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And the rear anti-rollbar is the reality , i have used the old brackets from the front and the slim anti-rolbar .

I did bent it and bolt it against the watts suport members.

How it is to drive with this ? we will see , i hope that it`s not to stiff , the difference is about 15 mm with both wheels from the ground.

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On ‎20‎/‎06‎/‎2019 at 12:10, dt36 said:

Sitting well. 

Thanks dt36 , there not much space , so i did to have make the arms shorter and i hope that it will work like want to.

And there kits for sale those are weider and longer for a 2/4 door and they sit lower.

I am waiting for a old set brackets to cut up for mine mk1 , so i can test it.

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Yes Andy i am also , the specs are almost the same as mine mk1v6 , i am doning also a rear anti-rollbar at the rear so i can test what is does , maybe i don`t like it.

But we would see , this anti-rollbar is not strong but due it is short now it will be stiff.

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And finnaly wheels are getting there , the waiting was to get the inserts in the wheels , but after that i could grinding of the clear coat and polish , paint them.

Look at the difference between the two wheels , left original , right polished.

 

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16 minutes ago, colr6 said:

They look nice, agree with the inserts. Spreads the load, all mine are like yours. Not had a wheel come loose or crack yet 👍

Oke , and thanks Col , i did want it for the race look , and also for to protect the holes , but it took so long becourse they were a at one man machineshop and a few weeks ago i took them to a other wheel/machineshop , and i am glad i did it , hoping to get at the end of the week the tyre`s on.

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Thanks guys , yes dt36 that comes becourse i did set the underside wide and also the upperside also with the co-centric top mountings.

I must see with how it turns out , when its done ,  i have set it like this so the tyre`s run free.

About the colour Col , i am still thinking about lemans green with some black stripes on the side [low]

And the a large part on the bonnet and rear a wide board line RS2000 mk1 style.

But it`s always hard to make the right colour choise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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So now i did extend the turrets becourse i want the car as low as possible for road use without the risk that the coli-over shocks are going to break down and also to prevent a bad handeling.

In the past i already did exchange the longer coil-over shocks for the shorter coil-overs.

 

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On 10/08/2019 at 15:07, Mark1 said:

That sits awesome looks great 👍🏻 Personally I would go without fat stripes and stick to plain looks so much better that way. 

On 10/08/2019 at 15:07, Mark1 said:

That sits awesome looks great 👍🏻 Personally I would go without fat stripes and stick to plain looks so much better that way. 

Thanks , i am not sure , may it to much paint without stripes.

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So after a while again something done on the estate , this time it was the rally style center console.

I was planning to buy a new the UK . but get the right one for a LHD , was not so easy , so i did make one my self , with a help from a machineshop for the bending en welding , now it costs twice as much.

The masurements costs the most time.

Its almost done i am waiting or a start push button , when i have dose can drill some extra holes , also for the brakebalance knob ,  and i am looking for a VDO oil temp gauge from a audi-vw , and later i will spray it black.

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And what have i done now , a few weeks ago , i was to late buy a set audi gauges so that must wait.

But there is enough to do and i made a coldstart systeem with a injector from a Granada 2,8i , becourse when it sits for longer time it start no so good , the carbs have no chokes and some times its runs out of petrol.

It seems to work , i did conect it to the startpushbutton with a time-relay , first turn on the mainswitch and than turn on the ignition the electric petrolpump starts for 6 sec ajustible 0/60 sec , push the brake pedal and push the startbutton the starter starts and the coldstartinjecter does its job , the engine starts when it turnsover at 2500 rpm the petrolpump turn on again by a relay connected with the bleu wire from the altenator , so it also stops when the engine stops and also the remains the switch so i can always turn off the petrolpump.

For now i must keep a eye on it , if it gives problems and i must buy a new airfilter , becourse i did use it for the mk1v6.

 

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On 20/06/2019 at 19:58, John escort mk1V6 said:

Thanks dt36 , there not much space , so i did to have make the arms shorter and i hope that it will work like want to.

And there kits for sale those are weider and longer for a 2/4 door and they sit lower.

I am waiting for a old set brackets to cut up for mine mk1 , so i can test it.

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thats actually the underside of my mk2 drift car!..thats an atlas arb kit from gp4 fabrications, that is designed to mount onto the axle and drop link up to weld on brackets on the rear chassis legs, but as you can see i modded it to work the other way around on the english axle with the weld on watts linkage bracket..

it made a nice difference to the car transitioning from one direction to the other..

 

awesome project by the way!😎😎

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Hi oldskoolnutter thanks , nice to hear about it , thats how it work when you search for info pictures.

A few weeks ago i did watch a video about the atlas axle with a watts and the guy was buiding a escort and did show some pictures from the web and mine axle was in it.

So the web makes the world smaller and it is much easer now to find things out.

I did make the anti roll barr on the estate at the rear of the axle and on the mk1v6 at front of the axle , becourse the floor and exhausts are different and also the watts sits different.

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So i have bought another set gauges and there did have a red light , the ones that i all ready have did have white lights.

But it must have green lights , so i did grind the the steel bezels and remove them , took a solderingbolt and melted the red disk visors and so with green hoses over the lambs , painted the needles and replace the plastic glasses for real glass and

 used new bazels made from brass so softer and easier to bent , but with only two hands it is not easy to get it nice , so with some clue i did get nice with a paintcan.

So the left temp gauge is for the engine oil , the right one is a extra water temp gauge for the radiator , not necessary but i did want 3 VDO gauges for the look , oil presure sit also already in the original dash.

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