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Old 21-08-2011, 12:50 PM
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Default a v8 based vw subframe trike

i cut the gtr up as was going in the wrong direction with it. so had a second attempt at a trike and built a vw trike with grp body, but after time it started to pis me off a bit as looked like a arm char on 3 wheels, of which is fine for some but not me, so cut that up and made something different and different it as gas bottle for tank to long and a v8 engine. so cut that up and did something even different, and a eureka moment this it it the one. now if you have any complaints about it please post them to points of view bbc house and im sure they will take no notice of them. lol
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Old 22-08-2011, 01:20 PM
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I could live with owning that but the back lights are fucking awful
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Old 22-08-2011, 02:32 PM
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Centre of balance looks to be about 2" in front of the rear axle
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Old 22-08-2011, 02:36 PM
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I could live with owning that but the back lights are fucking awful
lights will be changed after the sva test, i have to keep them happy.
i shell have some smaller ones on the guards and maybe a strip of red on the back
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Old 22-08-2011, 02:45 PM
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are the lights far enough out for MSVA?? at a glance I would say they are too far inboard, but maybe just an illusion

need to be 400mm from the outer edge of the trike, ie the tyres, or the mudguards (if you fit them for the MSVA
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Old 22-08-2011, 03:42 PM
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are the lights far enough out for MSVA?? at a glance I would say they are too far inboard, but maybe just an illusion

need to be 400mm from the outer edge of the trike, ie the tyres, or the mudguards (if you fit them for the MSVA
they are in the correct position for sva height width in and out, just need to connect the second fog as only one is working ..
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Old 22-08-2011, 04:34 PM
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just a thought, hows the cooling with the rad mounted at the back and all the heat from the engine passing over it? is it an oversized radiator?
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Old 22-08-2011, 05:41 PM
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just a thought, hows the cooling with the rad mounted at the back and all the heat from the engine passing over it? is it an oversized radiator?
i will not fully know how this is going to work until the test runs but there is a gtr1000 rad at the front of the trike plumed in the the heater pipes of the v8.
the back rad is off a van corgo i think
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Old 22-08-2011, 10:49 PM
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Cool must be just the angle of the photos.
Lights just looked a long way in.
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Old 23-08-2011, 12:45 AM
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Cool must be just the angle of the photos.
Lights just looked a long way in.
if mem serves me it is smack on 400mm or the outer was smack on cant remember but know it was spot on.
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Old 23-08-2011, 01:40 PM
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With all that weight behind the axle, it's going to be interesting at take off and/or acceleration.
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Old 23-08-2011, 02:02 PM
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With all that weight behind the axle, it's going to be interesting at take off and/or acceleration.
if you were to remove the engine you would struggle to pic the hole front end up. its as heavy , almost..
im trying to head for the 1 ton mark on sva. yes the tax will cost shed lode more but the fun factor will make up for that.
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Old 23-08-2011, 03:02 PM
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V8 rovers aint that heavy (unless it,s on your leg)
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Old 23-08-2011, 03:24 PM
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V8 rovers aint that heavy (unless it,s on your leg)
im to believe they waght the same of a pinto engine but correct me please as unsure, iv got this v8 for the sound , just love the noise.
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Don't know how much help this is but approximate figures - Rover V8s, 300-500 pounds and Pintos, 320 - 420 pounds.
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Old 24-08-2011, 02:57 PM
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if you were to remove the engine you would struggle to pic the hole front end up. its as heavy , almost..
WITH the engine in, you would struggle to pick up the front end of my VW trike, but it'll still wheelie in 1st and 2nd.

Have you ridden the trike yet?
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Old 25-08-2011, 02:25 PM
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WITH the engine in, you would struggle to pick up the front end of my VW trike, but it'll still wheelie in 1st and 2nd.

Have you ridden the trike yet?
not yet.......................
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Good luck with it.
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Old 25-08-2011, 07:26 PM
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Good luck with it.
thanks , lol
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Old 28-11-2011, 08:31 PM
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sounded awesome earlier
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Old 28-11-2011, 08:50 PM
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you could put some titanium knee sliders on the bottom of the frame rails under the rad for mucho sparkage on pull-aways!!
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