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Post by david58 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:54 pm

bajaherbie wrote:ditch the paint idea and go with some vinyl graphics, it will hold up better to scratches than spray paint......
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Hot, humid air is less dense than cooler, drier air. This can allow a golf ball to fly through the air with greater ease, as there won't be as much resistance on the ball.

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Post by WisdomRacing » Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:13 am

Oooh so THIS is what the spindles are for. Build looks REALLY clean! I'll try and get the spindles out for you tomorrow :D

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Post by Leatherneck » Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:26 pm

So I am going through the checklist , jack the buggy up to check out the front knowing I am good cause I just put new King and link pins bushings in my STOCK but beefed up spindles. So it is jacked up and I shake drivers side, GTG shake passanger side and it wobbles, side to side and it is not the adjustment either, King pin is shot already :twisted: So off comes the spindles so I can go ahead and put on the Foddrills from WisdomRacing. Good and bad news dammit, all I wanted was good news. Sorry for the bright pic.

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I am going through the list and I highly recommend it for several reasons one you have to actually check something vice, looking at it, unless of course you fudge everything anyway. But in doing the checklist found several other items that needed my attention as well. Good check list http://www.shoptalkforums.net/viewtopic ... highlight= Thanks 57Baja for starting it.

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Post by CopperBaja » Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:07 pm

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Ol'fogasaurus wrote:The material you used for the body, can it be painted?
Did a small test.

Plastic paint , Cheap paint, Vehicle dupli-color paint and sticker

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This was after 30 minutes nothing stuck

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Will check again tomorrow and see if full cure is any better.
So, what was the final results? Are all the votes counted? How did the starting line of the Dallas Cowboys vote? ;)
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Post by Leatherneck » Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:09 pm

No, everybody scratched off. Cleaned then sanded then primed then painted. week later still scratches off. :? This is some good stuff :D

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Post by pafree » Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:18 pm

maybe. duplicolor make a adhesion promoter. promoter, paint then clear coat.

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Post by Leatherneck » Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:20 pm

That is the deal this is all rattle can stuff, have not tried any high dollar products. Will find something over time.

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Post by pafree » Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:19 pm

maybe. vinyl auto graphics. http://www.vinylgraphics.net/ i could see something like this on your car. http://www.vinylgraphics.net/shopexd.asp?id=1086

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Post by CopperBaja » Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:31 pm

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That's an expensive steeker!!! :shock:
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Post by david58 » Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:42 pm

CopperBaja wrote:Image

That's an expensive steeker!!! :shock:
But it is a purdy expensive steeker. :lol:
Hot, humid air is less dense than cooler, drier air. This can allow a golf ball to fly through the air with greater ease, as there won't be as much resistance on the ball.

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Post by Leatherneck » Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:52 pm

So I take the cv's off today and check for clocking, not clocked. Then I not reading thoroughly I put wide with wide on the oposite CV's pretty damn proud of myself call up Hedrock we are talking about them and he says uh, don't think you did it right so at first I have to defend my stupidity and go get the sheet to read directions again. So I ended up taking both axles back off and aligning them with wide to narrow, CV to CV . :roll: Well at least now I can check it off my list.

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Post by Hedrock » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:15 pm

Leatherneck wrote:So I take the cv's off today and check for clocking, not clocked. Then I not reading thoroughly I put wide with wide on the oposite CV's pretty damn proud of myself call up Hedrock we are talking about them and he says uh, don't think you did it right so at first I have to defend my stupidity and go get the sheet to read directions again. So I ended up taking both axles back off and aligning them with wide to narrow, CV to CV . :roll: Well at least now I can check it off my list.

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Post by turbobaja » Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:07 am

Leatherneck wrote:So I take the cv's off today and check for clocking, not clocked. Then I not reading thoroughly I put wide with wide on the oposite CV's pretty damn proud of myself call up Hedrock we are talking about them and he says uh, don't think you did it right so at first I have to defend my stupidity and go get the sheet to read directions again. So I ended up taking both axles back off and aligning them with wide to narrow, CV to CV .
OK, wasn't aware I needed to clock my CVs. I have all 930 goodies and had just planned on assembling with plenty of lube and running it. So, these "constant velocity" joints need clocking like U-joints too? And from what I gather here, line up narrow gap with wide gap across the shaft is correct? Mine didn't come with instructions :? .

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Post by Leatherneck » Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:27 am

This learning stuff, man I thought I was done with that in school :? But you have it right narrow to wide in the CV's and narrow to wide across the axle. They say clocking is not really important unless you are pushing the angle but if there is a better/right way of doing it why not go ahead and take that road? Also make sure you have the CV facing the correct way on the axle as well.

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Post by turbobaja » Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:36 am

Very interesting. I can see how working the CVs at extreme angles without correct clocking could cause some shudder/vibration/wear....bad stuff.

I'll have to spend some time playing with my joints :shock:

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