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    My Mondeo sticks if I wash it & leave it overnight without moving. so yes I think they have stuck. Possibly a bash to the disc with a wood/rubber mallet might shock them free.

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    Yep cracked it , bashed 2 tabs that sat proud on the top of each disc pad and a bit of leverage from a crow bar and they are now both free

    Hoorah

    onward and upward

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    yup i had to do the same on my project , in the end i took out the pads for ease of shovage.
    Bicester scramble ,Medusa enjoyed the trip.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-7I7-nA19U

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    Being old is not so good for the working for long periods or in the cold , however being retired does mean I can grab 1/2 to 1 hour most days and things do get done even a tidy up helps once in a while.

    So been busy looking at engine/gearbox positions after taking advice from a couple of the experts on here it seems my best option is to move the engine/gearbox x member onto the top of the chassis rails ? less cluttered up there as the suspension is not mounted on the top.

    Part way through the operation it became clear the exhaust 2 into 1 would have to be removed ?

    Took 2 days to get one manifold nut off ! and that was the one easiest to get to

    So this is where it is now :-



    and this shows the engine is now 70cm [ 28" ] further back than it was :-



    I will have another go at getting it back some more as it would look better further back.

    Higher will suit the vehicle style , however it won't do much for the handling , neither will tall skinny tyres

    I have puzzled over the old vehicles as doing this on mine has raised the prop shaft above the chassis and maybe into the cockpit ? I think the actual Edwardian cars did not have this problem as the engines were long stroke and so effectively the gearboxes were lower on the engine ?

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    Doesn't really matter ad most cars have a prop tunnel. I got one I my car and half a gearbox as well. Looking good
    I'm not the best welder in the world.... but I'm in the top 5!

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    the 1912ish silver ghost lookalike my dad and me built is over 7 foot tall with 6.50x20 tyres and a 4.0 rolls royce s/six up high so don't worry about handling. that's got a '77 sherpa chassis under it.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc41memorylane View Post
    Doesn't really matter ad most cars have a prop tunnel. I got one I my car and half a gearbox as well. Looking good
    I was hoping for a Driver/Mechanic driving position where mechanics seat was lower and behind drivers so making cockpit as narrow as possible for 2 people ?




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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    the 1912ish silver ghost lookalike my dad and me built is over 7 foot tall with 6.50x20 tyres and a 4.0 rolls royce s/six up high so don't worry about handling. that's got a '77 sherpa chassis under it.
    Wow

    Any pictures ?

    build thread ?

    Sounds like you have solved most of the problems I face.....

    need to get my head around how tall it will be , looks like I will be able to drum my fingers on the roof of the wife’s Astra from the drivers seat , just what we need !!!

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