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Old 05-27-2012, 12:01 PM
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yeah im thinking about getting some HM spacers but its like $12 for 2 pairs where did you get the cone spacers? For some reason once you go up to 5/8 heims the prices shoot up haha
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:22 PM
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eBay item # 390414013363, $1.25 each for 1/2" cone spacers. They don't make a HUGE difference, but a reasonable difference.

The 1/2" heims I used were $4.75 each. eBay item # 370535180227. Then I just welded jam nuts to the tube on either side of the heim shaft (covered the heim joint with aluminum foil to keep it free of welding gunk), made sure the heim could still be turned to adjust it (made sure I didn't weld the shaft to the jam nuts/tube). The jam nuts were a LOT cheaper than buying bungs. Bung is a funny word. Lol.
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:28 PM
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haha i almost got some bungs but i thought id go out to fastenal and get some jam nuts to weld in but havent had time i need some 5/8 cone spacers im sure i could find them from that seller or QS components.
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looks like i'm going to grind out the edges of my cone spacers for a little more travel. the A-arms get to ALMOST where I want them before hitting. blah.

the biggest pain in the a$$ right now is cutting the length of the upper and lower A-arms to match, then positioning them so that I have the geometry that I want/need. double blah.

I will also probably be modifying the steering arm on the spindles to achieve better Ackerman steering, by simply welding on a small extention in the right direction. I hope the spindles are made of steel, not aluminum...

I had to bore out the bolt holes on the spindle king pin holes to 1/2" to accomodate my 1/2" heims. the drill nearly took my arm off a few times. got a nice bump on my wrist from where the drill whacked me pretty good. lol.
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All 4 A-arms tack welded in place.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:23 AM
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front suspension complete!

now i need bigger (longer) U-clamps to bolt down my rack and pinion, and need to find (hopefully locally) a 5/8" splined steering shaft stub to plug into my steering u-joint that i can weld to the shaft coming out of my steering wheel.
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that would be awsome with suzuki samuri axiels and a suzuki motor and put 29.5 outlaws on it that would be awsome you have to make it biger but give it the smae look
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Rack and pinion and steering installed! Just need to extend the tie rods to the spindles.
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Looking awesome!
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looking good
great cage shape

are u going to add anogther bearing to that steering shaft?
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:36 AM
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was going to use a bearing, but the stupid pillow block bearings pivot unless you have a second one to keep them in place. so i opted for the much simpler tube/sleeve method. made the tube about 6 inches long so that it'll keep the steering wheel nice and straight. will be putting a reinforcement bracket on the tube so that forces don't bust it loose from that bar it's welded to.
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this this is gonna weigh a ton! i've already decided that after i put the "16 hp" motor on (i don't believe it's 16 hp, lol) if it's sluggish - i'm selling the motor and Comet clutch setup and getting a sled motor! we'll see...
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Nice job keep the good work!
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that is looking nice my freind!!! GREAT JOB! cant wait to see that thing finished
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figured out how to get a little more travel out of my cone spacers (my cost-effective alternative to high misalignment spacers): grind them down! see pics.

also fabricated steering arm extentions so i could get the ackerman geometry i wanted.
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We've got a roller!

need to lower the front end a little bit, and the rear left of the kart seems to sag a tiny bit.

then it'll be time to make the rack for the back, then on to pedals and flooring. getting there!

Somebody give me a push! Weeeee!
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what is the travel on that suspension? doesnt look like it has much clearence if you want to go major off roading...but hey, Its a prototype

Good work so far.
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U will need more than a 6 in tube to hold the steering

If u hit a bump hard enough the wheels will be forced one way

And if u try to resist, the force has no where to go so it will twist the uni joints around and either lift or drop that shaft
Tearing that little tube away
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:17 PM
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i plan on adding a bracket to the tube for reinforcement. check the picture...
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the shocks don't have a LOT of travel, but when i lower the front a couple of inches it'll actually increase the travel. i'll be sliding the bottom mount torwards the wheel - giving it a little more slant, which means the arms travel farther up/down to get the same amount of compression on the shocks.
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