Mk 6a FCD 284X

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PAW
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Re: Mk 6a FCD 284X

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davrian6140 wrote:Here are some more pictures of the rebuild

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The dash looks great. Is the structural frame original plywood or the GRP one from Tim Duffee?
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PAW
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Re: Mk 6a FCD 284X

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davrian6140 wrote:Here are some more pictures of the rebuild
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Another question after eyeballing the pictures more closely.

What are the brakes you have at the back as I can see mechanical hand brake? Are you using solid or vented disks?

I am looking for rear brakes with mechanical handbrake, that would take vented disks and still would fit inside 13" wheel. Yeah, I know that this is overkill to such a light car, but ...

Am I looking for something that is simply not available?
'Driving too fast is not allowed but it's not forbidden to accelerate too fast' - Joop

intrepid
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Re: Mk 6a FCD 284X

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They look the same as mine - Sierra, but I'm sure Dave will correct me if I'm wrong...

davrian6140
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Re: Mk 6a FCD 284X

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Hi Intrepid, I used Granada rear calipers Ithink they are the same
I think you might be over doing it with vents on the back,It is very
easy to lock the rears up with the set up I have.With a dual system
I have to have 60/70% to the front and it stops on a sixpence[ if you
what that is] from a 100 plus mph. Good luck with your car,
Dave6140
Dave Cooper
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Re: Mk 6a FCD 284X

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Hi Davrianites, Hope all is well and all problems are small ones!
FCD 284X has a NEW NUMBER DAV 373H so its not another new find.
Car is under winter mods, driveshaft, door panels, electric windows
and possibly new revolution wheels. This davrian is turning in to an
old mans GT ( comfort mainly). Goodwood in March sounds a good
meeting point for the start of 2012 and back to my place for a
cupper.
All the best
Dave 6140
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Mk6a DAV 373H

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Re: Mk 6a DAV 373H

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Here are the latest pictures of the new sunroof and head lining

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Now onto the door panels!!!
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shammycoupe69
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Re: Mk 6a FCD 284X

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Just returned from a day with the Davrian at the rolling road. After a bit of tuning we did a power run and it produce a healthy 75BHP at the wheels, approx. 100BHP at the flywheel! It sounded amazing at 7000rpm!!! Here is a video of the calibration stage, only up to 4000rpm.

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1958 Frogeye Sprite
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1970 Hillman Imp Deluxe
1984 VW Campervan
2005 Ford Focus Est

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Re: Mk 6a FCD 284X

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just a few more pictures of one of the last jobs towards getting it finished. door panels now fitted an ELECTRIC windows all working!!!!

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Jeremy Cooper

1958 Frogeye Sprite
1969 Singer Chamois Coupe (now sold :( )
1970 Hillman Imp Deluxe
1984 VW Campervan
2005 Ford Focus Est

Blade
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Re: Mk 6a FCD 284X

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Very nice mate. I wonder if Adrian had these on his options list back in the 60's? lol. If not yours must be the only Ghia model out there! What's next Dave?

davrian6140
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Re: Mk 6a FCD 284X

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Just returned from a nice long weekend in south Wales, with a trip to see Tim thrown in!

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