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Sierra

Postby Wynand on Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:11 pm

Im about to start my build and will be building from the McSorley 442E plans and the rear IRS from the Roarty plans drawn for the Ford Sierra donor parts.
In the meantime Im getting all the bits and pieces together and just got the following for a song (R3000) or so I hope: complete Sierra 2.0 diff, side shafts, hubs, the complete steering unit and front suspension / hubs with calipers.
The problem is that the rear hubs have drum brakes - can these be used and be converted to disc brakes and if so, is it a big job? All the parts are still on the donor vehicle and until such time it is removed, I really cannot tell myself (wheels still in place blocking view).
Can anyone tell me what ratio the 2.0 diff is.

Thanks, Wynand
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5 Speed Ford type 9 g/box
IRS - 3.7:1 diff ratio
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Re: Sierra

Postby andredp on Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:12 pm

R3K is around the standard going rate for the complete front and rear suspensions. Be sure to get the steering downlink and handbrake parts also.

The rear drums can fairly easily be converted to disks, see Brad's catalogue on the website for conversion plates, or alternatively you just adjust the upright design you will use to cater for the brackets to hold the calipers.

Unfortunately Ford didn't seem to have a standard diff ratio per model, so you will have to get to the diff and check the ratio as indicated on the plate on the diff. From what I remember we found a 3.89 in a 2L car, so if you are not too fussy to have a 4.11, the diff may actually be ok to use.
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Re: Sierra

Postby Wynand on Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:28 pm

an update and correction to this post.

Changed to Cortina front - at the end of the day the complete two uprights with hubs, discs (as new) and brake calipers cost me R230 after some wheeling and dealing with parts. A bargain I would say..

Got the Sierra diff (3.7) in excellent condition (car smashed from side) with side shafts with CV's, hubs, brakes/ drums complete, the handbrake unit (mint) with cables and brackets for R1500. An old established spare centre in town had a brand new Escort 2 steering rack (old stock) with rack ends fitted and got that for a measly R245 at the end of the day.

All in all, I paid only R1975 thus far for my running gear sans the engine and gearbox. Now the wheeling and dealing starts for a black top and R21 box.
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Webpage: http://5psi.net
Car: McSorley 442E chassis
2.0l Ford Pinto with ZX9 bike carbs
Lightened flywheel, camjob, 4-2-1 exh
5 Speed Ford type 9 g/box
IRS - 3.7:1 diff ratio
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