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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Darlinda the Tie Fighter"

Postby aus jd 2703 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:54 am

i agree looks awesome and you have to take them off to see the stamp so just enjoy them man :)
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Darlinda the Tie Fighter"

Postby underscore » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:25 pm

They're coming off again anyways, I've got to swap a bunch of parts on the front end & add spacers.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Darlinda the Tie Fighter"

Postby underscore » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:38 pm

After a couple weeks of slowly fighting bolts in my spare time, I took this:

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Out of here:

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And then removed the struts (for some reason I unbolted them from the chassis not the hubs, and dropped them with the subframe) and disconnected the left side suspension arms & axle (can kinda see that in the pic).

Now it's time for powdercoating, getting the GT4 Racing bushings pressed in, klue's rear diff mount kit (although my diff mount actually looks pretty good), coilovers & rear spacers. Then the rear end is done aside from bodywork, an ACPT CF driveshaft (eventually) and maybe a custom diffuser.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Darlinda the Tie Fighter"

Postby Corey » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:01 pm

Nice work,

I'd love to see what you come up with for a rear diffuser, that would be a cool project.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Darlinda the Tie Fighter"

Postby underscore » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:52 pm

Thanks, the physical drop with a jack went a lot better than I thought it would. It got a little bit tangled on the front main studs but apart from that it was pretty painless. Definitely leave the struts on the car unless you plan on rebuilding your axles though.

For the diffuser, I eventually want to build skid plating for the entire undebody, partly for protection and partly for aerodynamics. So since I'll already be making a plate that wraps around the gas tank, I figure I may as well tuck it into the rear bumper skin and make it into a diffuser. No clue how I'll make the fins yet though, either chop up a universal one or just weld some straight to the plate.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Darlinda the Tie Fighter"

Postby underscore » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:47 pm

Rear end is mostly apart, my biggest issue right now is getting the axles out of the hubs as I have no way to stop them from spinning & I want to rebuild them before everything goes back in (the boots look pretty worn & dried out). Then once I get the diff kit I'll strip out all the old bushings, powdercoat or paint everything (I'm hoping for powder but I'm trying to stick to a budget now, sadly) and toss it all back in, just in time for winter :cry:

Oh and my coilovers arrived today, my friend still has them but he's in town so I'm getting excited.

Oh and I need spacers, unless I get lucky at the tires don't rub the BC's like they rub the stockers.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Darlinda the Tie Fighter"

Postby aus jd 2703 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:16 pm

just did a similar rebuild, all rear bushings and wheel bearings, its easy..... not!
undo the axle nut wind it out so it is on by half the nut and use that to push the axle out of the hub, if last time anti seize was used ull do it by hand if not get a hammer and dolly and belt it out but be careful of the thread. u wanna hit the nut as replacing that is cheap a new axle is not.
once the driveshaft is out or cv as i call it. leave it there as if u pull it out the diff you have to drain fluid. u mention wanting new boots im assuming on the cv if this is the case ull need to pull it off, i would undo the bolts that attach the cv to the diff, this will save u draining the diff just remember to make match marks on the two halves of the cv.

now to removing the hub. make sure you have match marks on your toe adjustment bolts as this will save time when u get a wheel alignment as it should be in the ball park. then undo the 6 bolts on the arms and pull the arms off (so you can do you poly suspension) the hub should be hanging by the strut/coil over. now remove brakes etc. the hand brake is a bitch.
take the two spring clips that hold the pads in, off. remove the two springs at the top and the one at the bottom, now remove the pads and undo the two bolts that hold the hand brake cable. your hub should come off.

to press the stub axle out of the bearing is a pain. remove all seals. using a hydraulic bearing pull place and old socket thats smaller than the id of the bearing place the socket on the cv side or inside and push the but out. it will take a lot of force about 1tonne. once you have the stub axle out remove the cir-clip and then push the bearing outer out. use a press to do the bearings its the best way and a lot easier.

when assembling remember the outer seals as they go in before the stub axle and the sit flush with the hub don't drive them home as they will sit to low. on assembly remember to lightly grease the seals and to anti seize the splines of the axle.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Darlinda the Tie Fighter"

Postby underscore » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:32 pm

I've already dropped the diff and everything out. The rear end was taken apart at some point to some degree but I'm not sure what has been touched yet. The nubs that the axles & driveshaft bolt to are still in the diff, the fluid was good when I checked it a year and 2000km ago, not sure if I should drain it just cause, or leave it.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Darlinda the Tie Fighter"

Postby aus jd 2703 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:41 pm

if you haven't replaced it previously id do it better to be safe than sorry. do u know if it has a torsen? good chance to check.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Darlinda the Tie Fighter"

Postby underscore » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:50 am

The only thing in this car that seemed to be maintained properly were the diff/tranny fluids. I'll at least take a look at it to be sure. It's supposed to have a torsen, it feels like it does when I drive (with what little RWD/AWD experience I have) but I've never checked. Whats the definitive way to know?
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Darlinda the Tie Fighter"

Postby aus jd 2703 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:58 am

pull the back cover off or if ya lucky enough to have a borascope stick that in the drain hole
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Darlinda the Tie Fighter"

Postby underscore » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:06 am

If there's any maintenance that can be done inside the diff while it's out then I'll open it, otherwise I prefer to keep it sealed up as it isn't leaking atm.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Darlinda the Tie Fighter"

Postby phattyduck » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:01 pm

underscore wrote:Rear end is mostly apart, my biggest issue right now is getting the axles out of the hubs as I have no way to stop them from spinning & I want to rebuild them before everything goes back in (the boots look pretty worn & dried out).
Not sure if you solved this one yet... get a 3' or so length of black iron pipe in about a 1" diameter (something that will fit around your breaker bar for later use as a cheater bar). Use that pipe to jam the wheel studs from turning while you crank on the axle nut.

Or just use a good impact driver. :twisted:

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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Darlinda the Tie Fighter"

Postby underscore » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:13 pm

I've already got a nice 2' piece that came as the removable handle extension on my big jack, unfortunately it always falls out because everything is free to flop around as it pleases. My impact isn't powerful enough either.

If I take it to my friends shop and put the center of the CV in a vice (with wood to protect the CV) I'm assuming the outer nub of the CV (for lack of a better term) will stay put if I hit the nut with a better impact?

In other news my friend just picked up a nicely built Nissan 240SX, its an S14.5 with a built KA24DE+T. She found a dyno sheet for 312hp/265tq but apparently the car got tuned down a bit after for reliability, and has since had the turbo replaced. 2700lb stock, plus the added weight of the turbo setup (say 2800lb?) vs my RC with some minor weight reductions I'm guessing it's near 3000lb? According to the Power Primer 232hp/224tq for the RC @10psi, so ~272 @14psi plus 3" straightpipe and intake (supposedly 30hp) leaves me at 302hp and who knows what torque.

We'll be on a dyno for shits and giggles soon, I'm curious to see how they stack up. Racing next year will be interesting either way. Regardless of the outcome I can at least take comfort in knowing I would win any race involving gravel or jumps.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Darlinda the Tie Fighter"

Postby underscore » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:33 am

Coilovers are in my living room! I almost don't want to install them because of how clean and shiny they are haha
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