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Forum: German Look Tuning May 26th 2006, 11:25
Replies: 15
Views: 1,589
Posted By PJL54Oval
Hey Scott, I need some motivation my self. I...

Hey Scott, I need some motivation my self. I havent had any money to buy parts for the Oval in a long time. I had to do a valve job on the Volvo so all my car money went to buy parts and machine...
Forum: Suspension May 16th 2006, 10:03
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By PJL54Oval
If you can get a better ride than my Maxx strutts...

If you can get a better ride than my Maxx strutts I'm all for it!
Forum: Suspension January 2nd 2006, 15:10
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By PJL54Oval
On the subject of Ackerman angle. To find the...

On the subject of Ackerman angle. To find the corect angle for the steering arms, you draw a line throught the front ball joint to the center of the rear axle centerline. The tie rod should fall...
Forum: German Look Tuning January 1st 2006, 23:41
Replies: 10
Views: 929
Posted By PJL54Oval
Slowed down a bit for Christmas but I did manage...

Slowed down a bit for Christmas but I did manage to make the paterns for the trans and engine mounts. I'm looking for shifter ideas if anyone has some. I tied to get some info from the folks who run...
Forum: Suspension November 30th 2005, 14:17
Replies: 26
Views: 2,402
Posted By PJL54Oval
Yes Jim, your english is better than some floks I...

Yes Jim, your english is better than some floks I know who have lived here in the states for many years! Thank you so much as well as everyone else on this post. I am going to be searching for the...
Forum: Suspension November 29th 2005, 14:49
Replies: 41
Views: 2,687
Posted By PJL54Oval
Would the rod need to be tempered or made from...

Would the rod need to be tempered or made from "sping" steel? I would think a shop that can make coils could fab up the rod.
Forum: Suspension November 28th 2005, 12:39
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By PJL54Oval
Thanks for the feedback. GS, do you have a...

Thanks for the feedback. GS, do you have a picture of the Chassis Shop upright?
Forum: Suspension November 28th 2005, 12:35
Replies: 26
Views: 2,402
Posted By PJL54Oval
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/PJLOval/DSC...

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/PJLOval/DSC01167.jpg~original
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/PJLOval/DSC01166.jpg~original
Forum: Suspension November 28th 2005, 12:34
Replies: 26
Views: 2,402
Posted By PJL54Oval
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/PJLOval/DSC...

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/PJLOval/DSC01170.jpg~original
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/PJLOval/DSC01169.jpg~original...
Forum: Suspension November 28th 2005, 12:33
Replies: 26
Views: 2,402
Posted By PJL54Oval
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/PJLOval/DSC...

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/PJLOval/DSC01173.jpg~original
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/PJLOval/DSC01172.jpg~original...
Forum: Suspension November 28th 2005, 12:32
Replies: 26
Views: 2,402
Posted By PJL54Oval
Here are the photos. Could you explain what each...

Here are the photos. Could you explain what each is showing.
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/PJLOval/DSC01179.jpg~original...
Forum: Suspension November 27th 2005, 15:24
Replies: 14
Views: 1,002
Posted By PJL54Oval
If you could have a wheel made with any offset...

If you could have a wheel made with any offset then wouldn't you want to get one that would put the scrub radius near zero? Wouldn't that also help with tramlining? Does anyone know what the KIA is...
Forum: Suspension November 27th 2005, 15:09
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By PJL54Oval
If it were double a-arm, mapping out the pivot...

If it were double a-arm, mapping out the pivot points would be easy but I am unfamiliar with the Strut setup. I suppose you could mock something up easy enough and see what the results are through...
Forum: Wheels November 27th 2005, 12:56
Replies: 24
Views: 6,094
Posted By PJL54Oval
Just an FYI since I just found this out. OFFSET...

Just an FYI since I just found this out. OFFSET is often referred to as ET which stands for EinpressTieffe in German. Here is a good diagram
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Forum: Suspension November 27th 2005, 12:30
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By PJL54Oval
I thought about using an upright from a fwd...

I thought about using an upright from a fwd application. and fabing a new top to accept a ball joint or bushing like the Fiero/Lambo guys do. I would think in your application getting the length and...
Forum: Suspension November 26th 2005, 23:29
Replies: 12
Views: 1,262
Posted By PJL54Oval
Hey Scott, The ET40 if I am not mistaken is the...

Hey Scott, The ET40 if I am not mistaken is the amount of offset (in mm) from the center of the wheel to the bolt flange (edited). My guess is that your narowed beam may be too narrow or you will...
Forum: German Look Tuning November 26th 2005, 23:10
Replies: 285
Views: 42,273
Posted By PJL54Oval
HotRod Magazine just did an article on this...

HotRod Magazine just did an article on this subject. Some simple things to do are the front air dam, Lower the front of the car sightly more than the rear (accelerates the air under the car), Add...
Forum: Suspension November 26th 2005, 22:16
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By PJL54Oval
Thanks, I belive these are the bits and pieces I...

Thanks, I belive these are the bits and pieces I saw on the GermanLook main page under suspension. The uprights are similar to what I had in mind. I would make them using the Beetle bearing hubs that...
Forum: Suspension November 26th 2005, 13:01
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By PJL54Oval
Rear Double A-Arm Suspension ?

Anyone here using a double wishbone/A-Arm rear suspension? What are you using for uprights. I am considering building my own using Beetle bearing housings and 930 axles. I will fab my own control...
Forum: German Look Tuning November 21st 2005, 16:13
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By PJL54Oval
I had no idea that some hill climbs were such a...

I had no idea that some hill climbs were such a short distance. I belong to a local Slot Car Club (Scalextrix for you across the pond) and we have a hill climb and after learning of the distance...
Forum: Members Rides November 20th 2005, 22:04
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By PJL54Oval
Questions about PJL54Ovals ride

Click here (http://www.germanlook.com/Html/MembersRides/ViewVehicle.php?RideID=235) for more information on this ride.
Forum: Suspension November 20th 2005, 00:11
Replies: 26
Views: 2,402
Posted By PJL54Oval
Rack and pinon retrofit

Anyone here replace the steering on a 71/72 with a rack setup? I'm putting mine back on the road and would like to consider this modification.
Forum: German Look Tuning November 20th 2005, 00:03
Replies: 273
Views: 44,473
Posted By PJL54Oval
I hope that didn't sound like I was knocking the...

I hope that didn't sound like I was knocking the GL theme. I love it. Ever sine I saw the first Kafer Cup car I was sold. I would just hate to see ten years down the road a bunch of cookie cutter...
Forum: German Look Tuning November 19th 2005, 23:48
Replies: 10
Views: 929
Posted By PJL54Oval
The trans is out of an A4 Audi. I chose it...

The trans is out of an A4 Audi. I chose it because there are plenty of race parts for them If I choose to do an upgrade, I got it for $500 and it bolts right up to my 1.8L without an adapter. Oh...
Forum: German Look Tuning November 18th 2005, 11:59
Replies: 273
Views: 44,473
Posted By PJL54Oval
I'll chime in on this. I agree with Speedy too....

I'll chime in on this. I agree with Speedy too. My car will have modern suspension, engine and trans. Good brakes and 18" wheels. The main focus being performance but heavey on looks too. My...
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