Archive for October, 2011

Finishing the steering wedge.

October 26th, 2011

Completing the steering wedge required me to get some more steel as I had nothing suitable at home. I went to Enterprize Steel on Rosebank Road last Saturday morning. They used to sell steel to the public on Saturday mornings from a big shed out the back of the main workshop. I turned up there […]

Steering wedge.

October 19th, 2011

Last night I started playing around with making a steering wedge which lifts and alters the angle of the steering box. At it’s natural angle it is far too upright for a sports car having come from a saloon car originally. With the later, side mount box you can simply change the holes in the […]

New parts, track rod finished and hacking the chassis.

October 16th, 2011

Last week all my parts arrived. Four big packages with a lot of good things I need.   What I got was a new diff (not bent or worn like mine), control panel and switches, rear brake cylinders, pinion bearings, front brake levers, a new handbrake lever, correct steering column and wheel (complete with control […]

More parts and minor progress.

October 8th, 2011

Again I have been buying parts. Through various contacts I have discovered someone I can buy some good second hand parts off. I got a set of good second hand differential parts so I can rebuilt my rear axle. I also ordered a correct length steering column (more about that in a sec), some brake […]