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  1. Few more pics on the progress be it been a bit slow. Panel fit has been a bit of a ball ache tbh. Saying that I’m no panel beater or bodywork person but perseverance prevails. Got nearly everything to fit within tolerance on the structural side now exterior panels to get right.
    8 points
  2. Lesson for all - LED's cannot be used for alt. / charging warnings due to the way they work. These lights need to pass voltage both directions - firstly from ign sw. through bulb to alternator and ground, secondly volts from alternator flow back the other way and cancel out the voltage from the ign. sw. LED's will only pass voltage one way - a property of all diodes.
    7 points
  3. OK, so drained all the old fuel out and chucked in a Jerry can of V Power just to get it going again, and after standing for around 3 years and after a few attempts it coughed and spluttered into life 😁😁 The can didn't do much to the gauge, which I don't entirely trust anyway, so gingerly drove to the closest tescos and chucked in £20 of their 99 momentum Came home via the motorway and wow, I'd forgotten how lively it was. Certainly blew the cobwebs out. Needless to say I'm fookin buzzing.....oh and stinking of petrol 🤣🤣
    6 points
  4. Picked up a better spot welder which has a selection or arms aswell inner arch cut out engine should look nice in the bay, way off that going in though 😂
    6 points
  5. Depends what size your buying as 9x13 you may aswell buy new
    5 points
  6. tunnel starting to take shape quielty,
    5 points
  7. I have my 18 month old grandson in the garage with me, well he follows me around as though he’s tied to me with rope ! Put anything down he’s got it, come off steps and he’s up them. Think he’s going to be a panel beater as everything is with a hammer and he creates when you take it off him along with the tape measure. Only problem is everything he measures is 3 so you don’t know if that’s in inches or mm which can be a bit confusing. A budding Ford mechanic, just beat it to death it’ll be alright....lol
    5 points
  8. It’s just a case of thinking about it, read up a bit, make a plan and crack on. It’s surprising how much info you can get from the likes of this forum. Always had an interest in bodywork which helps plus friends who’ll lend you a jig and instructions...lol yes bought 50 of them a good help but started using self tapping screws on temp fixing. Your suggestion on the gearbox mount worked a treat. It was nearly an inch out !!!! Certainly could have caused a slight problem later. Even my paint man laughed at my approach but was quite happy with the results I’d achieved. His wor
    5 points
  9. Test fit so I can get box in place and sort tunnel out
    4 points
  10. Couldn’t help myself think these will really set it off
    4 points
  11. Waiting on a few parts to arrive now for the cooling system then I hope to get stuck in a see if we can get the engine firing before the end of May. My mate made a start on the stainless steel exhaust but his TIG welder packed in so that needs sorting before we can finish that. The throttle body kit and ECU arrived so did a test fit and it looks great!
    4 points
  12. Today’s update got some front suspension on, painted the engine bay black, got new headlight bowls and lights in, new grill on found some seats just waiting for the guy to get back to me
    4 points
  13. We came from the Croft but now live on the mainland, with that we learnt how to drive tractors at a very young age but my brother has never lost the enthusiasm for tractors but they have to be either fergies or MFs Had to laugh the last time I was home visiting my mam as a gathering would always appear but back in the day it would be escorts, cortina, capris, cavaliers or mantas while this time it was tractors the boys showed up in
    4 points
  14. RPs posts are a novel full of well researched and informative info, I know I couldn’t find so much detail and put it into terms we all understand. Keep em coming RP 😍
    4 points
  15. They can be done without the raiser I am told but alas I fitted it as I wanted to make sure I had enough clearance at the bulkhead this was my engine and box trial fitted, she was close to the bulkhead so then went for the raiser plate as you can see how far the tail of the box comes through the floor This is a picture of the spacer I got on eBay for the drive shaft Got my car running now and finally took it out for a shake down today so delighted but needs a session on the rolling road
    4 points
  16. Thought Id update this thread with some small changes I've made to the car recently! The good news is that its still driving really well, and I'm completely happy with the engine conversion. It feels incredibly reliable, regardless how long its stood still, you can turn the key and its running within a revolution. I've completed about 200 miles so far which granted isn't a lot, but also I've not had anything to snag either, so I just need to start doing some slightly longer journeys. So firstly the Hi Spec brakes went on fine, I got some 247mm drilled and vented discs to suit and some br
    4 points
  17. Almost finnished this biuld off for a good friend of mine Mr Darren Posse! ! 20210328_114049.mp4
    3 points
  18. Hello everyone. After a three year break (after selling my escort) I’m back! Made the horrendous mistake of selling my Mk2 and getting a Caterham, but it just didn’t do it for me so I’m back in thhe world of overpriced Fords. 😊 Can’t afford to buy my old car back so I’m close to doing a deal on a modified 105e. Be interesting to see how many old names I recognise. No doubt I’ll be probing all the Anglia owners for hints and tips as I don’t know much about them currently as I’ve only ever been into mk2s. 👍🏻 A pic of my old car I had when was on here last, although this pic was tak
    3 points
  19. bit futher along, slowly taking shape ,
    3 points
  20. Hi. I'm Alesh, I'm from Slovenia. I am currently in the final stages of restoring the Escort Mk1.
    3 points
  21. Hi thank you for adding me to your group. I have owned fords for many years (mostly Cortina’s) I own a 1965 mk1 gt export model. I hope to see some of you this year.John.
    3 points
  22. I don’t think you could use LED for alternator light as they can only be wired one way,when alternator fires up it changes polarity from positive to negative,don’t think LED would let the earth through once triggered
    3 points
  23. Much! All the part throttle hesitancy and spitting is gone, as is the horrible lumpy idle. Revs cleanly and strongly through all the gears at any throttle setting. Just need to get some filters on it and the job will be done.
    3 points
  24. Who you calling an arsehole! I’ve had my vacation 😂
    3 points
  25. Hi All, Well having sold my MK1 Escort at the weekend (a few pics below) i am looking to start a new build but really wanted some advice form the forum. The one I have just sold was solid and most of the body work was done before i purchased it i then made upgrades to brakes, Cibies, braided lines etc... It was running on a pinto knocking out circa 170 bhp which was great but i want to move to a more modern engine say an uprated Ztec at about 200 - 210 bhp. The new car will be for road use and NOT rallying. Ideally i am looking for someone that can do the bodywork
    3 points
  26. Lovely this MF is just up the road at my mates farm
    3 points
  27. Maybe but the geezer talks a lot of truth! I'm a used of Chinese H4 LED headlights but in my daily bike. The DVLA banned the use of non OEM fitted HID's and LEDs late last year but have just recently reversed this for bikes so mine is back to being 'roadworthy'. Personally I had to do something as the std. headlight with a halogen was so poor - anything would be an improvement. Mine isn't particularly well defined / focused but is good enough to pass the beam test and output is significantly better so i'm happy. I did purchase H4 and H3 HID's for my RS and with LED sides the light colour and o
    3 points
  28. New TPS sourced and running nicely now. Need a few bits and pieces to finish it off before further live mapping out on the road
    3 points
  29. i ordered a new luminition set tonight, and spent the day having a bit of a tidy up in the garage, we found 4 more alternators 😳that id forgot i had, just to much junk in my garage, still wouldnt have helped me as it was the luminition that crapped out. next one is june 7th, fingers crossed it will be fixed by then, if not im taking my 41 willys coupe 😁 more soon 🙂
    3 points
  30. Cheers mate, seems like ages ago we did the engine bay 👍 Been busy again tonight, had my help3 again, thanks Jack, I refitted the o/s door while Jack made up the new longer brake hoses, managed to get it all fitted up and bled out, 😎 just a couple of bits left then get it running for a test drive up and down the alley 😁 More soon
    3 points
  31. Done...the brand new cable was too short.....this is now the 3rd thing I've bought from ebay that was the wrong part even though it was advertised for my precise model
    3 points
  32. You should be ashamed of yourself using child labour 😜 that 4 way stretch carpet looks the business
    3 points
  33. I've been using Dodo Mat in a beater that me and my little Apprentice have been sound proofing. Really makes a difference. After that's fitted, I then use recycled plastic loft insulation, as this doesn't hold moisture. This is then covered over with the old ply or plastic panels that has been covered with 4 way stretch carpet. Brilliant stuff. I'm half way through the job now and have carpeted down the full length of the one side, but am now waiting on door card clips and more carpet glue. My apprentice is now shaping the ply to carpet the roof and floor.
    3 points
  34. Quote " Saying that I’m no panel beater or bodywork person " then proceeds to remove a whole floor and put us all to shame lol - top work fella.
    3 points
  35. 3 points
  36. Yeah should be ok 👍 Collected, cleaned, rubbed down and painted ready to fit tomorrow night 😁 More soon Cheers 😎
    3 points
  37. He is running twin 45s ad she as had a lot of done to the pinto in the past as I can’t remember them being that quick
    2 points
  38. wont the water rust through it quickly????????
    2 points
  39. It fits so far but I need a sump
    2 points
  40. I’ve not heard of someone changing a prop when fitting an atlas after an english.
    2 points
  41. Ooh, making this post has prompted my memory banks, I remembered where I saved this image. This is where I have seen the colour before:
    2 points
  42. They certainly look good in that context but sorry its not really a fair test. Firstly you have to compare bulbs with equivalent colour temperatures. The Halogen you picture here are no more than 3200 degrees Kelvin whereas the LEDs appear up towards 5000. The whiteness factor is always bias against the one with the lower temperature in photo exposure. Then there is the wattage equivalence which clearly they are not equivalent either. Im surprised they were even 100w H3 that look more like 55s but photos are always deceiving. The thing with LEDs is that there is no consistency in them. Saying
    2 points
  43. Vista, easy fix that , just change flasher unit for a led operated one, simples. ive done it on a few classics, work a treat, and cheap. cheers mike
    2 points
  44. Please change those indicators it looks brilliant by the way 👏
    2 points
  45. Looks really good that does! They do sit really close to the bulkhead, i think 5mm is around par fr the course. I too am surprised regarding the prop length, it was a question I posed when doing mine and most people suggested it would be fine. Sure enough I had no issues - mine has a standard type 9 and a single piece prop obviously. If anything the gearbox sits a few mm further back than normal which means some people need to alter the hole in the tunnel for the gear stick. I was lucky in this respect as the car already had a large tunnel fitted. You may also find you need a riser plate
    2 points
  46. Do they still have the workhouse in the UK or can you only exploit relatives like that these days?
    2 points
  47. so i managed to get the offside door in primer at work today, thanks to chris @ cj's for letting me spray it in his shop, as my workshop has a half built v8 morgan in there at the mo, and i cant spray in there,pics to follow, but its a lovely shade of yellowy green primer 😝 got me other shaft and brakes fitted tonight, so just waiting on some stuff to make the new hoses, bolted the passenger door on and finished terminating the fuel pump wires in the boot, just need to tidy them up more soon 😁
    2 points
  48. Small update, cutting floor to see how transmition tunnel fits and looks mocked up , bit more trimming to get it RIGHT.
    2 points
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