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« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2013, 01:36:33 PM »

Hi Rouse

Had two friends that worked the Milodon nite shift welding up those main cap girdles, as he sold a bunch of them for keeping the crank in the block.

You also needed a knoched pan to match the gasket rails.

Don

Those folks at Milodon had a lot of good stuff for the old early hemi's. I ran a girdle early on and later they had 4 bolt main kits that we went with. Made the pan a lot simpler, but with the heavy clutches we ran, it didn't help much for the rear main. I not sure how many time I pulled the pan and found the rear main cap spit in half. Never hurt the bearing or crank (?), don't ask me why so we'd find another rear main cap and bolt it in.

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back home. Papa Jack ran as fast as 156+ on the salt with his daily driver, early Hemi in the old Green Machine.

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« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2013, 03:51:40 PM »

From the pics, it also looks like you will be running rear suspension
Or is that just for adjustable ride height?
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« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2013, 02:06:25 AM »

Work on the front suspension is progressing well. I have decided to settle on around 23 caster angle to start with.
Still waiting on the Strange Eng. 20:1 Stiletto steering rack.









Only have to fit the Panhard bar to the rear end (tomorrow's job).






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« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2013, 04:52:00 AM »

I looked at that first picture and thought  "neat"  then I realised it was the front end
Watts link on the front. Clever
We are running 30 caster on the front.
My drive this year didn't get far enough for me to say how good it is
However, Goggles assures me it's so stable that all it needs is a side window to fat arm out of when its doing 200
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« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2013, 02:31:00 PM »

Great workmanship on what you have done so far. What is your thinking on the body shape?

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« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2013, 10:42:06 PM »

Hi Bullet

After seeing your neat front axle Watts Link i would think you would make one of those for the rear end too?

With your frame rails so close together arn't you concerned about the rear moving back and forth using such a short panard bar, where a watt link would keep her dead on center all the time.

Very nice build!!

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« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2013, 06:05:32 AM »

Punching the figures into the CAD program show a somewhat significant minimal reduction in directional stability by using the pan-hard bar set up in the rear end Vs the watts set up the front end.
Suspension travel should be in the vicinity of 1" maximum vertical and whilst the front end is considered critical.
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« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2013, 11:40:30 AM »


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Punching the figures into the CAD program show a somewhat significant minimal reduction

??significant or minimal??
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« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2013, 01:45:19 PM »

Question for you. Are you planning on putting some kind of aluminum spacer between the manifold and the injector so it can sit up and out of the body to allow it to breath or are you planning on running some kind of ductwork down to it?
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« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2013, 02:31:47 PM »

Hi Bullet

Why would you wan't the rear to move at all, since you are building your car from scratch why not put in the best locating set up you can?

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« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2013, 09:13:54 PM »

Hi Bullet

Why would you wan't the rear to move at all, since you are building your car from scratch why not put in the best locating set up you can?

Don

SOLD - Watts linkage going in. smiley smiley smiley Watch this space rolleyes rolleyes
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« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2013, 09:35:09 PM »

Good choice, movement in the rear actually steers the car more than movement in the front... don't ask me how I know but we fixed that issue in 2001 and the car has not taken off on its own since.  Panhard is gone, triangulated the 4 link.
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« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2013, 10:35:15 PM »

Sounds good glad i helped in your set up

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« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2013, 11:09:23 PM »

The Wilwood brake pedal assembly arrived this week and the decision was made to stretch the car by 250mm (10 inches)  huh
Best time to do this is now so the changes are underway. cheesy cheesy

From this:


To this:


Enough extra room now to carry a passenger.  rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes
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« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2013, 11:15:54 PM »

if you think you need to stretch it 10 inches you better stretch it 20... you only want to do that once.
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