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by benski105
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshaft
Topic: DIY close ratio transaxle
Replies: 3
Views: 1916

Re: DIY close ratio transaxle

Thanks for the input. I’ll have to go through some spare gearboxes and see if I have the right ones.
by benski105
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshaft
Topic: DIY close ratio transaxle
Replies: 3
Views: 1916

DIY close ratio transaxle

Hi, has anyone out there done the diy close ratio box as mentioned in Jim k’s V6 book?
I have a pile of spare transaxles but before I go ripping through them it would be great to hear from someone who has made a successful one.
Thoughts or suggestions welcome.
by benski105
Wed May 09, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Parts
Topic: C&B 24v cams
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

Re: C&B 24v cams

Hi Jim, thanks for the reply.
I thought they would have gone, but worth asking.
I’ll do some research about local options first to save some cams doing all that travel.
If that fails I’ll get in contact to discuss things further.
I appreciate the help.

Ben
by benski105
Tue May 08, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Parts
Topic: C&B 24v cams
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

Re: C&B 24v cams

Hi Jim, it’s been a while since iv browsed the classifieds and only just saw this ad.
Do you still have the cams?
Ben
by benski105
Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Bending front stub axles ?
Replies: 13
Views: 5009

Re: Bending front stub axles ?

i used to to have issues with my rotor rubbing on the upright due to play in the bearing/stub. the issue was cured by changing my bearing tension technique, i used to just use feel and a bit of sense, but since using the factory recommended bearing set up and changing to the 75 ts uprights the issue...
by benski105
Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Bending front stub axles ?
Replies: 13
Views: 5009

Re: Bending front stub axles ?

i always thought the 2 litre cars had different stub axles. or maybe just the older 2 litre ones.
i have been using ones from a 75ts with next to no clearance between the rotor and upright with no issues.
by benski105
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Parts
Topic: WTB: 4.3 or 4.56 crownwheel and pinion
Replies: 0
Views: 547

WTB: 4.3 or 4.56 crownwheel and pinion

does anyone out there have any 4.3:1 or 4.56:1 crownwheel and pinions for a transaxle?
im keen to build up a spare box for my car with a ratio other than 4.1:1.

im in New Zealand and am happy to pay for shipping.

Ben
by benski105
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Hydraulic Release Bearing Install.
Replies: 2
Views: 2269

Re: Hydraulic Release Bearing Install.

nothing wrong with soaking up other peoples solutions!! here is the adapter, its nothing flash. its made of steel so it was easy to weld, but im thinking of going to ali as its much lighter. the steel version is quite heavy. photo-9.JPG also the front of the gearbox with the release bearing shaft re...
by benski105
Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Hydraulic Release Bearing Install.
Replies: 2
Views: 2269

Hydraulic Release Bearing Install.

so at the request of kevin, ill try and document how i went about installing a hydraulic release bearing and 7.25" twin plate clutch. one of the biggest problems with using a strengthened pressure plate or racing clutch is that the release fork is often not strong enough to cope with the extra force...
by benski105
Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:59 am
Forum: Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshaft
Topic: Centre Gearbox Bearings
Replies: 2
Views: 1892

Re: Centre Gearbox Bearings

they are a ball bearing. im going to try my local bearing supplier tomorrow, but have been led to believe they are almost impossible to come by, and any around are very expensive.. ill get some part numbers aswell in case anyone has a cross reference from something else. who knows what tomorrows dig...
by benski105
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshaft
Topic: driveshaft conversion
Replies: 378
Views: 75559

Re: driveshaft conversion

very nice.
this is just like what is in my car, except i have a universal in the middle and at the back.
mine has been flawless, smooth and reliable.
iv run mine now for over a year of hard racing with no issues.

Ben
by benski105
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshaft
Topic: Centre Gearbox Bearings
Replies: 2
Views: 1892

Centre Gearbox Bearings

Hi, does anyone out there know if the 2 middle gearbox bearings are available new? otherwise is there a substitute/replacement? im just in the process of going over the gearbox in the race car. im going to replace the easily available bearings and figure if i can i may as well do them all if possibl...
by benski105
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: swapping flywheel and pully between 2.5l 12v engines
Replies: 7
Views: 2334

Re: swapping flywheel and pully between 2.5l 12v engines

Hi Karl,
i can probably lend you a flywheel and pulley if you need?
its been a while since iv been through my engine parts stash, but im sure ill have something that will help?


why not build a 3.0 instead?

Ben
by benski105
Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 24 valve camshafts
Replies: 3
Views: 1681

24 valve camshafts

Does anyone out there know if 156 24v cams will fit into a 164 based 3L 24valve engine?
are there any differences?

thanks

ben
by benski105
Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: GTV race car.
Replies: 19
Views: 7929

Re: GTV race car.

following on from this topic, i have now run my car for 5 meetings in the last few months including a 1 hour race in which the car was flawlessly reliable. the new driveshaft/ flywheel set up has been smooth and i have been extremely pleased with how everything has gone. since the power upgrade, i h...