Vorpal
Vorpal HalfDork
5/14/22 6:28 p.m.

Sweet Madza 12A-powered Berkeley at today's meetup at the local Garage Ultimate.

84FSP
84FSP UberDork
5/14/22 7:51 p.m.

Holy carp, that is nasty.  Wonder what it weighs?

MattGent
MattGent HalfDork
5/14/22 8:06 p.m.

Car looks fun!

Rollbar looks dangerous. 

APEowner
APEowner GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
5/14/22 9:20 p.m.

Berk yeah!

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/14/22 11:02 p.m.

Set up with three coils, very nice.

Is the front suspension the way the Berkeley was stock? On the one hand, you can mess with camber curve and roll center by sliding the upper control arm clamps up and down. On the other hand, chassis loads are fed into the middle of a tube.

 

Car is probably light enough that it does not matter, but the sight makes my blood itch...

sevenracer
sevenracer Reader
5/14/22 11:57 p.m.

The owner/builder and his wife came to the Deals Gap Rotary rally from Texas. He mentioned it has a chromoly tube frame, so I doubt any of the suspension is close to stock berkeley. I think he also said he added 9" to the wheelbase! Weight was ~1100 lbs iirc. 

wspohn
wspohn SuperDork
5/15/22 12:02 p.m.

That roll bar looks like ot might fold backwards pretty quick if it flipped while going forward - would love to hear the thinking on why that wouldn't happen.

Pretty cool, though - basically a Berkeley body on a custom built sports racing chassis.

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