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Come on Paddy- what's the latest news. Did Santa bring you any goodies?

 

brought me a leaky roof that wrecked the bathroom so had to divert money to replace the bathroom .. thats nearly done once it is back on to the escort

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Come on Paddy - about time we had an update....on the bathroom if not the Escort ;)

 

il get some pictures of the bathroom tonight lol .. focus recently has been the mondeo as that is to be my show vehicle this year even if the escort was done i cant afford to insure a second car so making sure i have something decent looking to go in .. just locating the last few parts i need to send it off to the bodyshop with

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Gosh, lots of rot. I think better to cut the sills of completely and fit full new ones and be certain you won't have more holes to patch in years to come.

 

Also, for what it's worth, I'm very impressed with a rust killer called Aqua Steel - http://aquasteel.co.uk/

 

So far it's proved to be every bit as good as the website suggests. As a test I simply wire-brushed a very rusty brake drum, gave it one coat and two months on it's as clean and rust-free as when painted. And that's without any over painting.

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First update for a while looking at the date nearly a year,

 

Finally got 2 spare minutes at work to finish the machining on the inlet adapter plate so i can fit the rs2000 inlet manifold to my zetec various holes needed drilling and tapping and a couple countersinking

 

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it was at this point i test fitted the manifold and it fits perfectly so put the engine in a stand and began to clean it down with degreaser then the head with a stiff brush and some petrol it came up a treat

 

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Then it was paint time and its really starting to come together now a lot of parts soon destined for the powdercoaters

 

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Today's job done new timing belt, pulleys tensioner and water pump fitted belt guards refitted, aux pulleys need sending off and coating and need a new top belt cover as its a bit scuffed but looking like an engine again

 

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Progress has ground to a sudden halt Sunday at 8pm a gang of youths who have taken to hanging around in the ginnel that runs behind my home decided to set fire to the trees and brush behind my fence which consequently spread to my fence and almost my garage and my neighbors proprieties, nearly killing my polecats who's hutch is up against this fence i spent hours in a&e being treated for the burns i received rescuing them so my hands are just about useless put a stop to things till they heal up

 

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So I bought myself a few more 17" diamond cut rs7's to cheer myself up 8 total now

 

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Refurbished the AC pulley and crank pulley so they're back on all I need now is the new alternator and can get the belt on then it's time to work on the injector wiring and finding somewhere to put the coil pack

 

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Today's work, designed the plate to mount my coil pack in its new place and got it made up got it home and it bolted in perfectly so finished my plug leads off think it looks quite well shame it's going to be hidden at the back of the engine

 

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