FX Holden Race Car Project

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby gibbo » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:25 pm

Good to see you back into it. It's hard with little kids, I used to work on the car when they all went to bed.

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby firebug » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:36 pm

Noice work Sammy!
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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby Charlescrown » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:33 pm

After seeing the Rivnut tool I just has to get one. The best part came when I ordered 100 nuts on ebay and got sent 500. Should do me for some time.

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby immortality » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:56 pm

Charlescrown wrote:After seeing the Rivnut tool I just has to get one. The best part came when I ordered 100 nuts on ebay and got sent 500. Should do me for some time.


It is a nice tool. I had similar luck recently. Ordered 5 eproms and got 10 :)

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby Holden202T » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:06 am

yeah i usually dont feel like going out to the shed after Claires asleep, and often what i need to do is not quiet jobs, or recently its been too fucking hot! hopefully that will improve soon!

and yeah the rivnut tool is well worth the money!

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby Holden202T » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:01 pm

For christmas i got a super cheap auto gift card, so i made use of it by purchasing some automotive seal sealer, gave it a bit of a test run in the boot, geez its messy shit to work with lol

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby Holden202T » Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:34 pm

its been a long time coming for this diff, but i have got the money there for axles now and that was the last piece of the puzzle, so i thought i should get stuck into the diff shortening so i could work out when lengths the axles needed to be.

a friend borrowed a diff to use for working out how much to shorten his to fit into a VP so he cut shortrened and welded the ends back on, and once he was finished i got it to use for my setup which is much shorter so there was still enough left on the ends of the diff tubes.

so i spent what seemed like hours cutting all the mounts off and then grinding back what was left. i knew i needed to make it 4 inch narrower each side compared to the diff that was in the car, and i also wanted to get the yoke in the centre of the car, so i measured ten times and i think i finally got all the offsets right, i also had to take into account the approx 35mm for the weld on ends, and had to make sure they had the same depth in the ends for the bearing seats and so on and so forth.

so its finally cut at where i hope is going to be the right lengths, the plan now is to dummy it up in the car with the 4 link plates and weld on ends all tack welded on, just to make sure its actually right before i go and finalise all the welding.

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these weld on ends look really nice, and for $90 i think it was, saves alot of time and effort!

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby vlad01 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:26 pm

noice!
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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby v6bucket » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:48 am

Looks good, what size axles, 28, 31 or bigger?
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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby Holden202T » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:32 pm

31 spline.

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