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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:55 pm 
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Electrics are easy really, just a bunch of wires all thrown together to follow a picture :)

Well, I do have a degree in Computing and Electronics so I guess that might make it a bit easier, but I think I may be getting close to the edge of my comfort zone with the Megasquirt. But nothing ventured nothing gained :D

Cheers on the tartan, wondered if anyone would mention it ;)
Heat proof table mats, great for soldering on :thumbsup:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:47 pm 
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Well I did a bit on the ECU last night, not got any pics but will try and do some more this week and get some pics of it up.

Was out tonight and decided to paint the block red!?! Don't ask why, I was all for painting it black, but my daughter convinced me red was the way to go!! It looks shit close up but from a distance looks ok ish!

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Head is now almost back on as my angle gauge is 1/2" drive and I don't have the right torx bit in 1/2" and I've broken my 1/2" to 3/8" adaptor so will get another tomorrow then angle tighten the head bolts and get the cams back in.
Then it's a bit of nuts and bolts tidy up on the block and get the cams timed up then will stick it back in and pull the wiring loom back through.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:03 am 
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Thats a striking colour, I like it! :D

Glad to hear your starting your daughter young too, sounds like she's really getting involved! ;)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:21 pm 
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It's, errr.... Pretty bright :)
She seems quite interested, not sure she's actually taking any if it in but time will tell :D

Had a half day today to get BT Infinity and TV installed (counts didn't turn up but that's another story!) so spent some time out in the sun and got the head tightened, cams in and timed, can cover in and de greased the timing belt covers and replaced them.
Coil pack and leads are in just to cover the spark plug holes.
Got her times first time as well, couldn't believe it so gave her another couple of turns and the bar slipped straight in the cams :thumbsup:

Couple if pics from earlier :)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:27 pm 
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Looking good :thumbsup:

Are you planning to paint or polish the rocker cover?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:01 am 
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Looking good :thumbsup:

Are you planning to paint or polish the rocker cover?


Cheers mate :)

I have a spare rocker cover that I am going to clean up and paint, just not sure of a colour yet :)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:35 am 
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Sounds good! I was going to do the same with mine, it was polished but I gave up with that, too much effort!

I was thinking black with mine to look like the later black top engine :)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:00 am 
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Not seen this in a while, but it looks like things are progressing well :D

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:46 pm 
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Cheers guys!!

Did a bit more tonight, engine is now all built up ready to come off the stand and have the flywheel and gearbox bolted up. New flywheel bolts are due from Burton Power any time so has tied in nicely :thumbsup:
Need to get down to Ford for some lower arm to hub pinch bolts and a couple of other little bits I want to replace but all being well if the flywheel bolts arrive tomorrow I'll have the engine back in tomorrow night (weather dependant if course ;))
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Nearly forgot the exhaust manifold gasket!!! But remembered about it as I torqued up the last nut :thumbsup: what a plum :)


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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 10:12 pm 
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In the words of Britney Spears...."Oops! I did it again!"

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A set of GSX-R 1000 throttle bodies this time :D

In other news the engine is now back where it belongs.

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So just a simple case of reconnecting coolant, wiring loom, suspension, driveshafts and gear linkage the she'll be running!! Lol :)


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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 8:02 am 
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Had a couple of days off yesterday and Tuesday so did a bit more on the car.

Items crossed off the list:
Power steering pump and pipes installed
Alternator mounted
Starter motor mounted
All wiring loom clipped in and connected up to everything
Wiper motor installed
Heater fan installed
ECU Installed
Coolant pipes connected
Radiator in
Hubs, shocks and driveshafts installed
Lower arms connected back up

So left to do is:
Put on discs and bolt up calipers
Drain any remaining oil/petrol thats drained into the sump
Fill with oil
Fill power steering fluid
Fill coolant
Connect radiator fan
Spark plugs, battery and Air filter/maf
Connect exhaust
Lower S-brace
Wheels
Tracking
Road Tax
Insurance

So not much then LOL!!
Still want to have her running for Sunday but it's getting mighty chuffing close!!! :shock: :shock:

Would have had more done but had a couple of clangers yesterday due to the scatty nature of how I've been putting stuff back on :banghead:
Forgot to put the automatic tensioner on the front mount so front mount had to come off to get that in.
Then I had forgotten to tighten up a jubilee clip on the power steering pump, so that had to get loostened off to get that done!
And noticed a jubilee clip was undone on a coolant pipe. :banghead:

Nearly there though, will be good to get her running again 8-)

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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 8:11 am 
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 10:07 am 
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Looking good there buddy!

Liking the red block as well :thumbsup:

i want those bodies :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 10:17 am 
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i want those bodies :lol:


Give it a couple of months and i'll sell them to you for a tidy profit :lolz: :lolz:

NOT!!!!!! :havesome:


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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 9:40 pm 
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Right, I had a works night out on Friday which saw me getting home at 2am, quickly followed by my daughter keeping me awake to around 3am on Saturday!! Bloody kids :sigh:
But, unperturbed I got up on Saturday at 8 with the wee one and sent her off with my mum to go to the cinema so the mammoth Operation GetTheBloodyThingRunning started then!
By 12:30 it was time to run her without plugs and no coil to get the oil circulating around so cranked her on the starter and all went well for around three turns and then Clunk! Tried the key again and nothing other than a horrible plastic cracking sound.
Quick poke around under neath and yes the crank wouldnt turn with a spanner then I noticed the lower cambelt cover was cracked under the crank pully. Shoved a screw driver in and broke off the cracked bit and all I could see was one of the bolts I had used to stop paint getting in the threads of the block stuck in next to the belt with bits of belt not as attached as they should be! Fuck, Arse, Shit, Cunt Bollocks!!
Phoned up local factors who could get a timing belt kit for 2:30 so set about stripping down for a timing belt change and found this

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Whoops!! that was lucky!!
Had to file some of the sharp bits on the crank belt pully to stop it ripping the new timing belt to bits also :shock:
So got the new timing belt kit and got her all timed up and put back together. Lets try again.
Long story short all was fine and she's now up and running nicely!!

Took her to the rolling road day which instigated this mad re-build today and got this :teehheee:

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So I now have a baseline for the throttle boddies to improve upon 8-) 8-)

Did 300 miles today on a single tank too which is un heard of so the Escort box certainly has helped. And that was with a rolling road run and 130 miles back up from Edinburgh where I was driving at around 85 most of the way (75 on the way down) So all in all well chuffed with this weekends work.

Want to get the bodywork properly fixed so on the look out now for a decent bodyshop around here willing to take it on... watch this space :thumbsup:

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nice one :D

healthy engine ;)

lucky on cambelt :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 12:09 pm 
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Healthy result in the end there mate :)

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Sounds like quite a day lol.

Good result and healthy engine though :-)

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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 10:50 pm 
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Cheers guys, yeah she seems to be quite healthy and long may it stay like that!!

Did some more work on the Squirt tonight and I think that's her pretty much finished. Just need to sort out the coil drivers but apart from them she's done :thumbsup:

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