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Post subject: Been gone a while, need some parts sources if you can help  PostPosted: Apr 22, 2016 - 06:10 PM
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I'm looking for:

Replica engine cover
Rubber molding under the Mercedes Benz door latches (W108 I think)
Coil over spring source for different stiffness (my Diablo rides like a truck)
Push Push lighted buttons for center console
Variable pressure struts for the doors. Mine are 15 years old and have weakened.

Glad to be back, I have my final BAR inspection here in CA on May 5th woohoo.

Thanks for any help you guys can give me.

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Post subject: RE: Been gone a while, need some parts sources if you can he  PostPosted: Apr 22, 2016 - 07:53 PM
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MMBRAZIL sells engine covers http://www.scuderiamarinelli.com.br/Engine%20cover.html
AFCO Racing AFCO 4" Alum Street rod shock 6 $167.95 $1,007.70
AFCO Racing Coil Over HDW kit AFCO Street 6 $38.05 $228.30
AFCO Racing AFCOIL 10" 250 CO STR Rod 4 $55.00 $220.00
AFCO Racing AFCOIL 8" 400 CO STR Rod 2 $55.00 $110.00
Another spring source is Lindblad Chassis in Massachusetts (508-234-8283) or http://southwestspeed.com/
You might check McMaster Carr for shocks http://www.mcmaster.com

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Summit and jegs are also good sources for the springs, what size and rate are you looking for?

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Post subject: Re: RE: Been gone a while, need some parts sources if you ca  PostPosted: Apr 29, 2016 - 05:22 PM
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AdrianBurton wrote:
Summit and jegs are also good sources for the springs, what size and rate are you looking for?


I'm not sure what I need or what exactly is currently on the car. I bought the current coil overs from RCC Products in Ft Worth I think. Couldn't find them on the web, so I'm not sure how to figure out the current rating. I just need a softer ride, is there a way to test the springs to determine what they are, or maybe just buy a couple random springs with known rating and adjust from there.
 
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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Been gone a while, need some parts sources if yo  PostPosted: May 04, 2016 - 08:15 PM
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The springs that I just got were marked with the rate.

It seems like most of the guys recommend about 500# up front

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AdrianBurton wrote:
The springs that I just got were marked with the rate.

It seems like most of the guys recommend about 500# up front


Thanks for that input, I actually found my receipt so I may know what i have now. My problem is without any air in the airshock lifter it bottoms out badly. With air in the airshock it is way too stiff. I got these from RCC Specialty Products. the front coil overs are w/8X300c and the rears are W/10x350h. Does this mean the fronts are 8" x 300lbs? It would make sense that I'd need a 500lb spring.

Do shocks go bad with age? Doesn't seem like I'm getting much dampening. These were purchased 16 years ago and have 37 miles on them. Maybe I should just buy another adjustable coil over shock.

Another question, what are people recommending for the rear springs.

Thanks everyone for your input.
 
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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Been gone a while, need some parts sourc  PostPosted: May 06, 2016 - 08:29 PM
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It depends on the shock, but most use shims for valving especially the better brands so they should be fine. However they may not be correct for the application...

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AdrianBurton wrote:
It depends on the shock, but most use shims for valving especially the better brands so they should be fine. However they may not be correct for the application...


I was on Summit's site and they have a pair of 8" 500# chrome plated springs for ~$100. It's worth a shot. I should get more shock travel with the same ride height if I'm thinking about this right.
 
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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Been gone a while, need some par  PostPosted: May 08, 2016 - 02:06 AM
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Rickpage,
The problem is not your spring rate, the problem is your spring length. All coilovers will springbind at 4" to 4-1/2". If you have 900lbs on that front corner, it has already compressed 3", and you have at best 1" of travel left before springbind, at worst 1/2". You need at least a 10" spring and at least a 5" travel shock for these. The Afco's that Lambobuilder are suggesting are great, I helped Afco develop these. But after they went into production, and after I had to scrap a chassis designed for them, we realized how worthless the 4' travel shock was except on a T-Bucket with 200lbs on the front corner. Get them with the new end hardware (my deal too), much better.
 
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76mx wrote:
Rickpage, The Afco's that Lambobuilder are suggesting are great

Yeah, I don't know what I'm thinking. I just realized who Lambobuilder is and he's worked on this car. I'm on the AFCO site and I can't find any exact matches to his descriptions.
AFCO Racing AFCO 4" Alum Street rod shock 6 $167.95 $1,007.70
AFCO Racing Coil Over HDW kit AFCO Street 6 $38.05 $228.30
AFCO Racing AFCOIL 10" 250 CO STR Rod 4 $55.00 $220.00
AFCO Racing AFCOIL 8" 400 CO STR Rod 2 $55.00 $110.00
I've searched the terms on AFCOs website and nothing exact comes up. I'd order these today if I had the AFCO part numbers. If either of you had a little extra time, I would be grateful if you could find those part numbers for me.
BTW, I did pass the BAR here in CA. I'll be getting my plates soon.
 
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Give me until tonight, I will get you part numbers, pictures, and mounting info.
 
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Give me until tonight, I will get you part numbers, pictures, and mounting info.


Man thank you so much. I want to get it ordered up.

Rick
 
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The 5" travel billet and polished Afco is 1350 for the non-adjustable and 3850 for double-adjustable. The coil-over kit comes with them. The left one is the old style 5/8x1/2 bearing and the right is the new 1/2x1 bushing which is standard. They are also available with urethane bushings. Both will fit the A&A Manufacturing shock mounts shown in the middle #051 and #076 but the old one required five of their bushings and a hard to install reducer. Times six shocks over $100 of tiny hardware is eliminated with the new style.[/url]
 
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Can we not post pictures? There is no left, right, and middle. Afco has a line of chrome springs for these but I prefer their standard yellow ones for two reasons. First, I like the contrast. Second, I have a stack of these left over from a Nascar Sportsman Car. Most of them are new, some have a few hundred laps on them. We use the bigger diameter springs on Busch and Cup cars and I will never use all of these up on Lambo replicas. $20 each and many rates to choose from.
 
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I have been an Afco dealer for some time and have six of those double-adjustable in stock, $325 each. Usually you can get them from Summit and get free shipping and come out better, it will not hurt my feelings.
 
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