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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:38 pm 
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won these tonight, thats legal rubber for the big ass wheels sorted

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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:47 pm 
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loose calcs for rear wheel fitments, left most solid line is outer edge of bodywork, right solid line is inner edge of wheel arch. All shown with original width axle.

Top one is my current wheels which are snug but okay, middle one is the 7.5j wellers which look like they would go with a sensible tyre choice.

Bottom one is the wide rims... Looks like its going to be a monumental amount of work to make them fit! The arch just isnt wide enough to narrow the axle that much, could tub the rears in a bit as im getting an axle narrowed to suit anyway so no additional cost there. might be a step further than im prepared to modify the car, cutting wings and doors is definitely a nono.

Found a load of rot when i removed the wing too which is not so good. Had to fabricate the lower 2 inches of the a piller and 18 inches of the outer and inner sill as it was a state, didnt look bad at all when i started!!!

Just got the lower wing section to replace and the bodywork is good to go again.
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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:10 pm 
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well overdue an update, heres a few pics of progress,

as it started the month,

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subframe pretty much finished - notched to sit higher into the vehicle, holes drilled further up to allow this.

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new springs

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rack

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back on its wheels

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anti roll bar kit fitted
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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:41 am 
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this is awesome :bow


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:19 am 
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Looking as sick as ever I see XD


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:43 pm 
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the stance is now level, due to the design of the suspension i couldnt do this before. Ive notched the frame, fitted a steering rack and uprated the springs/ fitted an anti roll bar too so now it runs lower but more clearance under the subframe than i had before


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:55 pm 
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Didn't this car go to deva dubs'n'rods last year and win something? If so it looked ace last year and I hope it goes this year as I'd love to see its new wilder look.


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:14 pm 
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Yes-Im-unusual wrote:
Didn't this car go to deva dubs'n'rods last year and win something? If so it looked ace last year and I hope it goes this year as I'd love to see its new wilder look.


yeah i nearly boiled to death driving it there, haha, the gearstick gaiter is nackered and vents all the heat from the engine and box into the car!! on a hot day its horrendous!, need to fit a better gaitor for this summer.

yeah it was the only non vw to win a trophy on the Saturday! - thanks for the comments!

havent worked out exactly what car events ill be at this year, wil defo be at retro rides gathering, hoping to do deva for the weekend. Been two years running now


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:12 pm 
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You should do deva again but make sure you're vents are working beforehand. I have a rat project of my own I'm doing just for deva as its a good way to spend winter building a project to waste time. The sad thing is I'm unable to upload pictures of it but hopefully I will get them up.


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:03 pm 
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Decided to tackle the steering column this afternoon, chopped it to length last night, had to remove 125mm.

I refused to cut and shut the bar as didnt want to rely on a weld when a weld really wasnt necessary so set about recutting a spline to the end of the bar.

The spline used on the standard is identical to many cars of the era and some later things including early mk1 escorts. Its a 9/16 diameter 36 spline form which is great for simple maths - one spline every 10 degrees around the outside.

Only had access to a manual mill so went off and found a manual rotary indexer and made a locking collar to allow me to hold the steering column in the indexer, luckily the vice on the bed was the right height to support and clamp the remainder of the column.

before machining.

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during, i machined around 20mm of length of spline onto the bar.

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I then machined a flat onto the top to clear the pinch clamp in the uj, same as the original form of the bar i chopped off. Ready to put back on this weekend if it stops raining!! Then i can steer the thing back into the garage and work all weathers again :lol


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:53 pm 
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bit more work these past few days, machined a herald steering boss down to fit inside the standard cowling, fits a treat now which means i should be able to make the horn press work. Assembled the column and uj and all feels good. The lack of play and increase in steering lock feels nice.

Only problem im now left with is that the column passes lower than before - right though my engine mount location!! this is the last major fabrication job remaining. Need to weld the crack in the sump and then its reassembly time!!

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Also been playing around with a new load of vintage vinyl logos to go on the rear window, going for a proper period feel with this lot haha,

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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:34 am 
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Looking good so far, can't wait to see it finished


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:08 pm 
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Made some good progress on the car today

Fitted the battery clamp, welded up some pinholes in the exhaust manifold, repaired the crack in the sump, finished modifying the engine mount so the steering column can pass through the engine mount, real tricky for space but all fits realy snugly.

The revised mount

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progress pic, wont be long now!

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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:29 pm 
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Making really good progress,

Exhaust manifold is now repaired and it fitted properly, i modified it after repairing all the smash damage to be in two pieces so i can actually remove it without taking out the engine mount!! dont ask, the original one was lashed together too quickly (light at the end of the tunnel syndrome!)

Alternator and starter motor are back in, plugged in about half the wiring. got a few repairs to do on wires that got snagged when the mount snapped.

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be back on the road in no time


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:43 am 
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apologies for the radio silence, will do an update soon. the car is back on the road again.

Its also in ppc mag this month, check it out :aviator

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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:25 pm 
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Congrats on the magazine appearance! It looks like an incredible machine you're building. I wasn't familiar with the Standard automobile before reading your build thread. I always enjoy learning about new things, especially when car related.

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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:14 pm 
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thanks man! Plenty of people this side of the pond have no idea what it is either!

There are a few people stateside with Standards, they were sold albeit in small numbers in the USA.

Most are standard 10's which are essentially very similar, i think they were marketed as a triumph 10 in the USA.


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:47 am 
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This car does not cease to amaze me!
Shall be looking forward to my next issue of PPC XD


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 10:39 am 
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Truely awesome build, i actually bought PPC the other day just cause of your car on the cover, my first mag in many years i might add. And completely randomly the photoshoot is round corner from my house, i assume that is the dude that went and got it from Isle of Wight originally's house - i drive past there regularly and think to myself i bet me and him would get on haha.

Anyhow, enjoyed the article and found this thread after a quick google search so had a read through this too and must say I am very impressed, keep up the good work :tu


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 5:41 pm 
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I just spotted your car in the mags at sansburys and thought "I know that car!" had a quick flick through. Maybe I'll buy it tomorrow if its a good read.

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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:35 pm 
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Radio silence from me on here for ages!

The car is still in one piece and going well, drove it to work last week so is still getting used.

The steering rack has made the world of difference.
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I think ive taken the car as far as im going to take it, its absolutely spot on

wellers fit perfectly
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Literally the only hiccup this year was a snapped halfshaft - thats what happens when you drive it too spiritedly!

The aa didnt know what a standard is.. it was too low to fit on the dolly, had to wind the coilovers up. rear bumper hit every speedbump on way home!!
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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:58 pm 
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Was that using the Pinto/Type 9 setup?

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