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  1. Since she’s still in my possession..
    11 points
  2. I’m struggling with this technology
    10 points
  3. Got started on the normal pile of crap rot box mk2 Harrier. Got the shell blasted last year and stuck it in the corner. Got a bit of motivation and got the shell on the jig. It was going to destined for the rally circles. It had been in a field since 1999 so you can imagine what it’s like and by no means it’d had a hard life. Had a knock at the back and the front so on the jig it went to make sure it’s right when it’s done. A couple of pics of the rear to date. Once this is done it’s brace up, remove floor, lower bulkhead and both inner wings,sills, centre chassis legs.
    9 points
  4. Few more pics on the progress be it been a bit slow. Panel fit has been a bit of a ball ache tbh. Saying that I’m no panel beater or bodywork person but perseverance prevails. Got nearly everything to fit within tolerance on the structural side now exterior panels to get right.
    9 points
  5. ITS BACK !!! pick the shell up from the painters this morning. Doors / bonnet and doors to pick up later.
    8 points
  6. What does she look like now few wee jobs left to do. Custom cam cover getting made, strut brace to install once cam cover done and finally rolling toad so looking forward to the summer Fir those starting, be patient and sometimes it’s good to walk away for a while but keep coming back as it will be worth it
    8 points
  7. 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
  8. Finally got round to picking my wheels from the diomond cutters and had the tyres fitted. More stuff to go in the loft 🤫🤫🤫 considering the condition that they were in I was well pleased, not totally perfect but bloody near enough! Fully expected them to refuse to do them or advise to powder coat. But apparently persevered and got them as near perfect as poss. Got to take into consideration these are 40+ yrs old. Had 185/60 Yoko a539 directionals fitted and we’ll see how they go.
    8 points
  9. On track at Brands Hatch.....
    8 points
  10. Pic taken just outside Cortina d' Ampezzo.....
    8 points
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  12. Here's a collection of classic fords at The NEC 2019 classic car show including the Sweeney Car enjoy
    8 points
  13. Heres a few of the club stand
    8 points
  14. A ton of grit later and quick turn around at the blasters back on the trailer home,now that's fast. A quick easy question coming up before I go much further into the resto. Restore or not to Restore? A few extras pics to help with the question and for those who get a little impatient.lol More later in week
    8 points
  15. As its completely finished now, I've had to take some photographs for my insurers to give a guaranteed valuation so thought I'd share with you I've removed and kept the old basket wave seats. They are in amazing condition so sourced some replacement ones and had them recovered in leather. Same with the dashboard. The original one is in storage and this one recovered in leather The only "gap" that winds me up is the bonnet. When viewed from the left hand side, it's slightly raised on one side. My OCD goes into melt down!
    8 points
  16. For all our members in the run up to the Christmas break As you sit upon the throne, With everything prepared, You're feeling quite excited but a little bloody scared! That huge amount of Christmas nosh has turned into a log, And now the fateful time has come, to flush it down the bog!.. But first you must expel the beast and so you start to strain, You bite down on a piece of wood to take away the pain. But oh my god, it's bloody huge it's like you're giving birth! You sweat and push and swear and shake and strain for all you're worth. And then that magic moment comes, that fills your soul with cheer, A turd the size of King kong's arm emerges from your rear. And like a bomb it hits the pan thus lightening your mood, And making room inside your guts for lots more Christmas food! Have a great Christmas y'all And no drinking and driving or these guys will be after you!
    7 points
  17. Lesson for all - LED's cannot be used for alt. / charging warnings due to the way they work. These lights need to pass voltage both directions - firstly from ign sw. through bulb to alternator and ground, secondly volts from alternator flow back the other way and cancel out the voltage from the ign. sw. LED's will only pass voltage one way - a property of all diodes.
    7 points
  18. Picked up a better spot welder which has a selection or arms aswell inner arch cut out engine should look nice in the bay, way off that going in though 😂
    7 points
  19. Slow progress but getting there next job is the wiring i got the original loom stripped and checked repaired where needed by Martin in wales who owns the Escort Agency his knowledge and advice is fantastic i highly rate them. Loads more to follow as it looks like theres time on all our hands for a while now.
    7 points
  20. A few pics of the Tour of Exmoor.....
    7 points
  21. a few pics from the engine bay resto while we had the engine out for a rebuild, more soon
    7 points
  22. My very talented step daughter has painted my mk5 tina from a photo from the last totm i think its fantastic thought id share
    7 points
  23. Parked at the side of a road in a ditch. The natural stomping ground of many old Fords 😆
    7 points
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  25. Hi all I have not posted on here in a very long time, thought I would post a pic of my latest escort up which I have owned for about 9 years now 😁
    7 points
  26. Some people like the clean look, others like the standard look but for me it's the Rally look. 👍
    7 points
  27. I've only just joined the club recently and know no one really on here so to help slot into OSF i have decided to add my cars restoration to the forum, I started the resto in January 2016 after importing it from France. Fast forward two and a halve years and i can finally see the finishing line. It's a Lhd French Mexico built in the uk at the Avery factory I named it Rene. A one previous owner car with 28000 kilometres previously used as a track day car at the Nugaro race circuit in the south of France and last used in 1979. I will try to add a few images every day or so as not to bore you all. The road to recovery.
    7 points
  28. The Air filter was repaired by removing the bottom section and making a new piece,I can't take any credit for the welding as it was not me,I thought he done a great job and I was chuffed with the repair he made.I just prepped and painted it.Overall I'm happy with the finished result.
    7 points
  29. Wiring now complete brakes bled it’s had it’s first drive up and down the yard. Just a few more things to finish off. SGS vehicle inspection is next Tuesday so fingers crossed!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    7 points
  30. Hi all Finally after about 5 years I am embarking on a new classic ford project in the shape of a 64 plate mk1 cortina. So not a new user as such but looking forward to getting back in to things. The car is shabby but solid enough and I cant afford to paint it! About to undergo a lot of new mechanics and an ST170 transplant however so it should be fun looking forward to catching up and getting back to some meets that I havent been to in a long time All the best James
    6 points
  31. She started life as a black rs2000, the like many she must had had a shunt and was flat fronted. She then moved on and was running a cosworth till finally being totally stripped down and rebuilt from a bare shell with a vision of having a standard looking RS outside and inside with everything else modernised so starting at the rear she has a baby atlas rebuilt by RACE running an LSD, discs and cosworth rear callipers, type 9 gearbox rebuilt with taller first gear, heavy duty bearings and bigger oil ways, engine built by Northampton motorsport with ported head, piper BP300 cams, variable exhaust pulley, vernier pulley, competition rings, lightened and balanced crankshaft, puma speed oil pump, aluglide big end and main bearings, ARP bolts all round so well built
    6 points
  32. Well, this is basically the final update to this thread! The car has within the last hour completed a setup and dyno session. It arrived with ProTuner on Friday, and they were brilliant. As promised they went through a lot of prechecks before even considering starting it, including cam timing checks, compression test, induction leaks, fuel pressure checks. This was all fine, and they proceeded to map it. This included an additional day so they could properly setup cold start. Right at the beginning of this thread i explained i wasnt chasing numbers, simply reliability, and that is still the case. However its nice to see what it is capable of... which is (drumroll please)180hp! More than enough.. and i have been told with 97-99ron fuel and a slight tweak to exhaust cam timing it would rise, however that would be unnecessary in my opinion. The spec in summary is - Standard st170 engine and standard engine timing (with Vvt obviously ), 45mm hayabusa throttle bodies and 300cc injectors, DANST custom inlet manifold, HPE Exhaust manifold and system, me221 engine management, 1800zetec flywheel modified for pinto clutch. So all thats left is to collect the car, and wait for some dry weather to see how it feels. Massive thanks to everyone for their help through this thread, lots of answered questions and hopefully this will help others doing something similar. Its crazy to look all the way back to the first page where this was nothing more than a lazy idea. I will share the power graph when i get it, supposedly its a very nice curve though👍 Cheers all!
    6 points
  33. I've just arrived and now I'm parked up with some tasty old skool motors 👍
    6 points
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  35. We really enjoyed ourselves, even my 16 year old daughter had a good time and she doesn't like old Fords! We will be back next year, hopefully with our Mk2 Transit
    6 points
  36. Hi. I am a new member and was wondering if there are any members meets near Stafford for MK2 escorts.
    6 points
  37. Here’s my contribution... 18 months of graft. But loved every minute.... well almost
    6 points
  38. Hi all just joined.have had a few old skool fords over the years.looking forward to having a gander around here.i presently own a mk1 fiesta converted to rwd.bad pic as cant seem to download from.my pictures
    6 points
  39. Final figures are back from RR today at Nutts Performance. Highly recommend these lads if you're close to S Wales. My main goal with this thread was to rebuild a dead pinto on a budget. Big BHP was not really my concern, as I was looking more for a street engine that suited my RPM range and the area I drive about in. In fairness, I'm very happy with the Torque output now and for going with the FR30 cam. Carbs needed balancing now that they had longer equal trumpets and the needle jet was dropped 1 notch due to it running rich on mid to high RPM. Other than that, the timing and cam was spot on with no gains to be found via advance or retard. 14° and 110° respectively. Picture below was on 2nd run after adjusting the carbs:
    6 points
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