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So I bought this a couple of weeks back. I intend to get it going with an ST170 engine, rx8 box or type9, and uprated suspension/brakes.

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28 minutes ago, dt36 said:

That looks a solid starter base.  Got to love a long Roof. :-)

Aye, it's got two new front wings, and probably had new rear arches, but the rest of it is sound ☺️. For just over £4k including delivery from Durham, i reckon it was a good deal.

It has had a double master cylinder pedal box fitted, complete with dash bias adjuster too.

I've just got a set of these for it and will be painting them probably gunmetal spokes, once I've stripped the blue.

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3 hours ago, Mash said:

Aye, it's got two new front wings, and probably had new rear arches, but the rest of it is sound ☺️. For just over £4k including delivery from Durham, i reckon it was a good deal.

It has had a double master cylinder pedal box fitted, complete with dash bias adjuster too.

I've just got a set of these for it and will be painting them probably gunmetal spokes, once I've stripped the blue.

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Yes get rid of the blue centres, gun metal will look much better

solid looking car you have look forward to some build pics 

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So some new goodies have arrived this week.....

Just have to work out where all the brackets go, and then test my welding skills 😀

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So I did a refurb job on the bilsteins, and thought I'd try the springs on (they're 180s so eventually I'm swapping them out for something less) for size, but they will not fit over the rubbers 😕. Anyone have any ideas?

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On 16/08/2020 at 15:02, Mash said:

 Anyone have any ideas?

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Why not slide the gaiter down the body so stretching the rubber out and nearer the int. spring dia. Yes, the Bilstein sticker will get covered but better that or risk damage to the damper rod?

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Been a bit quiet, but I've been doing some bits to the engine and now managed to get the aux drive belt sorted. Think it will work OK and only cost me a bout 30 quid for the extra pulley set up :)

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Got my roll over jig now so hoping to get on with some work on the brackets for the rear axle. Also have some strengthening brackets for the front chassis legs/bulkhead, so I'll be putting them on too. got the axle stripped down, so I can get on with positioning the anti-tamp brackets once I've got the chassis end brackets welded on.

Also finally got my discs on my new struts and modified the Wilwood brackets to fit. 

Have started to fit the exhaust manifold, but its an Ashley, so it's going to need some cutting and shutting 😒

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On 29/09/2020 at 18:01, Mash said:

Been a bit quiet, but I've been doing some bits to the engine and now managed to get the aux drive belt sorted. Think it will work OK and only cost me a bout 30 quid for the extra pulley set up :)

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Wouldn’t it be good to run an idler pulley just before alternator as you may get belt flap with those long runs 

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18 hours ago, notenoughtime said:

Wouldn’t it be good to run an idler pulley just before alternator as you may get belt flap with those long runs 

Isn't that a stock belt run? I haven't noticed any 'flap' on my simplified belt run - crank / WP / alternator.

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To be fair, I just copied an idea from escortedvan's ST170 project 

https://www.oldskoolford.co.uk/ipb/index.php?/topic/88933-mk1-escort-st170-conversion-to-be-or-not-to-be/page/3/#comments

I knocked up my own alternator brackets and used a cheaper version of the RF idler pulley set up from ebay. I'll see how it goes.

My latest problem is the clutch. I'm using an RX8 box and have a selection of remote master cylinders, plus a clutch master and slave setup I got spare with my MK Indy. the slave is a Wilwood, earlier version of this one:-

https://www.wilwood.com/MasterCylinders/MasterCylinderList?group=Slave Cylinder

...and it's a pull cylinder, so it looks like I'm going to have to make a bracket for that too, probably bolted to the bell housing/engine joint. Unless anyone has any better suggestions ?

Seems a shame to not use it as they are good cylinders....

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52 minutes ago, John escort mk1V6 said:

Hi Mash when you are going to weld the shockbrackets make sure that the tyre has enough clearance 

Thanks John, I think that the recommended angle for the shocks is 8 degrees, does that sound like it will work?

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14 minutes ago, Mash said:

Thanks John, I think that the recommended angle for the shocks is 8 degrees, does that sound like it will work?

Oke thats possible , these brackets are used in combination with 4 links , becourse the leafsprings u-bolts are in the way , the one that you have sits normaly under the axle and at the rear

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20 minutes ago, quickrack said:

That's gonna be cool!!


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If it turns out as well as yours Mate, I'll be well pleased :) 

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