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by davew
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Build Diaries Discussion
Topic: Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5
Replies: 21
Views: 3358

Re: Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

The alloy extrusion size for the windscreen frame is standard 3/4" alloy "U" channel. 19mm high, 19mm wide and the inside is 12mm. When you build the form for the windscreen, your roller need to have very smooth surface, over wise it will leave the roller surface marks into the softer alloy extrusio...
by davew
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Chassis & Running Gear
Topic: Rear springs
Replies: 9
Views: 2350

Re: Rear springs

For "road" use a rear spring rate would typically be in the range of 150 to 170 lbs. I ran 150 for a long time but would occasionlly bottom out. Now at 160. Dave W
by davew
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Cutting perspex / acrylic
Replies: 7
Views: 2569

Re: Cutting perspex / acrylic

The hot wire leaves a very nice edge and requires very little sanding. I used a die grinder and fine grit sanding drum. Dave W
by davew
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Cutting perspex / acrylic
Replies: 7
Views: 2569

Re: Cutting perspex / acrylic

Try a hot wire, or soldering gun with a thin blade. The blade will leave a larger ridge than the wire and may need to be sanded down a little more the a wire. A friend made a large "C" frame hot wire, which allow you to trim a M/C racing fairing bubble in on pass and in less the 10 minutes. Also use...
by davew
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: General Sevens Chat
Topic: Fitting rear guards
Replies: 6
Views: 2506

Re: Fitting rear guards

I would suggest that you look for the old VW Bug fender welting that typically comes in 3m strip. Just cut and fit to each of the fenders. It will fill any crack and prevent mud and dirt throught up between the body and fender. Also add washers on the fender side to reduce stresses on the fiberglass...
by davew
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Welcome to our forums
Topic: The new guy on the block
Replies: 4
Views: 2316

Re: The new guy on the block

Really nice and cool color.
Do you have the engine bay harness from the donor car?
You need to visit the locostUSA.com forum.
Send me a PM and I'll send you a write up on wiring a 4AGE.
Dave W
by davew
Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: General Sevens Chat
Topic: front suspension VSUP simulator
Replies: 9
Views: 3752

Re: front suspension VSUP simulator

Steve The lower BJ, is a Previa lwr joint made from 1991-96, 2WD Moog P/N K9825. For the upper BJ I used a Ford F-250 tie rod P/N ES-150R which has 3/4-16 NF threads. I cut down the stock Toyota seats to fit, and then recovered them. If you can find older Porche 914 seats they are only about 16mm to...
by davew
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:44 am
Forum: General Sevens Chat
Topic: front suspension VSUP simulator
Replies: 9
Views: 3752

Re: front suspension VSUP simulator

Steve
Here a photo of the Hi-ace spindle assenbled on my suspension. Note that the steering arm tie rod taper has been reamed out and fitted with a shoulder bolt. I've attach the rod end to the top side of the steering arm, this helps to clean the control and correct dump steer. Dave W
by davew
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: General Sevens Chat
Topic: front suspension VSUP simulator
Replies: 9
Views: 3752

Re: front suspension VSUP simulator

Steve
My frame is standard size book frame by Ron Champion. I did add 90% of the Ozzie chassis up grades, and used a 25mm higher nose cone to clear the 4AGE engine. What engine are you using that requires a wider frame up front. Dave
by davew
Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: General Sevens Chat
Topic: front suspension VSUP simulator
Replies: 9
Views: 3752

Re: front suspension VSUP simulator

Steve I have a standard Book frame, with Hi-Ace spindles. The Hi-Ace was the only Toyota van sold in the USA. I used a Corolla GTS "AE86" as a donor, so the van wheel bolt pattern has the same pattern as the Corolla's rear axle. I also used the Corolla Master Cylinder but used smaller calipers with ...