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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:44 am 
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looking spot on buddy :D


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:31 pm 
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Sweet mate good work coming together slowly looks excellent :)

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:07 am 
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looking good ;)

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RIP BEN ELVIN (JAM) 6.6.84 - 3.10.12 - Gone but not forgotten - The below sums you up chap
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Through serious illness you meet some inspiring and determined people. its the best we can do as human beings to inspire and drive the determination of others. Ben.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:07 am 
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UPDATE 05.02.2013

Its been far to long since i have have updated this... In that time i have done a little bit of the build. Alot of buying and some painting too...

Anyway i have finally finshed the bottom end. New rear cover gasket. Also got driveshaft seals..

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Also fitted gasket to the sump before fitting to the block.

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Finally fitted to the block

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Also brought a magnetic sump plug from Motorsport Developments

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With the bottom end built it was time to fit the Phase 4 Newman Cam & Lifters. This was the most time consuming part of the build so far..

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Finally after a while all finished

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Well thats most of the build parts done.

I have brought a few more bits for the build.. AP Racing Clutch CP2000-35 to handle the power and torque..

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Airtec Stage 2 Rad

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Powerflex rear beam bushes

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OFAC Chip for St3 Turbo, beiges, st3 head etc @ 1.1bar from Gavstyli :D

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Also brought New t3 Oil feed, Clutch Cable & Powerflex front ARB bushes.

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Final part i have brought is heat paint designed for manifold not sure how well it will work but if not only cost me £26

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Final part of the past few months has been the parts i have had painted...

Gearbox cradle and mounts..

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Also finally got the rear part of my cage sand blasted...

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Then after a rub down with 80grit ready to be primed

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Then a 320 grit flat then top coat and lacquer..

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Brackets painted too...

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The last part i have had painted is the 1.8 CVH Rocker cover...

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Hopefully in the next few weeks i will be getting the head on the block and inlet fitted and all in the engine bay. Then i can start to look to get the custom inlets hose from the intercooler to the inlet made and also the custom downpipe from the cosworth exhaust housing.

Thanks for looking

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:51 am 
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looking spot on there tiller!

eta of completion? :D

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Through serious illness you meet some inspiring and determined people. its the best we can do as human beings to inspire and drive the determination of others. Ben.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:32 am 
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As much as i dislike MSD , the magnetic plugs are good.

Looking good though, your going to love keeping that block clean lol

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:38 am 
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Great work :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:05 pm 
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Cheers for all the comments lads... Yea im hoping its not going to get to dirty lol...

Eta is ready for Central Day im hoping...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:25 pm 
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good work there buddy :D :thumbsup:

hopefully see you at central day :thumbsup:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:36 pm 
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Bit more purchasing done...

AFR Gauge :)

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New sensors too... Low Oil Pressure, Water Temp & Fan Switch

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Hopefully be fitting the head to the block this weekend if the new belt and tensioner turns up :)

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:31 pm 
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Nice work mate! Was there anything that made you go for the innovate wideband in particular?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:52 pm 
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Ry wrote:
Nice work mate! Was there anything that made you go for the innovate wideband in particular?


TBH mate i have read a few reviews on them and a few others and also seen a few other cars using the Innovate wideband and for the money i didnt think it was too bad...

Are you running one then Ry...?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:22 pm 
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TIL13R wrote:
Ry wrote:
Nice work mate! Was there anything that made you go for the innovate wideband in particular?


TBH mate i have read a few reviews on them and a few others and also seen a few other cars using the Innovate wideband and for the money i didnt think it was too bad...

Are you running one then Ry...?


I'm about to buy an AEM depending on what other tuners opinions of them are, but looked at Innovate and PLX too.

Pez @ Race DNA explained that "the only budget widebands that have any usable accuracy our the AEM and the innovate, the error between the best and worst is 1000% eg .1 afr point to 1 afr point this is engine breaking stuff, so guess work and opinion is of little use".

AEM is a steal at only £124 on eBay. Comes down to how much the replacement sensors are too as I'm not sure about you but this type of equipment will probably stay with me and not be sold on with the car.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:26 pm 
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nice one tiller!

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Through serious illness you meet some inspiring and determined people. its the best we can do as human beings to inspire and drive the determination of others. Ben.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:03 am 
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Well I didn't realise it had been so so long that I have been on the forum and also updated my thread on DTR....

A lot has happened in the time... Some good and some not so good....

Where to start I guess...

The head was finally finshed off

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It was then time to get the inlet and rocker cover all fitted with the genuine ford gaskets.

Also after the sump gasket had set it was time to fit that also to the block....

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Finally the head meets the block...

Next step was to get the engine and gearbox in... My dad seemed to think that we could fit the gearbox and engine together and fit it in one hit..... (didn't want to damage painted bay) I wasn't sure it would go in but....

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Went in straight away no issues at all...!!! I was shocked... needed a few pairs of hands to guide it in and onto the gearbox cradle but it fitted like a glove...

Now the engine was in it was time to look at the manifold and the turbo side of things...

Finally got the Manifold painted...

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Turbo fitted all up with exhaust housing...

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Once this was all fitted up it didn't quite all line up correct and would need a lot of tweeking about so that's going to be a job for once the car is run in and done a few more miles.... So its back to the Escort standard manifold and exhaust housing as I know that fitted well.

Next few jobs on the list was the mk5 escort brake servo that I brought this had already been modified to wanted to ensure that the strut brace cleared that and the bonnet also...

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Onto the new Airtec rad and Pro Alloy intercooler

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Next jobs to do was to fit all the Avos and finally get the car on its wheels...

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Also notice the new daily in the background

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Now the car is on all 4 wheels it was time to jack it back up and fit the exhaust that I have been spending a few hours polishing up....

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Well as the change of plans with the turbo I am going to revert back the the standard charge pipe set up and rocker cover, as normal its off to been painted...

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Also the bank balance has been getting a little more of a hammering....

Massive thanks to Opie Oils....

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Roosemotorsport

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and of cause my local bodyshop :)

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Also Nomad racing

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Picked up these also...

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That's it for the pictures for the moment but the latest is I am waiting for some one off hoses for the Wilwoods... and the final little part is to change the route of the wiring for the starter and alt to run through the front crossmember to be further away from the heat..

Also need to fit and wire up the sandwich plate adapter to the gauges,

Fit and wire up the slim line fan

Then I am ready to fill up with fluids and then it should be ok for the 1st run of the engine...

Sorry for the long delay in an update...

Thanks for reading

Tiller :)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:03 am 
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Right well I popped up the garage today so took some pics to show how the car stands as it is today...

All parts are just mocked up for the moment....

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AFR Fitted..

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Breather fitted and hose out to be fitted to catch tank...

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Copper brake pipe made up

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Engine bay mocked up...

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How it should look with front bumper on...

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Cheers

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:05 am 
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Well here is a quick update on DTR a lot has happened in the past months....

Next on the list was plumb in the oil catch tank...

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With catch tank sorted it was time to turn my attention to replacing the old wires for the starter and Alt..

New wires made up..
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and fitted...

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Next was to install the Rad and wire up the fans.. Thanks to my mate...

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With the engine bay virtually done it was time to fit the exhaust up as it was looking all shiny and polished...

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Well with everything all plumbed in and with a fresh battery it was to finally turn the key.... On the button 1st time and run like a dream.... Was so happy all the work on the engine paid off...

So now I had a running engine it was to get the Wilwoods bled and the tracking all set up...

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Next on the list of jobs was to send it away to get the dash wiring all sorted as I had lost all dials and also needed the rear lights looking at and new gauges all installing also..

Well with the car all ready it was the final last checks before the MOT

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All checked over and ready for its MOT

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Also in the meantime of the last few months I have also made a few other purchases...

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Got news that the car passed its MOT.... Whhhooooooooo Finally after 5 years it was about to be road legal...

Straight down the Post Office to get the tax :)

So after a little drive went to go take the car back to the Garage where its kept to find this... mine is the White Garage.... A little close to home I feel....

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With the car legal it was time to dust DTR down and give the bodywork some love... A quick wash and polish (needs a good days worth to detail) I took its 1st photoshoot.. Here are the pics...

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and my favourite pic

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Please feel free to comment...

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Nice update there mate!!!

Looks lovely :thumbsup:

What happened to the burnt out car?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:46 am 
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Paul the burnt out car was a mk1 Golf that a few people i know were trying to get running, they changed the fuel pump i think then didnt start decided to push it back in the garage but it was too low so tired to get it running again to drive in and fuel ended up going on the exhaust and then rest was history....!!


It certianly has been but have bumped into new issues now tho... After all the hard work thats gone into it.. The fan switch plug seemed to have burnt out.. a common problem i know so brought a new one :o £51 :o

Wired that all up and nothing still not working... Out come the multi meter... had 12v going to the plug... Next step was test the power was going through the new plug maybe that was burnt out... tested the plug and not seeming to play ball so that was chopped out and tested the fan wired direct to the battery and worked... so thought we solved it... Nope...

Now have 12v going to the fans but still not working...

Tested and checked all the Fuses and they are all working... Totally stumped... Not sure if its an earthing issue or something else...

This was all the morning before the car was going down to Ahmed @ Grove Garage....

Totally gutted really thought it was time to use and enjoy the car :( :cry: :-? :cry:

Anyone had this issue or any ideas at all??

Tiller

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:52 am 
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shame about latest issue :(

but bloody good work! what a legend of a car

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