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quickrack

Mk1 Escort now on 8.5" Banded Steels.

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D-FENS    38

Seeing as Jo mentioned things need improving I decided to update again.

Since my last post I bought another Rs2000 propshaft. Which also failed. So I bit the bullet and bought a Grp4 Fabrications new one. Expensive but I am sick of problems with em.

And the exhaust needs a skid on the silencer as it catches and pulls the pipe loose. Did that today.

Will make a wee bit of clearance between the gearbox bellhousing and the bulkhead while under it.

Photos when I figure out how.

Comments welcome.

Thanks.

If you cant get to grips with posting pics you could send them to someone like Vista who will post them for you .

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Vista    2,039

Photos when I figure out how.

 

Comments welcome.

 

Thanks.

Posting pics is quite easy once you've done it once.

 

At the bottom right of the text box you type in is a tab for "more reply options" click that

 

At the bottom of the new box you'll see "attach files" & "choose file" click "choose file"

 

Choose the file you want to attach from wherever you have it saved and then click "attach this file"

 

Hit enter / return on your keypad to start a new line of text and then click "add to post"

 

Job done

 

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quickrack    67

Seeing as it is as low a a low thing, the leading edge of the silencer catches stuff.

This I have decided is why the damn thing keeps cracking, leaking and trying to fall off.

So I welded a wee skid on.

Nothing sexy but it should help.

15469456553_82c45cc03b_c.jpgDSC_0809 by quickrack, on Flickr

16087213401_bb8abd3da8_c.jpgDSC_0808 by quickrack, on Flickr

Also I didnt bother to check UNDER where I was welding (I usually do)

Who knew sponges burned so damn well   :tongue:

16089140265_60caf7e1d6_c.jpgDSC_0807 by quickrack, on Flickr

 

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quickrack    67

yea, made the rookie error of wearing trainers when welding the other day despite welding for years. i was hoping round the shed to say the least

Feck but that hurts  :dope:

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quickrack    67

Well it's only worked. So far no issues with it catching.

On to next project.

Replacing my borrowed twin 40 webers with the carbs off a Zzr750rr!

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quickrack    67

Buy some 10mm steel plate, find a lenght of pipe to match the mounts on the carbs and get a gasket to use as a template

 

15777605893_b295a968ea_c.jpgBike manifold1 by quickrack, on Flickr

 

Cut, drill, file, grind etc......

 

16397605615_2b0753e8a1_c.jpgBike carb measurements by quickrack, on Flickr

 

16396675732_a28404fa8c_c.jpgBike carb flange by quickrack, on Flickr

 

Weld, grind, trial fit, weld, grind, trial fit.......

 

16396719642_a0aef2b845_c.jpgBike carb manifold. by quickrack, on Flickr

 

16395886281_0033f7b87e_c.jpgBike manifold4 by quickrack, on Flickr

 

16371624826_3e0b28b63c_c.jpgBike carb manifold tacked. by quickrack, on Flickr

 

16395857021_608e34661c_c.jpgBike carb manifold tacked . by quickrack, on Flickr

 

40's off. These were borrowed. Thanks Noel.

 

15795563013_92dd8744a6_c.jpgDSC_0147 by quickrack, on Flickr

 

16229383479_e733b32905_c.jpgDSC_0146 by quickrack, on Flickr

 

Nearly there. 

Also got switch, filter, pump, mounting kit etc 

 

16148760407_cc0a411fef_c.jpgDSC_0082 by quickrack, on Flickr

 

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quickrack    67

The manifold didnt work.....

Plan b.

I sold some spares and got a twin choke weber etc which I am now fitting.

16866525646_802cf3f710_c.jpgDSC_0024 by quickrack, on Flickr

When its running i will be changing the entire front suspension set-up in a bid to get some actual suspension.

Rs struts with lowered spring mounts, gaz short adjustable inserts, adjustable tca's so I can set the geometry right and a twin cam arb held by double width mounts.

All bought slowly since last september.

Still looking for a gearbox as well.

 

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quickrack    67

Various issues hampered progress over the last while but a programme of improvements has started now.

I have bought new rear springs and and Anti Tramp Bar kit. The springs will be de-cambered. Then I can get rid of the lowering blocks.

The type9 is replaced with a V6 version. Stronger and better geared. 

The gearlever is a quickshift which rattles so I bought a standard shifter and an modifing it.

More planned but that lot will keep me occupied for a minute.

 

26353792735_4f0bb22596.jpgDSC_2281 by quickrack, on Flickr

 

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quickrack    67

Since I posted this I stripped the car.

Then I had a bad crash where I was severly hurt.

Much better now but restricted in what I can do.

I just plod away though and things are finally happening.

I now have rebuilt my axle.

Its narrowed,  with new brakes, 3.77 gears and a quaife ATB differential.

35353905796_990877d36f_c.jpgIMAG1659 by quickrack, on Flickr

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D-FENS    38

Sorry to hear about your crash and injury mate were you in the Escort when it happened ?

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Vista    2,039
On 21 July 2017 at 15:22, quickrack said:

Since I posted this I stripped the car.

Then I had a bad crash where I was severly hurt.

Much better now but restricted in what I can do.

I just plod away though and things are finally happening.

I now have rebuilt my axle.

Its narrowed,  with new brakes, 3.77 gears and a quaife ATB differential.

35353905796_990877d36f_c.jpgIMAG1659 by quickrack, on Flickr

Get well soon :thumbsup: good to see you back at it. 

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