Well I have broken a lot of GM axles in my career. Not so much the shaft, I have twisted one or two and shattered one, but mostly I break the tri-lobe bearing and have broken a lot more tripots. But not to fear my 300m axle shafts and 4340 ends (Porsche 930 style 6 bolt flange) are almost done.
Stu, that is correct. It was different back in the 60e days but I have manual short axles on both sides now. I custom made my mounts to sit lower than the mounts I sell, and my trans sits right in the center so my axles are the same length. Coupled with how low my engine sits and how low my car itself is, requires some very short axles.
Dennis LaGrua Member
Posts: 14463 From: Hillsborough, NJ U.S.A. Registered: May 2000
This is incredible stuff. History in the making. A time of 10.20 @135.75 with a V6 Fiero is a stunning achievement. Just goes to show that with the right technology incredible things can done and you've done them. You are the man!
------------------ " THE BLACK PARALYZER" -87GT 3800SC Series III engine, 3.4" Pulley, N* TB, LS1 MAF, Flotech Exhaust Autolite 104's Custom CAI 4T65eHD w. custom axles, HP Tuners VCM Suite. "THE COLUSSUS" 87GT - ALL OUT 3.4L Turbocharged engine, Garrett Hybrid Turbo, MSD ign., modified TH125H " ON THE LOOSE WITHOUT THE JUICE "
how did it turn out? Cause you have 21 days until I take mine back out for the Pontiac uprising.
The event got rained out. Going to try again this next weekend. I have some strange transmission issue I am working out right now, but it shouldnt effect running at the track.
and I have been building another turbo car for some reason instead of working on the drag car. For some reason I feel content by beating a few loudmouths in town on low boost and all seasons a few weeks ago.
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Sep 22nd, 2010
Posts: 12232 From: Flint Michigan Registered: Jan 2006
A little OT, but how does the powder coat hold up with the spring flexing all the time? I would think it would just crack.
Brad, I meant to answer this question for you when I first saw it, then must have gotten side tracked. I do some powder coating myself, and I hang the pieces in my oven with some stainless wire. Well, after the baking process, and things are cooled, I can take the wire that was hanging the part, and has cured powder on it for obvious reasons, and bend it in any shape I want, pretzel, backover on itself, you name it, that powder coat does not flake, peel, and I can not scrape off with my fingernail, now matter how hard I try. Try that with paint Powdercoat is pretty amazing stuff. I did my front stock springs in Eastwoods reflective chrome to closely match my Q1 spring for the rear coilover set up on my Lambo kit. I'm very confident they will be fine.
Sep 23rd, 2010
Posts: 5034 From: Wichita, KS USA Registered: Oct 2001
The Pontiac Uprising is approaching soon............uh oh
1 of 2: Graphite Grey Pearl 87 GT 5 spd: 2.8L (Best 1/4 mile: 15.57@87mph, 2.0 60ft) 2 of 2: Ferrari Red 88 Formula/4T65EHD: 2000 L67 Motor (Best 1/4 mile: 12.0@118mph, 1.89 60ft w/True Street Radial Tires not Drag Radials!) New Engine on the Road again! FTW Motorsports style! 312rwhp/332rwtq
Its sorta funny considering how much (and money) work I did not put into mine.
But there is more than you are telling people. There are videos of you and x running fast times. X has gone balls out and put a TON of work into his car. You claim you have little money into your swap but have "trans work". I believe there is a lot more that you are not telling people. But hey, I have seen videos of your car run, there is no doubt it is a very fast fiero. So if you did do it super cheap then more power too you.