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I'll be there mate (just not in my car :roll: ) . I should be racing my mates Harris 16v pinto hopefully :ykt::thumbsup:

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I'll be there mate (just not in my car :roll: ) . I should be racing my mates Harris 16v pinto hopefully :ykt::thumbsup:

 

Nightmare! I'm gonna miss another chance to see your car in the flesh :sad:

 

Cheers,

 

Paul

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I'm gutted i can't take it mate but these things happen (usually everytime you buy/change something !!!! :twisted: ) . It would have sounded the tits up there snorting off the startline so a sad day for me . As Arnie once said though "i'll be back" :arnie: ............ :mrgreen:

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I'll be there mate (just not in my car :roll: ) . I should be racing my mates Harris 16v pinto hopefully :ykt::thumbsup:

 

 

 

i didnt see that post so was looking for the car :oops:

 

ah well theres always the next mud bath :mrgreen:

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Foooooooooookin gutted about not racing at the classic Ford show :twisted: . My mates car went 0.9secs faster this weekend compared to the damp tracked rs central day so if mine had done the same it would have run a mid 12 !!!!!!!!!! :shock::shock::shock:

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Foooooooooookin gutted about not racing at the classic Ford show :twisted: . My mates car went 0.9secs faster this weekend compared to the damp tracked rs central day so if mine had done the same it would have run a mid 12 !!!!!!!!!! :shock::shock::shock:

 

Or would it? :?

 

No fairy tail future reading Gaz. Fix the little baby and bring her out!! :wink:

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Now then Gaz.... Haven't read your thread for a while but the car's looking good! Just about to sample atmo YB power myself :twisted:

 

Just a couple of thoughts about your shafts. If you can be bothered - slide each shaft out and draw a straight line along the shaft with a paint marker. Then keep an eye on the line - lets say after after major thrashing. You'll find the line will twist a bit to start with, then settle down. If it then starts to twist a LOT, near the inner end, bin the shaft as its about to get expensive.

 

Don't rely on that paint mark. The reason for the quaife flange's coming loose isn't actually anything to do with the nut itself - its the part of the flange where it butts up against the wheel bearing getting mashed over... The flange is a lot softer than the bearing... I'll not bore you with it, but basically the flange can come loose and wobble around WITHOUT the nut moving at all - so from time to time jack the back end of the car up and move the wheel top-to-bottom to check for slack.

 

Wire locking or putting a roll-pin through the nut/shaft won't help - as i say - the nut will probably stay put, its the flange which moves.

 

Good luck anyway....

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Foooooooooookin gutted about not racing at the classic Ford show :twisted: . My mates car went 0.9secs faster this weekend compared to the damp tracked rs central day so if mine had done the same it would have run a mid 12 !!!!!!!!!! :shock::shock::shock:

 

Or would it? :?

 

No fairy tail future reading Gaz. Fix the little baby and bring her out!! :wink:

I should be able to run a 1.8sec 0-60 foot and use full throttle after 1st gear with the trackday rubber on a sticky track i reckon . This should get me and 900+ kilos of escort into the 12's no sweat :beer: .

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So a 12.99 is "mid" 12 now is it? :?:wink:

 

Only joking mate, you will definately be into the 12's with some grip! :ykt:

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I reckon it will do a mid 12sec with grip but i'm not using slicks cos i want to run the magic numbers whilst still street legal + comfy :ykt::beer:

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It's good to set yourself a challenge, that way, if you don't quite make it you can move the goal posts. :lol::lol:

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lol . I'll run 10's with slicks , gas and half the car at home though :mrgreen: . I'm going to try and run a solid 12 sec before the summers up and move the goalposts out of reach :wink:

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Took the diff out tonight :roll: . The bolts around the centre are hitting the bearing caps on one side hence the horrid banging noise when i drove it around the block . Plenty of nice metal filings in the oil as well :shock::shock::shock: . classicford08045.jpgclassicford08046.jpg

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Lucky you didn't keep driving it then :shock: , take a few more days off work (claim you've got stress :lol: ) and get it back on the road :thumbsup: Comfy 12's here you come

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So at this point do you want to congratulate anyone on the quality of the fit of their after market parts? :mrgreen:

 

No excuse for it not being at CF day!! :roll:

 

Not going to be easy to get rid of the metal dust... :sad: Loads of petrol and rinsing.

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Comfy 12's here you come
:ykt::ykt::ykt: Russ , the UK's fastest ever atmo street legal 4 cylinder oldskoolford run is only weeks away . Only a 13.0sec too beat and i'm doing it at full weight and in comfort :beer:

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Comfy 12's here you come
:ykt::ykt::ykt: Russ , the UK's fastest ever atmo street legal 4 cylinder oldskoolford run is only weeks away . Only a 13.0sec too beat and i'm doing it at full weight and in comfort :beer:

 

No phoney diff issues on the day I hope :wink:

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A mate, for nothing, so no taking that back! :sad:

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