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Title: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on December 09, 2012, 11:37:09 PM
it has begun

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Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on December 10, 2012, 12:22:58 AM
 Tires and wheels: 40" Maxxis Trepador's on Walker Evans 17" racing wheels.

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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: jacel86 on December 10, 2012, 09:57:09 AM
Awesome!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on December 10, 2012, 12:19:07 PM
Nice tire and wheel selection.
Im Jealous
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on December 10, 2012, 02:05:36 PM
Add some bling to your 205?

http://www.jbconversions.com/index2.php?pc=3
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on December 10, 2012, 02:51:13 PM
Debating on semi trailing arm rear susp or keep it simple stupid traditional four link.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on December 10, 2012, 03:07:57 PM
Fabricate trailing arms so they dont bend.

Going IFS?  :D
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on January 17, 2013, 05:48:54 PM
Found these:

http://www.rc4x4.org/rcforum/index.php?topic=18410

Picking them up this weekend for $600 when I visit Alicia at Pitt.

Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on January 21, 2013, 11:56:44 PM
Did some research on the axles I picked up today and the 14b has the factory Detroit locker in it (its basically a lunch box locker). They must have come out of a CUCV. Anyone know anything about the locker that came in the rear and if it's worth it to keep in there?

These are def not "open diffs" as described on the Rausch forum thread.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on January 22, 2013, 12:01:20 AM
Rear 14b carrier has spring inside the window (no spider gears). Debating whether to keep the Detroit or find spider gears to put in and weld.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on January 22, 2013, 12:55:39 AM
Front d60 looks like a trac-loc (clutch packs on either side of the spiders) and apparently are rare. Gonna have to research whether the gears can still be welded or not. I would assume they can. May want to re-sell these axles and start over as they look to be worth a fair amount of money.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: KingtheZJ on January 22, 2013, 07:08:00 AM
14b Detroit s good, but probably not what you want for racing/thrashing. They don't ride on cross pins like a Dana lunchbox locker and are pretty strong.  14b spiders should be able to be found on pirate cheap.

D60 track lock can be welded I think. I have a 35 spline open carrier if you want to swap it out.

Cucv axles go for 1K-1500 on PBB. Hard to get more when the whole trucks go for 2k
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on January 22, 2013, 08:54:51 AM
:withstupid:
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 22, 2013, 09:03:03 AM
ya good find.


i have an extra set of spiders and cross pin for a 14
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on January 22, 2013, 09:27:21 AM
Could sell the Detroit for $$$ :)
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on February 14, 2013, 09:23:12 AM
Steel, Ruff Stuff, Profender, and Solid orders going in this month. Eek!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on February 14, 2013, 09:24:41 AM
i ordered 380 feet of tube yesterday
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on February 14, 2013, 11:23:45 AM
Awesome! I put a sweet ruff stuff order together last night. May try to get 15% off for vday and an extra 15% through Ryan.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on February 14, 2013, 11:29:19 AM
1.25 heims, bushings for mounts, steering heims, rear disk brackets, pinion gaurd rear,
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on February 14, 2013, 11:32:35 AM
1.25 heims, bushings for mounts, steering heims, rear disk brackets, pinion gaurd rear,

Got all that was still deciding what to do on steering. They have a sweet steel light mount for dust/brake lights for like $110. Lights are cheap too!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on February 14, 2013, 11:53:35 AM
Don't forget seat mount tabs harness tabs motor mount tabs panel mount tabs and soo on
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on February 19, 2013, 09:38:27 AM
Put in a BIG order to Ruff Stuff last night. Slowly but surely acquiring parts for this beast.

Decided to make this thing HD w/ all 1.25" heims and square links/trailing arms.

Coilovers and bumps from Profender are next on the list!

Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on February 20, 2013, 09:28:18 AM
360 feet of tube put on the rack this morning!


ready to do work son!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on March 01, 2013, 01:02:47 PM
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/general-4x4-discussion/996583-b3-bomber.html
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 01, 2013, 01:10:16 PM
http://www.pirate4x4.com/gallery/main.php/v/bomber3/

Whole album of pictures of the bomber 3 on pirate.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 01, 2013, 01:43:58 PM
I think this thing is going to be dubbed the "Budget Bomber"
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: jacel86 on March 01, 2013, 01:55:28 PM
*drool*
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on March 01, 2013, 01:56:25 PM
Racing on a budget is impossible.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 01, 2013, 02:37:44 PM
I just meant this car will be built and raced on a "dude who's fresh out of college with loans" budget and it definitely won't cost $90k like the USED Bomber 2 car. However, schrong parts will still be used throughout. Lol
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on March 01, 2013, 03:00:43 PM
You will be at $90k before you know it, hahahah Maybe not but $20k easy.

You guys bending tube tonight?
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 01, 2013, 03:48:20 PM
Haha my goal is to just build a stout car for a good price, have a ton of fun both building/designing it and racing it, learn a lot, and make new friends. Can't really ask for anything more than that.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 01, 2013, 03:50:46 PM
Smike said he's gonna be in the shop don't know what for. I'll be working on my axles, engine, trans, and such.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on March 01, 2013, 04:32:06 PM
ya we will start tonight.


i have to stop at verizon.  Need to sit infront of a laptop and draw / figure some stuff.


Every buggy i have built has a "one Pager" that defines all. 
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on March 01, 2013, 04:45:12 PM
Matt, when can I use the schnozz of your truck to build some stuff? (tow bar brackets)
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 01, 2013, 09:05:44 PM
Matt, when can I use the schnozz of your truck to build some stuff? (tow bar brackets)

Tonight works. Over at m4 but live a block away.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 02, 2013, 11:32:18 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/03/vube4eby.jpg)

Main frame rails tacked last night.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 05, 2013, 02:47:50 PM
Looking at trans adapters and it seems you can buy the hub adapter:

http://m.summitracing.com/parts/hup-hp3795

Or the same hub adapter with flex plate:

http://m.summitracing.com/parts/add-712500a

Smike weren't you saying you wished you did the flex plate as well or something? Looks like $100 more for flex plate option.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on March 05, 2013, 04:38:23 PM
i cant find the PN, but i bought the adaptor that requires longer bolts.  it was about 80$ total.


If i ever do another one, id go with the full flexplate.  I never had input seal issues till this motor. you have to drill out new holes on the existing plate to make it fit.  Small change i screwed that up enough to make a seal angry.  Not worth the hassel of chance to not do the flex plate next time. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on March 09, 2013, 02:08:32 AM
tonights progress


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on March 09, 2013, 10:39:12 AM
Nice
:D
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on March 11, 2013, 01:24:20 AM
hard part done!

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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on March 11, 2013, 10:37:08 PM
only two tubes tonight! weak matt! 

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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: cracker on March 11, 2013, 10:56:15 PM
Why does it look so narrow?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on March 11, 2013, 11:00:12 PM
must just be the angle-  its 52" wide at the hip pretty standard 45" roof too. 


we spec;d it pretty dam close the B3 car
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: KingtheZJ on March 12, 2013, 08:35:53 AM
RCQ ready!  8)
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 12, 2013, 04:46:53 PM
RCQ ready!  8)

RCQ 2014!
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 13, 2013, 09:06:52 AM


Had a bear of a time getting the lower rear tube to fit right but she's in 1/4" territory and will be ground to fit perfect at a later date. Added top cross bar and lower crossbar.

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Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 13, 2013, 09:26:57 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/13/9etusugy.jpg)
Probably easier to work on it up side down... ;)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on March 13, 2013, 09:41:51 AM
on chassis bender!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on March 13, 2013, 12:17:22 PM
Matt-

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hypertherm-10x-120504-10x-020382-Extended-PMax-350-380-PAC110-110T-US-SELLER-/321077482912#vi-content 


less than half the price of Jackson, and they are out of stock anyway, one week out.



:)
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 14, 2013, 01:36:04 PM
Speaking of eBay also just made an offer on these and they accepted for $119 shipped!

Look at this on eBay:

Chevy GM LS1 LS2 LS3 LS6 LS7 LS9 SS Block Hugger Black Coated Headers Street

http://bit.ly/ZQhNKa
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: rejeep on March 14, 2013, 01:42:14 PM
why not use stock manifolds?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on March 14, 2013, 02:30:29 PM
they are heavy and in no way point to a use full place.  stock LS Truck manfolds are actually pretty good in flow design, but they tend to point right where you want your feet.



Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on March 16, 2013, 09:25:40 AM
Checked out this hog last night, it is looking great. It kinda looks like Tiltons car.



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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on March 16, 2013, 09:27:38 AM
How the shocks will be mounted, he has 14"s to, so yours should be about right.

I dont know how he got his motor where it is, looks hard to work on.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on March 16, 2013, 11:59:31 AM
Whose is that?
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 17, 2013, 03:41:16 PM
Whose is that?

Brian Tilton's
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on March 20, 2013, 12:19:29 AM
Matt-

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hypertherm-10x-120504-10x-020382-Extended-PMax-350-380-PAC110-110T-US-SELLER-/321077482912#vi-content 


less than half the price of Jackson, and they are out of stock anyway, one week out.



:)


half the price would be because you have to spin them in the drill press with an air grinder to take off a few thou so they fit and function in the 380 head



LOL 
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 20, 2013, 09:10:16 AM
Matt-

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hypertherm-10x-120504-10x-020382-Extended-PMax-350-380-PAC110-110T-US-SELLER-/321077482912#vi-content 


less than half the price of Jackson, and they are out of stock anyway, one week out.



:)


half the price would be because you have to spin them in the drill press with an air grinder to take off a few thou so they fit and function in the 380 head



LOL

Oh well more are on the way.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on March 20, 2013, 09:15:04 AM
worth the hassel though.  found it funny it just didnt fit, so close. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on March 20, 2013, 04:52:01 PM
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Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 26, 2013, 08:19:12 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/26/pa2egysa.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/26/e4epyman.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/26/hetuhyvy.jpg)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Wingman on March 26, 2013, 09:00:34 AM
People are looking at me funny when I stand on my head to see the pics...  :P

Looking good!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on March 26, 2013, 09:01:36 AM
whats up with upsidown pics matt?  is that an iphone thing?  my droid refuses to look at a picture or take one upsidown.  sometimes its annoying haha 1% of the time.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 26, 2013, 09:23:17 AM
They're right side up when I look at them? Stupid phones!!!!
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: KingtheZJ on March 26, 2013, 09:33:42 AM
Right side up for me
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on March 26, 2013, 09:35:59 AM
thats so awesome that iphones take pictures upside down, recognize the orientation they were taken but don't follow browsers defaults to identify



<insert alex or mike with proper jargin to explain that in teckey terms>
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: awl4928 on March 26, 2013, 09:46:59 AM
They do things their own way In California and fuck everyone in doing it.  (That's technical)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on March 26, 2013, 10:12:36 AM
<insert alex or mike with proper jargin to explain that in teckey terms>

weirdness.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on March 29, 2013, 07:13:17 AM
This tread is making me dizzy. Lol

Otherwise chassis is looking awesome.
A little diegrinding inside those headers for better flow and she will be front row.
Git her done

Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 08, 2013, 09:45:37 AM
Got my axleshafts this weekend. Yukon 4340 blems and Yukon superjoints.

Mike and I got one Superjoint installed, it was a PITA. Ruined an O ring and snap ring (Need to call Yukon to get more). Not the best design IMO with small chinsy o ring on the ID of the cap that has quite a tight tolerance on the spider and rips quite easily. Also spider body is too large to remove caps without destroying for rebuild. Hopefully these last a good amount of time.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 08, 2013, 09:46:20 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/08/a4ygapag.jpg)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Wingman on April 08, 2013, 09:50:15 AM
RCVs FTW!!!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 08, 2013, 12:07:36 PM
biggest POS and worst design ever.  look awesome and beefy though when assembled.  i HOPE none of the orings are cut, no way to dissasemble joints with out welding or crushing caps with vice to pull them out once the cross is bottomed out and the cilp is crushed as much as you can.  no needles to bend it to give the cross more lenght.  no way to put a spacer in. 




hope they last
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: awl4928 on April 08, 2013, 12:18:28 PM
It might be worth looking to see if they sell an assembled set.   That was an option with my chromollys they were just out of stock and 40$ more so I gladly installed the joints myself.  But for stuff that spendy and apparently frustrating and exact might be worth a few extra dollars.

Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on April 08, 2013, 12:28:47 PM
you can't pull the clips, then drive the caps off with a small bolt through the zerk fitting against the cross? thats how the CTMs I had were supposed to be disassembled. easy.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 08, 2013, 12:53:35 PM
clips are full circlip and are destroyed if you bend or cut them to remove.

the cross hits the yoke..... before the cap is half pushed out
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on April 08, 2013, 01:05:07 PM
Remove zerk

Thread in 3/16" or 1/4" whatever right size bolt that's 1 1/2" long, full thread

Expand full circle clip w c clip pliers and work out of cap groove without fucking it up. Or fuck it up to remove it and replace it on reassembly

Remove cap from cross by threading bolt into hole, bottoming against cross and using the hardened cap threads to draw the cap out.

No pressing, no bottoming.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: KingtheZJ on April 08, 2013, 01:13:14 PM
my spicers with full circle clips are tits!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 08, 2013, 02:39:08 PM
i doubt a bolt that small will do anything, but i had not thought of that.



these caps take about a dozen full arm swings with medium sledge to get them to go in.  Both mine and matts shoulders hurt and that was two guys (some what intelligent) fudding with one shaft for and hour.  they dont seem to care about getting beat on.  it took us 5 times of watching the video on how to even get the C clips inside the yoke with the cross in before you get the caps in. 



Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on April 08, 2013, 02:53:12 PM
these caps take about a dozen full arm swings with medium sledge to get them to go in.  Both mine and matts shoulders hurt and that was two guys (some what intelligent) fudding with one shaft for and hour.

Oh.

Damn.

Maybe not so much with the CTM method, then.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 09, 2013, 09:18:58 AM
Tcase mounted! Smike is a boss at bending 3/8" plate with a sledge.

Sent an email to Yukon about extra o-rings and snap rings, no reply yet. They are doing it wrong. Phone goes straight to voicemail. Bah!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 09, 2013, 09:21:19 AM
no mercy on 3/8" plate with the big sledge. 
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 10, 2013, 08:35:22 AM
Bolted up the t case to the subframe and trans/engine mocked up to where it will live. Mike made sweet motor mounts in the amount of time it took me to set the engine/trans in position and hook it up to the t case! Lol
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 10, 2013, 08:40:20 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/10/e8e4aduq.jpg)

Hugger headers clear the motor mounts very nicely.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/10/uty7a3uq.jpg)

Added a 1350 input yoke off of the scrapped GMC too.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/10/a2e6amug.jpg)

Engine and trans set.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 10, 2013, 09:51:18 AM
i was thinking about our trans yoke issue.  i think we should leave out the bolt, and weld the bolt hole on the yoke shut.  keep fluid in and let the seal do its job.  for a fixed yoke the spline was like 4.5" long and i think that's plenty for this.



both our TH400's are fixed yokes, being solid divorced, 1/4" of play might keep things happier.  571 has a slip yoke TH350
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 10, 2013, 11:09:21 AM
Found this: has dims we can compare.

http://www.dennysdriveshaft.com/p102_t_400_transmission_slip_yoke_1350_series_32_spline_turbo_400.html
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 10, 2013, 11:56:35 AM
Even better info:

http://forums.superchevy.com/70/7393805/tech-talk/th400-bolt-on-yoke-tranny-conversion/
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 13, 2013, 03:27:56 PM
Spare tire with no holes and smashed souvenir wheel acquired. Need to get tire balls out and send back to AZ.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 13, 2013, 03:29:47 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/14/jyqu6u5u.jpg)

Shannon Campbell is the man.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: etk300ex on April 13, 2013, 03:47:56 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 16, 2013, 08:26:29 AM
motor mounts in



tires by sunday?   get rolling man!
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 16, 2013, 08:28:11 AM
Who said tires by sunday? Lol
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: jacel86 on April 16, 2013, 08:46:02 AM
This thing is looking good. Love the treps too! M4wd needs more room for multiple buggy builds though.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 16, 2013, 08:58:36 AM
i said tires by sunday!


Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 16, 2013, 12:33:16 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/17/e8u5a8yt.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/17/9ehadere.jpg)

SC's blown tire has hole in sidewall and ripped bead. Tire guy is picking it up today for possible repair. Says it will be fine if cords in bead aren't ripped.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 16, 2013, 12:59:27 PM
19 Tire bags inside.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 16, 2013, 03:18:01 PM
upsidedown iphone win



i love how droid wont let you see any pics uploaded by iphones also, except the little window- it chops it if you try to zoom the thumnail or expanded image.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: cracker on April 16, 2013, 03:28:29 PM
upsidedown iphone win



i love how droid wont let you see any pics uploaded by iphones also, except the little window- it chops it if you try to zoom the thumnail or expanded image.

not on my droid.. I can zoom in on it fine
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: KingtheZJ on April 16, 2013, 03:29:15 PM
Tire bags

school me on these. just heard of them the other day
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 16, 2013, 03:31:37 PM
post 78 on tft zj style, i cannot see on my droid right
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 16, 2013, 03:34:52 PM
shannon runs 20 or so of these kidney shapped ballons.  there is a patent number on them we were going to check out.  they have a basket ball type inflation thing.  They are amount 3/32" thick hard rubber.


they must stuff about 15 in fully inflatedbefore they mount the wheel, and then stuff in like 5 more flat, but inflate them inside the tire to fill everything up.  they probably have about 20psi in them.  slime is used for lube to squish them in. 


Apparently Bill Bared has a special monster press he uses to mount and dismount with them inside. 

tire blows, shannon doesnt even know
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: KingtheZJ on April 16, 2013, 03:39:00 PM
so like a runflat system.
cool insider info!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 16, 2013, 03:47:20 PM
i have herd the term tire balls, but i thought there was like 7 or 8 balls like basket ball size stuffed in, not 20 of them 3 layers thick lol
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on April 16, 2013, 03:51:26 PM
I had no idea they were air filled
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: jacel86 on April 16, 2013, 04:01:53 PM
I've got a sneaky suspicion those are just the ATV tire balls used in layers...in the ATV promotions they're single layer and ordered according to size to fit the tires.
They don't show any available on the website for trucks though. Hence my suspicion.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 16, 2013, 04:06:11 PM
honestly, walmart kick balls look about right material and inflation lol   Matt threw the number out 800$ a tire to do this- hench why shannon wanted them sent back
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on April 16, 2013, 04:10:59 PM
that'd make sense
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 16, 2013, 04:19:24 PM
looks like youtube videos of shannons stuff installed.


also looks like lots of places selling similar "things" but very little specs, 24$ per ball it looks like?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 16, 2013, 04:22:14 PM
o nice,

walmart balls and pool knoodles were my two ideas, looks like others have tried!

http://www.polarisriders.com/104-outlaw-how/32996-walmart-balls-another-poor-mans-tire-balls.html
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: jacel86 on April 16, 2013, 04:43:31 PM
Packing peanuts FTW!
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 17, 2013, 08:18:12 AM
Yeah totally ready to stuff my tires with something lol, does not need to be Bill Baird's tire balls either. His are basketball sized and $800 per tire!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 17, 2013, 08:32:02 AM
i looked at walmart yesterday-  they have volley ball size ones, but i dont think they would take the load or pressure needed.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 18, 2013, 09:58:32 AM
Ordered trans cooler, oil/ps fluid cooler, and radiator from speedway last night.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 18, 2013, 09:59:28 AM
Cleaned the axles off and smike made a truss for the 60. Band saw is down for the count though so only 1 truss last night.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 18, 2013, 10:16:53 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/18/e5u5user.jpg)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: cracker on April 18, 2013, 10:25:40 AM
anti-gravity 60.. I like it!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on April 18, 2013, 10:31:32 AM
watch your head!
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 20, 2013, 01:35:16 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/21/usyta2y2.jpg)
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on April 20, 2013, 04:45:01 PM
I see heims on both ends and no anti-roll apparatus, is that bolt dead on centerline?
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 20, 2013, 07:44:06 PM
It's below the centerlibe
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Wingman on April 20, 2013, 08:23:01 PM
Curious to know the reason for the bend in the LCAs.  Longer shock length?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: jacel86 on April 20, 2013, 09:10:58 PM
Shock mount needs to be lower on the arm when mounting up where it is. Trophy truck tip#1
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Wingman on April 21, 2013, 06:56:36 AM
Does that keep the arm from trying to roll over?
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on April 21, 2013, 09:44:42 AM
On compression yes. But when below centerline it'll tend to roll on rebound.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 21, 2013, 10:51:51 AM
I would almost dissagree with that statement.... But a lot going on there....   Wonder if the damping really over comes gravity and spring force.  And I guess limit straps are a must for tire lifting slow crawling.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 22, 2013, 08:57:15 AM
both ends linked and 4 bumps mounted. 



some heavy tacs and this guy will be ready to sit on tires. 

Run last hood line, mount some coils, and she will be a ride height roller.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: cracker on April 22, 2013, 09:01:26 AM
she is looking very sweet.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on April 22, 2013, 10:30:06 AM
I'm digging it. Needs some seats to make vroom vroom noises from.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 22, 2013, 02:35:50 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/23/ybyze3ez.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/23/amuje8y9.jpg)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: rejeep on April 22, 2013, 02:37:48 PM
finally some pictures where vertigo isnt an issue
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on April 22, 2013, 09:46:46 PM
Looking Good !!
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 25, 2013, 01:21:11 AM
Looking at master disconnect switches on summit, any recommendations? Part I shouldn't skimp on.

Found this:

http://m.summitracing.com/parts/mor-74106
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 25, 2013, 01:21:28 AM
Thanks gif!!!
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 25, 2013, 01:28:02 AM
What is an acceptable range of continuous amp rating and voltage compatibility?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on April 25, 2013, 07:39:39 AM
Does it say in the rules if a switch is needed? Push button seems weird.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 26, 2013, 10:09:17 AM
Yeah I'd rather a switch.

Also might be buying 35" Maxxis Razr SCR's on from the Balducci's for line mountain :)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on April 27, 2013, 08:28:39 PM
2 of these showed up at my house today.

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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 28, 2013, 04:55:25 PM
i have the PN for the summit one, dont get anything less
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 29, 2013, 10:04:13 AM
i have the PN for the summit one, dont get anything less

Cool think I'm about ready for a summit order.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 06, 2013, 08:43:11 AM
Hood lines tacked hopefully rolling it out on bumps tonight!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/06/dy4ujune.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/06/u3yzu6eh.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/06/pe6aga5e.jpg)
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 07, 2013, 08:57:53 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/07/y7ube5a2.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/07/enepevy9.jpg)

Rolled it out last night and onto the lift for suspension work tonight
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on May 07, 2013, 09:02:35 AM
this thing looks like a 900hp vet on green
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: rejeep on May 07, 2013, 09:03:45 AM
is that a bigger than average cell?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on May 07, 2013, 09:05:00 AM
32 gallon, same i run
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 08, 2013, 10:09:41 AM
Thinking of ditching the trailing arms in the rear and mounting rear shocks to the axle. Keep it simple stupid!
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 08, 2013, 10:10:07 AM
Mike mike maybe get your input on this after moe's?
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on May 08, 2013, 10:11:47 AM
Reduce all loads on shock along with spring rate and calving needs; reduce wheel travel, meh?


Tapatalking in traffic
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 08, 2013, 10:35:38 AM
Reduce all loads on shock along with spring rate and calving needs; reduce wheel travel, meh?


Tapatalking in traffic

Sat scratching our heads for quite a while with no good solution. Bomber car has some questionably weak designs smike doesn't feel comfortable using.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 10, 2013, 09:23:03 AM
Custom torque converter ordered from Figspeed, 2300-2700 stall 600 HP max, built in adapter for old school TH400 to Gen 3 V8. We'll see how it does.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on May 10, 2013, 09:52:46 AM
Along with a built TH400 I think you'll do very well with that.

I read something recently that Ried has started making SFI cases for the TH400. I don't think I've heard of any U4 cars actually scattering a trans or TC but it might be an option to think about if you have the  budget for it.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 10, 2013, 10:20:22 AM
This?

http://www.jegs.com/i/Reid-Racing/789/BH001/10002/-1?parentProductId=1152846

Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: KingtheZJ on May 10, 2013, 10:40:13 AM
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/general-4x4-discussion/1115800-reid-racing-turbo-400-build-up-jason-scherer-maximum-transmissions.html
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on May 10, 2013, 11:12:19 AM
we broke a trans in half when we crashed at Jeffs.  solid floors keep things happy for a while.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on May 10, 2013, 12:03:13 PM
I'm not sure even an SFI rated trans case will put up with a suspension link folding into it


Tapatalking in traffic
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on May 15, 2013, 11:37:23 AM
front shocks mounted last night.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: dubt on May 15, 2013, 01:01:59 PM
Car is looking good
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on May 16, 2013, 08:08:09 PM
I love the look of the tires and rims!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on May 16, 2013, 11:48:52 PM
Car is on springs
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 17, 2013, 08:37:03 AM
75.5" roof at ride height
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on May 17, 2013, 08:47:20 AM
Is that tall? or Not?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on May 17, 2013, 08:48:37 AM
looks tall next to 572


about the same as 571
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on May 17, 2013, 08:49:43 AM
hood lines are kinda high,  but its still got the same cab floor to roof height as profender4seat and 571
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 17, 2013, 08:51:02 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/17/4u3esese.jpg)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on May 17, 2013, 08:55:25 AM
Excellend solution.

Where are the pics on springs?
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 20, 2013, 09:34:09 AM
Torque Converter Specs:

New Torrington bearings
New impeller hub
New pilot
New turbine hub
Fully Heli brazed fins
360 degree laser cut mounting ring with dual bolt patterns.
High pressure leak test & balanced
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on May 20, 2013, 08:10:15 PM
Excellend solution.

Where are the pics on springs?

ya,  lets see some pics !!
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 21, 2013, 07:23:27 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/22/ygyzered.jpg)

Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: rejeep on May 23, 2013, 10:16:54 AM
nice
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on May 23, 2013, 10:27:55 AM
Looking good.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 23, 2013, 10:37:04 AM
Gif do you have the pn for non expensive psc the orbital steering valve?
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 23, 2013, 10:45:18 AM
I assume there are different part numbers for different cc/ci values.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: KingtheZJ on May 23, 2013, 04:48:26 PM
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/axles-tires-wheels-sale/1130857-dana-60-u-joint-snap-rings.html

snap rings
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on May 23, 2013, 05:00:32 PM
I bought mine from a guy on Hardline Crawlers, I think it was cheap.

http://www.hardlinecrawlers.com/forums/index.php?topic=21249.0  Looks like $235
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on May 23, 2013, 07:12:50 PM
Gif do you have the pn for non expensive psc the orbital steering valve?

I have the char Lynn catalog PDF.    But you still need to calculate your flow needs.

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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on May 24, 2013, 09:46:51 AM
Updated with PDF.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on May 24, 2013, 09:58:11 AM
Design Tool

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Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 28, 2013, 02:13:29 PM
Setting the deadline now for this thing to be drivable/trail worthy: 7/13 (Bloomsburg, PA 4 Wheel Jamboree Nationals) My birthday weekend, entering in show and shine and "debuting" to friends and family who yearly attend the show.

Race worthy: 8/23 (RCrocs Race #3)
Racing this hawg!

Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 28, 2013, 02:14:28 PM
Design Tool

Thanks Gif! I'll have to play around with this. Already got my hydraulic ram.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on May 28, 2013, 03:14:17 PM
threw probably 15-20' of tube at this guy last night starting to fill in the little bits.  looking like a race car.  good progress.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 29, 2013, 01:05:40 PM
Gif do you have the pn for non expensive psc the orbital steering valve?

I have the char Lynn catalog PDF.    But you still need to calculate your flow needs.

I want Eaton PN 8618-004 (9.7 ci/steering wheel turn)

Where'd you order yours from?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on May 29, 2013, 08:52:09 PM
i got both of mine from ebay using char lynn P/N   

Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 30, 2013, 10:46:58 AM
i got both of mine from ebay using char lynn P/N   

Ah I was searching the gerotor part number not the assembly. Prices are higher than PSC through most online distributors for CL #211-1050 but there are def a bunch of orbitals on ebay i have to sift through.

Found a series 10:

http://www.eaton.com/Eaton/ProductsServices/Hydraulics/Steering/PCT_261341

Going to call about displacement as it is a two speed. Good price on eBay though.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 30, 2013, 11:09:39 AM
Look at this on eBay:

Eaton Charlynn 200-0075-002 Industrial/Ag Steering Valve Motor Orbitrol NEW

http://bit.ly/16szqpf
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 30, 2013, 05:15:03 PM
Look at this on eBay:

Eaton Charlynn 200-0075-002 Industrial/Ag Steering Valve Motor Orbitrol NEW

http://bit.ly/16szqpf

Bah after searching high and low found out it is 28 ci disp. Wayyyy too big!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on May 30, 2013, 09:22:56 PM
i think for the $100 you might save on ebay,  I would just buy a new one that fits your needs and save some time and hassle if you get a dud...

Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on June 10, 2013, 01:25:34 PM
more progress on this guy last night.  B pillars in, floor tube done in pass compartment, and all but one tube in the C cross done.  looking good.

front fire wall, seats and dash next
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on June 10, 2013, 03:23:31 PM
Orbital found, summit order placed, spicer 1350 u joints arrived.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on June 11, 2013, 08:50:41 AM
seats mounted mostly, more tube in!
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on June 11, 2013, 10:49:37 AM
Radiators going in both cars tonight maybe?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: matt on June 12, 2013, 12:18:17 PM
Radiators going in both cars tonight maybe?

And the race is on!!!!!!!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on June 12, 2013, 12:34:52 PM
meh, we grilled and drank beer haha



got a dash bar on matts car and some tube tacked in on my car. 

scopped out a plan for his radiator, mine will be a pain.  looked at fans and such


changed a ball joint in a TJ

Welded a truss to a Toyta axle 


typical M4 night haha :)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on June 13, 2013, 12:34:03 PM
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/axles-tires-wheels-sale/1327514-245-70-19-5-goodyears.html 
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on June 13, 2013, 01:17:50 PM
Super cheap!!


Tapatalking in traffic
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on June 13, 2013, 01:54:44 PM
matts hawg will be ridding dirty on 19.5s soon

id buy those for the steers, some spares, and get new caps for the rear

Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on June 13, 2013, 05:38:08 PM
Calling tonight? Can anyone pick them up?
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on June 14, 2013, 09:27:35 AM
Snagged for $125 +$125ish shipping.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on June 14, 2013, 10:35:03 AM
Old tyahs for supa-cheeeeep!


Tapatalking in traffic
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on June 18, 2013, 09:47:26 AM
Simple trans tunnel tacked in. Firewall tonight!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on June 18, 2013, 10:33:25 AM
ya the tunnel and flloors and firewalls are going to be way easier than any car i have ever done


looking good.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on June 19, 2013, 03:55:23 PM
$100 orbital on pirate turned out to be a 5 ci pile from 1997 = no good! Ordering from Hardline guy.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on June 25, 2013, 11:50:55 PM
more tube and a brake assemble mounted tonight
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: etk300ex on June 26, 2013, 08:55:19 AM
$100 orbital on pirate turned out to be a 5 ci pile from 1997 = no good! Ordering from Hardline guy.

Shocker! lol
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on June 26, 2013, 07:18:41 PM
i think for the $100 you might save on ebay,  I would just buy a new one that fits your needs and save some time and hassle if you get a dud...

Ditto
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on June 28, 2013, 09:50:31 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/28/4aru5a7u.jpg)

Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on June 28, 2013, 09:54:59 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/28/4eqyby7u.jpg)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M on June 28, 2013, 10:13:27 AM
Those tires look so awesome!  Bet they wont last long on the street if put on a daily driver.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on June 28, 2013, 10:20:06 AM
They're a sticky. They'd probably last tens of miles on pavement at highway speed before being bald. Maybe hundreds. Maybe.


Tapatalking in traffic
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on July 23, 2013, 04:51:44 PM
http://www.racereadyproducts.com/automatic-shifters/winters-rock-crawler-shifter/

Thinking this would make quick reverses easier.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on July 23, 2013, 05:00:00 PM
You getting a reverse pattern valve body?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on July 23, 2013, 05:03:51 PM
If it would allow me to get into reverse easier when standing straight on end yes
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on July 25, 2013, 10:10:23 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/25/qyhyvyby.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/25/yqedenut.jpg)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on July 25, 2013, 10:13:18 AM
Looks like it will be ready for racing in 2015.  ;D
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on July 25, 2013, 10:21:15 AM
just like yours!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on July 25, 2013, 10:21:53 AM
Hey come on its only been 5 months ;)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on July 25, 2013, 10:56:54 AM
I could build 2 more by 2015 race season, and sell them.  ;D
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on July 25, 2013, 10:58:28 AM
I could build 2 more by 2015 race season, and sell them.  ;D

Lame..., wheel/race them!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on July 25, 2013, 12:37:39 PM
I could build 2 more by 2015 race season, and sell them.  ;D


for 6500$     not 30-40K     8)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on July 25, 2013, 02:36:55 PM
I could build 2 more by 2015 race season, and sell them.  ;D


for 6500$     not 30-40K     8)

$30k if you include the truck and trailer.   
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on July 25, 2013, 02:54:52 PM
Now way is my buggy only worth $10k sir.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on July 25, 2013, 03:04:44 PM
Now way is my buggy only worth $10k sir.

Nope, I was kidding.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on July 26, 2013, 11:38:44 AM
Orbital ordered from Jon at Tri State Hydraulics.

Small world he is friends with Chicky Barton and is selling that blue #22 rear engine single seater for $15k

9.8ci
Non-load reaction w/ internal relief valve set at 2300 psi
Open Center

$250 shipped

And just sold a pair of gutted yj full doors frames yesterday and misc door junk/inner skins from J&J for $235 (initial investment $25)

Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on July 30, 2013, 10:52:09 AM
Got some sweet new LED headlights for  Cadmar (buggy's name). Also have a plan for mounting coolers in sweet roomy engine bay instead of under rear radiator. Oil/ps fluid dual circuit cooler mounted directly over ps res and oil line.

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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on July 30, 2013, 10:56:01 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/30/ve9e3ymy.jpg)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on July 30, 2013, 11:46:23 AM
What's a cadmar?


Tapatalking in traffic
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on July 30, 2013, 11:48:05 AM
lame name sir!

real cars just have numbers!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: awl4928 on July 30, 2013, 12:06:47 PM
lame name sir!

real cars just have numbers!

St. Michael,  Dump Bus Sr and DBJr.  Are you saying those are not real cars.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on July 30, 2013, 12:07:40 PM
correct
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on July 30, 2013, 12:11:02 PM
Alicia came up with it, means "brave warrior" and also "from the east" in old Irish and Greek origin languages respectively. Thought that was pretty neat idk.

Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on July 30, 2013, 12:19:26 PM
i liked "lost bomber"
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on July 30, 2013, 12:20:12 PM
Cadmar the lost bomber from the east.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on July 30, 2013, 12:29:08 PM
(http://image9.spreadshirt.com/image-server/v1/compositions/106247728/views/1,width=178,height=178,appearanceId=258/I-LOVE-MY-RACE-CAR-T-Shirts.jpg)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: dubt on July 30, 2013, 12:40:42 PM
That's awesom Smike

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 4 Beta

Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: KingtheZJ on July 30, 2013, 01:05:56 PM
Cadmar the lost bomber from the east.

like
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on July 30, 2013, 01:14:16 PM
(http://image9.spreadshirt.com/image-server/v1/compositions/106247728/views/1,width=178,height=178,appearanceId=258/I-LOVE-MY-RACE-CAR-T-Shirts.jpg)

rofl!


Tapatalking in traffic
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Nick on July 30, 2013, 02:19:08 PM
Garafolo bros!!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on July 30, 2013, 03:24:16 PM
Maybe Aleshia will come over and work on the buggy while matt is at the beach the rest of the week in NJ



hhahaha
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: KingtheZJ on July 30, 2013, 03:44:08 PM
Alicia

Aleshia

holy name butcher
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on July 30, 2013, 03:53:47 PM
does it really matter?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on July 30, 2013, 03:55:29 PM
Or the other Garofalo brother!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on July 30, 2013, 04:08:58 PM
Speaking of the other Garafalo brother, someone called me looking to fill sweet $15/hr non-comission sales jobs dropping his name.


Tapatalking in traffic
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on July 30, 2013, 04:12:03 PM
does it really matter?

Hahahahaha, thats funny.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: carchameleon on July 31, 2013, 12:19:27 PM
Speaking of the other Garafalo brother, someone called me looking to fill sweet $15/hr non-comission sales jobs dropping his name.


Tapatalking in traffic
I got that call too,  but after I heard his name I thought about it and asked where they were calling from...   haha
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on July 31, 2013, 12:31:52 PM
Where were they calling from? I was outside dealing with dogsittings and missed that bit.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on July 31, 2013, 12:37:28 PM
i ignored 3 different 570 numbers this week, no message
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on July 31, 2013, 12:41:41 PM
(570) 267-1820
Carbondale, PA

Nice that they're spamming all of us.

Now I really want to know who the fuck it is and why.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on July 31, 2013, 12:57:08 PM
570 267 0802
570 561 0750
570 230 2925


all almost exactly 24hrs apart, figured it was timewarner or allied steel buildings that refuses to take me off some list
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on July 31, 2013, 04:04:46 PM
Wow weird.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on July 31, 2013, 04:04:58 PM
No one called me
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on July 31, 2013, 04:10:13 PM
And I'm his brother lol
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: etk300ex on July 31, 2013, 04:15:44 PM
hes selling you guys out for cash!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on August 15, 2013, 10:08:41 AM
Orbital mounted, fuel cell mounted with straps, headlights mounted, winch plate mounted, dual cooling units mounted, intake plumbed, computer tuned and mounted, detachable front cross member mounted, battery box made.

Engine skid and trans mount next before full chassis weld.

Need two more 14b pinions and yokes.

Bah! Have to go to MI for work next week!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on August 15, 2013, 12:46:53 PM
this was the best buy i could find back in Jan last time i bought some

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310176018969&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:1123 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on August 18, 2013, 12:40:27 AM
http://rochester.craigslist.org/cto/4001804993.html
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on August 21, 2013, 11:08:09 AM
Trailer plate will be here tomorrow!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on August 30, 2013, 10:32:20 AM
Most of Trans mount hashed out last night. Need to fit and finish and tac weld on.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on August 30, 2013, 11:32:18 AM
Where's your trailer?


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on August 30, 2013, 11:33:21 AM
At Erie station village for parking approval. Was not approved.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on August 30, 2013, 12:02:01 PM
I am shocked :)

I know a place just of the road... There's some shitty wedge parked out back.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: etk300ex on August 30, 2013, 12:07:38 PM
jeez they couldn't spare an extra 8 parking spaces
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on September 03, 2013, 03:38:22 PM
They actually thought about it and then upper management said no because the place I'd park it is where they put snow in the winter.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on September 05, 2013, 10:38:52 AM
Frame close to being full welded! Rear suspension design change planned and transmission plan in place!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on September 05, 2013, 11:03:32 AM
i welded on the front upper chassis link mounts / plates last night after you and ryan left, looks pretty good.


needs a skid / 10 min more of welding and chassis is ready for paint / assembly
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on September 09, 2013, 03:39:40 PM
6 gallons of Swepco-714 SAE 30W transmission fluid ordered directly from TX

1410 yokes, u bolts, and joints ordered for HD rear shaft.

1410 and 1350 slip yokes pillaged at J&J

Spare DRW 14 Bolt acquired for $Free.95
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on September 30, 2013, 05:13:44 PM
Material acquired for hood, roof, and belly skid at surplus today!


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 07, 2013, 08:18:19 AM
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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on October 08, 2013, 02:10:52 PM
right side up, on the lift, and has a motor, trans, and tcase in it o mY!


Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on October 08, 2013, 03:09:54 PM
w0w!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on October 08, 2013, 03:30:39 PM
couple things have been fighting Matt getting this guy back rolling.


we had to pull the motor out again and use the porta ram to open up the engine mounts- something tweaked 1/2" when we welded it.

same with trans tail mount, got all wonky

Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on October 08, 2013, 03:32:26 PM
Is it painted yet?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on October 08, 2013, 03:34:04 PM
not gona paint till floors / fire walls / harness mounts/ side tin tabs done.


basically before its wired, plumbed, tined it will get painted.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 08, 2013, 03:44:53 PM

Is it painted yet?

Nope


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on October 08, 2013, 10:26:46 PM
Matt got mad :)


its a roller again
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 08, 2013, 10:32:05 PM
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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: dubt on October 08, 2013, 11:44:01 PM
Sweet shake down run soon. ...
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 09, 2013, 01:06:16 AM
Shooting to pull it out of the shop beginning of November.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on October 09, 2013, 10:22:40 AM
shoot for shakedown at Rausch! 10 days, c'mon.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 09, 2013, 10:42:22 AM
If people want to come and help sure! hopefully won't feel like shat anymore by tomorrow. Got a long way to go and it needs paint before going to Rausch and getting rusty/muddy.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: jaysenodell on October 09, 2013, 10:48:37 AM
I might just take you up on that.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on October 09, 2013, 11:11:49 AM
At the rate I'm going, I'll be lucky to have a brake line taken care of and a serviceable trailer by the time of this trip :-/


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on October 09, 2013, 11:14:30 AM
"help" gets in the way always in my experience, i guess thats just me
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on October 09, 2013, 12:21:00 PM
X2
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on October 10, 2013, 06:23:01 PM
have you seen this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twIZnaesN14

Watch how flat the Bomber chassis stays!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 10, 2013, 06:47:13 PM

have you seen this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twIZnaesN14

Watch how flat the Bomber chassis stays!

Yeah just watched that last night. Randy's cars are spot on especially with a perfect suspension tune.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 14, 2013, 09:14:50 AM
Smike made some badass backyard mech driveshafts this weekend. Lathe was hawging some material! Spicer joints all pounded in.
Made a sweet pillow block bearing moun.

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All shafts made, floor and firewalls next.


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Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 14, 2013, 09:20:31 AM
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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on October 14, 2013, 10:24:19 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/14/2utaqedu.jpg)

why not just run those asis? they look fine
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on October 14, 2013, 10:29:54 AM
finding 1410 in j&j was a good find!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 14, 2013, 10:34:48 AM

finding 1410 in j&j was a good find!

And the 1350 8.8 flange adapter bonus item on the ford shaft!


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on October 14, 2013, 11:04:04 AM
niceness!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on October 14, 2013, 11:06:59 AM
Craigslist says "slightly used condition"
Looking good
Getting close to go time
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 21, 2013, 03:21:25 PM
Seat mounts finished, floors started.

Got grade 10.9 engine bolts for mounts. Putting those on and headers tonight so we can start designing the exhaust. Exhaust tubing and Dynomax race bullet muffler ready to be cut and welded.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on October 22, 2013, 08:48:18 PM
http://www.surpluscenter.com/Hydraulics/
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 22, 2013, 09:14:16 PM

http://www.surpluscenter.com/Hydraulics/

Thanks!


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 24, 2013, 09:09:26 AM
-Fuel cell straps tacked in
-Battery tray full welded (by me! Lol) and tacked in.
-Dash tacked in.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on October 24, 2013, 09:26:58 AM
http://www.surpluscenter.com/Hydraulics/


crazy prices on hoses.  F   


1/5 of what i paid. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 24, 2013, 09:43:04 AM
Picking up a sweet set of 37" Goodyear Wrangler MTR's on aluminum 17" JK wheels from Anthony in CT for woods racing and short course!


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on October 25, 2013, 12:24:51 AM
lets get this pile moving already


:)



wires fixed
matt fucked with a dash pannel
hydro lines measured
fittings for fuel and springs discussed

Ryan get Matt pair of 100 14"s and 150 14"s  for 2.5s'
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 26, 2013, 09:08:47 PM
This farm truck engine started on the first try. Headers and race bullet sound great 8)


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on October 26, 2013, 09:37:16 PM
Yup 8)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: etk300ex on October 27, 2013, 05:40:38 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 28, 2013, 10:22:09 AM
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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on October 29, 2013, 03:00:49 PM
straights 3/8 24 - straight - 3/8 24    straight H8553    need (2)

Tees  End 1 Type/Size of Fitting:   Junction - (2) 3/8-24
End 2 Fitting Material:   Treated Steel
End 2 Type/Size of Fitting:   Female - 3/8-24    3 way block H36778 need (2)


End 1 Type/Size of Fitting:   Banjo - 0.4375
End 2 Fitting Material:   Treated Steel
End 2 Type/Size of Fitting:   Female - 3/8-24   15" long front hose H80965 need (2)    looking for longer ones still


H380534
H380533   say 10mm banjo, 24" long instock advance  left and right


Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on October 30, 2013, 10:53:59 AM
sweet M4 shifter installed last night
fuel line shutoffs done
started on some wires
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on October 31, 2013, 02:18:26 PM
http://www.walmart.com/ip/XO-Vision-XD103-FM-and-MP3-Stereo-Receiver-with-USB-Port-and-SD-Card-Slot/19854261

buy that to play undergarment dropping tunes in this ride
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: etk300ex on October 31, 2013, 02:28:19 PM
thats the same unit i got in the toyota! 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 31, 2013, 02:59:07 PM
Wow it does exist!


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 31, 2013, 03:04:10 PM
Wow it does exist!


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on November 01, 2013, 09:45:13 AM
fuel lines / valves ran to cell last night
fuel pump mounted
disconnect dash tube / panned run and mounted
over flow tank plumbed
tires back on, rolled off the lift.


New Frated tires and wheels mounted on enclosed trailer
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on November 01, 2013, 09:49:37 AM

fuel lines / valves ran to cell last night
fuel pump mounted
disconnect dash tube / panned run and mounted
over flow tank plumbed
tires back on, rolled off the lift.


New Frated tires and wheels mounted on enclosed trailer

Rust removed from all pulleys and new $50 ac Delco engine belt installed.., F!


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on November 01, 2013, 09:53:17 AM
haha

Rapped by nuway counter as a walk in     :o
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on November 05, 2013, 09:35:39 AM
$100 worth of Brake lines and fittings ordered with 30% off advanced online coupon and Paypal loot from eBay jeep junk profit.

Hydro lines and fittings on the car.




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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on November 11, 2013, 11:43:26 AM
Buggy is 2wd run and drive status. Engine sounds great at idle. Gauge panel done need to wire fan and gauges.

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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on November 11, 2013, 11:49:42 AM
thank god no more pushing!


coils are great thanks to my engineering acqui eye calculations on the rear trailing arms
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M on November 11, 2013, 12:12:17 PM
get a small ATV or mower to do the pushing/pulling duties
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on November 11, 2013, 12:55:42 PM
not practical



have the Janitor for most things
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on November 12, 2013, 09:10:03 AM
Bah water temp and voltmeter didn't even turn on last night. Gotta return them. Lame


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on November 13, 2013, 09:47:11 AM
Front and rear suspension finished for trail testing minus longer link bolts. Rear droops out nicely, need to measure for limit straps and tie in bump stop mounts to the frame. Needs more tube in the rear somehow. Exhaust pulled last night to install O2 sensors, water temp sensor installed in block, 3 fans wired, front driveshaft changed for better angle, front and rear axles gone through and spider gears welded on the 60, rear 14b Detroit works great for being older than I am :D

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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Nick on November 13, 2013, 12:00:06 PM
Topsy turvy 3.2!!!!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: matt on November 13, 2013, 12:21:23 PM
Looking good.  Is there any bracing on the bump cans?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on November 13, 2013, 12:38:16 PM
Looking good man
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on November 13, 2013, 03:02:31 PM
Will be shopping for sway bars soon. Liquid Iron carries some nice stuff.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on November 13, 2013, 04:44:19 PM
bump cans and some chassis tubes braces have been left out until rear suspention and sway bar is in

axles centered up and rear suspention full welded.  soon as exhaust is back in, should be ready for rip around #3 at a good pace
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on November 13, 2013, 09:50:22 PM
My sway bar has been holding up pretty well. Cant vouch for HighSpeed Driving... my jeep tops out at maybe 35ish.

But lots of flex when crawling and lots of flop and roll action since installation.

Poly Performance
Currie antirock universal kit.
http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/Universal-Antirock-Sway-Bar-Kits-p-17993.html (http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/Universal-Antirock-Sway-Bar-Kits-p-17993.html)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on November 13, 2013, 11:39:07 PM
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1288513

Good potential issue that got brought up in my pirate thread. Seems to have happened on a bunch Of rigs with fans blowing on fuel cells. Cell ends up acting as a heat sink and in turn boils fuel under vacuum at fuel pump inlet. Cavitation ruins pumps after awhile.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Wingman on November 14, 2013, 07:54:00 AM
Run it and see if it is a problem.  Probably won't be until the dead of summer.  Or just make a heat shield now.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on November 14, 2013, 09:53:21 AM
get of pirate and get back in the shop to finish this thing
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on November 14, 2013, 09:53:58 AM
Did you even read the thread


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on November 14, 2013, 09:56:02 AM
skimmed words, got a headace with pirate people taking about fuel and boiling vapor temp, saw no pictures to make my own assessment, moved on.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on November 14, 2013, 11:13:35 AM
Chief of not learning from others' mistakes but getting lucky about things anyway.



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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on November 14, 2013, 12:41:42 PM
don't confuse luck with common sense
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on November 14, 2013, 12:46:07 PM
holy fuel inlet batman

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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Nick on November 14, 2013, 03:09:24 PM
That's the anti spill cap
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on November 18, 2013, 10:03:32 AM
Buggy is getting close to being trail worthy for this weekend at Rausch Creek!

Needs:
Rest of floors and firewalls
Gauges and tidy up wires and hoses
Tighten up jam nuts on links
Tighten up ram cylinders
Fuel cell vent
Seats mounted
Harnesses
Mount skid plate
Side tins
Fill shocks and oil up sliders
Paint
Lights (maybe)
Install winch (maybe)

Need to make a spare tire carrier and mount the the spare on my 5th WE wheel.

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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: etk300ex on November 18, 2013, 10:05:05 AM
don't confuse luck with common sense

lol
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: KingtheZJ on November 18, 2013, 10:10:17 AM
i feel like that tire placement is gonna suck for RC tree clearance.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Wingman on November 18, 2013, 10:24:00 AM
That list could be much shorter for wreck status...

Does this thing fit in your trailer?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on November 18, 2013, 10:54:01 AM

That list could be much shorter for wreck status...

Does this thing fit in your trailer?

Yeah have to use the ramps for the wheel well that's all.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on November 18, 2013, 11:08:09 AM
Car is looking good.


Monster Engine skid, motor mount and front air bump tie in was some serous work yesterday.


def added some lbs to the car lol
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on November 18, 2013, 10:05:20 PM
Lets wheel this Pig! ;D
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on November 19, 2013, 09:59:26 AM
couple issues noted last night


we had the coils sitting on the dual rates- i was dumb and didnt notice that.  Front needs 150s swapped from current 100s uppers, a wee soft but should be fine for a trip
front 60 yoke is about the same clearance as 571 to the engine sub    ::)
the 3 / 5 gages that work are not hooked up-
no tins but floors and fire walls 95% done
no tins roof or hood
wires and hoses tidy'd up

Do list:
Link nuts, adjust front pinion angle / placement / front brake line ties near coils
Fix hydro hose ties
Fire wall piece behind petals
seats need to be bolted in, harness tabs need to be welded in
shocks / bumps need to be air'd up
should at least have water temp and hook oil idiot light up
mount winch
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on November 19, 2013, 10:17:40 AM
It is looking good.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Harrison on November 19, 2013, 04:37:06 PM
Dammit! Gonna miss another buggy shakedown.

This thing does like awesome. Can't wait to see it in action
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on November 20, 2013, 01:33:15 PM
Another late night

Seats and harness's bolted in
Shocks and bumps charged- front springs look ok now
radiator overflow hose fixed
steering res mounted
fuel cell vent ran


relocate hydro lines to side of upper link
kick front pinion down a little
lock link jam nuts
bolt skid and poly on
needs fuel



no gages
no tins
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on November 20, 2013, 01:34:44 PM
HF gauges acquired for $15!

Need to route vacuum to TH400


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on November 20, 2013, 03:07:25 PM
nice does it have the 1/2" NPT adaptor thingy that i gave to troy so i didnt have it last night lol 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on November 20, 2013, 03:08:12 PM
Yeah


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on November 21, 2013, 11:08:04 AM
boogered 1/4NPT /Metric pipe thread on side of head last night trying to install adaprtor for makeshift gages.  need to drill out and tap to 3/8NPT bah.

Car ready minus tins and fix coolant gage / top off coolant system.  Got hot and went into limp- think too much of an air slug got in when i was fubaring the coolant port.


Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on November 22, 2013, 10:04:33 AM
Sheared power steering pump shaft at 9pm last night testing in lawn. Pulley felt loose since I got the engine, new one is right and tight, steering is even better than before. No return to center at all. That may be an issue for racing. Coolant issue fixed. Loaded in trailer and ready to rock!


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: etk300ex on November 22, 2013, 10:23:46 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: luvmyxj on November 22, 2013, 01:11:40 PM
nice does it have the 1/2" NPT adaptor thingy that i gave to troy so i didnt have it last night lol
hah, i woulda never solved that mystery without it
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on December 01, 2013, 10:11:08 AM
This thing did awesome at Rausch! Every line I tried in the comp course was scaled with ease. Got some new aluminum Liquid Iron Industries mirrors from Tim that held up nice in the woods. Both sides of Trail 5 hill climb were attempted. Walked up the left denied on the right. Broke a front shock shaft from the coils rubbing on the high steer arms. Knew this coming in but wow didn't think the shaft would break from the springs rubbing on the high steer arm. Big thanks to Mike Snyder at Down and Dirty Offroad for letting me use his shop and time to put another shock shaft in. Next stop is the Twisted Toys 4x4 Club Christmas Toy Drive at Wayne's World in Corning, NY next weekend. Lots of rock bounce style hill climbs and such always a great time.

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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on December 02, 2013, 09:41:02 AM
when dropped out and full lock contact with solid high steer arm to lower coil retainer is what sheared the shaft.  Was really nice that was the only part damaged.  Apparently that is a 25$ part installed at DnD.   Great guys.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on December 03, 2013, 09:29:52 AM
shock rebuilt last night

bolt axle mounts burned and ground off

new tabs made better.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: etk300ex on December 03, 2013, 09:31:36 AM
more better
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on December 09, 2013, 08:39:44 AM
This thing did awesome hill killin' yesterday, no issues but I'm sure I'll find something once I get all the mud off. Both Yukon Superjoints were loose when checked before the trip though, spiders are loose in the caps not caps in shafts. This is the second run on them anyone else have this issue so early on? Erik?

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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on December 09, 2013, 08:57:34 AM
Tim from LII thinks they just need grease. Definitely have to grease them before every trip.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on December 09, 2013, 09:07:48 AM
stop calling u joint crosses spiders lol   
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: etk300ex on December 09, 2013, 09:33:02 AM
that is confusing lol
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on December 09, 2013, 09:35:35 AM
this car rips.


looks great.
has a great sound also.


the ladies were on it!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: etk300ex on December 09, 2013, 09:41:41 AM
to cold for cones though :-\
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on December 09, 2013, 09:45:39 AM
very much so.

sweet shakedown cruise though. I like those when they show no issues.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on December 09, 2013, 10:02:23 AM
couple painted on jeans
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on December 09, 2013, 10:25:41 AM
including a couple that maybe shouldn'a been... but to each their own! :)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on December 09, 2013, 10:51:58 AM
Anyone want to let me borrow a tag trailer to take this dirty hog to a car wash? PPP on my part no place to wash this damn thing.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Wingman on December 09, 2013, 11:32:21 AM
You're welcome to mine but it's probably too far...
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: etk300ex on December 09, 2013, 11:34:43 AM
same here
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on December 13, 2013, 10:29:44 AM
Time for Matt to buy some sweet used coils!(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/13/ezu5a6az.jpg)


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on December 13, 2013, 10:34:34 AM
Those look to be 2.5" coils, you need 3" coils
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on December 16, 2013, 10:07:50 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/16/vubyhu2e.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/16/hu8uheda.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/16/ru5e4u2e.jpg)

My kinda Christmas lights. Intellitronix white LED gauges installed and Ruff Stuff light bar.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on December 16, 2013, 11:54:44 AM
do they have idiot light capability? I like digital for accuracy, but needles can be easier to glance at. I wouldn't mind digital if I could make a turns-yellow and a turns-red set point; I know some do that. It looks like there's an outer sweep on these (judging by  RPM gauge) though and that's pretty nice.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on December 16, 2013, 11:58:49 AM
oil has a light we added
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on December 16, 2013, 12:03:54 PM
Matt my old joints were nitro x calibers
They actually seemed to hold tight for a while... and I was def not diligent about the grease.
I noticed major wear after water wheeling... walts especially.
Biggest difference IMO is your wheelspeed VS Mine.
Im a crawler for the most part shit seems to last longer.

Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on December 16, 2013, 01:04:51 PM
more HP but less gear means a bit more shock   8)


Bassed on matts experience so far, i will never buy another yukon product. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: SlvrJK on December 16, 2013, 09:51:22 PM
Gauges look sweet!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on December 17, 2013, 09:11:59 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/17/maty8e3u.jpg)

Going to inquire about these for Christmas present to me maybe. These are the same tire balls Shannon Campbell uses as well as military applications.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on January 08, 2014, 09:16:38 AM
New PS pump and Eaton orbital on and car steers again.

-GPS ordered
-Ruff Stuff trick tabs ordered for body panels
-Limit straps ordered
-New rear coils arrived

Got some work to do!



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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on January 09, 2014, 07:24:00 AM
Get to it son...
The desert waits for no man!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 09, 2014, 08:56:06 AM
coils swapped around last night for some spring rate adjustments.  seems to be working out good. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: luvmyxj on January 14, 2014, 09:55:52 AM
bigelow just posted hes running these,but i only see them for atv/utv
http://www.atv.com/products/tire-blocks-run-flat-system-2235.html
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: etk300ex on January 14, 2014, 10:00:33 AM
bigelow is running a utv
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on January 16, 2014, 10:43:23 AM
Took this thing out on the RTI ramp at the Finger Lakes 4x4 club picnic. Next stop is Johnson Valley OHV for more testing and trail riding during KOH week.

Added Lifetime LED headlights and 80W CREE bars.
Bump pads made in the rear.

Limit straps ordered from Trail Gear.
Needs panels and spare tire mounted.
Might build an anti link twist bar on the rear lower links if I have time and the 5/8" rod ends come in from Ruff Stuff in time.
No swaybar really makes the car twist in the rear when you punch the gas. Need that as well!

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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on January 16, 2014, 08:53:56 PM
Good to see some ump pads on thurr


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 17, 2014, 10:37:09 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Quick-release-fire-extinguisher-roll-bar-mount-/151209122840
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: tony on January 17, 2014, 11:20:38 AM
for that price, that bracket is sexy... checkout
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 17, 2014, 11:22:34 AM
i just linked for the picture, I make 2 tonight in the shop.  dont have time for tire kicking ebayers

cant seem to find a better price for plasma consumables

http://www.harrisweldingsupplies.com/hypertherm-powermax-380-plasma-consumables.aspx
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: tony on January 17, 2014, 11:23:35 AM
make a third   :D
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 18, 2014, 12:44:59 AM
Fire ext mounts done
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on January 20, 2014, 07:36:32 AM
I always meant to run a bunch of those parts off on the Torchmate for easy weld together DIY Kits.
Anyone interested in buying if we did?

Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Wingman on January 20, 2014, 08:51:39 AM
I'd take one tube mount.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: KingtheZJ on January 20, 2014, 09:13:46 AM
i'll take 2 that mount flat.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on January 20, 2014, 01:06:35 PM
Ok cool.
I'll get something started.
The "tube mount design is just a 90 deg bend in some plate that uses hose clamps to attach to the cage and or the extinguisher.
But it can be substituted for a flat mounting plate instead.

Like this.
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We can cut some parts and mix and match mounting designs.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Wingman on January 20, 2014, 09:37:09 PM
I need the practice welding if you just want to cut the pieces.  Seems like tube piece and extinguisher piece should have more material so that it doesn't rock back and forth.  Maybe flare out a "T" of sorts top and bottom?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on January 21, 2014, 08:19:57 AM
Agreed
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 21, 2014, 09:09:26 AM
i used a piece of 2" 120 wall that fits on 1.75 tube

i have 2 on 572 that Pete from Right coast cut out on his table to look at also.


i found it is 10$ for 4 clamps and a 3/8" pin at Lowes per setup
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on January 21, 2014, 10:30:35 AM
Rear suspension upper mounts reconfigured. Much less angle all around and thicker upper shock mount tabs.

GPS installed
Horn installed
Front limit straps on
Some tubing added in the rear part of the chassis

Thicker 1/16" Aluminum acquired for tins

Have a plan and materials for spare tire mount.

9 used 37" Goodyear Wrangler MTR's sourced for this years go fast racing season.

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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Wingman on January 21, 2014, 10:45:27 AM
Hey, we've hijacked this thread for extinguisher mounts.  How dare you post about your build!   ;D

Nice stuff.  Getting down to the wire.  I'm excited for you guys!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on January 21, 2014, 12:43:46 PM
Lol.
Yea focker!
I love those gauges.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 21, 2014, 12:46:31 PM
gages a nice but a big hassel for the $$ spent

gage vendor though summit sucks- terrible support.  2 gages DOA
2 weeks to send back, they claim no issues, but decided to change two of the lenses because they were worn (new in box gages)
temperature sending units are very fragile, not really for racing.

Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on January 21, 2014, 12:56:08 PM
What day are you guys taking the cars to load?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 21, 2014, 02:03:36 PM
if we are taking them to Mike, probably Saturday when Matt goes to PA.

price locked mikes shop round trip, still waiting on extra to pick up at m4, Wednesday next week. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: rejeep on January 21, 2014, 02:12:38 PM
where in PA?
something caught my eye outside of phili  ::)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on January 21, 2014, 02:27:42 PM
Reading


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: rejeep on January 21, 2014, 02:40:08 PM
well I got something in 19468 Im interested in.. i would pay my share +
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 21, 2014, 03:36:35 PM
what is the something
 
open or enclosed required?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on January 21, 2014, 03:53:30 PM
Would rather not tow my enclosed in excessive salt


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on January 21, 2014, 04:24:32 PM
Would rather not tow my enclosed in excessive salt


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Would rather get excessive salt spray on your buggies that cost 10x what the trailer did?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on January 21, 2014, 08:45:10 PM
Buggies are gonna get salty regardless


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on January 21, 2014, 09:00:28 PM
Good point.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: rejeep on January 21, 2014, 09:43:01 PM
what is the something
 
open or enclosed required?

CJ6 hardtop

There is also a CJ6...  Two different towns and the guy needs a new computer or some shit like that.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on January 21, 2014, 09:59:48 PM
Buggies are being picked up and dropped off here now for $1700 so not going to pa. Cj6 ht sounds rare though !!


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: etk300ex on January 22, 2014, 10:01:08 AM
you guys will be lucky if you ever see your buggies again lol
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on January 22, 2014, 11:07:00 AM
Buggies are being picked up and dropped off here now for $1700 so not going to pa. Cj6 ht sounds rare though !!


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What day are they being picked up?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on January 22, 2014, 11:09:36 AM
1/30


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 23, 2014, 09:29:04 AM
rear limit straps in
rear tire carrier done
cell pulled and porto ram work done
fuel pump moved from new rear suspension work
shifter knob in


looking good.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on January 23, 2014, 09:58:43 AM
Looking at getting a set of these new beadlocks from Method for my MTR's.

http://www.methodracewheels.com/blogs/news/11790321-method-mr105-beadlock-first-look#sthash.g5tdOyLG.dpbs


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: etk300ex on January 23, 2014, 10:02:39 AM
now they make the double standard in 18"  dammit!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 23, 2014, 11:21:04 AM
this thing is looking race car pretty good now.  tins will look sexy
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: matt on January 23, 2014, 12:07:59 PM
They don't offer an 8 lug pattern in there 101 series.  Is that odd?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: etk300ex on January 23, 2014, 12:39:22 PM
they only made up to 17" forever
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 23, 2014, 12:48:42 PM
They don't offer an 8 lug pattern in there 101 series.  Is that odd?

They mostly make big 5 and big 6 for the trophy truck guys.

My experience is anything normal is 6-8months lead time.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: cracker on January 23, 2014, 12:54:46 PM
What are you guys going to do about Neutral Safety Switches to be RCRocs/LM legal?(I noticed Smikes question on RC4x4.com sorta got glossed over)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: etk300ex on January 23, 2014, 12:55:37 PM
there about the only ones that make non-big gay truck wheels.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 23, 2014, 12:56:43 PM
What are you guys going to do about Neutral Safety Switches to be RCRocs/LM legal?(I noticed Smikes question on RC4x4.com sorta got glossed over)

ignore it like i have for last 3 years haha

ill check didint know if anyone responded.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Wingman on January 23, 2014, 01:03:21 PM
What are you guys going to do about Neutral Safety Switches to be RCRocs/LM legal?(I noticed Smikes question on RC4x4.com sorta got glossed over)

Seems like this type of switch would be counter productive for any crawling...
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on January 23, 2014, 01:21:56 PM
What are you guys going to do about Neutral Safety Switches to be RCRocs/LM legal?(I noticed Smikes question on RC4x4.com sorta got glossed over)

Seems like this type of switch would be counter productive for any crawling...

would have saved his welder cart... :)

but I have been thinking of a shift gate.    I really want a way to go from fwd to rev in one motion.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on January 24, 2014, 11:23:55 AM
I have a sweet roof now. Hood is next.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on January 24, 2014, 12:03:58 PM
You guys around tomorrow afternoon? I want to come up, do you need anything?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on January 24, 2014, 01:04:34 PM
My square led light has a leak path and now has condensation inside.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 24, 2014, 01:06:28 PM
ya we will be around.  planning on pulling a MJ in early tomorrow morning, then back to buggies in the afternoon. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on January 24, 2014, 02:07:48 PM
My square led light has a leak path and now has condensation inside.


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16w spot or flood?

Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on January 24, 2014, 02:08:33 PM
Spot


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 26, 2014, 10:57:04 PM
looking good.

down to the details. 



Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on January 27, 2014, 10:20:15 AM
Wish I knew about this when mine was still a roller :(

http://ultra4racing.com/press-release/mavcoat-steel-shield-official-corrosion-inhibitor-of-ultra4/



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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: rejeep on January 27, 2014, 05:46:34 PM
A coating you cont have to clean before welding?

Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 28, 2014, 01:43:19 AM
vents run
hood pin'd
badass radio box made
axle tie downs / jack points welded on
tool bag ties welded in
front upper dash bolted in
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on January 28, 2014, 01:44:36 AM
All Wiring finished! Race mix and trail mix flash drive being created now!


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 28, 2014, 05:31:18 PM
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/axles-tires-wheels-sale/1611866-4-56-gears-dana-60-a.html

should buy this for spare parts.  cheap deal
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on January 29, 2014, 10:39:14 AM

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/axles-tires-wheels-sale/1611866-4-56-gears-dana-60-a.html

should buy this for spare parts.  cheap deal

PM sent


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on January 29, 2014, 10:40:25 AM
Dean Benner is having Viper coil bring two 300 16"x3" coils to the lakebed 8)


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on February 11, 2014, 10:12:01 AM
Car holds up pretty good in the whoops

needs high range and better air to radiator- runs hot

trans gage sender needs a ground


front shaft carrier bearing needs real fix / relocation / better steel

skid got peeled, winch cable got shorter.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on February 11, 2014, 10:17:15 AM

Car holds up pretty good in the whoops

needs high range and better air to radiator- runs hot

trans gage sender needs a ground


front shaft carrier bearing needs real fix / relocation / better steel

skid got peeled, winch cable got shorter.

Can't see over hood...

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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: rejeep on February 11, 2014, 10:52:35 AM
install a camera
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on February 11, 2014, 10:57:54 AM
And done.., ;p(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/11/muzu4a2y.jpg)


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on February 11, 2014, 11:13:45 AM
haha


changed out rears to 200/300 on lake bed also
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on February 26, 2014, 11:33:07 AM
RCROCS 1 Prep (Ideally lol)

Order goggles
Bumpers
Outerwear on air filter
Hood line lowered (haha)
Wire casing and clean up
Window nets
Spare Fluid box mounted
Trans vent and containment
Low oil pressure unit
Add tube to winch fairlead
Fix winch wiring, lock and hold issue
Tack Weld front DS yoke
T case shifters
Tree bars
37" tires with new wheels
Tool organized in one bag
Handle bars
Numbers
Go pro mount


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Wingman on February 26, 2014, 11:36:49 AM
37" tires with new wheels

 ???

Treps not working for you?
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on February 26, 2014, 11:37:55 AM
I'm buying 9 37" GY Wrangler MTR Kevlars to beat on for go fast only racing.

Treps are awesome but excessively heavy and too large for woods racing. I'll prob only use them for Dirt Riot in Shamokin.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on February 26, 2014, 11:39:01 AM
much less rocks on course this year

smaller tires help power to ground / handeling

shredding a couple BFG's much nicer than treps
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 04, 2014, 12:17:46 PM
http://m.summitracing.com/parts/reb-140-1280

Whole low oil pressure light system for under $20?


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on March 04, 2014, 10:00:22 PM
572's motor has lost 15psi of hot oil pressure since i have owned it.  id get a 10 or 12 psi switch instead of 20.  my 20 blinks at hot idle.  its annoying. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 04, 2014, 10:01:13 PM
Haha I thought so!


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 10, 2014, 10:13:57 AM
Trans temp sensor working, interested to see how warm she gets at Rausch in some go fast and big uphill rock trails. Going to be hitting it hard after to make the race 4/12!


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 17, 2014, 09:08:07 AM
Winching in the comp course with no winch brake or brakes = not fun


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on March 17, 2014, 09:52:16 AM
and a high stall converter that stalls the engine when rolling backwards doesnt help either.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 17, 2014, 09:55:46 AM
Yeah fail on that too. Frustrated


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on March 17, 2014, 09:59:04 AM
id be more agervated that the steering system is 100% the same as 572 and 571 and it continues to fail pumps. 



Should give a pump to gifford to take apart and figure out whats going on. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 17, 2014, 10:00:09 AM
I read up last night have some things to try with existing system.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 26, 2014, 03:15:38 PM
Steering system update:

Found metal flakes in fluid (needs flushing) I assume this is from the pump I wore out with my old non load reaction orbital. Never flushed for new pump/load reaction orbital put on.

Going to add a filter and a non remanufactured pump with something better than ATF as a fluid.

Some of you run the Tractor Supply stuff? Anyone have specs or details on what type? Heading there tonight before the FLX meeting.


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Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 26, 2014, 03:18:00 PM
Adding copycat larger MC for added braking like 572, dropped my brake booster and ruined sealing surface. $130 on summit back up if J&J doesn't have any this weekend. Possible test and tune this Sunday at Rausch! My brother Joe is in to go!


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 26, 2014, 03:21:09 PM
Also smike came up with a good idea last night for lower link anti twist bars from the lower links to the rear axle housing, we have materials an rod ends to get it done as well!


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: rejeep on March 26, 2014, 09:45:15 PM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bZwrtf-BR7I


I remember this video from some training hours a while back...
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on March 27, 2014, 10:39:26 PM
Cavitation video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7d-OscIGwo



schematic shows how the return fluid goes into the reservoir after the cooler.
This allows any air to rise to the top.    Air free fluid is pulled from the bottom of the reservoir into the pump.
reservoir should be the highest point of the system.

(http://www.polyperformance.com/mfg_files/4x4/TG/130305-1-k-alt2-DIAG-600.jpg)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on March 27, 2014, 11:20:11 PM

P185 pump is what we want

P185 was available in 97-99 chevy Medium Duty trucks with a 6.5 diesel.

most "P" series saganaw pumps will put out between 3 and 5 gpm depending on flow mod and pump shaft speed

keep in mind there are different stile P pumps there is the p132 and the p185
the 132 is the every day run of the mill p then the 185 has the larger ring and rotor (it pumps more oil) which is like the "1400 pump" from PSC

there is only one true way to tell the difference between a P132 and a P185 and that is to compare the ring and rotor (the P185 ring is .200" taller)

***  most re builders seem to use the lower flow pumps in applications that were factory high flow ***


top pic is 185    bottom is 132

(http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/attachments/general-4x4-discussion/390939d1221421085-best-power-steering-pump-modifications-pressure-flow-2.jpg)
(http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/attachments/general-4x4-discussion/390938d1221421085-best-power-steering-pump-modifications-pressure-flow-1.jpg)

Hydroboost brakes "P" style saginaw pump with attached reservoir (1980 Chevy K30 4x4 1-ton with 350c.i. and Hydroboost brakes)

(http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billavista/PR-Hydro_Steering/P%20pumps%202.jpg)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: matt on March 28, 2014, 12:06:51 PM
I figured you guys would have been running "TC" style pumps not the "P" pumps

Is there a tc pump that flows as good as the 185 pump?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on March 28, 2014, 12:11:03 PM
now that i think about it, 571 use to have a hydroboost pump on it when it was a TBI motor, had two inlets on the res
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 28, 2014, 12:27:53 PM
Big honkin filter assy acquired at TSC for this weekend. 3/4" NPT in and out ha


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on March 28, 2014, 12:40:05 PM
stick a tranny pan magnet to the filter body as long as you've seen flakes. anything to help!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 14, 2014, 11:27:05 AM
RCROCS 2

-Wire casing and clean up
-Trans vent and containment
-Brake booster leak
-move radiator
-lower hood
-2nd trans cooler circuit
-New lower links w/anti rotation bars
-rear sway bar
-wrap
-organize trailer
-test more with steering
-Flip IAFM and new Airfilter/outerwear
-fix diff leaks








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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 14, 2014, 12:01:25 PM
move radiator?   check if its packed with mud? maybe sheild / vent from cab?  571 saw huge improvement with cab loovers cut  (also gives winter heat!)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 14, 2014, 12:07:14 PM
im suprized your motor functions if you ran at 250 for 25 minutes
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 28, 2014, 09:21:27 AM
Yay smoked another power steering pump 😎


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on April 28, 2014, 10:50:37 AM
WTF?

Cut apart the filter and see what it looks like.

Are you sure your orbital isn't something funny, and dead-heading the pump when not moving the wheel or something like that?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 28, 2014, 11:01:18 AM
No that was the first orbital. Heard the pump cavitate loud when in hard lock left hairpin and that was it. Now no flow at idle.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on April 28, 2014, 11:22:09 AM
What's your reservoir setup? I wouldn't expect one cavitation to kill it, but...

We don't really have any volume change with the double ended ram but something funny is obviously going on. I think if I were you I'd garbage pick a high pressure gauge and keep an eye on the supply side pressure to see what it's doing, might give a clue or confirmation?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 28, 2014, 11:48:20 AM
identical setup to 571 plumbing and res, other than 25um filter added 1' from low pressure return to pump.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 01, 2014, 09:45:21 PM
http://www.pscmotorsports.com/motorsport-specific-products/offroad/power-steering-pumps-kits-components/80-newer-hi-performance-p-series-pump-with-remote-can-6-an-8037.html


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 02, 2014, 09:42:40 AM
Auto zone and Advance both only carry p132 pumps for Chevy HD truck applications. Checking NAPA today.


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Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 02, 2014, 11:06:25 AM
http://m.napaonline.com/parts/PartsDetail.aspx?k=PNB381190_0421437907

http://m.napaonline.com/parts/PartsDetail.aspx?k=PNB381189_0333848819

Both say hydro boost but spec different lb ratings maybe the higher is the P185!


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on May 02, 2014, 11:14:44 AM
advance lists 3 PN i found so far, no useful info though
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 02, 2014, 11:15:07 AM
I tried there already they have 1 available pump and it's the P132


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on May 02, 2014, 11:18:07 AM
i have the PS pump that was on 571 in TBI form, and another spare one that has been beaten.  we could try out hand at swapping experienced units in!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on May 02, 2014, 09:11:24 PM
i am putting together a flowmeter and pressure test set up

This is something that i have been wanting to do for a long time.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on May 02, 2014, 09:21:57 PM
and this is the back side view of a 132 (left) and 185 (right)

(http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/attachments/general-4x4-discussion/149408d1096213523-went-do-chevy-ps-flow-mod-dsc00161-300x225.jpg)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 02, 2014, 09:28:04 PM
Oh sweet lol yeah the left is what advance and auto zone had


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on May 07, 2014, 01:02:13 PM
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/2150/-/90227/Pro-Grip-Mud-Flap-3-Pack?ref=gmc&gclid=CMrkxuqkmr4CFedFMgodbBEAyQ
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on May 08, 2014, 07:30:16 AM
I've been running the PSC pump for 3 or 4 years now with no complaints. She has been on her side and rolled over more than a few times. Fill it back up and go wheeling again.
I'd pay more attention to your orbital than the pump IMO.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 08, 2014, 09:33:46 AM
What CI/turn orbital though? Load reaction?


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on May 08, 2014, 09:36:27 AM
racing and 2 turns much diff than wreck and 4 turns
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 08, 2014, 09:39:22 AM
Knocked out some key items to go faster.

-Mud guards for radiator and air filter
-Plumbed trans cooler line through 2 coolers instead of 1

Yes that's an old chimney from the Cartwright Inn scrap pile repurposed.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 08, 2014, 09:40:40 AM
I have faith in this non-reman pump. I will try a p185 non-reman next like smike has on 572


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: cracker on May 08, 2014, 09:45:38 AM
any chance of that filling with water? or is there drainage we can't see?  what if the holes get filled with mud then it fills with water?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: etk300ex on May 08, 2014, 12:44:13 PM
Already learned my lesson not buying a the whole hydro kit.


Yes that's an old chimney from the Cartwright Inn scrap pile repurposed.

Nice!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on May 08, 2014, 12:50:15 PM
What CI/turn orbital though? Load reaction?


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I don't know what my orbital is.
Smike found it on Rausch forum and I bought it for $80.00 ;) hooked it up and works fine.
I understand the difference between stress and abuse of rec wheeling vs racing.
What is a load reaction orbital?

Nah nevermind.
 I'll let the engineers sort it out.
I'll just go back to rec wheeling.

Best of luck tjis weekend guys.





Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 08, 2014, 01:48:18 PM

any chance of that filling with water? or is there drainage we can't see?  what if the holes get filled with mud then it fills with water?

I thought of that and will prob drill some holes in the bottom


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 08, 2014, 01:48:59 PM

What CI/turn orbital though? Load reaction?


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I don't know what my orbital is.
Smike found it on Rausch forum and I bought it for $80.00 ;) hooked it up and works fine.
I understand the difference between stress and abuse of rec wheeling vs racing.
What is a load reaction orbital?

Nah nevermind.
 I'll let the engineers sort it out.
I'll just go back to rec wheeling.

Best of luck tjis weekend guys.

Damn you guys and you're lucky cheap orbitals ;p


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: etk300ex on May 08, 2014, 01:54:29 PM
I'd try another orbital at this point.  You can always sell it.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 08, 2014, 01:55:58 PM

I'd try another orbital at this point.  You can always sell it.

I'm on my second orbital and would like to keep it as it was $500 ;p


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: etk300ex on May 08, 2014, 01:57:41 PM
I didn't know you got another one.  Is this one legit?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 08, 2014, 01:59:13 PM
Lol yeah it's a Eaton unit from PSC (who said id have no issue using it in conjunction with a Saginaw can o ham pump)


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 08, 2014, 02:00:37 PM
Load reaction as well which fixed the pump shaft shearing prob


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on May 08, 2014, 02:07:39 PM
Pressure. Gauge.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: etk300ex on May 08, 2014, 02:10:59 PM
yeah time some data logging!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on May 08, 2014, 02:23:22 PM
Can of ham with stock housing?
Or with remote res?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 08, 2014, 02:28:22 PM
Remote res and stock res


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on May 08, 2014, 02:44:43 PM
And remote res plumbed to stock filler. It's not fluid starved.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on May 08, 2014, 03:12:08 PM
That was my initial setup when I first converted to full hydro.
Same as smike. Stock saginaw housing but I put a remote reservoir in the system.
Would constantly suck air from the stock housing cavity and burn out the pump.
After 2 bulls hit reman pumps to get me going again I broke down and called PSC.
Lance said never use the stock housing with the remote reservoir. It needs to be the full sealed housing with high pressure line and return below the top of the housing.
Also ended up having to place large hose clamp around entire housing with RTV to ensue no air leaks.

Been working great ever since.

I'm just trying to help.
I'm not trying to tell you what to do.



Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on May 08, 2014, 03:13:22 PM
Since rebuilding my system they have introduced a new design reservoir. In and out at the bottom of the can...
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on May 08, 2014, 03:17:19 PM
I think all 3 cars have essentially the same can o ham + remote, and I think all are using the stock return line fitting on the can.

I don't think there's an orientation difference between 571 and 928. Not sure what 572 looks like off the top of my head.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on May 08, 2014, 05:09:29 PM
But what about the filler neck?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Nick on May 08, 2014, 07:45:28 PM
I sure could go for a ham sandwich
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 15, 2014, 12:01:59 PM
Steering has been fine through backcountry 4 wheelers and RCROCS 2 beating..., trans ran under 250F all race with extra added cooler circuit, air filter mud guard worked great, next big issue to tackle is the high engine temps from mud getting in the cores and lack of cool fresh air induction.

Need to weld exhaust crack and re hang.

Keep hi lift jack handle from coming loose.

LM Coal Bucket is 6/7 who is racing??


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on June 02, 2014, 03:40:27 PM
1993-1997 Volvo 850 Fan is what Smike and I are using, new/used one ordered will be here Wednesday. Rusted electric motor flange on mine cracked Saturday.

Look at this on eBay:

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=231243933798

Volvo OEM Engine Radiator Cooling Fan for 9141249/3507197 for 850 93-97


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on June 02, 2014, 04:28:01 PM
the 2010+ F150 e-fans flow well in excess of 6000 cfm
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on June 02, 2014, 04:36:15 PM
really?  hmm ill have to investigate that!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on June 02, 2014, 04:39:20 PM
o, its 2 fans though
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on June 02, 2014, 04:47:03 PM
The Mark VIII fans are among the highest capacity fans ever built for automotive use. On low they move around 3500 cfm. On high they are 5000 cfm fans. To my knowledge there is nothing commercially available that exceeds this fan let alone equals it.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on June 02, 2014, 06:12:00 PM
The Mark VIII fans are among the highest capacity fans ever built for automotive use. On low they move around 3500 cfm. On high they are 5000 cfm fans. To my knowledge there is nothing commercially available that exceeds this fan let alone equals it.

big brother to the fan I have in my buggy.  [Ford Taurus]
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on June 05, 2014, 04:48:42 PM
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Made it in the May issue of Rec Rider!


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on July 07, 2014, 10:21:17 AM
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These worked flawlessly this weekend!


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on July 30, 2014, 11:46:11 AM
For my Pirate4x4 update...,

Some progress updates:

Took the car out to Johnson Valley OHV for shakedown at KOH 2014. Had zero issues wheeling all week other than shearing the pillow block bearing flange after nailing a rock just right on the front shaft on Chocolate Thunder. Got another one at an industrial supply place in Palm Springs and went and spanked CT at night instead ;p

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We have finished both 50 mile RCROCS endurance races so far and hope to finish the last one of the series on 8/16 as well.

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Raced the Coal Bucket at Line Mountain as well but broke a shock shaft due to having improper wobble stop on lower rear trailing arms. Thought we could get away with mounting shock below centerline of the trailing arm. That's fixed now...

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To do list:

Gears lowered to 5.38
Lower hood line
Sway bars
Tune shocks
Make transfer case shifters (yes we just leave it in low and go!)
Stronger pillow block bearing
Make car lighter for Ultra4! 4800 lbs with 32 gal of fuel, 37" tires, and me in the car!


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on August 04, 2014, 09:21:28 AM
Hmmm wonder if this will help my engine cooling...

http://m.advanceautoparts.com/mt/shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/hypertech-engine-coolant-thermostat-performance-ls1-160-degree-1014/22330298-P
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on August 04, 2014, 09:35:21 AM
Caught some air this weekend over some tabletops and crawled some rocks.

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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on August 04, 2014, 09:47:18 AM
On my 6.0 I took a thermostat and cut the plunger thing out of it, just leaving the plate with the hole in it, It slows down the water in the block to allow it to pick up the heat but does not let it run too fast.

Thermostat is not really necessary on a buggy.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on August 04, 2014, 09:57:27 AM
That was the other avenue I was going to take.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on August 04, 2014, 10:06:55 AM
I need to get thermostatic control on my fans. I'm VERY happy with the way it cools without the stat.

I'm figuring low at 160, high at 185 ballpark. trans & steering cooler on full time and second trans cooler on at engine 160.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on August 04, 2014, 11:55:54 AM
On my 6.0 I took a thermostat and cut the plunger thing out of it, just leaving the plate with the hole in it, It slows down the water in the block to allow it to pick up the heat but does not let it run too fast.

Thermostat is not really necessary on a buggy.

It turns out that plain old distilled water has the highest specific heat of all liquids commonly used for coolant. Water has a specific heat of 1 - meaning one pound of water can absorb 1 BTU for a temperature increase of 1° F.

A 50/50 Ethylene Glycol / water mix has a specific heat of 0.5, meaning it takes only 0.5 BTUs to raise the temperature of 1 pound Ethylene Glycol / water mix 1° F.

A 50/50 Propylene Glycol / water mix has a specific heat of only 0.3.

Therefore, it takes twice as much heat to raise a pound of water 1° F than a 50/50 Ethylene Glycol mix; and over three times as much heat to raise a pound of water 1° F than a 50/50 Propylene Glycol mix.

Ultimately, what this means is that straight water can carry away 50% more heat than 50/50 Ethylene Glycol mix and 70% more heat than 50/50 Propylene Glycol mix per degree per unit volume.




Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on August 04, 2014, 12:26:00 PM
Karl Knack told me a couple races ago that switching to straight water cured 95% of his ills because of exactly that fact.

He stores his car in a heated garage.

I keep at least one gallon of antifreeze in my system (that's probably ~20%) to help with galvanic action, rust prevention, and because I don't store things above freezing.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on August 04, 2014, 01:32:14 PM
I know I'll forget and it will freeze.
How low of a ratio is still freeze safe?
Depends on Temps I suppose.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on August 04, 2014, 02:04:03 PM
That's easy.

Get a hydrometer and test it and get an actual accurate number for like $5.

Or here's a chart. Looks like we should probably aim for ~35% in our climate with low temps almost never hitting the 0 to -10 range.

(http://www.arcticchat.com/forum/attachments/xfr-firecat-sabercat/181951d1260121020-antifreeze-water-ratio-coolant_protection_chart.gif)


I was wondering about heat transfer with water wetter after what gif posted. Not a huge difference according to this

(http://www.torcavettes.com/tech/coolant/WaterWetterGraph.jpg)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on August 04, 2014, 03:51:33 PM

https://www.opgi.com/HowTo_06.asp

Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on August 05, 2014, 07:56:34 AM
I think smike usd the term Snake Oil.
We used to buy the stuff by the case for the Race Bikes.
No Glycol allowed on the Track!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: jaysenodell on August 05, 2014, 08:36:40 AM
I think I'm following this but let's make sure I'm not a complete moron…


I'm looking at 1 to two week with "near freezing" temps (might get to 32 over night). In the summer it is nearly always 90+ with lows in the upper 70s. In my case I could run straight water (with some type of additive to help prevent rust) from Feb to Dec. In Jan I would want to add a quart or so of AF to avoid frozen coolant. The upside to this is more efficient engine cooling system. The down side would be remembering to add the AF and flushing the coolant every spring.


Right?


Is there any real advantage to the engine life/efficiency? Seems to me that this would be "better" for the environment as there would be less chemical dripping from my various cooling systems. Granted the coolant drips are much smaller than the various forms of petroleum drips…
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on August 05, 2014, 04:25:23 PM
I think I'm following this but let's make sure I'm not a complete moron…


I'm looking at 1 to two week with "near freezing" temps (might get to 32 over night). In the summer it is nearly always 90+ with lows in the upper 70s. In my case I could run straight water (with some type of additive to help prevent rust) from Feb to Dec. In Jan I would want to add a quart or so of AF to avoid frozen coolant. The upside to this is more efficient engine cooling system. The down side would be remembering to add the AF and flushing the coolant every spring.


Right?


Is there any real advantage to the engine life/efficiency? Seems to me that this would be "better" for the environment as there would be less chemical dripping from my various cooling systems. Granted the coolant drips are much smaller than the various forms of petroleum drips…

are you having cooling issues?   many other factors involved...
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: jaysenodell on August 05, 2014, 04:33:44 PM
Issues? No. Jeep temp just slightly higher here. Drip rate the same. But if I don't have to put glycol in then I'd rather not (nasty stuff).

Now the ford ('11 focus) is definitely running hotter. Still under trouble temp (last odb2 was 224 after longish drive). That likely just need a coolant change as its looking darker than normal (but definitely not oil contaminated).
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on August 05, 2014, 05:40:37 PM
Jeep is dripping?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: jaysenodell on August 05, 2014, 10:39:10 PM
Always has. Pinion seals. Valve cover. Oil pan. Radiator drain valve. Overflow can.

Oh and the shower that comes out of the power steering reservoir.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on August 06, 2014, 07:56:47 AM
That's not good sir.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on August 06, 2014, 08:00:02 AM
Long list!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: etk300ex on August 06, 2014, 08:07:36 AM
The Toyota used to leak all that but it will stop if you hang in there and wait it out!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on August 06, 2014, 08:10:32 AM
Back to my buggy..., ;p lol

Gonna run a 160 thermostat since I wheel in the winter. Will be interesting to see how yours does mike mike with just the restricter plate.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on August 06, 2014, 11:47:52 AM
does the PCM look at the coolant temp when fuel mapping on these engines?

I know with my TBI engine coolant temp plays a big part on the fuel mapping.   
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on August 14, 2014, 12:00:38 PM
Apparently I was full of shit poo-pooing bushings on the shock eyes.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/general-4x4-discussion/985055-alternative-wobble-stopper-2.html
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on August 14, 2014, 01:03:53 PM
Apparently I was full of shit poo-pooing bushings on the shock eyes.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/general-4x4-discussion/985055-alternative-wobble-stopper-2.html


that was a really pain full read. 



Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on August 21, 2014, 01:18:24 PM
Got my work cut out for me if I want to do BB Blowout in KY. 20 days!!

8k Trailer Axles?
Check u joints in tow truck..., order spares
Fix tuner? Meh
Clean out/organize trailer
Tool box storage and cabinets in trailer

U4
-Meet Weight spec
-Rear bump frame strengthening for jumps!
-Lower hood line to see competitors!
-Nerf bars to nerf competitors!
-top locks
-4 side fuel vent
-E brake
-Reflective tape on rear
-Sway bar
-New Tires or use vulc'd patched MTRs
-Two new method wheels or use walkers
-3/4 ton front brake kit
-Super joint grease and gun
-Shock and bump pressure check
-New side tins
-Fix brake booster leak
-Add numbers to front and rear of car












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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on August 21, 2014, 01:34:42 PM
fuel cell baffling/foam to meet tech...
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on August 21, 2014, 01:35:27 PM
both need brake locks
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on August 21, 2014, 01:37:05 PM

fuel cell baffling/foam to meet tech...

Mike could I try out your Simpson neck restraint for this race? Think I may get yours instead of a Hans device.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on August 21, 2014, 01:38:29 PM
http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS+Performance+Products/555/631600/10002/-1?CAWELAID=1710554879&CAGPSPN=pla&catargetid=230006180000848229&cadevice=c&gclid=CjwKEAjwsdafBRC2rYuDuYXk2TESJACsUN_u_yyWwnXdhQ_gpyCW1SDc3CvGxc00fJQRisH-iykv8BoC7fzw_wcB 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on August 21, 2014, 02:01:32 PM
mechanical line lock seems pretty sweet!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on August 21, 2014, 02:06:23 PM
ya the two i have are stainless now
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on August 26, 2014, 11:40:56 PM
scaled at 4620 1/4 tank fuel stripped of spares on treps tonight   :o
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on August 27, 2014, 06:50:12 AM
Wow
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on August 27, 2014, 08:29:06 AM
Boo!


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on September 03, 2014, 08:13:22 AM
from wayne

remote fuel cell fills not required unless you can't refuel safely without one.


Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on September 03, 2014, 08:19:47 AM

from wayne

remote fuel cell fills not required unless you can't refuel safely without one.

I am a safe fueler! Lol

Almost impulse bought a 11 gal Hutchinson race can from Ruff Stuff yesterday.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on September 03, 2014, 01:45:12 PM
Those are huge and Prob a back breaker.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on September 03, 2014, 01:53:17 PM
They're probably the only way to go when you want to take on 10-20 gallons at a remote pit though. Can you imagine trying to put 3-4 5 gallon gans in quickly? I'd rather heave-ho an 11 twice. Best with a drylock fitting so you can't overflow, but that's a lil too bling for us, I think.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: CJ on September 03, 2014, 02:08:23 PM
We have the ranger for remote pit gas transport. May be able to rig up a tower in the back for fuel dump? Probably not enough time to fab.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on September 03, 2014, 02:15:36 PM
we are talking for KOH no KY


KY we plan on bringing 32 gal in the cell should be good for all weekend
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on September 03, 2014, 02:31:47 PM
She is excited for both races... can you tell?
Lol. ;)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: CJ on September 03, 2014, 02:34:10 PM
So what you're saying is I have plenty of time to fab up a fuel tower  ;)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on September 03, 2014, 02:39:58 PM
You'll need to wear one of these...
VERY stylish!  http://www.hrpworld.com/store/default/equipment/refueling-equipment/tcp-sfi-approved-fueler-apron/sfi-approved-fueler-apron-one-size-fits-all.html  (http://www.hrpworld.com/store/default/equipment/refueling-equipment/tcp-sfi-approved-fueler-apron/sfi-approved-fueler-apron-one-size-fits-all.html)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on September 03, 2014, 02:43:25 PM
Nothing to it.
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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on September 04, 2014, 01:34:11 AM
your chassis gussets are full welded and your window nets are re drilled because it takes a legit 15 min per cut on the band saw to hawg through 2 3/8" 7075  X4 tonight
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on September 04, 2014, 07:44:44 AM
Multi tasking at it best.

I will have some time Friday Saturday and Sunday to lend a hand if necessary.  My only real project is to SQUEEZE the ranger in the back of the RV.


It feels strange not having to work on the buggy before a trip.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on September 04, 2014, 09:08:07 AM

your chassis gussets are full welded and your window nets are re drilled because it takes a legit 15 min per cut on the band saw to hawg through 2 3/8" 7075  X4 tonight

Whoa you were up late! Thanks though! A 10 mm union and some fuel hose I'll be able to pass tech!


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on September 09, 2014, 09:24:28 AM
cracked rear truss welds fixed

Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on September 23, 2014, 08:49:30 AM
front CO welded back together, its no longer a remote res   ::)

tightened up limit straps about an inch

needs assembly, then 5.3 stumble fix, then left side trailer door fix...
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on September 23, 2014, 09:41:53 AM
another failing trailer door?

Sucks it's still stumbling.

Fitting broke on the remote? I have a spare from my bad shock that I'm not swapping onto my right front any time soon if the remotes and fittings are the same. or if it's a hose issue that's probably a straight up spare.
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on September 23, 2014, 09:55:28 AM
Thanks for the offer Mike but the Issue is that the shock is botched back together and has ATF just to keep shim pack lubed. Doesn't deserve a reservoir.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on September 23, 2014, 09:56:29 AM
And yes other side of trailer door broke off. Had it coming


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on September 23, 2014, 09:58:24 AM
Oh! the other SIDE OF the door, not the SIDE DOOR. I misread.

ATF is fine! :)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on September 23, 2014, 09:59:56 AM
Would be nice if Profender stocked shock bodies and told me exactly what they have in stock.

Apparently I'm the only one who breaks stuff of theirs... Therefor they don't need to stick replacement parts but would rather order from Thailand and take 1 month.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on September 23, 2014, 10:03:52 AM
Yeah I thought that was pretty cool. I'm not gonna run my mouth in front of both of them on FB until my car is on Fox.

I sure liked placing my order through the website with no racer/friend discount for bump parts. Whatever.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on September 23, 2014, 11:13:38 AM
How come the Methods are going down the river?


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on September 23, 2014, 11:34:18 AM

How come the Methods are going down the river?


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They are too light and weak for rock racing IMO


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: SlvrJK on September 23, 2014, 04:32:44 PM

How come the Methods are going down the river?


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They are too light and weak for rock racing IMO


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What are you switching to?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on September 23, 2014, 04:41:22 PM
i drove on a flat no care for 4 miles at speed.  wheel looks fine.  one of the rocks i hit cracked the wheel in the middle between the beads.  both beads have minor damage.  much stronger wheel.  could 20lb hits and weld up the little crack it probably would be fine. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on September 23, 2014, 04:42:10 PM
KMC's way thicker than WE or Methods.  i havent had a side by side monster yet.  cant beat the price of the KMC's
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on September 23, 2014, 06:49:43 PM
Sounds like Artecs & KMCs is the way to go  (width be damned :( )
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on September 23, 2014, 11:25:30 PM
KMC claims a 5.5" wheel back space is available.  probably 6 Months or more to have them drilled. 

i run the 4.5"

you would be 2.25" wider meh
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on September 24, 2014, 09:23:32 AM
6 months? Seriously?

I would expect deeper KMCs wouldn't clear Artecs any better than H2s
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on September 24, 2014, 10:20:20 PM
Buggy runs worse with new spark plug wires... Fabulous


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on September 24, 2014, 10:37:39 PM
O2 sensors?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on September 25, 2014, 07:40:26 AM
Friendly reminder to stop ripping car around shop after dark.  I could hear it over my tv last night...
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on September 25, 2014, 07:48:15 AM

Friendly reminder to stop ripping car around shop after dark.  I could hear it over my tv last night...

Yeah that was me being mad and deciding that flat footing it will fix the issue (never does). I also backed into the side of my trailer. Lol 

Gonna check 02s tonight if problem persists I'm out


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on September 25, 2014, 09:30:25 AM
Not an o2 issue.  Motor doesnt need o2 to run, 571 has raced and wrecked witg none
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on September 25, 2014, 09:31:39 AM
Vacuum leak, fuel pressure issue, coolant temp sensor issue, MAF.

Maybe if the O2 is bad AND lying about values? Unplug it.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on September 25, 2014, 09:37:09 AM
Why would it run worse with different wires though? Ran perfect when I first put them on. Pulled out of garage and developed the same miss and got progressively worse


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on September 25, 2014, 10:12:37 AM
My 6.0 ran like crop because I had the o2 plug in backwards. It does not need them to run but does need proper info if they are hooked up. If you can hook up an obd2 port you could check it with the tech2
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on September 25, 2014, 10:20:40 AM
I really wish I had an OBD II port... That doesn't even make the current todo list though.

If it's that simple, you have a loose/bad wire or broke a plug or have a loose plug or loose top connector on a plug.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: etk300ex on September 25, 2014, 10:22:07 AM
cause its not the wires?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on September 25, 2014, 10:26:22 AM
I recently changed plugs and it was fine after. Lasted an RCROCS race and developed again at twisted toys. Been on and off ever since. Seems whenever I fiddle with plugs and wires it'll run ok and then go back to not running on all eight


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on September 25, 2014, 10:45:06 AM
I had the same issue, starting at the line at rcrocs 2. Ran fine before the race, was missing right off the line. found a broken plug and changed it after chasing vacuum leaks fruitlessly. all well after changing plugs until it did it right before line mountain 2. was a loose plug wire. Has been fine since.

YMMV
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Wingman on September 25, 2014, 12:07:00 PM
Coil?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on September 25, 2014, 12:34:47 PM
i remember smike having a cracked spark plug.

are you running good plugs?   i have seen crap plugs "leak" the spark to the block

have you ever pulled or replaced the plugs?

does pulling one wire at a time change the engine stumble...   
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on September 25, 2014, 01:12:01 PM
Recently changed the plugs to Denso Platinum. Fixed problem for a race and then came back after rock bouncing. Maybe another is cracked. Have to check I guess. I needed new wires anyway.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on September 26, 2014, 08:28:16 AM
Checked all plugs last night, no cracks. Installed my spare o2 sensors as well. Problem persists. Idle and rev runs on all 8, under load at lower rpm is where it stumbles.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on September 26, 2014, 09:00:20 AM
Clean the MAF?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on September 26, 2014, 09:21:56 AM

Clean the MAF?

How? Brake parts cleaner?


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on September 26, 2014, 09:26:35 AM
electric parts cleaner or MAF cleaner and a q tip
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on September 26, 2014, 09:27:19 AM
It's pretty darn dirty lol


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Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on September 26, 2014, 09:30:59 AM
Some shots from Sturgis Ultra4 race and the Line Mountain 7 Miler from this month. Thanks to T June Photography for the Line Mountain shots!

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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: etk300ex on September 26, 2014, 01:07:30 PM
Mario's going the wrong way
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on September 30, 2014, 04:50:54 PM
$200 worth of Profender replacement parts coming my way from Thailand...


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on September 30, 2014, 05:13:38 PM
Fun stuff. Have a spare shock or two yet?


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Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on September 30, 2014, 05:15:59 PM
Plan to buy a spare for KOH/next race season.

Have to decide on whether or not I'm switching to 12"


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 02, 2014, 10:59:54 AM
Doh! Apparently I should not have welded the spider gears on my front Dana 60 limited slip unit, it's worth some serious coin!

http://m.advanceautoparts.com/mt/shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/motive-gear-differential-case-dana-spicer-series-707097-4x/20520244-P



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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 02, 2014, 11:01:04 AM
Is a 4.10 and down spool with "thick" cut gears stronger than 4.56 and up carrier with "thin" cut gears?


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on October 02, 2014, 11:26:42 AM
i went with a 4.56 spool and normal gears
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 02, 2014, 11:49:58 AM
Didn't you break a set with that setup at Corning? Maybe I should try the other option?


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Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 06, 2014, 08:48:03 AM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/06/574700bb2d6b827758cce3eb3b62cc1d.jpg)

Situation normal..., nothing to see here Barnyard Boggers mud bog was a blast.

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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 06, 2014, 08:49:31 AM
Ordering today:

Spools front and rear
5.38 gears


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 06, 2014, 11:04:34 AM
14 bolt Yukon full spools on eBay. 2 available..., $60 cheaper than summit ea.

Should I pull trigger smike?


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on October 06, 2014, 11:36:35 AM
We should talk w them about BRO Lite
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 06, 2014, 11:37:56 AM
Yukon sucks to talk about anything with unless you are in front of them pissed off on the lake bed.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: SlvrJK on October 06, 2014, 08:52:12 PM
Ordering today:

Spools front and rear
5.38 gears


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Yea buddddy
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 17, 2014, 09:34:10 AM
Spools and 5.38's on the way.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 22, 2014, 11:19:10 AM
5 KRTs acquired. Prob will out them on Methods for KOH.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 30, 2014, 08:42:25 AM
Full warranty offered on Trail Ready beadlocks and according to Brave Motorsports U4 team on FB still warrantied after blasting a tree..., inquiring on a set of 5 for the new KRTs. Mike mike want in?


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on October 30, 2014, 10:00:49 AM
Pricing?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 30, 2014, 02:52:58 PM

Pricing?

Looking like $440 per wheel with warranty. I'll call to see if there is racer pricing


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on October 30, 2014, 02:58:38 PM
it was 339 for me when i got it
Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on November 12, 2014, 09:55:30 AM
KOH list:

Rebuild broken shock loose eye uniballs.
Troubleshoot engine misfire with OBD
Regear to 5.38 ratio
Spools
Mount KRTs on tr's
Troubleshoot engine faulty temp gauge
Fab up pockets to protect lower sway bar links
HD pillow block bearing swap
Aluminum front lower links
Replace worn heims
Radio equip
GPS antenna
Bump and shock oil check
Ujoint check
Grease Superjoints


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on December 22, 2014, 03:35:32 PM
4 Trail Ready bead locks ordered with 1 year racer no questions asked warranty. Made in the USA and will be here in two weeks! Badass!


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: SlvrJK on December 22, 2014, 05:36:16 PM
4 Trail Ready bead locks ordered with 1 year racer no questions asked warranty. Made in the USA and will be here in two weeks! Badass!


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What about your spare?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on December 22, 2014, 05:37:01 PM
I have 4 H2s and 2 methods!


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on December 28, 2014, 10:45:27 PM
Still fighting misfire issues on this guy.

New o2 sensors
New spark plugs
New wires
New air filter
Cleaned MAF

Going to try to access OBD tomorrow to find which cylinder is misfiring.

Went through ignition system with a spark tester. All good. Thinking possible bad injector now.

In other awesome news blew front ring and pinion at Montage rock garden in PA today. Has to come out anyway for 5.38s.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on December 29, 2014, 12:06:31 AM
lol no good
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on January 05, 2015, 09:00:46 AM
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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on January 05, 2015, 09:12:07 AM
With a whole front carrier, tight Spicer joints and untwisted chromoly axles I clearly drive too easy.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: SlvrJK on January 05, 2015, 10:34:53 PM
Matt you broke it good, lol
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: jaysenodell on January 06, 2015, 07:39:11 AM
With a whole front carrier, tight Spicer joints and untwisted chromoly axles I clearly drive cheap.


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fixed it
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 06, 2015, 09:36:01 AM
need

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DOM-Steel-Round-Tube-Seamless-2-1-2-OD-x-12-Long-x-1-4-Wall-DOM-2-5-OD-x-250-/200658521384?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eb82e0d28   


no 2" x .188 wall that i can find
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 11, 2015, 11:24:14 PM
spools and 5.38's in
front end full rebuild


parts for front shafts on the way

Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 10, 2015, 10:02:58 AM
Got on the Fox racing program. Will be ordering new bumps and shocks. Ideally doing bypass c/o combo all around. We need to hit the whoops hard if I make it into KOH and my backup plan is 4400 class in 2016 Mint 400. BITD is way more organized and legitimate than Ultra4 and Timmy is already planning on going back next year. And no rocks! 8)

No go on Maxxis race program, no surprise I'm still a noob.

Current action items for Badlands (whew):

New rear bumper that doesn't suck
Replace loose heims
Build spare driveshafts
New Optima Red Top (or something else, apparently they suck now?)
Bigger radiator style trans cooler
Move radiator behind our heads
Pumpers
Lower hood line, order shocks and bumps
Trail Ready wheels drilled deeper
T case shifters
OBD 2 check
Mount treps and buy three more spares (oof!)
3/4 ton brake conversion
Weight loss (firewall, floor, links)
New Skid plate HDPE
Brown Paint!!! Ha!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on March 10, 2015, 10:10:44 AM
ignoring the optima debate (yes they suck now) why would you not go for a deep cycle or marine mixed cycle battery? a couple winching sessions with a dead motor that kill your battery flat dead will destroy a starting battery. Letting your car sit with a parasitic draw for a month or two to flat dead a few times will destroy a starting battery. a deep cycle is mean to go down to 10v over and over, and we generally don't need huge spike draws to start our engines.

I'm completly sold on deep cycle for wheeling and mixed use rigs. Just some food for thought.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: luvmyxj on March 10, 2015, 01:16:48 PM
only the yellow top is meant for winch and heavy draw use, the red is still considered a starting battery
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 10, 2015, 01:19:09 PM
Haha fail I built a custom battery box around the red top!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on March 10, 2015, 01:29:04 PM
Same external dims.

Non-optima may be different. Not sure if the excide spiral cell are exact match or not.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on March 10, 2015, 01:41:33 PM
AGM will fit
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on March 11, 2015, 10:35:02 PM
I use DieHard Platinum Marine Battery Group Size 31M.  1150 Cold cranking amps.

I had one in the Jtruck   The dash winch switch shorted in the rain over night and engaged the winch to pull.  The hook was on the Bumper D ring.   It tried to pull until the winch motor over heated and melted.   Truck started the next morning.   That battery is 10 years old and still in service in my enclosed trailer.

I bought a new one for my buggy.     They are unstoppable.   But heavy as F#$K!    75 lbs  i think.


 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on March 12, 2015, 07:25:41 AM
Wow.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on March 19, 2015, 10:03:17 AM
Same external dims.

Non-optima may be different. Not sure if the excide spiral cell are exact match or not.


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Smikes yellow top was not the same ext dims, we checked when I built the box. This red top has never let me down since 08 in the YJ and the buggy. Timmy was running some trick batteries at the Mint, I will have to inquire.

Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 13, 2015, 10:36:47 AM
Found out this past weekend I can hit 50 mph in low range still with 5.38s! Buggy ran awesome on shit water CA fuel, hoping that is the reason it crackles at full throttle. Covered 10 miles at WPH with no issues. Hoping we can put together a no stop no pit race!

Pumper system install, usual grease job, and bolt/fluid check are only things on my list for race on 5/2.

Debatable on making new 30" high rear bumper...

Mike mike do you know how to isolate driver to co driver radio chatter from car to car? Smike thinks it'd be funny for everyone to talk to eachother though for this race, I agree. I will have it recording on my go pro!

Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on April 13, 2015, 11:09:35 AM
If I'm understanding what you're saying, You can't do that. You cannot hear while transmitting.


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Title: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 13, 2015, 11:11:28 AM
Basically I don't want you or smike to hear joe and I talking to each other the whole race on your radio unless you want to. However, smike said he thinks it would be cool.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on April 13, 2015, 11:14:02 AM
We do not hear you unless you press your push to talk. Otherwise you'd never be able to receive.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 13, 2015, 11:15:32 AM
I can't hear joe though unless I use PTT.., how do you get it so we can directly speak to eachother without PTT?


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 13, 2015, 11:18:56 AM
o thats annoying you have to push the button to talk though the intercom?  i thought that was the point of the intercom- weird
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 13, 2015, 11:24:00 AM
Yeah..., might need to play with it.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 13, 2015, 11:41:25 AM
must be hooked up wrong or need different cables- intercom shouldnt transmit.  you dont even need a radio to use the intercom
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 13, 2015, 11:42:07 AM
I see


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 13, 2015, 11:52:43 AM
https://www.ruggedradios.com/PDF/Rugged-Intercom-Instructions.pdf

VOX gain needs to be turned up
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on April 13, 2015, 12:06:16 PM
Without a doubt your VOX isn't set right. Gain too low means you never break squelch to hear each other. Hook up a music input and it will be very obvious: the music volume ducks when squelch is broken.

It's a very fine line. Kim & I didn't listen to any tunes most of the time and just left open mics between us. I don't think two excited guys yelling a bit would ever have an issue if mics are well positioned and not facing backwards. 


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on April 13, 2015, 01:06:30 PM
Yea ours works fine. PTT isn't transmitting Intercom it's transmitting to everyone.

I adjusted the vox as needed.
But with headsets vs helmet kits we opted for a lower setting.
Should be able to adjust radio and intercom volume separately also.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on April 13, 2015, 01:11:37 PM
yup, intercom volume is the other knob on the intercom, and incoming radio receive volume is the volume knob on the radio set.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 15, 2015, 10:23:07 AM
TR wheels finished drilling to accommodate stock Dana 60 studs.., shipping back wheels from WA this week.

Trepadors will be ready for a sloppy Rausch race!

Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 21, 2015, 10:16:06 AM
Big boy tranny cooler acquired on ebay for Badlands race! Bumps ordered from Fox.

Next big purchase will be bypass and c/o's from Fox.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on May 22, 2015, 09:45:52 AM
lots o work done last night on this


CBR cooler installed
fox bumps in
skid and exhaust pulled, repaired, wrapped.


Spal fans on CBR cooler are ear piercing screeching loud.... hope they wear in a little and settle down.  right behind occupants helmets.  looks bad ass and should keep cucumber cool now. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on May 22, 2015, 10:00:42 AM
Trans is gonna be cooler than the motor! Better rad fans or airflow mods in the works?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 22, 2015, 10:02:51 AM
Airflow mods in the works as well as some better shielding from mud splash. Cores were full of mud yet again from last race. Exhaust wrap around oil pan should lessen engine oil temps as well.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on May 22, 2015, 10:17:53 AM
If it's getting mud packed that's for certain the issue. That's the only time I've had temp issues, really.  Mud flap hanging down off the rear of the chassis in front of it? Or do you think it's from the rear tires?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 22, 2015, 10:34:10 AM
Coming in from sides, there's already a flap below


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 27, 2015, 09:44:58 AM
Coal Bucket Prep = 1 week!!

R&P
Fix broken drive flange bolt
Clean mud from radiator cores
Complete radiator fan tunnel
Bleed coolant system
Cut rear firewall out
Bump pressure check
Dual rates moved down
Rear number board
Fix horn
investigate axle hitting PS pump bracket
Rear bumper (meh)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on June 03, 2015, 09:56:51 AM
Gutted and on the lift


ate inner oil slinger, inner pinnion bearing, and ring gear.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on June 04, 2015, 12:45:42 AM
new gears loaded tonight
lubed and bolt checked
horn fuse increased
some radiator shield and inlet mods and good to go for sat race. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on June 04, 2015, 07:08:47 AM
Git er done
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: jaysenodell on June 04, 2015, 08:13:41 AM
what did you guys do about the cooler fans?a add some gap to increase available air?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on June 04, 2015, 11:14:43 AM

what did you guys do about the cooler fans?a add some gap to increase available air?

Cooler fans work, that's good enough lol


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on June 04, 2015, 11:15:49 AM
The whistling does seem to be more quiet now though after running them for a bit.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on June 11, 2015, 09:32:02 AM
Have a bit of work to get done!

2015 Badlands:

New throttle cable
Intake in cab
Replace loose heims 1.25"
Skid fix
Frayed steering line
New female end on window net bar
Driver side PTT wire fix
Radiator relocate
Shroud radiator
Switch fan blade out with new
Bleed coolant system
Phase front axle shafts

Check:
Shock pressures
Bump pressures
Fluids
Grease everything
Tire pressure
Lug nuts
King pin bolts
Brake slider bolts in rear
Top off fuel

New stuff needed:
Bigger Air filter
Bigger Outerwear
Plumbing for intake
Neck restraints

Spares needed:
Volvo fan relays
Power steering pump OEM
Make a tote of spare parts





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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on June 17, 2015, 03:08:04 PM
Have a bit of work to get done!

2015 Badlands:

New throttle cable
Intake in cab

Replace loose heims 1.25"
Skid fix
Frayed steering line
New female end on window net bar
Driver side PTT wire fix

Radiator relocate
Shroud radiator
Switch fan blade out with new
Bleed coolant system
Phase front axle shafts

Check:
Shock pressures
Bump pressures
Fluids
Grease everything
Tire pressure
Lug nuts
King pin bolts
Brake slider bolts in rear
Top off fuel

New stuff needed:
Bigger Air filter
Bigger Outerwear
Plumbing for intake
Neck restraints


Spares needed:
Volvo fan relays
Power steering pump OEM
Make a tote of spare parts





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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on July 09, 2015, 10:31:51 AM
Badlands chewed up another 60 gear set in this guy


awesome!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: SlvrJK on July 13, 2015, 08:17:49 PM
no good
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on July 13, 2015, 11:19:56 PM
gutted and prepped for first new gear install.  should be wrapped up tomorrow
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on July 14, 2015, 06:41:12 AM
Free replacement volvo fan assy from Erie Vo Vo! No questions asked lifetime warranty on used parts!


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on July 29, 2015, 03:00:08 PM
the info we were working with last night.
need to check pin 58 is correct wire we were using. 
need to verify reader works with plug in to jetta or Ram

Torque app was saying connected to reader, no errors in reader, but unable to connect to ECM.

We have gotten my reader to work on Matts car before, so not sure why we wasted 2 hours last night failing at it.



Truck 1999 5.3L Connector C1 BLUE
Pin 58   DK GRN   1049   Serial Data to OBD2 Port


(http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/attachments/conversions-hybrids/30711-who-has-modified-their-own-ls1-harness-obd-ii_pinout.jpg)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on July 29, 2015, 03:08:00 PM
http://lt1swap.com/vortec_truck_pinouts/1999.htm 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on July 29, 2015, 03:10:13 PM
C100 - Inline Harness Connector End View
Pin H   DK GRN   1049   Serial Data Signal (Class 2) - OBD2 Port Pin 2

(http://lt1swap.com/pictures/100_2175.jpg)

(http://lt1swap.com/pictures/c100.gif)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on August 05, 2015, 11:45:26 AM
Buggy is now OBD2 diagnostic compatible thanks to Delphi spare parts bin.

Need to see if there are some AC Delco AFS105 O2 sensors I can put on for next race rather than the cheapies I bought in KY (can use as spares)

We are KOH 2016 Qualified!

Have some work to do to be able to finish the hardest race in the world (I'm sure I'll be adding much more to this list!):

-Skid plate rework
-spacers in bumps
-Winch replacement
-Fox bypass rear shocks
-lower hood line
-high/low range shifter
-aluminum firewall and trans tunnel
-paint chassis
-rebuild front axle shafts
-make spare driveshafts
-replace all loose heims
-amber light in
-louder horn
-change all fluids
-fix water temp gauge
-bigger radiator/fan
-Move GPS to co-driver side
-co-driver handle bars
-Re wire GPS external antenna
-More lighting, Phantom Sun series from Ryan?!
-New battery and spare on board battery
-Tool bag rack in back over fuel cell
-Frayed hydro line replaced

Spare parts to order:
Driveshafts
Shock
Tires
Wheels
Airfilter
Hydroline




Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: rejeep on August 06, 2015, 02:08:30 PM
7 in stock
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on August 18, 2015, 03:01:58 PM
i wana see a radiator in this thing for line mt

less woman drama more racecar!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: JEEPWERX on August 18, 2015, 05:11:49 PM
Have you figured out the misfiring issue yet?

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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on August 18, 2015, 05:24:17 PM
was another bad O2-  we wired it for a code reader now so its easy to look at realtime info on my phone


also had massive exhaust leak pre O2 that wasnt helping.  I believe ran fine at KY other than over heating and puking motor twice before we pulled co seat and cut out mud sheilding
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on August 18, 2015, 05:26:45 PM
Get that rad cleaned out fully, too. Looked really dirty in those pictures, mud pack doesn't help cooling....


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on August 18, 2015, 05:30:34 PM
Buying new big boy radiator!


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on August 18, 2015, 06:23:54 PM
hours were spent straightening radiator fins and making sure clean.  no mud at KY, that wasnt the problem. 


the radiators are just too small for 100% duty short course or all out sustained desert running with ambient near 90F


even my car was running 230 after 6 laps in KY.  Full angry foot on floor 95% of course
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on August 18, 2015, 06:31:39 PM
10-4

very curious what mine would do. I expect similar to yours (230-240) since both seem to run relatively cool in the woods races.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on August 18, 2015, 10:04:43 PM
id bet you be closer to matt- mine gets way better air than either of the low radiator cars.  My car is rated for 20 more HP though. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on August 18, 2015, 11:12:37 PM
Matt’s has heat trouble in woods racing though, doesn’t it?


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on August 19, 2015, 11:08:19 AM
Matt’s has heat trouble in woods racing though, doesn’t it?


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Yes only race I stayed below 220 at badlands. Fast woods racing it gets up to 240 still.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on August 19, 2015, 12:50:28 PM
I don't think I have seen 220 at LM. Only time I've seen the temp light is when my fan failed and I think I have that set at 230. I'm usually down around 210, I think.

It's the reason I haven't put a tstat back in. I don't want to screw up my cooling by remedying the tempermenant fix I made!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on August 24, 2015, 10:11:07 AM
I don't think I have seen 220 at LM. Only time I've seen the temp light is when my fan failed and I think I have that set at 230. I'm usually down around 210, I think.

It's the reason I haven't put a tstat back in. I don't want to screw up my cooling by remedying the tempermenant fix I made!

I'm not running a tstat either. Airflow isn't the issue either since a seat was pulled in KY and the car still overheated right after the main. Looking at more CBR stuff today.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on August 24, 2015, 10:21:54 AM
did you put a flow restrictor in?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on August 24, 2015, 11:02:23 AM
No, just hollowed out the existing tstat.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on August 24, 2015, 11:26:20 AM
I bet you are moving the water too fast.

I made some parts from my 'stat into a restrictor plate.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on August 24, 2015, 11:28:22 AM
moving too fast= complete BS
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on August 24, 2015, 01:27:42 PM
moving too fast= complete BS

yes.     why does this myth continue to live on? :o

would you ever say that you are moving the AIR to fast?


A common misconception is that if coolant flows too quickly through the system, that it will not have time to cool properly. However the cooling system is a closed loop, so if you are keeping the coolant in the radiator longer to allow it to cool, you are also allowing it to stay in the engine longer, which increases coolant temperatures.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on August 24, 2015, 01:39:59 PM
i have no idea why that myth lives on
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on August 24, 2015, 01:43:02 PM
engine puts BTU in the coolant, radiator takes the BTU out.   the faster i can get the coolant around the loop the better, IF the radiator is sized properly for BTU removal in the first place.

When I was at GM i had a thermal test bench that we used to test the Fuel Cell coolant pumps.    I had years of data that said "higher coolant flow = better cooling.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on August 24, 2015, 02:20:48 PM
When I was at GM i had a thermal test bench that we used to test the Fuel Cell coolant pumps.    I had years of data that said "higher coolant flow = better cooling.

I will try to remember that, data does not lie...
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on August 25, 2015, 01:56:23 PM
http://www.tktrailerparts.com/super-sets/8k-super-set 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on August 28, 2015, 11:46:33 AM
found pin hole in trans line leaking

found front right king pin loose and miles from beating threads beyond use.... wasnt welded like it should have been- will be on next tear down. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on September 08, 2015, 10:39:11 AM
Somebody else broke a power steering pump shaft. nothing good in the thread yet, but maybe later?
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/general-4x4-discussion/2149522-power-steering-pump-issues-full-hydro.html
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on September 14, 2015, 09:45:52 AM
matts broken shafts were from incorrect orbital




http://www.summitracing.com/parts/rfl-8001 



Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on September 15, 2015, 11:47:02 AM
broken passenger stub took out spindle driving it out. 

stub, spindle, spindle bearing and seals changed out last night. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on September 15, 2015, 12:22:10 PM
broken passenger stub took out spindle driving it out. 

stub, spindle, spindle bearing and seals changed out last night.

pic of the stub break?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 02, 2015, 09:22:44 AM
Updated KOH 2016 List

-Engine management
-Skid plate repair
-spacers in bumps
-Winch replacement
-Fox shocks
-new hood
-lower hood line
-high/low range shifter
-aluminum firewall and trans tunnel
-paint chassis
-rebuild front axle shafts
-make spare driveshafts
-replace all loose heims
-straight rear links
-amber light in
-change all fluids
-bigger radiator/fan
-Move GPS to co-driver side
-co-driver handle bars
-Re wire GPS external antenna
-New battery, spare on board battery
-Tool bag rack in back over fuel cell
-Frayed hydro line replaced

Parts to order:
Driveshafts
2 Tires
2 Wheels
Airfilter
Outerwear
Hydroline
Alternator
Starter
Power Steering Pump
Battery
Front Axle Shafts and Super Joints
Rear Axle Shafts

Front 60 Spindle
2.0 Springs
Heims
2" OD 1.25" thread bungs
GPS Antenna
Front Light Bar
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on October 09, 2015, 02:12:04 PM
20lb shop fire ext and how fast i can run with it tested last night      :o
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: dubt on October 09, 2015, 02:26:51 PM
more back story and pictures required.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on October 09, 2015, 02:53:39 PM
ruh roh.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on October 09, 2015, 02:58:37 PM
it was bad.  worst so far.  Details probably better over beers sometime. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on October 09, 2015, 04:00:57 PM
things mostly OK?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 09, 2015, 04:13:13 PM
Things are okay. Sacrificed a helmet, flannel shirt, outerwear, and a few melted zipties and wire casings.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on October 12, 2015, 10:07:50 AM
a second night of "i cant believe what just happened"


We couldn't get it started in the trailer again, so it got drug out and pushed into the shop with the shovel. 
couple hours later, found some melted wires grounding out the ecm causing no spark through the oil idiot light.   
fired and locked again.  pulled #8 and continued fuel poured out.  determined stuck open injector electrically, then pulled and mechanically verified. 
someone at work suggested changing the oil if a known fuel flooding situation occurred.  pulled oil drain.  watched 2 gallons+ of fuel spray out.  holy shit

swapped in another injector, ran a few minutes with an oil change, drained and changed oil again. 

Ran like a rapped ape again on 8 cyc, broke another 4130 stub at wrangler ave. 

Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on October 12, 2015, 10:10:30 AM
That thing has been on 7 for a long time. Kinda crazy that it just went to flooding status. Very lucky, up glad there wasn’t. More damage via fireball or cyl wall and bearing washing


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on October 12, 2015, 10:14:48 AM
took a while to relearn and a couple restarts to get that bank running.  it must have been leaning the shit out of 2,4,6 to try and make up for 8 just dumping fuel.  its had to have been like that for a while. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on October 12, 2015, 10:17:42 AM
For sure. No good for any of the 4 

I wonder what my ecu does with only 1 o2. Default map on one bank or run both off the one?

Probably not doing it any favors either way.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on October 12, 2015, 10:44:00 AM
ha, still running on one O2 lol    ya thats killing some power haha


open wide Matt!  2 stubs in 2 trips time to step it up to 300M!

http://www.spidertrax.com/products/Shafts-for-1-Ton-GM-Knuckles 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on October 26, 2015, 11:48:30 AM
300M RCVs and rear Yukon chromos on the way!
Rugged order made.
6 Hunsaker fuel cans being picked up at Fed Ex store this week.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on November 10, 2015, 11:00:45 AM
Updated KOH 2016 List

-Engine management
-Skid plate repair
-spacers in bumps
-Winch fix, new rope/hook
-Fox shocks
-new hood
-lower hood line
-high/low range shifter
-aluminum firewall and trans tunnel
-paint chassis
-rebuild spare front axle shafts
-make new front driveshaft
-replace all loose heims
-new straight rear links
-amber light in rear
-change all fluids
-additional radiator/fan
-Move GPS to co-driver side
-hood for guages
-co-driver handle bars
-New battery, spare on board battery
-Tool bag rack in back over fuel cell
-Frayed hydro line replaced
-New Fire Extinguishers
-King Pin Rebuild
-Brake Pads?

Parts to order:
Driveshafts
2 Tires
2 Wheels
Airfilter
Outerwear

Hydrolines
Alternator
Starter
Power Steering Pump
Battery
Front Axle Shafts and Super Joints
Rear Axle Shafts

Front 60 Spindle
2.0 Springs
Heims
GPS Antenna
Front Light Bar
Rear Amber Light

Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on November 11, 2015, 02:29:49 PM
Scored a 14 bolt CUCV rear with detroit and 4.56's for $150! Whoop whoop! Drums already pulled as well!  8)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on November 17, 2015, 11:22:49 AM
stripped and ready for the porta ban and grinder tonight.....   ;D
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on November 23, 2015, 02:06:47 PM
Springs arrived, possibly might see 6 of 8 shocks tonight.., in Syracuse now!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on November 23, 2015, 03:17:30 PM
Woooo!

I missed the last post, how's the frontend coming along?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on November 23, 2015, 03:36:26 PM
14 bolt and rear lowers mounts cut out
1 rear trailing arm done last night, 2nd one screwed up and needs some more lathe time to rework

BIG list made on the wall.  gotta get moving on this guy
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on November 24, 2015, 12:06:59 AM
needed a bigger man tonight.  regrouped and team work with lift usage to unthread a gauled Heim

rear 4 linked again.  looks good.  shock dims are looking good.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on December 06, 2015, 10:50:58 PM
stripped and chopped!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on December 14, 2015, 01:45:52 PM
This thing is looking to be FAST this year if we play our cards right!!!  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on December 14, 2015, 03:14:50 PM
better get the gnomes in order!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on December 27, 2015, 11:51:27 PM
new hood line in, 6 shocks on.  lots o work this week. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on December 31, 2015, 12:17:40 AM
top secrete
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: jacel861 on December 31, 2015, 02:01:59 PM
Sexayyyy
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Wingman on December 31, 2015, 06:04:18 PM
Changed the rear lower links?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 01, 2016, 12:08:00 AM
yes, along with all suspension mounts and 5" out of the hood line
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 19, 2016, 09:19:20 AM
https://www.grainger.com/product/TRITAN-Flange-Bearing-36UY36?s_pp=false&picUrl=//static.grainger.com/rp/s/is/image/Grainger/36UX90_AS01?$smthumb$

This will be here tomorrow, hopefully we can improve the design on th efront shaft and smash it with some rocks at Big Dogs! Will have two ebay spares as well if needed.  8)

Need to dust this car off!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 26, 2016, 11:16:51 PM
looks like ruff stuff is pimping the same mastake we tried.....

http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/R1982.html?utm_source=Deal+Of+The+Week+URC+Trailing+Arms&utm_campaign=Deal+Of+The+Week+URC+Trailing+Arm&utm_medium=email
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 27, 2016, 08:08:22 AM
Haha those bushings will wear soooo fast in front!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on April 27, 2016, 08:54:35 AM
In dans defense - you had hiems on both ends? Below centerline + bushing should be better off.

I only chew through upper bushings (front and rear both), lowers do okay.


Tapatalking in traffic
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 27, 2016, 08:59:08 AM
below centerline = broken shock shafts when easy coast rock crawling.  id give that link a weekend at RC before something around it fails.  Im sure the actual link and fabrication is pretty HD and normal ruff stuff quality, but some design and application issues we have proven over and over many times.   


has to be even worse than heim / heim and a wobble stopper.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on June 02, 2016, 09:29:23 AM
siren installed, spare tire carrier fixed, broken king pin bushing changed, grease job, tire swap and check completed last night. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on July 25, 2016, 12:15:49 AM
another 60 gear set bites the dust.  lots of chips out of the pinion.  new set 95% in.  need to grab another carrier bearing or the right puller.  bah. 

rcvs clicking

both king pin bushings changed and a preload washer added. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on August 16, 2016, 10:11:08 AM
Want to add the following over TLO week 9/5-9/9 before the Line Mountain 7 Miler (currently sitting 6th in series points out of 200 drivers and have never finished this race officially):

Artec Arms
Bronze 60 Bushings
3/4 ton brakes from Lugnut 4x4
NEW FARM JACK
Replace Loose Heims in Front

Need to start planning and prepping for Mint 400 and KOH pit support/pre-running!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on September 20, 2016, 01:33:01 PM
13 straight endurance races without any flat tires on this guy! 8)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: carchameleon on September 20, 2016, 04:02:54 PM
famous last words...  :P
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on September 20, 2016, 04:17:03 PM
im sure the mint will make up for it haha
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: rejeep on September 21, 2016, 07:27:12 AM
ill bet on this ;D
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on September 21, 2016, 09:55:32 AM
im sure the mint will make up for it haha

Or the 7 Miler this past weekend!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on September 25, 2016, 09:59:21 PM
forgot to yell at you for no limit strap!

order some already!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on December 20, 2016, 09:10:26 AM
http://www.chevrolet.com/performance/crate-engines/ls376-480.html

You'll shoot ur eye out Ralphie!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 11, 2017, 11:40:53 AM
If excessive oil is present in the PCV hose, replace the PCV valve (Type 948C) (2) with a new-style fixed orifice PCV valve, GM P/N 12572717(1).

something to investigate
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 11, 2017, 11:43:06 AM
http://www.autoserviceprofessional.com/article/91874/gm-oil-consumption-and-blue-smoke 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on January 11, 2017, 01:37:44 PM
that's very interesting. Have to check my PCV... I don't think I'd be fouling one and only one plug if that were my issue though.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 11, 2017, 03:59:12 PM
in the shop and a lot of discussion this week on motor and what to do. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: luvmyxj on January 12, 2017, 07:59:15 PM
https://rochester.craigslist.org/pts/5956576552.html
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: jacel86 on January 13, 2017, 07:31:54 AM
That looks suspiciously like the one i was talking about. Lol

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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on January 13, 2017, 08:50:41 AM
sure does. no 710 cap and right neighborhood
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on January 13, 2017, 01:03:41 PM
It is the same one...
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 14, 2017, 09:24:27 PM
artec arms and 3/4 ton front brake swap done.
fresh front gear set and RCVs packed.
rear gear set inspected. 
front drive shaft pulled for rebuild.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on January 19, 2017, 04:59:14 PM
AN Hose Building

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeeflgGlenY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwmvRWuAwno

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJTwB7hfEug
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on January 19, 2017, 05:25:04 PM
Braided hose options for transmission cooler

Not sure if I should get synthetic rubber:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/rus-632090

or PTFE lined:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-220985


Sweet TH400 1/4" thread to -6 AN adapters:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/rus-640520

~$160 to upgrade to stainless steel braided hose!

Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on January 19, 2017, 06:13:42 PM
PTFE
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on January 19, 2017, 06:28:40 PM
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l264/jeepgif/General_Properties.jpg) (http://s98.photobucket.com/user/jeepgif/media/General_Properties.jpg.html)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 31, 2017, 01:19:25 AM
99.95% ready to pull motor. 


fresh 6.0 sitting on hoist next to it. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 31, 2017, 10:01:50 AM
FUEL SYSTEM INFORMATION

1999-2003 4.8, 5.3, 6.0 all had a fuel rail with 3/8" supply line and a 5/16" return line.  The fuel pressure regulator is on the fuel rail, and has a vacuum line to the intake manifold. In 2004, truck engines went to a single 3/8" supply line, with NO RETURN LINE (returnless) except 5.3L L59 Flex Fuel vehicles.  For 2004, Flex fuel engines KEPT the return line, BUT used a fuel pressure regulator with a lower pressure ratting.  2005 5.3L L59 Flex Fuel engines switched to a single 3/8" supply with NO RETURN line in 2005.  Non flex fuel engines, fuel pressure spec is 55 to 62 psi with vacuum line disconnected, fuel pump running.  5.3L Flex Fuel engine 2001-2004, 48-54 psi with vacuum line disconnected, fuel pump running. 2005+ with returnless fuel rail all shared same fuel pressure spec, 55-62 psi.  There is no vacuum reference on these, so fuel pressure should remain constant under all operating conditions.  The computer is programmed differently for fuel flow rate depending on type of fuel rail.[/b]  This is important to know when having a PCM programmed.  (exception: 04 express van and 04 trailblazer/envoy still used return style fuel rail, 05+ single line, retunless rail)
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on February 04, 2017, 11:10:36 PM
all link heims changed
motor mount bushings changed
new aluminum tie rods made and installed
new tie rod hiems
205 fuse mid joint changed
rear shaft pulled and straightened
205 fluid level sight glass added and fluid changed
air filter serviced
steering filter serviced
6.0 motor dressed with 99 fuel rail, 99 Throttle body, 99 oil pressure sensor, new PS pump, new Alternator
2 broken exhaust bolts extracted
flywheel changed
5lb rear fire ext mounted
probably 10 more PITA things done and complete. 

should have trans back tomorrow for motor install and braded cooler line mock ups
solid week of work on this unit- after 3 years of racing everything looks pretty good so far
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on February 06, 2017, 03:02:37 PM
Trans builder says looks like the TH400 from 928 looks like the day he put it in- no issues. 

buttoned up and waiting on a filter for tonight 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: gif on February 06, 2017, 04:07:42 PM
Trans builder says looks like the TH400 from 928 looks like the day he put it in- no issues. 


that's impressive.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on February 07, 2017, 01:43:05 PM
Matt found some severe rear axle truss cracking on the top right side upper link at axle.  Further investigation mandated using the porta ban to remove and rebuild.  the truss isnt trying to rip it self off the axle, but rather the top plate of the 1/4x2x3 box is trying to shear it self in to pieces from the push pull loads from the upper links.  plug welded 3/8" plate top plate with brackets put back on with additional braces is the plan.   
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on February 09, 2017, 01:28:18 AM
50psi of oil cold idle.  new 6.0 sounds rowdy   8)

couple loose ends and cosmetics, 928 is in great shape. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on February 10, 2017, 09:32:06 AM
front chassis work with removable crossbar and cooler mount finished up last night.

new trans fittings coming in today to resolve drive shaft clearance issues so it should be able to be ripped around the shop lot Saturday. 

coolant leak at water neck needs addressing.  tire carrier work / tins
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on February 10, 2017, 09:56:56 AM
nice work, gents
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on May 31, 2017, 04:03:55 PM
Thinking of switching to these when my current set of Trepadors are done. First need to see if I'm even worthy to get them haha.

http://www.bfgoodrichracing.com/desert-racing-bfgoodrich-baja-ta-kr3-40x12-5r17/
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on May 31, 2017, 05:54:56 PM
The KR's are not the right tire for us for anything we do.  the Mint maybe but thats all. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on June 01, 2017, 09:03:07 AM
KR3's look just like Nittos and Toyos not talking about KR's.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on June 01, 2017, 11:22:07 AM
they remind me off the european offroad tires that I've always liked so much with the open shoulders and closer traction pattern in the middle.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on June 09, 2017, 01:46:29 AM
got two nights on the lift.

two tires repaired.

some other things. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on June 11, 2017, 09:27:03 PM
looks like prep paid off.

Matt i think got 2nd in class and 2nd over all. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on June 12, 2017, 10:15:44 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Schroeder-Engineering-1-25-Swaybar-Arms-Nascar-Racing-SCHS-C114-4130-30/322283173395?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D41376%26meid%3D0fb0e20efdb045fa935eb7fc22262638%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D6%26mehot%3Dlo%26sd%3D172718749706   
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on June 12, 2017, 10:42:25 AM
curious if there's any impact damage seen? probably nothing that can be told since it was down there banging around for a bit. Just seems strange you're breaking them.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on June 12, 2017, 04:10:46 PM
ya, that side had a fresh install at moab after it was broken by the mint.  Only change we made was a stiffer bar installed
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on September 21, 2017, 10:34:10 AM
Not too bad a list for this old girl.

KOH 2018 Prep:

Shock rebuild/inspect
New front limit straps
Switch good tires to trail ready wheels
New Pumper filter
Oil change
New lower Radiator
Fuel tank and system refresh inspect
New Heims and bolts
New Steering heims
New Steering filter
New Rear brake line
New front Light bar on
Spare front Driveshaft storage
Put Longer winch cable on
U joint check
RCV Grease
Rear diff fluid and inspect, new pinion seal
Front diff fluid and inspect
Axle seals
New balloons
Skid plate rebuild
205 rebuild and mounting bushing check
Number plates


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on September 21, 2017, 12:10:40 PM
I have a good source for Heims now. Let me know before you buy any and I will see what we can do.
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on September 21, 2017, 01:11:20 PM
Better than Dan in price or in quality?


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: Ryan on September 21, 2017, 05:41:03 PM
Same as Dans, Better price
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on September 21, 2017, 06:25:34 PM
Sweet.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on September 21, 2017, 11:58:41 PM
we will proabably take a crate home with us in OCT :) 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: mr.mindless on September 22, 2017, 12:36:41 AM
 Ja!


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on September 22, 2017, 08:48:32 AM
I have a good source for Heims now. Let me know before you buy any and I will see what we can do.

Awesome!
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on December 28, 2017, 07:45:38 PM
front 60 complete tear down and inspection, new yoke, new pinion seal, re assembled
rear 14 torn down-  needs new shafts and a pinion seal
skid plate removed, new bolt on plate fabricated and installed
front limit straps completly changed, link mounts and chassis mounts fabricated, new straps installed
steering filter changed
front steering links removed, ready for new heims and hardware
broken sway bar arms pulled and new arms awaiting new hardware
driveshaft inventory taken and new parts needed to be ordered



fresh radiators and fuel system inspection are next big items, water pump gaskets and tool storage / spare shaft storage.

Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on December 31, 2017, 12:16:03 PM
two new radiators installed last night
new clamps and inspection on entire cooling system. 
Rad fan made to be quick service item with anchored internal fasteners added while it was out
NOS new volvo Rad fan installed. 
trans cooler cleaned out
new winch cable
new front lower light bar
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on January 20, 2018, 09:40:39 PM
hammers ready minus some drive shaft stow work. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 04, 2018, 08:20:08 AM
pulled into shop for first time after hammers


driver side front spindle broken, replaced spindle and new spindle bearing
driver side caliper bolts bent and replaced
front gear set inspected OK and diff oil changed
rear drive shaft splines stripped from yoke in middle of slip travel, its impressive!
Passenger side front RCV shaft replaced with new 300M, and new bell/rebuild kit
loose link jam nut found
main battery DOA

needs a bolt check, fluids check, primary rear shaft rebuilt, battery swap for AOAA and should be good. 
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: GBR928 on April 04, 2018, 08:21:41 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180404/5c4df68e37af326a1df4d14c7b31c4ac.jpg)

Now we know the thickness of a 60 spindle.


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Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: TrailTamer on April 04, 2018, 08:29:17 AM
That’s kinda impressive but sucks that it had to break at KOH.

Did you broke stub shaft in that spindle in past?
Title: Re: matts buggy build
Post by: M4wdFab on April 04, 2018, 09:30:43 AM
car has eaten 2 spindles from yukon chromo explosions before, but not since 300M rcvs.  also they just get mangled in the spindle bearing area not really damaged structurally.  this one just plan broke from impact