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by MtnGoat
29 Apr 2015 10:03
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)
Replies: 242
Views: 24607

Re: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)

All the work and $$ has definitely been worth it. Drives like a totally different car. What I didn't expect was it is also much quieter, a bunch of small rattles and shakes are gone as well.
by MtnGoat
28 Apr 2015 21:53
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)
Replies: 242
Views: 24607

Re: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)

Mostly done, it went pretty quick. I read up on adjusting the box, and did as suggested with wheels in the air and testing full travel. Tightened it up about 3/4 turn, I don't know if thats good or bad. I went a little farther but could feel it beginning to bind when I turned the wheel, so I backed ...
by MtnGoat
28 Apr 2015 19:11
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)
Replies: 242
Views: 24607

Re: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)

Apparently the fittings were all 14mm as suggested, everything went on without a hitch. they showed me one of the old ball joints...crazy bad is too simple. the ball would come partway out of the socket without much effort. Needless to say I am thrilled with how it handled on the way home. It's like...
by MtnGoat
28 Apr 2015 10:53
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)
Replies: 242
Views: 24607

Re: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)

It's there now, can hardly wait to get it back!
by MtnGoat
28 Apr 2015 08:03
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)
Replies: 242
Views: 24607

Re: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)

Today is the day for the rest of the steering stuff. What toe in should I have them adjust to? Should it differ from stock since I have oversized tires? They're 27x8.5R14
by MtnGoat
24 Apr 2015 09:47
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)
Replies: 242
Views: 24607

Re: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)

Oh nice, that's pretty detailed. Thanks, i'm sure that will help.
by MtnGoat
24 Apr 2015 09:25
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)
Replies: 242
Views: 24607

Re: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)

During my hunt for the spring compressors I'd run across not one but two milk crates full of NIB parts I'd forgotten I even had. Stock roadster shocks, a clutch master (510), all kinds of hoses and bushings, a rear wheel cylinder (510 likely, but i'm hoping against hope it's a roadster one), all kin...
by MtnGoat
22 Apr 2015 00:08
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)
Replies: 242
Views: 24607

Re: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)

New strut cartridges are in! The advice helped and of course the other side took half as long. Fought the sway bar a bit, it's a 7/8" from some outfit or another, and boy is it stiff. (IMO the single best simple suspension add on to a wagon.) The driver's side insert was toast, you can push it up or...
by MtnGoat
21 Apr 2015 09:31
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)
Replies: 242
Views: 24607

Re: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)

Thanks, those are great tips, it's been awhile. Stopped by the hardware store this morning and got some spacer bits. Some big washers, a small nicely cylindrical pipe fitting, and some giant nuts that are slightly smaller than the gland nut and almost exactly 1 1/8" tall. We'll see which combo works...
by MtnGoat
20 Apr 2015 09:28
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)
Replies: 242
Views: 24607

Re: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)

Found my spring compressor, cool!

Now an odd question .. What is the least number of things I need to disconnect at the bottom of the strut to gain enough motion to access the top and replace the insert?
by MtnGoat
16 Apr 2015 19:51
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)
Replies: 242
Views: 24607

Re: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)

found a thrust bearing for use with the idler, like Ermish sells. Love those guys...but it and two washers will be ten bucks at McMaster. I think he's recessed the outer bushing to make room for it, I'll gamble with ten bucks and see if I can make it work.
by MtnGoat
16 Apr 2015 18:37
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)
Replies: 242
Views: 24607

Re: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)

That figures. God I hate door hanging

But, the Ermish parts showed up so I am ready to rock! I'd better find that damned spring compressor
by MtnGoat
16 Apr 2015 10:20
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)
Replies: 242
Views: 24607

Re: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)

While I wait for the rest of my parts to arrive, my attention turns to the doors I picked up. I can never seem to figure out the trick for properly hanging them. Is it *really* the 50 iterations and adjustments on the hinges and striker plate bidness, or is there some linear process and trick for ju...
by MtnGoat
15 Apr 2015 07:43
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)
Replies: 242
Views: 24607

Re: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)

Good tip on paying attention to the bottom of the tube, i might not have thought of that.
by MtnGoat
14 Apr 2015 20:16
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)
Replies: 242
Views: 24607

Re: Adventures of the Deathmobile (II)

Struts showed up, sure enough. OK, so when I'm going for the shimming action (I choose ride height), how do I judge it? Do I want the gland nut tightened down with a thread or two remaining, so I know the insert is firmly placed?