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westcott

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Re: AK 1106 rework ...
« Reply #135 on: May 29, 2019, 15:21:34 »
I changed steering wheel, steering column, column switches and heater controls. The 15" split rim steering wheel wood is more brown in reality, maybe I have to do some more realistic pictures and replace the actual ones.
The MG B air distribution control was updated by me with an chromed bezel to match the small gauges.
For the wiper, wash and heater motor functions I installed Lucas switches.
The wiper and heater motor switches are mounted to the dash via circular stainless steel adapter plates covered with the same leather as the instrument panel.

Behind all 3 openings I had to remove the U shaped brackets riveted to the dash, normally keeping the Mercedes Benz controls in place.

Everything works. 
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Re: AK 1106 rework ...
« Reply #136 on: May 29, 2019, 15:25:14 »
The column switch and locking unit fits (more or less) inside the original dash cutout
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Re: AK 1106 rework ...
« Reply #137 on: May 29, 2019, 15:32:20 »
That was the first rough layout to see if the VW lock,housing and SD1 spindle would line line up somehow.
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Re: AK 1106 rework ...
« Reply #138 on: September 06, 2019, 01:42:53 »
Lots of great work and inspiration here. 
Love the post...
Jeff Gagnon
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Re: AK 1106 rework ...
« Reply #139 on: September 10, 2019, 11:57:16 »
Lots of great work and inspiration here. 
Love the post...

Thx Jeff,

I try to share technical details and infos about our cars and some of my modifications with other owners.
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Re: AK 1106 rework ...
« Reply #140 on: November 10, 2019, 12:39:02 »
Uwe,
Do you have some more details on this - the parts you used?
Thanks
M

During the last few weeks I installed the exhaust system with two catalytic absorbers and the 4 silencers normally included in a MK IV with dual rear exhaust.
   
   The clutch system is changed to hydraulic actuation by the following steps.
   
   1. Installing a CNC Inc. slave cylinder with bracket to the side of the T5
   2. Replace the cable clutch pedal by a pedal from a 90s Mondeo
   3. Installed a 3/4 inch Girling master cylinder with integrated tank, extended/replaced the Girling push rod by a Ford Transid pushrod mounted to the original position.
   The cutouts and holes for the cylinder are prepared by the company in the front metal reinforcement inside the drivers footbox. I just had to drill the GRP of the foot boxes
   4. Used Dash 4 reusable aluminum fittings for brake or clutch lines and stainless braided teflon tube
   
   All fits together but it s still not filled with fluid, a travel stop for the pedal has to be made too.
   
   All the clutch system changes are done by clipping or screwing parts together. Fabrication is needed for the travel stop and eventually the pushrod.
   
   I'll keep you updated.
   
   Westcott

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Re: AK 1106 rework ...
« Reply #141 on: November 10, 2019, 20:28:49 »
Today the situation is a bit different. I collected a different slave and master combination for more piston travel, the pedal is still the same.

The update will be done during the winter.

I will check for part numbers and other details next week as soon as I'm back from Turino. 

Uwe
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Re: AK 1106 rework ...
« Reply #142 on: November 10, 2019, 20:32:03 »
Thanks Uwe - let me know - we can do it in parallel!
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