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Old 08-16-2015, 06:29 PM   #76
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What's in the electrolysis soup?
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Old 08-17-2015, 03:34 AM   #77
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Its just tap water and bi carbonate of soda. If i remember right i did it at about 2 litres of water to 1 teaspoon of bi carbonate of soda.
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Old 08-30-2015, 09:11 AM   #78
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The engine block has been sent away for some work so once that returns I can crack on and get it built up again.



I attempted to clean it. It didn't really work.



I got the trailing arm plates finished up. I need to wait for a mate to use his press but I should have them welded up by tonight.









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Old 09-01-2015, 02:05 PM   #79
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I got a little back tracked on Sunday resolving some issues on a friends car so I got these finished yesterday instead.







Next up is making the torque rods and panhard rod adjustable.
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Old 09-01-2015, 03:10 PM   #80
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Hey buddy! Good effort!!

It looks like me, Antz and you will be running a very similar suspension setup on the bricks. I have got Gaz golds aswell, and the rear are exactly the same too. What spring rates have you gone for? Thing i have extra is Kaplhenke Axle sphearical bearings and Adjustable panhard rod.

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Old 09-01-2015, 04:06 PM   #81
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Hey man, Looks that way yes. I wasn't going to say anything until they arrived but the rear setup that I posted earlier in the thread will no longer be used. I'm still waiting for the new rear setup to arrive... If they do that is. Its been over 2 months and I haven't heard anything. I will be running 400 lb for the fronts and 350 lb rear.
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Old 09-01-2015, 04:42 PM   #82
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Interesting! I will be running 500lb front and 250lb rears on the same setup pictured above, and, aswell as the E36 camber plates off GAZ
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Old 09-01-2015, 04:58 PM   #83
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Cool Iv not heard of that before, are they a direct fit to the 240 bolt holes?
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Old 09-06-2015, 12:11 PM   #84
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Goodbye red block.











I did some cleaning in the bay but I need something abit stronger to fetch the underseal off.
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:52 PM   #85
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Just read through this thread and all I see is win. Keep it up.
Nice welds too. I hope to be that good one day instead of crazy looking welds I eventually grind a little smooth.
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Old 09-08-2015, 12:59 PM   #86
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Yeah, the e36 camber plates that GAZ do fit into the strut tower no problem

Cool progress!
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:58 PM   #87
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Cheers Guys.

I'm away training again at the moment so I cant get anything done during the week I have some ideas for the rear suspension setup after talking to a few of the members on here. I can hopefully get the measurements made this weekend with the axle loosely re attached.
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Old 09-25-2015, 02:24 PM   #88
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I'm still doing stuff... I promise.

Finally got all the super sticky glue off the roof, kinda took some paint off on one of them, I got carried away with the wire wheel before realising petrol fetched it off far better and chucked less crap around the car.



The laser cutters pulled through for me today and got these sorted for the weekend so I can get them welded up. Big thanks to Homer with regards to the brackets.







Wunderbar!
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Old 09-26-2015, 03:57 AM   #89
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Yeah, the e36 camber plates that GAZ do fit into the strut tower no problem

Cool progress!
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:13 AM   #90
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there you go. These pics had been sent to me from Gaz itself. They even went to the extent of going to the scrap yard and buying a cut off a strut tower lol :D




Hope that helps ;)

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Old 09-29-2015, 09:46 AM   #91
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Nice build!

How do you like the build quality of the GAZ coilovers??

My brother ordered some last week (they are currently being shipped from the UK to Holland) for our 242.


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Thx for the pictures.. if i ever need camber adjustment, i'll check those E36's out..
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Old 09-29-2015, 01:11 PM   #92
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Thanks

The coilovers look great but I cant say much until I actually take them out on the road. I see them used within a lot of communities in the UK, like Antz said earlier in the thread they have a good name in the old fords also Peugeots, BMW's etc so fingers crossed they should be spot on.

I noticed someone had welded gussets onto there's from the spindle knuckle to the strut, perhaps this could be a weak point in the strut. I guess ill find out.
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Old 10-06-2015, 11:29 AM   #93
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It just needs an engine over the top of it now.
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Old 10-06-2015, 11:55 AM   #94
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Real nice project.
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Old 10-06-2015, 12:30 PM   #95
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Old 10-06-2015, 12:55 PM   #96
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Real nice project.

Where did you buy those and what are they called in english?
Cheers mate.

There called dimple dies.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Dimple-Dies-UK

He's the guy I got them off.
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Old 10-06-2015, 03:08 PM   #97
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Bluergh, the clamp used to hold the turbine housing and CHRA together snapped at some point while its been in storage, after digging around it seems no one can get me one of these clamps for sensible money, so its been "repaired" hopefully it holds.



While it was out on the bench I figured it was worth getting rid of that ridiculously small waste gate.

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Old 10-07-2015, 12:05 PM   #98
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Cheers mate.

There called dimple dies.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Dimple-Dies-UK

He's the guy I got them off.
Thanksalot! Will order
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Old 10-07-2015, 12:15 PM   #99
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V-band clamps are ten bucks from silicone intakes: http://www.siliconeintakes.com/dsm-i...g=v-band+clamp

They have up to 4.5", not sure if yours is bigger than that.
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Old 10-07-2015, 01:55 PM   #100
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V-band clamps are ten bucks from silicone intakes: http://www.siliconeintakes.com/dsm-i...g=v-band+clamp

They have up to 4.5", not sure if yours is bigger than that.
I had a word with a couple of holset retailers. They all said that its not a generic v band clamp and that it was a specific fitment. They were probably just taking me for a ride thinking id be mad enough to pay £50 for a clamp. If it snaps again, ill see if I can sort something.
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