What exhaust manifold did you use in your car? Is it a custom build design? (Any pictures?)
How did you plumb the oil feed and return lines from the engine (where on the engine did you feed and return from?).
Thanks very much!
Hey Anton, looking at that sway bar set up makes me think the blades would rotate as the sway bar moves through it's normal range of motion since the adjuster cable housing is clipped to the body. Might provide some funky front action. Additionally, the bar is HUGE.Modified my sway bar with a cabin-adjustable mechanism. Otherwise, known as blade sway bar. Commonly used in Formula, Indy and other race cars. Outlawed in Trans-Am and some other race classes.
Adjust the stiffness of a sway bar from the comfort of Your cabin! Or choose a different setting for every corner!
Enjoy the pics.!
Hey Anton, looking at that sway bar set up makes me think the blades would rotate as the sway bar moves through it's normal range of motion since the adjuster cable housing is clipped to the body. Might provide some funky front action. Additionally, the bar is HUGE.
in your pictures of the manifold, I can see its a very straight design directly into the turbo, Im not sure how much stronger inconel is but that is a very long moment arm. I would be surprised if it doesnt start cracking heavily at the manifold flange. What have you done to support the turbos weight?
Also, do you have any trouble with intercooler air flow? How do you get enough flow through it apart from the addition of the fan? Is the body work enough to suck air through it?
There is a bushing the pushes the rack against the pinion. That might be worn/loose and can cause some slop.
There is also a spring that pushes the bushing against the rack, that should provide constant pressure, but springs give out from time to time.
If it is not in the rack, but higher in the column, then it could be the mounting point, or a bushing, or it could be the collapsible column is broken...
Take a look here
http://www.lotusforum.be/TO-DOWNLOAD/Elise MKII/Elise s2 Steering HF.pdf
I just about destroyed that cast aluminum housing on the end...drilling off the heads of the sheared off heads is a royal PITA!!!! You don't have straight access to drill them off. Once drilled off, I pulled off the housing and removed the remainder of the screws with visegrips.CPH and Boxershorts;
Thank You Very Much.
A picture of a disassembled column is what I was looking for...
I am happy to hear that I am not alone with this problem. Surprised that that roller bearing is so fragile.... Load capacity should be around 900lbs or less... So not too hard to imagine a (I am joking about myself here) 250lbs guy holding on for his dear life at 2G's + whatever force is exerted by the fat guy, approaching this limit.
I had trouble finding the bearing on the internet in the 10 minutes I spent looking. McMaster does not have it.... There is all kinds of information stamped on it. Nachi is the manufacturer (good Japanese firm), it was made in Spain... I cannot read the part number on the pic. Would You post it, please? This is a common industrial part, so should be easy to find... A bushing would be better in this application, however.
I am faced with the same decision:
1. I can dump the column. Re-use the shaft and mount it in racing fashion.
2. re-build the column.
3. Buy a used column and hope I did not buy my problem back.
I use this in a race car, so no lock and no signal stalks.... Forget how much that column weighs... Is it a worthwhile weight saving to dump it?