ENGINE SWAP !

Larger 4 cylinder engines, body mods, major brake and handling modifications.

Re: ENGINE SWAP !

Postby philthehill » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:04 am

Even though the Minor spring hangers were mass produced steel pressings - production tolerances resulted in - especially hole centres not being always spot on relative to other considerations/items.
I agree that it is very important that the side plates are a tight fit against the underside of the spring hanger otherwise the plates can move/work loose.
The ESM side plates are what they are - mass produced.
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Re: ENGINE SWAP !

Postby cardiffrob » Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:00 pm

Thanks again, Phil and bob.

I had to put a 90 degree twist in the shaft of a spanner to get those little 1/4 bolts in. Maybe I hadn't found the right technique so I'll have another look. Might be possible to have the 1/4 (or 5/16) bolts welded on captive plates. I'll do more research over the holidays.

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Re: ENGINE SWAP !

Postby MattyDowell » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:48 pm

Hey guys sorry for the late reply,

Ive been on the market and have managed to pick up a type 9 box, and im getting a sierra rear end, this includes everything ready to bolt up, from brakes to an LSD. This means that it also has independent suspension.

Has anyone tried this ? and if so how well did it work?

Thanks again for all your input and advice, it really helps me a lot,

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Re: ENGINE SWAP !

Postby plastic orange » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:00 pm

I've seen a Minor van with sierra IRS and the guy said it worked fine.

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Re: ENGINE SWAP !

Postby 58 MOGGY » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:11 pm

It is quite bit wider than moggy axle,so need some wide arches,the sierra rear beam is pretty good for normal road use,but for serious handling they need some work,they have the trouble of increasing toe-in quite a lot when car squats,but nothing a angle grinder and welder cant sort,been messing about with cosworths for many years
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Re: ENGINE SWAP !

Postby Griffo » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:13 pm

You may wish to look at a Westfield kitcar rear end as they narrow the Sierra axle by shortening the driveshafts and fabricating top and bottom wishbones. I often thought of trying this on my car but you have to remember that a well located solid axle is lighter and probable just as effective as the IRS, plus it is easier to fit.
I would interested to see how you get on with the Sierra unit.
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Re: ENGINE SWAP !

Postby 58 MOGGY » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:52 pm

Yes good thinking griffo,you can buy arms hubs everything you may need from rally design,look on line,maybe get rally design catalog,easier to drool on parts,this set up gets rid of sierra design problems
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