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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:38 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:10 pm 
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Car 55 wrote:
Chucked an old empty block, head etc together and got car and engine leveled up..
Will be sitting roughly about here..
Extra points if anyone recognises the block... :lol:
Should have this all mounted this week...


That would be my old block, the one my mate destroyed at a Bedford track day. :(

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:42 am 
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Car 55 wrote:
Chucked an old empty block, head etc together and got car and engine leveled up..
Will be sitting roughly about here..
Extra points if anyone recognises the block... :lol:
Should have this all mounted this week...


That would be my old block, the one my mate destroyed at a Bedford track day. :(


Yeah big thanks to Blair eh..
Was going to get a tap and maybe fit an oil pressure switch in that hole :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:25 am 
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What power are you aiming for with this one Mike? Have you still got the rx8?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:26 am 
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Griffin Dai wrote:
Bookmarked :)

What power are you aiming for with this one Mike? Have you still got the rx8?


Morning Dave..
No the RX8 went way down to Portsmouth I think..
Should be 400 to 500 hopefully..

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:16 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:41 pm 
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As promised... update on getting the engine and box mounted..
Dug out and fitted 9-5 top mount just for added support, 9-5 alternator mount and pulley set up, 9-3 water pump, 9-3 power steering pump etc just to make sure it all cleared once fitted..
Making the front and rear engine mounts wrc style and std 9-3 gearbox mount..
Made the 9-5 top mount support using the original bolt holes in chassis leg and straightened them up and used an omega engine mount..


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:47 pm 
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Here's mounts welded up..


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:36 pm 
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Drew up pic and measurements as I need to get a sleeved bolt made to fit the top mount..


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:09 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:56 pm 
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Little road trip to pick up all these ST facelift body parts..
Bumpers, wings, bonnet, skirts, headlights....


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:41 pm 
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My word!!!! I have a dismantled 9000 interior in my bedroom but even I draw the line at a focus panel set in the living room. Hahaha

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:25 am 
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My word!!!! I have a dismantled 9000 interior in my bedroom but even I draw the line at a focus panel set in the living room. Hahaha


Ha Stewart, in the spare room now... ain't that what spare rooms are for.. and the kitchen :lol: I got bits everywhere..
Should all be on the car come next week hmmm or is that next year......................... :corn: eithers not far away aaarrrggghhh

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:47 am 
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It will be interesting to see how it compares to an RS, you will be well up on power but obviously the RS has the tech advantage.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:44 pm 
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Rear axle on zetec etc run drum brakes so these will be changed to st discs..
Axle and parts will get blasted and painted, new arms, joints, bushes, bolts etc..


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:26 am 
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Rear axle on zetec etc run drum brakes so these will be changed to st discs..
Axle and parts will get blasted and painted, new arms, joints, bushes, bolts etc..

Could do with a diff and a couple of driveshafts there as well with the power you're going for.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:36 am 
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The Kuga back axle bolts straight onto these.. RS chaps get a conversion done with the Kuga front and rear diffs which take all the power required but also need the electronic side sorted..
I prefer constant 4wd set up not the haldex and electronic stuff which only kicks in when it feels like it :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:47 pm 
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Some parts arrived for the "Focusaabi"


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:02 pm 
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Got this front panel also or you can't fit facelift headlights etc..


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:20 pm 
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As usual when I get round to striping and rebuilding the engine it will have the usual parts fitted :lol:


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