I said the end of this year and I am determined to stick to it.
So here is the plan.
January - finalise the last few bits of chassis layout (pedel mounting, engine position, occupant space). It is all currently within a close ballpark of correct I just want to mock a few bits up before commiting.
February - Begin welding chassis together. I will use the old Citroen one to pin down the new one to keep alignment and eventually move the chassis to a build table/platform to finish it off.
March - By the end of march I want most of the chassis welded together so I can start to fit the Citroen bits (suspension and steering)
April, May, June - Carry on fitting parts, and finish the chassis welding. At this stage I want a rolling chassis with the engine and gearbox in place.
July, August, September - I want a running but in no way driveable car. The gear linkage will need a lot of thought and I expect I won't be able to get it all done, but I want all of the systems in place to fettle with.
By December - A drivable chassis
Now wahat I need is the weight of the internet pushing down on me preasuring me to keep to schedule. Lets review this January 1st 2022 to see If I managed to stay on schedule (doubt).
So what will it look like? well I am now officially on revision 4 but in reality revision 84 as I am bad at keeping a revision history. Over the year it went from a single seat open wheel to 2 seat close wheel to 2 eat open wheel and now back to 2 seat close wheel design. I am keeping in mind the IVA test for headlight positions and chassis construction hence the flip flopping. I also want it to comfortable seat me and someone else my size (over 95th percentile) so packaging everything is a challenge.
This weekend I will confirm a few of the unknowns (listed above) and finalise the chassis design to order the steel.
craigrk will probably stop by soon enough.