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Old 15th February 2010, 09:20 PM
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Looks purpousfull on the cossy rims..

I would use my set but I don't want to go 5 stud..

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Old 15th February 2010, 09:42 PM
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Cheers TT, doesn't look too rough does it? Not sure i'll stick with the Cossie rims, they're a bit plain but a decent set of alloys in five stud will not be cheap .

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Taking shape there Davy

The Dragon certainly looks a bit different from when you first collected it

The Transit joints you require are the Draglinks from the Mk2 Transit Late 60's to mid 70's.
These are easily avalable ..... I got mine from my local motor factors 6.50 each ..... Any problems with id, its the right handed ones with the 18mm X 1.5 thread that you need.
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Old 16th February 2010, 05:44 PM
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Cheers Ronnie, I'll get onto my factors in the morning .

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Old 17th February 2010, 05:30 PM
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Should have the Maxi ball joints and Tranny drag links (that sounds kind of wrong somehow) tomorrow afternoon, ball joints at just over a tenner a piece and 4.30 each for the Transit links (assuming they're the right ones of course), Happy daze! Just waiting on the arrival of the bush tubes and bushes so that I can make the bones and mount them, hopefully they'll arrive tomorrow as I've got no work booked in and it'd be a shame to waste a day.

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Decent prices there Davie

I am rather envious of you folk that live in area's where the motor factors have stiff competition

My only decent local factor has branches all over the county ..... Recently bought a budget wiper blade in the Plymouth branch 2.75 inc vat .... bought another wiper blade, same brand & size in my local Penzance branch, nearly 6

I guess that's the price I have to pay for the nice view from my window
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I am headding down to Par Sands for my Hols in May... I prefer my nice quiet town to the BIG smoke, but being tooo far in teh stix would be a pain...

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I am headding down to Par Sands for my Hols in May...

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Cool Less than 3 miles from my place .... Feel free to swing by

Bet it's May bank holiday .... I'll be up at Stoneleigh on the Sunday & Monday
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Got the ball joints today but they only sent one tranny drag link (still sounds wrong), minor mistake in the ordering so they're sending another one tomorrow. Interestingly the thread on the drag link is different to that specified in the book. Book says M18X1.5mm while this one is M20X1.5mm. Not a huge problem as I can bore out the tubes and retap them easily enough. Anybody else ecountered this or did I just get "lucky"?

bush tubes and bushes didn't arrive today so I've been tinkering along with the suspension bracket positioning. As mine is not built to the book the positions are somewhat different so its taking a bit of trial and error to work it all out. I also discovered that the Granada steering rack is a fairly high ration at 2.8 turns lock to lock but of course it does include PAS .
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Had a good afternoon, job in this AM then had to go bleed for my fellow countrymen at 5.30pm so only half a day to play . anyway the bush tubes and bushes arrived today so I've started fab'ing up the 'bones. Following the book design where possible but the dimensions are different due to me rebuilding a different chassis and using Granada running gear. anyway got the rear lower 'bones done this afternoon, got a small job in tomorrow morning so hoping to make the rear upper 'bones tomorrow afternoon then do a trial fit before I weld up the 'bone mountings to the chassis. Cutting the tubes for the 'bones is fun isn't it?

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