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 Post subject: New build
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:36 pm 
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Well I brought one off jmh chassis the other day
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And got these for just £25 of eBay any recommendations on cleaning them up
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Ill see if I can keep this up as my build progresses


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 Post subject: Re: New build
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:04 pm 
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Welcome aboard keep the photos coming we love photos here

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 Post subject: Re: New build
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:36 pm 
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Welcome aboard keep the photos coming we love photos here
Ditto that from Dave, keep the piccies coming :lol: :D :roll: :D :lol:

Hmm looks like your of to a cracking start with those bits, thinking electrolysis cleaning might be the answer for those uprights :D

That reminds me, I once said I'd write a story :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: New build
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:07 pm 
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Welcome mate, where are you based mate


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 Post subject: Re: New build
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:45 am 
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I'm from derby east mids

I'm on the haynes forum as well but this one seems a lot easier to just nip on to and loads bits up

Managed to pick a Clarke 150te second hand of eBay not really done any welding anyone no if this will be upto the job of welding some chassis plate on and engine mounts


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 Post subject: Re: New build
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:01 pm 
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Welcome to the forum.
That Clarke shouldn't have any trouble welding chassis plates and engine mounts.


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 Post subject: Welcome
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:10 pm 
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A very warm welcome to the forum. :D :D

Looks as if you have got off to a great start there.

Electrolysis is a good cleaning method as is shot blasting.

Just take precautions to prevent grit or electrolyte getting to the bearings.

Perhaps you may fancy the elbow grease method, chip the rust scale off, wire brush & paint with a decent quality 2 pack Epoxy Mastic. ;)

Don't damage the hub bearing dust covers, I believe that they are no longer available as a spare part.

Look forward to following your progress. :)

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 Post subject: Re: New build
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Evening all just been looking on the rally design web site at there mushrooms for sierra uprights there £20 the hole is centred we're as the book spec is for offset and these seem to go for around the £50 mark can anyone tell me what the difference is apart from £30


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 Post subject: Re: New build
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:32 pm 
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Evening all just been looking on the rally design web site at there mushrooms for sierra uprights there £20 the hole is centred we're as the book spec is for offset and these seem to go for around the £50 mark can anyone tell me what the difference is apart from £30
The offset mushroom is an attempt at giving the steering some self centering. The Sierra upright has a negative trail which wipes out the effect of caster. The hole on the mushroom is put to the front. The 4x4 sierra uprights dont have this negative trail so the centered mushrooms can be used on these.

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 Post subject: Re: New build
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:00 am 
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Evening all just been looking on the rally design web site at there mushrooms for sierra uprights there £20 the hole is centred we're as the book spec is for offset and these seem to go for around the £50 mark can anyone tell me what the difference is apart from £30
The mushrooms with the hole centred take about an 30-45 mins to make each one on a manual lathe or about 5 mins for a full CNC. The off set mushrooms take about 2 hours to make on a manual lathe because they are done in a 4 jaw chuck and have to be adjusted every time you undo the chuck. As far as I know there is no one making mushrooms with a CNC machine. I make them for £45 a pair I also make them to suit Granada/Scorpio uprights for £50.

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