With that 'bobbin' A/V mount connected directly to the exhaust pipe, it is going to cook the rubber VERY quickly Paul!! :0( I give it a few days at most!this old downpipe exhaust hanger bar have always been an annoying issue for me.
it hangs too low,
too soft & floppy moving around considering the backbox is now on solid bobbins and the engine mounts are much firmer,
and the biggest problem is trying to wiggle it past the sway bar & lower brace during removal, I'd have to unbolt the swaybar & brace every time which is a PITA
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after much thought I decided to fabricate a rigid subframe for the exhaust to sit on top supported by a rubber bobbin.
cut & drilled the flat bar.
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bent to shape
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comparison of the old low hanging rod vs new higher subframe with bobbin
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plenty of ground clearance, the lower brace is definately the lowest part of the car
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went for a test drive and there's no vibration or knocking so the new frame & rubber bobbins doing their job well
With that 'bobbin' A/V mount connected directly to the exhaust pipe, it is going to cook the rubber VERY quickly Paul!! :0( I give it a few days at most!
Just looked at parts of this blog in more detail for the first time as whilst I have been a lingerer on here for years, whilst not a member I've only seen bits and bobs.
I used your index to look at the bits that interest me most, so thank you for taking the time to create that!
You've done so much to this over a long period of time, most people would have got bored of the car a decade ago!
I bet you've taught yourself loads of knowledge and skills!
How many people don't get it and ask you why you spent so much time and money on what they perceive to be an old worthless car?
I read with interest about your BC Racing coilovers and how they can be set to be comfortable on the road. I had Bilstein Streetlines on a Nova GTE years ago and they were harsh!
naa I like he feel & size of the current oem wheel.Is it worth trying a larger steering wheel? Less caster? I'm not sure what your caster is set at, or even just pumping up the front tyres some more?