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Single seater
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At the end of the day, if you want to build yourself a single seater, especially one with the complication of an off-set diff rear axle, you will need to work a lot of the detail out yourself.  It's alright taking loads of photos of other cars, but there is no substitute for setting up your chassis and positioning the major components.  You will need to make decisions and go for it.  If you get something wrong, it will have to be done again, simple as that.   If that worries you, don't attempt the task.  None of the single seaters with off-set diffs follow the Austin Works method of having the torque tube angled to the rear axle, instead they use a conventional Austin diff casing with the torque tube at right angles to the axle. The angle is taken up by the prop shaft and most have the engine and gearbox positioned in line with the nearside chassis rail.  The complications don't stop there, think about the pedals, steering box etc.  Complications generally mean extra weight, some of these single seaters are quite heavy.
Why not go for a very simple and light single seater, it will be far simpler to build and unless you are a very capable engineer, much cheaper as well?
I would take a close look at simple single seaters like White Rabbit or the 'Moose' campaigned by Colin Machlaclan.  Sorry I can't post any photos of these specials but perhaps other Forumists will be able to?
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Single seater - by John L - 30-03-2020, 11:17 AM
RE: Single seater - by John L - 30-03-2020, 12:17 PM
RE: Single seater - by Mike Costigan - 30-03-2020, 01:43 PM
RE: Single seater - by Chris KC - 30-03-2020, 01:46 PM
RE: Single seater - by Greig Smith - 30-03-2020, 01:47 PM
RE: Single seater - by John L - 30-03-2020, 04:24 PM
RE: Single seater - by weluvtrainz - 25-10-2020, 10:03 PM
RE: Single seater - by Malcolm Parker - 26-10-2020, 09:29 AM
RE: Single seater - by Austin in the Shed - 26-10-2020, 10:20 AM
RE: Single seater - by Howard Wright - 26-10-2020, 10:21 AM
RE: Single seater - by Malcolm Parker - 26-10-2020, 12:18 PM
RE: Single seater - by Mike Costigan - 26-10-2020, 12:45 PM
RE: Single seater - by Terrytuned - 26-10-2020, 01:18 PM
RE: Single seater - by weluvtrainz - 26-10-2020, 02:08 PM
RE: Single seater - by Greig Smith - 26-10-2020, 10:18 PM
RE: Single seater - by weluvtrainz - 26-10-2020, 10:50 PM
RE: Single seater - by Greig Smith - 27-10-2020, 09:53 AM
RE: Single seater - by Reckless Rat - 27-10-2020, 11:32 AM
RE: Single seater - by Austin in the Shed - 27-10-2020, 12:00 PM
RE: Single seater - by Malcolm Parker - 27-10-2020, 12:22 PM
RE: Single seater - by ollyS - 27-10-2020, 12:31 PM
RE: Single seater - by Charles P - 27-10-2020, 05:49 PM
RE: Single seater - by Colin McLachlan - 28-10-2020, 03:57 PM
RE: Single seater - by Steve Jones - 28-10-2020, 04:20 PM
RE: Single seater - by Greig Smith - 28-10-2020, 08:56 PM
RE: Single seater - by Andy Bennett - 28-10-2020, 09:28 PM
RE: Single seater - by Ritchie Wilson - 29-10-2020, 06:07 AM
RE: Single seater - by Greig Smith - 29-10-2020, 07:33 AM
RE: Single seater - by Reckless Rat - 29-10-2020, 09:00 AM
RE: Single seater - by Duncan Grimmond - 29-10-2020, 09:11 AM
RE: Single seater - by Malcolm Parker - 29-10-2020, 10:02 AM
RE: Single seater - by Austin in the Shed - 29-10-2020, 11:58 AM
RE: Single seater - by David.H - 29-10-2020, 05:31 PM

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