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As some of the parts required for building a Westfield are manufactured for other vehicles is there a list of these parts?

 

For example:

 

Steering Rack - Ford Escort MkII

 

Track rod ends?

Wishbone balljoints?

Handbrake lever?

Wishbone bushes?

 

etc etc.

 

I just figured it might be useful.

 

 

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That's great Ralphy,

 

Thanks very much :)

 

I see there is no mention of the Handbrake lever. Is it a sepcially made item as opposed to being an Escort or Sierra Hand brake lever?

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The handbrake lever has been a standard Sierra item on most cars for years, (not sure on the Mazda SDV, though). 

 

They are just starting to change over to Ford Ka handbrake levers.

 

In both cases, the handbrake cable is a bespoke item.

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Although bearing in mind the list above only applies to some Westfields.

For example, many dual circuit master cylinders were allegedly originally destined for a Morgan.

Some early SEIW chassis will only accept a 7" diff.

Some chassis are live axle, and obviously won't accept either diff!

The 'iron' front calipers nowadays are IIRC off the rear of a Land Rover Defender.

The rears are now VW Golf etc.

Throw into the mix older cars, newer cars, modifications, SDV's, different engine/box configurations etc etc and you can see that a list sadly isn't as simple as it first seems... :(

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Just read through it, a few things on the list do seem a little odd too, but that may be just because he's not put more common fitments down.

 

As Stu says,the original Cortina M16 brakes have now given way to Discovery rears, like wise, rear brakes on independent rear suspension cars were Sierra, but are now Golf mk 4. Unless of course some one had already upgraded to aftermarket callipers. Or, it's an SDV car.

 

The SDV's are single donor vehicle kits, so try and use as much from the donor as possible. So an original Sierra SDV car will have Sierra front brakes etc.

 

A lot of people have tried to put a list together over the years, but it's just so difficult in reality.

 

The best solution, if you're not sure what's fitted to your car, is to either contact the factory, or take some clear photos of the parts concerned and post them up on here. We can usually identify most mystery bits reasonably quickly.

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The handbrake lever has been a standard Sierra item on most cars for years, (not sure on the Mazda SDV, though). 

 

It's an MX5 handbrake and unmodified cables on the MAzda SDV's.

 

 

FWIW my live axle narrow had a MK2 escort handbrake with a shortened escort cable.

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Assumed it would be Mazda parts. Thanks for clarifying! :yes:

 

Not surprised the early live axle cars were different, makes sense with the Escort drums as well.

 

But all goes to show, there's so much range in the cars, you're better checking what your car has, only then can suppliers be looked for. :d

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Thanks all for the replies :)

 

To add some more information to my build I am building an SeIGHT. Brand new starter kit from Westfield (although it is not a model they push they still supply all the parts for it).

 

With this in mind (and I am nowhere near the stage of brakes etc) I am not sure what brakes to use front or rear as yet. I presume that the changes to the brakes calipers/discs over the years (from the like of cortina M16's to now Discovery rear and the Sierra rears now to Golf) are interchangeable with the standard front uprights and the rear hub carriers?

 

Thanks again.

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Front uprights are the same regardless. Though more and more people are going for calliper upgrades from the start - it can get you a much better selection of pad choices, even if you discount all the other advantages. Be aware that the factory has more brake options than are listed on the on-line store too.

 

Rear wise, Westfield list both Sierra uprights and Golf uprights, though I've yet to put them side by side and look at what the differences are. However, I do know of a number of people that have retro fitted Golf callipers on Sierra uprights, but I would have thought on a new kit you'd be Golf?

 

Personally, on the new Honda car, I'm going for AP brakes up front, (I already had them) and the Hi Spec rear callipers.

 

I think, reading between the lines, WF may be trying to move away a bit from standard production brake callipers over to the after market set up all round.

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  • 2 years later...

Technically, the link is OK but the server is no more, or has changed significantly.

To be fair the OP was over 2 and a half years ago, that's a long time in a server's life.

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If you want to, I'll start a new one, I have 'unlimited' hosting and can knock up a page;

 

I'll start:

 

Peugeot 505 exhaust mounts  -  those square/oblong rubber silencer mounts

Austin Maxi ball joints - Front Lower Ball joints

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