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Melos brakes and suspension

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Higgins Feb 11. 23 Replies

Melos rebuild brakes and suspension next, front discs need replaceing Dia 219 mm im guessing they are mk1 escort 1300. Any help identifying the front suspension appreciated lm thinking shocks and…Continue

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Peter Higgins replied to Peter Higgins's discussion Melos brakes and suspension
"You are dead right,spoke to my local classic ford agent today who confirmed what you've said."
Feb 11
Adrian Southgate replied to Peter Higgins's discussion Melos brakes and suspension
"Capri, Mexico and RS had bolt on steering arms, all the others were cast. I have cast steering arms, M16 calipers and vented discs on my Leggy. The Sierra uses the same setup on aftermarket coilover struts, both use mk2 steering racks. The drum…"
Feb 10
Pete Clayton replied to Peter Higgins's discussion Melos brakes and suspension
"Maybe i'm getting mixed up with when I converted it from drums at the front. I just had a vague recollection I originally put on struts with discs and callipers from a 1.1 escort and then had to change them when I upgraded the brakes to have…"
Feb 10
Adrian Southgate replied to Peter Higgins's discussion Melos brakes and suspension
"I thought it was just the track rod end taper that was different."
Feb 10
Pete Clayton replied to Peter Higgins's discussion Melos brakes and suspension
"I thought to fit M16 calipers you needed mk2 escort or capri struts. I ended fitting Capri struts to my Melos, can't remember why maybe it was the caliper mounting is different?"
Feb 10
Adrian Southgate replied to Peter Higgins's discussion Melos brakes and suspension
"Escort discs fit to the back of the hub not on the wheel studs. I'll have a look later but those prices are hilarious... £97 a disc."
Feb 10
James Doulton replied to Peter Higgins's discussion Melos brakes and suspension
"87mm PCD? Mine are all on 108mmPCD."
Feb 9
Peter Higgins replied to Peter Higgins's discussion Melos brakes and suspension
"Front discs which are fitted to the Melos "
Feb 9
Adrian Southgate replied to Peter Higgins's discussion Melos brakes and suspension
"Nice those lights, different from the 'mafco' trailer lights :) I've got a set of massive 'hamburger' lights of a commercial vehicle somewhere, probably in the same box as the bedford CF2 ones I bought for a series 3 sierra…"
Feb 1
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
Peter Higgins replied to Peter Higgins's discussion Melos brakes and suspension
"Looking at your pictures I'd say my upper wishbones are triumph "
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
Adrian Southgate replied to Peter Higgins's discussion Melos brakes and suspension
"Upper wishbones are Dutton made but designed to take triumph herald / spitfire bushes. Upper ball joint is austin maxi. Front shocks are normally hillman imp. Triumph suspension parts were used on Malaga, Phaeton 1 and 2 and B types. Ford parts…"
Jan 27
Peter Higgins replied to Peter Higgins's discussion Melos brakes and suspension
"Thanks for the information was thinking the shocks were triumph as well "
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

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At 21:19 on January 21, 2019, Adrian Southgate said…

I'll sort it out in the morning when I get to work.
Bit old school as all the prices are on the boxes.

At 7:05 on January 9, 2019, Adrian Southgate said…

Welcome Peter.

 
 
 

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