Tig, my respect to your weld skills but I see a major problem in your susp. A-arms construction. Just imagine a bit. If you extend one or even both of the A-arm rod end bolts ( for camber/castor change) you're actually changing the angle at the ball joint. Since both arms are welded to ball joint, this angle is fixed and there is no compensation. Think of it like a triangle. When you change one of the arms you have to change the angles of the triangle as well to compensate. In your case one of the angles is fixed so there will be a lot of tension in that point.
Damn! My English is awful.
Last edited by vr-vagman; 12-22-2011 at 04:38 PM.
Thats a very good point ^ With that design you can't adjust the rod ends at all really, as the angle of the tubes is fixed, so doesn't allow the shape of the A to change.
You need something like this:
where the arms can change angle relative to each other
yup. I have been looking at that as well. I am going to see where I come out at when im closer to done and if I have to change the upper I will do so. Because the bottom is adjustable in the same manner as the top it is fully adjustable (not very easily though).
Last edited by TIGninja; 12-22-2011 at 11:07 PM.
This is not a project that I would recommend for someone without a shop full of equipment. That said,it is possible to do but not very popular because of the problems involved.
Lets start with the shaft. It has this big dildo thing where the end busing goes. This needs to be removed with a lathe.
Here is what it looks like after it is lathed off and threaded. This is a male thread and you will not be able to make this thread with a die. The shaft is waaaaay to hard. This has to be done on a lathe.
The housing is all aluminum and it is a nasty casting to weld.
To get this project finished you need lots of welding fluid :mrgreen:
Im really diggin your welding fluid!! That cast looks like nasty $hit!!
Lookin good though!
since you're not gonna have much room inside for cup holders...i think you should weld some on the outside!
Nice work ChuckB!
This project is officially on hold for about another month while I pump money into my rabbit to get it ready for summer. Its getting a solid lifter conversion,new turbo,even more badass head,and a new intake manifold. BTW im selling the whole top end of this engine to fund the build so anyone who has $1000 gets the head,intake manifold,exhaust manifold,turbo,WG,downpipe for MK1 and dump tube.