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Re: Project: I'm back!

Postby CumminsPower59 » Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:10 am

Looks good Jon :thumright:
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Re: Project: I'm back!

Postby oldestof11 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:34 pm

So I ran again today. 16.993@72.38mph, again no OD due to it not wanting to shift at WOT. Watching my go pro, I'm gear bound by the 1/8.

Out of 36 vehicles, I got to round 2 of eliminations. Progress!

I'm going to wire a WOT switch to a potentiometer to set it to shift at 65mph.
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Re: Project: I'm back!

Postby Knoberman » Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:49 pm

Have a pot already? I've got one you can have.
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Re: Project: I'm back!

Postby oldestof11 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:19 pm

No, I don't. Not yet at least.
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Re: Project: I'm back!

Postby fatty » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:27 pm

So what are you running in the 1/8?
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Re: Project: I'm back!

Postby oldestof11 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:53 am

10.3-10.6 depending how hard I launch. 60 is 2.2-2.6
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Re: Project: I'm back!

Postby oldestof11 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:57 pm

So I am going to rebuild my front suspension. Any tips and tricks? I have a 12 ton shop press, courtesy of Harbor Freight. It is really nice. If anything, I should have spent the extra $80 for the 20 ton. I also have access to a 3/4" electric Milwaukee impact and tons of penetrate.

Also, maybe Andy can answer, is there a difference in size between the 1/2 ton and 1 ton upper control arms bushings? Do the light duty ones have a smaller bolt? Reason I ask is once I have new ball joints, I want to readjust the front camber. I will be lowering this thing and want proper suspension geometry.
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Re: Project: I'm back!

Postby dazedandconfused » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:56 pm

When I ordered mine it was the same part number for both. I just replaced my idler arm and changed front tires. I'll be doing ball joints again this week and changing my bushings hopefully.
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Re: Project: I'm back!

Postby oldestof11 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:07 pm

Ok. I will wait until next weekend to order my parts.

Trying to decide. Go fast parts/tools or Scheids...
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Re: Jon's build thread

Postby oldestof11 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:09 pm

Scored some NOS chrome trimmed tail lights for $55/pair shipped. Thank you Facebook!
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Re: Jon's build thread

Postby oldestof11 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:44 pm

Ordered $323 worth of parts. $120 of that is the lesbo wagon timing belt nonsense but since I owe on it, It get prime maintenance. The other $200 is ball-joints and control arm bushings.

I went ahead and ordered the eccentric upper control arm bushings. When I pull the a part to do the ball joints, I am cutting 1.5 coils out of my springs. The increased spring rate should help with some of the body roll. The front sway bar may be relocated to the rear to help out back there.
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Re: Jon's build thread

Postby oldestof11 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:51 pm

Giggity!
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She's getting lowered by the end of the month.
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Re: Jon's build thread

Postby PToombs » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:33 pm

Jon's gonna have a good time, he's got rubbers and joints! :lol:
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Re: Jon's build thread

Postby oldestof11 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:33 pm

I even got the bushings to make it nice AND tight! :lol:

We are talking about front end parts, right???
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Re: Jon's build thread

Postby PToombs » Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:06 pm

Uuuuhhhhh, nah. :lol:
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