Aluminum 550 Spyder build

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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#91 Post by Adam Wright » Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:49 am

Vic Skirmants wrote:
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Did I put the ring gear in the correct location for a mid-engine car?
No, Geoff is going to flip it once I pass the baton to him in a few weeks.
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#92 Post by C J Murray » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:21 am

Vic Skirmants wrote:
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Did I put the ring gear in the correct location for a mid-engine car?
Cool! Just like an Italian tank, 4 speeds in reverse, one forward!
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#93 Post by Adam Wright » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:00 pm

Ok, long day, working into the night, but we got it done. The car is now a rolling chassis and one piece.

We did have one hiccup today, remember we had to make the spring plates, well, we made them a little too long, so we had to cut and re-weld those.

Next stop, dropping it off at Geoff's house to do the mechanical, and I can get this car out of my brain for awhile and jump back on the 904. It's like having two mistresses!
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#94 Post by Mark Sabbann » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:37 am

Adam Wright wrote:
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... I can get this car out of my brain for awhile and jump back on the 904. It's like having two mistresses!
You are building a 550 AND a 904 AND grousing about it? Just ship me the 550 and then you'll have half as many headaches. Just trying to help...
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#95 Post by Adam Wright » Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:21 pm

I always forget how small the 550 is, the Speedster seat looks huge, right?
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#96 Post by Rafik Dous » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:27 pm

Love your work Adam
Check out Brian Tanti's similar project in Melbourne Australia on Facebook
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#97 Post by Adam Wright » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:29 pm

Rafik Dous wrote:
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Love your work Adam
Check out Brian Tanti's similar project in Melbourne Australia on Facebook
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We've swapped stories on Facebook, he also did a wire frame. Nice guy!

I'm just waiting for the lock-down to get lifted so I can drop the chassis off at Geoff's house.
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#98 Post by Adam Wright » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:51 pm

The chassis is loaded up and headed to Geoff's place in Jersey. This was supposed to happen months ago but they are finally lifting the lockdown
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#99 Post by Adam Wright » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:25 am

It is now, out of my hands and into the hands of Geoff. Luckily, Geoff has one of those brains that can think outside the box, he's gonna need it for some of the stuff on this chassis. Now back to the 904!
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#100 Post by Adam Wright » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:24 am

I think I have a plan for the motor.
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#101 Post by Bill Sargent » Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:50 am

All right! A faux cam!
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#102 Post by Adam Wright » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:17 am

Geoff has really been putting in the time, making great progress. The motor is in, the suspension is set up, steering is done. He even has some cool ideas for the brakes. I'm thinking this project is starting to take shape.
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#103 Post by Rafik Dous » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:05 pm

that frame looks like a Beck Adam, pretty identical to the one my Beck is built on
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#104 Post by Adam Wright » Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:08 pm

When you make it a life quest to acquire 550 Spyder metal, opening a crate like this is like Christmas morning!
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#105 Post by Jason Laster » Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:24 pm

Keep posting pictures like this Adam and you are going to have to mark it NSFW :)
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