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JC

posted on 27/10/14 at 04:16 PM Reply With Quote
Cortina Uprights HELP!!

Further to my post here I investigated more. As the passenger side calliper fitted the drivers side (upside down), and transferring the hubs from side to side still left nothing fitting the passenger side hub, I turned my attention to the upright.

By measuring, spirit level and by eye, I think the spindle is bent upwards - the hub sits out of true in this direction when you mount it and that also makes sense with the (lack of) ability to fit a caliper.

HELP!!!!!

What can be done? - I guess Cortina uprights are rocking horse proverbial to replace and I want to avoid re making the entire front suspension to suit a different component......


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mds167

posted on 27/10/14 at 04:30 PM Reply With Quote
I'm sure someone of a more mechanical mindset will have a locost solution but if all else fails I believe Rally Design sell uprights of Cortina geometry, 195 a pair.





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Doctor Derek Doctors

posted on 27/10/14 at 05:10 PM Reply With Quote
That doesn't look very healthy, they are quite often used for stock car racing so perhaps its had a hard life. Cortina uprights pop up quite often on here and ebay so i would just look for another pair.

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Mark Allanson

posted on 27/10/14 at 06:19 PM Reply With Quote
I have the drawings for this if you want to measure and check





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JC

posted on 27/10/14 at 07:52 PM Reply With Quote
Mark, that would be great, thanks!
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JoelP

posted on 27/10/14 at 08:16 PM Reply With Quote
Ally replacements from raldes.





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JC

posted on 27/10/14 at 08:40 PM Reply With Quote
The Rally Design replacements are nice....but! It says the caliper brackets suit wilwood calipers - I want to stick with the M16s, and secondly, with VAT and delivery they cost more than a 'Ron'!
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43655

posted on 27/10/14 at 08:48 PM Reply With Quote
i think the geometry is the same as the Wilwood Prospindles?
I have a pair here if you're interested / if it is actually damaged

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JC

posted on 28/10/14 at 08:03 PM Reply With Quote
Is it the pro spindles or the aluminium uprights you have?

On their eBay ad, Raldes say the Ali ones are not compatible with M16 calipers

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43655

posted on 28/10/14 at 08:57 PM Reply With Quote
the forged steel Wilwood ones
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JC

posted on 29/10/14 at 05:03 PM Reply With Quote
Dimensions of the prospindles here

Not the same as cortina

I measured both uprights today. The good stub axle has a small amount of inclination - 0.3 degrees. The other axle is 1.1 degrees.
When the gap between the caliper mounts and the disk is measures, this results in a difference of 1/8th inch, hence the caliper not fitting.

Time for a 'wanted' posting

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Ugg10

posted on 6/11/14 at 11:41 PM Reply With Quote
Did you get this sorted, this guy has a set for sale http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=193367





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