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  1. I was thinking you might have rolled the arches! Freshened up well there.
  2. First video of the engine running. Still needs set up correctly but I'm getting closer to actually driving it! VID-20210722-WA0000.mp4
  3. Saying its been in the family since new keeping it standard is a must. Matching numbers car and all that! A bit of TLC, a few shiny bits here and there and you will have a stunning motor with loads of family memories. Welcome to the club!
  4. Thats a serious amount of work. Well done!
  5. I'd go FWD Street sleeper. Definitely a Zetec or ST170 conversion and keep the outside of the car stock looking. It's a cracking looking motor so fair play to you guys for rescuing it.
  6. Ian, I've went down the Dan ST engineering route for the throttle bodies. They are from a kawasaki zx9r I believe and are 45mm running on 300cc injectors. They come with the manifold and full fitting kit for around £695. Other people run ZX6R throttle bodies which are 40mm. Getting the manifold to mount the throttle bodies is the big expense. The exhaust manifold is from retro Ford and is their cheaper version which, I think, is a copy. Its 4 into 1 and is 2.5". I'm running the ME 221 engine management system which will.control the VVT and I've also mounted a vernier pulley on the exhaust cam.
  7. So real life got in the way of this install and didn't get much done during May and biggest end of June. Last week managed to get the exhaust manifold properly fitted and the custom exhaust is now built up until the axle. Just the bends around the axle to make then attach the nice oval stainless steel box I picked up. Coolant system was also custom made with stainless steel pipes so finishing part of that will be the 'T' join to put the bottom heater box hose into it to complete the circuit. Hoping to have a further update in 2 weeks.
  8. Yeah you can use the 1.8 zetec flywheel and a used clutch to keep the price down. Hopefully you can pick up a decent gearbox and bell housing as well. Yes I have a thread on the build in the restoration page on here. Just look up installing a ST170 engine.
  9. How about this? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154488226800?hash=item23f83743f0:g:lLQAAOSwsNFgwkoa Your issue then is getting all the bits to make it fit. I'm in the middle of an ST170 install at the minute and I'm running around the 5 grand mark. I've used the retro Ford stage 2 kit which is just over 3 grand. I then bought Dan ST engineering throttle bodies and a ME 221 engine management system which was another £1650. Add in fuel pump, filter, fuel lines, fuel pressure regulator, new radiator fan, coolant hoses and the price soon adds up. You will save a bit using your emerald as long as it can run the VVT. However, once finished I'll have a fuel injected engine, running around 190bhp.
  10. I certainly hope they look as good for real as they do in the photos! They need a couple of the adjustment knobs fitted and runners but I'm hoping I can get the runners on the current seats to fit 🤞
  11. Nothing at all done so far this month as been busy with work. I'm hoping to make progress next week so fingers crossed. I did pick these up though so just waiting on delivery now...
  12. Hi guys, just won a set of rs recaro seats on ebay and the seller is in Rochester, ME2 area. Im Currently getting quotes for some courier companies but will be Monday or Tuesday before this gets sorted. If the seller refuses to accept a courier collection im wondering if there would be anyone on here who could help a brother out? Cheers guys, Gareth.
  13. I thought you were going to put a ST170 engine in there? The YB is some power upgrade over that! Your pace on this build is amazing.
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