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On 25/01/2019 at 08:29, Ray said:

tbh, loads, its a long list, that I was never happy with, hopefully itll be like a new car when ive finished, I will post the bits as they get done

Its impossible it will be like a new original car. The panels fit too well.

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Weathered plates on cars that have obviously never seen a road? The rest of the cars are absolutely pristine, why weather the plates?.....:mrgreen:

All p1ss taking a side mate, they are a couple of great cars, museum pieces of the future I reckon, gorgeous.

 

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Dave, aka Jerrytom, lent me the tool he made to install the large bush in the TCA's, and they were still a bastard, but we got there

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the rocker cover had one of Billys (escortRS or also known as Advanced vehicle operations on e bay) rocker cover stickers on, that had to go for something a little tidier

this is the old one

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this is its replacement

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the heater matrix was a pattern piece of junk as I couldn't find a good pressure tested genuine replacement at the time, having bought a NOS LHD heater unit for cannibalising, it now has a new genuine matrix, along with a new motor and various other new parts from the donor unit

this is the pattern matrix, although functionally ok, the fit is lousy, and new polystyrene supports need re making a different size

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and the box all back together

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today I changed the fuel tank vent hose, I had fitted a modern cotton braided one, but have now changed it for an original plastic pipe

repro that I removed

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old original ive fitted

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I had noticed the old choke cable a tad frayed when I took it off, so time to fit a NOS one

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the fuse box lid was a little loose, so ive changed it, and at the same time swapped the fuses for original proper ceramic ones

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removed the old repro front hoses and replaced with original pattern NOS Girling brake hoses

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changed the number plates today, I think the new plates are a finishing touch, for me it takes it from looking like a new build to a 45 year old restored car

this is what i removed

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these are what I have made and fitted

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That is a nice front shot, I like those shaped headlights. Very nice mate, I will sort out a date with munch and Nick (if he wants to) to pop over and meet you again for a cuppa and a chat about anything and nothing, as long as it is cars....

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1 hour ago, stephens_xpack said:

That is a nice front shot, I like those shaped headlights. Very nice mate, I will sort out a date with munch and Nick (if he wants to) to pop over and meet you again for a cuppa and a chat about anything and nothing, as long as it is cars....

your more than welcome anytime mate

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On 13/02/2019 at 04:38, Ray said:

originally I put a repro rack on, but while its all apart its getting a Colin special fitted, just like the purple car has fitted, Colin done the rack as near as possible to how ford produced it, and tbh, compared to the repro rack, these originals done to Collins standard are so much lighter to steer

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My Original quick rack that was in the car for over 20 years was a original Ford Rally Sport Part when I bought it and I really wanted to try a lighter 2.7 that they used to make but I couldn't seem to find that ratio any longer. I bought one of the repro 2.9s instead. While its lighter which is nice I find it uneven across the entire range and it just doesn't feel as solid in the steering any more and its not just related to the different ratios either. The repro ones are so inexpensive though its hard to go past but If I ever found an original 2.7 I would love to get it rebuilt and try it.

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i havnt posted any updates on my blue beast lately, and to be fair i havnt been taking any photos either, so i took a few tonight, engine and gear box re overhauled, prop all in, new front struts, and an original steering rack all overhauled and fitted, replacement rear springs and shocks, although i may change the shocks again yet, rear arb in place on the axle, but not connected to the chassis yet, to be done on the ground,heater all been out and re done, the list goes on tbh

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You don't realise how defined the strengthening ridges are on the diff centre are until you see it done like new. Mines full of 30 years of diff oil and dirt thats turned to grease I forgot it even had ridges until I saw Rays pics.

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