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by duke
09 May 2018 19:59
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Noobie's 510 project
Replies: 289
Views: 42344

Re: Here she continues to sit...

DADZSUN wrote:
07 May 2018 05:18

Any other suggestions?
Carburetors...

(Sorry, I had to.)
by duke
04 Apr 2018 22:09
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Mikuni's going rich after high lateral G's
Replies: 30
Views: 3183

Re: Mikuni's going rich after high lateral G's

Thanks Tedman! I'll be adding that to my to-do list for this season. I'll report back with results once I get a good chance to test.
by duke
22 Mar 2018 15:10
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Sticky, wide, 13" and 14" tires - Toyo Proxes R888
Replies: 12
Views: 1699

Re: Sticky, wide, 13" and 14" tires - Toyo Proxes R888

One maybe unforeseen downside to running R-comps on the street is that the limits of the tires are so high, the cornering speeds achievable are maybe a little excessive for public roads. Even with 200 tread wear tires on my car, driving the car near its limits (aka "the fun zone") is way faster than...
by duke
15 Mar 2018 13:24
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Is there aftermarket calipers that use metric fasteners?
Replies: 24
Views: 963

Re: Is there aftermarket calipers that use metric fasteners?

RMS wrote:I search your thread and no mention of 280 struts. are you still running stock brakes? if so why not stock 280 brakes and 13s ?
The stock 280zx calipers are HEAVY. Going to an aluminum caliper can save a good amount of unsprung weight.
by duke
12 Mar 2018 10:00
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Is there aftermarket calipers that use metric fasteners?
Replies: 24
Views: 963

Re: Is there aftermarket calipers that use metric fasteners?

I personally don't mind using imperial fasteners. I have been using AN hardware exclusively for any imperial fastener on my car for a while. AN fasteners are available in a large number of lengths, and they have proper shoulder diameters and lengths to be used in suspension and chassis applications....
by duke
07 Mar 2018 12:14
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Autocross Alignment Specs
Replies: 28
Views: 982

Re: Autocross Alignment Specs

Autocross using this setup. The surface sucked. The tires are all season. I'm not very good. I'm open to criticism. https://youtu.be/smhBX35d-O0 Don't really have any driving critiques, but I will suggest mounting your camera in a way that you can see what you are doing during the run. I mount mine...
by duke
15 Feb 2018 06:33
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Autocross Alignment Specs
Replies: 28
Views: 982

Re: Autocross Alignment Specs

To reiterate what Jeff and Keith have said, TIRES! I personally run a similar setup to those guys, with the exception being I run a good deal more camber. I run 3.5* in the front and 2 in the rear. This results in even temperatures across the tire after a run. However, I run either Hoosier A7's or a...
by duke
13 Feb 2018 07:13
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: Rack And Pinion exploration
Replies: 326
Views: 58812

Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

I have also thought about a tubular bar recently. The only drawback that I see is that because of where it would have to be located (under or just behind the core support, depending on what you decide) the arms end up being pretty long. Because of the long arms you end up having to run a pretty stou...
by duke
12 Feb 2018 09:57
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: Rack And Pinion exploration
Replies: 326
Views: 58812

Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Duke I thought of a way to get 13" wheels on your car. You can adjust your bump steer using the spherical bearing under your strut (where the old ball joint was) instead of spacing the out tie rod. The only worry is that it may need to be spaced the way you can't go. I tried to go back and look at ...
by duke
09 Feb 2018 10:28
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: Rack And Pinion exploration
Replies: 326
Views: 58812

Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Escort-MK2-Kiley-Clinton-EXTRA-HEAVY-DUTY-Steering-Quick-Rack-2-5-Turns-RHD-Gp4-/380605440414?ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:GB:1123 Here is a thought as well I contacted this seller a while back requesting measurements and this is the answer they gave me below. Overall width: 1060...
by duke
31 Jan 2018 19:57
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: 2.3L of fun
Replies: 696
Views: 48361

Re: 2.3L of fun

funwithmonkeys wrote:Total weight of everything I added was 41lb.
I'm glad to see that you kept track of this. As my car is pretty bare, I've often wondered what the actual weight penalty would be of adding some sound deadening.
by duke
02 Jan 2018 15:06
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 565
Views: 72964

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

Thanks Duke, Another quick question - what did you use for steering shaft/UJoints off the Datsun column to the Escort rack? I can't get a clear image from your pictures. Specifically, were you able to use just a single U joint off the Datsun column and another one down at the rack? Was the angle wi...
by duke
23 Dec 2017 21:54
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Remove front crossmember with out removing engine?
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: Remove front crossmember with out removing engine?

Yes, I've done this a few times for various reasons (oil pan mods, suspension mods, etc) and it's pretty easy to do. Just disconnect the control arms and drop it down.

As for the x-members, '68 and '69 had a different x-member, with higher LCA pivot points and no aforementioned lip.
by duke
10 Nov 2017 14:21
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: "Hey" my daily driven race car!
Replies: 159
Views: 17357

Re: "Hey" my daily driven race car!

funwithmonkeys wrote:You guys just need a higher red line. Being able to go to 8000 will fix that shifting issue.
This is true...but that is expensive! I don't spin my KA any faster than 7000 rpm. I have heard that there is a harmonic that sets in at about 7250 rpm that will absolutely destroy them.
by duke
10 Nov 2017 11:57
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: "Hey" my daily driven race car!
Replies: 159
Views: 17357

Re: "Hey" my daily driven race car!

You guys have almost have me convinced to go to 4.44's for next year... My only hesitation is that my max speed in 2nd will be reduced by 10mph (from 65 currently to 55). I'm afraid that this might actually slow me down in some events, as I will have to be shifting to 3rd more often (with the 3.90 I...