Coming on very nice fella!
Coming on very nice fella!
Well was hoping to get a bit more progress done today but spent half the day down Plymouth A&E and eye hospital as i managed to get a bit of aluminium embedded in my eye whilest grinding a manifold even though i had eye protection on, some use they are
On my return i set about finishing a few jobs off, first up was to remove the rest of the power steering pipes off the rack which i'd previously just linked together and ran with fluid in, have since realised you don't need to do that so off they came
My special order silicon turned up only for me to realise i don't have a 3" throttle bodie, it's 3.5" so £50 wasted there then :cry:
So i order a reducer and made up a alloy pipe to do the job instead
Collected my 3 way connector for the front brakes lines, still need to get one of the rear lines shortened will do that this week hopefully
and all fitted up
Next parcel i opened was my brake discs, these are 304mm x 24mm MGF 1.8 VVC trophy 01-02 discs which is the exactly the same discs which come in the Rayland kit, all they then do is machine the middle out and drill through and attach the alloy bell to it
I bought them through mintbitz on ebay and can't rate them highly enough, very helpfull and came the next working day, this is mainly for my future reference but if anyone else wants there details here they are
When buying you have the choice of finish, drilled, drilled and grooved, grooved and dimpled and grooved all for a stupidly cheap price of £67.95 delivered
So the plan tomorrow is get them on the lathe and machine out the middle to fit my bells, i stripped mine down earlyer and this is what i'm left with
plan is to turn it out enough so that the lip on the bell fits inside and then drill through and bolt it back up, i also have the option of taking some material out of the rear of the bell if it spaces the wheel slightly to far out, this is what it will look like
A quick ghetto fit with zip ties on the caliper and disc (I know it's not the right side, it was the first one out the box) this is what it looks like behind 16" wheels
Can't wait to get back into work and fire up the lathe
Good work, how much do rayland charge for the discs?
Looking good, good price for the discs, I priced my alcon discs for replacement and they were £210 + vat each..... lol
Crackin project mate looks like its gonna be an animal once its done lookin forward to some more progress
On a side note, good to know that eye protection does its job eh? should sue the company who made em lmao
Good work Dewis, if you have the tools it seems sensible to try and make your own rotors really as that will save you a fortune !
Discs for the Peugeot are <wait for it>....... £600 a pair LOL Dodge Ram discs are the same size ( 330 x 36 ) but I need to get my hands on a scrap one first to see if its even possible to do what Reyland did with their kit.
As for the rack, how come you haven't just fitted a EPAS type rack as they are a higher ratio ?
Cheers guys, if I've got the tools I'll teach myself how to use them and make my own stuff, can't justify paying people to do stuff I can!
Not sure what reyland charge tbh Ronnie, not less than £70 an a few hours of my time I expect
Yeah I priced up these discs and they were a simular price to the Alcons etc
Didn't fit epas as I was happy with the steering on the move, but maybe fit one next time round to help with the static steering though
Would never catch me paying £600 for discs! Ram sounds like a good option, just import them from the states would save you a fortune
And as for rhe eye protection, chances of suing them would be slim as they have so many disclaimers etc really couldn't be arsed I'm fine now, just pissed of with the half a day lost
Right set about the discs with the lathe, first cut out a ring to allow me get the bit inside so that I could machine out
Then preceded to spend what felt like my life all over again machining it out to it's 161mm internal diameter
The bells are an intererance fit so for now put them on car to see how they fitted up, a bit of a fail on my part as this conversion is designed for astra style hubs which have different carriers so they didn't fit :cry:
But a quick rummage later I found some 15mm hub centric spacers and longer bolts so the spacer now fits inside the bell allow me the clearance I needed
This has increased my track by about about 20mm which I think will help me out on track
So am in a bit of a dilemma really as I could just turn the bells down slighty and lose 5mm off that or just leave it how it is :dunno:
What's peoples thoughts?
Roll on LET power....
What about making the right carriers?
MIG.....Made In Greece LOL
Just buy the reyland kit???
or make flared arches
Wheel hanging out the the arch isnt a nice look and asking for scrubbage!
Love this thread tho!
Edit, now read back a page or two !
As for the rack I didn't mean fit a column, just the high ratio rack the Corsa came with
Managed to get the other disc finished in half the time cut into it further out and then machined out with a new bit which was actually sharp
Then realised my bells are bigger than the Reyland ones so had no chance of getting a nut behind so had to tap and die through the disc (about 6mm)
Couldn't bolt them together as the storeman had gone home and he keeps all the cap head bolts locked away so will fit them tomorrow with a dab of high tempurature retaining loctite and thats them all done
couple of views
Also managed to sort out a bit of the extra unwanted track so only sticks out about 10mm now so will be fine once the geometry set up is done as no doubt that will be reduced will the camber
What ratio is the EPAS rack then ?
Lovely bit of work there fella, cars certainly coming along
Guesing the lathes at your work? makes me miss using lathes seein the pics lol
Always good, untill you decide you want more from the car that is lmao, or will you leave the car as is for a while once finished?
Major bonus that is if you've got a milling machine aswell then that really opens up the market to things you could make.
All finished today all shims made etc and both sides fitted up, will be removing to do the shafts, bearings and top mounts
Not got a milling machine which is a real shame as i'd spend hours on it making all sorts lmao