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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Post by RMS » 30 May 2012 10:29

HudsonMC wrote:Those camber plates don't get installed under the strut towers? Is there a backing plate under the tower? Seems weird that there is nothingto spread that load out...
Part of the camber plate gets installed under the tower. i would have liked to install all of the plates under the tower to get more height but there was no room to make caster adjustments and the camber would have been limited.
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S15DET wrote:Car looks like so much fun.
thanks man she is fun, scary fun not having a rollcage installed. that's ok that's why i bring kenny along, :twisted: he is the sacrificial lamb. its the same reason a red coat is always taken on away missions, that way no main cast members die.
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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Post by Dave Patten » 30 May 2012 14:02

They are installed per the manufacturer's directions.

I installed a set that were brand new way back when. They came in a cloth bag with a draw string. The instructions tell you to install bolts in the shock tower holes, thread up and nut them against the tower like they are studs. The top plate slips over them and can be moved fore/aft to adjust caster.

Not too much range of adjustment when using stock springs.
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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Post by StrutlessWonder » 30 May 2012 19:25

Ahhh. The old MOOG camber plates. This brings back memories.
The cloth bag was in a yellow and blue box.
Originally used to correct frt end camber in 510s after an accident.
What we used way back when before we knew better (1980s).
They raise the frt of the car 1/2".
They rust like crazy. They were super cheap.
Sounds like a perfect solution for a rally 510.
Enjoy!
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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Post by RMS » 05 Jun 2012 12:28

tried out the new camber on the front of my car over the weekend. i really liked how the front tires dug in on the gravel corners, under steer was not apparent. but on the drive home i gave her the beans in a corner on wet pavement and the under steer was terrifying. i have never experienced so much under steer in a 510 (well except for the time i went for a rip with stock 40year old bias ply tires). time to make up 1.5in to 2in spacers for the rear springs, so i stop tappin her assImage then off to Specialty to have the toe, camber and caster adjusted by a pro.
after two hours on the trail my break pedal started getting low. so i stopped to give a turn on the adjusters. sleeve pulled up, wrench in hand i reached behind the wheel and cooked all the hair on my arm. i never knew shocks could get so hot.Image
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Re: 6 inches of Rust

Post by RMS » 14 Mar 2013 08:55

with much procrastination i started the ring gear swap after the starter decided it wanted a snack over a month ago.

this time i used my noodle after removing the drive shaft i slipped a slip joint back on the tail of the trany. aah no gear oil shower.
pulled the flywheel set it up on a block and gently warmed it with the torch. a few ringing blows later the ring gear clattered to the floor.Image
i then repeated the process with a l16 flywheel. I then used the chewed on ring to help install the l16 ring onto the z24 fly

the only concern i had was the z24 ring had drill marks in it from balancing. the holes were clean through the fly and the l16 ring had no marks. hopefully it's not horribly out of balance.
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Re: 6 inches of Rust

Post by RMS » 13 Dec 2013 09:43

A bit of winter maintenance was needed she was pulling hard to the right. I thought maybe a isolator in the rear had squished out. pulled the springs and inspected every thing checked out fine so i moved on to the front with some 30w bellray oil and new O rings in hand. what I found was shocking. :shock:
has this happened to anyone? ImageImage

they were the same height when I put them in three years ago. could a stock strut low on oil create so much heat that it would fatigue the spring?
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Re: 6 inches of Rust

Post by 510rob » 13 Dec 2013 11:28

RMS wrote: much procrastination
ring gear swap
it wanted a snack
over a month ago

this time
i used my noodle
aah
no gear-oil shower

pulled the flywheel
on a block
gently
warmed it with the torch

ringing blows
later
ring gear clattered
to the floor

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There was something poetic in the way you wrote all of that, so I rearranged it a bit for aesthetics...

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Re: 6 inches of Rust

Post by RMS » 04 Aug 2014 10:30

suspension test :mrgreen: ImageImage
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Re: 6 inches of Rust

Post by 510rob » 04 Aug 2014 11:48

oh man that (almost ) looks like too much fun

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Re: 6 inches of Rust

Post by RMS » 04 Aug 2014 14:54

it easily would have become too much fun. I did five runs and called it before the need of a tow truck or EMS.

its hard to get perspective but the hill is almost vertical and about three story's high.
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Re: 6 inches of Rust

Post by Button » 07 Aug 2014 18:27

Man I love your 510!! That looks like too much fun. Thanks - now I want another 510 to make an offroad car. When my wife gets mad because we have acquired another vehicle I am blaming you.

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Re: 6 inches of Rust

Post by RMS » 07 Aug 2014 21:08

no problem :twisted: you can also say " at least I don"t have as many as RMS". im sitting @ 13 right now 6 dimes 6 Dodges and a Datsaru.
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Re: 6 inches of Rust

Post by RMS » 08 Aug 2014 10:15

A subaru guy got some good shots :arrow: Image Image
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Re: 6 inches of Rust

Post by two_68_510s » 08 Aug 2014 13:11

great shot!
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Re: 6 inches of Rust

Post by funwithmonkeys » 08 Aug 2014 13:22

It looks like your head is almost touching the roof there. That had to be a lot of fun.
If no one from the future comes back to stop you from doing it then how bad of a decision can it really be?

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