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Re: Gif Built Buggy
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2012, 05:54:18 PM »
Update:    4lo shifts perfect now  ;D   no more crazy RPMs...

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Re: Gif Built Buggy
« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2012, 06:39:54 PM »
Well I think I got all the bugs worked out.    Buggy felt very solid yesterday.


To do list:

Change out the engine break in oil for full synthetic oil.

Build removable spare tire carrier.

Move gas pedal over 1"

Grip tape on floors.

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Re: Gif Built Buggy
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2012, 09:51:20 AM »
Well I think I got all the bugs worked out.    Buggy felt very solid yesterday.


To do list:

Change out the engine break in oil for full synthetic oil.

Build removable spare tire carrier.

Move gas pedal over 1"

Grip tape on floors.



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Re: Gif Built Buggy
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2012, 09:59:01 AM »
i spy a 571 inspired look a like tire carrier!

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Re: Gif Built Buggy
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2012, 10:40:21 AM »
Are you planning on racing this year with Ryan and smike?
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Re: Gif Built Buggy
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2012, 01:06:09 PM »
Are you planning on racing this year with Ryan and smike?

I have no interest in racing.

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Re: Gif Built Buggy
« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2012, 12:57:00 PM »
Broken tranny tail and adapter



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Re: Gif Built Buggy
« Reply #37 on: June 25, 2012, 01:00:09 PM »
we have the technology....


5.3ls, 4l60e, divorce chevy 205   :)


still sounds like a 1500$ weekend for ya though, ouch.

kinda like my 610$ tree i ran over  bah!

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Re: Gif Built Buggy
« Reply #38 on: June 25, 2012, 03:15:56 PM »
Im thinking  TBI 350/ TH400/Divorced 205

I just dont want the extra hood height

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Re: Gif Built Buggy
« Reply #39 on: June 25, 2012, 04:38:23 PM »
ya, between hood work, computer, harness, headers, and trans adaptor, new engine mounts, exhaust work, id probably be thinking the same thing-

o wait, i did that haha, never mind. 

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Re: Gif Built Buggy
« Reply #40 on: July 02, 2012, 01:07:57 PM »
Found my failure:

Turns out that my super fancy removable subframe/skid plate was not up to the task.  It looks like it took a huge hit right in front of the tranny mount and bent the whole belly upward.  The transfer case was mounted closer to the cross member so it did not move.  The motor mounts are crazy strong so they did not move.

So it was like breaking a stick over your knee.  It point loaded in the middle.    "SNAP"   







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Re: Gif Built Buggy
« Reply #41 on: July 02, 2012, 01:10:18 PM »
on the bright side it's an explainable failure, I always look at that as a good thing.
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oh lord!

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Re: Gif Built Buggy
« Reply #42 on: July 02, 2012, 01:20:41 PM »
I picked up another 4L60E.  So im going to give this drivetrain setup another try.

I like the lower gearing combo of the tranny and case.

Just need to over build the subframe this time.

Speaking of,   Smike can you get any size / wall tube?



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Re: Gif Built Buggy
« Reply #43 on: July 02, 2012, 03:14:29 PM »
i can get ANYTHING for the right $$ haha, what are you looking for?

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Re: Gif Built Buggy
« Reply #44 on: July 02, 2012, 04:17:56 PM »
i can get ANYTHING for the right $$ haha, what are you looking for?

not sure yet.   I just got the motor / tranny out.     

Maybe 1-5/8 x .25" wall     (2) sticks
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