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Re: DELCOS NEW RIDE

Postby vlad01 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:39 am

Good idea I think. Autos make good IEDs and 4L60/E aren't the strongest choices even when built up. Strong enough when built but still when they go they go lol
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Re: DELCOS NEW RIDE

Postby delcowizzid » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:19 pm

Good old Pick a part 2 new softer springs for the coilovers $18 each didnt even look at what the car was they came out of was just looking in rear wheelarches of every little hatchback with my verniers in hand looking for the right internal diameter and suitably long needed a quick recoil with the grinder and i need to get the top coil flattened to keep the spring straight but a good place to start compared to the rock hard springs I had
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Re: DELCOS NEW RIDE

Postby Holden202T » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:38 am

$18 is cheap enough!

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Postby delcowizzid » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:57 am

Yeah cheap enough for now .I might need different coilovers yet they only have 110mm of travel and if I leave 30mm or rise it doesn't leave much squat will just be a wait and see deal might have to mess with bar angles till it doesn't squat hard don't know untill it gets a launch down the street lol later on I can get some long travel rears with coil and rebound adjustment just working with what I have for the time being .I've been told they are jag rear adjustables by someone who saw the pics least I know what they are now I've searched girling and the part number but don't come up with much but motorbike stuff lol they have quite stiff compression and rebound and feel like new still gassed up so should work ok with a softer spring at my weight
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Re: DELCOS NEW RIDE

Postby delcowizzid » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:22 pm

And now it holds its own weight just cause come on can't race it with 1 inch box and drill bits holding them in lol but it's holding the weight and I can push it down with both in there can't tell how good they will be yet as the motors out and its on axle stands under the front swaybar right at the very front of the chassis but I have plenty of adjustment to raise the rear its set as low as it can go
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Re: DELCOS NEW RIDE

Postby Holden202T » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:54 pm

looking good, just need some proper bolts now hehe!

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Re: DELCOS NEW RIDE

Postby delcowizzid » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:36 pm

Haha yeah .that's the rear on hold till the firewall and tunnel is done and motor back in so I can sit it back on the ground and get all the heights setup and work out exactly where my spring mounts are going.my shed floor isn't level or smooth so it's a bit hard to set it up all perfectly level to measure anything to the ground or with a spirit level don't want to mount all the suspension and find its way to high off the ground and all my bar angles are jacked lol
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Re: DELCOS NEW RIDE

Postby oldn64 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:10 am

delcowizzid wrote:Haha yeah .that's the rear on hold till the firewall and tunnel is done and motor back in so I can sit it back on the ground and get all the heights setup and work out exactly where my spring mounts are going.my shed floor isn't level or smooth so it's a bit hard to set it up all perfectly level to measure anything to the ground or with a spirit level don't want to mount all the suspension and find its way to high off the ground and all my bar angles are jacked lol


Shed being non level is not a huge issue there Delco. You can use a tube with water in it to elevate the car on a platform which will then get you a level reference with regards to tire onto the platform. Then just use a string line leveled around the car (like you would for a wheel alignment) and you now have two proper reference points which you now can set the car up with. It is sort of like a welding table, while nice and versatile using the three (tripod) setup for welding two members together you can have it level every time and square without the need of fancy tooling. It is amazing to watch peoples reactions when I do this when building trailers, that they stare in amazement to find that things are actually 100% level straight and square when I have finished and build it on my shed floor (also not level).

Looking great though. I use otomoto springs for building my coilovers, this might be a good option for you once you have worked out exactly what you need. While $18 is cheap and awesome, there might be the need to spend some coin at one point to get it right.

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Re: DELCOS NEW RIDE

Postby delcowizzid » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:02 am

It will get 2 way adjustables later before I go trying to stick 500rwhp to the track lol
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Re: DELCOS NEW RIDE

Postby delcowizzid » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:51 pm

First caliper bracket drilled and tapped nearly ready to bolt on and Mark out the holes for the 2 caliper bolts just have to cut the 10mm spacer and do some final clearencing of the pad cutout so the caliper can go in another 5mm
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