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Melos front end refurb

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Southgate Jan 27. 4 Replies

I'm slowly getting the front end to offer the zetec & type 9 up for mounting bracket design. Suspension done and I have made new mounts for the radiator in front of the chassis rail for more room…Continue

Rear Wheel Bearing Orientation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Darren (Fl@pper) James Jul 8, 2018. 2 Replies

HELP!Does anyone know which way I should orientate a replacement bearing for the escort axle. It has an offset o-ring and outset on the inner race.Gut feeling is the o-ring should engaged just before…Continue

Preferred replacement front coil over and spring rate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Jun 28, 2018. 2 Replies

Hi EveryoneJust wanted to know what people are buying suspension wise up front? I need to replace the coil overs on my Melos,PaulContinue

Bolt Points Melos Body to Chassis

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Kerswell Apr 16, 2017. 4 Replies

Can anyone help please,I have undone all the body to chassis bolts from the back to as far as the seat mount bolts, and can see the ones at the very front. What else is holding the shell down? I want…Continue

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Paul replied to David Middleditch's discussion Change to type 9 gearbox
"Hi, Bits as follows:- Alloy bell housing from Tiger Cars Starter motor :- 1 item sold by schmitz_re FORD SIERRA CORTINA 2.0 OHC PINTO 1976-1986  Flywheel:- 1 item sold by mkf.engineering FORD ZETEC RWD FLYWHEEL FOR RWD…"
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Paul replied to Adam steward's discussion Melos build
"Minilite 'esk' wheels look great! what are they and where are they from? offset? regards Paul"
Mar 20
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Paul replied to Peter Higgins's discussion Melos brakes and suspension
Feb 1
Paul replied to Peter Higgins's discussion Melos brakes and suspension
"Yours does look the same as mine. The other thing my car has I have never seen is 4" round lights in the rear bumper, not an oval mounting."
Jan 27
Adrian Southgate replied to Paul's discussion Melos front end refurb
"Your uppers are indeed triumph and that is a combination i've not seen before. Most later ones use the dutton upper wishbones. Good job, looking tidy."
Jan 27
Steve Kerswell replied to Paul's discussion Melos front end refurb
"nice hybrid set up I have not seen before. Good work"
Jan 27
Paul replied to Paul's discussion Melos front end refurb
"Thanks Daryl, Next job is to re-engineer the gearbox to chassis mount and get some strength back in the chassis where the previous owner has just cut away tubing. Then I can drop the body back down off the 4" separation blocks I have wedged in."
Jan 27
Paul replied to Peter Higgins's discussion Melos brakes and suspension
"The upper wishbones on mine are definitely standard triumph part you can see in the pictures I put up. Also I have standard herald springs and dampers, but my upper spring mount within the chassis is a bit unusual from what else I have…"
Jan 27
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Melos front end refurb

I'm slowly getting the front end to offer the zetec & type 9 up for mounting bracket design. Suspension done and I have made new mounts for the radiator in front of the chassis rail for more room to put an air filter.…See More
Jan 26
Paul replied to Peter Higgins's discussion Melos brakes and suspension
"Lower arms and anti roll bar are modified escort mk1/2, upper wishbones are triumph herald/ spitfire, upper ball joint  is either austin maxi or triumph spitfire, Paul"
Jan 26
Paul replied to Scott Grimson's discussion front spring ratings?
"James's logic sounds good to me. The only other factor is if you want the spring preloaded rather than near to floating at full damper extension. This will obviously reduce the sitting deflection on a 250lb/in spring. What spring lengths are…"
Sep 17, 2018
Darren (Fl@pper) James replied to Paul's discussion Rear Wheel Bearing Orientation
"Good call. Nice to see that little bit extra at Burton"
Jul 8, 2018

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Duttons owned
Melos with trailing arm rear suspension.
Engine Type and Transmission Type
Zetec 1600, 5 speed Type 9
Post code
PO110EW

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At 7:21 on March 30, 2017, James Doulton said…

Hayling Island - we used to go there for summer holidays when I was a kid. I remember that we stayed at a cottage called The Three Bears. I don't remember any thing else.

At 7:14 on March 30, 2017, James Doulton said…

Hi Paul, a Zetec Melos, that sounds interesting. Was that your work? any pictures that you could share? Is it a project or is it on the road?

At 0:59 on March 30, 2017, Jim (across the pond) Adamek said…

Hi Paul, These guys are great if you have any issues with your Dutton. My old girl here in Florida would not be on the road today if it wasn't for these guys.

At 21:12 on March 29, 2017, Dave Adams said…

welcome to the nut house.....

 
 
 

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