Funco SS2 Barn find

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Re: Funco SS2 Barn find

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:45 pm

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Does this mean that the solid torsion bar have two adjustments or two jam nuts for strength?

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Re: Funco SS2 Barn find

Post by madmitch » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:28 am

Ol'fogasaurus wrote:
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Does this mean that the solid torsion bar have two adjustments or two jam nuts for strength?
Not sure on that. I couldn't figure out the 2 grub screw thing 'til I noticed the solid bars this afternoon.
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Re: Funco SS2 Barn find

Post by madmitch » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:33 am

90 in w/b is soon to be more.
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Re: Funco SS2 Barn find

Post by madmitch » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:35 am

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Re: Funco SS2 Barn find

Post by madmitch » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:48 am

Another fine STFer comer thru with a loaned pair of IRS jigs

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Re: Funco SS2 Barn find

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Re: Funco SS2 Barn find

Post by madmitch » Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:03 am

Right now the plans are to build for desert buggy LOORRS class for 15 year old to drive next season with easy switch to limited buggy class if it goes well and grades are C and above.
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Re: Funco SS2 Barn find

Post by JUSSUMGUY » Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:09 am

madmitch wrote:4 wheel hurst airheart disc brakes. 2 pucks on rear wheels, 1 on each front
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rear hub and disc
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Front hub and disc. Note wheel bearing nut and solid torsion bars.Image
Good looking project. I have the same calipers on the back of 560. Might even be the same hubs and rotors. does it say "Baron Ind." anywhere on the hub?

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Re: Funco SS2 Barn find

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:34 pm

Your really getting serious and moving fast on this build... good job. My wife would be proud of me if I worked this hard on my buggy. :wink:

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Re: Funco SS2 Barn find

Post by madmitch » Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:48 pm

Good looking project. I have the same calipers on the back of 560. Might even be the same hubs and rotors. does it say "Baron Ind." anywhere on the hub?[/quote]

No the hub part for the rear is a vw drum machined down. The aluminum adapter that the rotor bolts to doesn't have any markings.
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Re: Funco SS2 Barn find

Post by dustymojave » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:47 am

Cool deal Mitch.

Since our group no longer does Tech for that series, I probably won't see you out there. Maybe at Glen Helen Baja Cup?

We'll be there at Glen Helen this weekend for the relocated MORE Powder Puff race. Since the Feds are off, they closed the desert down. MORE paid for the BLM Rangers to be there and even though paid in advance and not coming out of the Federal government's pocket, it's still shut down. If I were MORE, I'd be talking to attorneys about suing for breach of contract.
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Re: Funco SS2 Barn find

Post by madmitch » Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:13 pm

I screwed up and cut the torsion tubes too long on my fabricated housing. I measured the stock housing where the plates bolt on and cut to that length then bolted the clip jigs on and tacked the clips in place. Now I am wondering if the jigs are for a stock housing or fabricated housing. I'll find out soon enough. I cut the end plates off today and will tack them on and see if the trailing arms line up.
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Re: Funco SS2 Barn find

Post by dustymojave » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:02 am

madmitch wrote:I screwed up and cut the torsion tubes too long on my fabricated housing. I measured the stock housing where the plates bolt on and cut to that length then bolted the clip jigs on and tacked the clips in place. Now I am wondering if the jigs are for a stock housing or fabricated housing. I'll find out soon enough. I cut the end plates off today and will tack them on and see if the trailing arms line up.
Note that with a fabricated housing, the ends where the bushings go are flat plate. With a stock torsion housing, the end forgings (they are NOT castings - you wouldn't be able to arc weld castings very well) are formed so the grommets fit inside the end. There are torsion bushings made specifically for a fabricated housing which fit into the tube and have a flange to bush between the spring plate and the end plate. The spring plates should wind up the same distance apart as in a stock housing and the spacing of the end plates should take into account the flanges on the bushings.
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Re: Funco SS2 Barn find

Post by Hedrock » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:55 am

Hey #1... Here is a pic of what Dusty's talking about. The one in the box would be the inner.

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Re: Funco SS2 Barn find

Post by madmitch » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:40 pm

I know what you are talking about Dustymo. I'm just glad I realized it before the torsion was welded in. I checked the spring plates and pivot brackets tonight with a trailing arms all mocked up and the clips are in the right place. My conclusion is that the fixtures are made from a stock torsion housing. If you were fabing a housing, one would need 3/4" spacers between the fixtures and the end plates to get the pivot brackets in the right place. Mine are good because I tacked them in place with the housing the same width as stock.
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