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    Is it just the pic's or are your calipers mounted in different locations from left to right on the spindles? I am not sure what the difference might be, but if one is mounted on the rear side of the spindle and the other on the front side of the spindle won't they both bite differently and cause pulling issues... (I am not sure, but asking for the group)??
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    They are on different sides. I did that to keep the bleeder nipple at the top of the caliper. The passenger caliper is on the back side of the spindle and the driver one is on the front of the spindle. I'm not aware of it will cause problems. I hope not as they are the Calipers I have (cheap). Let me know if I'm doing it wrong. Both calipers were off the front of XR 400 motorcycles, which is why I had to mount them that way to keep the bleeder up.

    Drivers side.

    Passenger side.

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    It's torque around point - location of where that torque is input shouldn't make a difference (until someone tells me I'm incorrect).
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    Didnt get much done on the buggy this weekend but I did get the fuel tank mounted and started on the fuel line plumbing, but I need to get some barb fitting for my pressure regulator before I can complete it.


    I did get some other work done building a stand for my new portaband saw. Funny thing was I bought it at Harbor Freight with cash to keep things quite with my other half Desert Panther based (loosely) 2 seater. Then HF sent me an email receipt of the purchase Ratting me out to my wife anyways Desert Panther based (loosely) 2 seater.


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    Minimal update as the wives horse was sick and sucked a lot of time over the week and this weekend had been designated Halloween decorating day for outside (which translates into my task).

    I did take an aluminum car amp (broken) housing and cut it to length (of my fuel pump) then "bored" it out to the same diameter as my fuel pump. I will use it as a heatsink for the external fuel pump I bought (Airtex E2182, which I found reference to on this forum and it was for an 89 Lincoln town car). A guy at work, races the ultra 4 series, and told me the difference between the expensive race pumps and the cheap auto parts store OEM pumps are the heatsink they include. My co-worker uses a Ford E350 fuel pump (external) in his race car (it has quick disconnect fuel line ends unlike the barbs on my lincoln pump). Figured I would try out this heatsink attempt and see if it helps, if nothing else it does provide me a mount to attach the pump to the buggy.

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    That's a pretty good solution. Nice out of the box thinking.
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    Still trying to focus on getting the engine running in the frame. Added a little support for the fuel tank and a mount for the filler neck. I also have tacked in my mount for the fuel pump & heat sink then started routing fuel lines. I have a small strainer before the pump and will need to get a filter in too after the pump. I'm a little uncertain on how close the fuel lines/pump can be to the exhaust without worrying about it. I mocked up where I plan on running my exhaust. When I get everything else routed I'll have to measure how close it ends up.
    For a full weekend it sure wasnt much progress. Sometimes it does seem like I would have been better off just buying a RZR or something else... I'm sure I'll like this better that a retail solution once it's done though.Desert Panther based (loosely) 2 seater

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    Building a buggy seems to have an inverse ratio. At the beginning of the build, it seems to be going together quickly and you get a false sense that it will be a "piece of cake". Then, as you start to get closer and closer to the end, minor tasks seem to take for-e-e-e-v-e-e-r. Fashioning four brackets for mounting a radiator and fan will take as long as it took to build your basic frame.
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    Measured distances from my stub axles to the center tubes of my frame where my BMW diff is going to be placed. The change in axle length thru the suspension cycle range will range from about 1" to about 2". I'm not so up on cv plunge, but was curious of you're thoughts/experience if 2" is excessive or doable? Measurements at each location are distances for axle at bottom, mid, and top of planned travel (if I place the diff at that location). Was planning on going with EMPI 930's for now.


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