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Old 13th May 2018, 13:06
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flywheel arrived from the states , had to modify it a bit to accept clutch , made adaption plate to join bmw v12 to un1 gearbox and test fitted engine in chassis ..... now question...

do the drive shafts need to be straight ? sounds a silly question as they move constantly but the engine is very tight against the bulk head and the output shafts are about 3" back from the hubs
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Old 13th May 2018, 13:19
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also seen some ppl put the fuel tank in the front rather then the rear , I have room above the gearbox , any reasons why these would be a bad idea ?
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Old 14th May 2018, 11:58
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I have looked at the driveshafts of quite a few usually there is a slight offset. I guess ideally straight is best but I wouldnt think there is too much to worry about. Ref the tank, usually there are 2, one each side of the rear wheels with a pipe joining them. Access to the gearbox would be compromised if you put it on top, thats the only thing I can think of and also the fact that it would raise the center of gravity on the car. I have never seen one in the front personally but apart from a long fuel run probably would be OK too.
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Old 14th May 2018, 12:42
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thanks ian , I have a modified rear set up witch leaves very little space for the "L shaped tanks" , don't really want fuel in front of me but also don't want more weight behind the back wheels ? mmm need more hours starring at it I think
wouldn't have these problems with a v8 !!! lol
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Old 14th May 2018, 14:40
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it looks like you could fabricate one or two tanks within the spaceframe around the gearbox area. What about long tanks in the sills as per the GT40 replicas as well.
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Old 14th May 2018, 15:32
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thanks . like the idea of the side taks
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Old 16th May 2018, 21:31
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everyone so far has said get a Granada for the donor car but a bmw 750 has come up which works perfect for parts and loom etc , is there any reason why I cant use the bm ?
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Old 25th June 2018, 17:32
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bulkhead moved and plated , also bought a 750il 5.4 so using that engine and the 5.0 v12 I was going to use is up for sale if anyone's interested ? has engine loom and done 70000 miles
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