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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Posie also has a perch bolt used for Ford I Beam axles on A's and Deuces that uses the one sided shackle to eliminate the
need for a panhard rod.
Brian

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
In reply to # 37643 by Rhysn Normal option for those who race cars with transverse springs, is NOT a panhard rod, but have only one of the shackles swinging,. At least that's what close to 100% of the Austin 7s do.
Original Austin Sevens had shackles on both sides, but there have been some very interesting adaptations for "Specials" as Rhys says.
Here is an original, plus a very cool Special I had not seen before.
Love to visit Austin Specials as they were the Model T Racers or Speedsters of England.
Brian


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JTremain Justin Tremain
Oak HArbor, WA, USA   USA
1927 Nash Legion Special "Legion Special"
Well, now I'm not sure what to do... suspension is pretty important and not my specialty!



"Magic Man"

1927 Nash Modified: Legion Special
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JTremain Justin Tremain
Oak HArbor, WA, USA   USA
1927 Nash Legion Special "Legion Special"
Got some knobby tires for off road use, I like how they look too!
Made up a quick panhard bar, hoping that fixes the crazy amount of bump steer it was having.
Bought 'new to me' master cylinder and brake caliper and got those installed. I need a shop assistant to get them bled to see if that fixes the zero brakes issue.

Im really hoping to have it drive able by this weekend, as were supposed to get a few more inches of snow! but we'll see.....



"Magic Man"

1927 Nash Modified: Legion Special
"Build" Thread - https://www.cyclekartclub.com/phorum/read.php?2,26661


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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
So what brand of tires did you get?
And can we see better picture of the tread?
Brian

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JTremain Justin Tremain
Oak HArbor, WA, USA   USA
1927 Nash Legion Special "Legion Special"
Brand:vee rubber
model: VRM325

Stock photo of the tire, but shows you the tread pattern. It's a studless snow tire that actually has holes to add studs.

In reply to # 38133 by Woodysrods So what brand of tires did you get?
And can we see better picture of the tread?
Brian



"Magic Man"

1927 Nash Modified: Legion Special
"Build" Thread - https://www.cyclekartclub.com/phorum/read.php?2,26661


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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Thanks Just
Where did you source them?
Brian

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
I can't seem to find anything on the "325" tire # you listed???sad smiley
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JTremain Justin Tremain
Oak HArbor, WA, USA   USA
1927 Nash Legion Special "Legion Special"
im in the chatroom



"Magic Man"

1927 Nash Modified: Legion Special
"Build" Thread - https://www.cyclekartclub.com/phorum/read.php?2,26661

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chrisenamels Silver Member Chris Brown
Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, UK   GBR
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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Thanks Guys........Found them!
Brian

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JTremain Justin Tremain
Oak HArbor, WA, USA   USA
1927 Nash Legion Special "Legion Special"
Brakes work, finally! First time they've been functional, I've even paid 'professionals' at a dealership to get them working and they got nowhere. But I did. My Cyclekart advise for those of you who think you cant build one for whatever reason is; just start working on it and don't give up!

Time to put the knobby tires on and test drive it the snow this weekend!

smileys with beer



"Magic Man"

1927 Nash Modified: Legion Special
"Build" Thread - https://www.cyclekartclub.com/phorum/read.php?2,26661

Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Well clue us in Justin, what was the final solution to your brake problem???? Had to be one of
two things, air in the line or not enough leverage at the master cylinder.
I'm a couple of weeks away from running the lines and I've heard many guys complain about
lack of brakes. In fact, one of the members here was so feed up with his new hydraulic brake
system he got from Go Power Sports that he tore it off and sent it to me a while back.
I can't see anything wrong with the components so I'm thinking something must have
gone array with the way it was installed and bleed..
dg

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Hi Justin
Was it the height of the master cylinder as we discussed this morning?
Brian

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JTremain Justin Tremain
Oak HArbor, WA, USA   USA
1927 Nash Legion Special "Legion Special"
It was air in lines. That simple, but figuring that out wasnt! When we mounted the caliper on the gipsy it was on the bottom of the disc so the bleeders were the highest point on the caliper. On the legion, the caliper is mounted on top of the disc, so the bleeders wernt quite the highest point. It's really hard to tell where exactly the 'highest' point is so this wasn't super obvious. Plus I have I nice vacuum bleeder that connects to my air compressornto pull fluid through, so I thought that would suck all that air out. It did not.

I took the whole assembly off, still all connected, and bled with the caliper upside and had a good pedal after two bleeds!

Let me know if that doesn't make sense and I'll elaborate with pics and whatnot.



"Magic Man"

1927 Nash Modified: Legion Special
"Build" Thread - https://www.cyclekartclub.com/phorum/read.php?2,26661

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