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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:05 pm 
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So some more minor progres, Subframe is well under way with the top RHS tacked and the LHS very close to being welded, also swapped the standard fuel pump for a walbro although I didn’t get any pics of that.

Tomorrow I’ll finish the other top arm and hopefully make some engine mount brackets and get them tacked also

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:41 pm 
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More small progress -

Have most of the LHS top arm sorted ready to tack in, managed to cut and sort the tie bar mounts ready to tack in on friday too, hopefully they won’t clash when I put the lower arms in.. time will tell

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:13 pm 
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Wouldnt hurt to grab the lower arm and tie bar off your car if you can and check as you're going..... that said, as long as you do the left one first the right one doesnt usually give dramas as thr shape of the gearbox perfectly clears the tie bar.

Your pic there is the right side and if you do the left one to match you'll run into a problem i can see.

I got the steering rack out of my car today too so I'll get you a pic of the mod I did to the bearing cap later.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:08 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:16 pm 
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That’s cool.. I think I cut too much of my rack off, I’ll have to see how it goes..


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:37 pm 
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Harley wrote:
Wouldnt hurt to grab the lower arm and tie bar off your car if you can and check as you're going..... that said, as long as you do the left one first the right one doesnt usually give dramas as thr shape of the gearbox perfectly clears the tie bar.

Your pic there is the right side and if you do the left one to match you'll run into a problem i can see.

I got the steering rack out of my car today too so I'll get you a pic of the mod I did to the bearing cap later.


You were right it did clash with my sump, however I think I should be able to just move it outward slightly and it will work just the same

I finished the drivers side engine mount today and the lhs top arm of the subframe..

Then I realized it wasn’t completely bolted tight.. I may need to make some modifications as when I bolt it down right that may change things :(

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:08 am 
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Just make sure if you move the left side tie bar mount outwards you dont forget to go back and do the same with the other side to make it match.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:58 pm 
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More progress today,

Made the passenger side engine mount, tacked that altogether and for the first time the engine was being held by the subframe !! :)

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Got the rear lower arm brackets made and tacked in, and I have started on the lower arms of the subframe and the front lower arm brackets.

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Should have this back on 4 wheels (temporarily) within 1 more working day

Next will be finishing the lower arms of the subframe and the mounts for the tie rod bars


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