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theduck last won the day on June 1 2020

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  1. Now the smoke has gone, it's time to get back in the garage and assess the damage. Long story short, it could have been a lot worse, and other than a nightmare getting the right starter motor, it hasn't been too much grief. However, once we are back at the point we were at when we had the fire, will it work?
  2. Thanks, shouldnt take too long to sort thankfully
  3. No spoilers, but the videos are a little behind real time. Will be back to where I was before the fire very very soon, but with upgrades 😁
  4. So, err... that happened. I accidentally set fire to the Prefect.
  5. This video is a selection of lots, but not all, the little jobs that go into finishing off an engine installation. Things like making custom hoses, custom hardlines, custom HT leads, all the stuff that makes the difference between an engine bay look good as well as be functional. Sure, the result is still really busy, there is a lot going on in a small space, but I hope you will all agree, its looking sweet!
  6. In this video I pay a socially distanced visit to Steve Walford Motorsport to let Steve practice his aluminium TIG welding on a host of parts for the 1958 Ford Prefect Pinto Turbo project car. First up is chopping the end off the bargain AH Fabrications fuel tank and shortening it to fit in the boot of the Prefect. Next is welding up the top rad hose that I made in a previous video, and last but not least, welding new fittings onto the charge cooler radiator.
  7. In, out, in, out, shake it all about... Yes, the Pinto Turbo is going BACK in the 100e! That first start is getting close now, and I cannot wait! Lots of little bits to do first though.
  8. Top ones look like airline quick release fitings, from my (limited) experience they are standard other than there seems to be 2 different length of fittings. https://www.amazon.co.uk/bsp360-Set-Compressor-Quick-Coupler-Connector/dp/B01M8O7I4F/ref=asc_df_B01M8O7I4F/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=389455173012&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3121078455170125489&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045432&hvtargid=pla-834575496172&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=79329977946&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=3894551
  9. In this weeks video I finish off the prep and get to painting the engine bay of the 1958 Ford Prefect 100e in Subaru Mica Red, and boy does it look good! I wasn't sure this was the right thing to do, but in the end the result is exactly what I wanted.
  10. Thanks all (especially the judges!) Was floored when i got the message!
  11. The time has come to remove the pinto turbo from the 100e... With good reason though, I promise!
  12. In this video we reach an almost Project Binky / Bad Obsession Motorsport level of bracket obsession, just without the engineering and fabrication skills that they have. I did get my welder repaired though and do some welding of brackets in this video too, so there is that...
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    Bad Obsession Motorsport - Building an epic classic mini using the entire engine and running gear from a GT-Four celica Jimmy Oakes - Building a front engined RWD Honda Civic Boosted Boiz - Lots of Honda powered projects including MR2 and Subaru Finnegans Garage - Mike Finnegan from Roadkill Toms Tubro Garage - V8 mx5, various turbo cars. DuckSport - Turbo Pinto Powered 100e 🙊
  14. Fitting Cosworth 4-pots to the 1958 Ford Prefect Turbo Pinto FINALLY! It seems both an eternity and only 5 minutes ago that I called Steve Walford Motorsport to discuss modifying these calipers to fit the kit far setup, and then just after they were done plans changed and we started the ball rolling in the 100e instead! How does this relate to the 100e? Well we carried the uprights over from the kit car, and the wheels, and so the brakes should drop straight on just like we intended, and boy, are they gonna look good!
  15. This weeks video we take the first step towards the final build of the 1958 Ford Prefect Turbo Pinto project car build by removing the Volvo 940 axle and giving it the clean and paint we should have probably done months ago! While we are at it though we fit brand new brake discs, refurbished Volvo 2 pot calipers (Thank you again to my mate Richy for the super refurb!), and a new handbrake cable from the ever helpful team at https://www.skandix.de/en/ As I was doing all that, it seemed silly to put the Volvo steelies back on, so I finally get round to fitting the custom wheel spacers from super
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