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post 24th May 2015 14:41
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The 1.8 Blue one is ready for it's MOT. Way too much to list! It's a stripped 1.8 with FK running gear and lots of other mods! MOT next week and then we start to strip for the lightweight flywheel, stage one clutch and turbo kit...... details to follow! Butchering a Supersprint manifold to start the Turbo project.
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post 24th May 2015 15:17
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Looking good .Where did you get you red hoses ?
i know Norro on here had manifold read for a turbo to bolt on to . That he kept trying to get me to buy
maybe he still log on sometimes ! i do know where he lives


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post 24th May 2015 16:18
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Got the hose kit from Duncan, chucked it in when I got the cage etc, gonna give the SS manifold to the welder as it'll be easier to mod as its stainless. Gonna look at a half size rad and half intercooler as the car will only ever do hill climbs and shop runs to Tescos less than half a mile away....... Talk about every little helps eh!

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post 24th May 2015 18:01
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QUOTE(romesolution @ 24th May 2015 17:18) *
Got the hose kit from Duncan, chucked it in when I got the cage etc, gonna give the SS manifold to the welder as it'll be easier to mod as its stainless. Gonna look at a half size rad and half intercooler as the car will only ever do hill starts and shops to Tescos less than half a mile away....... Talk about every little helps eh!




Errrrrr ok then


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post 25th May 2015 17:58
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post 29th May 2015 17:38
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QUOTE(romesolution @ 24th May 2015 17:18) *
Gonna look at a half size rad and half intercooler as the car will only ever do hill climbs and shop runs to Tescos less than half a mile away....... Talk about every little helps eh!


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Be careful: the oil needs to be at operating temperature before you start your hillclimb or you risk premature bearing failure. Also if the intercooler doesn't cool the charge air thoroughly you risk poor performance and again premature failure.

You are risking a lot and might even go slower just for the sake of a couple of kilos...



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post 29th May 2015 18:29
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QUOTE(Cloverleaf76 @ 29th May 2015 18:38) *
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Be careful: the oil needs to be at operating temperature before you start your hillclimb or you risk premature bearing failure. Also if the intercooler doesn't cool the charge air thoroughly you risk poor performance and again premature failure.

You are risking a lot and might even go slower just for the sake of a couple of kilos...

Sage advice indeed. I always idle the car for at least 10 minutes before even the shortest journey, also the heater matrix is gone so the thermostat has no part to play anymore, there is a 'u' shaped hose linking the outlets so the car come up to temperature almost immediately. As foe the intercooler, I was thinking of an interchangeable unit that could be either huge or modest for ripping to the shops and back.

The car is an advertising banner for my wife's business so it may never see true competition eh! Now I'm happy sticking decals on, I've a load more to do. I am also waiting on a set of brembo caliber brackets for some big brakes...... Oh and camber bolts for fk's on the front. So much fun, I can't stop smiling.
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post 29th May 2015 18:49
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QUOTE(romesolution @ 29th May 2015 19:29) *
Sage advice indeed. I always idle the car for at least 10 minutes before even the shortest journey, also the heater matrix is gone so the thermostat has no part to play anymore, there is a 'u' shaped hose linking the outlets so the car come up to temperature almost immediately. As foe the intercooler, I was thinking of an interchangeable unit that could be either huge or modest for ripping to the shops and back.

The car is an advertising banner for my wife's business so it may never see true competition eh! Now I'm happy sticking decals on, I've a load more to do. I am also waiting on a set of brembo caliber brackets for some big brakes...... Oh and camber bolts for fk's on the front. So much fun, I can't stop smiling.




are you get the caliper brackets made up ? or do you know where you can buy from?
would luv to fit a set of brembos on smile.gif

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post 30th May 2015 11:35
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are you get the caliper brackets made up ? or do you know where you can buy from?
would luv to fit a set of brembos on smile.gif

Was looking at these, was gonna contact them to find out if they'd fit.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Focus-ST170...=item337d7906b8
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QUOTE(romesolution @ 30th May 2015 12:35) *
Was looking at these, was gonna contact them to find out if they'd fit.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Focus-ST170...=item337d7906b8





I think someone did do some drawings/plans on here somewhere?


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post 17th December 2016 18:34
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Haven't been on for ages and the list of things done is massive. Still after a dash..... does anyone know if the dash from a 916 spider would fit? Even close would be good! Gotta start putting clocks and stuff in.


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QUOTE(romesolution @ 29th May 2015 18:29) *
Sage advice indeed. I always idle the car for at least 10 minutes before even the shortest journey, also the heater matrix is gone so the thermostat has no part to play anymore, there is a 'u' shaped hose linking the outlets so the car come up to temperature almost immediately. As foe the intercooler, I was thinking of an interchangeable unit that could be either huge or modest for ripping to the shops and back.

The car is an advertising banner for my wife's business so it may never see true competition eh! Now I'm happy sticking decals on, I've a load more to do. I am also waiting on a set of brembo caliber brackets for some big brakes...... Oh and camber bolts for fk's on the front. So much fun, I can't stop smiling.


Interesting, i used to sit and idle for a while but then i changed tact. I drive as soon as possible to get the engine, oil and water temp up as sokn as possible. Probably also because im always running late..


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post 19th December 2016 11:49
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WOW WOW !!!
Congratulations for the project!!!
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post 20th December 2016 23:47
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post 21st December 2016 20:00
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Dude I feel your pain..... The blue one has a tow bar fitted purely to be able to A frame the 1.7 Boxer back to my drive from it's lockup. I have never wanted to restore a car as much as the black one!... I started on the interior a while ago but fubar'd the head liner, i was depressed for a month! Its the slowest of the bunch but sounds insane.... possibly the best sounding car ever. Its got a sh~~~ty standard exhaust yet it still gives me goose bumps when i blip the throttle and the whole car twitches with the torque! I'm undecided as to what to do with her, which way to go! Full restoration back to standard or subtle stuff to make her FAF.......(Fast as F***).

The blue one is methadone for the alfa addiction..... just keeps me happy and able to get by! If all else fails, I can take the wife twinny for a rip..... that's not slow either!
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Hi,

Nice project you got there, those black wheels look great.

Is the red 45 (seen on your fb page) a ph1 with ph2 bumpers and seats?

Cheers.





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post 24th December 2016 14:36
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Hi,

Nice project you got there, those black wheels look great.

Is the red 45 (seen on your fb page) a ph1 with ph2 bumpers and seats?

Cheers.

Its a Ph2, almost as fully loaded as the Blue one! Its got a TTV billet lightened flywheel, phase 2 clutch, lowering kit, K&N, super sprint manifold, Raggazzon, sports cat.....usual stuff eh! I like the QV but its no where near as fast as the Blue on........ The QV is the Blue ones's fat sister! Still bang tidy, but you know which one you'd want to get inside! Plus the Blue one wants to be treated like a toy!
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Its a Ph2, almost as fully loaded as the Blue one! Its got a TTV billet lightened flywheel, phase 2 clutch, lowering kit, K&N, super sprint manifold, Raggazzon, sports cat.....usual stuff eh! I like the QV but its no where near as fast as the Blue on........ The QV is the Blue ones's fat sister! Still bang tidy, but you know which one you'd want to get inside! Plus the Blue one wants to be treated like a toy!

You could say the Blue one is not the type you take home to mother lol. Both look great (and probably sound great too).


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post 31st December 2016 15:53
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Fitted the removable steering wheel boss today! Surprisingly satisfying removing it at night! Gonna fit the aircraft starter button soon so its kinda essential as the car no longer locks!
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