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  1. Okay so even by my standards today was chilly but an epic day out, the roads were mostly fine ish, some had snow and ice and on the way home the lumsden / cabrach road had snow higher than the westy at the sides !! So as I was on my own I went out over the Lecht, corgarf and over to Ballater and to Aboyne then it was the old military road over the Cairn o mount to the the Clatterin Brig cafe for lunch. Suitably warmed and fed it was back over the hill toward Aboyne , Alford and home over the Cabrach Absolutely brilliant to be out and a cracking finale to the holidays
    19 points
  2. Westfield Sports Car Club. Class of 2021 Many great pictures are posted to the "Recent Snap Of Your Westfield" section on the WSCC forum. Sit back enjoy REVISITING some of those wonderful images of 2021. Looking forward to 2022
    17 points
  3. We met at a nice and quiet Carsington Water, quiet because nobody can get up on a New Years Day, but you lot did and I am so pleased and proud of you for doing that, thank you very much. All this seating area that overlooks the reservoir is normally taken but not today, so we had it. ALL of it We were 9 Westfields (ta Rob for a better photo than mine) 9 Westfield's and cute little Cortina Burton Car Club joined us later Steve came is his 'lesser' car, it only had a 3.5 litre V6 and so he tells me it's one of those cars from the scruffy turnip farmers in Norfolk😀, good job his friend kept up our tradition (in the absence of @BillyPee) and bought his Porsche too Anyhow, after really lots of tyre kicking we did manage to go on a run out, a posers run because we went through Matlock Bath and Bakewell before heading onto the empty country lanes to finish up at Hulme End Tea Junction cafe, where Steve thought he would show us his bum and a very nice bum it is too😃 Parked at Hulme End Dave, Glynn and David and Marilla, with Steve's Evora This is Lee and Clare's red top engined beast of a Westfield and it is the first time that I have seen the new seats in the flesh, oh my, no wonder Lee is over the moon with them. Tony in the yellow 2 litre Zetec and the welcomed return of @Big Andy and Debs in the Black one, 1.8 Zetec same as us My scruffy little thing Just in case you were wondering, cake, in the form of Bakewell Tart, was consumed here Hulme End, Dave kept up a Cheshire tradition and wore his shorts More tyre kicking at Hulme End on Hedley's car, notice the 360 degree camera, let's hope it was switched on😲. What can I say, I am stunned, you pegged back your NYE drinking to join Glen and I on this, the warmest New Year's Day ever, we are so glad you did and hope you are too.
    16 points
  4. An adventure day today lol !!! started off out at 10am a tad fresh and icy but the forecast was to warm up, aviemore was -5 so thought I’ll go over the lecht, so a wee pit stop at corgarf and it was looking promising ( must have been looking the wrong way lol ) then up and over to Glen Sheil and Braemar, filled up with fuel and a helpful passerby informed me it was snowing at Glenshee, ach it’ll be fine- I’ll just tak it cannae , I answered. So off I went along the Glen and it wasn’t bad then I climbed up past the ski centre on roads covered in slush and snow 😃 over and down the south side where it was just wet , now along here I came up with a plan duh and turned off onto the single track road through Glen Isla to Kirriemuir which a submarine would have been more suitable , now because in my eternal wisdom I had opened the roof panels there was more water in my lap and inside Tommy than out !!! Still better than the tv !!! So ontowards Laurencekirk and the plan was to head over the cairn o mount but finding some floods that looked a little deep and it getting darker we turned back and took the main roads home . so 185 miles and both me and Tommy home like a pair of drowned rats but happy as Larry . Both dried down and warm now !
    16 points
  5. 15 points
  6. Rather unkindly, I feel, a friend of mine posted on Facebook yesterday. "This is the first Westfield I’ve seen with a beacon….. oh sorry it’s Simon's hat! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣" I had taken the Eleven to a classic car meet at Hook Norton Brewery. It was very frosty first thing, so I was cosy in my two layer race suit and full face helmet on the way up. The lanes near Hook Norton were very icy (I did pass the obligatory upside down Nissan van in one ditch). It was a great morning meet in really attractive surroundings of the Hook Norton Brewery and the bacon sandwiches provided in the cafe were the best ever! Around 40 cars from the 1920s to the 2010s and plenty of great chats in increasingly warming sunshine. One of the organisers, Rob Wrigley, took the photo as I was leaving and had reverted to my usual Saturn Yellow hat. Guess what I am going to be washing and cleaning today?
    15 points
  7. Although I am always happy to receive an award. It was a stich-up & I have proof! I am about to share the video created from yesterday & whilst there are many frustrations; like placing the front camera incorrectly, not being camera steady in places. Overall I am very happy with the result. After all, I am only a few weeks in. Ian, I have shared this here, due to the conversational relationship. But I would also like if possible to reach more members. Can you assist? or suggest.
    15 points
  8. Best ride of the year so far! 😆 Great start to 2022. Done a tank of fuel, had a breaky and been all over the south east of Kent in the Sun ☀️
    15 points
  9. The following calipers are the most common that are fitted Westfield 7 cars, for calipers relating to the Westfield 11 see towards the bottom of this post. Please Note Check your old pads carefully against any drawings of new replacements, before ordering, and, especially if you have after-market calipers fitted, be aware that some caliper manufacturers, may modify brake pads designed for OEM use, to work properly on some of their own models. This can include machining of the steel back plates and/or the friction material. Always compare carefully, any new pads, to the old ones before fitting, especially if they were not supplied by the manufacturer of your calipers. __________________________________________________________ Ford M16. Mintex 1144 - ref. MGB633 Mintex 1155 - ref MGB633M1155 Mintex 1136 - now discontinued QH - QHA BP102 ( Standard road pads) Borg & Beck - 1095 ( Road) Ferodo DS Performance - FDS167 / FER167 Ferodo DS2500 - FCP167H Ferodo DS3000 - FCP167R Ferodo DS 1.11 - FCP167W Ferodo DS UNO - FCP167Z EBC Greenstuff - DP2291 Pagid RS15 - E4905 Hawk - HB169 ____________________________________________________________ Hi Spec 4 pot - Westfield Race EBC Green Stuff - DP2003 ( Narrow) or DP2008 (Wide) Ferodo DS2500 - FRP218H (N) or FRP219H ( W) Ferodo DS3000 - FRP218R (N) or FRP219R ( W) Mintex M1144 - MDB120044 (N) or MDB186444 (W) Mintex M1155 - MDB120055 (N) or MDB186455 (W) Carbon Lorraine RC5 - 5007W40T16-RC5 (N) or 5007W43T16-RC5 (W) ____________________________________________________________ Hi Spec 4pot Ultralites / Westfield Ultralites 4 pot Available in either 40mm or 50mm Measure your old ones before ordering. Hi Spec 2 pot With cut out Without cutout Mintex 1144 - ref. MDB1890 - 4 pot pads. Mintex 1144- MGB535 - with half moon cut out. 2 pot Mintex 1144 - MGB533 - without cut out. 2 pot EBC Greenstuff - DP2143 - 4 pots. EBC - DP197M - 4 pot pads EBC - DP106M - 2 pot pads EBC ( Standard pad) - ref. DP1537 Ferodo DS1.11 - FCP1562W - 4 pots Ferodo DS2500 - FCP1562H - 4 pots Ferodo DS UNO - FCP1562Z - 4 pots Ferodo DS3000 - FCP1562R - 4 pots Apec - PAD1356 ___________________________________________________________ AP Racing 4 Pot ( Westfield Branded) Caliper model - CP7605 Pad Shape - CP7600D46 Mintex M1144 - MDB2027M1144 Ferodo DS2500 - FDSR3085 / FRP3085H Ferodo DS3000 - FRP3085R Ferodo DS1.11 - FRP3085W Ferodo DS Uno FRP 3085Z Ferodo - CP7600D46 DS25HP ( TBC) Carbone loraine RC5 Plus - 5038W45T16 Carbotech - CT CP7600D46 XP8 ( used back plates may be required when ordering) AP Racing - CP7600D46 Pagid - 20349 Pagid -4349 PFC - 7834 Caliper Spares - Part numbers. Courtesy of @DMc AP Racing caliper parts list.rtf ____________________________________________________________ Wilwood Dynalite / Raceleda R16 / Bremsport. Mintex M1144 - MDB1796M1144. Mintex M1155 - MDB1796M1155 EBC Greenstuff - DP2001 Hawk Black - HB237 Hawk - TAS 2865 Hawk - Blue 9012 Wilwood - Polymatrix Q Compound - WIL15Q-6824K ____________________________________________________________ Outlaw M-16 PFC 7754.16 Hawk HB237 EBC Yellowstuff - DP4010R EBC Orangestuff - DP9010 ____________________________________________________________ Wilwood Powerlite 4 pots Ferodo DS2500 - FER3108H Ferodo DSUNO - FRP3108Z Ferodo DS1.11 - FRP3108W Mintex M1144 - MDB2905M1144 Mintex M1155 - MDB2905M1155 EBC Greenstuff - DP2057 ____________________________________________________________ Wilwood Midilite 4 pot Mintex M1144 - MDB2581M1144 Mintex M1155 - MDB2581M1155 EBC Greenstuff - DP2039 Ferodo DS2500 - FRP502H Ferodo DS3000 - FRP502R Wilwood - Mid Range Smart Pads - 150-8854K ____________________________________________________________ CAT Motorsport 4 pots. Based on an early version of a Wilwood Dynalite, also closely replicates the Outlaw caliper. Carbotech - CTMW7112-XP8 Porterfield - Type 7112 - part number to follow Wilwood Polymatrix - 15Q-6824K Wilwood BP10 - 150-8850K Ongoing ____________________________________________________________ VW Golf (Rears) Mintex M1144 - MDB1382 Mintex M1144 - MDB 1377M1144 Hawk - HB364 N.642 Brembo - P85020 _________________________________________________________ Mazda MX5 SDV. - NA Front Mintex-MDB1686 Brembo -P49020 Ferodo - FDB1011 Apec - PAD900 Febi Bilstien - 16497 Bosch - 0986494080 or 0986494655 Padgid - 8DB355016-861 Borg and Beck - BBP1583 Q&H - BP906 or MBP906 Bendix - 510298 --- Rear Eicher - 101680129 Ferodo - FDB1012 Ferodo - FSL1012 Ferodo - 23389 Ferodo - 23388 Mazda - NAY52643Z Mazda - NAY5-26-43ZA Mazda - NCY12643Z TRW - GDB3129 Pagid - 8DB 355 027-491 ATE - 13046058652 TRUSTING - 4080 ____________________________________________________________ Ford Sierra ( Rears). BOSCH: 0986469810 ATE: 13046029282 FORD: 1637872 FORD: 1652206 TEXTAR: 20981137 WVA: 20981137 Jurid: 571408J FORD: 6785599 FORD: 87GB2M008BA COMLINE: ADB0394 EBC: DP2617 FIRSTLINE: FBP1496 Ferodo: FDB398 - Now Discontinued. Ferodo DS2500 - FCP408H Ferodo DS3000 - FCP408R TRW: GDB472 DELPHI: LP507 MINTEX M1144- MDB1287 MOPROD: MDP424 Brake ENGINEERING: PA450 APEC: PAD537 Veco: VA331 MOTAQUIP: VXL520 ACDelco: AC468981D ABTEX: PLU398 Bettaparts: PLU398 Bettaparts: ABP398 Carbotech - CT382-XP8 ____________________________________________________________ Land Rover Discovery Mk1. Calipers from the rear used on the front of a Westfield Type - Lockheed 3242 292C L8 PQ Suits 93 to 97 model years AP LOCKHEED - 5867A1R8 M APEC - 8823 PAD 582 1 OD23 Mintex - SFP500190 Delphi - 211/6 Brembo - P44003 EBC Ultimax 2 - SFP000270E ____________________________________________________________ Calipers used on the Westfield 11 ( if not using any of the above ). MG Midget standard calipers Mintex M1144 - MLB37M1144. MG Midget KAD 4 pot upgrade Mintex M1144 -MLB65M1144 ____________________________________________________________ This post will be updated / modified should pads become discontinued or superceeded as we discover them.
    14 points
  10. Testing the fit of the new wheels before getting the tyres mounted. ET-8 rear, And ET0 on the front. Nipped out at lunchtime to get the Uniroyal RainSport 5’s fitted. Just need to clean them, and treat them with some Gtechniq Wheel Armour and they can go on the car.
    14 points
  11. Anything is possible! 😄 Here are some photo's of us all driving through Matlock Bath on New Years Day Glen and I @David lear Tony TM54? @Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary @Lee Bennett @Big Andy @Glynn Walters @HB46443 @Weekend Warrior Steve
    13 points
  12. Probably should have thought about where I parked.
    12 points
  13. 😲 hope to see you both before you go😮 if not, have a grrrreat time out there xxxx Breakfast at Quackers was a well needed Almond Frangipan, how does the pastry crust stay so crispy and the middle be so soggy, it surely defies the laws of physics. Hedley, our Entertainments Manager, decided that we were to make a Western, aren't we all daft and very compliant Parked at Quackers, 8 Westfield's and 2 Porsches Rob and Tony had to escape South and AndyR took off North after breakfast, but it was lovely to see you all, thank you for joining us. The rest of us headed down the 13 bends, up Curbar Gap, down Surprise View before hitting the little lanes for the last section, landing us at The Eyre Arms, Calver for lunch. Curbar Edge Up to Curbar Gap Hairy legs and scruffy cars at the Eyre Arms Our Choreography Manager, Hedley, did a good job in the car park, of doing what we are not quite sure, but it was fun. Parked at The Eyre Arms, poor Big Andy had his car machined polished and ceramic coated last week, well now it is sludge coated too...for freeee😮 In the Eyre Arms You folks are all fantastic for coming out on a cold, at times damp, January day in our fun, summer cars. I hope that you have all enjoyed the route, the venues and the company, we certainly have XXXXXXXX🥰
    12 points
  14. Impressive turnout at short notice on such a cold day👍
    12 points
  15. 12 points
  16. Big day today, and fortunately the plan worked and everything went like clockwork. Many thanks for @heawooi for the trailer loan, vey much appreciated. I left home at 7.45 to go and borrow the trailer, and was back to mine by 9.30. Chassis was loaded by 10am and then I drove over to where the body has been living. We started the body lift at 10.30 and the car was loaded back into the trailer by 11.30, and back 8n my garage by 12.30. It’s lovely when a plan comes together, and that’s a good milestone achieved. The body isn’t fixed yet, but it is sitting in the right position ready to receive bolts.
    12 points
  17. Those Peak District roads were certainly a bit filthy today!
    11 points
  18. 11 points
  19. Test run of new steering wheel.
    11 points
  20. Operation earth wire is underway at the front of the car. I removed all of the tape and then traced and removed all of the earth cables ready for replacement. I tracked back 3 metres on one earth cable and it was still totally black when I stripped it, amazing really. I am pleased I have discovered it and that it has forced my hand into replacing as it will hopefully make the car trouble free once complete. I removed the washer bottle and both horns and none worked with a direct connection to a fully charged battery due to the amount of corrosion on the terminals. Once cleaned up though they all came to life 👍🏻 I think the car must have been stored in the ocean at some point in its life 😂
    10 points
  21. Managed to squeeze a last little coffee trip out before back to work tomorrow. Lovely day for it too ☀️ ☕️
    10 points
  22. But once I saw the damage I wish I had resisted and left her in the garage.
    10 points
  23. Couldn't resist the sunshine 😀
    10 points
  24. A wee taster from today, just home and away to get sorted out, more in a wee bit
    10 points
  25. New Year’s Eve ride out this morning. Met another local future Westfield owner 🤞🏼 and then had a spin out (quite literally) with Dad in his
    10 points
  26. The TeleTubbies recruit a new member- 'Caky holey' I was tempted out by 'promises' of 6-7 degrees and sunshine- @Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary Felt the need to 'hoist' his bonnet off, to finish off his recent throttle cable repairs. The usual follow the peaky tractor procession- 'Cakey Wakey' Says it's 'Time for Cake' another great day out, thanks all.
    9 points
  27. Westfield Sports Car Club - Fun in the Peak District, Cowboy & Cowgirl style.
    9 points
  28. Nah, at least 3 secs to spare, though from further back it may have looked differently! It was a leisurely pass in 3rd, could have dropped to 2nd for more zip 😉
    9 points
  29. Great day out with Westfield Sports Car Club. Keep your eye out for the Western filmed on location in the Peak District. Everybody got involved to make what will be a poor Western, but we had fun anyway. Starring Peak District posse “broke back Bennett” “Cotten eyed Glen” Dave Eastwood, (Western baddie) as himself @Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretaryand the Sheriff Calamity Julie. @Julie Hall - Joint Peak District AO Most definitely not for children, although I do recall seeing Bagpuss@Ian Kinder (Bagpuss) - Joint Peak District AO Now on for the cleaning. HB
    9 points
  30. Lovely lunch time drive from Deal, to Maidstone the scenic route. Found a nice little lunch stop. Wood fired pizza 🍕 mmmmm
    9 points
  31. Here’s mine with new ProRace 15” x 7J rims and R888Rs, bought from Westfield. Got them delivered and on before Christmas. Had been on 16” x 7J from when built. Westfield supplied fitted 205 tyres all round (as per my request), but once I had them I decided to go down to 195 at the front as the 205 width is something like 214 in reality! The rears really fill the arches well. Now I’ve a nice set of 205s for when I rip through the rears and a friendly local tyre dealer who is more than happy to fit them! A trip to @Siltech Racingplanned for Spring upgrades to: +35 wide track, micro-adjustable rear suspension, shocks & springs and ARBs to replace all the original kit (from 2003/4 build). Dennis has been great throughout the whole process and I’m looking forward to meeting him and Andy when I go to get the work done! Cheers P
    9 points
  32. Turned out quite well after the clearcoat. Am happy with the finish but will confess am not 100% sold on the colour yet.
    9 points
  33. Accumulation of incremental gains - It’s always bothered me that there’s no side-to-side triangulation of the chassis where the front A arms attach to it. I understand why one would leave them off since getting the engine in/out would be tough with a diagonal tying things together. But I wondered if the front part of the chassis was racking or twisting so set about trying to measure it. I set up a simple and accurate way to measure from a rearmost lower A arm bracket diagonally up to the opposite side rear upper A arm bracket. Picture a ruler running diagonally from one place to another. I them went around the car jacking up different corners to see if the diagonal length changed…and indeed it did. I found that jacking up one rear wheel would cause a 1 mm change in that diagonal length. I then measured across horizontally from one lower rear A arm bracket to the other and not surprisingly that didn’t change. Lastly I measured horizontally from the one rear upper A arm mount to the other and when jacking up one front wheel it also changed about 1mm. Now this amount of deflection is small but still it bothered me. So I set about putting a bolt-in brace horizontally from one upper A arm to the other...and then another from one upper A arm bracket to the lower one on the opposite side. Now when measuring as I did before by twisting the chassis I didn’t get a measurable movement. So no doubt it is stiffer now. I’ll bet it’s also better under heavy braking when the upper rear A arms want to move toward each other. The total weight for the two reinforcing rods is 17 ounces and I can live with that since I’m just a bit underweight for my race class and need to ballast up to minimum weight. I have the day off and the high temp today was 6° F and I needed to do something! It’s hard to see in the photos at first glance with so much black stuff in there but if you look closely you’ll see the upper horizontal brace and the other diagonal one. Dave
    9 points
  34. Went out. It p******** down and soaked me. Went back to workshop to sulk and wash it
    9 points
  35. Popped out again this morning to a classic/yank tank meet in Polesworth (I went to school there so was surprised they let me back in! 😂) with Burton Car Club. Thankfully Dale came along so I wasn't the only Westfield in the village 👍 A stunning little Ginetta with a BMW K1200 bike engine was the star of the show for me!
    9 points
  36. Ever wondered what the WSCC Peak District members are up to at the weekends. Take a look & make sure you join us for drinks, cake, more cake & great conversation!
    9 points
  37. So whipped off the coverings and built up the cam covers. Then chucked In some running In oil and went for a cranking over whilst the plugs were out. after what seemed like an age, but was prob less than 10s we have good oil pressure. More importantly no valves clattered into pistons. Then made a start on port matching up the adapter plates.
    8 points
  38. Order has been processed, picked, packed and despatched. Many thanks WSC Parts Dept
    8 points
  39. Slowly working my way through the electrics. Todays job was to try and sort out the heater blower fan. I had previously noticed that it wasn’t working at all. So I found the fan connector plug, split it and cleaned all the terminals from corrosion. Still no fan. I checked the switch was getting +12v and it was. So I decided to remove the fan motor. What a pig of a job. The motor is located behind the passenger footwell vertical side panel inside the front wing. So to remove it meant laying on my back with my head as far as possible into the footwell to cut out a silicone sealed and riveted panel to gain access. Once the motor was out I bench tested. The whole thing was seized, so I cleaned it up and then dosed it with WD40. I left it for 15 minutes to soak and when I returned it had free’d up and was spinning freely by hand. After some testing with a battery I got the fan working on all three speeds. I then took it back to the car and connected it up to the car wiring. I turned the switch to position one and got low speed on the fan. Positions 2 and three gave me no fan movement at all. After some checking and head scratching, I turned my attention to the switch. 5 minutes with the multimeter uncovered that the switch was wired incorrectly. Once I had swapped the connections around, the fan started working correctly, A very pleasing result. Refitting the fan and cover panel in the footwell didn’t disappoint and was equally swear word inducing, but it’s a good job done. I am pretty much done with checking electrics now as much as I can without the engine fitted.
    8 points
  40. Had to pen the car in to create the New Years games room. Finally got round to getting her out today. After a quick sweep I even treated her to some soft flooring, thanks to a great Halfords deal. Hopefully the sun stays out and I can take her for spin.
    8 points
  41. This was the day we brought her home, we had a LOT of wrenching to do. Took off the spoiler (cuz bleh), the headrest, and a lot of the stuff that had been added on. We put the original screen back on, moved some mirrors. Don't have a pic of the after since it was such a busy day! Currently the car is headed over to Fort Collins, CO for an engine rebuild so we can take it out this summer. Will post more pics as the time moves along!
    8 points
  42. Yippee, a pass!🙂 I'll post up some details later today, but right now a quick "thank you" to everyone in the club who's lent a hand (e.g. @MikeJG for helping me fit the body and @CosKev for lending me his trailer) and all of you who have participated in discussions on this build diary. These have helped me decide on routes to takes several times. Even if you've only "liked" the odd post, it all helps to maintain the enthusiasm and confidence that you need to see this sort of project through. Cheers, Bob.
    8 points
  43. 8 points
  44. Vajazzle basecoat 1st coat of candy. Jesus I think @Ian Kinder (Bagpuss) - Joint Peak District AO has hijacked my order
    8 points
  45. Just given the car a pre-IVA clean and must admit the orange looks good now the dust is washed off. Weather looks good for Friday morning, if a little chilly…
    8 points
  46. Soooo as it was dry today it would have been rude not to head out again 😃 But things didn’t quite go to plan to start with, a misfire on leaving home was quickly traced to 1 plug being full of water !! So mopped up the water and pulled all the plugs, new set in and running sweet, a quick message to say I was on my way and off I went to Aboyne arriving 30 minutes late and no sign of William , I assumed I’d missed him , oh well in the cafe for a full breakfast, coffee and cake 😃 On coming out I hear a westy approaching with William and Liam who had been waiting at Alford before realising it was Aboyne we were meeting at 🤣 so back in the cafe while they had a bacon roll and coffee, then a spirited run across to Ballater over the hills to Corgarf, over the Lecht and Brig o Broon to Grantown for fuel then back up speyside to Home where I said bye to William and Liam as they headed back to Aberdeen. A cracking day out but only a couple of pics( to busy having fun )
    8 points
  47. Wee update. I differed slightly from what I’d planned. welded in the diagonal at the front and welded tabs either side just above the upper wishbone rear mounts where I’ll add a horizontal bolt-in bar just in front of the engine. added some proper top radiator brackets while I was at it. engine all back in almost ready for springtime…
    7 points
  48. A wee breakfast run out with John in the JNS up the back road along the Spey to Grantown, before retracing our steps and then on to mums for the afternoon and home in the dark 😃 Just a few pictures from today
    7 points
  49. A few more little tasks done this week, although I'm starting to run out of them with a few bigger tasks looming. The passenger's side type 9 access panel was sealed and riveted in, as it doesn't match anything on my gearbox. Then a new hole was roughly cut on the driver's side for my 90 degree speedo drive. This is a standard Lotus part, but does mean I need to source a suitable speedo cable. I'll tidy the hole up once the gearbox isn't in the way. So with a new hole, I need a new cover! A nice simple shape, but with rivnuts in the existing panel so I can remove it easily. Then it was on to the handbrake. This meant building up the diff again, and getting it back in the chassis. It turns out the whole thing weighs 30kgs! That's a good amount of unsprung weight to save, which is a lot of the point of going to de-Dion suspension. Next the lever was re-fitted, and the cable balancer mocked up using the left over clutch pedal clevis. There isn't much room under the diff, but I'm pretty sure it all fits. Just. With a few cable ties, and maybe replacing the lower diff mounting bolt washers with brackets, I'm sure I can get the cables to have a decent radius but still remaining clear of the brake discs. The disc cooling boxes in the floor pan should help with this, and they may gain cable tie bases to assist.
    7 points
  50. How many miles, didn't you do? I've managed a 85 mile Rallycross trip round the Peaks-
    7 points
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