- FranzKeymasterNovember 16, 2019 at 9:34 pmPost count: 3372
Building parts for the new 73 Baja today. I hope to have this car together by spring…maybe we can do backroads to Moab for Ottinger’s tour or something…
Refreshed the old engine with a new set of bearings and a machined case. Going to be a 1914cc with 9:1 ish compression, Engle 110 cam advanced 4 degrees, and strait cut cam gears.
I’m going with a link pin front end. Started with a OG needle bearing beam, added adjusters and Empi shock towers.
Gusseted 356 spindles, tool steel speedo insert, brass bushings, and link pins with lock nuts. The best super stock set-up.John JonesKeymasterNovember 17, 2019 at 8:10 amPost count: 6339
Hell yeah!!! Franz’s last baja was just something he bought already done and rallied…. This is going to be 100% #Franzbuilt!WillyModeratorNovember 17, 2019 at 10:48 pmPost count: 1026
I heard something about this beam being painted bling beam gold… 🏆✨DarioParticipantNovember 18, 2019 at 3:46 pmPost count: 503
Gonna be hard to kill this one!!! Can’t wait to take the back roads to moab this spring!!ColeBModeratorNovember 18, 2019 at 10:05 pmPost count: 1502
Figure out what was making noise in that old engine? I remember it had a good clank to itFranzKeymasterNovember 19, 2019 at 7:57 amPost count: 3372
Yeah, the rear main bearing was loose in the case. Way bad on the thrust surface…like .080”ColeBModeratorNovember 19, 2019 at 9:06 amPost count: 1502
At least you hadn’t broke your crank in half hahaJohn JonesKeymasterNovember 19, 2019 at 10:28 amPost count: 6339
This front end is gonna be badd ass.. I wanna do something like that in my next baja!!!jpParticipantNovember 19, 2019 at 2:35 pmPost count: 296WillyModeratorNovember 24, 2019 at 1:57 amPost count: 1026
Both Franz and I were up working at KCW after dark until about 2am… but I’ll wait for him to reveal what he’s been cooking up…RustabusParticipantNovember 24, 2019 at 12:38 pmPost count: 1845
Cmon! Let’s see what’s going on!!!??!?!?!FranzKeymasterNovember 24, 2019 at 5:57 pmPost count: 3372
I painted my beam and engine tin in some nasty gold single stage. Same as Dario’s.jpParticipantNovember 25, 2019 at 4:42 pmPost count: 296
Only a G like you could pull that off, looks tickkkkFranzKeymasterNovember 25, 2019 at 5:27 pmPost count: 3372
Carroll Concrete gold. 🙂
I should start a build thread…When I get more serious working on the car.FranzKeymasterDecember 2, 2019 at 7:47 amPost count: 3372
Assembled my front end over the weekend…. I need to find some 25” extended length shocks. I should be able to get 8-9 of travel.
Lock nut link pins and spacers were kind of a pain in the ass to set-up.Pat KKeymasterDecember 4, 2019 at 1:24 pmPost count: 1271
Franz explaining something shit I may never understand.
We will build it if it comes.
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