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Postby ENWOD » Mon May 11, 2009 11:17 pm

Hi all, found this forum after scouting for some more info on the Viva which my kit car is based on. (I'm trying to figure out what master cylinder I have fitted, and whether I'm going to need to change it as I believe the Viva it was from was servo assisted and so the brake pedal is quite firm with little feel. It looks similar to the following: Ebay number 250419921607 ... 0803_o.jpg) Except the master cylinder on my car has horizontal mounting holes.

Thanks for any help, anywho, 'spose I better post up some info of my car.

It was built in 1985 currently with about 6k

Engine built in 1985 by Fourways Engineering:
Ford 1600 711M Block
Bored and fitted with 1300 pistons 10.5:1 Compression
Balanced & lightened bottom end
Lightened flywheel
Fourways Engineering Stage 3 Cam
Bestek Electronic ignition
3.44:1 Magnum/Firenza axle
Cylinder Head ported with Mexico valves & all steel rocker gear
Four branch Mexico manifold to custom side exit bike can

Twin 40 Dellortos supplied by an electric Jag XJS U fuel pump & Viva fuel tank.

Rebuilt Capri 1600 GT - 4 Speed

Front -New Vauhall Magnum twin pot calipers on 9" disks
Rear - Viva drums

Rear - Viva Front - Viva lowered 2"

Revolution 4 spoke shod with Hankook 175/70 x13" - may be 185/60 I can't remember ... G_1680.jpg

Very... different looking... I didn't like it too much when I first bought it, but she's definitely grown on me and I love her now :lol:
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Postby 1256man » Mon May 18, 2009 5:36 pm

hello looks as if youve got a standard lockheed disc brake master cylinderthen the one in the photo is for a viva hc with drums regards dave
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Postby griffonmark » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:41 pm

My first Magnum 2300 based griffon (the purple one ) had a faulty servo so I disconnected it. Brakes were fantastic with great feel. Helps having such a light car though.
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