Pats 65' daily

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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby Bret » Tue May 17, 2016 5:11 pm

I dont mind a little bit of camber.

But the upside is that the camber on an IRS car just wears out tires. No fulcrum plate issues. =D> =D>

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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby omr_007 » Tue May 17, 2016 6:28 pm

Man, I'm glad you are still flying the lowered swing axle flag, Pat!
Making me feel like I'm hangin out with a bunch of Samba keyboard warriors here :-$ :-$ :-$ O:) O:) O:)
Don't get me wrong, fulcrums are a big ol' pain in the ass to deal with but once you've got the drum issue sorted you should have some badass trouble free lowered crusin before you'll have to worry about anything again for a while. Apart from tires ... :-"

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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby Franz » Tue May 17, 2016 7:40 pm

Not meaning to sound like a hater. I dig custom stuff too. I find myself liking simplicity and functionality over form and style is all I'm saying.

I agree that Pat will get things sorted with the good german drum...And maybe a smidge higher rear ride height. :-$ Nothing wrong with a good old swing axle.

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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby omr_007 » Tue May 17, 2016 8:20 pm

For sure! Especially when you become time poor and you no longer have an entire weekend to fix lowered car problems.
NUG637 is about to embark on the same venture, fixing the fulcrums in his oval. I've never held onto a car long enough for it to become a real problem :-# (thats not to say its never been an issue though).
We were discussing the other day that it seems the split case trans' dont suffer from fulcrum failure as much as the later tunnel trans' do?
Look forward to seeing more miles on this daily beater!

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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby vfrguy » Wed May 18, 2016 5:26 am

I had a swingaxle doing the same thing years ago and it ended up being a problem with the inner bearing spacer. The axle nut was bottoming out on the splines and everything seemed tight when the nut was tightened. There were a lot of variables in my story but that is the short version. It has to be something like this for you to keep stripping drums. A stripped drum that is clamped by the nut to the axle will just about get you home.

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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby Pat K » Thu May 19, 2016 10:23 am

I want to be able to road trip this machine sittin' low..not sensibly low... [-X [-X =; =; ..looooow..IRS in the near future... :-k :-k

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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby PeteSC » Thu May 19, 2016 10:47 am

I was always fascinated by the Old Speed car linked below; low with no camber...right up my alley.

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=5717&p=127393#p127393
Meh.

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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby Bret » Thu May 19, 2016 12:58 pm

Russell builds cool shit.

I was at his shop last June and was looking at his Lowlight Ghia with like 2" narrowed IRS rear end. Rad looking. I will have to see if I can find pictures of that setup on my phone.

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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby rustabus » Mon May 23, 2016 6:00 am

Is this rig rolling again???! :-k :-k :-k [-o< [-o<

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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby andym » Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:48 pm

You make it a full month of driving ?
Andy In Modesto


Maybe Subaru parts could fix it?

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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby Pat K » Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:38 pm

^^^ yup....but i lifted back up... ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) :-$ :-$ :-$ Frown Frown Frown Frown Frown

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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby rustabus » Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:05 pm

Only KCW employee that presently rolls an Aircooler............................. \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ Smile

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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby jb » Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:19 pm

Shit dems fighten werds! :-$

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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby rustabus » Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:51 am

No they aren't! Smile Jones rolls a Dually, Peet walks 100 feet past his slammed mini trucks to get to work and Franz rolls a ................. :-# :-# :-# Smile

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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby jb » Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:07 am

Haha


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