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  1. Finally got round to picking my wheels from the diomond cutters and had the tyres fitted. More stuff to go in the loft 🤫🤫🤫 considering the condition that they were in I was well pleased, not totally perfect but bloody near enough! Fully expected them to refuse to do them or advise to powder coat. But apparently persevered and got them as near perfect as poss. Got to take into consideration these are 40+ yrs old. Had 185/60 Yoko a539 directionals fitted and we’ll see how they go.
    7 points
  2. She started life as a black rs2000, the like many she must had had a shunt and was flat fronted. She then moved on and was running a cosworth till finally being totally stripped down and rebuilt from a bare shell with a vision of having a standard looking RS outside and inside with everything else modernised so starting at the rear she has a baby atlas rebuilt by RACE running an LSD, discs and cosworth rear callipers, type 9 gearbox rebuilt with taller first gear, heavy duty bearings and bigger oil ways, engine built by Northampton motorsport with ported head, piper BP300 cams, variable exhaus
    5 points
  3. Bita progress on the A post over last while. Put hinge panel on door to locate before welding. Gaps not to bad to quarter panel and swage line looks good. Got the outer panel on then and now looking at outer sill. Wondering to overlap sill and lower A post or cut and butt weld.? Obviously if overlap will have edge which don't want. Sent from my MAR-LX1A using Tapatalk
    5 points
  4. So 5 years on, many break downs, 10000 miles ish, 3 alternators, many shows and events and 1 rubbish trophy...... It's time for some more welding and paint. As I went to check up on the car and fit another alternator, I noticed some rusty looking bubbles. Also a leaking brake line that had caused the paint to lift along the chassis rail. Waiting to here back from the restoration chaps to repair and paint. Then went for a short essential drive to test the new alternator 😉
    5 points
  5. Finally got it home, after 2yrs.... now to get on with finishing
    4 points
  6. Not the first Ford Factory in Elizabeth Bay but the 1950's new relocation to a larger Plant in the Neave Township Port Elizabeth South Africa where the European Sourced Models were Assembled. The new Admin Block opening 1954 Something nice and new for @colr6 on the production line at the Neave Plant.
    4 points
  7. Looking good and got to smile at the line projects always take way longer than planned, I am on yesterday eight and always say the same thing - next summer always worth it in the end just, quick picture of my bay with the ST170 sitting nicely at home - running emerald ECU which is about to be upgraded to the K6 so I can run the VVT the way it was intended
    4 points
  8. So progress has been slow mainly due to getting the funds together for this. Combine this with the fact that brexit has added some additional shipping costs has meant I'm waiting to get all the money together then putting in 1 big parts order. I've been speaking to Dave and Luke at retroford (big thanks fellas) and have pretty much agreed on their stage 2 fitting kit with some additions. Swapping the flywheel for their lightened version and added in the atlas lsd. I've also started on getting the fuelling system started. The ST170 engine has been stripped and the block has been cleaned a
    4 points
  9. Slow progress this week...... Fuel lines run and connected to tank. brake pipes run, just needing a bleed. fit headlights, mountings and buckets. grille in too now. Hopefully get it home next weekend....
    4 points
  10. It's -4 over here. Mine started first time which surprised me. I need to get the car in the house. When I had my dutton, I brought sections of it home and worked on it in the extension. Wife not happy though bit of overspray on the settee.
    4 points
  11. Only a few rims fitted mate, the splits no problem cos they bigger inside but the single piece rims have different internal diameter
    3 points
  12. I started this thread with a Capri over 6 years ago, do here are a couple more to bump it up the pecking order
    3 points
  13. As you can see it's getting a bit out of hand!
    3 points
  14. I've also managed to tidy up the engine bay. Hoping to keep it as tidy as possible by keeping the wiring hidden and not putting in anything thats not essential.
    3 points
  15. before you modify anything get it taxed as historic on the v5c if its not already
    3 points
  16. No hope for me, my workshop is an old pig shed, really big, tin roof which leaks so I have traps strung underneath it to direct the water off the 'car. It's also got loads of open areas around the tops of the walls, so it's pretty drafty. Haven't even bothered trying t work out there for the last two days, which is a double hit cause I'm buying even more stuff for the car while I'm sat here 😁
    3 points
  17. went for a drive today on an industrial estate, lots of fun, and with the evening clock in holland you are allowed to take the dog out, so he will be driving after 9 oclock, cheers
    3 points
  18. Got these that I don’t ware anymore if any use
    3 points
  19. Ive been down this road and couldn't find any. Nearest I came was one guy offering me some genuine net, but wanted more than I paid for the headrests. Don't recall who or where the offer came from. I tried various nets from eBay and aquatic centres, but the best I got was from a vest, previously worn by Daffyd, the only gay in my village. Yes, a purist would see the difference, but when it's fitted and in the car it does look right. Have a look on fleabay for String Vests, as I don't think my mate Daffyd has any more. Slice your headrest underneath, pull the frame out a
    3 points
  20. 3 points
  21. This one's Italian, it just has a slightly ....more Spanish...accent 🤷🏻‍♂️🤣🤣
    3 points
  22. In tribute to the great guy, I took the escort out and wringed it's neck and it did not let me down.
    2 points
  23. the whole thing is a chopped down eatate / station wagon. edit, this is a chopped down sedan, unfortunately unfinished, myabe one day i'll get into it.
    2 points
  24. All sorted, bought it Sunday night 🥳
    2 points
  25. Have you been using brake cleaner in an unventilated room Matt?😁
    2 points
  26. Well the only progress I made this week was drilling the rocker cover for a AN8 bulkhead fitting, rubbing it and priming it and rubbing down the spark plug cover. I tapped out the original oil breather hole with a M12 tap, stuck in a big bolt with locktite and left it ready to be cut off flush.
    2 points
  27. Unfortunately my inlaws had some recent bushfires come really close to their house. Crazy times. But took the car out after having it in storage for 6 weeks due to our house renos going on
    2 points
  28. Sounds like a lot of projects lol especially mine
    2 points
  29. Good work there! What kind of welder do you have? When I first started welding years ago I had a cheapo Clarke one and I really struggled, my mate gave me a go in his snap on one and my god what a difference it's was so much easier with a decent machine and within 2 mins I was laying down some nice welds so I saved up and bought a second hand cebora mig and never looked back.
    2 points
  30. Good advice thanks. The old girl has been in storage for years, last tested in 98 I think.. I'm hopefully getting it delivered tomo evening if my mate is away from work soon enough. Shifted my bikes around garage to make room..I'll post some pics when I get organised. Thanks again..
    2 points
  31. Same observation for a set of Cobra Le Mans. These are mine trimmed to my spec. Available to order though, as per 2nd pic.
    2 points
  32. Tickets for Simply Ford at Beaulieu are now on sale through thier website. No OSF stand planned so if you wish to go, book through them https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-ford/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=Retards Club.com&utm_campaign=Simply+Ford
    2 points
  33. I ended up using Capri Lazer seats and fitted them with Scheel side bolsters from Aldridge. Also bought Scheel headrest foam to give me options on headrests. The Lazer headrest frames were used with the Scheel foam. Basically, I can now fit either headrest to these seats. There's a set on ebay which the guy says he will split, so could get them cheaper. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Capri-2-0s-Strope-Lazer-Seats-/193806839702?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292 Pics below show before with old buckets and after. Granted, again they are not period correct for my car, but I ju
    2 points
  34. Fuel system installed under the boot floor, have since rerouted the fuel line from the tank to the pump behind the spring hanger just behind the rear panel
    2 points
  35. 2 points
  36. Maybe - but at least he's mounted his rear roll cage legs to the sturdy parcel shelf - Sound!
    2 points
  37. Go and buy a rusty mx5 (loads of them around lol) engine and box will go in the prefect easily
    2 points
  38. Just a bit, normally they’re about £60 a rim but these came out at £85 when I considered they could be a total loss on the cutting front I was willing to pay that for the end product. To be fair on their behalf they did ask before continuing.
    2 points
  39. Worth good money that old beetle lol i don’t think you’ll find anyone on here that would do a deal but it’s always worth an ask my mexico was parked on my parents drive and the builder opposite asked her ‘Is that old escort for sale’ my mum replied yes it’s £25k he didn’t come back though
    2 points
  40. Just thought of sharing some recent (ish) pics of the mk1 whilst the mk2 is taking its time. Just gets the occasional wash, oil change and run/show (old man won't let it out if he sees a cloud 😂) No plans really other than keeping it as it is 😁
    2 points
  41. We'll just put RS in the title and charge twice as much! Dale had to destroy his prize vest to repairs his!
    2 points
  42. A compression check would be a good idea and the manual should give a figure with a tolerance range of ideally less than 10% across all 4 cylinders. If its blowing oil / vapour as described then its symptomatic of rings gone - a leak down test will point to either rings or valve seals - but seals is usually shown by blue smoke from exhaust on the over-run. The plugged vacuum hose is likely disconnected from carb / inlet manifold or distributor advance can - and can affect running if the distributor requires vacuum for operation. IMO if a dizzy was designed for vacuum it should have it - s
    2 points
  43. Managed to find the '75-'76 Ford UK colour list complete with overleaf notes , might be useful to someone else. Looks like stardust silver it is. Interestingly enough, the silver on Escort Ghia models was "a special 2 coat metallic silver instead of stardust".
    2 points
  44. 🤔 I think that's still our moral duty as Englishmen isn't it? 😉
    2 points
  45. but it is still legal to shoot the french i assume?
    2 points
  46. For sale a Ford Fiesta Mk1 XR2 of 1983. The car is totally solid and in overall fair condition for the asking price. At the moment the car is located in Portugal with portuguese registration, but can be sent to London area by the price descibed in the advert. I have detailed picture that can be shared on request. The correct price in Euros is 9.500,-€. Contact me for details. I am available by Mobile Phone, e-mail or Whatsapp (00351919944225).
    2 points
  47. I was out in mine today. Covered about 50 miles and all ok. The 45 dcoe really suit the engine and better than the 38dgas I had. This year I am hoping to get it painted in May, found a local guy. Moved into the mexico steelies which I prefer.
    2 points
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