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  1. 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...
  2. 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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    Re: Roadster on Fb Marketplace

    You're Cabrio is in far better shape than the red? roadster :)
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    Re: Roadster on Fb Marketplace

    Are values on the up, £3495 seems quite pricey on the face of it
  19. Thread: Roadster roof

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    Re: Roadster roof

    Welding is definitely a skill that requires a lot of practice. My gas welding used to be quite decent back in the 90s but my MIG welding is not there yet, I need much more practice.
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    Re: Roadster body panels & wings

    You could arrange for a courier to pick them up for you...
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    Re: Marina Rear Bump Stops on Ebay

    They fit on top of the rear axle and are secured by the U-bolts
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    Re: Marina Rear Bump Stops on Ebay

    They seem cheap enough so I have ordered a couple as I may as well fit some while I have the rear suspension apart to fit anti-tramp bars. The lack of bump stops may be why I broke a rear spring...
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    Re: Marina Rear Bump Stops on Ebay

    I didn't think that the bump stops were required o. The Roadster?
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    Re: Alternator problem… again.

    +1

    Also is it close to the exhaust manifold? It could be that a heat shield would help keep it cooler
  25. Thread: Coil overs

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    Re: Coil overs

    It looks to me like it has been reversed to move the lower mount further out towards the wheel and is made of thicker material. Although it would ne difficult to make the tongue that fits between...
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