Shadow Lou Racing, street,track,autocross Goblin

Discussion in 'Build Logs' started by George, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. George

    George Member

    Another weekend of cleaning priming and painting. As well as modifing and repairing components. Replaced rear lower control rubber bushings with Moog spherical bearings. Need pistons back from coating they would no anodize as the are cast and have to much silicone. Still needling the 82 pound valve springs.

    Brad
     

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  2. SliderR1

    SliderR1 Well-Known Member

    Looks good!
     
  3. Briann1177

    Briann1177 Well-Known Member

    I really like the metallic look. Nice job.
     
  4. George

    George Member

    End of another week. After the failed attempt to anodize pis tons decided to measure and make sure they had not been damaged. They were no longer the correct shape. Ordered forged piston and connecting rods to match. Had to order the super tech valve springs as the others were not available. Picked up subframe from powder coating. Clean,paint,and modify more parts. 20171101_105316.jpg 20171101_133420.jpg
     

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  5. George

    George Member

    Completed my lower ball joint extenders for the rear suspension. These will allow for better camber gain when turning to keep the tire in better contact with the road. Will have to move outer tie rod end down to adjust rear roll steer. Will also may be able to lowet the car.

    Brad
     

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  6. George

    George Member

    This week cleaned the steering rack, made sure the grease was still good and adjusted the tension on the steering rack. It took 6 in/lb to move the pinion got it down to 2 in/lb . The amount of effort to move the pinion by pushing on the tie rod is greatly reduced ( did not measure before and after) this will allow steering to return to center easier. Cleaned intake manifold and painted, remove the inner cooler tubes clean in ultra sonic cleaner. Installed double by pass plate.
    Cleaned supercharger, check oil condition and topped off. Waiting for new forged piston to be anodized and coatings
    added. Running out of parts to clean and modify.

    Brad
     
  7. ctuinstra

    ctuinstra Well-Known Member

    When you installed the Laminova tubes (inner cooler tubes), did you clock them? I had seen it somewhere where they are to be placed in a certain position but then couldn't find it again when I was installing them. I emailed the the support of manufacture of them and they didn't seem to know. Later I was able to find the information and sure enough, there is a correct clock position when putting them in.
     
  8. George

    George Member

    No I did not clock them.

    Brad
     
  9. George

    George Member

    I will clock them so that the part lines up with the slots.

    Brad
     
  10. ctuinstra

    ctuinstra Well-Known Member

  11. George

    George Member

    Ctinstra thank you for helping me with my error. Corrected it first thing this morning.

    Brad
     
  12. David

    David Well-Known Member

    How did you adjust the tension on the steering rack and did you add more grease?
     
  13. George

    George Member

    The grease was fine did not clean and relube . Where the pinion meets the rack there is a large nut and a threaded sleeve.
    Undo the nut, unscrew the sleeve until you get the feel you want with out having play in the pinion shaft when you turn it. If the car is road worthy just test drive a different amounts if preload till you find what is best for you.

    Brad
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2017
  14. George

    George Member

    Dug out my ecotec dyno engine adapter.
    Picture is bellhop sing adapter and absorbsion unit. This bolts to the engine.
    Hoping it will fit in the chassis

    Brad
     

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  15. George

    George Member

    Did very little this week, clean and tested fuel injectors. Thought about how to add anti squat to rear suspension.
    Waiting for pistons to comeback from coating and kit to be ready for pickup.

    Brad
     

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