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  1. spencer 427

    spencer 427 Member

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    Hi..what discs and calipers are you using...awesome looking motor.
     
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  2. davenport Member

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    Thanks...

    Discs are AP 295x25
    Calipers are off a lotus exige..

    Disc bells and mounts i designed myself and had machined
     
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  3. spencer 427

    spencer 427 Member

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    OK cool. Nice set up.. I hope to get to that point in the future..I have just stripped my front end down...got some inner wing mods to do.
     
  4. tomsutton529

    tomsutton529 Member

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    Awesome work, my heart always skips a beat when I see a new post in this thread....
     
  5. davenport Member

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    Alright folks??? Everybody good????

    Got the rear suspension (and some other bits) blasted:

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    That lot got Zinc plated:

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    Rear beam assembled got powdercoated:

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    Made sure underneath was looking FRESH!!!!:

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    Rear trailing arms were treated to new seals/bearings and fitted up:

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    Hung the doors on:

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    Stripped the wiper assembly down to its bare bits and gave it a blast/paint:

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    And that's about where i'm at... out of date loctite kinda cut today short but fingers crossed it'll be rolling next weekend...
     
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  6. DavidS16 Member

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    Love it. Did you do the coating yourself? Ive still to try out my electroplating kit.

    Do you know anywhere selling axle pins that the arms locate onto? No one seems to do them anymore unless you go to IM Axles, who seem to be getting a bad rep for using cheap Chinesium parts nowadays.

    Love the pushrod rear end, I wonder how it changes the feel.
     
  7. davenport Member

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    Nah.. i just throw everything in a box and take it to Peterborough Plating.. they do all my zinc and anodising..

    You could try Stefan Golesworthy on FB or instagram.. he refurbs beams and REALLY does do a great job.. he might be able to help
     
  8. DavidS16 Member

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    Nice one cheers. I saw Stefan saying he was taking a break from it, but Ill drop him a message.
     
  9. Stunning. Love your work.
     
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  10. davenport Member

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    And.... there it sits...


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  11. LewisT Member

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    serious envy lol, how come you still have the torsion bars in i thought that kit done away with the need of them
     
  12. davenport Member

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    The torsion bars have to stay as they keep the trailing arms located on the beam.. the main aspect of the kit was to relocate the dampers and go from a VERY stiff unit operating on a 3:1 ratio to the wheel.. to a much more controllable 1:1 ratio where they are now..
     
  13. bricol Member

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    I remember reading decades ago in CCC, due to needing to keep the original mounting points in use, someone had engineered a rocker in there, so shocks in the original position were operated closer to 1:1 to give more control - as the suspension moved, it compressed one end, while compressing the other at the same time via pushrod and the rocker. Ingenious!
     
  14. DavidS16 Member

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    Iirc Danielson (not to be confused with Daniel-san out the Karate Kid) had a setup along those lines on one of their AXs.
     
  15. black bandit Member

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    two words "Simply Stunning" :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
  16. davenport Member

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    Well.... lets give these bits some TLC then...


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    The speedo deive has a nice billet bung already... and the matrix bypass pipework is all in... but you know... theres a LOT more potential i think.... lets see what i can conjure up
     
  17. davenport Member

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    Alright folks... how are you all???

    Right, been a bit busy recently... i could give you a list of excuses but basically... i dont have to explain myself to you lot :p :p :p :p

    First up, started a new engine mount, but i'll show you more of that when i get the rest finished....

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    Dragged the gearbox outside for some TLC in the sun and various bits of the engine got plated/anodised/vapour blasted....

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    So we had them bits... and an empty engine bay....

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    I think you can tell the next stage.....



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  18. atomant48

    atomant48 Member

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    Awesome.
     
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  19. DavidS16 Member

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    In my head, this is how all my projects will progress. But they never do haha. Cracking work man.

    Do you have a vapour blasting setup yourself?
     
  20. davenport Member

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    No.. they were all done at Peterborough Plating
     
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