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    Re: Fuel Filler Roll-over Flap.

    I used an anti surge device from an mx5. Fits the neck of the escort tank quite nicely.
  2. Thread: Splined shaft

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    Re: Splined shaft

    Which master cylinder and servo are you using?
  3. Thread: Anti-tramp Bars

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    Re: Anti-tramp Bars

    Not had a chance to drive it yet. I need to get it on its wheels and torque up the bolts. Oh, and put the seats back in. The goal was to limit the axle wind up because I believe that it was taking...
  4. Thread: Anti-tramp Bars

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    Anti-tramp Bars

    Over the winter recess I have added anti-tramp bars to the rear suspension. In doing so I have also removed the saddle pads as most of the rally preparation guides suggest doing because it improves...
  5. Thread: 928CDU update !

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    Re: 928CDU update !

    I've had the same problem. I centre punched the top of the stub axle and used bearing seal to stop it spinning and it seems to be working just fine. If you can get some stub axles made I would be...
  6. Thread: 928CDU update !

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    Re: 928CDU update !

    What's wrong with the stub axle?
  7. Thread: Paint Choice

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    Re: Paint Choice

    The RetroPower guys use something called Raptor, I think it is also used for truck beds as well because it is tough and flexible....
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    Re: Marlin on Gumtree

    I just read the guidance and it looks like if it was not modified in the last 30 years a kit might qualify.
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    Re: Marlin 1800 clutch

    Or a socket with a bolt can be made to work.
  10. Re: Safety Alert Ford Sierra Compression strut problems

    I think you've hit the nail on the head. If the mount was designed for an anti-roll bar a lot of the twisting moment on the mount would have been taken up by the anti-roll bar, when the bar running...
  11. Thread: My New Colours

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    Re: My New Colours

    Looks good, like it :)
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    Re: leaf spring disassembly

    I'm going to bin the saddle pads as they don't fit and it's recommended not to use them on performance cars as it improves the axle location.
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    Re: leaf spring disassembly

    Yes, I was surprised how good they seem to be. They will all get a good clean up and repaint. I'm considering adding a reinforcing plate to the top of the shock mount to fit the end of the...
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    Re: leaf spring disassembly

    I pulled the Ubolts and saddles from the read suspension last night...

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    This is how the Marina Ubolts compare to the Escort ones...

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    They are a very close match. Now I...
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    Re: leaf spring disassembly

    On a slightly different tack. When I took the carpet out I found that the floor board fouls the front leaf spring eye bolt. The last time I was there 25 years ago I hacked at the floor board a bit...
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    Re: leaf spring disassembly

    I have the same superflex bushes and yes they are longer than the original so I would probably trim them to be the same length as the plates as the overhanging rubber at each end will provide no...
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    Re: leaf spring disassembly

    I think the plates are used to wrap the rubber to make it stiffer. In what way would they need cutting to fit?
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    Re: leaf spring disassembly

    Yes that's right, what I didn't realise was that they are supposed.to sandwich the wedge as well.
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    Re: Overhauling a rear axle - how far to go?

    @Steve, yes a bit like using spring compressors it tests your nerves ;) They let go with a big bang!
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    Re: Overhauling a rear axle - how far to go?

    I bought a hydraulic three legged puller that did the job, bent the tommy bar though!
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    Re: Fuel Preservative

    I use castrol valvemaster and mine is usually ok, he says with fingers crossed! Although I don't leave mine for that long.
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    Re: leaf spring disassembly

    That was useful information thanks. The only Escort U-bolts I had found were uprated 5/8" which would have been a challenge to get to fit with the standard spring plates. I've ordered a pair as...
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    Re: Rear axle - disintegrating spring mounts

    No I haven't but it does seem from casual inspection that they could be and as you say they are relatively common. it sounded like you are planning a significant change in which case switching...
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    Re: Rear axle - disintegrating spring mounts

    Out of interest have you compared them to Mk2 Escort springs?
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    Re: Rear axle - disintegrating spring mounts

    Hi Robin, First I would invest in some plus-gas it's much better at penetrating rusty nuts and bolts. Also be careful because the U bolts can snap. I'm about to do the same thing and have been...
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