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Post by Ex_Member » Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:34 pm

this is the brake caliper i want to use for my ranger, AP 4pot uesd on transit/landrover and london taxi, it runs on a vented disk but can be use on a solid disk if the spacers are removed between the halves and shorter bolts fitted,


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Post by Ex_Member » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:46 pm

my ranger is finally back on the road,

new locks fitted, sump guard beaten back to shape. sump removed welded up, steering lock/ignition hmm couldnt find a mk2 escort one so modified a london taxi lock it fits the lock works but is alot shorter doesnt fit the cowling but the cowling is all broken so not going to use it, the clutch does need replacing but i can still drive it for now,

and now its gonna get a refit, im going for the stripped rally interior look, new seats, white body work inside and out, alloy pedals, foot rest, plumbed in fire exstinguster, kill switch, start button, bright blue paint on the roll cage, seat frame, chassis and suspension, i have some nice 15" alloys that are about a third of the weight of the ranger steel wheels from my rally car just need flared arches to fit them,



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Post by Ex_Member » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:17 pm

Hi darren just something for you to check. iv been trying various Ford 15" alloys rear has heaps of room but they seem to hit the strut some also hit the spring cup at the front. Think Peugeot have a better offset for the rickman! tony had 15" 205 gti wheels on the fridge I'm sure.

Yours maybe fine.

But I was gutted I had my chosen wheels sitting ready but never tried them on and when I went to fit them  they didn't fit.

I ended picking up a smart set Ford  14" alloys for my project ranger.


my ranger-gctid2812

Post by Ex_Member » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:44 pm

thanks for the thought, the wheels i have are off my mk1 mexico rally car, they look like minilites but are 15" 7J i tried them on the ranger but they stick out too far to be legal, they clear the strut by 1/2 inch but stick out past the wing by 1 inch lol


your chosen wheels, you can still get 1"+ ford wheel spacers i have to use inch spacers on my mex when i put ford rs wheels on it, mex has bubble aches looks silly without spacers


my ranger-gctid2830

Post by Ex_Member » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:06 pm

1" sticking out ain't to bad ;D lol

I thought about spacers but I think ill stick t my 14s now! tyres are cheaper 2 ;D lol

Sounds like a nice escort you've got?



my ranger-gctid2847

Post by Ex_Member » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:29 pm

my escort is an original 1972 ford works rally car built in the AVO plant boreham essex missing its original 20lt BDA sadly but i built a blueprint 2.1 OHC roller cam bearings roller rockers diesel conrods 2.8i capri pistons and fuel injection that revs to 10,500rpm and puts out 180bhp with the limited slip diff it will lift a front wheel accelarating hard out of a roundabout or corner hehe, not a practical car in the slightest so my ranger is my everyday run around :)



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Post by Ex_Member » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:09 am

2 new locks fitted, drivers dorr and rear door, Snap on tool box high security locks, drill resistant with a hardend spinning band to prevent lock being twisted round with mole grips etc, 3 locks on same key, cost £90, i plan to use the third as dash mounted ignition switch next to a starter button



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Post by Ex_Member » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:20 pm

Your escort sounds like a weapon! 8-)

You gota love the old fords!

Pretty good idea with the locks!

original rickman locks are far from high security ;D

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