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175/60 x 13" on front
185/60 x 13" on rear

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Thu May 20, 2021 9:21 am
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Thanks Ken,
I will have to make height adjustable hub supports to get it leveled and then improvise with corner weight scales, 1st will look at bathroom scales to see if anything can carry the weight of that cast iron lump in the back :?
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Thu May 20, 2021 9:46 am
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Look for industrial scales or parcel scales. On the local equivalent of gumtree/loot/ebay/wish/black market.

Then make/get made, three platforms of wood the same height for the other wheels.
Remember to fill the Aircon and tyres with Helium to lighten it. :roll:


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trintion-Digit ... 664&sr=8-3

Just thinking do they weigh Bint el Sudan ? Might be something similar available to you ?

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We the producers of Bint weight it, but its only 10ml in the bottle, we have lots of industrial scales and even a truck weighbridge, but all permanent built in a hole in the ground scales, so you can move a pallet or IBC to check weights,
I'll have look around the market


Thu May 20, 2021 12:10 pm
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There are bathroom scales for as little as £6 each on ebay. Not sure if delivery to Nigeria is included? Measure up to 180kg. Buy 4 and you might get away with one wheel on each for easy corner weighting. If the back is more than 360kg you could use two under each wheel with a sturdy plank bridging them.


Thu May 20, 2021 1:55 pm
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Bathroom scales were the 1st place to look and if cheap enough buy 4 and give them out as Christmas presents after :lol:
The other alternative could be a spring balance hooked onto my engine crane and just take the lift beam up just enough to take the weight at each corner.
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Thu May 20, 2021 2:04 pm
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Continuing the ride height/corner weight saga, roughly set camber, caster front and rear, everything leveled using the old Egyptian water level method, the rear is fine, but the front ride height is making me (more)crazy, before I rip out upper arms, Minitastic coil springs and Hilos I need a few eyes on my pictures, the left side Hilo is screwed out and gives me a 4" ride height measured with a straight edge to under the front of the chassis, the right side hilo is screw in in and I'm almost at the point of lifting my hub stand of the packing and measuring 4-1/2" from the straight edge to the underside of the chassis, can you spot anything I'm missing, next option is strip out Hilo's and springs to measure up and maybe swap sides left to right,
Worst case, which I don't really want to think about would be a twisted chassis :cry:
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Wed Dec 29, 2021 6:35 am
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now for the other side


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Wed Dec 29, 2021 6:37 am
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While in the UK recently I found some pictures of my old Cox dating back to 1979/80, the engine about to be installed is an 'S' unit bored out to 1425cc and fitted Triumph 2.5PI pistons in the days before Omega etc made off the shelf items


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I seem to remember reading that Coupe chassis sill length is not the same each side? mine is not L-H sill is 57-1/4" R-H sill is 57-1/2"
can anyone confirm this is normal and does the error also apply to the bulkheads where front and rear subframes are attached?
At the rear measuring from the end of sill to wheel C/L both are the same. at the front measuring from end of sill to wheel C/L
L-H is 13-3/8" R-H is 13-7/8"
Where the front section sits on top the sill its the same situation where the flared wheel arch joins the front section L-H 1/2 in front of sill, R-H flare on top of the sill.
As I made everything adjustable on my car it has been very hard to setup, especially at the front and am suspecting the front peddle box bulkhead may not be square to the car C/L
It was so much easier in the old days when we just cut the bottom suspension arms and welded a 1/4" extension to give negative camber without checking setup after.
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Tue Oct 04, 2022 7:10 am
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Yes correct. In the build manual it mentions it when lining up the body.

Here we go:-

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Thanks Ken, thought I seen it somewhere, next question is the error just in the sill length, or is it in a bulkhead not square to the car C/l??
I've had a lot of trouble getting the same measurement both sides at the front and don't want to be going around in ever decreasing circles.
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Wed Oct 05, 2022 7:00 am
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I can remember having to shim one of the subframes to get it square to the C/L, but can't remember which.

I dropped a plumb-line down from each subframe, then measured diagonals, etc.
Won't be 100% but better than it was.

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We have a long Islamic weekend coming up so should have a chance to try and measure it up, wishing I had just cut and shut as we used to do long ago :lol:
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Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:09 am
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It’s pretty dead on here now but I’m still following your progress 8)


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