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Re: AVONBAR

Postby Jin » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:20 am

Your quite right, I've seen your setup and if I was going down the welded route I would choose this ideal.

My concerns regarding welded conversions centre around the Watson's setups and some home brewed concoctions I've seen on the mini forum.

This is the kind of thing I'm referring to not your well executed installation.


Here's a shot of a home made rear setup

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The spring plate has no reinforcements (just flat) and is only welded top and bottom, not only that but considerable amounts of the subframe and side plate have been cut away to aid access to the spring in situ. Considering it could have upwards of 4-5000lb/in acting upon it I'd rather not.

Not only that but I really do want bolt in.
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Re: AVONBAR

Postby Jin » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:27 am

manifold wrote:I drove mine with Watson springs and top hats for 7 years as a daily driver. Often loaded up with stuff in the back and used a trailer too. Top hats were welded on with an arc welder. Might be agricultural but never had a problem with this conversion whatsoever. You do know the top hats have an inner retainer ring to stop the top of the spring wandering?


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Were your Watson's springs on the rear?
Got any pictures?

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Re: AVONBAR

Postby Stuart » Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:05 am

Jin wrote:Were your Watson's springs on the rear?
Got any pictures?


Yours will be the first mk4 (to my knowledge) converted in such a way. David's is a mk3 so has coilovers.
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Re: AVONBAR

Postby Jin » Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:12 pm

Stuart wrote:
Jin wrote:Were your Watson's springs on the rear?
Got any pictures?


Yours will be the first mk4 (to my knowledge) converted in such a way. David's is a mk3 so has coilovers.



ahh gotcha

shame they dropped that on the mk4 rear as it would have been a piece of cake by comparrison to fit a TF subframe to the front that come with coilovers fitted as standard and running a much more respectable 2:1 ratio as opposed to 3:1

oh well, gives me somthing to do....
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Re: AVONBAR

Postby Stuart » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:21 pm

Talking of TF frames here's a nice Honda engine with 310 hp.
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Re: AVONBAR

Postby Jin » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:52 pm

Tasty :)
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Re: AVONBAR

Postby axshack » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:26 pm

As I caused this thread to get off topic a bit - but nevertheless very useful information - I thought I would bring it back with photos of my now completed AVONBAR engine....very shiny and looking forward to plugging it into the car ASAP !
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Re: AVONBAR

Postby Jin » Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:01 pm

Ooooooh

Shiny bits.

I love shiny bits
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Re: AVONBAR

Postby axshack » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:21 pm

Jin wrote:Ooooooh

Shiny bits.

I love shiny bits


me too, and right now it is shiny inside as well as out !!
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Re: AVONBAR

Postby Jin » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:16 pm

Is that all dynoed up and ready to go?

Looks awesome
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