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#1 620Z

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 10:47 AM

Well guys my search on the Net has paid dividends. I am getting this diff mount made up next week whilst we are installing the new LSD. No more vibration under full accelleration. Car should run pretty smooth. Check out this site.
http://forums.hybrid...ead.php?t=95128
http://alteredz.com/...ial_Front_Mount
I will let you know how it goes.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 11:32 AM

Looks like a fairly easy thing to knock up too, Craig :wink:

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 11:39 AM

Yeah not to complicated. I will give it to the boys and hopefully they can knock it up pretty quickly. I am glad I found it rather than us trying to have to re-invent the wheel. Not sure we would have come up with this. So hopefully is will eliminate most if not all the vibration in the car at full noise. The chain served it's purpose for the last 10 years but time for something a little more detailed. Just another unseen mode that will make a huge difference to the cars driveability.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 04:39 PM

now theres a good idea indeed, might have to get the guys in the manufacturing shop next door to knock something up for mine so I can get it back together.

would be interested to know how you go with it Craig

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 05:09 PM

Ive been running the old chain with radiator hose around it setup in my race car for many years. Its really easy and still alows some give in the diff.

That mount does look really nice though

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 05:21 PM

i found another mount which leaves all the top strap etc, but has a small loop of folded steel with a slot to allo a lil bit of give but give it a bit and would limit out (only about <10mm).

heres the pic:

oops i see its a small rubber/poly pad, bbut id like/prefer this to the other but only because it looks so clean etc. and leaves the stock strap in place.
need to make sure you have a good insulator on the cross member of course.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 09:04 PM

I've got the chain on mine also. Works well.

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 08:49 AM

Although I only run a R180, albeit welded, and different ratios, 4.1 or 4.4 or 4.8, depending on circuit or application, the old chain has worked well for a lot of years with no failures or bangs from the diff with a 6000rpm side step off the clutch for starts. I can't see much more abuse to the driveline than a race start :shock:

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 12:05 PM

Oh well, my vote goes for the chain as well. It worked for the past 15 years in the rally car. Cheap easy mod.

Post your results when you have them.

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 05:48 PM

hey gday, has anybody got any photos or diagrams of the chain setup ? im fairly new to independant bums and i have no idea what you mean or how its set up ? - thanks chris.

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 09:03 PM

Yeah, pic of the chain would be great

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 04:41 PM

hey Craig

I was just wondering how the diff mount upgrade went, as I have got my father in law to knock the bracket together just waiting on the trasmission mount to arrive. Did you have any problems installing it? anything I should be warner of?

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 08:16 AM

Hey Aaron, it's all made up ready to be powder coated in the next few days. The diff is being swaped around as we speak and then the rear mount upgraded. Hopefully the boys at MPC will finish it by the end of the week. I will be heading over tomorrow arvo to check on the progress.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 08:35 AM

Thanks for the update Craig, did you have any trouble getting the GM transmission mount? I have found a polyurathane one for about $44

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 08:44 AM

Yeah good point. We couldn't find the GM mount here in Aus. But my guy reckons he found something that will do the job just as well. I haven't sighted it yet. I just hope it is polyurethane. Maybe you can give me details of yours and where you got it just in case his is no good. Then I can follow up one similar to yours?

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 09:29 AM

yeah sure thing Craig, I looked up energy suspensions on the internet(they are mention in the site you posted) and looked up the part number 3.1108 and they have them available, $44 plus about $10 postage, polyurathane bush.
their web address is http://www.energysusp.com.au/

If you go into the buy online section on the right hand side there is a best sellers section and it is at #5. Gear box mount the best.

Hope this helps you.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 09:39 AM

Excellent Aaron good searching. Just what I was after. I have taken a copy and will go over today to make sure we get the right one. Cheers

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 03:53 PM

I even ordered the G/Box mount yesterday and got it by mid arvo today. Not bad. Looks perfect for the job. Man with all this info at hand people would have to be crazy not to do it. Easy and relatively cheap since all the research and testing is done.

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 06:17 AM

Wow! that fast? thats good. Yes you are right Craig I went next door into our fabrication shop and they have enough scrap steel in there to make a few of these diff mounts up, and when you compare it to the cost of a second hand original diff mount or a new one for that fact it works out quite cheap.

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 11:12 PM

anyone feel like knocking up an extra and sending it west? :)




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