Just a post as way of a short introduction. I am Wayne Weedon a lecturer in engineering at Bournemouth and Poole College.
Last week we took delivery of a Greenpower Formula 24 kit car which is being built by our fulltime level 2 engineering students who have volunteered their time one evening a week.
Our students are based right accross our engineering department. Some from Motor vehicle technology, some Machinists and also quite a number of welder/fabricators.
It is our intention to build the kitcar as an entry into the series and in parallel develop another car which is likely to be more bespoke.
Our first session was Monday this week and they were able to acheive quite a lot in their first evening.
We however did stumble across a couple of problems and maybe some of the Greenpower veterans will be able to point us in the right direction.
Firstly the "Disc Brake Hub" http://shop.greenpower.co.uk/index.php/f24-24/drive-system/disc-brake-hub.html
...of which two were supplied in the kit. is obviously ok for the final drive sprocket fitted to the rear axle.
But we can only assume the M5 tapped holes in the second hub require drilling out to M5 clearance to enable it to be bolted to the tapped disc flange on the drive wheel.
Secondly we seem to have not particularly nice front end geometry as built apparently to the drawings in the build manual. It almost looks like the rose joint forming the top swivel requires a spacer under it.
Any pictures of the front assembly on a stock built car would be appreciated. We were not able to diagnose much further on Monday as our evening was coming to an end when we were looking at it.
Hoping to get out there sometime this year.