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Everything posted by cletus

  1. Yeah I've seen something from qa1 confirming they can go either way up no problem
  2. Can be certified, I've done a couple, both needed work around the sway bars to stop them getting tangled up in other things Crack testing was not required on the ones I've seen
  3. Engine mounts are one of those things that there are so many different combinations of shapes and sizes that its impossible to have a set rule on how they must be done But as a very general rule, 3mm steel with gussets. You can come up with a design yourself no problem, post up or send me a pic if you want some input on if they are ok or not One thing to remember when designing mounts, is if the rubber breaks, the engine should not be able to rock over and jam the steering. So for example if you have limited exhaust manifold to steering shaft clearance, you may be better to use a locking style rubber mount instead of a round cotton reel type one
  4. I'm sure I've heard @sheepers declaring his fondness for British engineering many, many times
  5. I think the pics were from I just did a google image search for "sb mopar toyota transmission " or something like that I'm not a big fan of that crossmember, the fact it has the holes closer together would put more stress on a part that is quite thin in that area
  6. Same levels of technology as 3.9 ea falcons and TBI 305 chevys IMO they are designed to be cheap and easy for Americans to bolt on. Putting an ecu where all the heat and vibrations are seems like a recipe for failure as well
  7. *waits for barry to call asking if we can cert his 56 f100 he imported from america so he can take it to the supermarket *
  8. Cool little truck! Is the cab the same as a b1600 of the same era?
  9. Have sampled a few cars with solid mounts, the less cylinders they have the more vibratey and annoying they are, if it's a racecar it probably doesn't matter though
  10. After our phone sharns I did some investigation Peter, and found there is a bell housing option to bolt a toyota r box on to a small block, use a v6 Dakota manual bell housing
  11. Had a customer ring me this morning, I had already told him yesterday we can do a cert on essential service vehicles but we have to be able to prove it They cant prove it is so he said 'cant you just say you checked it yesterday?' No. Boss also had some dude ring him on Wednesday assuming he could drop his car off at bosses house for a cert while the lockdown was in effect
  12. Yes moving the rack down is do able. You definitely want to get a certifier involved from the start so they are happy with how you are moving it down and what you do to sort bump steer issues Some types of tie rod droppers are not legal, some are.
  13. Yes how it is attached to the body, the tube size, back stay attachment measurements, height of belt anchorages, all becomes more important and subject to requirements in the CCM
  14. If the belts are not mounted to it, you only have to take the interior impact part into consideration
  15. Depends if it's got belts mounted to it or not
  16. IMO your radiator and fans are not up to the task. Did you try the hose on the radiator trick? Can you unbolt the ac radiator for now to see if that makes it better with more air flow directly on the radiator? Does driving around with the heater on full hot make it better? I think you need to forget the fact that it used to be ok before fitting the blower otherwise you will continue to chase your tail looking for the problem Xox good luck etc Edit, yowzer covered it
  17. Holden astra has an electric pump as well, might be easier to find in straya
  18. Is doable, I started a job for someone doing the same sort of thing with a mercedes donor and studebaker body, we did a torsional twist test on the donor before he started cutting, the idea was to have no more deflection than the donor started with The only concern is when you use a body that was designed to have a full chassis, as a monocoque, then its probably not strong enough, as the body was not intended to be as structural as the lexus body was But it's not difficult to add some strength as you are building it
  19. Nah hes fucked it up Everyone knows holes in inner guards should be cut with a tin opener, cold chisel, or a very angry dog.
  20. That looks very good for getting electrocuted with