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Maybe you could use or modify an engine frost plug, the ones that are punched into the side of the block to suit or get someone to turn one up on a lathe? HTH Ian
Have contacted Neil also, however if the 997 driveshaft is shortened and the phasing is correct we should be OK. I have just realised that I have a mate who has done this very conversion, so will get details from there as to length etc.
A trip or two to the Gymnasium might help or you could do what I’m hoping to do and that is use electric power steering from a Corsa B/C as I have the same problem. Ian
Hi, could you simply use contact cement to fix it directly to the body, not original , but effective!. Some careful application of masking tape may be required to create an accurate guide and to keep the adhesive where you want it!. Another thought would be to make a template taken for another 105e with the mounting strip, from cardboard?
Well the garage cum workshop got built last year and has been a great asset, van still not quite finished but performing well, saloon is in the workshop, has been beaten and blasted/primed. Am currently installing one piece electric windows, no quarter lights. Then onto the rotisserie to make up a gearbox mount for the type 9. Plenty more after that! the complete suspension from the saloon is available should anyone need one or parts of, there are still some smaller 105e parts here too. Is yours standard, unmolested or able to keep up with the traffic!!. We are in Blenheim and retired. Cheers Ian
Would there be any issues with putting a vacuum booster on it?. That is what I did with my 105e back in 1969 (Too long ago to contemplate!!), it worked a treat.
Disc brakes would have been the better option with a lairy 1340cc’s upfront sporting 40mm sidedraft Strombergs and a manifold.
Hope this helps. Ian
I’m like Dorsetmike and would seriously consider electric power steering, has anyone done this or heard of it having been done to a 105e?. There are plenty of kits out there for Escorts (1&2). However the steering box (reconditioned) setup works fine for me except when manouvering at slow speeds with 175/70 tires and Milton hi ratio steering arms!. Ian
Hi, Mine came right out for this job, take the bonnet/hood T handle off and the heater knobs then there is one ? screw bottom centre and it should come out. My springs came from the club with brass rivets that were difficult to rivet successfully (By me anyway!) so some small screws and nuts were used here, you would probably get them from a model? shop or some such. Use some epoxy glue on the nuts to keep them locked in place. Good Luck! Ian
Hi, Good progress with sorting odds and ends, have just received a parcel from 105speed, type 9 drive shaft yoke, clutch bearing extension etc, lovely stuff. Garage almost complete, waiting on the electrician and a few other minor details before moving in. Looking forward to getting the van finished and probably sold, then moving on to the saloon. keep up the good work!
Good progress, sounds awesome, along with the looks! Keep up the good work too. Have got the concrete slab down for the new car house?, here we would call it a garage, believe it or not. Now waiting for the builders to come back and erect the kitset shell ready for me to line it and install the benches, equipment etc. Like your project, it all takes time! (Don’t we know!!) Cheers Ian
Last thought, for the handbrake you may be able to use the van setup as it takes he cables right to the spring mounts both sides, weld some appropriate brackets to the spring mounts as per van, not sure about the handbrake lever end but should be simple enough. Wheel base is the same. Better still, fit some disc brakes!!
Cool wheels, they leave my lotus steel lookalikes for dead! It is a lovely addition to your project….Ian
Have a look at Rally Design’s Advert in Classic Ford Mag, I think they have a 5.7:1 diff, others may have them too.