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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 4:19 pm 
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Just stripped down the front suspension after the last rally as the car was pulling all over the place.
Found a problem under the mounting for the front suspension arm.
What are the hopes of getting this fixed as think i have seen this posted before?
The front wheel is currently slightly back in the arch.


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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 6:40 pm 
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You would have to cut that out and weld in some strong metal to replace it.

It isn't for a novice.. That usually spells the end of the car.

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 9:09 am 
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Take a picture from the side. How far does the weakness of the metal extend. The whole frame horn is an empty cavity. If the rust has just taken out the bottom and the side walls are intact what I discovered was that you can open the cavity where the fracture is (in the middle of the two), and adjust the nuts that are attached on the inside to the angle you need and then braze fill the entire area around the nut essentially encasing the nuts.


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 3:44 pm 
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The sides have been repaired in the past so i only discovered this once i removed the front arm after the car was pulling left while accelerating and right under braking and deceleration.


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 5:48 pm 
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Here's a pic from Evans rebuild thread viewtopic.php?f=5&t=45366&start=50
It's very common for the frame horns/LCA frame mounts to rust out, water gets inside and they rust from the inside out, it's one of the most stressed parts of the car so you need to repair it well.
I checked my parts book, its one of the few parts with no number so I guess it's a structural component and wasn't available separately, best option is to find a donor car somewhere, either a late model justy or a swift with the greasiest engine bay you can find, sometimes a leaking engine or gearbox can preserve the metal underneath :wink: goodluck

Haylingmini in Hampshire has done a few swift cancer jobs so he might be worth asking
http://www.redlinegti.com/forum/viewtop ... i&start=20


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 11:40 pm 
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If it looked like that I wouldn't have even suggested it. I am just glad that in Washington State things take a long time to rust out. The one I had to fix was from Louisiana. I even think it was there during the flood. Good luck with fixing it, I hope you can save your car.


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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 4:05 am 
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Hi experts,

I have got a G15a installed in my old Margalla and i have to say that the engine is ridiculously fast. It spins the wheels even on the second gear :D . What more i can do to increase the horse power. Your suggestions are much appreciated. Thank you.

I may seem stupid posting this question in the chassis topic but i really need an answer fast.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:37 pm 
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All sorted now along with a brace to prevent any further movement.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:51 pm 
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Looks good , How did you repair ?
Show us a better photo of your brace please :D

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:17 pm 
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Chassis leg was cleaned.
Cracks welded and template cut of panel and welded over to strengthen.
Further strengthening around chassis leg

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:25 pm 
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Nice , Looks good .

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:05 pm 
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koko wrote:
Hi experts,

I have got a G15a installed in my old Margalla and i have to say that the engine is ridiculously fast. It spins the wheels even on the second gear :D . What more i can do to increase the horse power. Your suggestions are much appreciated. Thank you.

I may seem stupid posting this question in the chassis topic but i really need an answer fast.
First get your own thread :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:07 am 
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Love the brace, is it custom made or bought ?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:21 am 
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Custom made by the person who does all my work.
He is top quality.
Made it so it will give clearance on the bottom arms and allow the sump guard to still fit without any changes.
Should be really strong now and hopefully be more predictable & sale..............


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:01 am 
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looks very sturdy... how much does it weigh? the ones ive seen hang too low... this looks excellent...

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