My '73 Pro Street Project

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by Jodi, May 24, 2019.

  1. Jodi

    Jodi Veteran Member

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    Hey thanks man!
    Just got to to put an order for a driveshaft, set the u joint working angle and then the car can be driven again :D.

    Trying to get a driveshaft locally but so far no luck, local shops that I inquired to does not have the capabilities to high speed balance one.
     
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    Not sure where your from, for some reason I was thinking Canada? Anyway if your considering ordering something I can recommend DTS in Detroit. They can build drive shafts to order.
    DTS Parts and Service. 26400 Groesbeck Highway. Warren, MI 48089. Ph, 1-800-521-0628

    Before I found DTS I had another place called drive shaft systems build one for my wifes Camaro. Can't remember where they are at though. It was a mail order thing. They didn't build it right and I had to send it back and they rebuilt it a second time. It was expensive. Took 2 months. And they didn't even offer to pay for shipping.

    Nice if you can find something within driving distance.
     
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    Thanks for the recommendation, I really appreciate it.
    I've been very busy lately and had no time to tinker with the Camaro but I would definitely check DTS out. Thanks again!
     
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    Those 5/8" studs are HUGE.
    I also like the giant tire cribs you made to fit the big back tires. When you are done with them they would make a good planter for a tree.
    I wish I would have done what you did with the 3rd member studs. My diff only seeps a little but it is annoying as hell.
     
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    Just read your build thread!
    Very nice work!
     
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    Yeah...I shouldn't have to worry about breaking those 5/8" studs easily.

    For the cribs, I'll probably would disassemble them for storage incase I'll need them again later. Like the tree planter idea though.

    Hate oil leaks as well, I was just gonna replace 2 studs with some used spare ones that I have but went the new ARP route since their not that expensive anyway.
     
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    Thank you for the compliment!
     
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    Another small progress... I replaced the 4 link tubing and rod ends.
    Upgraded from 1" diameter to 1 3/8" 4130 (chromoly). Rod ends are also chromoly 3/4 x 16 from FK.
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    Here's a size comparison between the two.
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    Gave it 2 coats of paint before installation.
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    Since this car will be a street driven, I will also be upgrading to a bigger diameter diagonal link bar as well.

    Would really like to do a wishbone setup but don't have the real state, thought about panhard bar setup but wouldn't be optimal due to limited bar length (back half car).

    So, to keep the rear end assembly from any lateral movement, I'm stuck with a diagonal link setup for now, I think it should be fine with a heavy duty bar (fingers cross... :eek:). Also trying to get my hands on a set of scales so I can weigh the car and figure out the IC (instant center) and fine tune the rear suspension.

    Driveshaft is on order from Strange...
     
  9. Jodi

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    Still waiting on the driveshaft, the latest ETA now is mid May :(, in the meantime just doing odds and ends on the car.

    Just completed making an X-link style axle locator to replace the diagonal link.

    Prepping the material...cutting, notching, tapping etc.
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    All welded up and painted.
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    Installation was a breeze...mounts to the lower 4 link tubing bolts.
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    Recheck the pinion angle still at +1.0*
    BTW Engine/Trans angle is @ -2.0*
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    also got the nitrous bottle line installed.
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    Are you still waiting on the Driveshaft ???
     

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