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Postby Shellysowner » 22 Dec 2006, 21:03

Looking good Pete :D Apart from the bonnet, tailgate, side windows, wheels, tyres and springs what's left to do to get her on the road? I take it the original car wasn't as much of a project as it looks although I assume you haven't used the same front panel :shock:
Doive wrote:I remember last summer being in another Chevette with a quite mad driver, and we were drifting round A class roads at 65mph with the tail sliding progressively on the corners. It was fantastic.

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Postby Chevette_Rwd_Beast » 23 Dec 2006, 02:54

:D nice, did you do all the work yourself?

also you got some sort of spec list of exactly whats been done :)
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Postby Shellysowner » 23 Dec 2006, 10:14

kevin dog norman wrote::shock:

nice motor,

what gearbox are you running ?

what spec is the slant 4 ?

what brakes u running ?

u can not beat the old school tuning !!!!

my motor is in the gallery.

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Doive wrote:I remember last summer being in another Chevette with a quite mad driver, and we were drifting round A class roads at 65mph with the tail sliding progressively on the corners. It was fantastic.

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Postby Shoveitpusher » 23 Dec 2006, 10:15

no it's being built by a company called Canada Garage who build and run a lot of escorts to full international spec. it's his first chevette and he's a mate, this is partly why it's taken so long, it's been built around the historic cars, that and it spreads the cost.

there's some wiring left for the auxillary gauges and the drivers seat mounts need to be dropped. the brakes need filling with fluid and the fuel gauge need letting into the tank, the old one having been used for a second fuel feed. wheels and tyres are in my garage, i doubt the springs will be done anytime soon, the rears are a lot newer and so will sag a bit, besides there is a wee bit of weight to go in with the spare wheel kit.

yes he used the turrets and front panel from the red car, suitably repaired. the red car was a fully functioning stage car until it sucumed to tin worm. the rear chassis rails vanished amongst other things.

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the shell has been stripped, partially sand blasted etch primed and coated in 2 pack. the front has been gusseted and seam welded. the suspension pickup points have been reinforced, link boxes have been added ready for 5 linking. otherwise the old car has been transplanted into the new. this has involved a lot of cleaning, repainting and refitting.
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 23 Dec 2006, 13:36

gearbox is getrag, with a direct gear shift now not the heath robinson varient the standard box has. it is close ratio and direct top but it's origins are unknown.

engine has a 4x cam i think and big valves but is low compression, 48's provide the fuel. i have a spare engine which should have high comp pistons in it but it does need checking out before going in. oh and the driver needs some practice.

brakes are now wilwood 4 pots with the larger carlton disks - 256mm? rear are drums at present but will probably be vented mk1 swift gti disks with some calipers from a circa 1980 galant i happen to have in the garage - calipers not the car.

i have been tempted by lighter and more modern twinks but like the classic setup.
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Postby shuvit-tim » 29 Dec 2006, 13:02

bloody lovely mate. I have to say, in between yours and Steve's I'm sold over to white being the nicest colour for a chevette

Let me know when she's ready and you get into a couple of competitions and i'll do my best to be there either as a speccy or a marshal
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Postby hsr2.6 » 31 Dec 2006, 11:36

Looking good there pete nice to see another one for rallying,when's the first event.......................
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 31 Dec 2006, 18:00

April 2007 - spring stages at sculthorpe, it's my local event and a venue i know quite well. we don't have a lot of time before, what with a month in New Zealand to enjoy.

must admit i'm very pleased with the car and am looking forword to getting behind the wheel.
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Postby hsr2.6 » 01 Jan 2007, 11:51

is that on sealed or loose surface.............................
rally drivers do it sideways.............well the quick ones do....................
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 01 Jan 2007, 15:24

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Postby Shellysowner » 01 Jan 2007, 15:35

Are you doing anything on Desborough airfield this year Pete? If so be sure to let me know and I'll walk all 250 yards to come and watch :D
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 01 Jan 2007, 15:58

i will be just don't know when, i'll try and do a bit better than the 5 offs in 9 stages we managed in the bmw (i was co-driving)
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Postby CR500Dom » 04 Jan 2007, 15:22

Looks Fantastic Peter :wink: :D

Have you got any more pictures of this:

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Looks very neat and would give me the hydraulic option with just a cable connect come MOT time all from the same lever :roll:

Preparation looks very nice, I hope mine turns out as well

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Postby hsr2.6 » 04 Jan 2007, 17:31

I looked at that as well Dom it looks like a good idea.Were those links ok.................
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Postby CR500Dom » 04 Jan 2007, 19:26

hsr2.6 wrote:I looked at that as well Dom it looks like a good idea.Were those links ok.................


Yes Steve sorry been a bit Flat out !!

Got them just not fitted them yet
Are the Bushes anything special in them ?
Or new standard ones ?

Not sure whether to change them to the new Polys I have :?:
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Postby hsr2.6 » 04 Jan 2007, 20:36

they're just std but in good nick
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Postby Gordo » 04 Jan 2007, 21:46

CR500Dom wrote:Looks Fantastic Peter :wink: :D

Have you got any more pictures of this:

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Looks very neat and would give me the hydraulic option with just a cable connect come MOT time all from the same lever :roll:

Preparation looks very nice, I hope mine turns out as well

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Nice and neat but may be a bit of a bitch to bleed correctly - all the other versions I'm aware of had the inlet mpositioned at the top.

Looks like it's going to be a very sweer toy - two thumbs up! :D
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 05 Jan 2007, 09:36

i'm guessing the builder (Canada Garage) fabricated the bracket. we're not entirely sure it will work first time, it might need a bit of playing with to get enough stroke to operate the brakes. the other option was to have it sitting somewhere near the crews inboard elbow.

bleeding shouldn't be a problem, i have seen them mounted thus, and most modern master cylinders have side outlets, but we'll see, i'm sure i'll hear the swearing if it is a problem. anyway we (they) can jack up one side if needs be.

the cable will be connected all the time, just a bit loose. reason being partly legal reasons and partly safety, though with a bios box i shouldn't loose all the fluid if a pipe gets torn off, just one end (happened to a friend years ago and had to drive back to service with no brakes at all)

i'll report back when it's been tried.

must admit i'm chuffed with how it's turning out and getting used to the idea of driveing something so neat and worht so much money, now thinking of the 4 linking to be done in the future.
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Postby Gordo » 05 Jan 2007, 11:11

Looking at the pic' again, it would seem the inlet (replentishment port) and the outlet have been reversed - or am I just looking at it wrong? It should be from the front into where the old reservoir was fitted, through the master cylinder and out the outlet towards the rear brakes. If I'm right, as it is now, operating the lever will stop the rear brakes operating, period.

Any suggestions/info on the four linking from you, or anyone else, would be appreciated as I've also been thinking of the best compromise.

I'm trying to figure out how to keep the rear seat base (or a f/glass copy) while running the four link for a Piazza turbo diff' - it's to preserve the sleeper look and preferably have a seat for the occassional extra passengers.

At the moment considering 3mm fabricated side and top welded to the front base of the seat and trimming the seat base for clearance.
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 05 Jan 2007, 15:55

ask Daishag for some pictures of his rear interior, the hsr has link boxes and should have a rear seat.

i'm pretty sure the link boxes are modified escort

now you come to mention it the pipes do look the wrong way round, though Mark builds historic rally cars for a living and i trust his workmanship - besides which he'll drive it to the mot before i get my grubby little mits on it. more swearing perhaps
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Postby TJM » 05 Jan 2007, 17:41

Pipes are correct way, feeding from the bias pedal box to the rear of the cylinder and delivering to the rear brakes from the front of the cylinder.

As for the hydraulic handbrake kits, I can supply if required.

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Postby hsr2.6 » 05 Jan 2007, 18:15

As Tim says they are the right way round,it'll work fine pete............
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Postby Gordo » 05 Jan 2007, 23:11

TJM wrote:Pipes are correct way, feeding from the bias pedal box to the rear of the cylinder and delivering to the rear brakes from the front of the cylinder.

As for the hydraulic handbrake kits, I can supply if required.

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That is what it should be, but the front of the vehicle is to the right so it's pedal box to cylinder outlet, least I reckon so as it's a conventional push type cylinder :? Follow the piping carefully and you'll see what I mean.

BTW, Tim, got a Paypal acc't set up so, when a little more solvent, I should be ordering a fair bit of gear through you. I notice you're selling a few other Chevette items that aren't on your business site - a goor reason for us to check regularly your posts.
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Postby Harry Flatters » 05 Jan 2007, 23:34

Gordo, I think you are mistaken as to the type of cylinder - it seems to me that it's right in the photo.
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Postby shuvit2go » 06 Jan 2007, 15:05

Mine's piped up the same way and works just fine, only problem is if you're feathering the brakes coming into a corner, you can't pull the lever because of the pressure from the pedal :D that's when you need a seperate caliper setup on the rear
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