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Post by Corky » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:05 pm

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Worth buying genuine Ford or at least known make CVs, 'Hi- Quarity' ebay jobbies are crap :lol:
Hahaha so they are..... in my defence it was the only one I could get delivered next day. But I shan’t make that mistake again. The consensus was that the ones sold by J&R on fleebay are good (I had those fitted originally, and they’re what Jim had fitted to Snotty), so I’ll order a couple of those.

Thanks for bringing another one along Craig. Andy was making some fuss about not being able to drive Snotty home with a missing CV :lol:


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Post by CNHSS1 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:07 pm

Kids eh? No imagination :lol:


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Post by philhoward » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:21 pm

Considering the other junior King had borrowed my trailer to take another poorly SS1 back, the backup option had been removed as well :mrgreen:


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Post by Corky » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:34 pm

Hopefully I'm better prepared for Blyton this weekend than I was for Curborough. I'll now be running four tyres of the same diameter 195/45/15, the correct wheel cylinders (22mm), and I'm hoping a slightly straighter chassis after some tweaking with Craig's ports power hydraulic thingy. I still need to sort the sill out, which I think will require the removal of the lowered floor (a job for the winter I think). I also need to fit the poly bushes to the new OSF wishbone, as it still has the factory fitted rubber ones (I just ran out of time). I've also had the CV joint off again, and given it a generous dollop of CV grease.
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Those of you who've looked under the car will know that the flat plates between the chassis rails were slightly V shaped after the crash. They have now been pulled straight.

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Post by nickkeyser » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:02 pm

Excellent! What rounds are you doing after Blyton?



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Post by gtcse8 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:59 pm

Bloody Hell Steve
It didn`t look TOO big a hit to have actually moved the Chassis inwards to bend the lower plates :cry:


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Post by Corky » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:33 pm

nickkeyser wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:02 pm
Excellent! What rounds are you doing after Blyton?
Not sure whether to do Goodwood or Combe :?
gtcse8 wrote:
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Bloody Hell Steve
It didn`t look TOO big a hit to have actually moved the Chassis inwards to bend the lower plates :cry:
It certainly felt like a big hit :lol: Chassis movement surprised me too, but luckily it was reversible :D


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Post by scimjim » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:41 pm

At the front there’s a crossmember and the gearbox mount but there’s only a couple of flat plates behind that, I’m not surprised they buckled from that sideways impact.


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Post by Benc » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:45 pm

Combe is full entry closed at present.



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Post by reliant-reviver » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:02 pm

As you already suggest Steve, it's likely your seat rails that transmitted the force to move the centre section. Was your method of reversal just pressing the plates up, or pushing the main rail out?

By comparison this is what my seat rails did on VTO when it crashed at curbs. You can see the upward deformation of the rail. The centre section was unaffected, I know this because I actually cut the plates out and welded one into another chassis as a repair section.
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And for interest, here's some of Reliant earliest thoughts on that part of the chassis.
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Post by Corky » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:56 pm

I pulled the rails apart which almost straightened the plates too. A little direct pressure on the plates finished it off nicely.


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