Replacing girling servo with lockheed

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Replacing girling servo with lockheed

Post by Gillsfan » Sat May 23, 2020 7:31 pm

I'm looking for some help/advice, please. I'm about to replace my U/S Girling servo with a Lockheed one which is on its way from Jim King (thank you again). Unfortunately, Jim didn't have a spare bracket so I'm intending to fabricate one, could I ask one of you fine people to take a photo and some measurements, please.

I'm anticipating making up new pipes, I've got spare brake pipe/unions/bender/flaring tool. Is there anything else I need to consider, I saw something while googling about mounting it at an angle between 25°/45° is that relevant to the scimitar? It looks level in photos I've seen.

It's the only thing keeping Rat Rod off the road, so I'm really keen to get it fitted


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Replacing girling servo with lockheed

Post by scimjim » Sat May 23, 2020 7:33 pm

Just painted mine, you should have called :D
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Replacing girling servo with lockheed

Post by Gillsfan » Sat May 23, 2020 7:35 pm

If only I'd have known. Your photo didn't upload shippers.
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Replacing girling servo with lockheed

Post by philhoward » Sat May 23, 2020 7:35 pm

Here’s how mine was mounted..
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Rightly or wrongly it worked fine.


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Replacing girling servo with lockheed

Post by philhoward » Sat May 23, 2020 7:36 pm

I think that’s the old Girling bracket in situ with a half moon one holding the servo on. It didn’t move.


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Replacing girling servo with lockheed

Post by philhoward » Sat May 23, 2020 7:38 pm

I think I picked up one of the studs on the back of the servo (just visible) but can’t remember where I bolted it to :lol: might have been a hinge bolt but they aren’t in the same place anyway as this was a 5a.


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Replacing girling servo with lockheed

Post by Gillsfan » Sat May 23, 2020 7:39 pm

Phil that looks like it's been fitted to the old girling bracket, which I left on the Girling servo I posted to Jim yesterday. Seems the angle doesn't matter, I'm sure I can bend some metal into a suitable bracket........


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Replacing girling servo with lockheed

Post by scimjim » Sat May 23, 2020 7:40 pm

Gillsfan wrote:
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If only I'd have known. Your photo didn't upload shippers.
it did but it was sideways so I went back and rotated it 😀


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Replacing girling servo with lockheed

Post by scimjim » Sat May 23, 2020 7:40 pm

I’ll measure it tomorrow for you.


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Replacing girling servo with lockheed

Post by Gillsfan » Sat May 23, 2020 7:43 pm

Thank you. I know I'm being impatient, I'm just keen to have everything ready.


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Post by adamwilkes » Sat May 23, 2020 8:40 pm



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Replacing girling servo with lockheed

Post by scimjim » Sat May 23, 2020 9:08 pm

There isn’t room under the bonnet to mount it in the recommended way, so Reliant made brackets for them.


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Replacing girling servo with lockheed

Post by andy999 » Sat May 23, 2020 9:24 pm

Here's how mine fitted. Made a bracket for the front and used one of the Girling bolt holes in the wing. The rear bracket came with the servo but is only a piece of plate bent at not quite 90 degrees to give a nose up installation. (couldn't get a photo of this)
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Post by adamwilkes » Sat May 23, 2020 9:29 pm

Nose fitting on mine bolts down to suspension-top mounting bolt:
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Main bracket is fitted around bonnet hinge - three bolts is more than enough:
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Replacing girling servo with lockheed

Post by Gillsfan » Sat May 23, 2020 9:47 pm

adamwilkes wrote:
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Instructions are here: https://mossmotors.com/media/instructions/981-173.pdf
That's the instructions I'd seen which is why I asked about the angle.

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