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> 3.3 turbo update..., A few more bits and a nose job!
Mugs914
post Nov 28 2005, 03:48 AM
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:calvin: A bit of progress on the turbo project...

The rear suspension bits have been finished and installed. All I need now is a pair of 930 stub axles (six 10mm bolts). Anyone have any they'd like to part with?

The rear arms have been reinforced with a 1" tube running diagonally through the arm from the bearing carrier to the pivot tube. See the pics, it takes too long to describe... :D Also made the typical toe adjustment struts that run from the mouting bracket to the tub.

The front fenders have been (IMG:http://www.914club.com/bbs2/style_emoticons/default/sawzall-smiley.gif) to make way for the new nose. Even more weight out of the tub! (IMG:http://www.914club.com/bbs2/style_emoticons/default/monkeydance.gif)
The one piece nose is the same as used on the Baker IMSA GTU car in the early eighties and it is LIGHT! We have access to the mold and will make anew one, but the original will do for now.

Enough jawin' already. Here are some pics...

The front minus fenders. There is still a bit of more metal to remove...
The jack is holding the wheel at the approximate ride height.
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post Nov 28 2005, 03:54 AM
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'Nother...

Check out the travel at the strut! That's a full-length Koni bump rubber at the top, so there are actually a couple more inches of travel, but raised camber plates are on the menu...
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post Nov 28 2005, 03:56 AM
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That's my buddy Rod Lindsey. I told him to smile when I took the pic, but I guess nobody smiles when they're chipping undercoat...
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post Nov 28 2005, 03:57 AM
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Here she is with the new nose in place...
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post Nov 28 2005, 03:58 AM
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'Nother...
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post Nov 28 2005, 03:59 AM
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Slicks fill the flares nicely...
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post Nov 28 2005, 04:05 AM
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Rear suspension...
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post Nov 28 2005, 04:05 AM
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Adjustable toe strut...
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post Nov 28 2005, 04:06 AM
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Oops...
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post Nov 28 2005, 04:08 AM
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Awesome work, really a cool project to see :D . Take me for a ride some day (IMG:http://www.914club.com/bbs2/style_emoticons/default/lol.gif)
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post Nov 29 2005, 01:39 PM
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(IMG:http://www.914club.com/bbs2/style_emoticons/default/icon_bump.gif)

I'm still in need of a pair of 930 stub axles.

Anybody...? Anybody...? Beuhler...?
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post Nov 29 2005, 10:24 PM
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Mike,

I have seen others here use a brace on the inside of the rear swing arm mount but not on the outside. Is there that much adjustment there? Can you explain that a little if you don't mind me asking?

Thanks
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post Nov 29 2005, 10:32 PM
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That arm in the nose pic looks familiar.


Step by step, she will spool one day, she will.

Looks good man. New nose looks cherry. Keep er up...
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post Nov 29 2005, 11:05 PM
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QUOTE (db9146 @ Nov 30 2005, 03:24 AM)
Mike,

I have seen others here use a brace on the inside of the rear swing arm mount but not on the outside. Is there that much adjustment there? Can you explain that a little if you don't mind me asking?

Thanks

I'm not Mike but...
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the link offers some reinforcement
and it will allow you to take the rear suspension apart without the need to realign it when you put it together
the set lenght of the link "remembers" your toe setting
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post Nov 29 2005, 11:46 PM
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Where did you get the original Baker body work? I thought it was still attached to a car?
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post Nov 30 2005, 12:47 AM
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QUOTE (Jeroen @ Nov 29 2005, 07:05 PM)
QUOTE (db9146 @ Nov 30 2005, 03:24 AM)
Mike,

I have seen others here use a brace on the inside of the rear swing arm mount but not on the outside.  Is there that much adjustment there?  Can you explain that a little if you don't mind me asking?

Thanks

I'm not Mike but...
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the link offers some reinforcement
and it will allow you to take the rear suspension apart without the need to realign it when you put it together
the set lenght of the link "remembers" your toe setting

Yup, that's it! It also makes setting the toe very easy. Just loosen the outboard mount and turn the strut tube. After the desired toe setting is dialed in, you can take the assembly apart to change camber shims without screwing up the toe setting.

Not an original idea, but (IMG:http://www.914club.com/bbs2/style_emoticons/default/pray.gif) to whoever thought it up!
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post Nov 30 2005, 12:59 AM
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QUOTE (Brett W @ Nov 29 2005, 07:46 PM)
Where did you get the original Baker body work? I thought it was still attached to a car?

Well, it is... (IMG:http://www.914club.com/bbs2/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)

The original Baker car is now owned by Ron Mistak, who happens to be a good buddy of mine. The nose on my car is one of the spares. We have access to the molds, so there will be new ones made at some point but the old spare will do for set-up.

Someone else has copied the bodywork from the Baker too. Geary Smith's 914 has the same front and rear fenders. Not sure where he got them...
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post Nov 30 2005, 01:01 AM
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QUOTE (Mugs914 @ Nov 29 2005, 09:59 PM)
QUOTE (Brett W @ Nov 29 2005, 07:46 PM)
Where did you get the original Baker body work?  I thought it was still attached to a car?

Well, it is... (IMG:http://www.914club.com/bbs2/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)

The original Baker car is now owned by Ron Mistak, who happens to be a good buddy of mine. The nose on my car is one of the spares. We have access to the molds, so there will be new ones made at some point but the old spare will do for set-up.

Someone else has copied the bodywork from the Baker too. Geary Smith's 914 has the same front and rear fenders. Not sure where he got them...

wow! you know wayne baker, and ron mistak.....

guys on my 'id like to meet' list. you just got added too (IMG:http://www.914club.com/bbs2/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

AA

BTW - that glassbody looks thin. next set gonna be a tad thicker? or just gonna keep it thin for weight savings?
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post Nov 30 2005, 01:04 AM
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I will pay you if you will go over and take about 100 pictures of that car. I have been trying to get pictures of it since I saw the article many years ago in Excellence. I have talked to Ron, Wayne, Don, Dave Colman, another photographer for the San Fransisco region PCA, etc. They all offer to help and never quite get around to it.
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post Nov 30 2005, 01:21 AM
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I had a chance to meet Mike and Ron and the Vintage Car Race in Palm Springs. Damn, that 914-4 of Rons is a hell of a car. I really appreciated Mike and Ron showing me the car in detail. Great 914 people!

Now, for Mike's turbo project. It is going to be awsome. I too want a ride!
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