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Offline Cameron 77C3

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« on: November 01, 2008, 10:51:43 AM »
G'day guys.  Hope you are all well.

You may recall that I bought some goodies a while back.






These have a 6 degree caster instead of what I think is the standard 3 degree



Well along with some brake modifications that Ron Missian Motor Sports, 0415 200 153,  has been taking care of for me,







this is what he has been doing so far.....









He had all the steering components powder coated while he was at it.









Will post the final pics with the new stabaliser bar etc when I get her back, which should be later in the up coming week.

As always, Ron and the boys are doing excellent work.


Even if one is slightly vetically challenged and needs to use steps. ;35 :22  (told ya I would post it buddy. ;39 )



Also a big thankyou to Scott from Corvette Alterations, 02 9971 8218, for helping out with the new 1 1/8"stabaliser bar, shocks, etc



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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2008, 05:10:27 PM »
Sweet!

Those wishbones look pretty cool...

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2008, 05:24:22 PM »
But how will it drive without the steering wheel OR is that some new fandandle auto drive thingy modification that you can get these days?
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2008, 08:33:33 PM »
Cam, Where did the A-arms come from? I got a set from VB&P. Not sure on the degrees of castor??

Also which shocks are you using; the Bilstiens are the most often selection?

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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2008, 11:21:45 AM »
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Cam, Where did the A-arms come from? I got a set from VB&P. Not sure on the degrees of castor??

Also which shocks are you using; the Bilstiens are the most often selection?


They are from Global West in the states.  Got them when the aussie dollar was around 90 cents.  $1500 USD.  Are the VB&P tubular upper as well?  When I looked at them they only had the tubular lowers for the C3's.

What I was surprised about is these are heavier than the original control arms.  They weigh about 35 kilos both sides total.  Not that it bothers me.  I didn't put them on to reduce weight.

Using Koni adjustable gas.

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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2008, 11:27:11 AM »
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Originally posted by 69 DIRTY RAT
But how will it drive without the steering wheel OR is that some new fandandle auto drive thingy modification that you can get these days?


Funny bugger. ;61  ;39

Actually I'm moving the steering to the very back where I can support the back of my seat more to handle the huge G's from acceleration. You wouldn't understand having never felt huge horse power G's yourself. ;54 :22
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2008, 04:15:59 PM »
Why spend all that money on a car that you hardly drive?;--;41;41

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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2008, 04:53:30 PM »
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Why spend all that money on a car that you hardly drive?;--;41;41


Oh, is that meant to be funny committee type person?   ;55 ;55 ;55

Well............

1) Because I can. ;61

2) What's it got to do with you or anyone else how much I drive it?

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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2008, 07:54:26 AM »
nice work, should be a huge improvment!

Let us all know when you drive it how much better it is.

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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2008, 06:27:06 PM »
You are a funny man Cam --;41 Love your work----------

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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2008, 09:37:14 PM »
Cam,
Sorry about the delay. Mine came with a front end dual mount fiberglass transverse spring conversion. That said I'm sure these were available for coil sprung vettes. I think they have super lightweight aluminium [aluminum] versions available now?
The upper A-arms from VB&P are tubular. The upper mount/spindle is off-set for camber and castor as well. It's a total solution. You can't mess around with one without consideration of the other!
As mine is still in the shed, I can't profess any "road" experience. I think 69 Dirty Rat is running VB&P??
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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2008, 07:55:43 PM »
Sorry my bad.  In my earlier post I said that VB&P only had tubular lowers, I meant to say uppers.  They don't have the tubular lowers and I wanted up and lower to be the same brand.

The lowers were my main concern as I wanted more clearance from the steering rack, which the tubular construction has given me.  The uppers were just an added bonus.


Now This





Compared to this





I'll be posting some suspension finished shots later this weekend.  

Just waiting on some new brake lines to the two boosters and finish the new larger main lines to and from the front vacuum tank.  Back on the road Tuesday all going well.
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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2008, 04:29:23 PM »




Hey Cam,

Is that a 50x38mm bit or oregon holding your rack together? :p

Whats this a flinstone car;)


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« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2008, 04:41:16 PM »
I'll have you know that is a 2" x 1" piece of balsa wood thank you very much.  LOL!!

More Jetsons grade. ;58
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