a glide beside it and belt drive to the rear end. Honda auto won't take the power I'm planning


Then adapt it to a GM 4T65E-HD auto and save all the hassle - also have equal length and strong driveshafts, big brakes etc, save a lot of money using junkyard bits.

Has advantages like final drive ratio easy to change (sprockets and chain), known tricks and upgrades etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Chuck's K24 Riot
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I love thinking outside the square ...but im having trouble with this one :shock: will the powerglide be a shortened one like they use in speedway ?

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 Post subject: Re: Chuck's K24 Riot
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:25 pm 
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Yes

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Very early in development as I needed the chassis to work out fitment.


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 Post subject: Re: Chuck's K24 Riot
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I'm interested to ask where the drive goes from the trans output to rotate the axles (axle?).....


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:01 am 
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The drive will be returning to the centre of the car via a shaft where the 1/4 extension is, then belt drive down to a toothed pulley mounted on a Cressida differential. It's going to take a ton of time, effort and money :/

Got quoted $300-350 to get the frame sandblasted and powdercoated today which seems pretty good :)


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I presume you are aiming for Oz fastest street car or World's fastest Kit-Car?

Chasing 0-60 or 1/4?

Your layout is pretty simple, why the big cost?


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Hmmmm...... One piece flange on the pump drive and a foot operated bypass valve on the line pressure circuit?

Old school but effective :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:06 am 
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cheapracer wrote:
I presume you are aiming for Oz fastest street car or World's fastest Kit-Car?

Chasing 0-60 or 1/4?

Your layout is pretty simple, why the big cost?


Not really after titles just something quick. The twin of my motor makes a little over 1000hp...

The big cost will be the bellhousing/diff carrier which will be CNC machined out of one (huge) piece of alloy.


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allmtr wrote:

The big cost will be the bellhousing/diff carrier which will be CNC machined out of one (huge) piece of alloy.


Well that's a choice, you could make a spaceframe - there are actual bellhousings around made from spaceframes and certainly plenty of BEC diff carriers.

This is often a prefered method in the aircraft and aerospace industry.

Make a spaceframe first and cure any issues then look at that CNC billet route if you feel the need, if nothing else it would make a good test run to make sure everything is correct.


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Why not buy a proper dogbox instead of starting from zero?

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