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Author:  The V8 Files [ Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:04 pm ]
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And they are pretty :lol:

Bob
Yep they are that :D

Author:  robo [ Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:46 pm ]
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I attacked the steering column today. The motor on the epas needs flipping 180 degrees because it will stick through the scuttle if you centralise the unit.

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I cut the bracket holding the motor set up to the column , you cant just cut the rivets out because they are offset.

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I spun up a bung to centralise the bracket while welding.

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And mig welded the bracket back on.

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Author:  robo [ Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:52 pm ]
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I decided from the beginning to run the column over the scuttle rather than through the pedals to make it less congested. The adjuster on the column gives 550mm floor to wheel center to 650mm floor to center , that will make it easier to get in and out :)

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It also makes for an easy route for the steering shaft with no nasty angles, it all clears the headders by about three inches and the uj`s will have an easy time. The sharpest angle is 30 degrees. just need a bearing block mounted off the top chassis rail to carry the steering shaft.

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Author:  thailoz [ Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:12 pm ]
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coming along very nicly Bob

Author:  robo [ Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:19 pm ]
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I am starting on the wishbones soon and did not want to use the sqidgy book bushes, I also did not like the price of the decent rose joints either so I have been messing on the lathe and made my own inner bearing unit. On the inners they all run parralel so there is no need for anything more than a bearing joint. The inner tube I have increased to 40mm od and turned the inside of it to accommodate a 35mm od bearing, the bearing bottoms out on a shoulder inside the bush which keeps them spaced the same distance apart as the smaller inner spacer tube. This is all only prototyping so when i am happy with everything I will call in some favours from a friend that has a cnc lathe :D

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The bearings are 15mm id so the spacer tubes and the outer stepped washers have been bored to 12mm .

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Author:  robo [ Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:22 pm ]
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The whole assembly can be crushed as tight as you like and there is no bind in the bearings so as long as i jig the right it should work out ok.

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The bearings are less than a £1 each :o

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I though i might as well dig out the inner seals of the bearings and add a grease nipple , this will drive out any water that may get in there.

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Author:  The V8 Files [ Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:37 pm ]
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Like it Bob :D Does that fit within the standard brackets?

Author:  ayjay [ Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:05 pm ]
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I'm envious -you should hear my squeaky bushes . :roll:
Also play between bolt and bush sleeve :roll:

Author:  robo [ Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:07 pm ]
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Yes Bruce they are for book frame brackets. This is mk1 so i am still tinkering :)

Bob

Author:  robo [ Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:08 pm ]
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I'm envious -you should hear my squeaky bushes . :roll:
Also play between bolt and bush sleeve :roll:
This is a tightwad fix Ayjay :)

Bob

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