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Re: Freakynami's [Actual] build...

Postby steveo » 07 May 2018, 20:40

I like what you've done for the front lower shock mounts. May I ask what is the length from the center of the bolt hole to the end of the piece welded to the support? I may well pinch that plan if I may!

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Postby freakynami » 08 May 2018, 15:58

steveo wrote:I like what you've done for the front lower shock mounts. May I ask what is the length from the center of the bolt hole to the end of the piece welded to the support? I may well pinch that plan if I may!


FWIW, 40mm.
Have a good double check before going there though, my front end is fairly revised from the book. From the build table to the rocker mounting lug centreline is 450mm [17.717"], where the book is 16.0". A result of this change was I can use the same DD601s all around, which required the lower mount to be raised a bit. In the book design the lower mount for a DD501 at the front needed to be pretty low down...

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Postby Midlana1 » 08 May 2018, 17:06

Confirmed that it's 16" from the bottom of the chassis.

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Postby freakynami » 25 May 2018, 23:04

I stuffed my back a few weeks ago, but finally on the mend slowly. I can stand okay without leaning, so managed a session on the lathe, couldn't quite manage fabrication yet.
Finished off the tie rod extenders, cut the external thread now I have a die and handle.
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These are the spacers for the top of the front hubs, I'll be drilling and reaming the upper mount to 5/8" to suit a bolt through the upper wishbone spherical bearing:
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And here are two bushes for the rocker pivots. I ended up going up to 5/8" spherical bearings for these, so this bush steps that back down to a 1/2" bolt:
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Postby Midlana1 » 26 May 2018, 09:13

Glad to hear that you're feeling better. I've thrown out my back a couple times doing the silliest things, which oddly have never involved lifting anything heavy.

Good to see progress. People see welding or big parts going together as a sign of progress. The thing is, the car's not drivable until everything's done, big or small. Spending an hour on the tiniest part is no different than working on the big parts.

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Postby steveo » 26 May 2018, 09:36

Yup! Spent the whole of last week making bungs, the TIG didn’t come out once. And sadly that’s it for me for this season. I’m outta Phoenix. Once it hits triple digits we’re outta there! I’ll be following the forums but no more posts from me until Sep/Oct when the temps
come back down to just “nasty”!

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Postby Midlana1 » 26 May 2018, 09:54

Where do you go?

At one point I considered retiring to Sierra Mesa AZ, where it's much cooler.

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Postby steveo » 26 May 2018, 10:57

We have a place in Walker, just south of Prescott. 30’ cooler than Phoenix on average. Beautiful!

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Re: Freakynami's [Actual] build...

Postby freakynami » 18 Jun 2018, 05:14

Lots of progress at home on the wiring diagrams and CAD, just not much on the car. Back is getting better slowly so hope to get back into it soon!

I have purchased some bits and pieces, including a pair of these:
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I've got the 270mm MX5 rotors so just need to CAD these calipers up to lay out the dogbones then I can get those made.

I've got new front hubs (cheaper than the bearings alone) and new rear bearings are on the way. I've cleaned up the rear hubs, so they should look fresh when installed.

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Finally for now, I linished off the worst of the casting flash and masked up all four uprights. They're getting blasted now, then I'll get them powder coated.

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Postby Midlana1 » 18 Jun 2018, 08:41

Just make sure they understand that the tape has to stay put. Tape on one of my bearing cips came off and they powder coated it anyway. Was a real bitch to get it all out of the C-clip groove.


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