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  1. frubpato?

    CVH clutch

    HI As noone has posted a reply I would suggest at least talking to Burton Power http://www.burtonpower.com/parts-by-fitment-type/parts-by-engine-ford/ford-cvh.html?product_area=600 I would have thought it was fairly std stuff though - maybe the same as a Reliant Scimitar SS1 or a Morgan with a CVH . Sorry cant be more helpful
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    1991 SEIW Steering column question

    Not much help but my 93 build has (I presume) an Allegro top column - it has a BL ignition swich assembly . It looks nothing like that picture
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    Ford rant......

    I'm constantly amazed by the quality of the engineering on my Merc E class, lots o little things that show it was not just designed for ease of assembly. Having just done the front discs and pads , it was possibly the easiest car to work on , and the bolts were all nicely machined on their shank and still had "copperslip" evident. That said , on the continent , if I had replaced my discs and pads and then had an accident I would be in severe trouble , it cant be long before UK insurers start using this as a get out for paying claims - prove it was professionally repaired or ............
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    Stelvio

    The Umbrail pass when I did it wasnt tarmac all the way up which was hugely entertaining on the hairpins - maybe it is now , the Gavia just the south of Bormio is good as well although with Italian standards of road safety barriers ( None)
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    First blatt of the year

    Or I guess that he is an adult who has the ability to make his own decisions, and understands the repercusions - in terms of the speedo accuracy , there is a good calculator here http://westfield-world.com/tyrecalculator.html Sometimes easier marking the speedo with the 30-50-70 marks from your own calculations
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    Cycle Wing bracket

    hi - i cant tell from the picture , is this for a Cortina hub or Westfield ?
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    Alloy hubs

    Hi if JimBob doesn't want them. I'll have them please
  8. frubpato?

    Rear lamp cowls and lamps

    I'll have them please - PM me with payment details and we can sort things from there Thanks Andy
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    Garage clear out part 1

    hi - are the cycle wing supports matched to the uprights and hubs ? if so I'll have both I'll PM you
  10. frubpato?

    Standard Indicators - SOLD.

    You have a PM
  11. frubpato?

    Mini one as first car?

    Whoops, that sounds as if the spoilt child is my nephew whose mum works for Audi. Have to agree as I was stunned to see the pics on fbook. There is a back story but even so when I was a 17 year old in BoW I hated those who got bought a car , my first car was a 50 quid scrapper which my dad decided would be a good way of me learning how to maintain and fix a car so avoiding garage bills.
  12. Hello it appears you have a Sierra SDV.

    This is the widest rear track car Westfield have made I am not sure how you have managed to increase the rear track by 20mm by fitting standard rear wishbones?

    The drive shafts are unique to this model as they are unmodified standard width Sierra.

    As far as I am aware they are not interchangeable with any other Westfield configuration of rear wishbones or rear uprights.

    What you have done could be potentially unsafe I would not recommend driving the car like this.

    Are you aware one drive shaft is longer than the other in your picture the drive shaft marked with a L/H sticker appears to be on the wrong side? This could be part of your problem.

    The drive shafts can be modified to accommodate the use of Standard Westfield rear wishbones they can be reduced in length if required.

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    2. frubpato?

      frubpato?

      Thanks for the note Dave 

      To put more flesh on it , im doing a mid life refresh and aspart of that I managed to get hold of some wide rear arches and so I got some new wishbones (new to me) from another member as mine were showing the effects of 24years(50kmiles). I didnt realise that there were Westfield wishbones wider than mine  - as you say its a SDV . I'm now left.with the problem that the wide arches will make the car look ridiculous if I cant get the wheels out to the edge of the arches.  The dimensions sent by the seller are below  - it may be that I have to go back to std size arches but thats expensive 

      Not sure there is an obviuos answer 

      Andy

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    3. Dave.

      Dave.

      I am not sure what wishbones you have I will measure mine when I get a chance wheel off set and wheel spacers could be the answer may be?

       

    4. frubpato?

      frubpato?

      That would be great if you could. You maybe right with spacers - not my preferred option but maybe the most practical 

      thanks Dave 

  13. frubpato?

    Wide track rear suspension

    Thanks Jeff , nothing like that on the driveshaft. I can pull them both out completely if I want . That's how they came from the factory in 1994 it's a 7 inch 3.92 open diff so completely standard set up If I had measurements for the SDV shaft c/f the Westfield one it might help but can't find any anywhere my understanding was that as it is an open "plunge" shaft it would allow a bit of movement as it certainly won't have to accommodate the range of travel that a sierra would demand of it I'm going to give it a go and keep my AA card handy , I was more worried that there might be some leakage around the splines but time will tell thanks
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    Wide track rear suspension

    Yes I thought the push in driveshafts were wider than std . That said I have the wide track rear wishbones now (westfield) and the fact that the spigot is 10mm out from the diff wories me , not because i think they might pull out completely - there isnt enough suspension travel for that even on full droop but more about oil leakage I think i will just suck it and see Thanks
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    Wide track rear suspension

    I think I already know the answer to this but thought I might raise it anyway in replacing the rear wishbones on my SDV chassis I find they are 20mm longer , now as I have plunge drive shafts not the bolted onto stubs version I guess that the plunge joints would take up the extra 20mm but they do pull out of the differential by about 10-15mm. No problems with drive as the splined shaft is 60mm long but a little concerned that I might lose oil What do we think , I don't believe there lots of different length drive shafts or do I need to get a new diff with stubs and new driveshafts thanks
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