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Old 4th December 2017, 07:18 AM   #121
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Re: Bob's GT Forte scratch build.

Hi Bob,
No problems using my pics. I posted them so that other people would have reference material for a decent build and the stuff not covered in the build manual!

The main reason I moved the A/R bar mount was to give more room for the exhaust between the body and chassis rail. The original mounts would have been OK, as they are only reacting the moment arm of the torsion load in the bar

Keep up the good work Bob, you’re doing a cracking job

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Old 4th December 2017, 08:25 AM   #122
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Re: Bob's GT Forte scratch build.

Thanks Andy.
I couldn’t see how the exhaust would work with the suggested layout.
I think your setup is more practical.
I don’t really like the plastic mounts but I will probably leave them for the time being.
What I didn’t like at all was the way the thing was supported from just the one side.
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Old 4th December 2017, 12:21 PM   #123
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Re: Bob's GT Forte scratch build.

Looking good Bob. You have got a lot done. You must have been weather dodging! I see what you mean about the anti roll bar mountings. Much better to do them properly out of the way of the exhaust. See you Wed at the meeting.

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Old 7th February 2018, 01:40 PM   #124
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Re: Bob's GT Forte scratch build.

Well in spite of the weather Iíve been keeping busy. Thermal underwearís a great invention!
I wanted to move the lower spring mount outboard further from the centre of the lower wishbone.
Seems to have worked out ok.
Also been cracking on with brakes and brake pipes.
Using Granada Scorpio discs at front.
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Old 7th February 2018, 02:06 PM   #125
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Re: Bob's GT Forte scratch build.

At the rear itís ďstandardĒ Granada Mk2 discs.
Nearly finished with the brake pipes and, as you can see, all four coil-overs in place.
Itís taking a while but considering the Manchester weather Iím quite pleased with how things are going.
As ever if you spot any cock ups please let me know!
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Old 8th February 2018, 03:18 AM   #126
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Re: Bob's GT Forte scratch build.

Looking very good Bob, lot warmer this morning for us, not so many trips indoors to thaw out they are saying rain later
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Old 8th February 2018, 10:06 AM   #127
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So much work, and the reward will be worth it. Keep going, don't quit
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Old 8th February 2018, 01:08 PM   #128
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Re: Bob's GT Forte scratch build.

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At the rear itís ďstandardĒ Granada Mk2 discs.
Nearly finished with the brake pipes and, as you can see, all four coil-overs in place.
Itís taking a while but considering the Manchester weather Iím quite pleased with how things are going.
As ever if you spot any cock ups please let me know!
Hi Bob,

The similarities between our builds is scary !. In so may respects they look the same. Your ahead of me a little now. I better push on.

Where did you buy the rear hand brake cables (all details welcome) - I have the same Wilwood MC4's as you know.
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Old 8th February 2018, 02:00 PM   #129
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Hi Bob,

The similarities between our builds is scary !. In so may respects they look the same. Your ahead of me a little now. I better push on.

Where did you buy the rear hand brake cables (all details welcome) - I have the same Wilwood MC4's as you know.
Hereís a link to the cables Nick.
Iím afraid they are not a quick fit to our caliper.
Required a fair bit of chopping about.

Wilwood Rear Powerlite Handbrake Caliper Brake Cables | eBay

Things seem to be moving at a better pace now.
Iím very close to having the wiring sorted after my recent eBay purchase.

Bob.
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Old 8th February 2018, 02:05 PM   #130
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Thanks Walter.
Iím definitely not going to quit. Having a ball building this thing!
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Old 8th February 2018, 02:24 PM   #131
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Looking very good Bob, lot warmer this morning for us, not so many trips indoors to thaw out they are saying rain later
Had a really good day again today Nick.
It was great to catch up at the meeting last night.
Keep on posting on your build page mate.
Not over just because you got through IVA at only two attempts!!
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Old 8th February 2018, 07:50 PM   #132
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Had a really good day again today Nick.
It was great to catch up at the meeting last night.
Keep on posting on your build page mate.
Not over just because you got through IVA at only two attempts!!
Bob, thanks for the kind words, have a few update pictures but there are so many proper engineers with first class build threads like yourself, I felt mine was letting the side down a bit.

However I will always have, (mentioned at every opportunity) the fact that we with Mike, did get it though IVA at the 2nd attempt
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Old 4th May 2018, 08:49 AM   #133
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Re: Bob's GT Forte scratch build.

Quick update.
Got the dash top fitted using a couple of screws each side.
I know it will be completely different with the screen in place but the removable top makes the build easier.

The eagle eyed amongst you will have spotted the “Ariel” on the switch panel.
Don’t worry.
Just testing for durability!
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Old 4th May 2018, 10:41 AM   #134
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Re: Bob's GT Forte scratch build.

Good stuff Bob as usual. I like the non-reflective alcantara top to the dash. You will see (or nor see) the benefit on sunny days if we ever get any. The original style blower vent (Ford Zodiac Mk3?) looks good. I have just rebuilt a 650 cfm Holley double pumper for Alex Wong so his 600 cfm Holley double pumper should be available shortly. It's one I rebuilt for him a while back and ideal for a 302 so give him a bell if it's of interest.
Keep up the good work. I am reliably informed that summer will eventually appear!

Cheers
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Old 4th May 2018, 11:45 AM   #135
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Re: Bob's GT Forte scratch build.

Thanks Mike.
That Alcantara is only a cheap substitute and it’s faded already.
I’ll buy some decent stuff later in the build.
Yes it’s an original Mk3 vent from good old eBay.
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Old 4th May 2018, 01:01 PM   #136
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Re: Bob's GT Forte scratch build.

I like it Bob, certainly better than lying on your back under the dash.
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Old 4th May 2018, 01:27 PM   #137
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Depends who your with!?!
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Old 4th May 2018, 05:26 PM   #138
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Depends who your with!?!
You will have to give me your secret Bob, I am always on my own. for the life of me I can't understand why
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Old 5th May 2018, 05:50 AM   #139
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Looks beautiful bob

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Old 5th May 2018, 08:18 AM   #140
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Re: Bob's GT Forte scratch build.

Hello chaps.
Thanks for that.
When are you two going to show us how it SHOULD be done?
Build log??
Anywhere near IVA time yet?
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