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Old 01-24-2011, 03:01 PM   #101
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I'm curious, what are the control arms and uprights/hubs from?
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:25 PM   #102
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I'm curious, what are the control arms and uprights/hubs from?
I was wondering the same thing but figured he wouldn't want to say
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:46 PM   #103
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I was going to guess Solstice. Looks quite similar from what I recall. All of 'my' stuff is from the ground up as we couldn't find any OTS parts that we knew/could find were close to what we wanted.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:21 PM   #104
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Correct, Pontiac Solstice, which are basically a reduced scale version of the C6 Corvette. If I remember correctly, it uses the rear Solstice set in both the front and rear.

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Old 01-24-2011, 09:29 PM   #105
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:57 AM   #106
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Its going to be interesting to get the cars out this summer and see what they do. I'm sure either way there is going to be some growing pains. I plan on hitting up a couple of road tracks and the 1/4 mile strip to see what it can do.
Man, I missed your post. I can't wait till the three of us hit some back roads too
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:28 AM   #107
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What a great design. I am currently in the design stage of a mid engine chassis using an '05 wrx motor and transaxle. I was wondering what you were going to use for your rear uprights and suspension system. I couldn't tell from the picture, but I would like to use A arms. Unfortunately the stock Suby uprights are designed for struts. Is there a different axle and hub that can be used with the Suby transaxle to solve this problem? Open to all ideas.
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:28 AM   #108
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Pontiac front and rear uprights and a-arms
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:39 AM   #109
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What a great design. I am currently in the design stage of a mid engine chassis using an '05 wrx motor and transaxle. I was wondering what you were going to use for your rear uprights and suspension system. I couldn't tell from the picture, but I would like to use A arms. Unfortunately the stock Suby uprights are designed for struts. Is there a different axle and hub that can be used with the Suby transaxle to solve this problem? Open to all ideas.
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It's called cu$tom Having axle bars made to adapt between and inner and outer isn't that bad actually.

A group of engineer friends and I are several steps ahead of you. No simple solution (through all design phases). I also wised up and am using a different transaxle for the mean time as OTS motorsports units start @ $10k+ before adapters and I shot down the Subaru unit for a number of reasons.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:10 AM   #110
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I love atoms, so I'm watching this thread with great interest...

I also live in Atlanta, and hope I get to see this car run. Keep up the good work!
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:32 PM   #111
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Sick!
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:14 AM   #112
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I love atoms, so I'm watching this thread with great interest...

I also live in Atlanta, and hope I get to see this car run. Keep up the good work!
Several times each year I attend the Canton cruise, which is off exit #20 on 575N in the Publix parking lot; this would be your best chance to see the car after completion. It is one of the largest monthly cruises east of the mississippi with 400-600 cars showing up every third Saturday of the month from April through October.

I rotate which cars I bring but I'm hoping the TR-42 will be driven to as many as possible. My targeted completion date is sometime in May and I'd also like to do two legs of the 2011 Hot Rod Power Tour (June 5th Valdosta, GA and June 6th Montgomery, AL).

No pressure on me seeing that my chassis isn't even on the build table yet!
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:21 PM   #113
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Hey thanks!

I'll be following the build, so when you are done I'll PM you for information about what events you might be attending!
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:43 PM   #114
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No pressure on me seeing that my chassis isn't even on the build table yet!
how long is the process going to take?
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:31 PM   #115
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how long is the process going to take?
Once its on the table it should only be a few weeks for the kit. Final assembly, that could be a lot longer.

I think from the time I get mine it will be a couple of months (at least) to get it up and running.
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:41 PM   #116
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Hoping that my chassis will be ready for me to pick up by the end of March. Production time frames have not yet been established.

The first two customer cars (Erik #002 (the dude in post #115) and mine #004) are Subaru powered and their build times will be logged to review and finalize kit pricing. Frame jigs are already built so my guestimation is about 3-4 weeks per car, depending on each customers option checklist (powdercoat/floor pans installed/windshield/etc).

8 weeks isn't much time to get the wiring, final assembly, vinyl wrap finish and dyno tune completed after receiving my chassis and kit. I'm starting to stock up on 5 Hour Energy drinks in advance.
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:12 PM   #117
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The green prototype is looking good!

What color are you going with for the frame?
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:37 PM   #118
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i can imagine, once you start a project like this, you're not going to want to take any breaks----what are you doing for wiring?
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:33 AM   #119
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Standard specs for the TR-42 kit include the following:

•DOM tubing steel frame fully welded.
•Aluminum floor skin cut to size.
•Switches for ignition, turn signals, hazards, and lights.
•Bodywork in unfinished fiberglass.
•Reclaimed ZF Steering rack / three segment column / new quick release hub / new sport steering wheel with horn button and universal shift knob.
•Reclaimed suspension from a donor.
•Reclaimed Yamaha R1 shocks.
•17X7” wheels with 225/45-17 _____ summer _____ all season tires.
•(2) Sport seats in fabric with adjustable sliders in customer choice of colors.
•(2) 4 Point safety harness with quick release buckle.
•Instrumentation kit with programmable shift lights.
•20 Circuit universal wiring harness with weatherproof fuse panel and integrated relays.
•Lighting package that includes headlight / taillight / turn indicators / license plate lighting.
•Standard calipers with new slotted and drilled rotors.
•Sport pedal set including three master cylinders (one clutch / two brake). Brake line kit with fittings.
•Fuel tank / fuel pump / fuel filter / fuel lines (suitable for carbureted cars) – choose the delete option for fuel injected cars.
•Drive shafts suitable for use with Porsche 901 trans.
•2 side mirrors.
•Battery holder (battery and alternator / battery wiring supplied by customer).
•Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin for kit. This MCO will have all the security features required by all 50 states (prismatic ink, etc…)

ADD / UPGRADE OPTIONS:

1. Powdercoat frame
2. Install floor pan
3. Removeable Windshield and frame.
4. Inboard suspension
5. New Single Adj. shocks with 175/275 springs
6. New QA-1 double adjustable shocks
7. Rear View Camera / Screen
8. Stereo bracket (Single DIN)
9. Speaker mounts (under dash)
10. Schroth DOT Harnesses
11. Parking Brake
12. Cup holder / Aux. 12V outlet
13. Poly suspension bushings in ___ Red ____ Black.
14. Sway bar set (wall thickness selected by buyer)
15. Rear Aero wing.

DELETE OPTIONS:

16. Customer supplied wheels
17. Customer supplied tires
18. Seating delete
19. Instrumentation delete
20. Bodywork delete
21. Seat belt / harness delete
22. Lighting delete
23. Electrical harness delete
24. Brake system delete
25. Fuel pump / filter / hoses delete
26. Drive shafts delete
Above is the order form checklist, showing the 20 circuit harness. I'm not sure of the make (Painless? American Autowire? Ron Francis?)

My thoughts are that my frame will be black and my body panels will be vinyl wrapped (not painted) green with some carbon fiber (looking) inserts in the center of the hood and side pods. The green color of my vinyl wrap will be either a candy lime or the new Camaro Synergy Green.

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Old 01-31-2011, 09:12 AM   #120
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What's his price for a bare chassis, if you don't mind my asking?

I'd seen him post on a some other forums but didn't want to join, just to ask him a pricing a question.

Either that or contact info.

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Old 01-31-2011, 06:51 PM   #121
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What's his price for a bare chassis, if you don't mind my asking?

I'd seen him post on a some other forums but didn't want to join, just to ask him a pricing a question.

Either that or contact info.

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Micah,

I would email Bill Tracy. He is the business side of Matrix Motor Works.

billtracy4@comcast.net

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Old 02-10-2011, 09:15 PM   #122
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Very nice concept, this should be a great build.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:32 PM   #123
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Micah,

I would email Bill Tracy. He is the business side of Matrix Motor Works.

billtracy4@comcast.net

Thanks,

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thanks. Got in touch and was quick to come back with a quote.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:02 AM   #124
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Moore Performance has been sent a check for the twin scroll system. They will be working with PooK (fabricator at MMW) to make sure everything clears and fits properly. The next month ought to be very exciting to watch as the welding and bending begins.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:09 AM   #125
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Well, here is a shot of Erik's TR-42 with the engine in place. Lookin good!

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