Tagged: Subframe

KJT455G Viva GT MK1

Exhausting day

Today was planned to be a quick few hours slipping the new subframe under the car and mounting the scrap engine in place so Nat of Retropower can build be some metal spaghetti (aka Manifold). Alas the few hours turned into a full day of trial and solution. First off...

GT Front Subframe

Yesterday was spent up at RetroPower assembling the front subframe at last, its been a right mess of a job over the last year to work out how to get the engine sat on the subframe, and its has required some imaginative thinking from everyone to fit a steering rack....

Scrap Lotus Mule engine

Subframe welding done…

A huge thank you to Martin for his patience and the work he has done to modify the front subframe to fit the Lotus engine. The Passenger side was finished today, and now its down to me to clean and grind all the curves I want on the bits we...

Scrap Lotus Mule engine

Just another day at School

It is with great disappointment that I have to admit the present Lotus set-up will just not fit into my car unless I take a large angle grinder to it. I am not taking any angle grinder to it so I am a bit stuck with a large engine and...

KJT455G

Front subframe tie rod bushes.

Right I have had a few suggestions and a few questions (looks in Spots direction) and to assists the answers I thought I would show what I have and how it all goes together. First off is the old Tie rods loosely fitted to show how it goes together. The...

UMMM Warmth

Well I went out for a drive round the lanes in the sunshine! First out was the HC, drove fine apart from an annoying knocking from the rear end, surprise to say maybe its something to do with half a front subframe, brake discs and calipers all loose in the...

Subframe now scrap

I’ve spent 2 days stripping down the sub frame to find out what the problem was, I have found two problems, the first is the top arm bushes were worn down, all they would need is replacing and refitting. However the second issue is a bit harder to sort out,...

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Front Subframe

Well I found a few hours this evening, and I stripped 75% of the front sub frame. So far it all looks like worn bushes were the problem. not got it fully apart yet and inspected things, but some of the bushes in the top arms are worn down, I...

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On the piss

I got the HC back from Kelly last night and today I got to have a look over Arthur, needless to say its leaning worse than ever now, got the trusty tape measure out and its two inches lower on one side than the other! Here is the car on...

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MOT Time

Ironic as it is My Viva HC needed an MOT last week, so I took it for one and it failed on one part, a wishbone (what a funny name?) anyways I didnt have one, but a nice man gave me a whole front subframe with two wishbones on and...