- tlambertParticipantMarch 7, 2019 at 8:31 amPost count: 316DarioParticipantMarch 8, 2019 at 6:37 amPost count: 534
So many cool little changes to fine tune this beastJasonSParticipantMarch 8, 2019 at 7:40 amPost count: 134
Franz the engine looks sick, what is the thing on the bottom of the intake that the zoomed in picture is showing?FranzKeymasterMarch 8, 2019 at 8:28 amPost count: 3640
HA, I thought nobody would ask. Its an intake heater.
I decided not to run the heat risers to make the engine easier to work on.JasonSParticipantMarch 8, 2019 at 8:47 amPost count: 134Pat KKeymasterMarch 8, 2019 at 8:48 amPost count: 1427
Franz the engine looks sick, what is the thing on the bottom of the intake that the zoomed in picture is showing?
HA, I thought nobody would ask. Its an intake heater. I decided not to run the heat risers to make the engine easier to work on.
Shhhhhhhhhh….Your only supposed to say race car parts to make it go fast…😎
We will build it if it comes.FranzKeymasterMarch 18, 2019 at 9:55 amPost count: 3640
I started assembling the new transaxle. Its going to be awesome.
Found some nice metallic flakes from the differential failure that left us broken at mile 126 last year.
How are you guys feeling about baja 500 this year? Are we going to do it?WillyModeratorMarch 18, 2019 at 2:26 pmPost count: 1150
Doooo ittt! Easy to cheer from the sideline, but I’m sure this thing has been dying to stretch its legs again in the desertRustabusParticipantMarch 19, 2019 at 7:29 amPost count: 1969
Do It!!!!!! Gotta race the race car!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂FranzKeymasterMarch 30, 2019 at 9:44 amPost count: 3640
Its a brown cloud weekend at KCW.
New transaxle install today.
Then all I have to do is make a new front skid plate and this rig is ready for the trails. Lets do some training this summer.
Superduty transaxle mount. We were slamming the mount into big rocks and bending it. Should be solid a/f now.ColeBModeratorMarch 30, 2019 at 10:31 amPost count: 1666
That new tranny is going to be kick ass! SPEEDFranzKeymasterMarch 31, 2019 at 12:13 pmPost count: 3640
yessir, rhino case + 4.37 + hardened gearsColeBModeratorMarch 31, 2019 at 10:51 pmPost count: 1666
Did it end up going together alright? I’m excited to test it outFranzKeymasterApril 1, 2019 at 8:04 amPost count: 3640
Man, I have been having problems. Nothng major, I just want to make sure the assembly is perfect.
We have two different versions of axle tubes. One set is 1967 (bearing depth is 10mm) and the other is 1968 (bearing depth 13mm). For some reason in 1968 they moved the bearing deeper for more support. This also moves the whole axle and spade end further into the differential. I want to be sure I have the proper engagement of the axle/fulcrum/side gear.
Can anyone shed light on this subject? How much clearance should the spade end have from bottoming out?
So I assembled with the 1967 tubes, and this is where I’m at. See the bearing spacer on the axle…That will pull flush with the bearing surface when fully assembled….It seems like its too deep right now (7mm). I’m afraid that its going to pull the axle out of the side gear and fulcrum plates.FranzKeymasterApril 1, 2019 at 8:31 pmPost count: 3640
Switched to 68 axle tubes and I am much happier with the axle to side gear spacing at 3mm.
I had to weld the shock mounts again. I was careful while welding, along with pre-heat, post-heat, + wrapped in glass blanket to cool slowly.
A litte JB weld to prevent oil leaks.ColeBModeratorApril 1, 2019 at 8:57 pmPost count: 1666
Nice! I think that jb weld will do a lot better this time aroundJohn JonesKeymasterApril 5, 2019 at 7:28 amPost count: 6731
I’d like to do some driving the next time we do baja…. 😎FranzKeymasterApril 5, 2019 at 7:38 amPost count: 3640
Baja 1000 is two all day and two all night driving. I think there will be plenty of time.
but you have to make it to the race to participate.😉John JonesKeymasterApril 5, 2019 at 7:48 amPost count: 6731
Baja 1000 is two all day and two all night driving. I think there will be plenty of time. but you have to make it to the race to participate.
I don’t know what I am talking about…. It just sounds fun!!! I reckon I don’t have a strong enough back for that program…. I’ll probably have to help on the side…. If I can hang out long enough to make it to the actual race!!!! 😎 I’ll try harder next time.. 😎 😎
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