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Old 26th December 2009, 04:28 PM
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If you need info on the BOA/BOB then your best bet is

fordpower.org.uk

or

powerdbyford.co.uk


When you have to move BOA's arround you realise how much more weight there is than a standard 12V.

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Old 29th December 2009, 06:35 PM
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Cheers TT, useful information there. I've been dow nthe workshop yesterday and today and most of the chassis is now in place and fully welded. Additional work needs to be done at the rear to carry the suspension and all the wishbones need to be fabricated soon.

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Hopefully there's a couple of piccies attached to show progress, blog site will be updated in the next day or two. The black parts are the original chassis and the rusty bits are the new, when its all done I'll get it shot lasted before painting it.
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Don;t forget to put a spigot bearing in the crank when you swap the flex plat for a flywheel.

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Old 29th December 2009, 10:10 PM
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Yeah, don't suppose the box would last long without it .

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Done a little bit more today despite dying of manflu. Last week I cut off the rear hub mounting flanges from the Granada lower wishbones with my new gas axe. today I started tidying them up ready to fabricate my rear uprights. I machined the inner face and reduced the overall diameter in the lathe. Pictures attached. One done the other raw.

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Rear suspension uprights are now fab'd up. Photos and a brief write up available on my website below . Your input is gratefully appreciated, either on here or on our own forum.

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Just had a look at your updated blog D

Tis really interesting to see how folk overcome particular problems when using non-Sierra donor parts.

Just goes to show ...... Most things are possible if a little thought is put into practice.

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Cheers Ronnie, its good to get positive feedback , well any feedback actually as long as its constructive. It does help having 2000sq ft of workshop and an eight Tonne four post lift (makes a flippin' great workbench, especially for welding work ). 160 Amp Mig welder, 6" Clarke bandsaw, combined lathe and mill, pillar drill, 10 Tonne hydraulic press, 3' combined folding press/shear and rolling mill and oxy/acetylene cutting and welding kit to play with. All I need now is money .

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That's two things I would dearly like.......A decent set of rolls & a small press brake

No four post lift for me, I have to make do with a full length inspection pit & jacking beam......Next best thing I guess
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A brief update. Today I lifted the Dragon off the trestles and placed it on 5" high blocks on the ground (my chosen ride height) then lined up the wheels using the original Granny bottom arms at the front temporarily so as to get some measurements and trial position the steering rack from the Granny. At the rear I mounted the driveshafts and fitted them to the hubs. Once it was all lined up I could take the measurements for the rear upper and lower wishbones. Hopefully the bush tubes, bushes and wishbone mounts will be with me later this week. got to get some Maxi ball joints and Tranny drag link ends (which model Tranny should they be from?) to complete the front wishbones then with some dummy shock struts I can at least get the beast on its wheels.

I was greatly reassured to find that left and right rear wishbones came out to identical measurements.

Here's a photo showing it mocked up.
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