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Author Topic: Maserati CT8 build  (Read 4112 times)

dunworkin

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Re: Maserati CT8 build
« Reply #15 on: 07 December 2020, 11:26:32 am »
Iv set the stub axles to just 1/2 degree of negative caster to get the contact/kingpin alignment spot on, and the period look of course. For a first go I have set caster at 8 , Easily adjusted though with the 4 bar suspension so see how it goes.

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Re: Maserati CT8 build
« Reply #16 on: 13 December 2020, 01:17:41 pm »
Got a morning free waiting for a new piston ring compressor so had a play with some cardboard. I made it a bit more refined with some ply this morning.
Trying this on my phone and can't see where to add pics. If I go on now Mrs G will have a list !!!!
I'll add them later. Ciao
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Re: Maserati CT8 build
« Reply #17 on: 13 December 2020, 05:24:58 pm »
Heres photos showing body skeleton. I want to glue the foam in and make the front and rear halfs as one unit that I can lift off and rig up to rotate on my engine stand...."access all areas "

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Re: Maserati CT8 build
« Reply #18 on: 13 December 2020, 05:55:59 pm »
The back end in cardboard...

Marek.Z.N

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Re: Maserati CT8 build
« Reply #19 on: 14 December 2020, 04:31:28 pm »
whats your plan for bodywork... fibreglass? aluminium and an english wheel? some other composite?

dunworkin

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Re: Maserati CT8 build
« Reply #20 on: 14 December 2020, 04:57:43 pm »
I don't have an English wheel anymore and I think this body is beyond my skill/patience level ! I might do the "bonnet" in ally though to get the louvres in
Im going to mock it up in foam and them refine and finesse in plaster, cover in ally foil, polish, release agent and then straight forward GRP in one piece and break the plug out. Ive done this several times on tether car bodies but they are a bit smaller ?

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Re: Maserati CT8 build
« Reply #21 on: 14 December 2020, 05:27:20 pm »
Sounds like a great plan. cant wait to see that

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Re: Maserati CT8 build
« Reply #22 on: 15 December 2020, 06:28:13 pm »
Sounds like a good plan, how do you intend finishing the out side. Is it going to be smooth. I plan on doing similar for my body over the engine behind the seat, interested in how you do yours, looking forward to some pictures.

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Re: Maserati CT8 build
« Reply #23 on: 15 December 2020, 09:18:01 pm »
I have worked with GRP several times but but using a female mould . Working inside out, getting the smoothest finish is going to test me ! Then the thinnest skim of filler I can get away with ( watching weight ), sand most of it off and then paint .Its loose plan so could change at any time  ;D
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Re: Maserati CT8 build
« Reply #24 on: 18 December 2020, 02:47:39 pm »
I am going to try that outside method on the back-end of the Beast.
I have a tethered car. It was made in 1947 by the father of a friend of mine, Its fantastic thing.
Its the one on the right.

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Re: Maserati CT8 build
« Reply #25 on: 20 December 2020, 11:29:29 am »
Tether cars are great. I taught Engineering for many years and developed a tether car project for my students to batch produce from stock materials inc wheels and tyres. The bodies were grp over foam. We ran them on the tennis courts ! Best speed we got was 71 mph from 2.5 cc nitro engines.
Im retired now but still got a big box of bits tucked away for a "one of these days "

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Re: Maserati CT8 build
« Reply #26 on: 20 December 2020, 01:23:12 pm »
Wow, those are great!
Are you chaps aware of the Onthewire.co.uk website? Im more into tethered hydroplanes than cars but theres loads of stuff on the site.

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Re: Maserati CT8 build
« Reply #27 on: 20 December 2020, 03:39:19 pm »
Yes indeed. I have had email conversations about my car. Its well known and was 'lost' since 1950 or so. When I acquired it I emailed them and sent photos. They couldn't believe that one of the members (long since departed now) cars would ever just turn up.
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Re: Maserati CT8 build
« Reply #28 on: 20 December 2020, 04:38:10 pm »
thats ace! I do like that site. I contributed some photos to them about my Belvedere 4 stroke engine that i got from a scrappie. About 30cc, water cooled horizontal, driving the prop via a bevel gear, circa 1913. Probably the rarest thing i own.

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Re: Maserati CT8 build
« Reply #29 on: 20 December 2020, 08:26:45 pm »
Disappeared down a rabbit hole there synthpunk. I was a Retro Racing Club member many years ago, I may have to renew my subscription and dig that box out....as if I haven't got enough going on already plus a CK to finish !
 The Belvedere history is fascinating as with many of these" pioneer" IC engines, a very fortunate find for you ! have you got it to run yet ?
Ciao