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Old 11-10-2017, 03:56 AM
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Thanks for all the great info and ideas everyone, triangulated it is.
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I'm not real comfortable with welding to the center section on the Chevy diff, but maybe the upper arms can be mounted just outboard of it?
Don't be afraid to weld on the center section. It's cast steel and should weld like a common mild steel. I have two recommendations, however...

- The cast piece is heavy and quite thick, depending where the brackets fall. A little preheat would help penetration. 150-200 F will suffice and a common temp-stick will tell you when to quit.

- If you plan to leave the bearings and axles in the housing during the procedure, place your ground clamp where the current and arc cannot pass through the bearings. (Don't clip your ground clamp to a wheel stud or axle flange.)

Dump the fluid, of course.

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Old 11-13-2017, 08:34 PM
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Twice now I've used WelderSeries Triangulated kit - inexpensive, well made and Canadian to boot. (should make shipping a little easier)

I've used many of their products - and always been impressed with their stuff and support.
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Don't be afraid to weld on the center section. It's cast steel and should weld like a common mild steel. I have two recommendations, however...

- The cast piece is heavy and quite thick, depending where the brackets fall. A little preheat would help penetration. 150-200 F will suffice and a common temp-stick will tell you when to quit.

- If you plan to leave the bearings and axles in the housing during the procedure, place your ground clamp where the current and arc cannot pass through the bearings. (Don't clip your ground clamp to a wheel stud or axle flange.)

Dump the fluid, of course.

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Thanks Doc, once I get the kit and frame shortened I can figure out where the brackets will have to be welded.

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Twice now I've used WelderSeries Triangulated kit - inexpensive, well made and Canadian to boot. (should make shipping a little easier)

I've used many of their products - and always been impressed with their stuff and support.
Thanks Bill I will check them out.
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ooh good thread.. how this rear setup like a parallel 4 bar tube axle front... any binding braking conflicts??
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The longer the panhard bar the better. The axle will have less left to right travel as it moves up and down. I was under the impression that the panhard should be parallel to the ground at ride hieght and that would be near the middle off the travel during the normal opperation.
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The longer the panhard bar the better. The axle will have less left to right travel as it moves up and down. I was under the impression that the panhard should be parallel to the ground at ride hieght and that would be near the middle off the travel during the normal opperation.
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The longer the panhard bar the better. The axle will have less left to right travel as it moves up and down. I was under the impression that the panhard should be parallel to the ground at ride hieght and that would be near the middle off the travel during the normal opperation.
I ran my last sedan build with the panhard parallel to the ground at ride height. I felt like it darted left to right as the panhard passed up and down passed the center point. My first sedan didn't do that at all and it wasn't parallel. Could have been nothing, the car was way lighter than the first.
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:40 AM
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This is off line 8 from Competition Engineering pdf

"8)
Position the chassis bracket assembly on the frame
rail. The brackets should be mounted so that the
tube is parallel to the ground and as long as
space will permit with the housing at ride height."

And here's the link to the pdf

http://www.moroso.com/sites/default/...C2037_inst.pdf
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Old 02-07-2018, 10:08 AM
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This is off line 8 from Competition Engineering pdf

"8)
Position the chassis bracket assembly on the frame
rail. The brackets should be mounted so that the
tube is parallel to the ground and as long as
space will permit with the housing at ride height."

And here's the link to the pdf

http://www.moroso.com/sites/default/...C2037_inst.pdf

No argument here. Just sharing my experience
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