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Post by AntC » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:40 pm

Because this is very different from my old coupe, I was wondering whether there should be a steel plate bolted to the area where the servo, expansion tank and washer bottle fit in my SE5. The one I have is rusting badly and needs attention and will probably be replaced with stainless. it runs the whole length of the 'shelf' and no doubt incorporates the body mounting reinforcement.


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Post by scimjim » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:57 pm

No there shouldn’t be any steel bolted in - do you have a pic?


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Post by AntC » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:00 pm

No, but I can get one tomorrow. Edit: or today!
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Post by philhoward » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:53 pm

Yes - it’s a spreader plate as those bolts hold the body to the chassis.


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Post by AntC » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:06 pm

philhoward wrote:
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Yes - it’s a spreader plate as those bolts hold the body to the chassis.
Thanks Phil, so it's different to the coupe - or at least mine as I remember.


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Post by scimjim » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:19 pm

Shouldn’t run the whole length of the shelf though - 5” x 3” at a guess?


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Post by AntC » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:13 pm

scimjim wrote:
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Shouldn’t run the whole length of the shelf though - 5” x 3” at a guess?
I don't think it does Jim, it seems to stop where the expansion bottle is, but goes right under the servo, so is longer than 5". My guess is that it has suffered from brake fluid derived paint remover.


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Post by Stupopt1 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:47 pm

mine has 2 separate plates, one is the bracket for the servo and the other is the clamp plate for the body
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Post by scimjim » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:51 pm

both of which are aftermarket, like AntC's :-)


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Post by Stupopt1 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:56 pm

yes I made the body support plate myself from Stainless steel, the servo support bracket was already there I've just cleaned it up, I think the original would have been bolted to the side of the inner wing as there were 4 holes there not being used.


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Post by Stupopt1 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:57 pm

you can see the original holes on this photo
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Post by Terry H » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:31 pm

there were 4 holes there not being used.
Are they not for the cross brace between the suspension uprights.
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Post by Stupopt1 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:29 pm

Terry H wrote:
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there were 4 holes there not being used.
Are they not for the cross brace between the suspension uprights.
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Oh yes not the ones in the chassis , I didn’t have the cross brace here , I’m talking about the holes just visible in the red paint near the servo


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:53 pm

Got them on mine too, I suspect they were for the original servo bracket but have no evidence of that.



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Post by David Tew » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:15 pm

b.c.flat hat wrote:
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Got them on mine too, I suspect they were for the original servo bracket but have no evidence of that.
Spot on Brian. They're the mounting for the original Girling Mk2a servo. I still have it fitted on my Coupe, rebuilt of course. :wink:


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