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    NSRA member v8pop's Avatar
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    Still getting stuff in then Neil? I'm assuming it's no problem getting parts in from the States?

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  2. #202
    Quote Originally Posted by v8pop View Post
    Still getting stuff in then Neil? I'm assuming it's no problem getting parts in from the States?

    Cheers. Tim W.
    hi tim,
    no problem mate it's just taking a bit longer now. whereas summit would get parts to you in a week or less it can be up to a month now.
    cheers, neil.

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    My last order was nearly 5 weeks.
    Layabout.

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    that's a bu66er mate, i've had 3 or 4 deliveries this year and they've varied from 5 days pre lockdown to 4 weeks on the last one. to be fair the pistons weren't in stock so had to be ordered and sent from the manufacturer's 'depot' in the states.
    neil.

  5. #205
    today i've ordered all of the 'rose' joints, threaded inserts, spacers, tube, nuts and bolts etc from rally design to make up all of the steering and suspension parts for the valiant. when i assemble it i'll make solid rods where the coilovers will be to simulate ride height. i won't need the coilovers until final assembly so no point getting them yet.
    all of the 'bought here and there' parts to make up the front axle and brakes all went together fine yesterday so it's all go. again .
    neil.

  6. #206
    i pressed the other top hat spacer onto it's spindle today and assembled that side hub,caliper steering arm etc. with my stash of bits from rally design i had 4 allen (cap head) bolts to hold the steering arms to the spindles as there was no room to turn hex heads due to a step they have. i still had to turn the heads down about 0.5mm and cut them to length for full thread engagement in the steering arms. then i just ha dto turn 2 spacers, again for the steering arms as the caliper brackets only bolt to 3 of the 4 bolt holes on the spindle so i had to make that thickness back up for everything to fit. i guess if i'd bought a conplete setup from speedway then i'd have had all the right bits but the way i've done it is roughly half the price so...... lastly today i made the trackrod with 'rose' joints (which i'll use on all the front suspension and steering), a length of tube and a couple of threaded insets.
    here's a couple of pics,
    neil.
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    Tidy, cut-price job Neil.

    Cheers. Tim W.
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    cheers Tim, i may swap the wilwood calipers in later but we'll see how it goes.
    i'm collecting an A body 4 speed gearbox from a 69 dart this coming weekend. the guy has the box, shifter, clutch linkage and propshaft for £500 so a no brainer really. i just have to make a shift lever and a clutch pedal. i do want it 5 speed but i want it on the road more and my machinist guy is flat out with work since he's been allowed out again so it'll be a while before he can do the bellhousing. still i can save up for a tremec which'll be stronger than the t5 so there's another upside.
    neil.

  9. #209
    i picked up the trans and parts friday as planned. i just need a shift lever and a clutch pedal both of which i'll make and alter the auto brake pedal at the same time.
    good news is i've sold my wedding car to a mate who plans to do wedding hire so the old girl will get some use at last. it also means the valiant can go back in my garage to start on it again, woohoo!
    neil.

  10. #210
    it's back in the garage

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    NSRA member v8pop's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    it's back in the garage
    Where it belongs Neil.

    Cheers. Tim W.
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  12. #212
    well that was short lived, i had to empty my transit (now it's moted and taxed) so it's useful for moving car parts and materials for the new/2nd garage over the road so it's back on the drive. i have got room to work round it though so not all bad, at least 'til the weather changes anyway.
    neil.

  13. #213
    i just ordered a speedmaster intake, it's their performer rpm air gap knockoff but so cheap. also a 600 brawler carb, again very cheap. then a pair of stainless headers off ebay, probably chinese at the price but i need a car to drive while i build the rat rod chevy truck and 32 roadster pickup so....

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