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Old 02-12-2016, 04:00 PM   #1
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ng900 turbo (blue car) updates

Last time around I talked about my homemade coilovers. The car is gradually getting better sorted.

New rims and toyo rr r comps.



Taliaferro exhaust. Beautiful work as always.

I forgot I removed this hanger bracket. Oops. Resolved by a trip to pick n pull.


Taliaferro's new stock location headers are a work of art.





Sellholm control arms (and taliaferro subframe brace, and goodridge stainless brake lines). The Sellholm arms will require either a different anti roll bar or the attachment points on the arms to be moved to stock-ish locations. Haven't decided which to do yet.




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That manifold is a beauty, planning on getting one for my Viggen when the time comes. Where'd you get the Selholm arms?
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Where'd you get the Selholm arms?
Sellholm. I emailed them and asked if they'd make me a set and they said yes. They took a long time, and I think they forgot about me for a while, but it all worked out in the end.
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Sellholm. I emailed them and asked if they'd make me a set and they said yes. They took a long time, and I think they forgot about me for a while, but it all worked out in the end.
How much were they?
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wow. this build is quite an investment. but all of these parts are so good looking.
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wow...looks good
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Holy crap, those are some serious pieces of hardware.
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How much were they?
The Sellholm arms were SEK 7500 including tax and shipping.

The biggest reason for them is the limited front camber on these cars. Spherical bearings also don't deform (appreciably) when loaded. New alignment numbers look better.


I like building things and I thought first about what it would take to make a part like this correctly.

The tubing itself wouldn't be hard to source. The right sizes and shapes of metric spherical bearings I'd trust to turn into a control arm are expensive but again not unobtainable.

The parts that sold me are the correctly-sized high misalignment adapters and the conical tapered double-ended stud that attaches the lower arm to the knuckle.

I can cut and weld things, but I don't have access to mills or lathes or know how to use them. I'd end up paying for expensive machine work, or else guessing at close-enough hardware from some racing catalog, and if I get it wrong more than once the costs would add up. The Sellholm arms take all the guesswork out of fitment.
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Dual redundant coolshirt cooler and bracket. I built this not just so the occasional passenger can have cooling, but more importantly there's a second pump, switch, electrical connection, water tube, so if one side fails I can quickly change to the other one. I've seen coolshirt bilge pumps fail on track/race day enough times that I thought this was a worthwhile precaution.





Also visible is the moroso oil accumulator. It was on my black viggen for a long time, a car which hasn't been to the track in the last 4 seasons, so I moved it to this car.
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