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Sat May 20, 2017 10:29 am

Forum: General Chit-Chat

Topic: Roll call

Replies: 44

Views: 3553

Re: Roll call

Still check in every couple of months maybe...

Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:59 pm

Forum: General Tech

Topic: recommendations on chassis hight for crawler?

Replies: 4

Views: 1460

Re: recommendations on chassis hight for crawler?

Don't build it at ride height, build it at full suspension compression. ie. if you think you want 500mm belly height and 150mm of bump travel set your rotisserie or table or whatever up at 350mm and build everything to fit at that height. Suspension, drivetrain mounts, tailshafts, everything. This w...

Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:32 am

Forum: General Chit-Chat

Topic: Changes to the classified section and board admin

Replies: 166

Views: 3111

Re: Changes to the classified section and board admin

SCANAS wrote:Make v840 post more.


This.

:armsup:

Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:16 pm

Forum: General Tech

Topic: Modifying an old Thomas winch into a comp winch...

Replies: 51

Views: 5476

Re: Modifying an old Thomas winch into a comp winch...

rockcrawler31 wrote:Hi Wendle

Whatever happened to the truck you were building? the rat looking thing with a vintage cab?


Been my daily driver for nearly a year :)

Image

Really off topic now LOL...

Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:45 pm

Forum: General Tech

Topic: Modifying an old Thomas winch into a comp winch...

Replies: 51

Views: 5476

Re: Modifying an old Thomas winch into a comp winch...

I have no input or interest in the gods winches :lol: I do, however, gave one of these old Thomas winches on my buggy. Good, reliable old thing. Has saved me falling to my death numerous times. Only problem with them is that once the gearbox gets smashed into rocks a bit it's hard to get them to sta...

Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:30 am

Forum: General Chit-Chat

Topic: 10th birthday....

Replies: 24

Views: 1338

Re: 10th birthday....

I was at the Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island when it kicked off. When I got back I had about a dozen emails from BJ On Roids telling me to hurry up and sign up and check it out.
So I did, and all that was here at the time was about 20 blokes calling each other stoners and mallers :lol:

Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:44 pm

Forum: General Tech

Topic: 4link rear 5link front with air shox - bad idea?

Replies: 3

Views: 986

Re: 4link rear 5link front with air shox - bad idea?

There's no reason it can't be stable with air shocks at all corners. Get all the weight low and centred, get the anti-squat nice and low in the rear so it's not lifting under torque and seeing as you won't be going fast build the roll axis reasonably high at both ends. Also get the oil level up nice...

Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:46 am

Forum: General Chit-Chat

Topic: Mounting points (cat among the pigeons) Holden-Hemi

Replies: 29

Views: 1506

Re: Mounting points/or cat among the pigeons

boner59 wrote:Here's a site, that will make your truck drool :lol:
http://bouchillonperformance.com/MPCrateEngines.asp


Good lord......

So, I was thinking about building a new buggy next year - http://bouchillonperformance.com/BPEVIPERGEN4.asp

Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:42 am

Forum: General Chit-Chat

Topic: Mounting points (cat among the pigeons) Holden-Hemi

Replies: 29

Views: 1506

Re: Mounting points/or cat among the pigeons

mkpatrol wrote:That will send Roy into backflips...............


Nah, the 10-bolt will fail before I get out of the driveway :lol:

Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:43 am

Forum: General Chit-Chat

Topic: Mounting points (cat among the pigeons) Holden-Hemi

Replies: 29

Views: 1506

Re: Mounting points/or cat among the pigeons

SMALL BLOCK 410 MAGNUM SIX PACK (PAK) CRATE ENGINE Part # P5153527 540 HORSEPOWER 550 FT. LBS. TORQUE as that the biggest we can put in for engineering. :armsup: I have an old Mopar truck running a dirty old Holden V8. To ensure the Earth's orbit doesn't decay and spin into the sun, you MUST swap e...

Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:25 am

Forum: General Tech

Topic: Volvo C303

Replies: 7

Views: 1234

Re: Volvo C303

LOL. Good work.

Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:43 am

Forum: General Tech

Topic: Volvo C303

Replies: 7

Views: 1234

Re: Volvo C303

planb wrote:Stumbled upon this Volvo recently in Denmark. Always surprised how small they are.


How are the Danish women this time of year?

Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:39 am

Forum: General Tech

Topic: best budget diffs GU vs 80 vs MOG vs D60

Replies: 167

Views: 15102

Re: best budget diffs GU vs 80 vs MOG vs D60

IMHO around half your total build cost should go to building the strongest diffs you can get for that money. Too many people want to spend big on engines and then break running gear. Like some winch challenge guys spending 10k in a blown LS motor only to break a $120 nissan cv over and over again. ...

Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:16 pm

Forum: General Tech

Topic: best budget diffs GU vs 80 vs MOG vs D60

Replies: 167

Views: 15102

Re: best budget diffs GU vs 80 vs MOG vs D60

The 404 Unimog stuff is the only thing you'll get in there for 4k. Making pinion adapters is a lot cheaper than buying lockers. Their 7.35:1 final drive is not going to give you any speed with little 37" tyres though. I also don't think the portal boxes will handle landing jumps long term, espe...

Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:39 pm

Forum: General Tech

Topic: Aluminium grades?? School me please

Replies: 28

Views: 2043

Re: Aluminium grades?? School me please

6061 is ok, not as good as 7075, but ok. I've run 6061 links and molested them hard and they hold up. If you drive big rocks you will bend them eventually, but still way, way better than a mild steel link of comparable size. You can straighten them out, it takes about 20t to press a 46dia link back ...

Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:33 am

Forum: General Chit-Chat

Topic: Are you a chucker or a hoarder?

Replies: 31

Views: 1195

Re: Are you a chucker or a hoarder?

You never need anything until the day AFTER you throw it out. So might as well throw it out straight away and get it over and done with.

Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:28 am

Forum: General Tech

Topic: What Thickness for link mounts

Replies: 8

Views: 908

Re: What Thickness for link mounts

General best practice is to aim for 1.5 times the parent material thickness. Your chassis structure and diff housing is folded up from something around 3mm plate most likely, so probably aim for 5mm or 3/16" for whatever you are going to add. Theory is that anything thicker than 1.5x actually t...

Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:43 am

Forum: General Tech

Topic: DIY pressurised brake bleeder

Replies: 15

Views: 2174

Re: DIY pressurised brake bleeder

You can also get a spare cap for your reservoir and fit a tubeless valve stem to it and use a bicycle pump to do the same job :)

Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:42 am

Forum: General Chit-Chat

Topic: Where are they now? - N*A*Ms projects

Replies: 25

Views: 1336

Re: Where are they now? - N*A*Ms projects

Terrano - gone Zook - gone Range Rover - never seen again Mog - this must've been a secret one since I haven't heard of it Buggy - garaged only needs a jump start :D Discovery - finished, just waiting for the Tonka stamp of approval... See he does finish a project Hi Michelle. When Nam starts getti...

Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:38 am

Forum: General Chit-Chat

Topic: Where are they now? - N*A*Ms projects

Replies: 25

Views: 1336

Re: Where are they now? - N*A*Ms projects

Mav buggy - bought it built, competed, modded, competed, sold, competed, broken in berridale at last news Blake and Colin actually put all the gear from it into my other old frame they bought off me. I haven't driven with them yet, but Cal said it goes pretty good. They broke the Maverick frame cle...

Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:11 pm

Forum: General Tech

Topic: rear engine 4 wheel steer tube buggy

Replies: 32

Views: 3560

Re: rear engine 4 wheel steer tube buggy

the buggy will weigh at least 600kg, theres an extra 400kg of mass, let alone the amount of torque / reduction going through everything...... Probably be lucky to come in under 1000kg. The only weight saving over a conventional small buggy drivetrain is replacing a 4-banger with the bike engine and...

Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:48 pm

Forum: General Tech

Topic: Matt Dunk's Ultra4 Car

Replies: 80

Views: 9944

Re: Matt Dunk's Ultra4 Car

Hey Matt, it's been a while...

Good to see you finally building a car for yourself :)

Cheers,
Carlton.

Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:02 pm

Forum: General Tech

Topic: GQ V8 VH45 TWIN TURBO....NEW OWNER#225!!!

Replies: 14

Views: 1827

Re: GQ V8 VH45 TWIN TURBO....NEW OWNER#225!!!

Wendle so the care did have the over heating issues sorted then? Do you know what power figures this things made in the past? It ran a touch warm, but never overheated. Michael drove it like no vehicle deserves to be driven too. :lol: That dude can steer like he was born with a motorcar on the end ...

Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:16 am

Forum: General Tech

Topic: GQ V8 VH45 TWIN TURBO....NEW OWNER#225!!!

Replies: 14

Views: 1827

Re: GQ V8 VH45 TWIN TURBO....NEW OWNER#225!!!

I think the last time I heard of this it was still RWD as it still used the infiniti gearbox... is it 4WD yet? It was always 4wd, Infiniti auto shares a lot of components with the Patrol auto. So with some swapping around the Patrol TX12A transfer bolts up. I'm not sure when all the reliability iss...

Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:57 am

Forum: General Chit-Chat

Topic: Where is BJ on Roids?

Replies: 20

Views: 1103

Re: Where is BJ on Roids?

NICK wrote:i'd nail his wife to the floor.... he's punching way above his weight


NICK


No sh1t. I think they based that VB ad on him.

Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:19 am

Forum: General Chit-Chat

Topic: Cool Country Music

Replies: 51

Views: 2059

Re: Cool Country Music

This is cool country music - http://www.graveyardtrain.com.au

Definitely no tunes about busted utes, lost dogs, lost loves etc...

There is some tracks on their site to listen to, and quite a bit on youtube as well...

Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:29 am

Forum: General Chit-Chat

Topic: My Kitchen overhaul

Replies: 33

Views: 1562

Re: My Kitchen overhaul

We looked at the flat packs and the pre made kitchen but what you have to remember is this: If you have a simple kitchen design they may be a good product. If the kitchen is a bit quirky, then try a cabinet maker. We looked at the big kitchen mobs years ago and they couldn't/wouldn't work for us pr...

Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:56 am

Forum: General Chit-Chat

Topic: My Kitchen overhaul

Replies: 33

Views: 1562

Re: My Kitchen overhaul

On that point wendle, is bunnings really cheaper? I don't think they are. Not going off their prices they advertise on TV anyway. $2k for the little straight kitchenette they show isn't cheap. It's basically a skinny little pantry, nest of drawers, sink cupboard, 2 little benchtops and 2 overhead u...

Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:39 am

Forum: General Chit-Chat

Topic: My Kitchen overhaul

Replies: 33

Views: 1562

Re: My Kitchen overhaul

it was surprising how easy it was to assemble... everything fitted as it was supposed to. Had a couple of people rip me off about buying "cheap Bunnings shit" but once completed, they couldn't tell the difference between that, and the ones sold at a higher price by other kitchen companies...

Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:09 pm

Forum: General Tech

Topic: Link lengths,is this long enough?

Replies: 93

Views: 5654

Re: Link lengths,is this long enough?

Yeah understand what your saying mate,id imagine though that with the amount of torque twist in an ls1 that the engine mounts will have a fairly high stress load. Mulitply that engine mount stress load by your t/case ratio, your diff ratio, the difference in separation (approx 300%) between engine ...
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