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ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
7/31/13 9:36 p.m.

Ok quick question, this partly bothers me but I am 99% sure I'm correct

The fact that the idler arm is further from the tie rod should have to affect on ackerman and steering correct?

I took a pic of my dads car for comparison, his car is setup for road race

It should move in a perfect parallelogram

I'm only asking because I have gotten stuff like this wrong before

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ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
7/31/13 9:37 p.m.

Here is the radiator and oil cooler I found for 275 shipped

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ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
7/31/13 9:38 p.m.

The spindles have a 5.25" bolt spacing for the calipers, which is odd, will probably have to get radial mount calipers, unless I cut the brackets off and weld new ones on.

Conquest351
Conquest351 UltraDork
10/23/13 3:12 p.m.

Any new updates on this one?

Xceler8x
Xceler8x UltraDork
10/24/13 8:55 a.m.

Yeah! Come on! Feed us news....

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
10/28/13 2:44 p.m.

Haven't progressed too much, bought a 3 stage moroso dry sump set up off ebay for $600, fromt calipers for $120. Has a pretty nice oil pan and came with a bunch of lines and fittings

Inside of the car painted, motor mounted, forgot to take pics of the motor, it's around 10" of the ground depending on where the ride height ends up

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ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
10/28/13 2:49 p.m.

Figured out the front suspension, the ball joint I need because one spindle is 3/4" of an inch taller is almost $100

upp a-arms are even, the camber should be around 2* with no shims once I get the correct ball joint

Maybe I'll get it soon

My dad is going to put a 5 speed in his corvette so I can get his old muncie for free. So I'll probably rebuild a vortec 350 I have and use a adapter to use the 2 piece rear main oil pan on the 1 piece. Don't think the muncie will hold to much power. Unfortunately the muncie pops out of 4th gear under deceleration

Bought that bellhousing with hydraulic throwout bearing for around $275, going to pick up a used 7.25" clutch for it, I already have a flywheel that will work

I want to build a ~400+ cubic inch pump gas SBC eventually

Pump gas and used race tires are going to keep the costs down

miata roll cage i welded

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
10/28/13 2:51 p.m.

Heres the mounts before i gusseted them

I've been busy with school, I stopped slacking and its taking up more of my time. Going to major in construction engineering

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My dad finally drove the corvette hes been working on for years at sebring

I'm going to have to get my solo license with it because my car won't have a passenger seat

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ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
10/28/13 2:55 p.m.

How much will offsetting the engine 1" towards the passenger side help the weight balance. Right now I accidentally screwed up the rear engine mounts and it will only fit square. I can cut and extended and shorten them though pretty easily. Might just get lazy and draw some on CAD and have them cnc plasma cut

I don't feel like moving the battery and oil sump from the drivers side, it's already nicely built and doesn't seem worth it since it will be less than a 100#

Not really anything else to offset, I think I'll mount the fire extinguisher on the passenger side, can't scoot the fuel cell over some because its also in a nice cage

I'm not sure if I wanna keep the quick change, one side has positive camber and one is negative, it's also offset to one side, so it needs at least new axle tubes, if they are both the same length I'll probably keep it. I'll get square axle tubes for replacements, read that camber doesn't help much on a solid rear

Someone mentioned swapping the track bar mounting opposite, that seems like a lot of work, it's running parallel with ground right now and I'm not sure if it would help much. I'm not familiar with solid axle suspension dynamics so I'll do some reading on this. I'd like to not have to modify it though

We have an extra ford 9" pumpkin from a NASCAR that is a 3.90 gear, that would work pretty nicely if I go that route

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
10/29/13 9:08 a.m.

I say go for it. 1" is barely worth worrying about, but It should help to offset the weight of the driver and controls a bit.

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
10/29/13 3:52 p.m.

Yeah I was going to do some calculations to see how much it would help.

I can actually just run without the mid mounts also once I get a transmission.

I can just use them for mockup without the transmission not and take them off when the tranny goes in.

I can slide the motor back forth about a 1" and back and forth about the same. So I can have the car on the scales and we can attempt to move the engine around to get it balanced

Wally
Wally MegaDork
10/29/13 6:26 p.m.

Can you unbolt the axle tube on one side of the quick change and flip it so it is cambered the right way?

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
10/29/13 11:10 p.m.
Wally wrote: Can you unbolt the axle tube on one side of the quick change and flip it so it is cambered the right way?

I'm going to check this, but I'm not sure about if they are toed or not also. Haven't look into it in detail too much just by eye

I'm going to have to cut some brackets of to do that also, I'll pull the rear end out when the time comes and try to figure everything out

The big kicker is going to be if the axle tubes are equal length, right now in relation to the body one side is about 2" in further than the other. Which doesn't mean too much since the body is kind of offset but I don't think it's much in the rear

If they are unequal length and toe'd funny it may be cheaper to just sell it and build the 9"

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
10/29/13 11:11 p.m.
ctk339 wrote:
Wally wrote: Can you unbolt the axle tube on one side of the quick change and flip it so it is cambered the right way?

I'm going to check this, but I'm not sure about if they are toed or not also. Haven't look into it in detail too much just by eye

I'm going to have to cut some brackets of to do that also, I'll pull the rear end out when the time comes and try to figure everything out

The big kicker is going to be if the axle tubes are equal length, right now in relation to the body one side is about 2" in further than the other. Which doesn't mean too much since the body is kind of offset but I don't think it's much in the rear

If they are unequal length and toe'd funny it may be cheaper to just sell it and build the 9"

I'm also not sure if I can just take the side of the housing off and flip it or if I have to press the tube out

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
12/2/13 12:57 p.m.

Radiator duct after I'm done with finals for school.

Ordered a premade front grill for the radiator and some extra mesh for the brake ducts, 3/16 stainless

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Conquest351
Conquest351 UltraDork
12/2/13 2:44 p.m.

Very cool. Coming along nicely.

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
12/13/13 10:12 a.m.

Need to lower the top rectangle tube a little bit, just tac'd right now

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ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
2/14/14 4:33 p.m.

Made a website to host pics and articles, k1ob.com . Tired of going over bandwidth on photobucket

Really busy with school right now, 4 classes 3 labs, so I can't go home much. Not really any progress after these

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
9/13/18 3:40 p.m.

 

Its been a few years, started working on it again a few months ago

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
9/13/18 3:42 p.m.

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
9/13/18 7:04 p.m.

In reply to ctk339 :

Awesome!

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
9/17/18 10:02 a.m.

Motor back out, had to cut this out to clear the reverse mount starter. I hate sheet metal

will need to fill in the little holes everywhere and then paint everything before putting the motor in for final assembly 

759NRNG
759NRNG SuperDork
9/17/18 10:31 a.m.

I'm in.....didn't read all the way .....have you finished school?

Lof8
Lof8 Dork
9/17/18 12:34 p.m.

Glad to see ya back at it!  This is Andy. We’re putting your miata cage to use at Sebring this weekend. 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
9/18/18 7:38 a.m.

In reply to 759NRNG :

Yes finished school, I’m now a civil engineer, stay off newly constructed roads and parking lots in Florida 

Blowing all my money on this car trying to get it finished, less of a budget now lol

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