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laptoprob

posted on 2/1/13 at 01:35 PM Reply With Quote
My new Avon widetrack

Took delivery of these from Snakebelly in early December.

Popped the car over to Mac#1 for fitting along with some 350lbs springs and collected it today.

Initial feel is good but road conditions didnt really allow me to try it properly.

Very happy with the quality finish on them and another great job done by Mac#1.

If anyone interested then Snakebelly can be found on here or on Tiger Owners forum under Viatron







[Edited on 2/1/13 by laptoprob]

[Edited on 2/1/13 by laptoprob]

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jossey

posted on 2/1/13 at 02:10 PM Reply With Quote
Also like the rose joint rack rod ends.

Looks great.





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David Johnson

Building my tiger avon slowly but surely.

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nick205

posted on 2/1/13 at 03:46 PM Reply With Quote
How much wider is the track than standard Avon parts?






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laptoprob

posted on 2/1/13 at 04:28 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nick205
How much wider is the track than standard Avon parts?


30mm each side.




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jossey

posted on 5/1/13 at 04:45 PM Reply With Quote
Fitted mine last night although it took me till 4:30 this morning welding up all the brackets on the crashed n replaced side of the chassis to get them in line but they are within 1mm out at most, which I guess is better than they come out of the factory....

Anywho. All wishbones fitted n in line n adjusted correctly as per robs pic. Just need the lower fiat ball joints which come Monday.

Not got pics yet but I will when I get the upright on n the car on its wheels.

Thanks to mac (snakebelly) for the bones.

Turns out the tiger book measurements contradict themselves which didn't help but I got there after 7 hours work.

So I've primed the chassis for now I can be arsed stripping it again so ill hammerite the new brackets n chassis bits.....

So I've slept most of today apart from priming the chassis so tomorrow ill get on with fitting the brake lines....

[Edited on 5/1/13 by jossey]





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David Johnson

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laptoprob

posted on 5/1/13 at 06:32 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jossey
Fitted mine last night although it took me till 4:30 this morning welding up all the brackets on the crashed n replaced side of the chassis to get them in line but they are within 1mm out at most, which I guess is better than they come out of the factory....

Anywho. All wishbones fitted n in line n adjusted correctly as per robs pic. Just need the lower fiat ball joints which come Monday.

Not got pics yet but I will when I get the upright on n the car on its wheels.

Thanks to mac (snakebelly) for the bones.

Turns out the tiger book measurements contradict themselves which didn't help but I got there after 7 hours work.

So I've primed the chassis for now I can be arsed stripping it again so ill hammerite the new brackets n chassis bits.....

So I've slept most of today apart from priming the chassis so tomorrow ill get on with fitting the brake lines....

[Edited on 5/1/13 by jossey]


4.30 am Dave!!!!!! Bet the missis was pleased?

Good to see your making some good progress though mate. When do you think we will get a tune out of her?

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jossey

posted on 6/1/13 at 09:43 PM Reply With Quote
4.30 am Dave!!!!!! Bet the missis was pleased?

Good to see your making some good progress though mate. When do you think we will get a tune out of her?



Actually she was ok about it. Not too pleased the next day when I slept till 11am then got up n went back to sleep on sofa till 3ish lol ... Nearly as much as the neighbours given we was using the grinder till then too lol

I have filled her with cheap oil to soak then ill flush her when I get the rad pipes delivered n out good oil in n start her up...

Then it just the list of 1 million small jobs...

List for the week is to finish the brake lines n recon the calipers
Fit rad
Fit ball joints
Order all new nut n bolts
Make mock up gear lever

That will do till the weekend.

Then I have to spend sat with the mrs........... Grrrrrr lol

[Edited on 6/1/13 by jossey]





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laptoprob

posted on 7/1/13 at 07:56 AM Reply With Quote
Very close indeed then Dave. Look forward to a few meets at Blyton soon.
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werami

posted on 3/4/13 at 10:35 AM Reply With Quote
Are the original shocks used, also how much heavier in springs did you use. Finally how much did he charge for the arms.
Cheers Thierry

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laptoprob

posted on 3/4/13 at 03:02 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by werami
Are the original shocks used, also how much heavier in springs did you use. Finally how much did he charge for the arms.
Cheers Thierry


Yep original shocks.

350lbs springs

I think about 150 for the pair.

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