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  1. #1
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    Thought I'd say Hi

    Just picked up a part started Sumo build, took it back to components, cleaned painted and new suspension on it way, Ford 302 being rebuilt to go with a T5 box.

    Enjoy the build more than the completion sometimes

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    Should go quite well with my other kit car

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    Looks like a Mk2?
    Nice Stratos.
    Crendon Chassis No.49
    Huddart FE428 + toploader

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    Yes, it is a mk2, Granada diff and rear suspension, cortina uprights with granny hubs up front.

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    The Mk3 had additional triangulation on most of the corner joints and some additional bracing underneath and at the front. Have a look here: How to build a Sumo With a 302 engine you really need that additional strength.

    I don't know if they still offer the service but at one stage Pilgrim would add the additional strengthening to a Mk2 chassis if you could transport it to them (for a fee of course)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgosumo View Post
    The Mk3 had additional triangulation on most of the corner joints and some additional bracing underneath and at the front. Have a look here: How to build a Sumo With a 302 engine you really need that additional strength.

    I don't know if they still offer the service but at one stage Pilgrim would add the additional strengthening to a Mk2 chassis if you could transport it to them (for a fee of course)
    or, as you are in Scotland, if you are handy with a welder, they might supply the bits.
    Its well-worth having done - the handling on my old early MkIII was abs terrible - transformed the car when these were added.
    Alternatively its easy to find pics on the web illustrating the triangulation that can be added yourself.
    Crendon Chassis No.49
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    Thanks, I can weld, but couldn't see much difference in the triangulation, will have another look at what they added, thanks

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    There is a diagonal brace in each footwell, a diagonal brace underneath the trans tunnel, a V-shaped brace between the front upper chassis member (where the upper rad fixing brackets go) and the lower chassis front member, and an additional 2 diagonal braces aboved the trailing arms at the rear. I think that covers it.
    Crendon Chassis No.49
    Huddart FE428 + toploader

    Not listed in the Shelby Register.

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    I think the fitting of the Granada "wing" (from which the arms hang) provides a great deal of strength for the rear of the Mk 2
    Cobra not quite as shiny as my head

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    Thanks Kevin, will contact Pilgrim tomorrow to see if they have th pre cut parts

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    That looks like a fun MK2 project!

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