Camaro Go Kart Gets Air Suspension!
Starting. Another day on the Camaro. First. Things first. About. This piece of inch-and-a-quarter solid, and I'm gonna use it to, design. That axle I was talking about in the last video I, don't, it doesn't have a key way in it so we won't use it permanently but I'll be able to build everything, and get the bearings in the right place and figure, it all out with this and. I'm, gonna use my new favorite tool I was, skeptical about this thing because of the you, know blade, that looks like it's for cutting wood but. It, cuts metal like butter. I. Was. An inch-and-a-quarter solid, and it took just. A few seconds, to cut. And. It's so smooth yeah so smooth so clean and cold, to the touch, it's. Still too long to fit in there the warmest but it's going in right about there just under, this, and. It will be the. Suspension. Pivot point, and the, jack shaft for the, drivetrain, so, it's. Gonna be multi-purpose. So, I've got another complicated. Bend. Notch, situation. Going on here this. One goes. Right. Here. And. It ties. The. Center frame into. The outer frame it comes around and up here. And. Then. I can add in some supports. Underneath. Here as well but the main thing this is for is to support the carrier bearings for the jack shaft. I'm, getting ready to mount. The jack, shaft. In the Camaro. And these. Are the flam, Jets that, hold it hold the bearings and I. Want, to mount them a little differently and I want them to be lighter. So I'm gonna cut them on those lines and. Then. I can mount it, I'll. Use that surface to weld to, weight. Reduced, weight, reduced significantly. I'm. Working on the carrier, bearings for the swingarm that are gonna mount on the jack shaft this, is a chunk of shaft this. Is the carrier bearings that we have for, everything, else and they, work they're fine. They're large bulky, and heavy and, they. Have. Built into them some play scientists, are like, adjustability. For angle which we're not gonna need on the swing arm and I just want it to look cooler and, we, don't have enough of these so. I'm. Gonna make some this. Is a. Idler. Or this is a tensioner. For a Subaru timing belt tensioner, pulley. This. Is the center part out of it which has all sorts of weird crap going on with it but if, I take this and throw in the lathe that's, what's in there right now I'm. Gonna turn, it out to a larger, diameter which. Will fit on the. Into the quarter shaft and then. I can just weld my, swing arm directly the outside of this bearing race and. Hopefully not Koko bearing too much. So, I've got both of these sleeves done and now. I'm making. A set screw, hole. So they don't spin on the axle, they. Have these little notches in them already which, is kind. Of a convenient place to drill in a set screw. Then. You got a through reddit yep. I. Won't. Spin, there. You go, it's. Perfect, yeah, and. It looks super cool and sleep yeah, these are very high quality bearings. Comparatively. Oh yeah. Their timing belt bearings they're meant to last about a hundred thousand miles of spinning around forever so yeah. So. This is gonna be the sleeve that goes on these bearings. And. Then I'll be able to weld to it it's a little bit small. But. I'm gonna slice. It and then spread it open a little bit and then, it can then I'll well to not, involve onto the backside. Of it that way it'll just, clamp. Onto these so, that I don't have to weld directly to the barre. So. I've got this piece, spread. Out a bit, around the bearing. And. Then I've got a nut a bolt and one simple, little bracket. And. I'll just weld the bracket to one side and the nut to the other. Being. Clamping. Bearing. Housing goodness business. I've. Got both my little, clampy. Things made bearings. Are on there with. Their set screws. So. Now. I can weld to those and. Make. A swing arm that goes from here, back. To these. Then. It'll, be time, to mount some shocks which, is exciting I'll show you those in a minute but, first we're, gonna take a break to talk about this week's sponsor Cove. They. Sent us the. Cove. Commuter. Which is a really cool portable. Bluetooth. Speaker it. Sounds, awesome and, it, gets so. Loud. So we've been using the commuter for a couple weeks now and we absolutely love it it has a mode select, for indoor, and outdoor, and it, has the slider to skip songs which is super handy because, most of the time our phones are in the house where, there is service and then we're playing music out in the garage and random playlists and then we get a song we don't like them guys all, the way around and go back so, having the skipper on there is super. Handy it's, also. Water-resistant. A battery lasts over six hours I think we got eight out of it one time we've, also been using the commuter for editing, when I'm tired of my headphones, I just, take a break switch on over to the commuter, you guys got to check out the reviews on this thing everybody.
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A Bunch of heim joints, I. Ordered. A pack of eight before. I came up with the. Idea of the rear suspension to it so that's more than we'll need but obviously. We'll use them, yeah. We've been burning through steel, like nobody's business, yeah there's already 40 feet 40 feet of, 1 inch tubing used up in this in this, frame I saw, 40 feet in the back of my truck and I was like oh yeah that'll, do it nope. This. Thing's a little more complex than the, Mustang, that's. For sure but, I mean the Jeep has like 60, feet in it or something like that so yeah. So. For. The front spindles, we. Looked. Around and I couldn't really find anything I liked online. So, I'm just gonna make them and. These. Are those, little axle. Things adapters. That I made when we put, tires on the front of the snowmobile. For. That engine. Wow. And. You. Know they serve their purpose and they held up to the weight of a whole snowmobile, so, they'll hold up to the plate of this I'm. Just gonna cut these off and then I'll. You. Know I'll, make the rest of the spindle and this will weld on to it and that'll be the pivot. Point but this, is kind of basically, what the suspension, is gonna look like here not, sure exactly where the tire will sit but something. Like that, and. Then. These, two tubes will. Have these pivot points is you. Know. Probably. About that far apart just for strengthened. And so, that it clears the engine as it travels and then the. Shock I'll. Try to go pretty close to the outside of, this. A. Arm, there just because we. Don't need a whole lot of travel and I want to make it kind of a similar amount of travel to the back yeah. I'm gonna look through the. Spare parts, and see if I've got any bearings little work for the spindles because I actually want bearings in the, Jeep, and the Mustang just have little, bushings, or nothing, so. I want, these as, far as where they pivot, to. Have a bearing on so look and see if we have anything if not for pick. Something up at the store. So. After, looking. Through the bearing pile and, thinking, about things, I, did. Come up with some options for bearings but I came up with a better idea which, is to use the extra Himes that we have and use those instead of bearings for the steering pivot so.
I'll, Just have to Himes and they'll, be vertical like this and. That'll. Be the steering pivot so, it'll, fit in, there I have. This. Piece of pipe or, tubing whatever it is they. Can fit over there as a sleeve and then this. Will. Be the spindle, and that'll be welded on to there and I. Can do the I. Can. Have it at an angle for. Kpi. In, inclination, which is. A steering, geometry thing, that helps, with various. Things you can look at this. Anyway. It's a good thing so. It's. It's the angle of this which is the kingpin the steering, pivot point and then this is the spindle that the wheel goes on so. Instead. Of a couple of bearings and a bunch of fancy stuff on those and then the. Upside of that is that that'll also give us a little bit of camber adjustment so. With. These two. Heim. Joints here they'll. Both be fixed. To the end of the, suspension. Arm and. We. Can just adjust. The. Length of them to. Change the camber and, it won't be a huge amount of adjustment because with these two pieces being fixed, changing. Their, lengths. Makes. Strange. Things happen but they'll be a little bit of camber. Adjustment which, is super-sweet, we simpler don't. Have to buy any extra bearings, and, use. Up these extra Himes that we got so now, I didn't get any extra use, more. Boom. We. Got the master, plan for next week exactly. Awesome. So that's all we had time for this week next week we're gonna get a lot, more done, I'm actually standing, in the, new rally track there'll be a video on that coming soon guys. Just, thanks for watching the videos your support, your emails that's just insane, like with the koozies we, sold out of koozies in one, day I ordered, a ton more, and then, we're already almost, sold out again of pre-orders. So, thank. You guys so much for that it's, insane, what Ethan, and I are gonna be able to do we're gonna put all that money back. Into the channel back, into the build just. Making things is cool, and as big as we can so, thanks. Again for watching we'll, have more, out here back, for you soon we're. Gonna get, fpv. Drones so we can film I don't know if you guys seen the Formula D videos where the few drones are like all up in it but we're, gonna try our hand at I know it's not easy to fly those things but we. Got one in the mail we're. Gonna rip. Around with Cinderella, and try to get some really good footage for you guys so, yeah. We're just excited, we're. Happy to keep showing you guys all, this crazy stuff so, thanks. For the comments, thanks for the messages, you, guys are the best we'll be back soon.