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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #1080 on: February 10, 2020, 08:13:54 PM »
Jamie, before you get too far, whilst your car may be exempt due to age, it may be an idea to look up construction and use to have a look at the regs on headlamp hights from the ground. I would hate to see you design somthing and then find you cant get an Mot :(


I appreciate your concern clive

This could be a sign that headlight heights are not too critical on the uk roads lol




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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #1081 on: February 12, 2020, 07:12:13 PM »
Change of plan

Rather working from the top down

We’re going from the ground up

The floor and ground clearance is the perfect datum

No Malcolm the splitter is not au natural lol


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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #1082 on: February 12, 2020, 08:02:29 PM »
Looks good for clearing snow from the drive!
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #1083 on: February 12, 2020, 08:08:10 PM »
Bout all it’s good for at mo lol


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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #1084 on: February 15, 2020, 01:34:56 PM »
I’m sick of filler !!!

Can anyone think of a decent medium to use that works as well but doesn’t cost the earth ?


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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #1085 on: February 15, 2020, 01:36:49 PM »
Tried using drywall adhesive but ironically it’s not very adhesive


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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #1086 on: February 15, 2020, 03:28:48 PM »
I’m sick of filler !!!

Can anyone think of a decent medium to use that works as well but doesn’t cost the earth ?


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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #1087 on: February 15, 2020, 04:22:16 PM »
Lol you stupid boy pike !


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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #1088 on: February 16, 2020, 08:10:41 AM »


The snow plough with some paint on.

In all seriousness, this isn’t actually any part of the car but shape of the air under the splitter.

Lay some glass on top of this and this will be the smooth underside of the splitter ready to start the pattern.

I still hate filler !


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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #1089 on: February 16, 2020, 12:14:44 PM »
Whats that little clarke bench lathe like?

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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #1090 on: February 16, 2020, 01:02:57 PM »
Had it for about 14 years, still going.

It’s not as accurate as a Colchester, travelling up n down the bed the a little backlash in the threads but it’s the old acme type. Nothing like modern cnc machine.

Jaws open to 50mm ish diameter, can fit bars hanging out the back of the chuck 25mm diameter max.

For the hobbyist on a budget it’s tip top. You get used to it’s little quirks. I can make repeatable parts within 0.01mm of each other. I don’t need tighter tolerances than that for what I use it for.

If you’ve been used to top quality machinery you may be disappointed.

Depends what you wanna use it for.... small bushes n stuff it’s great


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