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I recently purchased my 1978 from a friend who has owned it since 2005 

It was pulled apart welded and painted inside and out but never really finished 

it came to me several years ago for a type 9 gearbox to be fitted but I’m not a fan personally 

This is the picture I received but had been looked after and since then it had been left outside unfortunately 

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It arrived probably a month ago now and I’m slowly going through it 

new door pins ordered, need to loose the spots, sort the front spoiler and ordered some Aldridge seat covers which arrived Friday 

headlights need the inners rechroming and as they are carrello FORD ones so need to keep them on the car, the radiator fan switch was a manual one which I’ve now changed to thermostatically controlled switch 

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I had also bought some 7x13 replica 4 spokes with some decent Yokohama tyres which I put on and removed the lowering blocks and bought some standard height front springs 

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Im still planning on fitting some roller bearing top mounts to ade steering slightly, and since going back to standard height it drives much better 

 

 

 

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Looking nice. Are those seat covers from Aldridge for Scheel seats? I would also be interested to hear your thoughts on the roller bearings when you get them as the small hole ones have only been available recently and haven't heard anyones results with them as yet.

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4 hours ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

Looking nice. Are those seat covers from Aldridge for Scheel seats? I would also be interested to hear your thoughts on the roller bearings when you get them as the small hole ones have only been available recently and haven't heard anyones results with them as yet.

Thanks, yes covers from Aldridge for Scheel roll tops, hoping to get them sorted over the Christmas period.

ill let you know about the roller top mounts 

11 hours ago, John escort mk1V6 said:

You have bought a nice car.

Thanks, Few bits to do but it will get there 

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I do need some original gutter trims if anyone hears of any, I want to change the rad for an original one rather than the alloy one in there at the moment, I got the original 4 speed with the car which I’m going to refit as for the amount of motorway driving Is going to be minimal 

drivers parcel shelf needs fitting correctly and needs a rear parcel shelf 

fuel lines need replacing as currently in copper and don’t run neat enough for my liking and I need to remove the facet pump and replace with a factory mechanical one 

I’m sure the list will grow and grow 

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37 minutes ago, notenoughtime said:

Thanks, yes covers from Aldridge for Scheel roll tops, hoping to get them sorted over the Christmas period.

ill let you know about the roller top mounts 

Thanks, Few bits to do but it will get there 

Those are the best jobs to do.

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32 minutes ago, John escort mk1V6 said:

Those are the best jobs to do.

Yes better than trying to weld rusty old metal back together lol

I have got the dilemma on the mk1 rs2000 wether to strip it completely or do a more rolling resto 

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6 minutes ago, notenoughtime said:

Yes better than trying to weld rusty old metal back together lol

I have got the dilemma on the mk1 rs2000 wether to strip it completely or do a more rolling resto 

Yes that can be real dilemma , money wise , time wise , a good workspot 

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1 hour ago, notenoughtime said:

Thanks, yes covers from Aldridge for Scheel roll tops, hoping to get them sorted over the Christmas period.

ill let you know about the roller top mounts 

Thanks, Few bits to do but it will get there 

That is good news. I didnt think anyone was doing Scheel covers these days. I dont think a local trimmer could replicate those as well so I will have to get a set from Aldridge as well I think. Were they expensive? What do you do to cover the rear too match?

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15 minutes ago, John escort mk1V6 said:

Yes that can be real dilemma , money wise , time wise , a good workspot 

I’m debating wether to buy panels as I go before I start, inner wings, upper bulkhead etc wings are good and I have a new front panel already it’s the big debate wether to sodablast it!

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17 minutes ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

That is good news. I didnt think anyone was doing Scheel covers these days. I dont think a local trimmer could replicate those as well so I will have to get a set from Aldridge as well I think. Were they expensive? What do you do to cover the rear too match?

£358 posted to me but I do get a bit off for trade

rear Seat is original and I’ll decide wether to retrimmed it once the fronts are back in, they sell a matching rear cover also

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3 minutes ago, notenoughtime said:

£358 posted to me but I do get a bit off for trade

rear Seat is original and I’ll decide wether to retrimmed it once the fronts are back in, they sell a matching rear cover also

Thats big bucks for covers then, they must be really good quality. That's twice as much I paid for the seats including a matching rear.

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14 minutes ago, notenoughtime said:

I’m debating wether to buy panels as I go before I start, inner wings, upper bulkhead etc wings are good and I have a new front panel already it’s the big debate wether to sodablast it!

I can`t help you with that , but when parts are hard to find , than i try to buy them if a get the change , on some accasions i didn`t have the money , and than the next day they are gone . 

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16 minutes ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

Thats big bucks for covers then, they must be really good quality. That's twice as much I paid for the seats including a matching rear.

I spoke to my trimmer and he said the betacloth was £90 per square meter so plus his labour wasn’t worth doing 

I also bought another two pairs of mk1 roll top sets and door cards for this 

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6 minutes ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

Goodness! How many cars do you have? I think we need a list!

That material does sound expensive and would explain the cost.

Think I’m down to 12!!! Lol not all fords, Rover P5b coupe , vw golf mk2 gti 16v, mk2 Golf 4wd 1.8T, gbs zero,  mgb with st170 engine, mk1 rs2000, mk2 Mexico, Clio 172 track car, Audi S3 track car, Audi S3 track car yes 2 lol erm 

blue Mexico isn’t mine shockingly lol, been off the road for a few years and needed some tlc to bring it back to life, inc refurbishing the 14inch Pirelli 4 spokes, interior, handbrake fitting for the rear disc conversion, some paint work etc etc 

now MOT’ed and will be out in the spring 

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9 hours ago, notenoughtime said:

Think I’m down to 12!!! Lol not all fords, Rover P5b coupe , vw golf mk2 gti 16v, mk2 Golf 4wd 1.8T, gbs zero,  mgb with st170 engine, mk1 rs2000, mk2 Mexico, Clio 172 track car, Audi S3 track car, Audi S3 track car yes 2 lol erm 

blue Mexico isn’t mine shockingly lol, been off the road for a few years and needed some tlc to bring it back to life, inc refurbishing the 14inch Pirelli 4 spokes, interior, handbrake fitting for the rear disc conversion, some paint work etc etc 

now MOT’ed and will be out in the spring 

Have we seen pics of your Mk1 RS2000 before?

14in Pirelli 4 spoke wheels are pretty rare aren't they?

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38 minutes ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

Have we seen pics of your Mk1 RS2000 before?

14in Pirelli 4 spoke wheels are pretty rare aren't they?

No one has seen pics yet, it’s in another workshop locked away till I get time lol

yes very rare indeed I do know where another two sets are as well 

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One of the annoying things with it is none of the gauges are working correctly as they all move a tiny amount and that’s it! 

I believe it may be the dreaded board behind the dash as but will give me something to do during the Xmas break 

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Can you possibly show a picture of rear of the instruments and the board? If thats all intact you may find its just the regulator need repairing. Regulator failure is very common with these instruments. Thats the main cause of unresponsive fuel and temperature gauge. The Tacho, speedo and oil pressure should all be fine though? We can get you a replacement board for your instruments no problems but it sounds more the regulator to me at this point.

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On 11/12/2018 at 21:38, notenoughtime said:

I spoke to my trimmer and he said the betacloth was £90 per square meter so plus his labour wasn’t worth doing 

I also bought another two pairs of mk1 roll top sets and door cards for this 

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whos is the blue car? dont suppose you have 1 of those 4 spokes i could buy off you or know of 1? or a pair? i have 3.

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Wow, you have a nice line up of cars there. The red mex is lovely, it seems like you won't be having a rest over Christmas with all those jobs to do.

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