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Bill's 26S

PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:50 pm

Just a couple of other bits of weight data if you are transitioning from a standard 11/16 ARB to a tubular one:

1. Tubular 22mm is 2.4lbs lighter than standard (but 1.6x stiffer)
2. Tubular 1" is 0.8 lbs lighter than standard (but 3x stiffer)
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PostPost by: Davidb » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:28 pm

Thanks for all the info. Since I live in an area that gets a lot of rain and because I have bad memories of struggling to change the ARB on my 26R I think I will go with the 13/16th bar-or tubular equivalent.
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PostPost by: roebuck » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:10 am

Hi Bill,
Thanks for the info on the Mustang rack stops.
Can you please let me know which model Mustang these stops relate to as I will most likely have to get them from the USA unless they are from the current models which are available in Aus.
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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:51 am

“https://www.americanmuscle.com/ford-steering-rack-limiter-7904.html”

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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:59 am

Appears that American Muscle is out of stock

Here’s another source:

“https://www.cjponyparts.com/steering-rack-limiters-pair-1979-2004/p/HW3457/?year=2004&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9LeSheXN3AIVhcBkCh1LOQd8EAQYASABEgJHT_D_BwE“
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PostPost by: roebuck » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:24 am

Many thanks. I have ordered several sets.
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PostPost by: bill308 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:13 pm

Hi Guys,

I had a probate settlement so I've addressed the engine in my horsey 308, which is now with my engine builder, MWE. I'm using the sleeves from a 328 and the crank from a 360 to boost displacement from 2.9 to 3.4 liters, on 40DCNF's (but likely with bigger chokes. CR goes from 8.8:1 to a target of 10.2:1, larger intake valves with a 0.423 inch lift, short duration cam, same same programmable ignition as I use on the my Elan engine

I heard from Ken at DBE who tells me he is working the rack stops the same length as for the S3-Sprint. The S3-Sprint length rack

There's been a lot of discussion on front anti roll bars. What about a blade type or maybe a tubular center with solid ends, through the bends. A stiffer central tube with standard ends, would increase the overall anti roll bar spring rate,

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PostPost by: Davidb » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:00 pm

Bill, I assume you have seen this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65mCfloU4hw

Now we know why there have been no updates on the Elan! :)
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