Swoakes SS1 "In DE(b)T" Sprint Car a bit of progress

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Re: Swoakes SS1 "In DE(b)T" Sprint Car Work starts!

Post by Corky » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:25 pm

Good to see you making a start Steve :wink:

From what I saw of it yesterday, it's got bucket loads of potential. Most of the bits are there, it just needs quite a few hours fettling and problem solving.


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Re: Swoakes SS1 "In DE(b)T" Sprint Car Work starts!

Post by MikeyBikey » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:37 pm

philhoward wrote:Ah - reminds me. New bag of M10 helicoils arrived today :mrgreen:

Oooops and I've got your helicoil kit.... :oops:

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Re: Swoakes SS1 "In DE(b)T" Sprint Car parts info

Post by swoakes » Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:24 pm

Need to order an outer rear CV gaiter. I'm assuming that it's the Sierra LSD diff. Can anyone confirm part numbers and where best to purchase?

Also what is the best way to fit them :?: will the gaiter strech over the outer CV or do I need to remove the inner and fit it from that end :?: Will I need a cone tool :?:

Also want to replace the rear brake cylinders...should I be avoiding the readily available cylinders of the likes of Ebay :?:


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Re: Swoakes SS1 "In DE(b)T" Sprint Car parts info

Post by scimjim » Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:36 pm

Outers are non-LSD (assuming you still have push in outers?). If you have bolted inners probably easiest to take them off to slide cover on?

There are 4 or 5 different size of slave cylinder - I've just bought two 22.2 mm on eBay (both branded)


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Re: Swoakes SS1 "In DE(b)T" Sprint Car parts info

Post by Corky » Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:38 pm

Didn't I give you a pair of the large bore rear cylinders Steve ?


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Re: Swoakes SS1 "In DE(b)T" Sprint Car parts info

Post by swoakes » Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:58 pm

scimjim wrote:Outers are non-LSD (assuming you still have push in outers?). If you have bolted inners probably easiest to take them off to slide cover on?

There are 4 or 5 different size of slave cylinder - I've just bought two 22.2 mm on eBay (both branded)
Thanks Jim
Corky wrote:Didn't I give you a pair of the large bore rear cylinders Steve ?
Erm possibly :oops: :roll: :lol:


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Re: Swoakes SS1 "In DE(b)T" Sprint Car a bit of progress

Post by swoakes » Mon May 11, 2015 6:54 pm

I have now fitted the SS1 uprights fitted with turned down MG discs provided from Corky.

I now have my Wilwoods back off Josh so gave them a trial fit today.

My calipers are these baby's http://www.wilwood.com/Search/PartNoSea ... q=120-7432

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They have 11.4mm holes in the lugs and my uprights have M12 holes created by Corky so need them drilling out to accept the bigger bolts. Hole centres are correct though. I may need to fettle the tube that secures the pads in place which is very very close to the disc edge when the caliper is in place...difficult to know until caliper is bolted on correctly.

The good news is that the disc seems pretty central in the caliper :)

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Re: Swoakes SS1 "In DE(b)T" Sprint Car a bit of progress

Post by swoakes » Wed May 27, 2015 4:07 pm

A bit more progress. Calipers have been drilled to 12mm and now bolt on. The pad retaining bar does catch the edge of the disc but I have turned down the diameter of one side and it now clears the disc :D Just need to do the other side and convert one caliper to LH as I have 2 RH calipers. I need to get a 7/16 flare nut spanner to remove the cross tubes which are tricky to remove so that the bleed nipples are at the top of the caliper on the LH side.

At the rear I have fitted the BMW ARB link to the training arm and fitted the drum assembly back plate from Josh's SS1 scrapper. Also replaced the outer CV gaiter that I damaged whilst removing the trailing arm :roll: All back together now just needs everything tightening up and rear brakes building up with the new shoes.

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Re: Swoakes SS1 "In DE(b)T" Sprint Car a bit of progress

Post by Corky » Wed May 27, 2015 5:48 pm

Curborough 2015? :wink:


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Re: Swoakes SS1 "In DE(b)T" Sprint Car a bit of progress

Post by CNHSS1 » Wed May 27, 2015 5:57 pm

keep up the progress 8)


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Re: Swoakes SS1 "In DE(b)T" Sprint Car a bit of progress

Post by swoakes » Wed May 27, 2015 5:59 pm

Corky wrote:Curborough 2015? :wink:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ...........erh no :!: :roll:


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Re: Swoakes SS1 "In DE(b)T" Sprint Car a bit of progress

Post by swoakes » Thu May 28, 2015 4:42 pm

A bit more progress :shock:

Turned down the other pad retainer bar so that it misses the disc and cleaned all the bleed nipples on the calipers.

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Just need a 7/16 flare spanner which I hope to get at Tatton on Saturday so that I can remove the X-tube for the RH caliper.


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Re: Swoakes SS1 "In DE(b)T" Sprint Car a bit of progress

Post by Taggers » Thu May 28, 2015 4:57 pm

Machine mart (Clarke) do Imperial flare spanners if you are unsuccessful.

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Re: Swoakes SS1 "In DE(b)T" Sprint Car a bit of progress

Post by swoakes » Thu May 28, 2015 4:59 pm

Taggers wrote:Machine mart (Clarke) do Imperial flare spanners if you are unsuccessful.Chris
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Re: Swoakes SS1 "In DE(b)T" Sprint Car a bit of progress

Post by Taggers » Thu May 28, 2015 5:04 pm



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