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  1. Just spent the last four days prepping the interior and underneath ready for epoxy primer then raptur treatment. The body man has been round it, checked adjusted gaps as necessary. Hopefully they might get on to filling and final prep before paint. This week end is taken up shotblasting all the ancillaries and prepping for undercoat next week end. Engines away at the engineers for boring, crank grind , valve guides and unleaded conversion. All reciprocating parts balanced after I’d lightened the flywheel and rods. New Kent cam on its way as well.
    8 points
  2. It was great to meet up with the OSF team at NEC yesterday, thanks for the great welcome. I drive a 1974 Mk1 1600GT Estate in Vista Orange. There are very few estates still around so its often a magnet at shows. If any other members see me around, come over for a chat. Hope to be on your stand at some point next year.
    6 points
  3. A few pics I took at the NEC today Mk3 Cortina with all the Patina sorting the men from the boys on the way in. A healthy puff of blue smoke from the old pinto with each prod of the loud pedal! Hard working guys on our club stand flying the flag for us in Hall 8. Big thanks to @stephens_xpack @Ray Nick and Ian for their efforts South African Loveliness with a couple of Peranas and an XR6 Silverstone Auction Stand. How the mighty have risen. Look at that line of Classic Fords in there amongst thebl E Types and Astons! The Black RS500, unsurprisingly, getting a lot of attention but the hammer price on both of the 3 door Cosworths they had was north of £100k. Ford exotica GT40's. Can you spot the kits from the genuine articles? High performance Road registered track day car assembled from a Magnum Panel built shell. Still fancy that Porsche Cayman for your trackdays? And a few non Fords. Ooooooh, sweet. steps around the back to admire air-cooled flat 6. Wait, WTF is this witchcraft?! 🤣 Now this is Dowsett Cars 1930'S ERA Alfa Romeo race replica with MX5 engine box and running gear. I think it's stunning! And last but not least, lunch. It was OK, but £35? Jesus wept!
    6 points
  4. To be fair its really only 20 thousand quid, the other 30 grand is for that pair of front overriders I have been searching many years for!
    5 points
  5. hi ive just bought an 1980 mk2 rs 2000 ,it needs some reccomitioning work and will get started on it in a few months , as im recovering from a major operation and recovery time is 10 weeks , meanwhile ive been buying parts for her mainly service items and a new set of 45 dcoe,s
    5 points
  6. Rally Day.... Sent from my Hammer_Energy_18x9 using Tapatalk
    5 points
  7. Going back to std in its original colour which was silver. Only 500 silver ones done as against the 1000 white ones. It’s the guys 70th birthday and the daughter wanted to see if she find his car for a surprise, funny really they only live 25 mls away from me !
    5 points
  8. There is loads involved in running OSF. Show organising, sponsors, insurance, merchandise, website, SEO, hosting, social media and more It can take over your life, so hats off to Scott.... been there so it's appreciated
    4 points
  9. Please give a big thank you to Scott @Vista for getting all this done. These moves take up alot of time and worry. Especially when he was hoping to take things easier lately. The work piles on ever more. So dont forget to show your appreciation.
    4 points
  10. Couple of runs this summer.................... Lakes and NC500 Sent from my Hammer_Energy_18x9 using Tapatalk
    4 points
  11. Got these pics from the previous owner from back in the 80s
    4 points
  12. 50k !!!!! Anybody want to buy a Harrier….lol
    3 points
  13. Avoid scented candles in the garage though, that may not end well 🔥 🤣
    3 points
  14. The 25 mm hubcentric Spacers are 10 quid a corner and good workmanship
    3 points
  15. No , had a couple of messers. Not really pushed the advertising. If it don’t sell just have build another garage …lol
    3 points
  16. Just became a member. Thought it was only right to show support to the great work you guys do 👍
    3 points
  17. Definitely a man after my own heart ! I have an old 35mm Film SLR, a digital Canon pocket size for everyday use & a Nokia 'Mars Bar' phone that would have a dial on it - if I had my way! Funny you mentioning about the QR code thing - I had the same with a pub during last lock-down release, spotty oik on the door says 'scan and register' . . . . I hand him my Nokia and says 'I'm not sure how to - could you help me?' He looked totally bemused, not knowing whether to 'phone a friend' or change the TV channels with it LOL! Needless to say I got in without registering!
    3 points
  18. I'll see your Vista and raise you some Electric! also testing photo upload 😁
    3 points
  19. My mk1 was agreed value at 25k last year. Upped it to 30k this year although not sent off the pics yet. Surely yours got to be 35k+ Sent from my Hammer_Energy_18x9 using Tapatalk
    3 points
  20. Nearly there, just a few bits left to do IMG_2085.MOV
    3 points
  21. "One Off" old Ford. 😎
    3 points
  22. She did.......and so did I an hour later when the Owner of a 70 plate Golf GTI attempted to "show an old nail who's boss" by booting it away along the dual carriageway............ Imagine his surprise when at some considerable mph on that dual carriageway, he looked in his rear view mirror only to find I was no longer behind him, but had pulled out and was passing. Near 200bhp from a hot 2.2 fuel injected pinto in an ickle lightweight mk1 Escort will do that old chap. No lardy electric windows, electric heated leather seats, power steering, central locking, side impact bars, triple glazing, air con, banging stereo with three zillion speakers (etc etc etc) weighing me down To be fair, he gave me a flash of his lights and a cheery wave as I went past.
    3 points
  23. reviving an old topic i know, but i literally was lucky enough to buy this on e bay 15 mins ago
    3 points
  24. Isn't it cute - just like a real car only 2/3rds scale LOL! It looks like you could almost fit a whole Escort wheel & tyre inside the rim of the monster in front! Hasn't anyone noticed over the years that the minimum engine sizes are slowly creeping up - who does a 1.0L engine that isn't turbo'd - seems 1.6L NA is the new 'small engine' Base model, probably to haul around all the crap & 'safety features' fitted to modern cars! I bet the Escort weighs half what the thing in front does!
    3 points
  25. Another run out today, this time to the Bletchingley Arms near Redhill The light blue MG had a MX5 engine and what looks like MK1 bubble arches. The green MK1 Cortina was as original as you could get, original plastic covers on the seats and aged lovely.
    3 points
  26. depending on the series of 1300E you have, will depend on the near side inner wing route from the bulkhead to the battery tray, there were 2 routes from memory, possibly 3, if your inner wings are original, those routes had holes for wiring loom clips (the grey plastic ones with 2 legs as it were) one goes down in the back corner, one goes along the top just past the turret, and the other at an angle between the 2, as it comes thru the bulkhead, there should be a red wired female bullet fairly close to the bulkhead, thats for the heated rear screen to plug in to get its power, the loom goes through the leg of the battery tray, leaving the solenoid wires, the alternator wires, the temp sensor wire and the fuse link wire free just prior to the tray leg, once thru the tray leg, S2 FL has a white wire poking out with a male bullet, but not on S1 or S2, the headlamp part goes through the inner wing and is sealed with a large grommet under the battery tray, once you get to the front corner under the battery tray, the loom goes over the roll bar support and along the lower radiator crossmember to the off side corner, back on the near side front, there are 2 brown wires about 2 foot long attached to a ring terminal, they go up the corner of the radiator support and the battery tray, and bolt to the slam panel in the same place as the battery negative wire, these are the earths for the front lights, on the off side radiator support, you'll find the hooter wire and the suitable hole for it to go into as itll match your grommet size, if your car was built prior to march 73, the hooter is on the nearside, and your original front panel will have its mount, no other panel will have it, under the radiator on the crossmember, are 4 holes for wiring clips, and the inner wings have 6 each i think from memory for the grey wiring clips (3 per wing) 2 go engine bay side, one wing side, on each side, the remaining wires come round onto the off side inner wing, lighting wires are done same as near side, leaving 2 wires poking from loom end, one is the coil positive, the blue one is just cut off and left, and its secured with another grey clip
    3 points
  27. This is what I have in mine and they delivery to Scotland. https://www.tayna.co.uk/car-batteries/numax/097/
    2 points
  28. By mistake I purchased mk2 floor plates, luckily the only difference I could tell is the rear corner. When fitting these to mk1 they just need a small fill-in plate to be made to the rear where they meet the b-pillar. Ex-Pressed Steel Panels did not disappoint, the fitment was near perfect. The old Köln-axle is not staying in the car, some room for rear axle has to be made.
    2 points
  29. Hey, at least you were colour coordinated! Had my own go at that on the way back from an event at Lulworth Castle in 2007.
    2 points
  30. This is how i made a small rs center cap fit in a big center hole, not perfect, but it is a race car 😁
    2 points
  31. its been a while since ive updated on here, i have had a 6x13 4 spoke rs alloy that has the same angle spokes as the 7 inch version for donkeys years, group 1 i believe, been looking for another for a while so i could run them on the front with a skinny tyre, a good friend came up trumps with one a few weeks back, and ive slowly been tidying them both up at work in my lunchbreaks and after work. thinking about running a 155 65 13 tyre on them, as they wil be the same size height wise as the rear slicks (i think) not sure how a 155 will fit on a 6 inch rim, has anyone local got one i can borrow to try, im in hertfordshire. also in the process of wiring up some tail lights, got brake lights already, and also gonna wire up lights in all the gauges, as i couldnt see any of them when we were at the pod in the dark, also got an afr gauge nearly fitted aswell, was hoping to run it next year on the bigger nitrous jets, but i found some receipts for the last engine build while looking for timing tickets, and it turns out my engines got 25 quid each pistons in it 😲 i honestly dont know how its stayed together 😆 time for some winter upgrades. more soon 🙂
    2 points
  32. Same here, on Chrome and works fine https://www.hooters.com/
    2 points
  33. May should be ok for us... [emoji106] Sent from my Hammer_Energy_18x9 using Tapatalk
    2 points
  34. 2 points
  35. A 2" drop plus the 50 profile tyres is a particular 'look' generally termed the 'South London' look and in my opinion a bit extreme for our current pot holed and speed bump infested roads and scraped undercarriage is virtually guaranteed. The std profile tyres with alloys would have been 175/70's with 205/60's being preferred on the 7 and 7.5" rims. Any significant drop usually requires rolled arches as rubbing will occur. Personally I prefer a max 1" drop paired with 60 profiles - 185/60 in my case, looks ok and rides bumps better IMO!
    2 points
  36. Some pics of my mk3 focus that might help james
    2 points
  37. Someone started a thread not long ago about posting any bargains you found lately in the ocean of ridiculous parts pricing for our Old Skool Fords. But I cant find it anywhere so starting another and if anyone knows the title of the original I will merge them! I was just putting some engine parts together for a potential rebuild and stumbled across a seller offering original Ford oil pumps for Pintos for twenty quid each. I couldn't even find the generic ones cheaper than that. The postage to me cost more than the pumps themselves. I thought there must be something wrong with but they look like new apart from a bit of dust ad surface rust on one. Re-manufactured maybe? They only seem to have a few scuff marks from storage but no signs of ever being used. So I think it was 20 quid well spent.
    2 points
  38. This old thing? 😍 of course⁷
    2 points
  39. 2 points
  40. Wow, not a lot of responses to this thread. To think of all the shows that people want to be a part of, the masses of info readily available, restore threads, vast amount of pictures, the amount of cars that want to be on show stands, the OSF equipment that has to be bought, the signing of documents that the guys do, liability insurance, the list goes on and on. Seems really strange that for all of the above, probably less than 2% of all that use the site feel happy with paying £1 a month to help keep it all going. Everyone seems to notice when the sight goes down......🧐
    2 points
  41. Well, there are always exceptions in life. 🤔 And beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
    2 points
  42. testing on photo upload
    2 points
  43. I had a set on my Mk2 for about 7 years and they were absolutely fine. Only changed them to put 4 spokes on for a more original look. Stuck them in the garage now, so I can keep moving them about when they get in the way 😂😂😂
    2 points
  44. F**k - there are enough ripples in that mk1 that a blind person could try reading it!
    2 points
  45. This made me grin . . . . . . Blind Pilots ! An airliner is fully boarded and ready to push-off from the gate, when two blind pilots enter the main cabin. The pilots both are wearing dark glasses, one is using a guide dog and the other is tapping his way along the aisle with a white cane. Nervous laughter spreads through the cabin, but the men enter the cockpit, the door closes, and the engines start up. The passengers begin glancing nervously around, searching for some sign that this is just a little practical joke. None is forthcoming. The plane moves faster and faster down the runway and the people sitting in the window seats realize they're headed straight for a lake at the edge of the airport. As it begins to look as though the plane will plough into the water, panicked screams fill the cabin. At that moment, the plane lifts smoothly into the air. The passengers relax and laugh a little sheepishly, and soon all retreat into their magazines, secure in the knowledge that the plane is in good hands. In the cockpit, one of the blind pilots turns to the other and says, "You know, Bob, one of these days, they're gonna scream too late and we're all gonna die."
    2 points
  46. Big wheels no bumpers, black door handles?
    2 points
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