V8 mid engine 4wd bay

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V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby roverv8bay » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:27 am

G'day all. If there's any interest in my build I will post up the build from the 1st day the hole was cut in the floor.
Day 1 cut floor sit in a roverv8 engine & Toyota Hi Ace diesel 5 speed gearbox.

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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby john jones » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:07 am

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if you keep going in circles.. Your never gonna get anywhere :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k

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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby volksaddict » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:18 am

Hell yeah build it =D> 8-[ I can think of no better use for a bay =D> All that good ac stuff can go to a split!

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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby roverv8bay » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:41 am

this is the Toyota box & Nissan transfercase
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Nissan transfercase.
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Modified beam with watercut end plates spread tubes by 80mm's to allow modified Isuzu rodeo 4wd spindles to fit.
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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby alykat » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:31 am

This is gonna be good ! =D>
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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby andym » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:59 am

Oh hell yeah!!! Another engine swap guy!!! And all wheel drive!

Awesome!
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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby roverv8bay » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:46 pm

G'day all. now for a few pics of the front wheel drive set up. starting with the important part the front tailshaft. This is made up from a Commodore Stationwagon. 2 piece unit with the short gearbox end with 28cms cut off it & a rear 4 bolt flange in place of the slip yoke. the centre bearing gives it a small amount of plunge but because the diff centre id IRS it doesn't have to move in an arc.
This is the centre bearing support bracket.
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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby tlambert » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:00 pm

This should be interesting. :-k
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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby john jones » Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:46 am

4WD bay.. You are ambitious!!!! :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$
if you keep going in circles.. Your never gonna get anywhere :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k

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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby roverv8bay » Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:39 am

G'day all. these are a few pics of the front tailshaft
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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby andym » Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:06 pm

Keep posting progress, it's kind slow and low love for engine swaps on here. Just keep posting and blowing it your thread up. They will catch on!!

Make sure your angles are good on the driveshafts, I see that shit daily with bad angles. You'll get vibrations, chew up u joints, break transfer cases, center support bearings.
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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby roverv8bay » Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:23 pm

G'day all. Hi Andy thanks for dropping in. the angles match up with the car the shaft came out of so hope it should be reliable. this is a pic of the front diff sitting on the front beam tube the way I had to spread the beam tubes gave me the perfect location.

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the transfercase(TC) uses the original Nissan chassis mounts to sit on so this was a simple weld in job once the TC wi aligned with gearbox.
Note the rear diff behind the TC.

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this was my 1st idea for intermediate shaft.
the parts are Toyota yoke VW bus CV joint VW axle section gearbox drive flange & Nissan flange to TC

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the second edition for intermediate shaft

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This is the starting point for the rear tailshaft. A Nissan 180b axle that I had shortened this will give me plunge for movement between the diff & TC

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This is the 1st mock up of mounting the front differential. It has come along way since this was taken

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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby roverv8bay » Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:28 pm

This is how I set up the front drive using Holden Rodeo front spindles The engineer machined the rodeo balljoint holes out to take the machined VW holes along with the tierod holes for steering. Had to move the top hole out 25mm to allow alignment for camber.

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early setup for steering & diff location. The diff is now mounted in the centre of the beam. I'm still working on what steering to use. This is a Daewoo power rack> I also have an Audi rack to try. the power pump is an electric type

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this is the smaller Audi rack

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early pic of assembly

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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby BBWB » Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:29 pm

This is going to be cool.
Let me draw you a fucking picture!

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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby roverv8bay » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:52 am

G'day all. Now the front suspension. this pic is of the front wheel with the adjusters on the full lift position I have since found out that the adjuster stud should be pointing straight down. I will cut the bolt groove longer & see what happens.

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This is with the coilover shock absorbers off a 2016 Ford Ranger

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front of wheelarch

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1st set up with lower shock mounted to bus shock stud. A lot of well respected VW folk asked the same question would it be strong enough as the main weight bearing position so I made up a bolt on shock mount to place the shock on top of the original stud & spread the load over a larger area of the lower arm.

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this is the pattern for the brace

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setting up to weld up.

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welded with shock mounting bracket in place

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sitting under bus

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template for the reinforcing gusset to fit around the top ring on the coil spring plate.

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basic shape I will make the long sections longer to reinforce further down the bracket

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