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Re: Southerly and South West; Builders meeting
« Reply #15 on: 30 September 2021, 04:40:45 pm »
It's only plywood mock up stuff at the moment  Adrian, to see if

a. I can fit in it, and
b. That I can fit the motor in.

So far so good, it's very tight,  which is why I wanted to get to another meet to check some things out, but it's certainly possible with maybe an inch or two stretch on the body width.

I went with the electric start as it seemed a good idea, but it does push the motor position back a couple of inches, not helpful in a tapering tail. The upside is that a battery at the front might help keep the front wheels going in vaguely the right direction.

As for the reverse gearbox, that's when 'keep it simple and add lightness' went out the window, I'm playing with it as an aid to reducing gear wheel sizes, as it reduces 1:1.3 in itself, but the fact that the output shaft is inboard of the input is causing a lot of head scratching, and possibly the introduction of a layshaft, so the jury's out on it at the moment on whether it makes an appearance.

Once I have all my ducks in a row there will be plenty of build videos, there's already a couple of hours done and I haven't actually built anything yet!

Being a Youtuber it will be fully covered, but I don't want to start releasing stuff until I actually have something worthwhile to show, I'd rather under promise and over deliver.  Chassis construction should start in the next couple of weeks, and will be aluminium, so a bit different maybe, and having been at the Morgan works yesterday, ash might be making an appearance.

Peter