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New turbo diesel locost
Hello Group, I have now completed my build which departs from the conventional book locost in several ways: all welded steel construction (except the nose...
Aug 9, 2009
Locouki website has moved.
Hi Everyone, My website "Locost + Suzuki = Locouki" has moved to: ftp://dmr-architect
.com/ There's lots of new articles since the last time I posted to this...
May 20, 2009
according to wikipeia the lotus 47 ("europa"
) came with a "lotus/
ot; engine does anybody know was this the Lotus Twin Cam or the BDA ? Peter Meline ...
Mar 25, 2009
Why No Anti-roll (Sway) Bars?
Looking at current race cars it's obvious that suspension design has changed greatly since the Lotus 7 and Super 7 days. However, I'm wondering why so few of...
Mar 13, 2009
Useful and Affordable Suspension Software? - Opinions Sought
Hello, I'm in the planning stages of a single-donor Locost, which would use a 1989-1992 Ford Thunderbird. Once a donor is located, one of my first tasks will...
Nov 15, 2008
If you change either the wheelbase or the track you should check/change the Ackermann angle of your steering arms. While the car will steer OK if you don't...
Aug 27, 2008
The mustang II (the strongest contender for my doner car), is supposed to have a "perfect ackerman angle". that is, the angle of the steering arms intersect in...
Aug 27, 2008
I am leaning towards a diesel vw rabbit as a donar car, can anyone come up with a reason why the rabbit would not be a decent choice? especialy one with a...
Aug 21, 2008
LoCost Emissions Solution (TX and elsewhere)
The point about using '70'
s & '80'
s engines works well for simplicity, ease of service, and Locost: the major concern is that of emissions standards. I have...
Jun 27, 2008
lowcost in texas
can anyone tell me what the brickwalls are going to be that will stop me from using an 80's era engine (4 cyl from an econobox, but not a smoker) in texas? i...
Jun 26, 2008
Miata/RX7 IRS Cad Drawings
I'm a newbie to the group, so forgive me if this request/question is old hat. I am looking for *.dwg or *.dxf drawings for Miata rear hubs, axles, and...
Jun 7, 2008
lotus elan 26R
Can any one clarify for me the spec of the lotus 26R (élan) AKA the BRM elan It seems that it ha a tweaked lotus twin cam engine But I have hard mention of a...
Jun 1, 2008
making the 4AGE engine registerable in australia
Can any one tell me if there is still a "kit" Or something that can be fitted to a Toyota 4AGE and variants that enable it to be currently registered in...
Mar 30, 2008
Toyota MR2 based clubbie
I have been throwing around the idea of a rear engined clubbie for a while I have come to the conclusion that the toyota MR2 may be good donor for this Why...
Mar 25, 2008
Larry & Maribeth
Rolll center height
For those who have "been there, done that" I'm interested in comments on Locost suspension roll center heights. In considering the design for a Locost, it...
Mar 4, 2008
"Help For Novices" Article
We've got another helpful article up! A machinist article for those new to the machining trade: "Help For Novices." If you wish to view this article complete...
Feb 29, 2008
"Knurling Made Simple" Article
Here's a preview of the article "Knurling Made Simple" posted on the new 'Articles
39; section of the site. If you wish to view it complete with images go to...
Jan 19, 2008
Hi, could anyone explain the castor angle and why between 2 and 6 degrees is the normal. Having read the locost book it describes a castor angle of 5.3 degrees...
Jan 16, 2008
For Sale - Raw Striker kit chassis with Honda CBR1000 engine
Hi Everyone, I have been a member for quite some time but only really as a watcher. I am in the unfortunate position of having to sell my Kit car chassis and...
Nov 14, 2007
I have had an old "nota ventura" clubbie sitting around in my shed since 1976 (bought it as a non goer that had been registered 6 years before) Its shorter...
Nov 14, 2007
twin motor bike engined clubbies
TWIN MOTOR BIKE ENGINED CLUBBIES I have seen some of these on YOU TUBE Does anyone know how they are geared together ? Peter Meline [Non-text portions of this...
Oct 1, 2007
I have been peeping under Suzuki 4WDs in car parks And wondering if they would make an OK donor The axle etc seems light enough and the G13 series of engines...
Jul 31, 2007
ADR compliant engines
Does anyone know if the traditional (last 10 year) locost engines can still be registered in Australia Like Toyota 4AGE Suzuki G13B Nissan FJ20 Mazda MX-5 ? Or...
Jul 26, 2007
bike engined cars in australia
Does any one know if the Australian design rules allow bike engined cars to be registered here ? Peter Meline [Non-text portions of this message have been...
Jul 23, 2007
bob qualkinbush wrote: Great list, but I would like to find Toyota 4age, 2zzge, 2tc, Ford Zetec, Nissan sr20, anything Honda If you're planning on doing RWD...
Jul 22, 2007
New battery technology
Good news for electric car fans...... http://www.altairna
pdf Esko [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]...
Jul 10, 2007
Hi Steve, Thanks for the warning. I've heard this from others in the past, but I'm just thinking of using an RX-7 axle. My motor is a Honda CBR 900. I'm...
May 29, 2007
Paul, The idea of building a 6 seens to me very good. You can have more space and originality.
.. Where are you? Regards, Elder...
May 22, 2007
Lotus 6 ?
I hope I don't offend anyone with my ideas. I'd love to build a Locost per the book (which I've had for years ever since it was first published) but a leg...
May 21, 2007
Locouki finished! (GSXR1000 BEC)
Hi all, I've posted some new pictures on my website of my Suzuki GSXR1000 engine powered CMC7. This link will take you to my site. ...
May 6, 2007
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