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Re: A Red Rebel Restoration....!

Post by scimmy_man » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:45 am

ample room then


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Re: A Red Rebel Restoration....!

Post by Joe. » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:50 pm

Having clocked up a few miles with the new disc's I thought I'd stick up a couple of pictures. I'll try and take some showing the wider front track when I get a chance - think its increased by 3" overall. Unfortunately as the tyre sidewalls are now in line with the lip of the wheel arches this now means that if you compare one side to the other you can tell that the body is not quite symmetrical!

The polybushes have definitely stiffened up the front end a bit, I've ordered some adjustable rose jointed drop-links for the anti-roll bar which should allow me to get it set up even better.

Offside, I did contemplate having the dust shields polished stainless steel but decided black looked more in keeping:
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This is one of the Smaller gators I've fitted, it just clears the disc at all angles of articulation (look worse in the photo than it actually is)
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Nearside:
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The springs supplied with the new shocks appear to be a bit short so I have a feeling i'll have to order some replacements, Also need to phone up HEL and order some braided stainless brake lines an inch longer than the ones currently fitted (this is at full lock and although not stretched the hose is not quite as relaxed as I'd like):
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Crap Photo: Girling Type 14 callipers are a pretty tight fit in the 12" rims!, Had to grind a little bit off the side of the calliper as it was just rubbing on the rivets inside the rim. Type 12 callipers would have been a much easier fit but wouldn't have had as much stopping power:
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Cheers for reading, It's always good to get comments and feedback - even if it is only people telling me what a mentalist I am!

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Re: A Red Rebel Restoration....!

Post by philhoward » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:56 pm

The track rod end really is close to the disc!

Would a move to 13" rims not help (and maybe a better offset), or does it upset the looks?


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Re: A Red Rebel Restoration....!

Post by Joe. » Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:04 pm

philhoward wrote:The track rod end really is close to the disc!
I don't exaggerate! :P

Yes 13" rims would have been the logical option. It would also have allowed for much greater choice of (cheaper) tyres, unfortuantly everyone told me that disc brakes in a 12" rim was practically impossible unless you used bike callipers so I had to prove them wrong :roll:
The 12" rims I've got fitted have been especially made and I've shelled out a fair bit on tyres so I'm committed now.

I'm actually pretty happy with the clearances now - unless you majorly buckled a rim it's never going to catch on the calliper. The track-rod end is a bit closer than I'd like but its a case of seeing if the heat from the disc shortens its life much - I can always fit smaller track-rod ends which would solve the problem but that seems a waste of my current set of british made ones!

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Re: A Red Rebel Restoration....!

Post by DARK STAR » Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:18 pm

" if you compare one side to the other you can tell that the body is not quite symmetrical! "

Joe, it's not easy looking at both sides of the car at the same time, don't worry about it!


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