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Late Spindles on Early Struts

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Re: Late Spindles on Early Struts

Post  944_GASM on Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:08 am

What's an Arduino?

I'm no where near that point, but always interested in alternative ways, once I do get that far lol

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Re: Late Spindles on Early Struts

Post  superman22x on Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:17 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arduino


Arduino is like a $30 mini computer with all kinds of cool accessories. Hall effect sensors, gps, accelerometer, etc... I actually worked on a project back in college where we used one to control a pair of linear actuators to automate a T5 transmission for a hybrid project with a 5.3L LC9, electric motor, backed up by the automated T5. I was mainly on the machining side of that though, so I'm not very familiar with the ardiuno, just the capabilities. It should be simple to use it to control a DC motor, and it should be easy to take an input from the ECM or trans output speed sensor, or just a little hall effect sensor on an ABS ring. I think a computer fan would be the easy way to send an accurate signal to the speedometer, as it is a DC motor that spins at the right speed, and has an encoder to feedback RPM to the arduino. But the motor would be too weak to turn the speedo cable. I think it would work best mounted directly to the back of the speedo. I'm going to order a speedo and work on fitting this up... If it works, it will be a very cool option.

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Re: Late Spindles on Early Struts

Post  superman22x on Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:40 pm

I ended up getting late spindles and got a good price on a set of adjustable konis, so I am going to get a set of camber plates and use them. Camber plates are relatively cheap on ebay, like $75. I can still send the updated drawing to my machinist for the early struts if we get the dimensions figured out.

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Re: Late Spindles on Early Struts

Post  944_GASM on Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:17 pm

My machinist got back to me last week, asking when I could drop off the struts I have, so he could cut them. He hasn't responded from my given times, but he usually is mosts responsive on Fridays. I purchased a new house, and close in July, so I need the car rolling by then. He is making me sweat with the slow response time...

I actually just purchased my camber plates from ground control, since everyone seems to like them the best. I could probably get by without this added work, but I would rather do it right. You are right that eBay has a good selection of cheaper camber plates. I recall the reviews being fairly decent too, and a lot of people just switch out one of the bearings to make them just as comparable to the more expensive ones.

Still haven't worked out the dimensions, but I should have some time this weekend to check them out. My guy didn't say anything, but if I ever get pricing, I will relay that on here too in case others want it done.


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Re: Late Spindles on Early Struts

Post  944_GASM on Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:25 pm

Well I am dropping my struts off at the shop after work today.

After reading the thread again, does anyone know what was going on with "I have some extra early (screw cap) strut tubes, that I'm going to bolt on some 87' Late spindles, then into my early offset 85/2 control arms.

My only concern (Your adapter is pretty straight forward.... simple means its a good design Smile ) is my camber. I want to keep the stock ride height, and stock/street camber settings. The bilstien inserts will only work with the screw top strut tubes, so I have to keep the early offset thing going. I just want the stronger 87 spindles."

XSHOP's Response: "Simply put, the entire X dimension 1.02 needs to be raised 1/4" and the lower bolt hole drilled 1/4" higher."

I was under the impression that the adapter plate would make everything okay camber wise... Is there changes we are suppose to be making?

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Re: Late Spindles on Early Struts

Post  944_GASM on Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:35 pm

Picking my brackets up today. My guy was able to cut the old struts, machine this piece, and weld it to the original strut for $150. I will let you know how everything fits once I get it on the car so you guys can use him if you want.


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Re: Late Spindles on Early Struts

Post  haroldk on Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:44 am

Are these ones the right dimensions to use them with late spindles on early offset arms? Did he give a price for just the parts? I can handle cutting and welding and would prefer not to ship the housings just for that.
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Re: Late Spindles on Early Struts

Post  superman22x on Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:09 am

If anyone is interested, I just pulled a set of early "sport" struts off my car. Shipping probably wouldn't be too cheap...

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