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Post by BigBobPilot » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:20 pm

Very Carlos Fandango stance!


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Post by turbster » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:21 pm

efi_sprintgte wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:51 pm
What about raising the top shock mount? You can do a long brace across the chassis at the same time.
I can flip them as the hole is at the bottom, that’s about an inch, then dropping the bottom mounting hole as before would do it. Just not sure which is the best way as I wasn’t keen on the shock being so low before


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Post by turbster » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:22 pm

BigBobPilot wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:20 pm
Very Carlos Fandango stance!
Just needs the wheels to match :lol:


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:42 pm

Agreed, dropping the lower shock mount normally means higher poundage is needed too. Looks like raise the top and shorter springs, hopefully Luke doesn’t catch you “borrowing” bits off his car :lol:


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Post by turbster » Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:22 pm

efi_sprintgte wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:42 pm
Agreed, dropping the lower shock mount normally means higher poundage is needed too. Looks like raise the top and shorter springs, hopefully Luke doesn’t catch you “borrowing” bits off his car :lol:
Looked at raising the top mounts over the top of the chassis like turreting an Escort, but there’s a 60 litre tank saying no :lol: Looking like 2.5” shorter springs and flipping the top mounts will work nicely. Can’t go mad lowering it anyway as the boot floor is limiting axle movement.

Clearance on the arches is good..
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Final ride height with everything where it should be. Need to tweak the Watts linkage pick ups to match the 5A centre pivot.
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Post by Coupe Racing » Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:50 pm

What length and poundage springs do you need .

I found on my road coupe with a GTE axle that the diff did indeed foul the boot floor and if memory serves me, the cross member of the chassis too.


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Post by turbster » Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:59 pm

8” x 450lb Steve.. There’s 2 3/4” clearance to the diff with the trailing arms parallel (as per the picture), so I’m hoping that’s fine..


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Post by DARK STAR » Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:59 pm

That looks better :mrgreen:


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Post by turbster » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:32 pm

Some new upper damper brackets and shortened (temporary) springs... and we’re looking much better! Luckily all the measurements were correct and wheels sit where I thought they would without the need for further arch mods. The list is getting shorter and the cable to hydraulic conversion is next.
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Post by DARK STAR » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:48 am

Very smart !


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Post by turbster » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:15 pm

Just read the last few pages to see where I am with this :lol:

So the engine is plumbed in and the list is pretty short now..
The main thing I’m wanting to get finished is the exhausts, I have the manifolds ready for the final checks before finishing welding them up, then the boxes and side exit pipes will be easy! Hopefully the only thing I have to worry about soon will be where to run it next season..
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Post by scimjim » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:28 pm

Love updates with pics in this thread 8)


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Post by turbster » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:44 pm

scimjim wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:28 pm
Love updates with pics in this thread 8)
I’ve decided to get back on here rather than just posting stuff on Facebook... for my own sanity if you know what I mean!!? :roll: :lol:


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Post by scimjim » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:02 pm

I know exactly what you mean :mrgreen:


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Post by philhoward » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:22 pm

Harewood has to be a must surely - or are you longing to get back on the circuits?


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