A much-needed weekend away has meant that nothing has moved-on as such. However, worthy of note is the arrival of some very important parts - all from Procomp Motorsport.
The shocks are manufactured by Protech Shocks who are based on the same road as our Melksham site. However, Procomp take the basic unit and then 'play with the valving' and add a different spec of oil before dyno testing them and matching the settings on the adjustment knobs. Hence, the extra detail and TLC is worth paying for. Or rather it would be if the shocks weren't a bit cheaper than from Protech. Strange but true.
Here's one front and one rear shock.
They are made to measure and are 1.9" dia with spherical bearings at each end. Okay, so they aren't triple-adjustable remote reservoir Penske units or anything but if they are good enough for last year's champ...
The other item that I collected was the "Pig's Head."
Ivan has been building these things since the Mark II Escort was still available in Ford showrooms. He's also got all the necessary kit. Hence, it could hardly have been in better hands. He explained this evening that he can usually tell you all about the life of the CWP based on the wear marks. However, he said that it had been so long since he'd done the job that he couldn't remember. Admittedly, I should have picked this up months ago, so I shall just have to cope without the story. In any case, he did say that most 3.54 CWPs tend to be in fairly decent condition as they are of little use to the rally boys.
More parts are imminent, most notably my front calipers. I'm sure that I said in a previous post that I'd make sacrifices in this area to help keep costs down. I haven't. I did however get a small discount.
Oh, one final thing - if you check-out my list of other blogs to the side of this 'ere screen, its worth noting that I've added two new ones recently. The first additional scribbler is Al Boulton, bookies favourite to win the Championship this coming season. The second is fellow countryman and all-round good egg Wyn Edwards'. Wyn changes his mind about competition cars almost as regularly as me. Anyway, his Lotus 26R is set to be a beauty. Can anyone remember what we used to do in tea breaks 'bb?'*
* before blogging