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Loco
24-09-10, 11:21 AM
there are a few bits which are quite tired, so was hoping to replace them before they became an issue. What were the MK2's based on? My steering needs new boots and the front suspension tension rods busings are in a very sorry state.

also, do I have to go to pilgrim to get parts such as seatbelts and wiper blades or are the parts sourced from elsewhere? Also, my handbrake gaitier is worn through, can I get just this part or do I have to go for a whole interior set?

Sorry for the 100 questions, many thanks in advance!!

AlexB74
24-09-10, 02:47 PM
Think its mk2 granada bushes, its the same front end as on the TVR wedge's so TVR specialists will know it. i went superflex/poly bushes on mine it made the world of difference.

Think the rack is capri, handbrake gaiter is capri too. But I'll double check in the manual over the weekend. From memory i think the wipers are available from europa.

Cheers

Alex

dgosumo
24-09-10, 03:26 PM
What sort of rear axle does your Sumo have? Mk2s came in Granada or Cortina based as far as my manual says. Other indication, how many wheel nuts, 4 or 5?

robinj66
24-09-10, 08:53 PM
The bushes are likely to be the same for Cortina or Granada II. As Alex says, try poly bushes to stiffen things up a tad. Steering rack gaiters are also same for Cortina/Granada II.

You can get the wiper blades from any supplier (Eg, Europa etc) but make sure you tell them which way your wipers lay when at rest. There are two different types of connector depending on whether your arms are straight or not at the end.

Re the other items, I would speak to Pilgrim and see what they say.

Loco
08-12-10, 09:52 PM
What sort of rear axle does your Sumo have? Mk2s came in Granada or Cortina based as far as my manual says. Other indication, how many wheel nuts, 4 or 5?
Hi, it's got 5-nuts - I've attached a pic of the diff if that helps?
http://www.frenchgeek.com/imageslg/SumoDiff.jpg

Also got pics of the dodgy tension rod arm, in case that helps?
http://www.frenchgeek.com/imageslg/SumoBushing1.jpg
http://www.frenchgeek.com/imageslg/SumoBushing2.jpg
http://www.frenchgeek.com/imageslg/SumoBushing3.jpg
http://www.frenchgeek.com/imageslg/SumoBushing4.jpg

Do you think these would be the correct bushes?
SuperFlex: Advanced polyurethane suspension bushes (http://www.superflex.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=SF130-0046KSS)

Many thanks as always for all your help.
-Loic

Purple AK
08-12-10, 10:05 PM
Hi, it's got 5-nuts - I've attached a pic of the diff if that helps?
http://www.frenchgeek.com/imageslg/SumoDiff.jpg

Also got pics of the dodgy tension rod arm, in case that helps?
http://www.frenchgeek.com/imageslg/SumoBushing1.jpg
http://www.frenchgeek.com/imageslg/SumoBushing2.jpg
http://www.frenchgeek.com/imageslg/SumoBushing3.jpg
http://www.frenchgeek.com/imageslg/SumoBushing4.jpg

Do you think these would be the correct bushes?
SuperFlex: Advanced polyurethane suspension bushes (http://www.superflex.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=SF130-0046KSS)

Many thanks as always for all your help.
-Loic
Hi Loic. Yes that is a Mk2 Granada diff from what I can see in the picture. And yes those are the correct bushes for the front tie rod ;)

AlexB74
09-12-10, 01:35 PM
Hi,

They look right to me - I'd check for play in the bottom bushes on the front end too though (grabbing the wheel and checking for movement - funny handling charcteristics under brkaing etc) my Tie bars were a bit worn like yours, but my bottom bushes were properly shot. Besides I dont think the tie bars actually do much that you would notice when driving (I'm open to be put right on that one!) ...

Alex