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Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 15th December 2019, 21:31
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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: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 19th July 2019, 07:47
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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
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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: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 21st May 2019, 08:12
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 19th June 2018, 16:26
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Posted By rossnzwpi
Hi Ian, any progress on your chassis? Ross

Hi Ian, any progress on your chassis?
Ross
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 22nd January 2018, 17:49
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Posted By rossnzwpi
Prova chassis for sale

Here's a blast from the past - a Prova (Countach) chassis with Renault UN1 box attached to Rover 3.9V8. Sitting at 1200GBP now....
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 22nd January 2018, 17:32
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Posted By rossnzwpi
looking good Ian!

looking good Ian!
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 8th January 2018, 22:51
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Posted By rossnzwpi
Dave "Bloozeberry" site

Hi Ian,
I stumbled across this site with incredible detail. Dave, a retired engineer,has a blog detailing his project to put an alloy V8 into a Fiero Ferrari F355 replica. The level of engineering...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 27th December 2017, 01:11
Replies: 155
Views: 58,601
Posted By rossnzwpi
Hi Ian, going back to the comments about using a...

Hi Ian, going back to the comments about using a rear macpherson strut-type suspension (or a front macpherson - used in the rear of your chassis). I just watched a couple of videos that helped me...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 19th November 2017, 23:02
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Posted By rossnzwpi
Spares - always useful. I was about to pick up a...

Spares - always useful. I was about to pick up a couple of MX5 spindles & hubs to see if the Alfa 166 rear hub could be adapted to them - since it is perfect for my cromodora cd1s.
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 19th November 2017, 17:05
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Posted By rossnzwpi
Wow, impressive engineering! Thanks for...

Wow, impressive engineering! Thanks for explaining Ian.
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 18th November 2017, 22:15
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Posted By rossnzwpi
original offset - 14x6.5 Cromodora CD1

Well, my curiosity is piqued now so I measured one of my original Dino wheels - as fitted new on a 1971 Dino 246:
it is 193mm wide ( centre line therefore @ 96.5mm)
mounting face of the wheel is...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 18th November 2017, 19:07
Replies: 155
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Posted By rossnzwpi
That's looking amazing Ian. So what hubs and...

That's looking amazing Ian. So what hubs and discs have you used? What machining did the hubs need?
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 18th November 2017, 16:49
Replies: 155
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Posted By rossnzwpi
The wheels look fantastic Ian! Where'd you get...

The wheels look fantastic Ian! Where'd you get them and did you have the PCD & bore custom drilled for your hubs? Dinos were originally 5x108 PCD too but the centre bore was about 58-59mm if I recall...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 17th November 2017, 18:17
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Posted By rossnzwpi
Cromodora CD 1 specifications

What is the spec of original Cromodora CD1 Ferrari Dino wheels? I have a set and measured them years ago but can't remember. This from the Ferrarichat website suggests their offset is 4 inches...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 17th November 2017, 00:08
Replies: 155
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Posted By rossnzwpi
That is very interesting Ian! Perhaps the later...

That is very interesting Ian! Perhaps the later Deon chassis that you have is wider to cope with the Ford engine? I guess that narrowing the track but keeping the same driveshafts would need checking...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 15th November 2017, 16:39
Replies: 155
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Posted By rossnzwpi
Deon track

Hey Ian,
how does 1460 come about? Is it not a Lancia Beta engine, gearbox with Beta driveshafts and hubs? The Beta at1410 is narrower than 1460 by 50mm (2 inches). No matter what Deon do with the...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 23rd October 2017, 21:21
Replies: 155
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Posted By rossnzwpi
Hi Ian, the route of putting in larger section...

Hi Ian, the route of putting in larger section tubes and plate strengthening is very sound and of course there is the option of increasing the gauge of the steel as well. It does make for extra...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 23rd October 2017, 05:23
Replies: 155
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Posted By rossnzwpi
DGT / Deon chassis

Hi Ian,
that looks like the original John Hurst (DGT / Deon) chassis to me. My guess would be that unless custom axles were specced it would have the same rear track as the front track of the donor...
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