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Old 28-09-2017, 01:05 PM   #1
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Default About gianni potenza subframe

I want to ask you about the subframe... i dont know if its neccesary the reinforcement that i show youn on pictures because for example i can't unbolt the nut of the distribution polley and also i think that i will have the same problem taken out the gearbox...


What do you think?





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Old 29-09-2017, 03:00 AM   #2
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it looks like that cross bar that is in the way is part of the strength!
it was put there as a afterthought. by a design person that dont work on any mini car
1> top engine mount follows down from top to help it not twist,
1,A i have seen them be ok and not brake, lots use that system in images i have seen!

2>rose joint connector at front end of tiebar, if i see image correctly,
2,A in my opinion that is very bad design!! looks like rosejoint is held just by one side without support on both sides, so the part in the way gives support!
it looks to run through a small tube with long bolt that may act as a lever against the frame!!
this is my opinion by image you provide!!
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:37 PM   #3
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Unfortunately all custom frames will tick some boxes and not others

With the Allspeed frame you can unbolt but not remove the gearbox with the engine in place, it just swings around in there, after all the trouble you end up taking the engine out anyway

Same with the Watsons, its close but it won't pull out so whole lot comes out

Its nice the OEM cars can remove the gearboxes separate but our cars are anything but so its expected - annoying but expected

For the pulley bolt, any chance you can put a jack underneath and loosen the other mounts to able to drop it down or lift it up (without stressing the other mounts too much) to get to the bolt? Maybe send an email to the developer to ask how they do it - if they do
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Old 12-10-2017, 01:44 PM   #4
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Unfortunately all custom frames will tick some boxes and not others

With the Allspeed frame you can unbolt but not remove the gearbox with the engine in place, it just swings around in there, after all the trouble you end up taking the engine out anyway

Same with the Watsons, its close but it won't pull out so whole lot comes out

Its nice the OEM cars can remove the gearboxes separate but our cars are anything but so its expected - annoying but expected

For the pulley bolt, any chance you can put a jack underneath and loosen the other mounts to able to drop it down or lift it up (without stressing the other mounts too much) to get to the bolt? Maybe send an email to the developer to ask how they do it - if they do
Kam, im in epic need of you moving all you images and updating your build thread finally got around doing mine had a look at yours and photobucket is gone
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