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    Rods 'n' Sods Junkie GVTdrums's Avatar
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    The Pop.

    Hi all,

    Just thought i'd add my pop to the garage.

    Brought it as a half started project in December 2003 at the tender age of 19 and with very little knowledge of cars. It seemed a good base at the time so decided to rip it apart. Found the chassis was no good as all the crossmembers had been taken out. So started from scratch and made a new chassis out of 3x1 1/2 box. Escort rear on leafs, Herald/spitfire hybrid IFS with homemade uprights. Zetec engine with twin 40's and a home brewed dizzy drive (almost done).

    As it arrived:





    After a bit of graft:



    And a bit more.





    And More:



    The stance:



    Pedal linkage,



    And repairs!









    Firewall:



    Widened flip front:







    So there we are, my pop. Still alot of work left to do but we're getting there.
    Zetec powered pop on its way!
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    looking very good , have you any more pictures of brake pedal linkage as thats what im sorting out at the moment, im using a mk1 fiesta servo and a xjs master cylinder mounted under the seat, with clevis pins mounted to it , also i will be making up my own pedal. nice work keep it up fella.

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    it looks great gtv,.. are u building it in the garden.. as that a task on its own .top effort m8

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stpop View Post
    looking very good , have you any more pictures of brake pedal linkage as thats what im sorting out at the moment, im using a mk1 fiesta servo and a xjs master cylinder mounted under the seat, with clevis pins mounted to it , also i will be making up my own pedal. nice work keep it up fella.
    Ask and you wil recieve!

    So I've use morris minor pedals with a triumph 2000 master cylinder (apparently similar to a Jag one?) with a homemade linkage.

    The majority of the pedal linkage:



    and the under seat servo.



    Quote Originally Posted by neil harris View Post
    it looks great gtv,.. are u building it in the garden.. as that a task on its own .top effort m8
    Yeh building it in the great outdoors, which proves challenging at times! Oh well, slog on.
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    looking good, i am especially interested in your build because its similar to what i'm doing, zetec, type 9 and a triumph front. how wide is your front track? looks like you done a great job on the front wings.

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    im liking this pop and hope to see it around when its finished

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    liking this build aswell keep it up

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    great to see someone so young into hot rods and having ago at doing them selves so dont take this the wrong way but the geometry on the front suspension needs sorting before you get in too deep or you will suffer horrendous bump steer basically the rack needs to be dropped so that the arms are parallel to the wishbones
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    Thanks for all the messages guys, much appreciated. The steering rack is paralell to the bottom wishbones, i think. Yeah it is. I think your looking at the picture of just the bear chassis. have a lookat the picture below with the engine weight as well.
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    Right then, time for an update. Been beavering away.





    Fitted bear claws to the drivers side (thanks to Blackpop for the guidence).





    Shot of the inside.



    As you can see, more work to be done.



    To the engine. Right then, I'velost the six point pulley system and reverted to a simply three point by changing the water pump to a 1.8 version. This allows the pulley to work as i have it as it runs the other way round to the 2.0 waterpump. I've modified the alternator bracket to alow for the shorter pulley.

    I've also made up the dizzy drive. Was going to copy Craig's but then came up with this solution. Basically a cog on the end of the camshaft which mates to the cog on the dizzy with a simple plate fixed both sides of the engine. Hopefully this'll work but it's still a bit trail and error. Also note how small the dizzy is. It's out of a mark 3 RS2000 escort (CVH) type.







    That's all for now, will plod on.
    Zetec powered pop on its way!
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