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by Checkerhead
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Jeep
Topic: v8 barbie make over.....
Replies: 458
Views: 35229

Re: v8 barbie make over.....

Just down load an app and the photos all work again.
Great for reading all those old threads.
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by Checkerhead
Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Checkerheads new project.
Replies: 205
Views: 21685

Re: Checkerheads new project.

And what you have all been waiting for (or maybe just me), it can support it's own weight.
truck outside 1.jpeg

truck outside 2.jpeg


It's sitting a little lower than ride height will be.
belly height.jpeg

truck outside 3.jpeg

truck outside 4.jpeg
by Checkerhead
Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Checkerheads new project.
Replies: 205
Views: 21685

Re: Checkerheads new project.

But I still could not fit my shocks in. :evil: So I had to notch my already narrowed chassis. Heart breaking. But its done. notched chassis.jpeg Now I could finally have my shock in a reasonable position without smashing it on anything. notched chassis shock clearance.jpeg So then I made up a crush ...
by Checkerhead
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Checkerheads new project.
Replies: 205
Views: 21685

Re: Checkerheads new project.

Had even notched the bump can to make them sit nice and flush against that rear cage stay. bump can mount inside .jpeg The old Saf suspension kept the tyres below the deck level (the bar in the pick). The new chassis/4 link did not :? . articulation past deck height 1.jpeg So to solve my shock and t...
by Checkerhead
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Checkerheads new project.
Replies: 205
Views: 21685

Re: Checkerheads new project.

Next it was time to see where the tops of the shocks could actually fit. I had a plan, but it didn't go a nice as I would have hoped. rhs shock mount full droop.png I ended up trying to walk a very fine line between enough clearance from the chassis on the inside at one articulation, and enough clea...
by Checkerhead
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Checkerheads new project.
Replies: 205
Views: 21685

Re: Checkerheads new project.

I did weld a strap around the front bush housings. arms front strap.jpeg Painted (in the free-est colour I had, would have preferred black). Here they are hanging to dry, with a standard Saf arm hanging up for comparison. arms saf comparison.jpeg Safe to say the weld-in threaded bungs wont be coming...
by Checkerhead
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Checkerheads new project.
Replies: 205
Views: 21685

Re: Checkerheads new project.

Then had to cut some holes for the shock mounting points. First method was a bit rough. arms drilling holes.jpeg Next method was better but not beautiful. arms milling holes.jpeg Then was time to weld in the shock mounts. arms tigging shock mounts.jpeg arms tigging shock mounts 2.jpeg Then basically...
by Checkerhead
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Checkerheads new project.
Replies: 205
Views: 21685

Re: Checkerheads new project.

It's been a while.
Tiny bits of progress have been happening.
I guess the next step was welding them up.

Here's what I started with.
arm pieces.jpeg

arms welding.jpeg


Then started putting it all together.
arms mig bead on bottom.jpeg

arms top tacked on.jpeg

arms tigging top.jpeg
by Checkerhead
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: new 1uz gen1 project
Replies: 23
Views: 2130

Re: new 1uz gen1 project

looks awesome mate.
by Checkerhead
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Horizontally mounted radiator?
Replies: 24
Views: 3639

Re: Horizontally mounted radiator?

So, two years down the track, did anyone do this? How did it go?

EDIT: I see some of this thread is only a few months old, still, any updates?
by Checkerhead
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Suzuki
Topic: Rusty the SJ413
Replies: 51
Views: 4974

Re: Rusty the SJ413

Awesome progress.
As usual good work and write up (and as usual nothing has changed on mine).
Keep it up mate.
by Checkerhead
Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Suzuki
Topic: Rusty the SJ413
Replies: 51
Views: 4974

Re: Rusty the SJ413

Looking good mate. Cheers. for the update. Nice to see what it was I did for you as well. Hope you get a chance to get out for a play in the near future.
Tomorrow is the first day of my uni break so you might actually get to see some finished (ish) pics of what you did for me soon.
by Checkerhead
Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Another SAS question.
Replies: 8
Views: 735

Re: Another SAS question.

As Smurf said. It needs to be LN or YN 60.
The 106 chassis wont work super easy due to the wheel base difference. 112" for the 106 and about 104" (from memory) for the surf.
by Checkerhead
Sat May 28, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Toyota
Topic: wholesale automatics extreme valve body
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: wholesale automatics extreme valve body

Darinz has one in his winch/class 6 truck I think, pretty sure he rates it. Don't know how much he is on here these days. Might pay to hit him up on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/darin.neeley?fref=ts
by Checkerhead
Sun May 15, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Petrol Engines and Modifications
Topic: Supercharger Boost Calculations
Replies: 15
Views: 1087

Re: Supercharger Boost Calculations

Yeah the M90 is pretty commonly used on the Lexus. I don't know of anyone running more than about 6 or 7 pound with them though. I think the volumetric efficiency goes to shit after that and your intake temps sky rocket. But I'm no guru, so don't quote me. Except for me.............. :lol: :lol: Wa...
by Checkerhead
Sat May 14, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Petrol Engines and Modifications
Topic: Supercharger Boost Calculations
Replies: 15
Views: 1087

Re: Supercharger Boost Calculations

Yeah the M90 is pretty commonly used on the Lexus. I don't know of anyone running more than about 6 or 7 pound with them though. I think the volumetric efficiency goes to shit after that and your intake temps sky rocket. But I'm no guru, so don't quote me.
by Checkerhead
Fri May 13, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Petrol Engines and Modifications
Topic: Supercharger Boost Calculations
Replies: 15
Views: 1087

Re: Supercharger Boost Calculations

Well, first of all, my assumptions. 1) Both the engine and the supercharger are 100% efficient at their respective sucking and pushing. 2) You want to know the answer at 6000rpm (I haven't done any volumetric efficiency stuff so not sure RPM matters yet, but I need something to work with) 3) Atmosph...
by Checkerhead
Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Jeep
Topic: v8 barbie make over.....
Replies: 458
Views: 35229

Re: v8 barbie make over.....

Looking good mate.

Need to get my arse in gear and get a truck I can drive as well.

How did your flash water pump go? Notice any difference?
by Checkerhead
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: Safari Double Carden Joint
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Re: Safari Double Carden Joint

Ha. Kind of. I'm doing Mechtronics engineering, which means I get to do some of the cool Mechanical papers, but I also do some Electrical and Programing papers. Flip side of that is I miss some of the mechanical papers. We are doing a paper at the moment which covered UJ's in about three minutes. I ...
by Checkerhead
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Any Interest in FOX AIR SHOCKS
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Re: Any Interest in FOX AIR SHOCKS

I know the car. Sounds exciting. I can see how you might make the air shock compromise on a super light vehicle such as that.
by Checkerhead
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration
Replies: 339
Views: 43084

Re: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration

Looking awesome Geko, keep it up.
by Checkerhead
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: Safari Double Carden Joint
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Re: Safari Double Carden Joint

For those that dont know a double carden takes out the eliptical motion at the joint that causes the fast slow that we feel as drive line vibrations allowing us to point the diff up at the transfer case and deal with most of the drive shaft angle at the double carden joint (you still need a few deg...
by Checkerhead
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Any Interest in FOX AIR SHOCKS
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Re: Any Interest in FOX AIR SHOCKS

Not at the moment but i have a speed racer project planed for the future Would you use them for a speed racer application? I know they are used as coil over air shocks in some front ends for racers, but generally they same to be avoided in speed oriented stuff (I believe because of changing spring ...
by Checkerhead
Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Nissan
Topic: D21, Worth diff locking?
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Re: D21, Worth diff locking?

You would see most benefit from a front locker I suspect. As others have said the rear end is already pretty good (so I'm told). If you can afford it a selectable locker is def the way to go for the front. People seem to be getting good runs with the Chinese ARB copies (worth considering if you can'...
by Checkerhead
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Gopro or similar
Replies: 19
Views: 1390

Re: Gopro or similar

Anyone have a gps video camera recemendation ? I trialed a GoBandit. It was good besides a few prototype kind of issues. I could be wrong but I believe Sony purchased GoBandit to create their GPS camera's. Contour also make a GPS camera. I have a non-GPS Contour that I like (but as above, for head ...
by Checkerhead
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Gopro or similar
Replies: 19
Views: 1390

Re: Gopro or similar

I have a Contour (Same profile as the Sony). I bout it instead of a GoPro as I thought it's shape would be better on a helmet. It's ok but if you are wearing goggles etc (I ski) then it's actually a pain). I later purchased a GoPro, and using the little "J arm" mount (which I think they co...
by Checkerhead
Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Demo derby advice?
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: Demo derby advice?

Thanks guys. Some good points in there.

The car will be 99% prepped when I get there (in theory) and I'll have Friday arvo to mess with it. Will look over your suggestions and see what I can achieve in an arvo.

Thanks.
by Checkerhead
Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: where to get lift kit fitted in chch
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: where to get lift kit fitted in chch

Kaipoi repowers mate.

I don't know them personally but everyone on facebook seems to love them and I have seen a few instances of the owners being pretty damn helpful, going out of their way etc.

03 327 5317 or https://www.facebook.com/kaiapoirepowers/?fref=ts
by Checkerhead
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: ln65 with a 1kz
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: ln65 with a 1kz

so im going to 3 link the front what is the best way to do it and what tube size should i use for the links? Quite a wide open question there mate. Tube size will depend on a few things like how long are your links going to be etc etc. Based on what others have done, NB32 Sch 80 sounds reasonably s...
by Checkerhead
Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Saf sprite steerng box
Replies: 31
Views: 1674

Re: Saf sprite steerng box

Where did you get to on this Mudlva?

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