Go Back   Rotary Car Club > Tech Discussion > Show your rotary car build up.

Show your rotary car build up. Show off your Rotary Car build!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-30-2014, 06:29 AM   #256
Pete_89T2
Lifetime Rotorhead
 
Pete_89T2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Elkton, MD
iTrader: (1)
Posts: 865
Rep Power: 9
Pete_89T2 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chibikougan View Post
Stare at it a lot then dream the solution.
Stare at it while drinking... Alcohol, the lubricant of creativity






Pete_89T2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 11:16 PM   #257
GySgtFrank
Professional Stick Poker
 
GySgtFrank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Stafford, Ks.
iTrader: (0)
Posts: 1,003
Rep Power: 9
GySgtFrank will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pete_89T2 View Post
Stare at it while drinking... Alcohol, the lubricant of creativity
If you do too much of that your nuts will fall off.
__________________
1979 SA22C (parts of one anyway)
http://rotarycarclub.com/rotary_foru...ad.php?t=15585

1975 MG Midget (building)
http://rotarycarclub.com/rotary_foru...ad.php?t=18681

1988 N/A SE model FC, dead stock and less than 85k on the clock. This one actually runs, so I don't fuck with it.
GySgtFrank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2014, 12:07 AM   #258
chibikougan
⊙⊙
 
chibikougan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Great Falls
iTrader: (4)
Posts: 1,245
Rep Power: 10
chibikougan will become famous soon enough
Default

Or nut as it would seem.
__________________
Quote:
You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.
You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else,
and we are all a part of the same compost pile.
chibikougan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2014, 03:05 PM   #259
GySgtFrank
Professional Stick Poker
 
GySgtFrank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Stafford, Ks.
iTrader: (0)
Posts: 1,003
Rep Power: 9
GySgtFrank will become famous soon enough
Default

For those interested in exactly what idiotic plan I have in mind to build a new lower subframe.

lower subframe version 2.0 by GySgtFrank, on Flickr

I set up a jig of the frame rails on my welding bench and did a solid tack on 1/4" thick 1.5" angle for the base. I'm using schedule 40 pipe (.2" thick) and cutting out 1/4" rounds with the proper 5/8" center holes to make up the A arm mounts. I had to have something to keep the arms in alignment as I moved it around to get the proper inward and downward angles. Welded the first one down and am building a front support piece from 3/16" plate. Then I have to figure out how to mirror all the angles and distances on the other side. Once both sides are in and correct, I will weld in the cross brace and studs to support the steering rack. I figure I can cut away the unneeded excess when everything is solid. That's the plan anyway.

supports in and boxed by GySgtFrank, on Flickr

supports in and boxed.
__________________
1979 SA22C (parts of one anyway)
http://rotarycarclub.com/rotary_foru...ad.php?t=15585

1975 MG Midget (building)
http://rotarycarclub.com/rotary_foru...ad.php?t=18681

1988 N/A SE model FC, dead stock and less than 85k on the clock. This one actually runs, so I don't fuck with it.

Last edited by GySgtFrank; 07-12-2014 at 12:53 PM.. Reason: 3/16ths plate not 3/8th you big dummy
GySgtFrank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2014, 12:39 PM   #260
TitaniumTT
Test Whore - Admin
 
TitaniumTT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Right Behind you son
iTrader: (4)
Posts: 4,581
Rep Power: 10
TitaniumTT will become famous soon enough
Default

crazy ass..... getting crazier the older you get..... and better with all the fab shit too....... Looks really good.. Especially loving the ride height... looks spot on homer
__________________
-The Angry Stig-
DGRR 2009, 2011, 2012 & 2013 - Best FC

DEALS GAP!! WOOHOOOO!!!!!

2015 Audi S4 - Samantha - Zero Brap S4
2004 RX8 - Jocelyn - 196rwhp, 19mpg fuel to noise converter
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport - Wifey mobile - Now with 2.5" OME lift and 30" BFG AT KO's! So it begins
1998 Jeep Cherokee - 5 spd, 4" lift, 33" BFG's - Rotary Tow Vehicle
1988 'Vert - In progress
1988 FC Coupe - Gretchen -The attention whore BEAST!


I'm a sick individual, what's wrong with you?
I'm pure Evil
I'm still insane, in the best possible way.
I think Brian's idea of romance is using lube.
Your rage caused the meteor strike in Russia. The Antichrist would be proud of his minion.
You win with your thread. Most everything
It's a truck with a steel gate on the back. Just a statement of fact

Motec M820, AIM dash, ported 13B-RE Cosmo, 6-spd trans, 4.3 Torsen, custom twin wg fully divided mani, Custom 4" split into 2x 3" exhaust, Custom HMIC, Custom custom custom custom I like to welder stuff....
No Bolt-ons allowed. Dyno'ed @ Speed1 Tuned by me - 405rwhp on WG.... WM50 cuming soon.
-Angry Motherf*cker Mode ENGAGED-
TitaniumTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2014, 01:25 PM   #261
GySgtFrank
Professional Stick Poker
 
GySgtFrank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Stafford, Ks.
iTrader: (0)
Posts: 1,003
Rep Power: 9
GySgtFrank will become famous soon enough
Default

Thanks Brian. Working away at it. Unfortunately I seem to keep finding things that bother me enough to go in and redo it. My father claims I'll be 95 and still puttering around trying to get it to done.
__________________
1979 SA22C (parts of one anyway)
http://rotarycarclub.com/rotary_foru...ad.php?t=15585

1975 MG Midget (building)
http://rotarycarclub.com/rotary_foru...ad.php?t=18681

1988 N/A SE model FC, dead stock and less than 85k on the clock. This one actually runs, so I don't fuck with it.
GySgtFrank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2014, 02:12 PM   #262
TitaniumTT
Test Whore - Admin
 
TitaniumTT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Right Behind you son
iTrader: (4)
Posts: 4,581
Rep Power: 10
TitaniumTT will become famous soon enough
Default

Probably.... I've dubbed it the Curse of the Craftsman... I'll never be done with ANY of my cars because I'll always find better, stronger, lighter, faster, cleaner ways to do things...... Just make it DRIVEABLE!!!!
__________________
-The Angry Stig-
DGRR 2009, 2011, 2012 & 2013 - Best FC

DEALS GAP!! WOOHOOOO!!!!!

2015 Audi S4 - Samantha - Zero Brap S4
2004 RX8 - Jocelyn - 196rwhp, 19mpg fuel to noise converter
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport - Wifey mobile - Now with 2.5" OME lift and 30" BFG AT KO's! So it begins
1998 Jeep Cherokee - 5 spd, 4" lift, 33" BFG's - Rotary Tow Vehicle
1988 'Vert - In progress
1988 FC Coupe - Gretchen -The attention whore BEAST!


I'm a sick individual, what's wrong with you?
I'm pure Evil
I'm still insane, in the best possible way.
I think Brian's idea of romance is using lube.
Your rage caused the meteor strike in Russia. The Antichrist would be proud of his minion.
You win with your thread. Most everything
It's a truck with a steel gate on the back. Just a statement of fact

Motec M820, AIM dash, ported 13B-RE Cosmo, 6-spd trans, 4.3 Torsen, custom twin wg fully divided mani, Custom 4" split into 2x 3" exhaust, Custom HMIC, Custom custom custom custom I like to welder stuff....
No Bolt-ons allowed. Dyno'ed @ Speed1 Tuned by me - 405rwhp on WG.... WM50 cuming soon.
-Angry Motherf*cker Mode ENGAGED-
TitaniumTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2014, 03:03 PM   #263
GySgtFrank
Professional Stick Poker
 
GySgtFrank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Stafford, Ks.
iTrader: (0)
Posts: 1,003
Rep Power: 9
GySgtFrank will become famous soon enough
Default



That bit of advice would be a lot more believable coming from somebody else.
__________________
1979 SA22C (parts of one anyway)
http://rotarycarclub.com/rotary_foru...ad.php?t=15585

1975 MG Midget (building)
http://rotarycarclub.com/rotary_foru...ad.php?t=18681

1988 N/A SE model FC, dead stock and less than 85k on the clock. This one actually runs, so I don't fuck with it.
GySgtFrank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2014, 03:41 PM   #264
TitaniumTT
Test Whore - Admin
 
TitaniumTT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Right Behind you son
iTrader: (4)
Posts: 4,581
Rep Power: 10
TitaniumTT will become famous soon enough
Default

Really? I've got more running rotaries than anyone in BAW to my knowledge.... and a few BAW members rotaries are under my cock.... I mean knife....

This is why living in an area that gets so much snow is a good thing.... give you a few months to get yer shit together...
__________________
-The Angry Stig-
DGRR 2009, 2011, 2012 & 2013 - Best FC

DEALS GAP!! WOOHOOOO!!!!!

2015 Audi S4 - Samantha - Zero Brap S4
2004 RX8 - Jocelyn - 196rwhp, 19mpg fuel to noise converter
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport - Wifey mobile - Now with 2.5" OME lift and 30" BFG AT KO's! So it begins
1998 Jeep Cherokee - 5 spd, 4" lift, 33" BFG's - Rotary Tow Vehicle
1988 'Vert - In progress
1988 FC Coupe - Gretchen -The attention whore BEAST!


I'm a sick individual, what's wrong with you?
I'm pure Evil
I'm still insane, in the best possible way.
I think Brian's idea of romance is using lube.
Your rage caused the meteor strike in Russia. The Antichrist would be proud of his minion.
You win with your thread. Most everything
It's a truck with a steel gate on the back. Just a statement of fact

Motec M820, AIM dash, ported 13B-RE Cosmo, 6-spd trans, 4.3 Torsen, custom twin wg fully divided mani, Custom 4" split into 2x 3" exhaust, Custom HMIC, Custom custom custom custom I like to welder stuff....
No Bolt-ons allowed. Dyno'ed @ Speed1 Tuned by me - 405rwhp on WG.... WM50 cuming soon.
-Angry Motherf*cker Mode ENGAGED-
TitaniumTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2014, 03:55 PM   #265
GySgtFrank
Professional Stick Poker
 
GySgtFrank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Stafford, Ks.
iTrader: (0)
Posts: 1,003
Rep Power: 9
GySgtFrank will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TitaniumTT View Post
Really? I've got more running rotaries than anyone in BAW to my knowledge.... and a few BAW members rotaries are under my cock.... I mean knife....

This is why living in an area that gets so much snow is a good thing.... give you a few months to get yer shit together...
hmmm. You may be the only one in BAW with a running rotary. Except AJ and Dan'l who don't count. AJ because he never gets anything done beyond the stock setup and Dan'l because he can't actually drive the thing.
__________________
1979 SA22C (parts of one anyway)
http://rotarycarclub.com/rotary_foru...ad.php?t=15585

1975 MG Midget (building)
http://rotarycarclub.com/rotary_foru...ad.php?t=18681

1988 N/A SE model FC, dead stock and less than 85k on the clock. This one actually runs, so I don't fuck with it.
GySgtFrank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2014, 09:53 PM   #266
JL1RX7
Rotary Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Front Royal, VA
iTrader: (1)
Posts: 486
Rep Power: 11
JL1RX7 will become famous soon enough
Default

You have more than three? Mine always run. Replacing the A/C on the blue one so Mom will drive it.
JL1RX7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2014, 09:56 PM   #267
GySgtFrank
Professional Stick Poker
 
GySgtFrank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Stafford, Ks.
iTrader: (0)
Posts: 1,003
Rep Power: 9
GySgtFrank will become famous soon enough
Default

I was wondering how long it would take you to chime in. Yes amazingly enough, yours do run. A last gen 8 I would expect, but the FC is a "Christmas miracle" as they say.
__________________
1979 SA22C (parts of one anyway)
http://rotarycarclub.com/rotary_foru...ad.php?t=15585

1975 MG Midget (building)
http://rotarycarclub.com/rotary_foru...ad.php?t=18681

1988 N/A SE model FC, dead stock and less than 85k on the clock. This one actually runs, so I don't fuck with it.
GySgtFrank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2014, 10:10 PM   #268
JL1RX7
Rotary Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Front Royal, VA
iTrader: (1)
Posts: 486
Rep Power: 11
JL1RX7 will become famous soon enough
Default

I also keep them close to stock. So that makes them less likely to break. From a 9999999595955959 percent chance to 999999999393939 chance.
JL1RX7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2014, 12:35 PM   #269
GySgtFrank
Professional Stick Poker
 
GySgtFrank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Stafford, Ks.
iTrader: (0)
Posts: 1,003
Rep Power: 9
GySgtFrank will become famous soon enough
Default

In the continuing saga of the silly old bastard trying stupid stuff out in the shop..


Mostly together. Clearancing the steering rack has been a bit of a PITA. I had to keep nibbling away at the side where the steering shaft goes to get enough room, without going too far. The rack had to come down far enough that the plane of the tie rods was in line with the A arm pivots (as well as centered, with the tie rod pivot points in line with the A arm pivot points, of course). If these angles and pivots aren't pretty damn close you will have bump steer problems. I barely had enough room to make that happen.

steering rack clearancing 1 by GySgtFrank, on Flickr


... and a shot of the steering rack sitting up against the mounting plate in it's proper position. As you can see, close, damn close.


steering rack clearancing 2 by GySgtFrank, on Flickr

I still have to weld in the mounting studs for the rack and close up the gaping holes I made for clearance. I should be done with the steering rack at that point, ... I hope.
__________________
1979 SA22C (parts of one anyway)
http://rotarycarclub.com/rotary_foru...ad.php?t=15585

1975 MG Midget (building)
http://rotarycarclub.com/rotary_foru...ad.php?t=18681

1988 N/A SE model FC, dead stock and less than 85k on the clock. This one actually runs, so I don't fuck with it.
GySgtFrank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2014, 10:17 PM   #270
GySgtFrank
Professional Stick Poker
 
GySgtFrank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Stafford, Ks.
iTrader: (0)
Posts: 1,003
Rep Power: 9
GySgtFrank will become famous soon enough
Default

Some already know, but I'll recap for those that don't. I had a few problems with the subframe. When I cut my tack welds loose the whole thing sprang out of shape. It turns out that the table I was using to weld my jig to wasn't strong enough and had deformed under the stress. What else is new.

The mounting arms for the A arms appeared to be straight and true, but the frame mounts were off by a fair amount. So break out the cut off wheels and start modifying.

I left the base intact to mount to the frame, but cut away the sides and fitted it to the chassis.

This is the new subframe in position. The A arms and wheels are mounted to check all the alignment specs. I'm currently using a 1/2" spacer behind my +42 wheels to allow room to go wider in the future.

crossmember v2.2 by GySgtFrank, on Flickr


I'm still kicking around how to make it adjustable, but most likely it's going to get welded solid to the frame. I have to recheck (several more times) all of my measurements and readings before I do that though. I do NOT want to do this again.
__________________
1979 SA22C (parts of one anyway)
http://rotarycarclub.com/rotary_foru...ad.php?t=15585

1975 MG Midget (building)
http://rotarycarclub.com/rotary_foru...ad.php?t=18681

1988 N/A SE model FC, dead stock and less than 85k on the clock. This one actually runs, so I don't fuck with it.
GySgtFrank is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Hosted by www.GotPlacement.com
Ad Management by RedTyger