God why am I like this. Boxes and buckets of useless shit out in the container that always has a purpose and I somehow seem to know where it all is and still forget about it until afterthis is why i keep all the extra sleeves and spacers from shock bushings and kits over the years in my 12 buckets of misc hardware.
i probably have 2 of exactly what you need.....somewhere in 12 buckets of misc crap
Good point I guess. I just worry what things will be like if/when I turn up the boost, upgrade the driveshaft, get a strong LSD, dial in that suspension and dump the clutch! I don't know what a 2.8 bell can handle with missing bolts, but we may find out! Have you seen that done with a Lakewood? Which bell would you need to start with?I don't think you should really worry about it we have an iron block and that thing is as about as close to a cylinder design bellhousing As It Gets. With how many betta beatup s10's I've driven overloaded and with wheel hop I don't think I ever remember anyone breaking a bellhousing before snapping a U joint or something.
Run and if you manage to break it you get bragging rights and you can get a Lakewood bellhousing and machine it for the 60° V6 bellhousing bolt pattern
Man I love this.At first I thought this was a good excuse to justify a TIG, but I'd still be pretty dead in the water without an oven. Cast aluminum should really be pre-heated before welding.
I guess it really depends on what you want. Of course I want to hurt some feelings every now and then, but I'm not necessarily out to be Indianapolis's street racing legend either. I drive this car to work, cruise to shows with my friends, take corners fairly quickly, and rarely make it to the track. To me, feeling fast is a bit more important than actually being fast. Rowing my own gears helps with that a lot. I guess we'll find out if my efforts are fruitful in a few months. (I hope)
I talked to one of the fab guys at work. He likes my idea of using the four baby bolts to hold a thick steel bracket better than welding cast aluminum. If the bell cracks under the load, then it needs to be welded anyway. I guess that's a good point.
Want to buy a tig welder?Man I love this.
I'm just kinda lookin at a different direction than the hells of farm tires for eternity. The smoother faster and all around more badass I make this thing, the more I can sell it. The less I wake up with my phone blowin up with someone else's problem. So I'm currently gonna drop another few hundred bucks on the credit card for a cheap setup and I'll dick with it til I figure it out lol. I already seem to think I'm gonna weld rockers in so why not do it that way. Aluminum fab or just welding in itself is money right there too