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Aceca289

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Re: BE 646
« Reply #330 on: June 28, 2020, 00:01:38 »
Thanks David for taking the time to create the new INDEX on the first page of this thread! Give it up to the new guy! (See Peter’s post just prior to this post on page 22 of this thread for more info)

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Thank You Peter for all your hard work over the years to take and post all those pics. What a great resource for all us Aceca owners to have an INDEX to find pics and descriptions of your many years of hard work restoring your Aceca. It’s so great to be able to see under the skin of an Aceca to know what one might be getting into prior to embarking on the journey. Thanks to David, now we can scroll to the page with the pictures we want to find easier.

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« Reply #331 on: June 30, 2020, 15:55:54 »
The front disc brakes have some kind of dust cover.

My plan was to clean these plates and to powder coating them. But after cleaning I had to determined that they reached the end of there life.


I made new plates from stainless steal and used the chance to revise the asymetry of the old plates:

The new plates and the old one:

looks better in mounting position:


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Re: BE 646
« Reply #332 on: July 08, 2020, 15:50:06 »
Stunning. I always enjoy your updates, thank you and press on!

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« Reply #333 on: July 12, 2020, 12:31:39 »
These are the panels below the A-column.

They have a lot of holes and I can't imagine that I will use all of them. So, new panels must be made.

Checking their fitment


The next task is the front leaf spring. Since the car will be fitted with the heavier Ford 2.6 Zephyr engine the front leaf spring must be strengthened.
The original leaf spring:


I bought a leaf spring made for the 2.6 engine but the quality is quite poor.

Some of the leafs are of unequal length, i.e. the length from the middle (measured from the hole in the middle) to the left is different from the length to the right. I think this is not good if you want a symmetric springing behaviour. The difference is 1 cm.


But the worst is that the lowest leaf containing the bush is wider than the original spring. This leads to positive camber.
The original spring:

the new one:

So, my plan is to use the old leaf spring and combine it with two leafs of the new leaf spring. Building the correct leaf spring is only possible when the car is finished. I don't want to have this look for the Aceca: