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Post by gtcse8 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:28 am

Polishing would help air flow, and all that paint just adds weight :mrgreen:


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:31 am

Nothing wrong with taking pride in what you are working on though and making things a little cleaner


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Post by philhoward » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:40 am

Dcrosby13 wrote:
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Nothing wrong with taking pride in what you are working on though and making things a little cleaner
Can’t argue with that.


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Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:24 am

gtcse8 wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:20 am
Rattle can engineering, just like Mike Brewer and the lanky guy. :lol:
You should have bead blasted the diff and got a polishing mop on it :wink:
Nope im a racer not a polisher, thats left for the Bread Van brigade not us fast scim boys :mrgreen:

Painted surface does help spot oil leaks, witness marks are easier to see, and then rectify and wipe off that blasted casting imho.

To be fair, its months away from running, so notbsure why im worrying :(


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Post by philhoward » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:26 am

CNHSS1 wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:24 am
To be fair, its months away from running, so notbsure why im worrying
Progress is progress, whichever way you look at it.

That’s what I keep telling myself :D


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Post by reliant-reviver » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:32 am

Not very fast colours though. Black and silver great for reliability but they are not adding much in performance points.

Anyway. Are you going to let us in on what secret magical final drive and torque distribution technology you have in that there diff?


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Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:07 pm

3.6:1 ex sierra 4x4 2.9 viscous LSD, nothing exotic.

Spare case is another viscous, albeit with a 3.92:1 LSD

Tbh i may well look at quaife or plated diffs eventually, but loads of work to do even when it hits a track as front geometry is all new so diffs are low priority


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Post by Corky » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:45 pm

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Yes Steve, ill get it to you
No rush mate. I've had the other bit 2 years and not done anything with it, other than forget where I put it :lol:


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:04 pm

Eh oop pal, thee can slow darn a bit, season start is delayed so git polishin'!



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Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:33 pm

New little garage gadget
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Post by philhoward » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:47 am

Blimey - I paid nearly 3 times that for mine from Toolstation (although the locking mechanism looks a bit better on mine). Very handy piece of kit I’ve found.


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:28 am

Ah ha! Yer must 'ave run out o' cardboard fer templates!



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Post by CNHSS1 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:33 am

philhoward wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:47 am
Blimey - I paid nearly 3 times that for mine from Toolstation (although the locking mechanism looks a bit better on mine). Very handy piece of kit I’ve found.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401951120456


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Post by CNHSS1 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:34 am

b.c.flat hat wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:28 am
Ah ha! Yer must 'ave run out o' cardboard fer templates!
Thought it might be useful for initial setup of camber castor etc :)


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Post by Old and Slow » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:28 pm

....."make the noise" ... (as per Binky).


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