Legotyres

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  1. Here is another variation of my long endeavour to create proper homage to the b-model of 8865 which has to be my most favourite technic model. Even this model has gone through a few changes, although I feel Its complete. This model has an identical wheelbase and track as the original, the seating area is a little larger to fit in the 5+r gearbox in plus its a proper 4x4 model unlike the original. It has a fake V8 plus a tiny fan at the front taken from Legos boat propeller. The live axle at the rear is both compact and has a larger movement than the original. I'm still using a macpherson struts at the front which seem to work very well. Enjoy the photos anyway
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    FWD Lego Model

    If you use the smaller 62mm tyres, they’re not perfect although they work. Using wider tyres ensures they do not taper outwards at the bottom though. Although it’s not massive. It’s a little bug-barer With the springs, you don’t need to use the yellow ones. I’ve two models shown in my posts which use the large springs. These only require grey or black one. The yellow ones as just to strong and are not required. It the same with the small springs, light or dark grey ones are perfect. im pleased with the springs, I cannot take credit for them as they have evolved over the models and when I’ve seen another option, I’ve seen if it will work better than another. If it did, it replaced the original design and if not, it stayed to same Both spring types work fine though Looking at how wide your engine bay is, this macpherson solution will not work due to the angles required to give the springs there strength. It’s only 13 wide at the top which is what dictated where the gearbox sat
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    FWD Lego Model

    Hi All, im currently in the throes of building a transverse fwd Lego moc. It’s in its early stages at the mo, it it has an ultra 4 speed gearbox, engine and differential all mounted transversely. Ive still to do a bit of work on the gear selector to make it a little easier, but here’s a small video of it in its current state if if you see bits of your Lego Design in this model, thanks for the inspiration
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    FWD Lego Model

    That’s awesome and makes mine look a little naff i really like the gearbox idea. I’ve sorted the ratios for the gearbox on mine, although I got to figure out how to even put the drive from differential to the gearbox. That’s where the friction is coming from. Looks like the ratios are creating two much of a friction when first gear is selected. Have you seen my instructions for a mechanical correct macpherson strut. I’ve posted photo instruction on here via flicker. I cannot take credit for then as it’s evolved from other versions I’ve seen and been able to incorporate into it
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    FWD Lego Model

    Have you any pic’s. Be interested in seeing someone else’s design. Ive the Unimog hubs with some low profile tyres on it which should give you an idea how big the model is.
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    FWD Lego Model

    Aye, that 7 seater model is awesome. One of the best builds I think I’ve seen
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    FWD Lego Model

    Yeah, it’s a bit short (it’s just a template chassis to show it working ) and yeah I’m not totally happy with the gear ratio, but it’s a working transverse fwd Lego car (well kinda). One thing which others maybe able to help me with, I’ve yet to find a proper FWD out on the web, most seem to use a longitude differential or the gearbox. With this model, everything is transverse mounted even using an older style differential to keep it true
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    FWD Lego Model

    Hi All, MK6 FWD Transverse has a working gear stick and rather crude chassis. Enjoy a slightly better video If you see your designs in this MOC, thanks for the inspiration as I couldn’t have done it without your ideas
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    FWD Lego Model

    Mk6, some major alterations due to the gearbox selector being a little to tensioned for any of the gear-levers. So, it’s a massive changed whilst still retaining the original project guidelines which were, it had to uses macpherson struts as it’s a FWD, all the running gears from the differential to the engine had to be transversely mounded. The model also had to use Ackerman steering. There is still a lot of work to as the video is only shows a chassis front end. Apologies on the video quality too, ill change this once I’ve added added the gearstick and lower body part
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    FWD Lego Model

    An earlier version with the linkage for you, sorry it’s not in wide screen
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    FWD Lego Model

    the rotation selector works really nicely, it's the linkage after that that I'm having fun with at present. I've just built the v3 modded Porsche gear selector and still a little clunky for my liking. Was a nightmare to build too as the lxf program completely messed the instructions up It's something to do with those weird gears with four nobbles on them. I tried another system with them earlier and they were just as bad. If I use normal gears, and my fingers as the selector, it's damn perfect so, it's back to the drawing board for the linkage selector
  12. It's only photos, but it is a design I've been working on for quite a while now. It will work with the standard 7 long steering beam and Track Rod 6mm, it even gives you Ackerman Steering. 17.5mm, 34mm diamiter rims. So that should cover all 1:10 scale models. You can swap the large spring for a smaller and uses these parts at the top one with parts x1 "Tube with double Ø4.85", x1 "Cross Block/form 2 x 2 x 2", x1 "3 with arch with Knob & Shaft Ø3.2", x2 "Technic Lever 2m" and x2 "Axle 3mm with Stoppers". I have only shown instructions for one side, it should be self explanatory on how to make the opposite side Please find photos Here! Lego McPherson Suspension Enjoy.
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    Lego MacPherson Strut Instructions

    Make sure you check out the latest instructions as I’ve altered somethings as well as adding others. Be careful with the yellow springs as they are only required for heavy builds
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    Lego MacPherson Strut Instructions

    I've made some alterations for the instructions via the Flickr Link as one of the parts was the wrong way round It now has both spring type instructions. I have used yellow springs, however I would not recommend using them on smaller light weight vehicles as the dark grey will be suffice. Enjoy!
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    Wheels for wheel hubs

    Sorry for reviving this old thread, but I’m currently trying to build a FWD transversely mounted with Gearbox, engine and dif. Small YouTube video below Ive got this far and whilst it’s only at the Mk3 stage, let me know what you think. P.S. if you see some of your designs in my build, thanks for the inspiration! https://youtu.be/lHk8MhMQSrQ
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    [REVIEW] 8865 Test Car/Jeep

    My favourite model, I do like the jeep more however as a teenager at high school, I remember playing with this on very long wall up to my Grandad’s watching the independent suspension and engine working and loving it. The gearbox was great and I loved the pop up lights. Like I said, the second model was my favourite. It made me buy 8880 supercar plus many other models I have made two homages to models which can be seen here I followed the same length and width of the original jeep model, both models have a full running gear with 3 dif’s, 5+r gearbox, macpherson front suspension, fake v8 and a live axle. Even the steering has the same ratio. Even though they look similar, they each only share about 15% of the same parts :@)
  17. Hi all, Hope everyone enjoys my trio of Lego Technic Jeeps, My MOD Jeeps are loosely based on the classic model from the 8865 test car model. I wanted to create a new version within the same wheel base and track, my first attempt was done in 2004 and was massive. Zoom forward to 2017 and you can see my "red" version. Al lot of the product was borrowed for other kits and Lego builders, however they all had masssive modifications in order to make them fit. I was happy with the "red" model, however the live axle bowed and the macpherson suspension had to much movement. So last week I decided to see if I could change this and in doing so, I ended with a lightweight chassis version. believe it or not, these two models share about 15% similarities, everything else is completely redesigned. enjoy the photos! Trio of Jeeps To see more images please view my Flickr albums Lego Tyres Builds
  18. It plays/ I mean, drives better than the other two. yeah, it's an evolution, I've made some more changes to the grey one today changing the steering gearing. Not been to happy with it. As with all changes, it was a complete rebuild from front, managed to find some more space in order to change the cogs without upsetting the design wheel base and track width (without tyres on) are bob on with the exception of the front which has been corrected
  19. Done, picture the right way now
  20. Cheers, That's odd that the image is upside down, it works on my phone. I'll check it out one the computer and see what's happening