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Old 1st-April-2017, 09:05 AM   #61
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Tightened up all the cbr bolts and nuts and installed new disk spindles.
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I had to insert washers to install cotter pins properly.
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The next will be these..
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Old 2nd-April-2017, 05:55 AM   #63
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I changed my mind and I put off the Viking coilover install next, and I installed cbr billet steering arms and Wilwood caliper brackets. The CBR steering arms are very well built and they are looking so cool! In addition not only they are looking so cool but they have steel inserts to make it strong enough.
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Since I changed the spindles for this cbr conversion, I had to realign the Wilwood caliper brackets from the scratch. It was a hassle to this work to be done, I had to install the rotors to spindles on and off many times to shim out the brackets, both drivers side and passenger side, just to make sure the caliper brackets are parallel to the rotors. But in the end I finished the work good.
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Old 8th-April-2017, 10:49 AM   #65
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Hiro, your work is meticulous and precise. You have a lot of patience. Your CBR conversion is coming along great.
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Hiro, your work is meticulous and precise. You have a lot of patience. Your CBR conversion is coming along great.
Hey DadsRX thanks for coming back to me and thanks for you comment. There were a lot things to deal with this conversion but I think I am starting to see the end.
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This week's pregress...

Installed wilwood rotors and calipers. Also installed custom made upper alternator bracket that fit my car.
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Pulled the column to install a male adapter splined shaft that came with the CBR kit to the female column shaft. There were a lot of work to install the adapter shaft. With a careful inspection I found that the female column shaft was not a simple round splined shaft. It was actually a D shaped female splined shaft. So I filed it to D shape. You also have to file the shaft to accept the clamp bolt. Too much work was needed to make use of 1967 stock column.
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And then installed a new lower column bearings, made by CJ's Rods and Machines. I asked CJ to custom made a bearing assy that secures it by screws, not by a stock clip. The stock clip is too weak to withstand the side force of a rack and pinion. I found out about this when I disassembled the steering gear box. The clip came off by itself when I jiggled them. The bearing assy is very well built and there are no slop and held tight to the column. I recommend everyone on this forum for his bearings.
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And I received a Ididit column floor support bracket and tried to install it. During the install suddenly clutch Z bar dropped off and found out that the Z bar support was broken. I welded it to temporally fix it but it won't be last because I found the bracket was previously welded to repair by someone else. I ordered repop one today but I am worrying about the quality of the part. But I thank God it was not happened on the road.
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The Idiot lower column support install was not go well as well. My car came with only 2 screws top and bottom originally and I was wondered about it recently. And today I found out the answer, the left and right thread was stripped and I needed to secure it by bolts and nuts.
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There are a lot of trouble during this conversion but I am getting closer to the end. I thank you for your support and please come back to this thread if you'd like. Hiro
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Something wrong with my clutch z-bar. The side to side clearance of the bar is almost an inch. I checked factory assembly manual and noticed there were no clip and missing ball stud seat. The ball stud should be sandwitched by the nylon seats and secured by the clip to the z-bar. I did not notice this till I removed the steering box. The box was something like a stopper for the z-bar not to move side to side. I don't know where to look for but I need to find the ball stud seat and the clip.
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Now I am playing with steering links.

I have these parts for the steering link install,
CBR 17mmDD X 3/4DD adaptor(1)
17mmDD X 3/4DD u-joint(1)
3/4DD X 3/4DD u-joints(2)
3/4-36 X 3/4DD u-joint(1)
CBR steering support(1)
long enough 3/4DD shaft

I mocked up steering link using a CBR 17mmDD X 3/4DD adaptor and 3/4-36 X 3/4DD u-joint. It cleared all the existing parts but I am little concerned about the u-joint angle at the column. It is almost 35 degree. I think that is because the 1967 steering column sticks from firewall longer than pre 66 column. Do you think it's better to use a third joint to reduce the angle of the joint or is it better with less joints?
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The clearance between the DD shaft and exhaust pipe is about 1/4 inch. Do you think it may hit when motor move??
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If the joint angle is too much it will not turn smooth. Give it a couple of turns and see if you can feel some tight spots. If you do double check that your DD shafts are not inserted too far into the joint as this will cause tight spots as well.
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If the joint angle is too much it will not turn smooth. Give it a couple of turns and see if you can feel some tight spots. If you do double check that your DD shafts are not inserted too far into the joint as this will cause tight spots as well.
The steering wheel is turning smooth with this setup, so there would be no problem even though the angle is close to limit.
And I tried different set up, 17mmDD X 3/4DD u-joint at the rack and 3/4DD X 3/4DD u-joint at column. This way I could get more clearance with the down pipe. I will use this setup. Thanks
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I need power steering fluid and what product do you reccomend? And how much I need to fill up the system? I use cbr type II ps pump. It's a new dry condition. I read the cbr manual but no mention about required specs for the fluid. I believe the cbr rack and type II pump are manufuctued by Unisteer and I looked into their site, it only said use power steering fluid. There are many kinds of the power steering fluid on the market and it is just confusing me. Anyway I am thinking of using redline powersteering fluid. Do you have any expelience with this one? https://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=79&pcid=27
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If you can easily acquire the redline fluid that will work.
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If you can easily acquire the redline fluid that will work.
Thanks Chuck I will use the redline one! I can easyly buy them locally.
Do you know How much fluid I need? 2 or 3 quarts I guess.
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Sorry we get the fluid in a gallon container. I would guess that 2 quarts would be close.
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