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Sierra Tripod Differential

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Like many Locosts or Haynes Roadsters this build will use a Sierra Tripod Differential. Drawing it up in AutoCad has taken quite a few lunch hours!. I did notice that the Lobro and Tripod casing had very subtle changes

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Sierra Cosworth Differential

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Finding a Ford Escort Cosworth 4×4 LSD Diff for this Locost / Haynes Roadster build has taken ages. The prices are rocketing and the choices are getting limited. Luckily, I have mine.

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Sierra 100mm Stub Axle

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Ford Sierra 100mm Rear Stub Axles drawn up in CAD.

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Granada Axle Flange

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For this Haynes Roadster build I’ve drawn up Ford Granada 5 stud Axle Flanges in AutoCad. The dimensions will be used to decide upon brake options at a later date.

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Ford Sierra Front Stub Axle

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I’m getting better at the CAD stuff. The latest item to get drawn up is the Sierra Group N front stub axles. When I started learning AutoCad this would have taken me days if not weeks to draw. These took about…

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Step One

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For this Haynes Roadster build I have decided to start again.

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Starting Again – Cutting It Up

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The first stage was to straighten out the bent chassis

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Plan of Attack

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Before straightening the chassis I had to decide whether it was worth saving.

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Chassis Type

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It was concluded that my chassis was a modified McSorley 442. The measuring process also showed that several measurements did not completely line up with the drawings.

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Chassis Collection

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Having debated building a Super Seven style car for decades, when a chassis came up on eBay with a reserve of only £0.99, temptation and curiosity took hold

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