Granada Rear Hubs

Sometimes, when parts arrive, they look too rusty to be of any good. These Ford Granada Rear Hubs were very rusty indeed. Everywhere they stood you’d find a pile of rust flakes.

The hub on the left was dunked in the electrolysis bath for 4 hours. Electrolysis strips away rust without abrasives, leaving only solid non-oxidised metal behind. It takes very little effort and only chemicals you’d find under the average kitchen sink.

It’s clever stuff and it can be very cheap.

Locost Granada Rear Hub Before And After Cleaning

Even I was surprised how well they came up. They were still quite pitted in places but everywhere that counted was bright shiny and in good condition. If they were powder coated, any remaining surface imperfections would be very small.

I’ll only be using these for dimensions as I’ll be making custom rear uprights. These particular rear uprights are from a 24v Cosworth Scorpio and are the larger diameter vented discs. My custom uprights will also use vented discs, but sourced from either an Audi RS6 or Mercedes. I’m using 19″ Audi RS6 alloy wheels and that gives plenty of room for massive brakes and calipers. These new uprights will of course be fitted with new bearings, seals, discs, calipers etc. The price of secondhand parts is rising quickly, making brand new or performance parts a better option.

For more info on electrolysis click here.

Rear Suspension

The rear suspension is now taking shape. I was beginning to think that I would never find a Sierra Diff! Nearly a year of surfing and hundreds of bids later, I have a gem of a diff. When I opened it up, there was zero signs of wear and the

Sierra Tripod Differential

The Sierra Diff was quite hard to measure and draw up. I started with the push in shaft 7" 'Tripod' version. Most of the time drawing up this Ford Sierra Differential was taken during the measurement stages. When there are so many dimensions to be taken you almost need a

Sierra 100mm Stub Axle

There is a choice of two sizes for the Ford Sierra Rear Stub Axle : 100mm 108mm For this project I've chosen (read bought) 100mm rear stub Axles (27 spline). Again, I've been lucky and got a pair of brand new Ford Sierra Cosworth Group N stub axles. Another

Granada Axle Flange

It seems like an endless game, drawing up all these components, but the 5 Stud Granada Rear Axle flange has now been drawn up. These are the 27 spline, 5 x 112mm axle flanges from a 1986 - 1994 Ford Granada / Scorpio. Other vehicles to share the 5 x 112mm stud

Locost Push Rod Rear Suspension

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Caterham Rear Diff Cover

I've replaced the rear suspension mounts with roller bearings, but in the the process discovered that there was no way to remove the differential. The rear chassis is different to the standard Haynes Roadster as it has much more triangulation. This makes the access to the differential very tight.

Sierra Rear Shafts

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Ford Sierra Front Differential Cover

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