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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:31 pm 
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Sorry and strip the car of everthing. Windows with plexy glass, seats, console, everthing in the doors. Even carpet and roof lining I'd just keep what you need for the drivers side of the car
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:35 pm 
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So 4.11 gears in stock diff?
how hard is it to put the plexiglass windows in?
majority is all gone i even cut all the useless stuff out of the dash
next is strip doors and make the bonnet a bit lighter
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:57 pm 
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I was keeping budget in mind with an XR 3.45.

If money isn't a problem get 4.11s and a locker :twisted: and a 3k+ stall.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:08 pm 
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Well budget is the idea of the car so ill see what i can find
Lowlane7 wrote:
I was keeping budget in mind with an XR 3.45.

If money isn't a problem get 4.11s and a locker :twisted: and a 3k+ stall.
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:25 pm 
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Double check th ratio you have now, may be a random one with a 3.45 already.

But a 3.45 diff out of an EF/EL XR6/8 will bolt in and shouldn't be too expensive $$1-200 maybe? I'm not 100% on prices...

 

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NA Fairlane Build thread:
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:27 pm 
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Best budget for the diff is a mini spool.
$90 and you can fit it yourself.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:29 pm 
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Matt_jew wrote:
Best budget for the diff is a mini spool.
$90 and you can fit it yourself.


+1

 

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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:41 pm 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFGu4RijlZM

These episodes might be of some assistance.
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:44 am 
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It has a 3.25 in it so is it worth the upgrade?
and how do you check if a diff has lsd?
I will watch the videos this afternoon thanks for the link
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:10 pm 
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Being a fairlane I'd say it dose have an LSD already. AFAIK All lanes and LTDs had LSD for good traction with the fat a**.

Is that ratio read off the sticker on the diff? 3.25 is pretty good, Maybe just a mini spool to lock it together good and if you break it later get a 3.45.

I watched the first of those bluebell vids and it looks pretty I normative and pretty muh exactly what your after! See what they do (if anything) to the diff..

 

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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:31 pm 
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NLfairlane wrote:
It has a 3.25 in it so is it worth the upgrade?
and how do you check if a diff has lsd?
I will watch the videos this afternoon thanks for the link



are ya sure its a 3.25? it's not 3.23 or 3.27 or 3.45?

just sounds odd thats all
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:34 pm 
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NLfairlane wrote:
It has a 3.25 in it so is it worth the upgrade?
and how do you check if a diff has lsd?
I will watch the videos this afternoon thanks for the link


Check if a lsd by the sticker, or pull a wicked skid in your driveway (always impresses the missus :wink: :lol: ) and youll see if shes spinning both ;) or jack the a** up and spin one wheel, and check if the other spins the same direction. If it spins opposite (aka one spins backwards, one forwards) its a single spinner

 

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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:28 pm 
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I just had a look then it is 3.45 and i spin one wheel one way the other turns opposite way so it must be an LSD.
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:36 pm 
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NLfairlane wrote:
I just had a look then it is 3.45 and i spin one wheel one way the other turns opposite way so it must be an LSD.


Nope, single spinner, read what i said

 

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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:55 pm 
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s**t sorry man
so whats better weld it or buy a mini spool?
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