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Been playing in the shed for a while, following on from Ade's Sierra I'm going the Pinto route. Finally got all the parts and ready to start. Just tried it loosely all together and it appears to fit, phew, its a big old lump, I can hardly lift it back onto blocks. Anyway measurements all taken and need to make up a gearbox crossmember and move a few bits around. Dave Adams has pre warned me about the starter motor. So I'll leave that until all is settled in the car. Ah, the car, I am tempted to remove the whole front body work and make it into a flip front. Still out on that decision. Need new doors or a lot of fabricating, Its gonna be a long winter. Oh, and it may get a different set up in the back axle, minimum 5 link or the old jag back axle wot sit.

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Comment by Adrian Southgate on November 18, 2015 at 12:47

125kg direct lift, 250kg indirect so should be fine for most 4 pot engines as long as you have something structural to hang it from.

Comment by Adrian Southgate on November 18, 2015 at 10:26

The guy in Liverpool is a liability, he lifted the last but one sierra by its roof with a strap, needless to say it went 'convertible' on him pretty quick as the chassis was still attached.

Comment by rob saul on November 18, 2015 at 10:10

Think that's the "mexico" based car that was in Scotland at about £2500 ish as an unbuilt non registered car

makes a change for it to go to a midlands breaker rather than a Liverpool one, Certainly seem to treat the car better !

Pity its not a s3 I would be all over it

Comment by Steve Kerswell on November 18, 2015 at 9:52

and another one floats to the surface, lots of stuff in the background too. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dutton-Sierra-Kit-Car-Unfinished-Project-...

Comment by Steve Kerswell on November 14, 2015 at 21:08

Just spent a couple of hours in the garage Tig welding,( thanks to Mr. Adams), then realised how cold I was getting, its really turned wintry down here. Brrr!

Comment by Dave Adams on November 13, 2015 at 13:07

They do have 0.25 degrees of negative camber from new......

Comment by Steve Kerswell on November 13, 2015 at 11:45

Looks like my back axle casing has developed a slight bend, noticed I have got negative camber on the off side wheel, or the rear outer bearing has gone. This Sierra back axle change is now looking more and more likely. I only wanted to change the engine, now it's looking like a full rebuild.....again :-))

Comment by Steve Kerswell on November 7, 2015 at 20:42

Been slumming it with the hot rodders, they have an electric hoist in their garage, electric! they have lifted the V8 out of the pop and now are lifting the chassis high up so that I can weld in the new mounts underneath. Sheer luxury!! Noticed they have an atlas axle laying about doing nothing but getting in the way, under offer :-)) So the question is, do I get a electric hoist? or is it overkill? cheap as chips on eBay.

Comment by Steve Kerswell on November 4, 2015 at 11:11

Another hurdle crossed/leaped. Daryls prop idea has turned out to be perfect. The front flange fits the MT75 box and the rear sliding piece and flange mates up to the diff. I have about 50mm of movement on the slip (in and out) which is as much or more then the old gearbox slip joint had. All tacked in place, just need to remove and weld with my (newish) trusty stick welder once I've clocked it. One for the library I think.

Comment by Steve Kerswell on October 31, 2015 at 21:43

One end mates up to the gearbox. then I need to cut and weld a new section in, including the sliding rear joint. May pay me to make a one piece prop instead of centre split. Have to weld up and redrill rear flange to diff flange, pretty simple job for a man with my talent :-))))) (charm, good looks etc.) Happy bunny am I !

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