Anytime!Wow! That's a serious project you got going on there signsoflife22! I'm just beginning mine. I was able to get GLHS #0083. Turns out, you are about 2 hours away from me. I'm doing mine as close to original as I can, but I still may bounce some ideas & questions off you. You're welcome to do the same. Good luck.
Thank you.This is one of the best and in depth build threads I have seen, good job and looking forward to seeing the finished product
hmm..i think unless you use a precision method of removing the material (i.e. locating the holes) its going to be out of balance..how significantly i dunnoSo, I was looking at the TurbosUnleashed "lightened flywheel" and,
I got to thinking...... "I have a drill press RIGHT HERE!"
So, I started to drill:
A bit closer:
I'll keep everything updated on it.
What's the worst that can happen? :shrug:
(I'm WELL aware of the dangers that this WILL create but figured, WTF!)
Anyway, I don't intend to even use this flywheel but,
if I can lighten it significantly, who knows?
Maybe I'll sell it!
(Of course that'll be after a trip to the machine shop to have it balanced and double checked for anything "questionable").
What I intend to do for the flywheel/clutch/plate set-up is in the following thread:
You gotta LOVE the Shadow.....he knows!
Be back in soon to give an update of where I'm at now with the GLHS.
Thanks for looking.
You're a RIOT Asa!hmm..i think unless you use a precision method of removing the material (i.e. locating the holes) its going to be out of balance..how significantly i dunno
also, there may be consequences to removing material in certain locations affecting the strength of stuff..and stuff..
whatever..at least the flywheel rotational plane isnt pointing at the passenger compartment...oh wait it is
shadow DOES know....dooo dooo doooooooooooo
OK; Another suspension update! lolCHANGES!!!
I'll be using Daytona Knuckles, the GLHS Koni struts(with adapters/spacers by Rich Bryant),
and the GLHS rear Konis with "Ground Control" Omni coilovers at all four corners, pictured below:
(This system can be found here: Ground Control - Coilover Conversion Kit, '79-'90 Dodge Omni - (incl. GLH, GLHS, Turbo) )
This is a system that basically "converts" the factory Konis to fully adjustable coilover shocks and struts.
Have a great day everyone!!!
Oh BTW: This coilover system is EXPENSIVE(in my thin dime opinion, but well worth it),
so if you're subscribed to this build log, you may see some "irratic" methods being employed.
What I mean is this: it may appear that I'm "jumping around" from system to system rather than focusing on one particular system at a time.
I don't necessarily "like" to operate in this fashion, but the money is always an issue.
I'm sure most other TDers understand my position.
Thanks for checking back, and ANY advise or opinions are welcomed.
UPDATE3/14/13) NOW, I've found out that Neon front suspension is basically a "Bolt in" fit for the "L" body.
So, I'm going to find out exactly what I can do to use Neon parts up front.
See, there are thousands of companies that make Neon performance parts(Suspension/brakes/etc), so I'll do my best to head in that direction for the front. I'll keep it all posted.
My very best wishes to everyone!!!
I've also procured the parts for the ACT SRT-4 flywheel/Clutch/PP mod.You're a RIOT Asa!
I looked at the TU flywheel and, they machine the center section out considerably to make more "room" to drill holes.
Any brake lathe would do that but, I don't have one of those.
So, I'm drilling the HECK out of the area I DO have.
Boredom I guess.
Here's the pic I used as a "guide" of sorts:
As I said earlier, "I'll update it as I go".
Have a great night my friend.
Thanks Asa!wow this looks great!