Camaro Go Kart Gets Air Suspension!

Camaro Go Kart Gets Air Suspension!


[Music] 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 [Music] 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 [Music] 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 [Music] [Applause] [Music] 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 [Music] [Applause] [Music] 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 [Music] 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 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best deals we’ve had on the channel so we’re excited about that so let’s get back to it [Music] don’t shoot this is the moment we’ve all been waiting for our air shocks arrived these are they’re just off of Amazon they’re just you know a generic air shock for a mountain bike they’re a little more expensive little higher quality than the spring shocks that we got for the Jeep originally and also this thing is going to be doing considerably less jumping but these are super cool right now I have all of the air out of it and you can squish it down pretty easily they have about two inches of travel a little over two inches I think and then they have rebound adjustment so you can turn this knob all the way up and then it rebounds way slower really good for low riding yeah and just first cushy mission general you know so then they have these two air chambers so if I put some air jam there in this one it extends a little bit faster but you can tell it’s still at the slowest rebound setting and then now I can’t even move it these can hold like I don’t know what the max is on a 180 psi 200 psi a lot and this is only 120 in the air compressor and even with that like I can’t even move them so that would be plenty of adjustment in terms of stiffness but then what’s really cool is they also have a lock out so you can walk it out and make it certainly travel at all so you know here’s normal and then lock it out no travel and you can engage the lock out at any any amount of travel on the suspension so you can put it there and then lock it out and it will slowly extend unless this is a really cool Park part that’s most useful for us if you put air in the negative chamber so what that means is we can lower it to our desired ride height by letting air out of this chamber and we’ll hook up a system later where we can hook all four socks together so we can air them up or down at the same time and so we can let air out of this chamber put air in this chamber and then it’ll be at a lower ride height and if we want it ultra stiff for track or drag racing or whatever we can just engage the lockout and then no matter how little air is in it it won’t travel [Music] [Applause] [Music] I’ve got the shock mount on the swingarm done and tacked on and now I’m working on a bar to make the other shock mount and it’s also more strengthening for the frame connects these centerpieces to the outer one and those notches are looking nice and tight [Music] well might have taken me you know more than half a day just to mount these two shocks but they sure look nice as soon as I tack these two brackets on we can change the air pressure in them and seal it for travel looks like [Music] [Music] [Music] dang actually quite a bit of travel to here yeah it’s gonna have a lot yeah so we will have a rally jump mode here dang hold it oh that’s so cool just bumps up when you touch it wow that’s nice tang and that’s with no air in either chamber just did go for chambers so like with no air it just sits right down onto the axle so when we have these shocks all in here and when everything’s done we will do some sort of a central air for it so that we can control it on board but I think we won’t even need a pump or a very large tank because we can essentially just adjust the height of it by moving air from one side of the shock to the other so if we have air in this chamber it makes the suspension stiffer and ride higher if we have there in this chamber it makes it ride lower so we might be able to just have sort of a bleed valve that bleeds it from one side to the other in which case we won’t need a compressor because it won’t be losing air every time we change it but also we wouldn’t really need a compressor anyway because it’s not like we’re gonna go up and down 20 times and even if we did it probably take an air tank that big to do it because there’s so little volume in these but we have shocks now rear suspension so now I just need to trust this whole swing arm together so the both sides are connected because right now they can kind of move a little bit independently and then it would be time to start working on the front basically [Music] so you want to talk about your ex seriously talk about my ex so got the swingarm all braced here with a nice X in the middle it’s probably excessively strong but it looks cool and it doesn’t weigh much so the rear suspension now is essentially finished so there’s gonna need to be some more bracing here and there and other stuff on the frame but it’s about time to start working on the front suspension which is gonna be a bit more complicated well for starters did 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 [Music] 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 [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Music] [Applause] [Music]