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M4wdFab

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new buggy build
« on: November 10, 2023, 06:09:13 PM »
started gathering parts

superduty axles
07 ecotec 2.2
link material and heims ordered
rear steer valve came in today

have a list and a plan

budget build, rear stear transaxle, 39 redlabels (to start)
single seat moon buggy, light, simple.  trail rig. 

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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2023, 08:19:57 PM »
Nice
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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2023, 08:28:06 PM »
1st oversight... no power steering pump provision on 2007 2.2

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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2023, 10:35:18 PM »
Electric boosted column might be useful in something else but that’s annoying.
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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2023, 11:14:40 PM »
Electric pump
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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2023, 12:01:27 PM »
Electric boosted column might be useful in something else but that’s annoying.

i was thinking the jacks on my trailer lol

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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2023, 01:29:01 PM »
shell scrapped, netted 160$ back of the 600 i paid for the 2007 cobalt.   2 cats added to cat pile if prices ever go back up... pathetic right now

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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2023, 11:24:57 AM »
rear engine or front engine? American or British driver position?  :P
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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2023, 06:24:03 PM »
first glance looks like mid engine and left hand drive single seat. 


guy had family ER emergency this morning so i didnt get to pick up my second superduty axle as scheduled out by my mom

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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2023, 06:54:32 PM »
4 links front and rear, all 38" is long

plan is links, subframe, axles, steering, drive shafts will all be symetrical / mirror image front/rear. 

engine will be off set on right side, with transmission in center with ouputs point to front left diff and rear right diff.

fill the seat, cell, rad in where there is room, tube over top, wheel. 


single ended 10" rams for 50 degree steering, leaving superduty tie rods ect for now
had thoughts to try and do pinion brakes but on the transaxle end, and remove all the superduty calipers/rotors but not seeing a way to execute that relistate wise up front (legs in way) 

the fuel pressure is PWM'd on these things o need to deal with that...  Fuel pump module scrapped with shell.  hoping to use a corvette 58psi filter reg instead and run it

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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2023, 10:37:48 PM »
wiring info gathered/stolen


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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2023, 10:44:08 PM »
I’d leave brakes on the axle ends and mount a second caliper for cutting.
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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2023, 10:47:55 PM »
spools and no center diff /disconnect so no reason for corner brakes

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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2023, 10:53:54 PM »
 The "MN5" 4T45E  auto 4 speed trans

Gear ratios:

1   2   3   4   R
2.95   1.62   1.00   0.68   2.14
Applications:

final drive ratio 3.63:1
2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt

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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2023, 11:20:13 PM »
welding the "diff" in the auto is more of a project than i was hoping.... F me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zM2YdBBGCs