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Gettin' Stoopid 66G

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gotavan

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Re: Gettin' Stoopid 66G

Post by gotavan on Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:06 pm

Hey Joe I stopped at Ellinbas today on the way home from work and picked up a hunk of stress proof rod. give me a call I have the ends done. I will be on another bike ride tomorrow. Dan
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Digz

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Re: Gettin' Stoopid 66G

Post by Digz on Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:38 pm

Had a little fun time today.

The work Dan did looks really good and the he made a new shaft for me also. Got the order in for some bearings and still have to locate some seals. Got the axle stub shafts assembled, so those are ready when I get further along.

Borrowed a gun for some panelbond today also, going to try that instead of welding on the roof and window patches. Just keep pickin' at it!
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Re: Gettin' Stoopid 66G

Post by G-Man on Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:57 pm

Joe when to you think you'll drop that BB in there, can't wait to see that also. That Jag rear end will really set you van apart from move out there
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Digz

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Re: Gettin' Stoopid 66G

Post by Digz on Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:42 pm

I kind of need to have the engine/trans and RA all ready at the same time. Right now I want to do a loose assembly of the RA to get the position right before I narrow it. The trans I have already, 350TH. I think Im going to keep the block bare until I get things set, just to make it easier to handle. May even borrow an empty trans case from my "Tranny Shop" bud. I have a really dumb idea running thru my head right now about making the trans and RA almost one piece with a bracket and eliminating all but one U joint. Like I say DUMB but its gonna stick with me a few days Im sure. Also I'm gonna blame Corey for getting me thinking on the IFS stuff. Winter is coming ,,I'll need some reason to research things and have plenty of time to do it ,,LOL
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Digz

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Re: Gettin' Stoopid 66G

Post by Digz on Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:48 am

Again , just playing a little. My really stupid idea was to make a caged housing from the trans to the RA, but servicing the thing would be near impossible. Shocked So after asking Tom on where he ended up I can see where at least an 8" driveshaft will be needed.

The glitch in the Jag RA setup is the pinion angle. They are designed to keep the Control arms at the same angle as the pinion.At least on the set up this came from. The mounts for the Arms will need to be brought/swung down to keep me on track with mounting the coilover shocks. It sounds like there are brackets out there that do this but I'll more than likely come up with something homebrewed.

Still kinda waiting on my electrician to get the mill and lathe wired up. His nickname is No-Show,
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Re: Gettin' Stoopid 66G

Post by Bear on Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:00 pm

your humeing rt along joe looking good
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Re: Gettin' Stoopid 66G

Post by G-Man on Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:29 pm

Sure going to be very interesting when done I have full faith you can make it all work
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savage

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Re: Gettin' Stoopid 66G

Post by savage on Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:34 am

Joe, I ened up with the 8in DS because the motor was moved back 18 in(just behind front axal rear spring mount)[img][/img]
and droped 2in? (+,-)? Are you going to move your motor back that far??
Going to be Cool how ever you do,it will be Nice one, Cool like your other van
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Digz

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Re: Gettin' Stoopid 66G

Post by Digz on Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:52 pm

Yeah Tom, Thats about exactly where I figured it could be. I need to get the brakebooster and MC kind of placed to be sure. Those are the next bunch of parts I need to get laying around. I can put the motor mounts at the spring mount if I can afford the room to get a bit longer driveshaft. I already have the MM cut down to allow for a vertical flange mount so I can adjust the hieght as needed.

I had a step by step plan at one time sorta figured out, but I'm finding I work better in a state of Chaos. LOL
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Digz

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Re: Gettin' Stoopid 66G

Post by Digz on Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:50 pm

I ordered a dual 7" booster/MC setup the other day. Should be here in a day or 2. Give me a place to start.

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Re: Gettin' Stoopid 66G

Post by Guest on Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:48 pm

nice. is that the corvette setup?
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Digz

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Re: Gettin' Stoopid 66G

Post by Digz on Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:53 pm

We'll see for sure when it gets here but the pic looks like it to me, at least something similar. It might just end up being something to work from ,I'm still thinking I might try going with a larger bore MC before Im finished with that part, Its all an experiment Mike.

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Re: Gettin' Stoopid 66G

Post by Guest on Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:58 pm

I have been thinking of using the Corvette set up myself.
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Digz

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Re: Gettin' Stoopid 66G

Post by Digz on Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:40 pm

This is what I got. The part number on the Mc box was 309. It's got bleeder screws on the MC ? Why ?



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Re: Gettin' Stoopid 66G

Post by Guest on Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:47 pm

that looks like the one I have been looking at.
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whopman

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Re: Gettin' Stoopid 66G

Post by whopman on Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:12 am

Digz the bleeder screws are for bench bleeding the master cylinder prior to installing it..without the bleeders it takes some time to bench bleed the master with them it should only take you 3-5 minutes..
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Digz

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Re: Gettin' Stoopid 66G

Post by Digz on Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:32 am

Thanks, First time I have run across this myself. scratch
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Re: Gettin' Stoopid 66G

Post by Digz on Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:38 pm

Rain day today so the pit was truck free. The electricians finally showed up, need parts and will see them next week,I hope! I'm missing my mill right now. This my remedy for getting my pinion angle where I want it.



The MC came out very close to where I had figured. I should be able to gain another inch forward by making myself a shorter clevis where it hooks to the brake arm. Right now I am planning on changing this MC out , it is only a 1" bore and I think I'd rather go to an 1-1/8". The Jag brakes use a dual piston set up and will/may require more fluid quicker. With that I am also thinking of changing the geometry of the brake arm a bit to gain some stroke.

One pitfall to this is it going to make the swaybar more difficult to do, maybe even eliminate it?
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savage

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Re: Gettin' Stoopid 66G

Post by savage on Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:09 pm

How about useing a 2nd gen sway bar(somebody put one on my 65 DV) its got bends on it to go around MC???? Got a few with all the pasts if you need one
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Digz

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Re: Gettin' Stoopid 66G

Post by Digz on Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:11 pm

I think I have one of those laying around somewhere. I can't remember right now, but there was an issue using it on a 1st gen that either involved the shocks or the disc brakes or the combination of both. But I will definately have to look at that again.
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Digz

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Re: Gettin' Stoopid 66G

Post by Digz on Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:51 pm

Another rainy day at the pit.



One thing about tub holes, it makes dropping the axle a piece of cake!
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sasktrini

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Re: Gettin' Stoopid 66G

Post by sasktrini on Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:56 pm

Nice!
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Digz

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Re: Gettin' Stoopid 66G

Post by Digz on Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:31 am

Got all of the parts to stick the BB together now "I think" Picked up an RPM AirGap 4bbl intake the other day. got the lifters, oil pump/pickup tube and timing chain set yesturday. Finally have the mill and lathe wired up. Now to get all this chaos in order!!
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Digz

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Re: Gettin' Stoopid 66G

Post by Digz on Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:06 pm

I can't say I accomplished alot but started a few things. Kind of sizing up the rotisserie stuff.

I got the broken bolts out of the RA housing.

Did a test fit of the Block and Trans.

Have to carve into the Xmember, have to do some work with the engine Xmember yet and it will need another test fit to see if it was enough.

Small gains.

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Nightmoves

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Re: Gettin' Stoopid 66G

Post by Nightmoves on Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:45 pm

Joe...Your out of control! Love it,man!

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