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  1. #51
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    Part 5

    I make no apologies for dedicating this section to the design and fabrication of his accelerator pedal.

    I think that this is a work of art and is probably my favourite piece that he has done so far. The pedal is another thing which people imagine is an easy piece to create from scratch, but it needs to have the correct throw to allow full throttle at the carb, without excessive pedal travel, it also needs to pull the rod linkage in a horizontal plane without pivoting too much.

    Basic body design the pedal is to be attached using a quick release pin, this is so it can be removed quickly when the transmission needs to be removed.



    Sitting in position showing the column mounted pivot point and quick release pin, although the mount is rigid Jon's thinking of adding extra bracing



    Pedal pad fabricated and bent to shape, ball pin also fitted for the rod linkage



    The next two images show the pedal pad fabrication, again more detailed than it looks





    Completed pedal set up, he's again contemplating re-designing the brake pedal. The brake pedal looks close to the cage but there is approximately a gap of 4 inches. The bar in the picture is actually angled down and your foot can rest against it



    End of part 5

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  2. #52
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    Part 6

    Jonny had removed the old Nascar designed door bars to aid access when he was fabricating the extra chassis tubes, bearing in mind he'd remade these to the original design 4 years ago.

    Trial fitting them and assessing their effectivness



    He wasn't totally happy with the original design. Due to the extra power of the new engine and to make the frame more rigid he decided to use an X bar configuration, again this had to be designed so you could still get in and out of the drivers seat fairly easily (car will still be used on the road)





    Paul Grainger (K.C's dad) rebuilt a TH400, with reverse pattern shift and good strong internals and an Ultrbell housing.



    Checking propshaft position (this is one used for mock up and a new one will be fabricated later) and setting propshaft loop positions



    Final fitting of the bulkhead panel and red leading seams. The panel will be welded in position as the wiper motor will be mounted in that area.



    When the engine was trial fitted earlier Jonny thought the distributor cap lugs were slightly too close to the panel if he needed to adjust the timing right around there, so he rolled a small recess into the panel to give a bit extra clearance.





    End of Part 6 and onto the final part

  3. #53
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    Seventh and final part if anyone is still out there

    On with design of the floor and tunnel. The tunnel will be in four removable sections secured by Dzus fasteners, three at the front. The front top of the tunnel can be removed seperately to allow fluid checks etc to be done relatively easilly. The sides and rear section can also be removed for other checks or work to be carried out.

    Again carboard templates are used copiously





    An idea of the floor pan section design, Jon's not sure whether or not to make the front section removable. The vast majority of the floor will be welded or riveted in



    Steel tunnel sections getting bent up, again notice the edges are not totally angular but carry subtle radiusesesesssses ( I'm getting tired)







    Well that's the end finally, I've missed out quite a lot of work but I think there is enough here to get the idea

    So if you've managed to stick through all my posts Thank you and I'll try not to leave the next one so long.

    Till next time

    Chucks
    Last edited by Chucks41; 15-01-18 at 11:37 PM.

  4. #54
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    Oh, we're still out here... Im just speechless in awe of the workmanship!

  5. #55
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    Still here....nice work

  6. #56
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    Always good to see the progress, he is developing very well, hope he gets as much satisfaction from driving the cars as he does building. I have a friend who builds first class rods and has done since we were 18 but he prefers the building to driving so ends up selling them, every single one is still used today so he obviously did a good job of them.

    I can see that he might like to do the Escort again with his ever increasing talent base but to me it was good, this is better and roll on to the next one for further improvements, don't look back

  7. #57
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    LOOKS EVEN BETTER IN THE WORKSHOP!!!! PHILIP
    Last edited by Gremlin1; 23-01-18 at 12:31 PM.

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    Always watching

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