UK sidewinder build

Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby aceface » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:05 am

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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby aceface » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:21 am

Looking at this pic thinking I may have to go outboard with the shocks :shock:
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby mike k » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:26 am

looking real sweet you have done really well in a short space of time

just looking at your front suspension arms they look to be pointing up can u get any more adjustment from the shocks the top of the arms should be level
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby mike k » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:31 am

that motor I put you on to looks some well suited to a sidewinder compact neat ... that's the hp
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby mike k » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:41 am

why you thinking about moving the shock mounting points ??
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby aceface » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:31 am

Ye thanks mike, i thought if i go outboard with top mounts and move a arm mounts closer to wheels it would correct the dive. Am i wrong. Motor does look sweet thanx to your lead. Don't know hp yet but its supposed to be very torquey.
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby mike k » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:43 pm

Morning , have just looked at all of your photos, the ones with the buggy on the bench. I think u have 2 problems here, if u look at the 1 with the suspension on full drop the the top of the suspension arm is level that's how it should be in the ground. But if u look at the angle of the hubs u have positive camber . I could be wrong
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby aceface » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:49 pm

Ye see wat you mean. Spose I'm gonna have these problems now she's on the floor. Think its to do with my quad hubs. All these things are sent to try us lol
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby mike k » Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:12 am

Ok poss need some better shots of the hubs and arms, did u make the arms to the plans. i think maybe u have fitted the hubs upside down so as u connect the steering arms on the hub to the rack
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby aceface » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:22 am

Yes the arms are dead on to plans. I agree think the hubs are upside down and on wrong side. I put them this way as the stubys have the angle but i think they are over angled so if i swap them around i think they will be good, probably the a arms will be slopping towards the wheels more but that would be ok wouldn't it. I have got a full day on her tomorrow so I'll sort her out. I still think I will need to go outboard though as it looks like the shocks aren't doing what they should. Will post some pics tomorrow. How are you going.?
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby mike k » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:05 am

The thing with the shocks they are not the correct length or spring rate so you are going to be compromised, moving the shock mounting points changes all sorts of things ... Read recently a post from tony about the very same point .. Good luck you are doing very well ... Me had the last part of the tank welded this be a lot of work will post some pics .. Ordered some sexy alloy bolts for the tank last nite £43.00 and sorted buffing kit to polish it
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby aceface » Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:36 am

Been out in the shop today, serviced my front shocks and adjusted the strength etc. Turned the hub carriers upside down but that made it worse as the stub is 5 to 6 degrees so I had very bad negative camber like this. So, with a bit of jiggling around with mounts etc got them to the stage as pics. I know the top of the a arms arent level with ground but the kingpin centre is pointing to the centre of tyre tread as recommended. Suspension is nice and stiff now. Comments please?
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Re: UK sidewinder build

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Re: UK sidewinder build

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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby mike k » Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:39 am

That looks a lot better from what I can see from the photos , see u are using track rod ends the one on the off side is on a bit of a angle coming off the hub just check its not at its full travel , the side to side movement pull the rubber gaiter off and have a look
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby aceface » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:14 am

Thanks mike. I can see what you mean, you have a good eye. I think it's just adjustment needed from when i stripped-down the hubs. Rebuilding the rad mounts tomorrow to make more room for seat and headroom. My mail ad is fabricator @live.co.uk if you have any more suggestions.
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby aceface » Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:07 am

After a lot of hand filing finally got my drive and brake carriers on the axle.Image
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby aceface » Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:10 am

Dash board fitted, used 8 tabs to secure, dont think it will be going anywhereImage
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby aceface » Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:13 am

ImageDont take any notice of the welder in the picture, its a empty case we yse to mount the tig set on lol
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby aceface » Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:40 am

Today is a millstone for me I have finally got her running, wiring wasnt as hard as i thought with a little help from wilson and the crew. Just need to tidy wiring up plumb in the tanks and then it will be test drive time. Thinking about taking out a patent on the header tank in the picture what do you guys think.Image
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