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Old July 23rd 2013, 20:30
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Hey Lanner! Is it four weeks yet?
Mild progress. Working out the design features:

-fixed positive caster gain. Question is how much? I'd appreciate feedback. Walter? Steve C?
-I'll design for max camber adjustment. 2 bolt struts will have more since the hole in body is bigger. On early cars its up to your discretion to clearance body.
-looks that there will be very little change in ride height..+- 4mm
-can be removed/replaced without affecting setting
-easily adjusted from under hood
-will be non cushion mounted for now; good for the racers, a little harsher for daily drivers

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Old July 24th 2013, 13:06
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Lanner, I'm not sure if you have anyone lined up yet, but I have access to a large manufacturing/machining company through a couple of friends. They do everything from medical devices to paint ball guns and they are looking for more work. If you can get me a design and materials bill I can get an run estimate and materials/machining cost. That would leave only hardware left to be fitted for something like what riseabove has done.
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Old July 24th 2013, 15:37
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Humble, I do my own manufacturing (manual mill, lathe etc) and considering the tiny niche market I don't think I'd require external vendors.

Got the aurora spherical bearings on order so she's slowly coming together. I'm designing for seals under the spherical to keep road crap out.

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Old July 24th 2013, 18:34
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Hi

I'm running non cushioned mounts, they are not as bad as I thought that they would be. I will try to find my specs on caster.

I had to fit these to correct an over wheel base issue that I had with my local authorities, I was 30 mm over wheel base which the local authorities got their knickers in a twist over.

I'm running a stock 02/03 sway bar with offset camber bushes. These fitted back to front with the camber tops removed the excess wheel base problem. After the car passed inspection I fitted the cambers bushes back to the normal.

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Old July 24th 2013, 20:41
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Lanner how long do you think before you can ship something? I am even open for a test set purchase.
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Old July 25th 2013, 00:57
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A call for camber plates

Doh sorry Lanner I've just read through this thread properly and realised your trying to put your own camber plates together.Apologies for posting a link to someone else's products,not trying to piss on ya strawberry patch.Good luck with getting them sorted
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Old August 24th 2013, 20:24
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Lanner? Anybody? Still looking...
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Old August 30th 2013, 12:56
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Hey I am also interested in this project, I'll be keeping my eye one it!
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Old September 22nd 2013, 14:34
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OK let's look at a score card.
Lanner did not have anything after months so I decided to quit bugging him.
RiseAbove said just PM them and we could get some quality Swedish units. Never returned PMs...
K-Mac after several calls, emails etc said sure we can ship them for $480. Paypal us and we will ship them. So 6 weeks ago I Paypal'd them and have seen nothing. Now not even a return email on when or if they shipped.

Why does it have to be so hard to buy damn near anything that is Beetle related? If I didn't own my Super for 20+ years I would run from the VW world of slow vendors...
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Old September 23rd 2013, 07:22
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That is a shame, maybe one of us Aussies (Steve C or myself) should call K-Mac and chase your order
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If I can get a design, I can get a batch done through a friend's manufacturing facility. I don't have the time or knowledge to design them myself but I can get small production runs completed.
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Further report. So in total fairness to K-Mac they did respond and it was in my Spam folder that I never look in. But now the problem is they shipped them TNT shipping (?) who lost them and now K-Mac says they are building me another set. Dear God let my next project car be something that I can buy every part from Summit...
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Old October 28th 2013, 22:06
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Finally!


Approx 2 degrees positive caster gain
Approx 1 degree camber adjust either way
Camber adjust properly aligned on chassis
Adjust from under the hood
Aurora spherical bearing
Sealed bearing underneath to keep out the elements

Details to follow

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Old October 31st 2013, 02:11
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Here is a look at the KMacs. Looks like camber changes will come with caster changes. Will reserve judgment until I try to make them work. Cast center section, I nestled the two together to show the cuts. Captive bolts for squeeze factor. Thrust bearing held in with C clip. Funny the box says you can change your Caster/Camber in only 30 minutes. We shall see!





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Old November 15th 2013, 08:10
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yeah it all seems loose now, but when it is all in the car, you can 'lever' the plate fore and aft and side to side for camber and caster adjustment
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