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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:57 pm 
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Wow! :eyes4u: ..that looks fantastic! Pure candy for the eyes..8)

Another vote for a vinyl roof here.. :)

Inspired colour choice..please keep the great updates up. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
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Thanks all :)

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That's seriously ............. green! As am I! Hope mine looks half as good when it's painted!

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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
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Good Afternoon All,

Also, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! :) :santa: :santa2:

More progress....

Following the progress with the paintwork i decided that the next step would be to start getting it as a rolling shell.

We started this by removing the subframe and stripping the bits of it. Something tells me that it had never been apart so it took alot of effort.

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This subframe has been modified to take the C20XE engine mounts. It's also had a fair amount of strengthening as the welding left alot to be desired! This can be seen on the main fore/aft sections.

To my pleasure the mounting areas are in great condition so i don't expect it to need anything else before being powder coated.

Rear axle....

When my dad purchased his racecar(KPD105W) I sourced a Salisbury LSD from him also.

Being us, we took it apart!

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Partly as a learning exercise but also as an exercise to see how it's set up.

This is a spreader that we made ~5 years ago to set up a noisy open diff.

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So I have read that the original LSD cars were set up with a "public friendly" diff setting. On mine this was approximately 35Nm. This meant having both drive plates together on either side, with both friction plates next to each other also.

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We have now set it up so the order is now drive plate-friction plate-drive plate-friction plate. Interestingly this still gives us a value of ~35Nm. I believe the next step is to try shimming it to increase the torque setting. More to follow!

The chap i acquired it from informed me it had "ST driveshafts" installed. I was intruiged to find out more.....

I didn't realise they would be this big! :twisted:

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Thanks for reading, I am hoping there will be more progress soon after we've had suspension components powder coated etc.

Until next time....

Pete

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BMW 320d Coupe M-Sport with factory fitted Performance Pack.

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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
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There are cone plates on the ends which can be turned around to increase the torque. I'll have to have a look at my photos to recall what I did.

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There are cone plates on the ends which can be turned around to increase the torque. I'll have to have a look at my photos to recall what I did.
yeah that was the other option.

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Volkswagen Golf MK3 Gti....R301UUJ. RIP 22-5-13

Volkswagen Golf MK4 TDGTI 150 MM53VNT Sold 7-8-17

BMW 320d Coupe M-Sport with factory fitted Performance Pack.

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