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In Topic: Unfinished Barn Find Project Super Spec 05

Yesterday, 03:06 PM

Yes, all the Superspecs came with the gold wishbones but only about half came with the titanium finish.   As for your photos, the first one appears to show 3 different dashboards, the one in the middle appears to be the one that came with the kit, with the hole for the Escort instrument cluster and the step forwards for the driver side of the panel.


The picture top right is of the scuttle.  The 2 rectangular holes are for windscreen demisters and the 3 circular holes are for the 2 windscreen wipers and the windscreen washers.   You should blank those off for the IVA as you won't be fitting a windscreen until post-IVA (that is what we all recommend).


The picture bottom left shows yet another dashboard.  The owner appears to have been experimenting with different shapes.


The picture of the suspension does seem to show Gaz shocks, the blue bit at the top shows they are not Zimmers.   And the solid bar facing the camera is where you slide on the mounting bracket for the wings.  There should be a similar one facing the other way.  As previously said, the original kit came with just a pieve of tubing with the internal diameter the same as the external diameter of the solid bar.  You simply shape them to fit.


As for your odd piece.  I'm not sure but the closest I could get is the body panel next to the suspension (unless it is part of the rear body before you mount the wing.  Can't show a picture of that as it cannot be seen on a completed car.  Here is a picture of my front panel (All the extra stuff is daylight running lights I have mounted on the suspension).


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In Topic: Unfinished Barn Find Project Super Spec 05

18 July 2018 - 07:43 PM

the Main reason for a engine change is the one in the car is small cc and i think it would be better with something bigger in it  


Absolutely.  The car originally came with a brand new  2000cc engine with an optional turbo.    Can't really figure out why that was swapped for a used 1100cc engine.

In Topic: Unfinished Barn Find Project Super Spec 05

18 July 2018 - 03:53 PM

Seems an odd decision to try and change the engine when the chassis was designed to take either a Rover T16 or a Ford DOHC and as georie40 said the car was sold as a rolling chassis with everything pre-installed.    Still, nothing to stop people changing engines, there a few people on here that have done it.


The 2 Superspec owners closest to you are geordie40 (Dartmoor) and Red Robin (Cornwall).   If I were you I would ask to visit them and take plenty of pictures.   The build videos for the 2B are on You Tube, but not the Superspec.  I'll see if I can figure out how to upload them.

In Topic: Warm Feet

18 July 2018 - 07:18 AM

Not sure.   Plastic of some sort I think.  Maybe polyurethane ?  As you can see from the picture, apart from the DO NOT RE USE warning there is URP and something else written on it.


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In Topic: Vibration When Turning Right

17 July 2018 - 06:03 PM

No, and she's been through 10 x MOTs now :)  Can't do any harm though.