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Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 30th October 2021, 09:23
Replies: 18
Views: 1,077
Posted By rossnzwpi
I remember going to MUMA in NYC (The Museum of...

I remember going to MUMA in NYC (The Museum of Modern Art) and being awestruck by the Cisitalia hanging in the air....
The boundaries between art and utility are tenuous but copyright has always...
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale, swap or wanted 24th October 2021, 05:53
Replies: 24
Views: 1,802
Posted By rossnzwpi
Congratulations on the purchase Rob. Do post some...

Congratulations on the purchase Rob. Do post some pictures of your rebuild if you can!
PS be wary of putting genuine F@@@@@ Di@@ badges on or advertising it as such considering Ferrari seem to be...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 23rd October 2021, 23:36
Replies: 18
Views: 1,077
Posted By rossnzwpi
Unfortunately this was pasted on Facebook by one...

Unfortunately this was pasted on Facebook by one of Dehavilland's customers: "I spoke to Terry Groves yesterday. Very sad news. Forced to close because Ferrari sent a legal team after him for breach...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 19th October 2021, 05:59
Replies: 18
Views: 1,077
Posted By rossnzwpi
is Ferrari shutting down replicas now?

What has happened to JH Classics, DeHavilland and CASCU?
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 8th February 2021, 17:52
Replies: 440
Views: 112,955
Posted By rossnzwpi
https://rqriley.com/fiberglass-over-foam/ ...

https://rqriley.com/fiberglass-over-foam/
Robert Q. Riley describes using polyurethane foam - which has a very fine grain and is not melted by standard polyester fibreglass resin. Polyurethane foam...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 21st October 2020, 04:01
Replies: 18
Views: 4,407
Posted By rossnzwpi
Cascu vs others

Yes Smash - Cascu say theirs was moulded from a genuine 246 while all the others - DGT, DeHavilland etc have their genesis in a 206 that had its wheelbase altered slightly to fit a Lotus Europa...
Forum: Bodywork 26th June 2020, 10:40
Replies: 13
Views: 2,020
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, 05:02
Replies: 5
Views: 1,550
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, 05:12
Replies: 16
Views: 2,545
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, 18:41
Replies: 12
Views: 2,783
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, 18:38
Replies: 16
Views: 2,545
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, 03:47
Replies: 12
Views: 2,783
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, 03:46
Replies: 12
Views: 2,783
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, 22:31
Replies: 155
Views: 52,037
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, 08:38
Replies: 116
Views: 47,868
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, 19:42
Replies: 8
Views: 2,365
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, 06:32
Replies: 189
Views: 64,746
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 16th September 2019, 00:31
Replies: 189
Views: 64,746
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, 08:47
Replies: 155
Views: 52,037
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, 05:59
Replies: 155
Views: 52,037
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, 08:59
Replies: 9
Views: 4,045
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, 09:12
Replies: 155
Views: 52,037
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, 03:42
Replies: 155
Views: 52,037
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, 07:32
Replies: 155
Views: 52,037
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, 02:09
Replies: 155
Views: 52,037
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...
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