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Forum: Bodywork 26th June 2020, 09:40
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By rossnzwpi
If you are using polystyrene foam to form the...

If you are using polystyrene foam to form the basis of your shape and want to apply fibreglass over it then the main problem is that polyester resin aggressively eats the foam. It isn't about...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 29th March 2020, 04:02
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By rossnzwpi
Looks fantastic Tony! I only wish the photos were...

Looks fantastic Tony! I only wish the photos were bigger (you should easily be able to do them 3 or 4 times that size). Looks like you have a great project for the duration. We went into lockdown on...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 8th January 2020, 04:12
Replies: 16
Views: 1,130
Posted By rossnzwpi
Kai, are there versions of the Audi C4 A6 hubs...

Kai, are there versions of the Audi C4 A6 hubs that are 108 x 5 instead of the usual 112mm. Or are you going to redial the hubs?
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 6th January 2020, 17:41
Replies: 12
Views: 1,530
Posted By rossnzwpi
zooming in on the photos above it does look like...

zooming in on the photos above it does look like the front upright might be from an Alfa 75 (Milano) with Deon-esque wishbones. Maybe Classic Replicas, when using mostly Alfa 164 bits opted for the...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 6th January 2020, 17:38
Replies: 16
Views: 1,130
Posted By rossnzwpi
fantastic work Kai! I'd be interested in the...

fantastic work Kai! I'd be interested in the detailed measurements you have of the Alfa V6. When considering the use of 108 x 5 hubs think also about the centre bore if you are getting Cromodoras...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 4th January 2020, 02:47
Replies: 12
Views: 1,530
Posted By rossnzwpi
https://i.imgur.com/mv99l8Bh.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/mv99l8Bh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/klQca1Ph.jpg

(linked from the Locost site)
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 4th January 2020, 02:46
Replies: 12
Views: 1,530
Posted By rossnzwpi
Hey, did you manage to get the measurements you...

Hey, did you manage to get the measurements you needed?
That body/chassis on the locost site looks great. I would have bought it if I'd been in the UK. That chassis shows someone's (Classic...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 15th December 2019, 21:31
Replies: 155
Views: 42,356
Posted By rossnzwpi
Hey Ian, just re-reading your post from May. I...

Hey Ian, just re-reading your post from May. I hope you've made good progress with your CASCU /Deon project - though the weather may be closing in for you (its getting pretty hot here in NZ). Its...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 9th December 2019, 07:38
Replies: 116
Views: 38,180
Posted By rossnzwpi
Just a guess Axel - can you see pictures in...

Just a guess Axel - can you see pictures in another browser?
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 7th December 2019, 18:42
Replies: 8
Views: 1,280
Posted By rossnzwpi
Aaaah, so that is the reason for that extra bump...

Aaaah, so that is the reason for that extra bump in the roof behind the seats of the GTS Neil! I always wondered.
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 19th September 2019, 05:32
Replies: 189
Views: 56,669
Posted By rossnzwpi
Good luck with the new engine idea Axel. How...

Good luck with the new engine idea Axel. How about doing something quick and easy for now and putting exotic ideas on hold for a while? For example - complete Boxster engine and box - no adapters to...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 15th September 2019, 23:31
Replies: 189
Views: 56,669
Posted By rossnzwpi
Subaru box

I saw an ad on NZ's Trademe site a couple of years ago for a Saker project with a Ferrari Maranello V12 mated to the Subaru box.
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 19th July 2019, 07:47
Replies: 155
Views: 42,356
Posted By rossnzwpi
Thanks Ian - thats very useful to me as I try to...

Thanks Ian - thats very useful to me as I try to draw up a 246 body.
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 17th July 2019, 04:59
Replies: 155
Views: 42,356
Posted By rossnzwpi
Your posts about wheelbase and the differences...

Your posts about wheelbase and the differences between 246 (CASCU) and 206 and 206 (Deon/DGT) have got me thinking. Ian measured his Deon at 2255mm and a Dino 206 wheelbase is 2280mm, a Lotus Europa...
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale, swap or wanted 15th July 2019, 07:59
Replies: 9
Views: 3,130
Posted By rossnzwpi
FYI CASCU's body is moulded from a 246 but yes,...

FYI CASCU's body is moulded from a 246 but yes, all the others since the 80s JH Classics DGT are from the same Dino 206 (with slightly altered wheelbase since the very first one was put on a Lotus...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 21st May 2019, 08:12
Replies: 155
Views: 42,356
Posted By rossnzwpi
Hey Mark, what are the differences that the...

Hey Mark, what are the differences that the production 246 chassis has from this march '69 blueprint I found on the net?
Ross
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 19th May 2019, 02:42
Replies: 155
Views: 42,356
Posted By rossnzwpi
246 Chassis drawing

Hi Ian, good progress on your build! Here's a picture of a 246 Chassis blueprint for reference. Interesting that your rear wheel is not centred in the wheel arch - maybe it is something Deon did to...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 29th April 2019, 06:32
Replies: 155
Views: 42,356
Posted By rossnzwpi
locos forum - UK & USA

Hi, these forae (is that the plural??) are based around versions of the Lotus 7 but plenty of people diverge and talk about mid engined self-made and designed cars. Words like "middy" or "BEC" (bike...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 28th April 2019, 01:09
Replies: 155
Views: 42,356
Posted By rossnzwpi
If I did use an MX5 rear suspension setup then,...

If I did use an MX5 rear suspension setup then, yes the extra weight in the rear would definitely be an issue. Stiffer springs would be the first step and I wonder if geometry would need to be...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 27th April 2019, 22:41
Replies: 155
Views: 42,356
Posted By rossnzwpi
redesign of chassis and suspension

It is quite a task to redesign suspension - I'm envious of your skills! I wouldn't trust myself to get suspension right so I'd probably start with a Mazda MX5 (Miata for our American friends). Its...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 24th April 2019, 02:50
Replies: 155
Views: 42,356
Posted By rossnzwpi
Hi, I just measured the front 246 clip I have...

Hi, I just measured the front 246 clip I have from peak of the wheel arch across to the opposite peak - it was 1640mm (approx 64.6") - as near as dammit to your measurement.
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 20th April 2019, 09:27
Replies: 155
Views: 42,356
Posted By rossnzwpi
Wow, some interesting measurements! A couple of...

Wow, some interesting measurements! A couple of points about Deon and CASCU that might explain some differences:
DEON is a mould of a mould of a mould taken from a genuine Ferrari Dino 206...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 2nd March 2019, 18:32
Replies: 399
Views: 79,614
Posted By rossnzwpi
Oh, and the same guy has two pairs of complete...

Oh, and the same guy has two pairs of complete Stars brand replica Lancia 037/Ford GT40 tail lights - new old stock.
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 2nd March 2019, 18:27
Replies: 399
Views: 79,614
Posted By rossnzwpi
FYI there are three Fiat 850 lenses on Trademe at...

FYI there are three Fiat 850 lenses on Trademe at the moment (maybe a tail light body as well if my memory serves me) if you need spares or alternatives,
cheers
Ross (in Auckland)
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 8th February 2019, 17:22
Replies: 83
Views: 27,424
Posted By rossnzwpi
all the best

Yes, best wishes in tough times.
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