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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:41 pm 
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Engine and transmission, front and rear suspension is in place (just need to wait to monday to get the tires monted to be able to put it down at the wheels).

More and more parts is coming into it's place, and it just feels so good to mount everything for the last time, with new bolts everywhere :)
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The rims was modified to get rid of that ugly plastic thing that was meant to look like a center bolt.
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I'm satisfied with the solution for the lines to the clutch cylinder. Really "serviceable" :)
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:shock: Than buen work happinesses
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:43 pm 
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A little test drive next week will feel soo good.... ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:02 pm 
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Remember to check the brakes realy good before then. Don't like pics of chrushed monsterswifts;)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:22 pm 
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Remember to check the brakes realy good before then. Don't like pics of chrushed monsterswifts;)


Trust me... Every single bolt/nut will be checked thoroughly ;) In the very first testdrive, I will not go fast at all.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:07 pm 
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I've been following this project for a few years and I have to congratulate you on your very fine workmanship and attention to detail, having spent 7 years restoring/building a very old Datsun to concourse condition I know very well how much time and effort a project like this takes, you are now at the fun stage, final assembly !!! it will still take a long time to finish all those little bits and pieces but hearing the engine run in the car will be a truly exciting day 8) congrats on a truly epic swift project :buzz:

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:11 pm 
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runbag wrote:
As the pic a few post above tells, I just made a real simple construction that could held up the chassie turned to the side. I don't have any picture that shows the piece that it rolls upon, but I'll try to remember to take a photo later..


Doesn't this one show it

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I assumed it was a pair of widgets you slid into the end of your jig.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:32 pm 
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The first test drive was made today!! :)

A very short one, but it was such a great feeling after all these years. Now I need to spend som e time to get everything around the body painted, and get someone to make the interior (mats and those things).

Status right now, my camera seemed to be out of color :( ;)
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:06 pm 
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my god man, this looks so great. looking forward to see some more pics like always and gl with the rest

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:50 pm 
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WOW it is looking amazing! Can't wait for the next couple of updates on how she runs and then the final pictures when it's all put together and painted up. Unbelievable work, truly inspiring.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:26 am 
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:clap: Bravo!! What an achievment...just awesome! Thanks for sharing the evolution of this awesome machine with us. Cant wait to see more. :salute:






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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:47 pm 
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That's sweet to see it operational now! Good job!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:31 pm 
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we've all heard the term
"a wolf in sheeps clothing"
well here is the "WOLF" naked
like others here, congrats on getting it
out of the garage.... can't wait to see the final result.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:27 pm 
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I am very surprised, it looks very well built. I only wish that i could save the moneyy for a project like this one.
Congrats :)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:47 pm 
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I'm just waiting for driving youtube clips.......

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:08 pm 
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I'm aiming for the very first testdrive on a local track september 17:th... ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:10 pm 
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Good luck! Looking forward to video! :D

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Hi runbag!

First congratulation to this work it is really awesome, your work and your patience too (and sorry about my english)
This is the fifth year you are working on this car! :shock: Not bad at all!
Second: can I have some questions? Do you know the weights of the parts of your car? Engine, transmission, rear arms, or the whole rear section. After my house projeck I' d like to build a locost. As light as i am able to build. and well i am not too talented therefore your solutions have siezed my attention (manufactured rear section, keeping the front suspension geometry of an existing car ...I hope i understand well your design)! What material was used for the frame? How do you know the structure of frame and welds will be strong enough... ok enough questions for now...

Once again congratulation!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:46 pm 
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Mattika wrote:
Hi runbag!

First congratulation to this work it is really awesome, your work and your patience too (and sorry about my english)
This is the fifth year you are working on this car! :shock: Not bad at all!
Second: can I have some questions? Do you know the weights of the parts of your car? Engine, transmission, rear arms, or the whole rear section. After my house projeck I' d like to build a locost. As light as i am able to build. and well i am not too talented therefore your solutions have siezed my attention (manufactured rear section, keeping the front suspension geometry of an existing car ...I hope i understand well your design)! What material was used for the frame? How do you know the structure of frame and welds will be strong enough... ok enough questions for now...

Once again congratulation!

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Thank you :)

The weight for specific parts, or even the whole car is unknown at this moment. It'll show the day the car is complete, and we will do the corner weight thing.

The whole frame is more or less made of seemless steel tubing. I've made the chassie after spent some time doing research how other people have constucted their chassies, and I think that my construction is just as strong or perhaps even stronger. The welding is all done by a friend that does this all day in his proffession.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:49 pm 
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Hi,

std G13B engine is 90Kg.

I think runbag's chassis is very strong.
I have seen space framed car vefore with much smaller size box sections.

When will this car be driven with anger?
Do you need to do ny more run in?

Excellent build and I wish I have a half much of your skill.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:58 pm 
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When will this car be driven with anger?
Do you need to do ny more run in?


I don't think that this car will ever be driven with anger, not by me anyway ;) But as I've mentioned earlier, I will spend some time at the track the 17:th this month to evaluate everything as much possible. Handling, brakes, loss of oil pressure in turns, overheating, just anything could be faulty. But as soon as I know that everything feels comfortable, I will push the limit more and more..

No more run in is needed, just some fine tuning will be done driving at the streets.


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Do you have any tuning tool to analyze datalogs ?
What sensors do you have there, a wideband and an EGT ?

I guess VEMS uses Megatune. If so, you can use Megalogviewer's VE Analyzer to optimize fuel maps. It's quite easy.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:47 pm 
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Caaarlo wrote:
Do you have any tuning tool to analyze datalogs ?
What sensors do you have there, a wideband and an EGT ?

I guess VEMS uses Megatune. If so, you can use Megalogviewer's VE Analyzer to optimize fuel maps. It's quite easy.



In the dyno we used both wideband lambda and 4 EGT sensors. There was never any doubt that we ran with high EGT, not even in the end. There will only be some adjustments done now for driveability, so the lamdba will do just fine.

Yes, VEMS uses Megatune, and my friend that helped me in the dyno will sit in the passengers seat the very first test drive to do some optimizing.


Well, I can feel the smell och sept 17:th, and I don't think it smells bad at all ;)

This weekend, or early next week the car will be out of the garage complete. Then I will post the picture of what five and half year has ended with ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:05 pm 
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All that hard work over the last few years to get everything perfect and you put your tire on backwards? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:19 pm 
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All that hard work over the last few years to get everything perfect and you put your tire on backwards? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Do not ever think that you are the very first person with that comment... ;)

From that picture until now, those wheels has gone of several times.

Beeing driven on a trailer, I could turn the wheels inside out :D


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