Samuel's Piranha Build

Re: Samuel's Piranha Build

Postby bikebits92 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:18 pm

Alot more progress done now fella's!
My parts arrived from tony a couple of weeks ago so I got stuck into putting them on last weekend.
one of the rear wheels on and centre drive cartridge in.. various other jobs done also..
Next weekend I will be spending working on it and I plan to have the whole rear end finished as my fox shocks arrived the other day. so after 3 years it will finally be a roller!

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The parts as they arrived.
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the shocks..
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Centre drive cartridge in
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And here is what it looks like now.
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And the seat starting to get folded.
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And thats about it..
Finally start to look like something now!
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Re: Samuel's Piranha Build

Postby seanyb » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:46 am

nice work its looken good!! :D
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Re: Samuel's Piranha Build

Postby Mclovin » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:11 pm

It's coming along now mate :)

Just curious, why did you go with the fox shocks and not the Edge Coil overs? Also, how much were they?
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Re: Samuel's Piranha Build

Postby bikebits92 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:58 pm

Thanks mate,
The fox airs are lighter, more tunable and they were $617 Aus Landed to my door from the states.
And I like the slim look of them, Match the buggy pretty well..
Hows your build going by the way?
I'm spending all this weekend on mine so I should have it sitting on all fours!
Can't wait, getting close now!
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Re: Samuel's Piranha Build

Postby Xu1 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:44 pm

Where did you get the shocks from and do you need springs?

Thanks, Will.

Btw nice build
The computer programs say it won’t :lol:
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Re: Samuel's Piranha Build

Postby Jet » Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:59 am

Don't need springs, It uses nitrogen. Tuning the shock's is a bitch, but Do-able. Overall with the weight you save I think it's worth it. your valving looks good too, Should go well!
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Re: Samuel's Piranha Build

Postby bikebits92 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:18 pm

Thanks Jet.. I'll probably end up letting the nitrogen out of one whilst I set them up but I have access to nitrogen and all the gauges at work as we sometimes charge accumulators and shocks off big six wheelers so no problem with changing it a little if needed..
Xu1: I got them from an Ebay US store by the name of Downsouth Motorsports. Very very helpful, will valve them to whatever you want for no charge and gives a discount to international buyers..
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Re: Samuel's Piranha Build

Postby jazza » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:01 pm

hey samuel
what year were you in when you started the build at school ,
i originally planned to build my piranah for my HSC major project in metal work in yr 11 and 12, but only 2 kids picked metal work so the class dident run, and now theres a room full of all sorts of metal working machines and equipment just sitting there rusting away. im now stuck doing woodwork instead. :?
real nice build so far by the way
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Re: Samuel's Piranha Build

Postby bikebits92 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:52 pm

g'day jazza
year 9 i believe i was in.. probably should have started with a sidewinder but hey, i got there in the end!
should really update my build progress but never seem to have enough time nowadays.. have since test driven the buggy and am not far from giving it a proper test.
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Re: Samuel's Piranha Build

Postby wookie_666 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:56 pm

just read this whole build thread and was dissapointed to not see a final project.
please post pics and info of the build as is and also if you can an approx cost. as i am starting my build at the moment.

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Re: Samuel's Piranha Build

Postby Mclovin » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:03 pm

Yeah common Samuel. Any pictures? How is it going?
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Re: Samuel's Piranha Build

Postby Mclovin » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:11 pm

Where did you get your steering column from? Have tried 5 places and haven't found anything.
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Re: Samuel's Piranha Build

Postby bikebits92 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:07 pm

Rito then sounds like I had better get updating! All I seem to do these days is work! never get time to touch the computer.. anyway, the buggy is now a goer! still many finishing touches to go but am very happy with how it performs and love the motor! sounds bloody awesome! couldn't have picked a better motor! I shall put up some more pics and vids later tonight or tomorrow.. Mclovin, I got my steering column off of a cousin that just so happened to have one lying around, unsure of where you could get one from. I know I tried a couple of wreckers before I went to my cousin and I think one had one but that was a couple of years ago. just keep ringing around and something should pop up!
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Re: Samuel's Piranha Build

Postby Mclovin » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:20 pm

Hopefully it will mate.

Can't wait to see the pictures and the vid :) I'm also curious to see your seat. Mine is in getting covered at the moment.
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Re: Samuel's Piranha Build

Postby bikebits92 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:29 pm

These seem to be the latest pics, vids might be later in the week when I can get a chance to upload them.. taking too long. From the test runs I had a couple of problems, mainly a noise in the back end which was fixed when repositioned and overheating after about 20mins of hard driving. That would be because I have no thermo fan, but that problem is getting fixed very soon. other than that im very happy with how everything performs. steering is good but massive understeer when under power isnt so good, but theres not exactly much I can do about that. The buggy is very stable and handles the bumps with ease and the motor has plenty of grunt to keep me happy!

Just realised these pics are missing heaps, might try get some more this weekend

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Where are you getting yours covered?? I still havn't got around to getting mine done! it's not too bad as it is! but only for short periods..
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Re: Samuel's Piranha Build

Postby Jet » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:35 pm

Nice quick release steering wheel :D
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Re: Samuel's Piranha Build

Postby Mclovin » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:41 pm

Haha, like Jet said :P

Seat is currently getting covered by my brother in laws brother. Getting it done for free I might add :lol:
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Re: Samuel's Piranha Build

Postby bikebits92 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:14 pm

It's abit unsafe! comes undone everynow and then! nah, didnt drive it like that ofcourse! Got one vid uploaded tonight, here it is..

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Re: Samuel's Piranha Build

Postby joost » Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:21 pm

Verry nice, i can't wait to have my first drive out :D
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Re: Samuel's Piranha Build

Postby bikebits92 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:31 pm

Alright then. about time i updated this build! alot has happened in the last few months and only about 6 weeks ago i nearly had it ready for sandblasting! that was until i went back to the mainland for another 5 weeks! but anyway, no more mainland for the rest of the year! yay! so i have a few small things to do before i blast it, and a couple of quick questions.. i have moved the radiator slightly forward and installed a thermo fan to get some more airflow happening! where abouts should i mount the oil cooler? I'm thinking that in front of the radiator it would cool it too efficiently? so maybe behind the radiator? where it should keep the oil temp at just below coolant temp maybe?
thanks, guys..
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