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    Todays project was brakes.

    I have no idea what the MC is off, but it started out with a big booster diaphragm thing on. That is now in the scrap bin, no faggy powered brakes on this bad boy hot rod.





    Then a lever, gas axed from a chunk of 10mm steel plate. I did this ten o'clock last night, out in the street, with the steel G clamped to the garden gate, as my 'shop' is full of hot rod. The neighbourhood kids thought it was great.

    It is actually made from two pieces, welded together half way up the long bit. My scrap pile is getting depleted, down to rag ends now.



    I found an end boss designed for four bar suspension, with poly bushes, so that was grafted in the middle of the lever. And a tube welded into the chassis rail. A 5/8" bolt secures it all good and snug.





    I plan to make a bolt-on foot pedal, to some design of interest at some stage.
    Never make the mistake of thinking that the rut you're in is really a groove.

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    Just a couple of little things done lately, as I've been busy with loads of other stuff.

    Started to glass the body to the stiffening frame:





    Various seat belt mounts welded in:



    Got to work out the doors too, they are pretty basic:



    I got the steering column and Corvair steering spindle splined to suit a Jap U/J, to save messing about welding something onto either shaft.



    That is pretty much as far as it has got now. A whole years work condensed into a ten minute post. It's copied off my build thread on another forum, which is why it may be a bit disjointed.

    I now have five weeks offshore before I get back and carry on with it, but I have a couple of big boxes winging their way over to the Philippines as we speak, all full of hot rod goodies, some wheels, headers, and other bits and pieces.
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    love it , will be watching this one.
    Everything is an interference fit. I interfere with it till it fits!!

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    cool build
    Pro Street Escort... MOT ready.
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    I started bolting stuff together yesterday:











    Bit of a problem, the steering cross link just touches the headlight brackets on full lock, so something needs to be fiddled with there, maybe less steering lock.

    And I think I'll modify the wheels to give less offset, bring them together a bit more. Just need to cut out four welds to release the centres, and hopefully tap them over 1 1/2" and re-weld, but I doubt it will be so easy......

    I need some rear axle bearings, so I can get the back end all together and wheels on.


    Something that has always confused me a bit, but with the hairpins swinging an arc, the leaf spring going up and down at some angle different to the hairpins, steering, and movement all around, how can you tell whether the spring is binding or moving freely within the shackles?

    So, I decided to fire up my trusty drill lathe and remove the shoulders on half of the shackle bushes, so when it is all assembled and loaded up I can visually see whether my hair pin length is adjusted to put the axe in line with the spring. I assembled it, bounced on the suspension a few times, and the spring 'walked along to one end. A tweak on each hairpin rose joint, bounce again, and it is dead centre.

    Yeah, I'm a sad man.

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    Sun was out yesterday, so I fitted the back axles/wheels in place, and rolled it out into the sun whilst I cleaned out the shed.





    Threw one side of the headers on for a look see.







    Never make the mistake of thinking that the rut you're in is really a groove.

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    I never knew you was here KH, never get bored of your builds.. Johnny

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    great build and an even better place to do it....sooo lucky.

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    loving this. id love to see the reactions youll get when you go down the road.

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    Love this, wheels should def come in a bit, I like "walked along to one end" good way to check it ing

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