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#385367 Quadrant Tension Spring

Posted by agent_zed on 23 May 2018 - 09:14 PM

"however neighbouring Salisbury had 19!"


I read that too quickly and thought thought for a moment you wrote 'Sainsburys' and wondered when they had started to stock old ford parts :crazy:


glad you got it sorted

#383001 Ramp

Posted by agent_zed on 15 April 2018 - 06:44 PM

something i did when i built my engine hoist was add a failsafe. It was basically a ratchet system so that as i raised the engine a bar would drop into a notch (one of many). Pulled in by a simple spring. If the screwthread part failed for whatever reason it would be held by the bar and prevent a potentially horrible accident.


I'd apply a similar setup to whatever system you use incase any of the jacks or pulleys suddenly failed for some reason. Either spring loaded or gravity driven bar that drops and locks as you lift.



#382686 Difference Between...

Posted by agent_zed on 04 April 2018 - 08:20 PM

and then to add to the confusion they did a subK which i think had min macpherson struts and used the sierra tie arms. There is also a 2b/4 which i can't remember what is different about that one.

#382481 Difference Between...

Posted by agent_zed on 30 March 2018 - 09:04 PM

ah ok sorry thought you were looking at one to buy,


If i can find it i have the brochure somewhere which i think details the 'Plus' option, although it will be at my parents house so wont be able to look til tomorrow at the earliest.

#382479 Difference Between...

Posted by agent_zed on 30 March 2018 - 08:26 PM

I may well be wrong but i didn't think the superspec is any wider than the 2b. It's pretty much the same chassis and both use the same sierra subframe with the same pick up points. The superspec does have a dropped floorpan to fit the seats lower with the runner fitted from memory.


My understanding of the difference between the 2b and 2b plus is that the 2b plus has the double wishbone front suspension as standard. I think it also came with a bunch of parts like seats and service parts which the standard 2b didn't. Can't remember if the plus was always stainless and if it came with the arrays alloys. Oh the plus might also have rear coil over suspension (blue springs i think).


The trouble is some options were also available to the standard 2b. Mine is a standard 2b but i chose the double front wishbone suspension option when i bought it. Mine is only mild steel chassis and panels. But you could choose stainless chassis and/or stainless panels as options


So things to look for...


Is the chassis stainless?

Are the panels stainless?

Does it have double wishbone suspension or 2 fixed arms with the hubs sliding between (sliding pillar system)?

Does it have 5 spoke array alloys

Does it have 'recaro' sports seats which have a weird pattern fabric


Most of these things aren't that important it's more important how well someone built the car. The only thing i would be keen to make sure it has is the double wishbone suspension as this is much better than the sliding pillar and quite a bit of work to retrofit.


If it's a stainless chassis look around the engine mounts and the front cross member where the steering rack is as it has been known to crack.



#381930 Restoring Colour On Grp

Posted by agent_zed on 15 March 2018 - 10:36 AM

a mild cutting compound like t-cut should do the job. Although depending on how deep the fading is you might need a rubbing compound that's a bit harsher to start with. I found the carplan one works well and is cheap eg http://www.andysempo...HBoCeYEQAvD_BwE


I've only used this on cellulose paintwork though so test carefully on grp before covering it in compound. I've used t-cut in the past on grp so i think that should be fine.



#381888 My Jobs List On The 2B

Posted by agent_zed on 14 March 2018 - 09:29 PM

xflow to st170 that must be quite a change in power?


At some point i should change my old 1.6 pinto but i'm strangely attached to it as it is my original donor engine, and it probably keeps me out of trouble :)

#381763 My Jobs List On The 2B

Posted by agent_zed on 12 March 2018 - 09:20 PM

Havin neglected my 2b for the past couple of years i've started to get back into the swing of things and getting some jobs sorted.


So recent completed jobs included having to swap out a valve i managed to bend by dropping a nut when i removed the head last year. After that i had to use the car as the daily driver for quite a while after my bmw failed mot. The 2b then decided to blow a hose (admittedly an ancient one) so decided to swap out all the hoses for new. So just finished changing to lovely blue silicone hoses, which clearly adds 50bhp at least just because they are blue :)


Halfway through welding the manifold for my bike carbs. Managed to ruin my mig tip holder so waiting for a new one to arrive. So hopefully can fit the carbs soon.


Got to sand down and respray the bonnet, nose cone and arches


Noticed the powdercoating has come off on part of the underchassis so have some rust removing and painting to do.


Diff needs sealing as leakin oil from front flange


New wing mirrors to fit (have them just need to fit)


repaint the steering shaft


Paint the headlights black as the chrome is gone.


Paint the steering boss as it's gone grey.


Adjust the ploughbar as i want more clearance.


Few more lift the dot fasteners on the boot cover (if i can find the imperial tap i bought to fit the male part to the chassis rail. doh)


Lots of tidying bits up, polishing the good paintwork and the windscreen surround


If i get time before stoneleigh i want to build grp rear arches and redo the dash but that might not happen


Sure the list just got longer now i write it down





#380976 Is This A Scam?

Posted by agent_zed on 20 February 2018 - 07:25 PM

thanks guys yeah think that is the way to go ask for cash i don't really have the time or energy to mess about.

#380933 2B Chassis

Posted by agent_zed on 19 February 2018 - 09:57 PM

didn't RH make a chassis to take the ford DOHC engine? or is that the 2b/4?


I think it was more like the superspec chassis to be able to take the bigger mt75 box.

#380583 Tractors Selling His Tool Chest

Posted by agent_zed on 11 February 2018 - 09:44 AM

i hate to think what is now going to show up in 'suggested' items list. I had to show my GF this post so she didn't think i as actively searching for such like.

#380573 Tractors Selling His Tool Chest

Posted by agent_zed on 10 February 2018 - 08:32 PM

don't think i want to be tied into that deal.....

#380548 Fitting A Cat - Repackable Silencer Suppliers?

Posted by agent_zed on 09 February 2018 - 08:30 PM

ah this one mentions a fail at sva for upper mount. But again that could be a single mount http://www.rhocar.or...unt#entry112369probably where i was getting my thinking from though.

#380541 Fitting A Cat - Repackable Silencer Suppliers?

Posted by agent_zed on 09 February 2018 - 03:46 PM

well if you have to change the manifold to be able to fit a cat into the system you could alter the manifold so you don't have to add an extra joint into the steering. Less joints in the steering the better if you can.


Just spotted a potential fail point though looking at your pics. Although my seat belt upper mounts are the same as you have i think they have been failure points for some people in recent times (i passed SVA in 2007). I Think they want the bolt to pass through the bar in a welded in tube rather than the tubed welded on the rear.


I could well be wrong so hopefully others can confirm or reject my thinking.

#379935 Should I Buy?

Posted by agent_zed on 20 January 2018 - 08:58 PM

@obecanobe best not to put your email and phone on an open forum. Use the personal message system instead. Don't want you getting tons of spam.  8)