Archive for the ‘Suspension’ Category

Bad Bulkhead

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

I just realized that one of the screw holes in one of my bulkheads won’t hold a screw.  The hole was drilled too big before it was tapped, so the threads are barely there.  The screw falls back out easily.  I need to stop building and contact Associated.

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Suspension – Make sure it does not bind

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

When assembling the suspension, it is possible that the arms will bind when you tighten the screw to mount the suspension arms to the bulkheads.  You need to take special care to avoid this problem.

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Suspension Arms and Pins

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

You need to double check the suspension arm holes and suspension pins to make sure they do not bind.  If they do bind, your car will not handle consistently.

The first step is to run a reamer through the suspension arm holes to make sure the holes are straight and the proper sized.  For this step, I decided to use a tool from Hudy.  When using this Hudy tool, be sure to rotate the reamer slowly while sliding the tool in and out of the holes.  This will remove any extra plastic that could cause binding without removing too much material.

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