Author Topic: XJ Heep 3.0  (Read 2985 times)

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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #151 on: August 10, 2017, 09:39:06 AM »
these are what i was thinking to help you- i have seen them at local autoparts stores for cheap

https://setgroupusa.com/products/1-wheel-spacers-8mm-or-5-16-thick-fits-all-5x4-5-5x4-75-5x135-5x114-3?dfw_tracker=14498-14652565639&gclid=Cj0KCQjwiLDMBRDFARIsACNmiX-LpARdsVuX7ooLh_-VQy4T6pZnVbbM5PRM2j77G4EyNs4nX_II64QaAlSbEALw_wcB

I had poor experience with them. They're probably OK with aluminum/alloy wheels because they usually have flat mounting surface.

I'm thinking to use old rotors' center portion to use as wheel spacers, automatic snug fit over lug studs and hub centric and free.

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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #152 on: August 10, 2017, 10:56:16 AM »
old rotor sounds great idea, would take 5 min to make on my lathe, rotor steel pretty casty soft


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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #153 on: August 10, 2017, 10:58:43 AM »
 could chuck up an 8.8 or d35 shaft then bolt on rotor to shaft to turn

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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #154 on: August 10, 2017, 11:13:20 AM »
could chuck up an 8.8 or d35 shaft then bolt on rotor to shaft to turn

Debating on to have you to cut them for me or bolt rotors on backward on my XJ, put it in gear and cut it down with cut off wheel, finish up with flap wheel.  ???

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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #155 on: August 10, 2017, 02:08:21 PM »
If you can drop them off at the shop between now and when troy shows up with dana60 bearing parts i can do them, but as soon as troy gets to shop around 5 we have to hussel on his car to get the front axle rebuilt.  all bearings hosed from diff mud.

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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #156 on: August 11, 2017, 10:52:32 AM »
hmm rotor steel didnt like my lathe but we got it done. 

how did that fuel rail work out for you?

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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #157 on: August 11, 2017, 11:16:41 AM »
hmm rotor steel didnt like my lathe but we got it done. 

how did that fuel rail work out for you?

I had to finish it by grinding them down flat. They're definitely cast iron of some kind. Tough to grind but I got it done.

Fuel rail worked perfect, zero leak.

I'm glad I get to use drive shafts we took from Tom's old red XJ cuz manual trans drive shafts are kinda too short.

Brakes bled and ready.

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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #158 on: October 04, 2017, 07:07:29 PM »
That stinged a little. Progress!

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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #159 on: October 08, 2017, 01:29:41 PM »
Reused original wheel center caps. Look much better.

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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #160 on: October 16, 2017, 08:17:16 AM »
Reused original wheel center caps. Look much better.

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