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Ancient Peugeot shennagins.update 24-3-19.........moar weldage

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#151 OFFLINE   Nibblet

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 07:21 PM

Agreed, but I intend driving this some fairly long distances, and I'd like to get out not suffering from backache, tinnitus or cramp..........and it's not so much that old stuff is "dangerous", it's more their vulnerability to modern traffic and driving habits. The thought of doing a 200 mile trip in a something lik a flat head Ford Pop would fill me with dread...


A Ford Pop is a pretty extreme example though; there's loads of 60s and 70s cars that are comfortable on long distances and even pretty quick.
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Posted 18 March 2019 - 07:34 PM

Right.some more.....IMG_0847.JPG IMG_0850.JPG PART_1552923733076.jpeg

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 07:40 PM

It's now tacked in.after some "chassis modifications." It all lines up, wheels are in the middle of the holes where wheels should be..............everything clears..suspension geometry is pot on........measured it all up, and we're just over a millimetre out of true.........

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Those wheels are going in the bin...weight of engine should drop it another 2/3 inches


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 07:48 PM

A Ford Pop is a pretty extreme example though; there's loads of 60s and 70s cars that are comfortable on long distances and even pretty quick.

 

 

I agree.....unfortunately......the 403 isn't one of them.........this will have three times the power, far better gearing, and spares off the shelf..........


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 07:57 PM

We also discovered that both mounting plates for the transverse leaf suspension [front] were about the part company from the chassis........which could have been unpleasant......


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 08:42 PM

That's awesome!
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Posted 19 March 2019 - 06:45 AM

Going to use the Golf loom and ECU.........Plan is to fillet the guts out of the speedo and use a GPS transponder to run it......

There is another option, if you're keen to keep the original speedo:
http://www.dakotadig...prod/prd886.htm

So long as there is some kind of pulsed signal related to road speed, you can use this to drive a mechanical speedo. I've been using the cruise control sensor on the Stellar as an input, and has worked well for the last 12k miles.
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Posted 19 March 2019 - 12:00 PM

a few more photos..........

 

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these were the original front transverse leaf spring attachment points......not pretty.

 

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now tacked in place.............

 

and this is what we hacked off /out!

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Everything clears, the wheel  centres are in the right place, the steering geometry and suspension is at the right height.........WCPGW?

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 02:13 PM

After it's finally welded in, going to re-instate inner wings, with a small detachable panel for access to the strut tops. There's going to be plenty of room both behind and in front of the engine, access to everything will be far easier than when it was in the Golf...........rear end should be a doddle, as the floor of the 403 is pretty much flat, just need to fab up strut tower location, and top spring seats. We're using standard Golf 5 stud steels, and we might have to roll the arches a tad, or reverse band them [reduce the offset about 1/2"] and band them inwards so that we can get some decent tyres on it.........


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Posted 20 March 2019 - 04:11 AM

Nice project, only just found it, a classic with mk4 golf maintenance requirements sounds ideal!


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Posted 20 March 2019 - 09:02 AM

Engineering at this level certainly looks like a valid way forward.  There's a Minor van running around Barrow that's a 106 diesel underneath.  To see it from across the road, you'd never know.

 


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Posted 20 March 2019 - 09:15 AM

There's a bloke lurking on the ether who's done some pretty impressive [and far more radical] mods........PA Cresta body shell on a Jag chassis...........FB Victor on a modern Vauxhall chassis..and a couple of others......

 

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Posted Yesterday, 03:29 PM

Pics following are fairly self explanatory......

 

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5mm plate used all round........should withstand nuclear attack..............next job, fabricate inner wings, tidy up and trim off, build core support for rad, lower engine in..............more soon..............


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Posted Today, 10:01 AM

5mm? bloody hell.  That'll be agile.


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Posted Today, 10:55 AM

Regarding the engine swap, didn't someone on here do something similar and when they were done they first sent off the V5 with a change of engine number, then send it off again a month later with a change of capacity and no one at the DVLA batted an eye lid?



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Posted Today, 11:58 AM

Regarding the engine swap, didn't someone on here do something similar and when they were done they first sent off the V5 with a change of engine number, then send it off again a month later with a change of capacity and no one at the DVLA batted an eye lid?

 

 

 

That's what I'm going to do.............and hope! The fact that I'm not massively increasing the cubic capacity will hopefully mean I can sneak it through


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Posted Today, 12:01 PM

5mm? bloody hell.  That'll be agile.

 Hardly Lotus-esque, I agree...............better safe than sorry though,


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Posted Today, 01:23 PM

Coming along well - some serious amount of fab'ion going on. I like it :-D



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Posted Today, 01:43 PM

Regarding the engine swap, didn't someone on here do something similar and when they were done they first sent off the V5 with a change of engine number, then send it off again a month later with a change of capacity and no one at the DVLA batted an eye lid?

 

This is the type of thing which seems to be completely luck of the draw.  If I were doing this I'd be keeping every possible part of my anatomy crossed that the application lands on the Swansea desk of somebody who is in a good mood that day (or just doesn't give a shit), otherwise you could be in for all sorts of fun and games.







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