|Rear Axle installed. using a hoist makes this a relatively easy job.|
Note plates and spring hanger brackets added for Telescopic shocks.
|Rod in place of Shock absorber sets distance at 15 and 5/8 inches|
for setting torsion bars. Will need to be replaced with something
more substantial before they are fully wound up.
Whilst most of the work was fairly straightforward I did hit a couple of problems.
Fitting the front disc brake conversion turned out to be an interesting challenge and an excellent opportunity to re-assess my IQ.
I can't think of any reasonable or satisfactory explanation for the selection of parts in the kit supplied. Perhaps the culprit had a hard night out followed by a hung over wander around the stores randomly picking any likely looking components. To be fair, the callipers, pads and discs as the basis of the kit were correct but the remaining parts, whilst definitely brake related had little to do with a 120 front disc brake conversion. Odd numbers of the correct fasteners with surplus pipes, brackets, nuts and bolts just added to the confusion. The lack of documentation / parts list also didn't help. Some overnight bits from the supplier and a trip to my local nut and bolt warehouse soon got the job back on track.
|Disc brake conversion looks good but only after some head scratching|
|Suspension geometry allows fouling before full lock, when |
shock absorber is fully extended
|New and old bearing. Blown up 10 mega pixel picture shows up |
difference. What would Ron Dennis think?
|Michelin Pilote X Radial looks just right|
|From bare to rolling chassis seemed to happen very quickly|