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« on: February 25, 2011, 22:14:52 PM »
Well I finally concerted my Escort back to RWD today to go on the rollers.

Went for a little spin today and this is what happened.



Any suggestions are welcome.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2011, 22:45:06 PM by cossiemk2 »



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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 22:57:42 PM »
I can only think of one solution and its not simple. You'd need to cut the prop and fit another bearing mount and weld it back and rebalance it

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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2011, 23:15:43 PM »
I have had the prop remade and balanced mate!

I had it made by a company with 40 years of experience.

That's not the prob!

The rear diff moves up under power.

And that changes the angles on the prop and causes another problem which is vibration, but that's not the main prob.
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2011, 07:47:39 AM »
do you have a beter picture off the mountings off the diff and the complet suspension?
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2011, 09:39:29 AM »
Seems like you have solid rear axle with leaf springs?  Under heavy torque loads, the nose / pinion end of diff raises, if not 4-linked.

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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2011, 10:06:09 AM »
if i remember correctly, Jurgen uses a rear from a escort 4x4. so no leave springs.
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2011, 20:30:03 PM »
i still would like to see some pictures off that rear.
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2011, 21:25:32 PM »
I'm looking Paul.



This is the rear bracket, the front is about the same.

The crossbar bends where it meets the diff.

I was thinking of triangulating the crossbar to the bottom of the diff.

And maybe fitting a Sierra/Granada diff mount to the floor, which will be very tight as my fuel tank sits on top of the diff.

But there seem to be 4 types between Sierra/Granada/Scorpio?

The 1640414, 6175354, 7287416 and 1027288.

Or should I get a Poly mount just te be safe it wont tear apart?
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2011, 07:14:55 AM »
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I was thinking of triangulating the crossbar to the bottom of the diff.

it could be that the rubber bushes are to flexible now and the complet rear is turning now with all that torque. a cross bar from the bottom off the diff to the the floor, together with poly bushes would be the solution.
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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2011, 16:41:17 PM »
Did you knock that rear end up Jurgen? or was it a custom jobbie?

Those rear arms fully adjustable etc  


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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2011, 21:53:02 PM »
It's a crossmember of a Mk5 Escort RS2000 4x4.

I found it on a few years back and picked up on the way back from Fordfair.

The arms are rose jointed and fully adjustable for tracking and camber etc.

The diff is not mounted to the crossmember, it's mounted with 2 tubes to the chassis rails.

I want to triangulate the top tubes from the chassis to the bottom of the diff, and then fit a Sierra diff mount on the back as well.

I have 40mm square tubing laying about, so the plan fotr the near future is to fabricate a whole new crossmember with the diff mounted in that.

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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2011, 23:23:20 PM »
Here's the rear setup version 2.0




I triangulated the front and rear brace.

Also fitted 2 bumpstops to the front of the diff.

I'm going to order a Sierra poly diff mount for the rear just for good measure.

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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2011, 23:07:26 PM »


I can't really see how it all bolts up to the car by the pictures mate.


But the diff will wanna twist up under torque the STD Ford beams resist it by the shape of the beam & the rear diff mount.
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2011, 21:38:35 PM »


This is the frame I'm using.

The suspension is mounted directly to it.

The diff is supported by beam #2 at the rear.

The front of the diff is mounted similar.

I've now traingulated the beams .

« Last Edit: March 30, 2011, 11:52:53 AM by cossiemk2 »

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« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2011, 11:20:31 AM »
 one day I'll look at IRS for my capri...  :mellow:

 

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