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Old March 28th, 2010, 11:36 AM   #21
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It binds in that range of travel, that means it doesnt have flex.

Take one link out and it'll all make sense.


From this thread, another forum, and talking to some people who build cars, I've come to the realization that this type of suspension is designed with keeping the car flat in mind. I have no problem with that. The purpose of this car is to make me smile and generate lots of smoke from the rear tires. I do plan on doing so 1/8 mile bracket racing with this car so the rear suspension will work out great for that.

Everybody has helped me get to the bottom of this. Thank you. I have never built anything like this before so I was not aware of the design characteristics.

This is build is for my 1972 Honda AZ600. For those of you not aware of the build, I'm taking a car that had a two cylinder in it and making it into a V8 rear wheel drive car.
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Old September 29th, 2011, 11:01 PM   #23
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I haven't done much of anything at my shop for the past year due to some medical (mental) issues I've had and having to look after my mother for the last year or so.

After I came out of the hospital in August I was on disablity for a short period. When I informed my employer that I can't do certain things because it will trigger things with me (I'm Bipolar) My employer said they would not modify my work load because of my condition so they let me go.

The good news is that I'm on some new medications and I'm feeling much better. I actually have motivation and drive to do things now. I've decided to open my shop up and even work another job on the weekends. I've been getting the shop ready because it has been closed for four years and was a mess and I had no furniture in the office.

While I was doing all this, I was also visiting my mother ever other day in the senior home or hospital. She had COPD and congestive heart failure. and was constantly going to the hospital to have excess fluid removed. Well, Mom died last weekend and left me no funeral plans other than where she wanted her funeral and where she wanted to be buried. Mom had very few assets because she was very poor with money. I had a hell of a time trying to follow her wishes for a Toledo, Ohio funeral (We are from Toledo). By having the funeral in Bay City, I saved several thousand dollars and it put us within buget.

I will be dealing with Mom's funeral stuff until October 5th. She is going to be buried next to her husband (my step father) in Toledo and I am going down there to witness her body being placed in the ground. After this I will be preping the shop for a few more day, then I will be open for business Monday October 10.

Once things have stablized, I will be getting back on the Honda project. I would expect to have so updated information within a month on my build thread.
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very interested to see how this one turns out. I've got a similar project in mind for a 68 vw rabbit thats been sitting in a barn for the last 35 years.

best of luck getting your shop rolling.
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I haven't done much of anything at my shop for the past year due to some medical (mental) issues I've had and having to look after my mother for the last year or so.

After I came out of the hospital in August I was on disablity for a short period. When I informed my employer that I can't do certain things because it will trigger things with me (I'm Bipolar) My employer said they would not modify my work load because of my condition so they let me go.

The good news is that I'm on some new medications and I'm feeling much better. I actually have motivation and drive to do things now. I've decided to open my shop up and even work another job on the weekends. I've been getting the shop ready because it has been closed for four years and was a mess and I had no furniture in the office.

While I was doing all this, I was also visiting my mother ever other day in the senior home or hospital. She had COPD and congestive heart failure. and was constantly going to the hospital to have excess fluid removed. Well, Mom died last weekend and left me no funeral plans other than where she wanted her funeral and where she wanted to be buried. Mom had very few assets because she was very poor with money. I had a hell of a time trying to follow her wishes for a Toledo, Ohio funeral (We are from Toledo). By having the funeral in Bay City, I saved several thousand dollars and it put us within buget.

I will be dealing with Mom's funeral stuff until October 5th. She is going to be buried next to her husband (my step father) in Toledo and I am going down there to witness her body being placed in the ground. After this I will be preping the shop for a few more day, then I will be open for business Monday October 10.

Once things have stablized, I will be getting back on the Honda project. I would expect to have so updated information within a month on my build thread.
Wow Nuggets... Just Wow!!! I am sorry to hear of your Mom's passing... I hope all is well and you get things worked out around home and the shop... as always looking forward to the progress on the Honda....
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i had the same 4 link years back on a nissan mini truck i setup for hydros (you can laugh). it didnt flex much either, i triangulated the upper links to the top of the axle and it did better.

also another thing to keep in mind is heims dont last too long and wear out fairly quick, so if this will see some miles on it, be prepared to change them often.

i have had the double flex kit on '99 Ram and those heims were toast after 18k miles, the DT Fab track bar i replace that heims every 6 months of so. i have tried every heims available in the Summit catalog over the years and none last.

i finally called QA1 for a recommendation on a long lasting heims, the tech's answer was long lasting and heims dont belong in the same sentence. he was surprised i had gotten 18k out of the Skyjacker ends.
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very interested to see how this one turns out. I've got a similar project in mind for a 68 vw rabbit thats been sitting in a barn for the last 35 years. .
I wanna see a picture of a 68 Rabbit...
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if I'm off on the year, I don't really care. I'm not a vw enthusiast and I don't know the history. All I've seen of the car is a few cell phone pictures and a long story about its history at a "hunting cabin" I'd call a mansion in Canada.
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if I'm off on the year, I don't really care. I'm not a vw enthusiast and I don't know the history. All I've seen of the car is a few cell phone pictures and a long story about its history at a "hunting cabin" I'd call a mansion in Canada.
I think the first Rabbits came out in '74 or '75. The first ones were carbureted and were gutless pieces of shit. I think the '76 was the first year of the CIS injection. These cars were actually pretty spunky.
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