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by chats371
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Parts Re-Manufacture Requests
Topic: SS1 Springs
Replies: 89
Views: 22364

SS1 Springs

Email sent............
by chats371
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Rear Hub removal SST
Replies: 12
Views: 2151

Re: Rear Hub removal SST

I did virtually the same things as Peter described and both my rear hubs now have Allen headed high tensile bolts in place. Will make any necessary future removal a lot easier and quicker too.
by chats371
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Focus 2000cc Zetec --> SS1
Replies: 36
Views: 4145

Re: Focus 2000cc Zetec --> SS1

As some already know, I have also done the Zetec upgrade but completed it as part of a full SS1 rebuild. I have installed a 1.8 Zetec Silvertop 130bhp from a mk5 escort XR3i. It was an EFI engine and I stayed with the standard setup. The modifications required to get it to fit are quite lengthy but ...
by chats371
Sun May 08, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: front brake disc/conversion/ rear conversion to disks
Replies: 38
Views: 4277

Re: front brake disc/conversion/ rear conversion to disks

Just to add to this, I am running a 1.8 Zetec 130Ps on my car with the GW up rated calipers and Vented discs on the front (Green stuff EBC pads) and standard drum brakes on the rear. I have to agree for standard road use, the brakes are more than adequate for stopping the car even with the upgrade i...
by chats371
Sun May 08, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Noob!
Replies: 7
Views: 1649

Re: Noob!

Those pictures take me back a bit :) it has been a long time since my car looked like that. I put a 1.8 Zetec engine 130PS from a 1992 Escort XR3i in mine (chassis in pic) which pretty much bolted straight in. Needed a few mods (engine mounts, moved alternator and starter to other side of engine, re...
by chats371
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Parts Re-Manufacture Requests
Topic: SS1 Quarterlight frames
Replies: 72
Views: 13836

Re: quarter frames.

I would be interested in a set also.
by chats371
Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Rear hub securing bolts
Replies: 28
Views: 3780

Re: Rear hub securing bolts

Jim, I do agree with you that 1mm is quite a bit but as I do not have a spare trailing arm to replace it with and see the shimming as more of a short term solution as outside of this their is also quite a few other small things to fix. I intend to keep the car for a long time and would like to use i...
by chats371
Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Rear hub securing bolts
Replies: 28
Views: 3780

Re: Rear hub securing bolts

I did see those dpr shims during my research. I have decided to make my own shims using that design as a guide. Gonna make them out of Stainless starting with a 1mm shim which will be inserted and then gonna try to make at least 5 0.1mm shims too to give to the specialist when he is fine tuning it. ...
by chats371
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Rear hub securing bolts
Replies: 28
Views: 3780

Re: Rear hub securing bolts

Hi Alan, I am not entirely sure exactly what is causing the issue. I do remember way way back when I was building up the rolling chassis that getting the rear trailing arms attached to the rear tubes took a bit of effort though I put this down to the brand new bushes all round. I have had the rear h...
by chats371
Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Rear hub securing bolts
Replies: 28
Views: 3780

Re: Rear hub securing bolts

You could convert to a bolted open diff if you didn't want to go LSD - there's no real need to change the bolts IMO, as Phil said - take the driveshaft out and get it setup, then put it back together, you don't want to be taking it apart, adjusting it, putting it back together, checking it, etc. Hi...
by chats371
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Rear hub securing bolts
Replies: 28
Views: 3780

Re: Rear hub securing bolts

Hi Phil,

M10 X 1.5 that's great. Thanks. Do you remember by any chance the thread length/bolt length by any chance?
by chats371
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Rear hub securing bolts
Replies: 28
Views: 3780

Re: Rear hub securing bolts

Hi guys. Ref other problems, specialist suggested my rear wishbone could be slightly not straight but as sourcing a new/replacement rear wishbone is harder and probably more costly than shimming, he recommended we try that to get it sorted. Everything else on the suspension setup is now pretty strai...
by chats371
Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Rear hub securing bolts
Replies: 28
Views: 3780

Re: Rear hub securing bolts

Hi Craig, As I have to take apart the rear passenger side anyway because of this shimming issue, I think once I know what type of bolts thread wise and size wise that hold the hub on, I will investigate this with Allen head bolts and see if it can be done. Obviously have to see and make sure that th...
by chats371
Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Rear hub securing bolts
Replies: 28
Views: 3780

Re: Rear hub securing bolts

Yeah it is really mainly due to the fine tuning of the hub shimming for the specialist. Obviously if he has to keep disassembling and reassembling the hub each time he adds or removes a 0.1mm of shim for fine tuning then the labour hours could go through the roof. This is why he returned the car to ...
by chats371
Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Rear hub securing bolts
Replies: 28
Views: 3780

Rear hub securing bolts

Hi guys, Is just a query really to see if anyone has an improved way of doing things. Obviously in the standard setup, to undo/remove rear hub securing bolts, I will need to dismantle rear suspension enough to remove driveshaft enough to get a socket on the bolt head. Has anyone found any replacemen...

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