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  1. Ok mate no problem. I wanted to use the heatshield on my st170 mk1 as the manifold runs pretty close to the breather/seperator. Its not causing any issues, but fitting one would be a nice little modification. If you do decide to part with them let me know. Good luck with the projects 👍
  2. Hi @notenoughtime , Love this mk1, I wish I had the time and space to have bought it! Sorry this is a bit of topic, but I think you may have removed a crankcase breather/separator and its heat shield from a mk1 focus RS recently... Would they be for sale by any chance? Kind Regards Joe
  3. 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
  4. Ill let you know what happens when I drive i properly, Im not expecting it to be silent by any means but it should help. Already just reversing back into the garage it seems a little quieter, and not as much resonance as before. Its actually quite a nice job to do ive found, as I mentioned surprisingly expensive but if you take your time you can get a decent finish.
  5. 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
  6. Its great when the parts arrive isnt it! The RF sumps are expensive but hopefully you agree they are well worth it? Very well made and they look brilliant in my opinion, Joe
  7. Hi there, Sorry no I personally never progressed this. I got as far as designing the adapter and getting it drawn up, but I couldn't fulfill the minimum order quantity. I've attached the drawing below if its any use to you, it will thread into the tank and gives a -10 end (better too big than too small and can always be adapted down). The good news though, is that MotorSport Tools contacted me via TurboSport on the other thread open for this. And they are actually going to be making and stocking this very thing by the end of the year (or so they say...) : http://www.turbosport.
  8. Hmm yeah thats a fair point, looking at them side by side they are perhaps a bit plain.
  9. Hi All, Just a quick one as I know a few of you are going down the St170 engine conversion route. Theres a guy over on Turbosport that is looking to produce BDA style cam covers for this engine, both with and without VVT. I think hes looking for interest to see whether its worth pursuing but I thought it might be of interest to you. They look ok in concept... http://www.turbosport.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1823593 Kind Regards
  10. Well I thought Id update this thread as opposed to creating another one. After getting the car setup in October 2020, I managed to do maybe 150 miles or so and it was great. Really good fun with the additional power, and so much easier to get out and use, just flick the key and it starts perfectly and ticks over without missing a beat in seconds regardless of how cold or hot it is. Since the weather turned its been sat in the garage and Ive been left wondering what to do next 😅 I did have very dark thoughts involving a turbo and our wedding fund but I fought that off pretty quickly fort
  11. Good progress youre making there! Ive got a grp4 tunnel in mine and there are pros and cons in my opinion. The biggest advantage is the space to get the gearbox out if needed, and even to pull the engine and box out the top in one, its a doddle with the extra clearance. The biggest downside though is the one you mention - I had to modify the heater box to get it fit back in and the standard carpets dont fit.
  12. Good work mate, nice to see it coming along! When you do change the cam cover gasket, replace the seals on the bolts aswell. They are always perished/split and leak as much oil past as the gasket itself! Kind Regards Joe
  13. Hi All, After a Mk1 escort fuel level sender (for saloon) if anyone has one? Kind Regards Joe
  14. HI Gareth, Here is the thread on TurboSport where the guy kept the original inlet etc - http://www.turbosport.co.uk/showthread.php?t=164271 Though he only did this to be eligible to race in a rally series he was in. For the work and cost involved in making the OE system work, if you are considering changing to throttle bodies/carbs in the future it would be better to do it now, but this is purely my opinion Kind Regards Joe
  15. Great stuff Mash, that sump looks like it will do the job perfectly 👍
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