Triumph 1800 Roadster Street Rod Restoration Eighth Year 2016


November - December

Time to get back to work, now I will be restoring the front suspension.  For the most part I removed the original front leaf spring suspension and replaced it with a suspension from a Jaguar XJ6 Series II.

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Then the vertical member was switched out with an Jaguar XKE unit, this would allow me to add a power steering rack to the front of the car.

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  I used a stock Ford Mustang II power steering rack.  The first big problem is making it so the power steering rack will mount to the frame and function properly.  The rack was hitting the  frame.   So I had to cut out and re-weld the front fender mounts to allow space for the power steering rack to function.

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The next problem is that there is no place to mount the top of the shock.   The shock would normally mount to the inner fender well of XJ6 Series II.   I located custom made shock brackets made by TopRodz in Austrailia, and the were reasonable priced.  They come in a six piece set, once the were welded they look factory made.   See test fit photo.

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Now the Jaguar XKE disk brakes were high tech for there time, but by today's standards, and due to the increased horse power that has been added to this car more braking power is needed.  I contacted the Master Jim Boffo of Boffo Motors.  He told me he has done this type of rotor upgrade before, and we will use a larger Chrysler rotors, however they will need to be re-drilled to fit the XKE Hub, and bolt pattern. 

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Contact Bob Capo at bob@bobcapo.com for further information
on any of our restorations.

Thank You.