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- sidehillParticipantDecember 31, 2018 at 1:21 pmPost count: 34sidehillParticipantDecember 29, 2018 at 4:29 pmPost count: 34
They try to plow the passes before the 4th. But July 4th is a zoo on the trails. Yeah bring Bubba and Rusty, or whoever. There’s room for a few tents on my property but plenty of room on the BLM land 1/4 mile from my camp, but maybe not on the 4th of July. There are toilets there too. I’ll be down to your shop to have some work done in a month or so and give you more details on my camp.sidehillParticipantDecember 29, 2018 at 12:42 pmPost count: 34sidehillParticipantDecember 28, 2018 at 1:11 pmPost count: 34sidehillParticipantDecember 28, 2018 at 9:09 amPost count: 34sidehillParticipantDecember 28, 2018 at 9:08 amPost count: 34
I hope to get it back the way it was. I am having the 3″ lift spindles reinstalled, and will be installing Atomwerks raised spring plates instead of notching. I’m planning to run 215/75R15 28″ tires instead of the 29s that Sxuxrxf had on them. I need to find some 5.5 x 15 4 lug steel VW wheels to replace the porsche mags on there now.
Here’s a link to a similar build.sidehillParticipantDecember 27, 2018 at 9:27 pmPost count: 34
Road/Dirt. The engine was built for a bus with low gears with a cw crank and other stuff way beyond my understanding that would allow it to cruise at 3800 RPM. So I think with a 4.37/R/P and a 1.09 with I should be able to go 65 with 29″ tires, which is the speed limit on the highway I will be driving. But I’d ultimately like it to be capable in the desert and mountains too. No racing.
Here’s the build thread on my rig. I’m the third owner after Sxurxf built it in 2011.sidehillParticipantDecember 26, 2018 at 9:20 pmPost count: 34
Thanks John. I didn’t make it far up Imogene with my Thing. It did go over Ophir, Cinnamon, and Mosquito and I recall people pushing on a couple of those.The Think was stock except for tires which were probably about 29″
My rig is at a shop right now so I don’t know if it has the 73 SSC tranny it came with originally. The 4.37s were added later. If it is a SSC I am thinking about regearing 1st through 4th to 4.13, 2.46, 1.5, 1.09 which would give it a crawl ratio of 18.5:1 vs the stock 14.7:1. That would give it the equivalent of a 4.78 R/P. I’ve been told that just changing the R/P to 4.86 would be too weak, but then again I don’t know if the 1st through 4th gear changes are weak.sidehillParticipantDecember 17, 2018 at 2:30 pmPost count: 34sidehillParticipantDecember 12, 2018 at 2:26 pmPost count: 34
Steve that was me you talked to. Jan 1st or later should be fine. With 100mm CV joints, I don’t think you want to notch the spring plates much or any. They’ll pop, bind, and break. We could do a tiny notch to let the suspension fall-out some. The 100mm cv joints and boots would come from a 68-79 bus or transporter. I have some.
Thanks Franz. I’ll go with what you advise. It has pretty good clearance as is but definately needs some up travel. As is, sitting on the stops it is unbearable to drive and I couldn’t imagine taking it off pavement, which is the whole reason I bought it. Axle angle right now is 14 degrees. Per blindchickenracing.com my 944 CV’s should go to 22 degrees, which is how I calculated a 9/16 notch.
I’ll also need some advice on how to get more torque off the line. As is it barely climbs a mild garage ramp. Maybe it’s just the timing or something simple. Someone suggested a different distributor.
I’ll bring it in Jan. 2.