Hope you heat treat those, and add a better radius on the step down before you drive daily on them....
Nope and nope.
Like I said these are to be welded in. There is a chamfer where the diameter changes, its just hard to see. The bottom of the knuckle and the top of the step will be tight with no gap therefore there is not room for the radius. The design is also different since these are to be welded in. Most of the stress will be transfered in the outer portion of the spacer, not the inner diameter and transition where the clamp in style spacers are prone to fail.
Also the will not be heat treated since they will be welded.
As long as there is a clean non porous weld the knuckle should fail before the spacer.
Not gonna lie, I like this car. Nice to see someone do something different. Keep it up man
My Schrick 276 1.8 16V golf vids ^
Where does everyone get their m14 x 1.5 female rod ends for the tie rod ends? I had some ordered but they were mislabled. Im having a hard time finding them.
in other news I ordered a cam, drilled vented rotors, and some other stuff to port my other head.
Im also going to build another set of rear drop plates, only this time out of 1" aluminum.
Pegasus sells them, but they're pricey!
AWF-M14 is M14x1.5 female thread, AW-M14 is M14x2 thread.
I used a male threaded AM-M series Aurora and turned a threaded sleeve.
How much do you have to cut off of the stock tie rod to run the male rod end and sleeve? I have left that option open.
Im going to look at the stock tie rod ends and see if I can make a split collar so I can flip the rod end and fine tune the height. If not Ill have to go with some aurora's or something similar.
next phase. What its getting.
Ported and polished head decked from .020 to .025
Individual carbs with manifold runner lenghts for midrange power
270 cam dialed in for midrange
header of some sort and full exhaust
Started on the intake manifold last night and rebuilt the carbs.
dude your golf is cool as it gets. you have a vision and you go for it and make it work. going outside the box is the way to go. very cool build. some people are just afraid of your get up a go.. what do you have to loose with a car with 600 thousand miles plus on it. cool **** very unique. cool idea with the mk1 fenders.
All I can say is WOW! Good work man. Thats some amazing stuff youre doing there.
Edit: Also, dont bother with a skid plate. They dont offer any real protection for the oil pan. Buy yourself a new pan and make a hybrid ( oil pan with 1/2" steel plate welded to it.) offers way more protection for your pan and your pump
Last edited by GVZBORA; 10-24-2011 at 06:02 AM.
Finally got a little work done.
Smoothed my knuckles - welded in my extenders - painted it all with new bearings.
painted something else that needed painting
how it sits now, no noticible bumpsteer. Rim does graze arm at full lock, but ill fix that.
and thats that
Loving all the new tricks and progress
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