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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:49 am 
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Very impressive build Mike, looks professional.

Your bonnet vents, did you go with rigid abs plastic vents made for the Focus or are they a universal fit?

Did you need two cans of VHT paint to do the cam cover?
Have always had good results with their paint, oven bake is best afterwards if the wife is out for the day, heat gun for application good tip to get rid of dampness, I always get spray can nice and warm as well before starting.


Thanks Aerohead..
These are actually the genuine ford vents, they have plastic shaped tabs that metal tabs clamp to hold in place on the underside..
I made a template 1st and spent a wee while cutting them out as precisely as possible..

I only used 1 can for the rocker mate, was plenty for about 5 coats I think, yeah I warmed up the parts, had the tins in house at room temp and well shook.. and kept shaking between coats.. couple thin covering coats to start with, then 3 or 4 heavy coats.. 1st time I've done it and was impressed..

Will add some pics.


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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 6:27 am 
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Hmmmm.................. had enquiries about selling this...........
Also Fast Ford want to do an article.........

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 3:05 pm 
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Drive it a bit first?

Don't get the fast Ford guys after our precious engines, already have to beat off the go fast Astra crowd!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2021 6:13 am 
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With a new mot on Saabocus it was time to get out and get some running in miles on the clock, after a fresh hone and new rings etc fitted as wasn't 100% happy with it...
Need to get all 4 wheels aligned, all 4 corners weighed and set up, suspension fine tuned and ride height set.. then on the dyno for a proper map..
Brakes are nearly bed in..
No clutch slip even on short 2 bar bursts in 3rd 4th.....
Guess its pushing 480bhp
Could be going to new owner very soon now though.. maybe I can get 1 of my 96's finished and get my Quattro track car ready..


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:53 pm 
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I have always said this is cracking looking and as usual with your projects done to a very high standard BUT with the bonnet up at side of the road looks like it has broken down :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:20 am 
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Just letting some heat out Stu.. it gets very hot under there.. Just getting some road miles on it..
All 4 wheels aligned..
Sold on to Fraser now that bought my RX8 B204 few years ago.. be a few of us going to track days again soon..
Time to get my Quattro built to keep up with it now..
I'll keep this going for updates, dyno etc etc....

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:56 am 
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Tucked away for some winter work..
Track days coming up soon..
1st couple hundred running in miles went ok..


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2022 5:58 am 
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Started to winter strip down, refresh, repaint, replace some items..
Nut and bolt check..
Started a wee leak from oil pressure adapter also.. new seal etc..
Apart from that everything looks ok..


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2022 6:46 am 
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car nearly totally stripped again..
Floor to get cleaned back re-painted, treated..
Parts to blast, powdercoat..


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2022 7:22 am 
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Saabocus totally stripped now, ready for under floor clean up, re-paint etc..
And found that the new braided fuel line is junk.... perished and split already.. wasn't happy about that.!!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2022 2:00 pm 
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Wow, a complete going over and refurbish. Can I drop my 9k Saab off with you, it takes me 517 times longer to do some of the lower skill level stuff you do in a weekend.

Not impressive fuel line failing in no time.
Was this quality PTFE hose from a known brand, or ebay likely Chinese stuff that may well be in reality not what is says on the tin?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2022 7:28 am 
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Aerohead wrote:
Wow, a complete going over and refurbish. Can I drop my 9k Saab off with you, it takes me 517 times longer to do some of the lower skill level stuff you do in a weekend.

I don't get as much done these days as I use to unfortunately..

Not impressive fuel line failing in no time.
Was this quality PTFE hose from a known brand, or ebay likely Chinese stuff that may well be in reality not what is says on the tin?


Was suppose to be quality hose but you can't seem to trust anything these days.. even big named suppliers are selling the cheap Chinese stuff..
I've bought the black braided hose for the Quattro from a different supplier..

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2022 6:33 am 
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Now it's all stripped can get some extra work carried out, also treat some usual rusty areas....
Hole cut in floor to access the fuel pump etc, it was touching the floor after I modded the float section to work with focus gauge..


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2022 5:30 am 
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Final finish up cleaning, rubbing and proper repaint of the floor before it can all get put back together...


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:50 am 
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Floor has turned out really well, shouldn't rust for a lot of years now.. couple pics..


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2022 9:59 pm 
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Looks chuffing good, Mike.... Fancy doing a Sonett?!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2022 5:54 am 
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Looks chuffing good, Mike.... Fancy doing a Sonett?!


Alistair, I'll add it to the list after I've done 2 of my 96's and B5 Quattro weapon..
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Fitted the side skirts this time round although it looked ok without them...


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2022 5:25 am 
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Front and rear subframes, arms etc all blasted and painted, even though they where all new about 3 years ago..


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2022 4:53 am 
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Back axle nearly all 100% fitted.. maybe get front end all fitted this weekend..

Got all my Quattro parts done, car stripped ready for rebuild..


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