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27 Aug 2021 11:53 #237923 by X8GGY
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OOOooh! B)

You're ahead of me now... mine's still amassing parts and brain ticking... ;)

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28 Aug 2021 06:52 #237940 by Baloo
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OOOooh! B)

You're ahead of me now... mine's still amassing parts and brain ticking... ;)

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my brain is still ticking too,  im thinking  front wheel drive engine and box mounted amidship with one 
driveshaft to the front axle and the other to the back axle,  need the smallest lightest  engine i can find, did they used to make a 3 cylinder corsa at one point ??


 

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28 Aug 2021 07:34 #237944 by Lambert
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There are plenty of quite fruity 3 cylinder turbo fwd motors out there now in the city car segment.

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One of the last 200ish of the gen3s, probably.

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28 Aug 2021 17:19 #237962 by Baloo
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I should have put cheap in my list of requirements  lol
I have just perused ebay and can't find any cheap 3 cylinder engines,    how about mgf  the k series is all aluminium  isn't it,  I know they have a history of hg failure but that's curable, they seem cheap enough ?

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29 Aug 2021 07:38 #237981 by X8GGY
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If you use a transverse engine longitudely you've effectively got a centre diff as well, unless you can weld it up?

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29 Aug 2021 08:54 - 29 Aug 2021 10:21 #237989 by Baloo
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Morning  Dave
        yes just weld it up like any diff easy peasy  then i have a 4 to  one transfer box with out the cost of buying one 
I'm looking at engines with cvt gearboxes as you only have 1 long gear with no gear changes to upset traction when crawling ,  mgf have one as do Nissan micra and probably many other manufactures  will see what turns up cheap 
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29 Aug 2021 10:03 - 29 Aug 2021 10:51 #237992 by Baloo
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i went down the farm yesterday to have a rummage through the scrap looking for anything useful as you do and found the remains of a commercial mower that had hydraulic steering  so i nicked that   

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so do any of you clever folk know how much pressure a power steering pump makes  will it work a hydraulic ram ?  
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29 Aug 2021 22:16 #238003 by Dirtbird
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i went down the farm yesterday to have a rummage through the scrap looking for anything useful as you do and found the remains of a commercial mower that had hydraulic steering  so i nicked that   

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so do any of you clever folk know how much pressure a power steering pump makes  will it work a hydraulic ram ?


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29 Aug 2021 22:31 #238004 by Dirtbird
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hello guys
yes Dave its Andy here, difflock seems a long time ago now
your buggy looks good l have dropped in from time to time to see how your getting on, i can remember dropping in at yours and buying some seamless tube off you when i was working up in Llandudno , that seems a lifetime ago lol, l know what you mean about finishing one its a struggle to see one through to the end before a new idea takes root in my head but the biuld is as much fun as driving it for me, there's something nice about taking a rusty crudy old chassis and having it shotblasted along with all the suspension and then painting it all up better than new, i find that satisfying,
anyway i intend to strip this one down and biuld something out of it, engine type and position is still undecided, i want a tube buggy a bit like an oversized honda pilot however the jimny like all 4 wheel drives has the engine mounted above the axle with plenty of clearance making for a very tall bonnet line this i dont like or want so its either a different engine thats much lower like a subaru flat 4 or maybe use the standard jimny engine behind the seats so its rear engined, dunno yet still pondering that lol

Andy yeah I hear you about it being a struggle . I've been kicking my project around since 2019 and this summer just went down into the shed and gave myself a good flogging and said I finish my Jimny and do it properly and I'm enjoying it and looking forward to some camping and maybe a spin over to Wales and Scotland next year. So I think we all suffer from the same stuff. Looking forward to what you come up with. 

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30 Aug 2021 22:22 #238038 by Dirtbird
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Maybe some ideas

 

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01 Sep 2021 08:33 #238093 by Baloo
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Maybe some ideas


hi
   thanks for that  very interesting stuff
my chassis is at the shot blasters now, will post up some pics when it gets back
i have rounded up 1o springs which l think are jimny but of course they are all different colours, dose any one have a list of where each colour goes ?
thanks    Andy

 

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01 Sep 2021 09:02 #238097 by Dirtbird
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hi
   thanks for that  very interesting stuff
my chassis is at the shot blasters now, will post up some pics when it gets back
i have rounded up 1o springs which l think are jimny but of course they are all different colours, dose any one have a list of where each colour goes ?
thanks    Andy


 

Have a think about getting it galvanized mine back and the cost is €900 / tonne. Mind came back from galvanizing and the increase in weight at the weighbridge was 100 kg which is equal to 100 x . 90 cents = €90 plus I had to have it shot blasted again where I couldn't get at the shultz chip protect . With vat and the shot blasting and galvanising all in €169 .00

Check it out 100 kg is what gets added. 

 

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