IVA problems

Can you imagine getting all this Haynes Roadster through the IVA test? With all these parts sticking out at the front, there would be no chance of getting this through an IVA exam.

With the decision to build a completely new chassis for my other build, I now have a garage full of parts that need a home.

Sure, I could put them on the auction sites, but that’s just too easy!

OK, with my health issues, I may never get to drive either, but It’s the build I enjoy.

So, this build will be 2wd and will probably be Ford 2.0DOHC or 1.8 Sierra based. I just need a donor (Mainly for the V5). I probably won’t need most of the donor parts, as I have shelf loads of new Sierra parts, from diffs through to gaitors. Basically, if it can rotate or could wear out, I’ve got a new one waiting.

Don’t worry, the Supercharged 4.0Litre 4wd monster will still get built too ☺

(update… I just built one Rover V8 version)

Sierra Front Differential Part II

Sorry, but there is not much to show again this week. I ran out of welding wire and the reel I ordered on Fleabay still hasn't arrived. The same applies to the aluminium plate, aluminium tubes, gasket set and bolts. I'm rubbish at excuses when it cold........... What remains of ...

Haynes Roadster Bonnet

Way back when I started, the decision was made to make the chassis a 442. eg: 4 inches longer 4 inches wider 2 inches taller Having seen a couple sevenesque Kit Cars with higher bonnet lines the new plan is to make this a 440. - Well sort of. I want the right side profile ...

Anti Squat Rear Suspension

Making & welding the rear suspension brackets has been slow. What is Anti Squat Rear Suspension all about? When you plant the pedal at the lights or accelerate out of a bend, weight is transferred to the rear of the car. The front wheels lift and loose traction and the ...

MT75 4x4 Haynes Roadster

I've had a trial fitment of the MT75 Ford Cosworth 4x4 gearbox and it was a little tighter than I hoped. The gear selector mechanism; which will be removed and replaced; fouled the tunnel but this was a known issue. More importantly, the gearbox's transfer casing is a little close ...

Sierra 3.9:1 Front Differential

It's been a few weeks since my last blog and for good reason. My project has a new home. I had to knock down walls and do some pretty scary electrics, but the work is coming to an end. The next job is a heavy duty chassis table. More good ...

Kangaloosh

Front suspension design has been complicated by the 4x4 running gear. It quickly became obvious that it would be impossible to use the ubiquitous Ford Mk2 Escort steering rack as it would try to pass straight through the Sierra Front diff. The push rod for the coil-over shock also tried ...

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 3D ...

Chassis Collection

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. The auction finished with only 3 bids at £56.55. Surely this was a bargain??!? A 550mile round trip would answer that. The unfortunate answer ...

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