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  1. #51

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    You've got jigs, and skills. With no off the shelf competition....

    Is there a market?
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    Woodsport Paul Woods's Avatar
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    Unfortunately the chassis they bolt to is super rare, there's only 8 Hoods in existence and I have one of those.

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    Front upper wishbones now completed.




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    Woodsport Paul Woods's Avatar
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    Rear lower wish bones now done.




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    Quick update, all wishbones now done and I was able to get an idea what it is going to look like.

    Now I stood back and looked at this Hood chassis with its wheels on and the proportions didn't look right, I know they only made 8 of these but it just looks very odd. The wheelbase is far too long, I'm talking 9" longer than a Westfield SE, 12" longer than my Robin Hood and just didn't look right at all.

    I worked out 6" of this length was in the cabin area alone, even at 6ft I was fully extended and still had 8" behind the seat.

    So I decided to shorten the chassis, I carefully cut and internally sleeved the tubes, corner checked my dimensions and welded it back up, I also added additional bracing.

    The result is much better, looks correct for a Seven and I'm much happier. The second issue was the rear tub was far too high, sitting 4" above the scuttle top! It leaves me thinking what the hell were they thinking, if left like this it would be a real ugly duckling. Add to that my Westfield rear panel would not fit, again all height related issues, the length at the rear was fine.

    So I cut the rear tub and lowered it by 4", everything now fits and looks like it should.





    Bonnet cut to start making recess for the intake plenum....



    So I also made my own design of rear camber adjuster on the top arm, it's basically an eccentric washer between two guide rails and slotted the brackets either side of the hub. Rotating the bolt slides the hub inboard/outboard by 5*, plenty.



    On the front I've made an adapter bracket to interface the Escort rack with the Hood chassis, I've positioned it height wise so that I have less than 2mm of tracking change from fully lowered to fully raised wishbones, I'm very happy with that.





    Steering column also in....



    So hopefully if I get a few bank holidays and weekends thrown at it the fabrication stage will be done by the end of Summer, then total teardown and rebuild properly.




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    Woodsport Paul Woods's Avatar
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    Thank you kindly, it's quite sobering thinking I will be doing over 100mph having built or made everything by hand, welding up wishbones is not for the learner that's for sure.

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    Big milestone reached, now a fully rolling chassis.




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    A few more bits and pieces left...done by tuesday, yeah?

    Looks good.
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    Tuesday 2020 maybe :)

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