Tag Archives: McSorley 442

Locost Roadster

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Ron Champion’s original book was followed up with “Build Your Own Sports Car: On a Budget” (ISBN 1-84425-391-0) by Chris Gibbs. The subject car differs most significantly from the original in that it has an independent rear suspension. Additionally, the…

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Plans and Drawings

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When the design of this chassis is complete, full plans will be published. However, I started this design with a chassis bought on Fleabay. Complete ’Chassis Plans’ for the McSorley 442 can be downloaded in Acrobat format from : http://www.sevenesque.com/. −…

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Kit Car Tube Chassis

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Kit Car Tube Chassis can be very tricky. Just because everything fits doesn’t mean that the engine gearbox or differentials will fit. The look of the car often comes last.

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Kit Car Bonnet Height

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Getting the height of a Kit Car Chassis right is not easy, there are many factors to take into account. Engine height through to aesthetics

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Haynes Roadster Bonnet

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Shaping a Haynes Roadster bonnet can be hard. First you have to decide engine height then you’ll need to work out bonnet bulges and scoops.

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Haynes Roadster Bonnet

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Getting the right bonnet line on a Haynes Roadster is important. Making sure all the lines flow visually is very important to the overall look. Getting it wrong may be prove disastrous.

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Haynes Roadster – Rear Chassis

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Having a chassis table can serious increase the speed that which you build your Haynes Roadster, Locost or McSorley 442 chassis.

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Sierra Front Propshaft

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Putting 4×4 into a Haynes roadster is not easy and there are plenty of clearance issues to contend with. Especially when you are using a Duratec v6 or Rover V8.

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Starting Again – Cutting It Up

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The first stage was to straighten out the bent chassis

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Chassis Type

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It was concluded that my chassis was a modified McSorley 442. The measuring process also showed that several measurements did not completely line up with the drawings.

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