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    Depends what hubs the IFS is based on. Maybe there wasn't space to drill to Ford pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by german8rcoupe View Post
    Depends what hubs the IFS is based on. Maybe there wasn't space to drill to Ford pattern.
    Hi ,hows it going,you still busy up there?
    As far as I can find out the hub/disc are from a Granada MK2 (vented disc).
    The assembly has been re-drilled for 4.75" PCD and had 1/2"UNC studs fitted.
    I've got to replace the studs anyway as they are to short for the new alloys.
    Phil

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    Love it!!!!

    Philip

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    It's a late one but if it helps, the IFS is a YSR setup with the granada disks

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    Hi Si hope you're well.
    New wheels front wheels arrive this Friday.
    Have just had to have the rad re-cored as well.
    Did some one say old cars were cheap to run

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    What happened to the rad the rad ?

    I had to have the bottom plate brazed back on if I remember right last year but the rad tested out ok.

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    Sudden lost of water from bottom of rad losing 1ltr every 10 miles.
    There's a guy in Hertford who rebuilds rads from scratch and can do almost anything.
    He had a look over found at least four holes that had been filled in the past and showed me how he rebuilds them.
    He strips them right down takes of the top, bottom tank and frame.
    Ordered a new high density core to fit then re built the whole thing and sprayed it.
    The bottom hose was sitting right down on the front crossmember so I guess the frame movement was twisting the rad.
    I've added 4mm spacers to each side under the rubber to resolve the problem, all good now.
    Sorted the handbrake as well. New trans mount and cables.
    New rear wheels and tyres fitted a few weeks ago.
    I'll post some more pics when I have the front wheels on.
    Working on a bulkhead between the boot and passenger compartment at the moment.
    Then onto the interior. Oh and got to build a garage for it as well!

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    Rad repairs are always cheaper than seized engine repairs

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    A, B , T 34 and such like rads twist all the time and normally pop sideframe from top tank if assembled correctly. Usually down to not being mounted on springs as they were originally.The other thing an original does is twist the bottom tank where it's rivetted to the side frame. An old school repairer knows to it an a silver soldered plate over the bottom inside.

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    The rads mounted with springs on top and rubber blocks under.
    The rad is however mounted on two tabs welded to the frame not on the front crossmember as would be expected.

    The crossmember seems to be mounted further back than normal. Not sure if this is due to the YSR front end or not.
    Was looking at the front pulley clearance. If I want to fit a blower drive at a later date its going to have to move forward so the rad will sit on the crossmember as it's supposed to.

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