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LSJ Supercharged Ecotec Swap by ccfiero350
Started on: 05-18-2007 10:00 PM
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Originally posted by paradigm:

Maybe I wasn't too clear, I wasn't thinking of actually using a strut, just the knuckle from a strut design. The knuckle has two holes at the top that allow you to design a bolt on piece that holds the upper ball joint for use with a double wishbone arrangement. There are many ways to use slugs, shims, reversible part designs, etc to easily move the upper ball joint around within the bolt on piece. Depending on the knuckle it may be difficult to get the desired caster, KPI, etc but at least having the ability to change may be better than nothing. Sorry everyone, I think I have hijacked this thread enough.




What application is this knuckle from?
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Originally posted by Will:
What application is this knuckle from?


Cobalt.
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Thanks!
Interdasting. I'll have to get one to play with. I didn't know they used pinch bolt ball joints.
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Cobalt ball joints have 20mm shanks.
Dustbuster minivan ball joints have 18mm shanks, but bolt into Fiero control arms.
Yes, the Cobalt uses a larger ball joint shank than the older minivans.
So maybe a Cobalt knuckle could be adapted via the use of a split sleeve around the dustbuster ball joint shank, but that's a bit klugey.
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Bad news update. My

My storage unit got burgled and the wheels and tires off the notchie got stolen. The insurance company totaled the car and I had to surrender it to them..

Fortunately its a fiero so I unbolted everything that I made for it and gave them the chassis and the vin number. It still had a good dash cap in it but otherwise it was literally just the chassis and two furniture dollies from harberfrieght.

So now the 88 that once was the fastback IMSA (sold the body) will get all the notchie goodies and I will be down to one fiero again.

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yellow 88 GT, not stock
white 88 notchie, 4 banger

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