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robert maguire

Blacktop to escort mk2

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Just back at this again...Anyone any info on steel brake piping rather than copper.I have GRP4 pedal box and new Goodridge braided hoses but I need to join up the pieces.Seems only rolls of copper are available but it looks s*it on car.M10x 1 is the fitting apparently in male or female so need piping and also 2 bulkhead fitting to bring piping in to engine bay etc

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Personally I wouldn't use steel brake pipe. Its a bitch to bend well - ok for the factories with good machines, will kink easy and ultimately it rusts!

This.... kunifer brake pipe.... is a better alternative - not copper but alloy of copper and nickel, more durable than pure copper.

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Got Kumifer piping today and some male/female fittings.Pedal box was 3/8 unf and rest of car is M10 X 1.Just need to order 2 bulkhead fittings as none here in Ireland apparently..

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This.... kunifer brake pipe.... is a better alternative - not copper but alloy of copper and nickel, more durable than pure copper.

Copper Nickel Iron Alloy

 

Cu - Copper

Ni - Nickel

Fe - Iron

 

Put em together and what do you get? CuNiFe

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Ok so I am back in the saddle.....after a few issues with Council re having too many cars in my back garden.Narky neighbour. .Ass holes...... Seats fitted (due to be recovered shortly) back to trying to pipe up the pedal box and to wheels etc.Have not been near the car for weeks. I will get some new pics up shortly.Thanks for the advice on the bulkhead fitting ,worked a treat

 

Also got rid of the poxy top hose set up and removed heater and associated piping, much cleaner job.Used Billeted housing and top hose from Lotus Cortina.Perfect fit .

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Hello and back at this again since yesterday.Nearly  a year since I done anything.Busy and lost the horn for the escort!!

Anyway still have it starting nicely etc but never sorted the issue with front of engine sitting very high. Its G19 winged alloy sump which seems good but the winged side is very close to crossmember.Not touching but maybe only  5/6mm clearance.No issue with non winged side.Tried 40mm rubber mounts but still same.Gearbox tail is adjusted up until nearly , but not, touching the body.I was looking at another Zetec mk2 but with world cup crossmember and mounts and sitting totally different to mine. Are crossmembers slightly different positions under the sump, maybe more forward,OR is there adjustment on crossmember where it bolts to chassis rails?.I will get some fresh pics soon. I know pics are bad but car is not on lift so hard to get proper snaps

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My pinto sits low and the bottom front edges of the  sump are close to the lip on the crossmember. I loosened the engine mountings and jacked up the engine , trimmed the crossmember with angle grinder. Job done and cleaned up the cross member the same time as it was shitty.

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