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Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 19th September 2019, 05:32
Replies: 189
Views: 52,116
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: 52,116
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: 151
Views: 33,712
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: 151
Views: 33,712
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: 1,709
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: 151
Views: 33,712
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: 151
Views: 33,712
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: 151
Views: 33,712
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: 151
Views: 33,712
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: 151
Views: 33,712
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: 151
Views: 33,712
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: 151
Views: 33,712
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: 348
Views: 56,048
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: 348
Views: 56,048
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: 24,565
Posted By rossnzwpi
all the best

Yes, best wishes in tough times.
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 1st February 2019, 23:20
Replies: 83
Views: 24,565
Posted By rossnzwpi
Hi Jim, how is your project progressing?

Hi Jim,
how is your project progressing?
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 31st January 2019, 05:49
Replies: 348
Views: 56,048
Posted By rossnzwpi
Looking great Mark, I hope your family's health...

Looking great Mark, I hope your family's health issues are sorting themselves out.
Ross
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 8th January 2019, 21:33
Replies: 348
Views: 56,048
Posted By rossnzwpi
boot hinges

Those Morris Oxford / Hindustan ones are quite similar (didn't pinin have a hand in it too?) apart from the hump around the exposed axle. I saw genuine used ones on Ebay.com for USA$2000.....
The...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 7th January 2019, 05:39
Replies: 348
Views: 56,048
Posted By rossnzwpi
boot hinges

Do these look like the boot hinges for a 275 GTB?
5792

5793

5794
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 6th January 2019, 21:27
Replies: 348
Views: 56,048
Posted By rossnzwpi
Hey Welshkiwi, I'm in Auckland too. I hope you...

Hey Welshkiwi, I'm in Auckland too. I hope you are taking advantage of the glorious weather to make progress on your project. Did you ever find boot hinges? They look suspiciously like a pair I have...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 29th December 2018, 19:54
Replies: 3
Views: 1,447
Posted By rossnzwpi
Dino motor tables

Yes Ian! it is quite a shame to think of wrecked Dinos and Fiat Dinos - which often gave up their hearts for "Ferrari" Dinos or coffee tables. I have a Dino 2 litre motor and have thought of making a...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 26th December 2018, 02:15
Replies: 3
Views: 1,447
Posted By rossnzwpi
who wants a proper engine & gearbox?

This is on Ebay now - a complete rebuilt Dino 246 engine and gearbox for GBP30,000 -...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 25th December 2018, 19:45
Replies: 10
Views: 1,671
Posted By rossnzwpi
Wow, the IVA process doesn't require checks for...

Wow, the IVA process doesn't require checks for fitting a different engine? In New Zealand any such change would require engineering checks and certification. They'd ask for example if the braking...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 1st December 2018, 20:10
Replies: 418
Views: 62,456
Posted By rossnzwpi
Very nice work! I'm struggling to understand the...

Very nice work! I'm struggling to understand the logic for Ford Germany to design a V6 with FOUR exhaust outlets! Mind you, I'm not an engineer. I get cheapness but surely the flow must be impeded...
Forum: Bodywork 25th November 2018, 01:32
Replies: 8
Views: 5,486
Posted By rossnzwpi
I agree accobra! The windscreen is a no no for me...

I agree accobra! The windscreen is a no no for me too. I do like look-alikes that are based on shapes that are less iconic. But I know the curves (and windscreen) of a cobra inside out and this just...
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