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by duke
16 Jul 2017 10:39
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Front Wheel Clearance?
Replies: 8
Views: 987

Re: Front Wheel Clearance?

I have done this on a friends car, but I don't have any pictures. There might be some on his build thread on Ratsun but I'm not sure. Basically what I did was split the seam at the back of the fender well, move it back ~1", and re weld. This was for wide wheels and large flares. If you are not runni...
by duke
05 Jul 2017 13:48
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: 2.3L of fun
Replies: 701
Views: 54339

Re: 2.3L of fun

You guys really make me want to try the 048's!!! Have you guys ran the Hoosier A7's or R7's? We talked about this on the phone, but for everybody else's sake, here is my initial experience with A7's. Like funwithmonkeys said, they are very wide. A 205/50-R15 A7 is more like a 215 or even wider. I h...
by duke
23 Jun 2017 10:48
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Is the Subaru R180 the same as the Nissan / Datsun R180
Replies: 30
Views: 14244

Re: Is the Subaru R180 the same as the Nissan / Datsun R180

Reviving an old thread here. I'm contemplating installing a lower gear (numerically higher) in my '04 STI LSD. Subaru sells new 4.44 ring and pinion, which I know will work, but they aren't cheap. Being a thrifty 510 owner, I am wondering if I can use the ring and pinion from a K case 720 or Hardbod...
by duke
18 Jun 2017 12:04
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: 2.3L of fun
Replies: 701
Views: 54339

Re: 2.3L of fun

I used to get the course REALLY early, so I could have nice time to walk the course, get my mental picture FIRMLY embedded in my brain. I would do at least 3 laps ( on the HUGE course). Then I would go and sit quietly in my car, roll the window up so no one can talk to you, close your eyes, and run...
by duke
17 Jun 2017 09:19
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 565
Views: 76643

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

icehouse wrote:Your arms looked ripped in the corners!
That's the armstrong power steering!

It's one of the side affects of my other hobby.

ImageDrawind of the Three by Eldukerino, on Flickr
by duke
16 Jun 2017 16:59
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 565
Views: 76643

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

This last weekend I was supposed to be running in the Cascade Lakes Hillclimb, located just outside Ashland, Oregon. However, as anybody who attended Canby knows, the weather in Oregon over the weekend was a little wet. Unfortunately, this lead to the cancellation of the event. Luckily, there was a ...
by duke
31 May 2017 12:31
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Brake Pad Compounds
Replies: 13
Views: 1616

Re: Brake Pad Compounds

Second on the Porterfield R4s pads. Ran them for a long time. Good cold bite and seemed to withstand a good amount of heat without fading.
by duke
30 May 2017 10:02
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 565
Views: 76643

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

Along with all these modifications, I purchased a set of Hoosier A7's, perhaps the fastest DOT approved radial autocross tire available. At the very first autocross with this setup, I was able to post the fastest time of the day! This was something that I have been working towards for the past few y...
by duke
30 May 2017 10:01
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 565
Views: 76643

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

As well as the rack and pinion steering upgrade I also recently revamped the crank pulley and trigger wheel setup on the engine. KA's are know to vibrate quite a bit due to their long stroke and not fully counter weighted crank. From what I have read they will pretty much die from any sustained runn...
by duke
25 May 2017 22:43
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 565
Views: 76643

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

I didn't model anything. I determined the size of the spacer using a bump steer gauge and trial and error. I was able to get bump steer down to .030 per inch in bump and droop from ride height. I can't feel any bumpsteer while driving so I am going to call it good. The spacer is exactly 1" long, whi...
by duke
25 May 2017 07:05
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 565
Views: 76643

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

That is a super cool install. I see that there are a bunch of different ratios available for the MKII , do you know what ratio you picked? Yes, I used the quickest available, which is 2.2 turns lock to lock. If I were to do this on a car that is more primarily street driven, I would go with a littl...
by duke
23 May 2017 12:49
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 565
Views: 76643

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

Thanks guys. The actual fabrication for the rack install really wasn't to much work (honestly modifying the firewall may have been the biggest pain in the ass) but all the things I ended up doing "while I was in there" really took a lot of time! Another one of my "winter projects" was upgrading the ...
by duke
22 May 2017 12:41
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 565
Views: 76643

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

A few more pictures of the whole thing installed.

ImageDSC01016 by Eldukerino, on Flickr

ImageDSC01018 by Eldukerino, on Flickr
by duke
22 May 2017 12:24
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 565
Views: 76643

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

After much deliberation and planning, I have finally decided to dive down the rabbit hole of installing rack and pinion steering on my car. Like many 510's out there, my steering box was badly worn, and definitely one of the main weak points of the chassis. I have seen many different iterations of r...
by duke
22 May 2017 12:22
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: 6 inches of Rust
Replies: 211
Views: 28205

Re: 6 inches of Rust

X3! Looks awesome!