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 Post subject: coilover set up
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:07 pm 
 
ok guys i have taken you down this path beforeon rj , but the thread was hijacked by this nut sack of a know-all :-# :-# anyway im changing the coilover set up and am stumped, im runing a 32 x 14 tyre and room is very limited (small car) could you blokes with similar space issues maybee post some pics or some ideas..... i only have about 12 inches of diff to mount them on. the ones that came out were some home grown
s#!t now ive gone with a stange single adj which is a fair bit wider ....... thanks Ash


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 Post subject: Re: coilover set up
 Post Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:07 pm 
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ash454 wrote:
ok guys i have taken you down this path beforeon rj , but the thread was hijacked by this nut sack of a know-all :-# :-# anyway im changing the coilover set up and am stumped, im runing a 32 x 14 tyre and room is very limited (small car) could you blokes with similar space issues maybee post some pics or some ideas..... i only have about 12 inches of diff to mount them on. the ones that came out were some home grown
s#!t now ive gone with a stange single adj which is a fair bit wider ....... thanks Ash


I dont have any pics or suggestions as of right now, but do you have any pics of what you had ?

edit: And after seeing the other pics of the car I now understand why you only have 12" of room to mount them.


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 Post Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:20 pm 
 
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you can see why i need them out of there... its the last thing i need to do
any suggestions guys...... my idea was to brace the housing and mount the shocks from there, it would be stronger and easier


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Looks like a tight fit, but you could get some room on the tires by tilting the tops in a bit. A long time ago Carrera told me that up to 15 degrees made little or no difference on shock and spring rate. Check it out with you coil over manufacture. that would give you an inch or so. What does make a difference on shock/spring rate is moving closer or farther from pivot point of your ladder bars. I hope this helps.

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 Post Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:25 pm 
 
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i found exactly what i was picturing in my fuzzy brain .......this set up will be the solution to my problem.. cutting and grinding a plenty O:)


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ash454 wrote:
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i found exactly what i was picturing in my fuzzy brain .......this set up will be the solution to my problem.. cutting and grinding a plenty O:)



the fabrication on that housing looks top notch the only thing i carnt see in the picture is a diff breather

the filler plug on the top of the housing is a great idea & not only for filling the diff but to inspect the crownwheel

do not do like my car & put the breather in the filler cap if its inline with the crownwheel as it tends to throw the oil up the breather tube

if you use a standard breather off to one side it should do the job


what's the wheelbase on the cortina


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 Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:50 pm 
 
dont know the wheelbase rod ... my guess would be about 100 inch's at best


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ash454 wrote:
dont know the wheelbase rod ... my guess would be about 100 inch's at best


i would of thought that it would be shorter than that, either way i bet it will be some ride


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now that is some nice work!! :-$

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 Post Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 6:26 pm 
 
ok guys the back end is in a heap of bits, ive thrown the old coilovers over the fence =; and have started making the brace O:) (thats harder than first expected ) ill post a pic in the morning


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 Post Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 8:01 pm 
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Hey Ash

Arent you in Melbourne, if so go to Mcdonald Bros
The diff brace is only 110 dollars and i think i paid 10 dollars each for the shocker mount plates to suit the diff brace, i couldnt make them for that price.

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 Post Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 8:47 pm 
 
the brace is basicly done trev a few littie trims here and there and on she goe's .... as far as mcdonald bros go um............ NO!.... my mother told me if you have nothing good to say etc etc =; =;


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hey Ash
dont forget if you want it welded you know were to bring it

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 Post Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 6:20 pm 
 
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hey Ash
dont forget if you want it welded you know were to bring it

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thanks rod im gonna have a go i can usually get a good weld going .. i was talking to a mate of mine who you ran a business with, tony wilkins .. i know his son trav real well ...... small world huh....
anyways heres where im at guys..

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Hey ashy
Looking good, you got any other pics and what engine is going in it,
That little cortina weighs what? maybe 2000 lbs

McDonalds are great if you buy the stuff from them,

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