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westf27 - 27/7/19 at 10:11 AM

Can anyone give the basics of the running gear for this model
Ie brakes steering gear rear transmission.
Thanks
Steve


big_wasa - 27/7/19 at 04:55 PM

I would think it’s the like the standard width Panther but the body is +4”.

It’s all Sierra, accept the steering rack which is mk2 Escort. T9 gearbox and Zetec where the popular option.

Unlike most kits Darren used a de-deion rear beam.

So the chassis was pretty much “Locost” with the rear bulkhead 25mm higher than book to match the 25mm higher nose, bonnet, scuttle. This gave extra room for a Zetec.

The chassis has the Sierra diff mounts but also the book style trailing arms and pan hard rod.

[Edited on 28/7/19 by big_wasa]


westf27 - 27/7/19 at 05:55 PM

Thanks for that,informative and clear.


big-vee-twin - 28/7/19 at 08:54 PM

Have a look in my photos, I have the Panther.


Charlie_Zetec - 29/7/19 at 10:32 AM

quote:
Originally posted by big_wasa
I would think it’s the like the standard width Panther but the body is +4”.

It’s all Sierra, accept the steering rack which is mk2 Escort. T9 gearbox and Zetec where the popular option.

Unlike most kits Darren used a de-deion rear beam.

So the chassis was pretty much “Locost” with the rear bulkhead 25mm higher than book to match the 25mm higher nose, bonnet, scuttle. This gave extra room for a Zetec.

The chassis has the Sierra diff mounts but also the book style trailing arms and pan hard rod.

[Edited on 28/7/19 by big_wasa]


I think it's based upon the McSorely +442 drawings, which makes it 100mm wider, 100mm longer, and 50mm taller than book dimensions.

Other than that, all appears correct. Can possibly get you some pics/dimensions at the weekend if you need them (and i can get to my unit)?