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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:22 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:24 am 
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yep meant the brakes will. that guage looks amazing.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:43 pm 
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really nice fella. only just descovered your motor after you contacted me about bits last week. looks really good! youve done well with it. have to say its defenately one of my favorite si's on here!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:55 pm 
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Wow, just read through this today. Cracking results with it, and your seem to be a dab hand at getting round the track ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:41 pm 
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Done a trackday at Donington yesterday, early start at 4am but great weather and well worth it. Going through first part of Craner curves flat out in 4th was an experience. Fiesta ran great all day just need to sort out fitting a short as had a few missed gears, also had fitted some new yellow stuff pads, terrible till bedded in which took two sessions but after that were great.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:44 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:07 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:32 pm 
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last time out the gear linkage was getting sloppy and difficult selecting 3rd gear swiftly, so decided to try fit a short shift mod. Got a escort mk4 modification kit as looks similar to Mk3 fiesta but not a straight forward replacement as the fiesta gear leaver is knurled at the bottom not splined like escort so lever pivot point could not easily be extended, had to split it araldite and bolt it back on. Previously done the 'zetec inside' linkage mod to but replaced that also with new 8mm spacer tubes and bolts and now loads better and no slack.
Previously the gear lever had a 160mm forward back movement 3rd to 4th, this is now reduced to approx 110mm. gear selection also feels so much more positive.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:13 pm 
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Just fitted a small 3 gallon fuel tank, but while under the car noticed a crack in the main chassis rail behind the rear beam mount, i think its as a result of running slicks and the extra forces it puts through the chassis. bodywork is getting poor with rust in usual arches etc.
Question is do i scrap it a buy something else like the ebay link below, or patch it up or worse case try find a sound fiesta or ex race shell and swap all the bits
Peugeot 106 rallye Ebay Linky

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:42 pm 
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i think keeping the si would make sense. try patch it and find a decent shell?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:34 pm 
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Weld her up good an strong and wait for the next bit to break, then repeat!

Might make the car a bit heavier, but at the end it'll be bullet proof :D

Seriously though, I'd patch her up and keep an eye on it, might just've been a weak point that would ahve gone anyway.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:02 pm 
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fiesta is all coming back together nearly finished welding up, also made some 1 degree rear camber shims to work better with the slicks.
made from 3mm plate hand grinded, filed and sanded, measured true and flat within 0.05mm

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:48 pm 
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Nice work! Can't wait to see what they look like on the car :)

On my list is to make some hub spacers, but I haven't had the time/material to make them lol

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:43 pm 
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looks good what about the front wheels camber though?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:00 pm 
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looks good what about the front wheels camber though?


looking to increase rear negative camber as shown on the bottom tyre during cornering only the outer edge doing the work, hopefully will now get better contact should be able to confirm with checking tyre temperatures. Front has not been a major problem but may modify bottom arms.

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 6:37 pm 
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amazing how much rust the plastic XR2i skirts can cover, finally cut out the last of rust this weekend and now all welded up, arches sprayed, just got to fit sills and arches and all finished.

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 6:55 pm 
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ouch! time to take the welder out :D

camber shims look the bizz mate!

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 10:59 pm 
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dreded rust, get her out :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 8:54 pm 
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finally finished the Si today, put smaller fuel tank, sills and arches back on after standing on drive for 6 months started first time too. Can visually see the increased rear camber but not really captured in photos.
Now to book some trackdays but they seem to gone up to stupid prices this year, may be the last year for the fiesta, looking at buying another motorbike for trackdays or gearbox Kart again.

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