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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:45 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:15 pm 
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Uprated walbro 440lph fuel pump here.. so tank off and get old pump ripped out..
As usual on these new gen cars there's no fuel return to tank so need to add that also..
Evap will get deleted as will the electronic throttle pedal..


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:26 pm 
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With this warm dry weather around I thought I would get stuck into getting the underside all de-rusted and painted up..
Floor not too bad but rear chassis leg area and front shock tunnel area where showing surface rust..
Wire wheel soon got it down to bare metal..


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:30 pm 
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Mixed up some stealth grey for a few top coats underneath..


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:44 pm 
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With the focus being cable operated and I'm using the rod shifter I had to make an angled tube for the rubber rod boot as the focus bulkhead slopes where I need it to come through..
And there's not much room for clearance as the heater box sits right down, so should just get clearance if I get the right bends on the rod.. you can see the bottom of heater box through the hole.. welded on and sealed then set about wire wheeling and painting front underside..


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:57 pm 
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So, whilst waiting for paint to dry as they say, I set about getting the old fuel pump out and got the walbro fitted, slightly bigger in size than the original Ford item but after a few tweaks it was all back together again..
Oh and need to fit a return as said before...


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:13 pm 
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Before I could paint the engine bay etc I wanted to make sure I had all the welding done, everything that needed to be mounted and brackets made etc.. so trial fitted the facelift front and moved the wing rail brackets etc..


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:53 am 
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I really enjoy your build threads.

Learn some things from them also.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:13 pm 
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mm27760 wrote:
I really enjoy your build threads.

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Thanks very much for you kind comments mm27760 much appreciated..
I like to do things others haven't.. it's always a learning curve for me also.. but hopefully help others doing similar..

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:52 pm 
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Box of new goodies... front wishbones, drop links, bushes, track rod ends, complete rear axle kit...


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:58 pm 
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Got a couple sleeved nuts machined for the 9-5 top mount, just in case 1 gets lost.. cheap at £30 eh :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:57 am 
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Had a wee road trip to pick up some ST interior.. he'd put baby powder9 (talc) on them to stop them being smelly out in the garage..
They've cleaned up nicely..


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:02 am 
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Had the front and rear axles blasted, hubs, brackets, engine mounts etc.. so got these painted up, will get all the new arms, bushes etc fitted once paints hardened in few days..
Purchased a new radiator support bar.. and rear bumper support bar..


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:05 am 
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Hubs and chassis support bracket


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:09 am 
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Also new parts arrived.. rear pads, steering boots... wasn't to impressed with the steering boots as they're more plastic'y than rubber..
Already for when I need to rebuild it back together..
Rear discs seemed ok... will see what I get for front brakes and maybe get matching rears...


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:01 am 
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Got to cleaning up the rear calipers, ordered new handbrake cables etc...
Calipers cleaned up really easily, gave them a few coats of black paint but didn't like it so ended up silver :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:07 am 
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Pistons wound back by hand very easily.. unusual eh..
Once these are all cleaned, paint hardened I can get to bolting axle parts together and fit back onto chassis..
Braided lines fitted...


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:07 pm 
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I've always found the plasticky type boots and gaiters outlast the rubbery ones.

Interesting project. I'll keep my eyes on this one.

Thanks for sharing the details so far.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:35 pm 
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I've always found the plasticky type boots and gaiters outlast the rubbery ones.

Interesting project. I'll keep my eyes on this one.

Thanks for sharing the details so far.


Oh that's good news then... Cheers

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:48 am 
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Cleaned up and painted the steering rack.... left old boots on for this bit.. will fit new ones later..


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