Bit of a push

Posted: 9th September 2017 by asteriskr in 106 Rallye S1 16v
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Started on the passenger side… needs some work due to some poor quality previous work. Not long after this started chopping bits out:

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Not going to post a lot of pics of the work, because to be fair, most of that is not very exciting. So here’s something a bit different. This is the standard position of the wiper motor:

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For throttle bodies to fit in the scuttle the wiper motor needs to be moved to the other side of the scuttle.

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I’ve done an AX single wiper motor conversion previously, but this time decided to fit a left hand drive wiper setup. Acquired one a few months ago from one of our Dutch friends:

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Drilled out the brackets:

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Scuttle looks a bit cleaner, just needs the holes welding up:

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Just need to weld them on to the other side

Inside I took out the tunnel plate that the seats mount onto. I need to fab up some reinforcement to put some strength back in for the handbrake mounting and it’ll need plating on the sides.

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With this out when I weld the new seat rails in I’ll be able to get a more central driving position

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Also half way there on fitting the Satchell rear wishbone mount stiffeners

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One thing I hadn’t realised or if I knew it, had forgotten… S1/drum brake cars have a different handbrake setup.

This is the S1 handbrake:

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S2/disc handbrake to go back in:

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