Series 3 OTS on rotisserie

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#1 Series 3 OTS on rotisserie

Post by lesxjr » Thu May 16, 2024 11:03 am

For mounting a series 3 OTS bodyshell on a rotisserie without the engine frames fitted, please can anyone advise the location of the balance point for the swivel, measured up/down from any suitable reference point on the bulkhead centre line?
The brackets I'm making to attach the rotisserie to the shell will incorporate provision for up/down adjustment but if I know where the balance point is supposed to be I can avoid including an unnecessary amount of adjustment and have just enough to allow for fine tuning.
Les
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#2 Re: Series 3 OTS on rotisserie

Post by Gfhug » Thu May 16, 2024 12:33 pm

Hello, do you have a name you could add to your signature? Click on your user name to do that and to add your car type.

If it helps, I recently had my S2 OTS on a rotisserie. By coincidence it had balanced fairly well with the rear pivot roughly at the centre of the number plate. Front one at a similar height. I’d have thought that would give you a pretty close start point that any vertical adjustment you have on your rotisserie can manage.

Remember to give lots of clearance for the width of the the car when rotating. I thought I had but had to add a bit more height to the rotisserie A frame to avoid scratching the body. I had not allowed for the central longitudinal brace from one A frame to the other.

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#3 Re: Series 3 OTS on rotisserie

Post by lesxjr » Sat May 18, 2024 9:00 am

Thanks Geoff. Ref width of car, yes I checked the clearance to the X brace on mine before buying it and it also has screw thread height adjustment each end which I hope will be a useful feature, but thanks for the tip.
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#4 Re: Series 3 OTS on rotisserie

Post by Fspp369 » Thu May 23, 2024 7:12 pm

IMHO if you are thinking of putting your car on a rotisserie, make sure you don’t stress the body by mounting it up on the engine frame holes and number plate panel if it’s an
OTS it will flex in the middle unless the door apertures are braced.
I have tried to address this problem by mounting a central heavy double box spine to the IRS mounts and the bulk head floor rails.

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#5 Re: Series 3 OTS on rotisserie

Post by Fspp369 » Thu May 23, 2024 7:15 pm

Oops sorry PM me if required.
The balance point will change probably as you work ..I can change this very easily on the design I made.
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#6 Re: Series 3 OTS on rotisserie

Post by Fspp369 » Tue May 28, 2024 6:59 pm

A member of the forum contacted me asking for details of the rotisserie don’t know how but I have lost the contact details could it be resent please by that member.
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#7 Re: Series 3 OTS on rotisserie

Post by Apprentice1975 » Fri May 31, 2024 4:09 am

see some pics of the rotisserie I made.
I used a water-line to ensure I had a level axis.
Rear number plate centre was my datum.
hope useful, good or bad :)
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#8 Re: Series 3 OTS on rotisserie

Post by lesxjr » Fri May 31, 2024 10:25 pm

Hi Peter and Colin,
Many thanks for your comments and pictures, all very much appreciated.

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