Sorry for the long delay since the last blog entry. A lot of water has gone under the bridge since then. But don’t worry, the project has continued, although with some big distractions. I’ll be trying to catch up on my blogging in the next few weeks.
Next up is fabricating the engine mounts for the 2007-8 Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorcycle engine. I surveyed the state of amateur formula-car engine mounts, and decided a lot of them are inadequate. This video got me to thinking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1j7hmJmSJA as my car should be faster than a Ferrari 458. Some might be skeptical of that speed comparison; if you are, take a look at this comparison of a Porsche 911 Turbo versus a formula 4 car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8WyvVbVu4k . A formula 1000 car should compare favorably with a formula 4 car. Either way, you lose a lot of torsional rigidity with the large open hole to mount the engine, and I hope to recover much of that with a strong triangulated set of engine mounts.
Hey mate awesome work I haven’t been able to download any of your drawings from the blog, think you can help a bro out so I can start my own work out here?
I’m not planning on releasing the design to the public. I do plan on selling frames and other parts, though. A frame kit would probably be too difficult to build straight without the jig table.
For some reason I am unable to see the images by clicking on them, please fix it.
Good to see you blogging again, I am in the formula student team of our college and your blogs have been very helpful in our fabrication. Keep them coming 🙂
Greetings from India