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Kitcar Build

Kitcar Blog

This blog is to cover out progress through the stages of the strip down and rebuild of a robin hood kit car.
Started the blog a bit late as a fair bit of the stripdown has already been done, this is to follow our progress of the build.

Body Pt2

Body Posted on Thu, June 23, 2011 20:38:04

Check the body work. not great but will pass for now.

Finishing off

Other bits Posted on Thu, June 23, 2011 20:33:44

So its getting close to finishing the car now, but as always things are sent to try us.

Have had a few problems with the brakes and had to purchase a new Master Cylinder, Starter motor is not engaging properly so have ordered a new one of those also, have discovered that the carbs are not jetted correctly so now will require new jets. This will explain the problems with the car not idling and running right.

Pedal box was to close to the driver and becomes uncomfortable after a while so have had to cut and and re shape the pedals for a nicer feel and fit.

re designed the clutch cable holder to stop the clutch from becoming lose when the pedal was knocked forward.

Steering Pt3

Other bits Posted on Thu, June 23, 2011 20:07:42

so have had the new column made by a local engineering company it was turned from a solid piece of mild steel, has a 28mm hole with clearance in the middle the machining for the bearings at 35mm to the specified depths to accommodate the shaft.

the column was then welded for the mountings to enable it to be bolted to the cross member under the scuttle.

the existing stalks were used and just held in place with threaded rod.