DarioParticipantMarch 8, 2019 at 6:37 amPost count: 358
So many cool little changes to fine tune this beastJasonSParticipantMarch 8, 2019 at 7:40 amPost count: 76
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: 2651
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: 76Pat KKeymasterMarch 8, 2019 at 8:48 amPost count: 995
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: 2651
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: 772
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: 1507
Do It!!!!!! Gotta race the race car!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂FranzKeymasterMarch 30, 2019 at 9:44 amPost count: 2651
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.ColeBParticipantMarch 30, 2019 at 10:31 amPost count: 1209
That new tranny is going to be kick ass! SPEEDFranzKeymasterMarch 31, 2019 at 12:13 pmPost count: 2651
yessir, rhino case + 4.37 + hardened gearsColeBParticipantMarch 31, 2019 at 10:51 pmPost count: 1209
Did it end up going together alright? I’m excited to test it outFranzKeymasterApril 1, 2019 at 8:04 amPost count: 2651
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: 2651
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.
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