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    BTW, just so no one thinks we were slacking, ^ this is an aerospace grade bungee cord.

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    I'm not sure snowball is the correct term, maybe avalanche! Looking good Moti.

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    Haha!
    You're right, avalanche might be more like it!
    Thanks, wish I had body molds for it like the ones you got from Kurt's Mini.
    the owner of the car intends to have the body work done by a local tin basher that did some work for him in the past, but man it would have been nice to have an easy button for something along the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    The gentleman that owns the car came with the idea for a fun street / autox / track build . . .
    2 out of 3 isn't bad at all. But, of course, he will also need to tell wifey about the trailer and a truck in their driveway.


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    The build has definitely tilted closer to the autox / track side and less street, but it'll still have registration and insurance to be driven around on the street.
    Being a pre-74 it's also street legal

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    As we draw closer to roller day, Frank is becoming more and more anxious.. he's trying to stay out of the way for the most, but sometimes he'll do things like playing weld inspector


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    I think Frank is beyond needing a welding helmet, although, safety first!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    The build has definitely tilted closer to the autox / track side and less street, but it'll still have registration and insurance to be driven around on the street.
    Being a pre-74 it's also street legal
    Amazing!

    Make sure the turn signals are ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S5Cab View Post
    I think Frank is beyond needing a welding helmet, although, safety first!
    It's just because he doesn't want to get too much tan on his face, he says it makes him look too Orange on camera.

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    I love this build! What a great project. It probably would have been easier to use a Hyabusa / quaif set up from a Radical, but it is much cooler to have the Honda engine in there.

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    Can't remember if the Radical is chain or gear driven, if it's gear driven it's probably the same Quaife unit (with maybe different ratio), but if it's chain it would've been a no-go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    Can't remember if the Radical is chain or gear driven, if it's gear driven it's probably the same Quaife unit (with maybe different ratio), but if it's chain it would've been a no-go.
    Yes, the Radical SR3 uses a Quaife that is similar to the one you pictured. It is a nice unit because you can easily change ratios. Also Radical has done a lot to mature the installation... like the black machined stiffener in the picture. They also upgrade the gears in the transmission to handle the heavier loads for automotive use. But for this build I think it is much cooler using a Honda engine.

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    Default Happy roller day to us!

    Very cool, thanks for posting the pics!
    The unit appears to be slightly different, the packaging looks a bit longer but lower.
    Can you point out which stiffener you're talking about? It's hard for me to differentiate with all the Black chassis tubing.

    We're finishing 2016 with a bang - the N1000RR has hit ground for the first time just a few minutes ago!
    I'm going to shoot some pics of the car in a sec and post them shortly

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    N1000RR, now available with 100% more roll-ability!





    Frank was mighty impressed



    Still light enough for this crowd pleaser*












    * I am ready for my advil

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    Moti, watch out for hernias. No joke. These things happen more often that you may think.

    hernia_2.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    Very cool, thanks for posting the pics!
    The unit appears to be slightly different, the packaging looks a bit longer but lower.
    Can you point out which stiffener you're talking about? It's hard for me to differentiate with all the Black chassis tubing.

    We're finishing 2016 with a bang - the N1000RR has hit ground for the first time just a few minutes ago!
    I'm going to shoot some pics of the car in a sec and post them shortly
    It is easier to see in the top picture. If you look in the center of the picture, right under where the exhaust collector goes from two pipes to one, there is a black machined part that connects from the top engine mounting bolt to the top of the case. This bracket helps distribute the loads.

    In the picture below you can see the
    Area better. The machined part (not pictured here) mounts to the top engine mounting bolt and ties into the case at the bolt hole where I drew the arrow.

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    Also, did the guys at Quaife point out which holes are used to run the cooler lines? If it is similar to mine the unit has an internal pump to get the fluid to the cooler... and even with a sizable cooler, the Quaife still gets really hot. Let me know if you want pictures from any other angles.

    Charley

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    I found a couple more pictures that may be helpful. The first one is a close up of the brace. The second one is a blurry picture showing how the Quaife is mounted to the frame.

    Hope these are helpful.

    Charley



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    Quote Originally Posted by CharleyH View Post
    Also, did the guys at Quaife point out which holes are used to run the cooler lines? If it is similar to mine the unit has an internal pump to get the fluid to the cooler... and even with a sizable cooler, the Quaife still gets really hot. Let me know if you want pictures from any other angles.

    Charley
    I just found this picture showing the Quaife pump on my car. It looks like your Quaife doesn't have a pump installed? Might be worth adding one??

    Charley


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    Quote Originally Posted by Loose Caboose View Post
    Moti, watch out for hernias.
    Thanks, Steve.
    The Advil part was a joke, this car is light AF

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