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    Quote Originally Posted by german8rcoupe View Post
    I have seen that red coupe before. Nice car, not a Buttera and from that pic I am seeing a transverse leaf and a rear 4 link?
    Ian Burtons' silver 34 had the quarter eliptics used like torsion bars.

    Geoff Cousins coupe is the one I have on my office wall.
    You are right of course.
    There are a number of cars that kind of fused into one in my mind, and i think i convinced myself about the 1/4 elliptics,
    Now starting to think that might have been a 32 roadster anyway!

    Geoff Cousins Coupe is an amazing car too.
    The IFS on mine was inspired by that one. though you cant see it in the pic above, so here it is



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    The Burton car is definitely a 34 coupe. ;-)
    I see 'Tina/Granada uprights reversed on your IFS?
    I can't remember if Granada is rear steer or not?

    Mine at a very early stage....



    Stick with it, 34's are the coolest coupes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by german8rcoupe View Post
    The Burton car is definitely a 34 coupe. ;-)
    I see 'Tina/Granada uprights reversed on your IFS?
    I can't remember if Granada is rear steer or not?

    Mine at a very early stage....



    Stick with it, 34's are the coolest coupes.
    Jeez!
    Talk about separated at birth!
    I was thinking about a canti suspension as well, but at the moment I think outbard coilovers, just to avoid complication.

    Granadas are rear stear, though some people reverse them so the calipers are tucked away at the back.

    Just looked up Ian Burton's Coupe - very nice.
    The car i was thinking of had a drop tube axle, with the leaf springs mounted longitudinally to the bottom of the chassis rails at one end and the bottom of the tube at the eye end.
    The upper mounts and damper were hidden behind the grille shell.
    In the words of the magazine "No visible means of suspension".

    I will have to find it now!
    I think it might have been a '32 roadster, dark red.
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    if its a uk granada (mk1/2) they are front steer so your ackerman may need tweeking with them reversed like that.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Thanks for that.
    To be honest I was going from memory.
    I only put them back on the wishbones so I could get the car level and check how things line up.
    It might be more straight forward to put the rack in front anyway.

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    First of all, massive thanks to German8rcoupe and mygasser for reminding me that I had my Granada uprights on the wrong sides.
    You have probably saved me months of re-work.

    A difficult night at the workshop tonight.
    The 1/2" drill bit turned out to be blunt, and the cross member and lower IFS mounts were in the way of the steering rack when I put the upright on the right way.
    :-(

    I decided to put all the bits where the now need to go and see how it looks.
    It turns out that I can reuse all the bits I fabricated for the "old way", and I can incorporate a cross member that will make the chassis stiffer
    :-D

    As a bonus when I posted this pic on the facebok 33-34 page, I got loads of likes from across the pond.
    Maybe I'm on to something


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    Ian, another potential issue mate.....the "lean" on your top bones looks as if it is forwards, for some anti dive it should be rearwards.
    PM me about uprights, I may have a fix.

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    Thankfully that's not their final position, there will be some anti dive.
    It just looks like that at the minute because it's sitting on top of a temporary fixture that's attached to the chassis rail, and it's only loosely clamped.

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    Here are a few photos from tonights garage session.
    These show the basic chassis, although they don't show the curvature of the rails that well.
    Th rust on the rails is superficial and nothing to get worried about, but it looks horrible.

    I lifted the body off tonight so I can get the fron suspension mounted square to the centre line.
    I will lift the engine out as well so I can measure all the dimensions properly.

    While the body is off I intend to make the centre cross member and engine mounts and have a good look at where to put the K sections and the rear end mounting.

    The rear axle is a 65-66 mustang, so possibly quite desirable to the classic american lovers.
    its the perfect width for mine, but the ratio is too high and Im struggling to find tha right wheels at a good price.
    Might rethink that and buy a differnt axle.






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    Oh, and I couldnt figure out how to get the photos the right way up!

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