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sheepers last won the day on November 15 2016

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  1. Beaver's '87 Gloria Wagon

    fair enough then.
  2. Beaver's '87 Gloria Wagon

    could be air in the pump? dunno how or if bleeding these pumps is critical but might be worth a go before you start changing parts out.
  3. Sluggy's C20

    Nick Wood is the man you need for your alarm and speaker install. hes at Wood auto electrical in point chev, 0212326767
  4. The Bronze's XB Falcon

    use a straight edge (like a bit of 4x2 or a bit of angle iron) and hold it against the wheel so it's as flat as you can get it. mark on the floor directly in front of the tyre and another mark at the end of your straight edge (like 2 meters away or something) aim for about 10mm smaller at the 2m away mark. that should get it so you can drive it without any drama
  5. piazzanoob's 1964 ford Galaxie 500 seeedaan

    I know a joker who might be able to do your boot floor. he ain't cheap but he's good. pm me if interested.
  6. sheepers 1976 RA23

    new tryes for drag day/not dying 2017-12-02_11-35-24 by sheepers, on Flickr
  7. piazzanoob's 1964 ford Galaxie 500 seeedaan

    I like the shape of this thing. I look forward to seeing it irl one day I do.
  8. sheepers 1976 RA23

    wheel alignment. it was close but needed more camber and more caster. it feels great. front end problem solved tbh. there is about 25mm between the strut and the rim so I could decrease the scrub radius even further (by buying new rims....) but I don't think I need to. 2017-10-26_03-41-51 by sheepers, on Flickr 2017-10-26_03-40-59 by sheepers, on Flickr
  9. piazzanoob's 1964 ford Galaxie 500 seeedaan

    what a horrible thing to say.
  10. piazzanoob's 1964 ford Galaxie 500 seeedaan

    i have never seen one of those before and I gotta say its got good lines. that's a good score man. I look forward to seeing it IRL.
  11. sheepers 1976 RA23

    today i bolted it all together and set it up as best i could with a tape measure and a straight edge and then i drove it. the car is transformed. no more diving when the road has undulations and the steering is heaps lighter too. tomorrow im going to try and get the settings better but its pretty good now. im definitely calling this a win. i didn't take any pictures because im useless.
  12. sheepers 1976 RA23

    experiments with scrub radius. so the front end is less than perfect with the 245s on the front and a really positive scrub radius its pretty twitchy. i couldn't get the wheel any closer to the strut, its basically touching now. i started thinking about the clevis type mounting of the strut that lots of modern stuff has. that design would allow me to move the wheel inboard and decrease the scrub radius right? so, choose one that has lots of parts available and is really well supported by aftermarket shit. S15. parts for days. so i bought some S15 front hub carriers and LCAs and had a bit of a measure. straight away its clear that the Nissan design moves the ball joint 30mm closer to the centre line of the tire. whilst all other things remain basically the same. win. on first inspection it looked like it could work. there were a couple of things that might throw a spanner in the works but i rang the guys at Techno Toy Tuning and they could supply me with a fabricated lower control arm that would bolt into the AE86 crossmember and have the right balljoint taper for the S15 hub. good. so with a bit of fucking around i amassed the following parts that in theory would all come together seamlessly to make it work, S15 hubs S15 Tein coilovers MX70 cresseda inner tie rods TTT LCA's made to adapt S15 to celica/AE86 (ring them, they make heaps of them apparently) complete with castor arms stock S15 tie rod ends bolt it all together then attach it to a celica and it all fits. bump steer measured at +2mm from ride height to full bump and + 2mm from ride height to full droop. a total travel of 140mm and a total toe change of 2mm positive. that will do me just fine. have i fixed the scrub radius? well its all theory at this point because i only trialed it today. i need to get the struts rebuilt and find the bracket that came with my front brakes that will bolt my calipers to the S15 hubs. but, the ball joint is 30mm closer to the centreline of the tire. at 2 degrees camber the strut top is much closer to the center of the car that it was before. when you draw it all that change in line angle makes a big difference. also there is now a 20mm gap between the strut and the wheel so i could move the wheel in by 20mm and decrease the scrub radius even further if i need to. im calling it a win. im going to get the struts rebuilt and find the brackets then bolt it all in and see what happens. here are some random pictures of things. 2017-09-30_04-59-07 by sheepers, on Flickr 2017-09-30_04-58-57 by sheepers, on Flickr 2017-09-30_04-58-39 by sheepers, on Flickr 2017-09-30_04-58-30 by sheepers, on Flickr 2017-09-30_04-58-21 by sheepers, on Flickr 2017-09-30_04-58-05 by sheepers, on Flickr
  13. sheepers RA23

    no i did not. there is on place that it was close before so i should hit that bit with a hammer some more.
  14. sheepers 1976 RA23

    just fitted a one piece driveshaft. old two piece had an original celica center bearing in it. as you can well imagine after 16 odd years of massive abuse it was fucked. you cant get a replacement that isint garbage so i decided to go to a one piece. ages ago i tried to use a much stronger center bearing but because of many issues including weird gearbox and diff angles and an inability to get it sitting in the right place it never really worked very well. so, one piece shaft. its a 75mm diameter tube and its max RPM is about 8000, or 255KPH. i can live with that. fitted it tonight and took it for a test hoon. christ what a difference. its probably about 50% how fucked the old shaft was and 50% how stunningly smooth the new shaft is. its like a new car.
  15. Lambretta build

    is that Dez's TV200 I spy?