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Thanks for confirming the draw on your Merc pump Conrad. That isn't as high as what I have found in my searches, so sounds more promising if I do have to go down this path. 

Thanks also for the tip on newer SUV alternators too.

 

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Gday mate. 

Re multiple belt pulleys I turned up a basic hub for my a15, then bolted a couple of old water pump pulleys I got from a wreckers yard to it.     Worked out well.

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4 hours ago, Valiant said:

Gday mate. 

Re multiple belt pulleys I turned up a basic hub for my a15, then bolted a couple of old water pump pulleys I got from a wreckers yard to it.     Worked out well.

That's a bloody good idea Pete. I've got a spare water pump pulley here. I might just dig it out and see how easy it would be to do the same. Thanks for sharing.

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14 minutes ago, ThePog said:

Do you want me to check to see if that pulley on the front of my engine will unbolt?

That would be very good of you if it isn't too much trouble. 

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Have you run your plan for your brake system past your engineer/whatever the australian equivalent is called? 

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Thanks @cletus. I was planning to get my mock up completed before I bounced it off him. What would be your concerns Clint ?

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In nz, for cert that design would have to be approved due to its complexity, I dont know what the rules are like over the ditch but that would be very difficult to get legal here 

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Also maybe have a look at what angle the arm was in relation to the pushrod in the old setup, pedal at rest angle and brakes applied angle. My mind says they should be at right angles to each other at full brake application 

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25 minutes ago, cletus said:

In nz, for cert that design would have to be approved due to its complexity, I dont know what the rules are like over the ditch but that would be very difficult to get legal here 

Thanks for that Clint. I've just emailed my concept drawing through to the Certifier that I am using across here and will let you know what he comes back with.

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13 minutes ago, Mof said:

Have you got enough stroke on that little lever arm?

 

9 minutes ago, Mof said:

Also maybe have a look at what angle the arm was in relation to the pushrod in the old setup, pedal at rest angle and brakes applied angle. My mind says they should be at right angles to each other at full brake application 

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Mof. I'll check both out in the morning.

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1 minute ago, Nominal said:

Seems to be a lot of interest in this one in NZ

https://www.trademe.co.nz/2808126999

Yep, I've swapped a few yarns with him in the past. He was planning to do an engine upgrade a few months back and made the mistake of posting his intentions on the 400E FB page. He got so badly flamed by the Barrys on there I felt bad for him and sent him a sympathy email. Needless to say I'm keeping a very low profile on FB about what I am doing :-)

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1 hour ago, cletus said:

In nz, for cert that design would have to be approved due to its complexity, I dont know what the rules are like over the ditch but that would be very difficult to get legal here 

I couldn't agree with you more mate; hard not to dispute that the NZ LVVTA  'old boys whiskey club' would be both loud and vocal in their objections.

In my opinion  if the ratio's & engineering (i.e. design, materials and construction) were of an acceptable standard the linkage would be no more complex than many production cars (the RHD E30 or Mk 1 Escort springs to mind). 

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Thanks for the encouragement @MACKAZ Gotta say I'm not looking forward to another day lying in the wet patch with old grease up to my elbows, but it's gotta be done. 

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