HOW TO DO AN ADVANCED SEARCH.

Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:56 pm by Admin


For the benefit of 944Hybrids users there are two search functions available for you to use.
The purpose of this sticky is to explain the "Advanced Search" function because it is much more powerful and is the best choice when researching information.

When you log on to the site a list of options is shown in a line at the top of the page. One option is labelled "Search", use this option (NOT the search box lower down on the right).

After you click on the upper search option, a drop down box appears. At the bottom of this box is a radio button marked "Advanced …

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Post  grobb284 on Sun May 01, 2011 6:51 am

I'm adapting a 944 power rack to my vehicle because it has the necessary width for my narrowed Corvette suspension with my LS1. So as I don't mislead anyone, this is for a Studebaker. Rolling Eyes

I have been helped by a number of members on this fourm (greatly appreciated) concerning inner tie rods and hydraulic fittings.

My question is now to steering linkage, some of which will be fabricated. As mine will be a different length, and may require 3 universals than two, what other Porsche as well as VW utilize the same 11/16 x 40 spline at the ZF rack? I've seen some of the later 911 (996) with the sliding sleeve, and think that style would work great, unfortunately those of the 996 have the wrong spline.

Do any of the Volvos use the same Porsche ZF spline at the rack?

Also, is there a common spline for the universals of the intermediate shaft, like 5/8 x 36, and if so, what vehicles might those be found on?

Thanks inadvance for your help. Shocked

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Post  944-LT1 on Sun May 01, 2011 12:22 pm

...this is for a Studebaker

Dont be rolling yer eyes at Studebaker....1960 Studebaker Lark VIII convertible here! And, born and raised in South Bend, Indiana! Studes are the best! Very Happy

Heres some info from XSchop:

11/16" x 40 spline

http://www.jegs.com/i/Borgeson/153/014928/10002/-1?parentProductId=755261

http://www.jegs.com/i/Borgeson/153/450024/10002/-1
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Post  grobb284 on Sun May 01, 2011 1:29 pm

Thanks for the post on Borgeson type joints. I'm familiar with them, they are quite nice, but rather costly. In just the 3 u-joints alone I would have $300, before I added in a collapsible shaft and 3/4 DD intermediate shaft. Have you not heard the term CASO on the Studebaker Driver's Club Forum? Cool

I've seen some new VW u-joints (5/8") in the $30 range.

That's why I was inquiring of OEM parts that I can chase down at pick-n-pulls. I like a good chase, and of course will have twice as much in it when I'm done. Laughing

I was able to modify an all aluminum Corvette steering linkage before, and it came out pretty nice. That's why my inquiry on the other vehicles with the same spline connector as the 944 power rack.

By the way, I'm with you. After thinking it over the other day, I've actually owned more Studebakers than any other US marque.

Thanks for your input.

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Post  xschop on Sun May 01, 2011 3:53 pm

I would put cash on an early BMW collapsable shaft fitting the 944 rack. An e30 or e36 perhaps. I've seen a few builds where they chucked the shafts because of the rubber biscuit design.....would be perfect for a solid billet disc and/or u-joint swap...and cheap too.
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Post  robstah on Sun May 01, 2011 4:25 pm

xschop wrote:I would put cash on an early BMW collapsable shaft fitting the 944 rack. An e30 or e36 perhaps. I've seen a few builds where they chucked the shafts because of the rubber biscuit design.....would be perfect for a solid billet disc and/or u-joint swap...and cheap too.

Or a hockey puck. Razz


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Post  xschop on Mon May 02, 2011 7:26 am

SFE approved .....Southern Fried Engineering Razz
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