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StripesSA1
StripesSA1 Reader
6/2/22 12:18 p.m.
oldeskewltoy said:

Hmmmmm, with a bit of luck...   it'll be ready by it's 50th birthday........

 

 

 

more to come...... smiley

Just to quote, since it is 50 years... June 2022, but we all know the block is still at the rebuilders.... 

 

Edit to add: Maybe time to move this to the Builds and Project Cars forum? 

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy UberDork
6/30/22 12:51 p.m.

So I've gleaned this info from Rockauto listings, and a Monroe specification chart.   Rockauto does list a Gas-a-djust for the front of my hardtop, nothing "performance" for the rear.

 

5804 is for the fronts, 5818 for the rears

 

This isn't going to be a canyon carver, or a drift machine... spring rates are only slightly stiffer then stock (about 10%).   If they had the gas-a-djust for the rear I'd say good enough........ but they don't list one for the hardtop.

 

 

Just noticed...  I never updated this...  I did manage to get myself an RA64 manual rack!

 

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy UberDork
6/30/22 1:53 p.m.
oldeskewltoy said:

So I've gleaned this info from Rockauto listings, and a Monroe specification chart.   Rockauto does list a Gas-a-djust for the front of my hardtop, nothing "performance" for the rear.

 

5804 is for the fronts, 5818 for the rears

 

This isn't going to be a canyon carver, or a drift machine... spring rates are only slightly stiffer then stock (about 10%).   If they had the gas-a-djust for the rear I'd say good enough........ but they don't list one for the hardtop.

 

 

 

Hmmmm... doing some research on here - https://www.kyb.com/resources/technical-information/dimensions/  and it appears that KG5524 MAY fit the bill for a rear shock as the dimensions*, and approximate mass** are similar....

 

Mark II rear shock dimensions

compressed - 11.625

extended - 19.375

mounting: pin on top and loop on the bottom, equipped with dust cover

 

KG5524 (67-69 Camaro with single rear leaf spring)

compressed - 11.85

extended - 19.13

mounting: pin on top and loop on the bottom, equipped with dust cover

 

only thing I can't confirm are sizes of mounting points - in particular the size of the loop on the bottom mount

 

 

Holy crap.............  take a look here..... surprise 

 

It appears that I can indeed use the Camaro shocks on my Mark II  devil

 

 

 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
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6/30/22 2:11 p.m.

In reply to oldeskewltoy :

bitchin!

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy UberDork
8/10/22 10:30 a.m.
oldeskewltoy said:

one more ingredient.....

Mk I Supra disc brake diff......

 

more to come..... smiley

2 plus years later........ 

 

It is now time to strip that axle, and get it down to just the case.  I've found someone with the fabrication skills needed to swap the Mark II mounts over to the Supra axle case.  I'll get both axles out and stripped in the next 30 days......

 

more to come....... 

 

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