Ladder Bar system & Test Drive [S3-Ep.5-1]

If you've been around cars and trucks very long, you know that vintage, nostalgia, and rat rods are very popular. The question is, how do you make a nostalgia-style car with leaf springs hook up like a modern drag car but not lose the vintage look? Simple...you install a ladder bar system! But how do you keep the leaf springs from binding you ask? Ah...there is a special way to do it, and if you want to find out what it is...you need to catch this episode of GearZ. Then it's out on the road to test it out as Stacey shows you just how much fun you can have with a nostalgia-style vehicle. Would somebody please bail him out of jail?!?!

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Ladder Bar system & Test Drive [S3-Ep.5-2]
If you've been around cars and trucks very long, you know that vintage, nostalgia, and rat rods are very popular. The question is, how do you make a nostalgia-style car with leaf springs hook up like a modern drag car but not lose the vintage look? Simple...you install a ladder bar system! But how do you keep the leaf springs from binding you ask? Ah...there is a special way to do it, and if you want to find out what it is...you need to catch this episode of GearZ. Then it's out on the road to test it out as Stacey shows you just how much fun you can have with a nostalgia-style vehicle. Would somebody please bail him out of jail?!?!





Salvaging leaf springs from a semi truck for sword smithing.
Salvaging leafs springs from a semi truck and determining the best temperature to heat treat by destruction test.





How to make DIY polyurethane engine mounts
Here's a detailed video showing you how to make polyurethane engine and transmission mounts from liquid polyurethane. The advantages of doing this as opposed to buying ready made aftermarket polyurethane engine mounts are that this method is much cheaper (25 USD for 4 mounts vs. 160 USD for 2 mounts in the case of my car). The advantages of polyurethane engine (especially torque mounts) are improved responsiveness, no need to replace the mounts ever again, reduced wheel hop and preventing horsepower lost on moving the engine back and forth. The video shows a detailed procedure, from removing the old mount inserts, burning out the rubber, and pouring in new liquid polyurethane. The product I used is reoflex 60 from smooth-on. There are many others out there however, this is just what was available to me and in the right shore hardness. The additional benefit of DIY mounts is the fact that you can customize the shore hardness of the mounts to make it best suited to your particular application. I have selected 60A shore hardness which is a nice compromise between the 80A shore hardness stuff which is more suited to track day cars and the 40A shore hardness stock rubber. The important thing is to ensure the pins inside the mounts are fitted in the same position as stock and they must be positioned to stand flat for the liquid polyurethane to cure properly. Think in advance about where the polyurethane will be drying as this is where the engine mounts will be sitting for anywhere between 16-48 hours depending on the tempereture and liquid polyurethane product/brand. Check out my blog for more MR2 mk1, 4AGE, DIY and more fun car stuff: http://www.driving4answers.com/





How to SUPER CLEAN your Engine Bay
Engine bay detailing. Learn how to Super Clean your engine bay so that it is so clean, you can eat off of it! I show you how to clean and detail the engine bay in a simple 5 step process that will NOT damage your engine or electrics! Cleaning Wipes (Tub-O-Towels): http://amzn.to/2u7CgAD Soapy Wooder: https://goo.gl/hsebW4 Microfiber Towels: http://amzn.to/2sKi2cR Brushes: http://amzn.to/2sKgwau Trim Restorer: http://amzn.to/2sJLmjP Spray Wax: http://amzn.to/2sZ96og Pipe Cleaners: http://amzn.to/2sJzA8R Fabric Dye: http://amzn.to/2v62qks Metal Wire Brush: http://amzn.to/2u2VPL7 Rotary Tool: http://amzn.to/2v6lVcI Paint Markers: http://amzn.to/2ucPEUW How to SuperClean your Car: https://youtu.be/CFXfSBR5Q9w?list=PLvKbarVtwhUs7sIm9Hc9VgANltYl8_DwC How to SuperClean your Windshield: https://youtu.be/vJkfrY2owb0?list=PLvKbarVtwhUs7sIm9Hc9VgANltYl8_DwC How to SuperFlush your Cooling System: https://youtu.be/s--5ft5YiHg?list=PLDD611CFB36FC65F2 → Become a ChrisFix Subscriber: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=paintballoo7 → Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisfixit → Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrisfix8 → Website: http://www.ChrisFixed.com → My Channel Home Page: https://www.youtube.com/ChrisFix **If the video was helpful, remember to give it a "thumbs up" and consider subscribing. New videos every Week** Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, I cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working on vehicles and or with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ChrisFix. This video was supported by Federal Process Corporation and all opinions are truthfully my own. I use their stuff all of the time when cleaning my engine bays which made it a great fit for the video!




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