Sorry, just a good way of getting your attention. I'll try to make this history brief, but here's the deal...
As you know, my Nova has custom chassis and suspension.
18 months ago I had a prang and bent the NSF stub axle (its off a Cortina)
I found a company that does a fabricated upright for F3 Superstox that is "sort of" compatible with the Cortina items and blew £200 getting a pair.
This was a mistake - both the uprights and the wishbones need modification before I can even reproduce the stock
Stock geometry is not very good for a lightweight midengine car - KPI is 4.8°, wheel offset (ET16) is giving me massive scrub radius of 2", needs to be reduced to <1" to bring steering kick-back to acceptable levels.
Ignore all that techy talk for a minute - here's what I had in mind. If I have to start again with a fabricated upright, why don't I use the supertough front wheel bearing and front hubs from a Sud?
Nice idea, I hear you say - and I just happen to have a pair of front hubs in the spares pile. But they are for inboard front brakes, and my front brakes will need to be outboard
Simple, I hear you say - just use the Alfa 33/late model Sprint front disc with your 'Sud hubs. The question is - CAN I DO THIS?
I know the Alfa 33 hubs are different from the Sud - the hub nut is on the outside and the hub carrier has the brake caliper attached. But can I put an Alfa 33 disc on a Sud hub? Are they dimensionally the same?
I would like to be able to re-use my Ford M16 calipers so I am hoping that the disc diameters are similar, but first things first.
Any ideas? All suggestions/advice gratefully received!
Nb - it would be nice to develop Alfa front uprights, its always a bit embarrassing admitting there are Ford bits on the car (although the M16 calipers are made by ATE so at least they are Italian
). If push comes to shove I would also consider changing the calipers to 33 items as well.