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PostPosted: Thu, Mar 24 2011, 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Rod ends for the rear suspension came in today. Chrome moly premium ends.

For the front suspension, do we want 1/2" or 5/8" rod ends? I think 1/2" will be strong enough but I would like some other opinions.

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PostPosted: Thu, Mar 24 2011, 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On hair pins or what? I forget the the plan and did not read back
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PostPosted: Thu, Mar 24 2011, 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

four bar front end on torsion bars.
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PostPosted: Thu, Mar 24 2011, 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1/2 inch for a drag car would be fine. On a street car , i would use 5/8.

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I did some looking around at parts. It seems many of the 4 bar kits for street use 1/2 inch bolts in double shear. I was thinking of single shear.

Kind of a 'duh' moment for me... you look at something often , yet never see what you need to sorta thing

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PostPosted: Fri, Mar 25 2011, 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know that I have no say in the matter , but if a replacement is ever needed isn't 5/8" easier to find & more "universal" ???



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PostPosted: Fri, Mar 25 2011, 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The plan is double shear mounts. 1/2" is easily available too, a bit lighter, and a bit cheaper for the good stuff.
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PostPosted: Sat, Mar 26 2011, 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My initial concern would be for strength because the front axel will have disc brakes. The facts that the size tire on the front and the fact that the vehecle will not have the majority of the weight on the front should cancel that concern. One thing that might be thrown into the mix is the starting line practices for a drag car. If you use the front brakes to hold the car while doing tire heating burn outs might that change the concern? It's probably been 40 years since I've been to a drag strip so the things I worry about is probably out-dated. GPster
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PostPosted: Sat, Mar 26 2011, 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I bought the rod ends for the rear suspension. I found some Chrome Moly ones on Ebay for $20 each. We are now out of money. We need more subscriptions to move forward. So far we have spent $1813.13 including the money we reinvested from sale of parts.


so, I guess we need another plan of attack here?

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PostPosted: Sat, Mar 26 2011, 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I bought the rod ends for the rear suspension. I found some Chrome Moly ones on Ebay for $20 each. We are now out of money. We need more subscriptions to move forward. So far we have spent $1813.13 including the money we reinvested from sale of parts.


so, I guess we need another plan of attack here?


Well, we are going to need more people to subscribe, or those who have already invested to invest more, or come up with another way to finance it.

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PostPosted: Tue, Mar 29 2011, 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to support the car but right now, I'm supporting a fleet with Court driving to college, losing my company car (cost reduction? for WHO?!), Edie still running around with/for her brother, and Eli about to venture into driver's ed. I think I'll be supporting cars for a long time to come...at least Michigan has 10 cent cans and still enough folks throwing them out the windows!
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PostPosted: Fri, Apr 01 2011, 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I picked up some steel crates today, for free, that have some small tubing we can use on the Crosley. I got them from the TSC store for hauling them off.
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PostPosted: Sat, May 28 2011, 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DRD donated some Centerline wheels we might be able to use, or use for trading material for race car parts.
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PostPosted: Sat, May 28 2011, 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent.
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I watch this site every day to see if anybody has something new to say. Something new since 4/01/11. Now if we had someone with photo shop that could piece all the pictures together with centerline wheels on it and show everyone what it's going to look like. Thanks for the donation DRD. You should put a value on them so we can put you down for some shares in the project. Do you have any places where we can find some aluminum plate for a firewall? GPster
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PostPosted: Sun, May 29 2011, 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Do you have any places where we can find some aluminum plate for a firewall?


We have a midmount plate.

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PostPosted: Sat, Jun 04 2011, 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are looking to flat tow this at any point, I have a hitch assembly from a Jeep.

Just a thought...
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PostPosted: Tue, Oct 04 2011, 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just out of curiosity, does any one have a pair of 31 spline good aftermarket axles, for a 9" Ford, over 24" long each that we could have shortened for the race car? That they would be willing to donate? How about a nodular iron carrier?
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PostPosted: Mon, Nov 07 2011, 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a pair of factory 78 Ford pickup 31 spline axles. Also have a decent CNC machine shop, turning and milling if I can make any custom parts. Autocad design.
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I have a pair of factory 78 Ford pickup 31 spline axles. Also have a decent CNC machine shop, turning and milling if I can make any custom parts. Autocad design.


I have factory 31 spline axles here. I would rather stay away from factory axles since we are using a spool, braking an axle can be a disaster with a spool. I'll keep the machine work in mind, we will probably need it.

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I had a thought. If any one has some parts laying around that they are not using, and would be willing to sell, and donate the proceeds to the racer, it would be helpful to the cause. Or any parts that you would be willing to donate that we might be able to trade for parts we can use would work too.

I am also working on a couple ideas for a fund raiser, more when I get the idea firmed up.

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