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  1. Yep, all the stone chip is coming off and retreating with the stuff from Bilt Chamber, zinc primer and proper cavity wax that makes waxoil look like salt water. Here is what I have been buying (sorry, no bed sheet shots like Sidrick) This is the stuff from Bilt Hamber, cavity wax, rust remover, rust converter and weld-through primer http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20130106_135239.jpg I bought the RS accessory rear bumper when it came up on eBay, my car had them fitted from the factory/dealers so I wanted to get them, not for fitting, purely because it had them from new. I still need a front one, so if anyone comes across one, let me know http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20130106_135223.jpg Also, a full rear quarter came up on eBay, I though I would bid because I can take the bit around the window from and is the rest for making repair panels from. I won it for £0.99. http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20130106_135339.jpg Some real work will carry on soon.
  2. Thats quite a tip, whats that in aid of? Looking good by the way and as for that rust rust...thats pretty minor stuff for a car of that age. Look forward to seeing the results. Its to raise money for Prostate UK, the mens cancer charity. Barcelona and back in 4 days! So, the other day, after a few hours work with spanners and a hoist the car is missing a little more than before: http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121228_191736.jpg http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121228_191745.jpg The engine bay is pretty tidy, there isn't any rust repairing that needs doing, I will probably give it a blow over with a couple of rattle cans prior to putting the engine back in. I have noticed that some of the wires are a bit brittle so the wiring harness will get a good check over and any dodgy sections will be replaced and the harness will be recovered. Here is the motor on the engine stand. I will be doing all of the oil seals on this as it has a couple of leaks. The block will also be cleaned up and painted, to add some glitz and glamour to the engine bay http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121228_191647.jpg Here is a nice little pile of engine parts, I'm running out of room for all the bits and pieces. http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121228_191659.jpg Today I hit the front wing, as the bodykit was hiding a little hole and I couldn't refit the square side repeaters. After seeing what Ian came across on his S1 with the wing off I was hoping for something that looked a bit more solid. My luck was in: http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121230_161350.jpg http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121230_161408.jpg The white stuff is a PTFE spray, I wanted to cover the bare metal so it doesn't corrode while it is waiting for a small repair and the new front wing. There is a little patch that needs doing at the front of the sill, you can just about see it in this picture, a plate about a couple of inches square should cover sort it. http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121230_161419.jpg After a full strip down of the driver side and the front there is a grand total of 3 small patches that need cutting out and welding fresh metal in (the front panel and crossmember are spot on). Not bad for a 87 car. I still have the passenger side to investigate properly so things could get much worse.
  3. I took the engine and box out of this a couple of days ago, I'm getting a reasonably long list of parts required, it will be great when it is done though. It needs to be, I'm taking it to Barcelona in June! I will post some pics when I get them uploaded.
  4. I got a Nexus 7 tab, Halo 4, forza horizon, tickets to see Jason Manford and help removing the engine and box from my RS turbo.
  5. They are ST200/24 calipers, not the mk3 300mms. I only had to space the caliper out by a couple of mm, one washer.
  6. Apparently the time for the end of the worl is at 11.11am (UTC) Not for another hour and a bit.
  7. Trig

    Sky TV

    Just incase anyone rings up and asks, you might not be able to get the deal unless you have been selected to receive the mailshot, so prepare yourself for a little dissapointment (just in case) looks like its all went through , got an email confirming DD ..just waiting on new viewing card If you got the mailshot then it would have been fine, for anyone that didn't get the mailshot that tries to use it may end up dissapointed (unless they have a contingency plan for chancers)
  8. Trig

    Sky TV

    You should address me as Mein Führer from now on.
  9. A bit more strip down has happened so that I can crack on with the repairs: Roof lining out so I can get the sunroof tray out: http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121216_194457.jpg Dash & windscreen came out so the door could come off and roof lining could come down: http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121216_194512.jpg Found a spot on the scuttle panel that needs cutting out and repairing: http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121216_194658.jpg Also came across a little hole in the floor, boo: http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121216_194523.jpg Took the arch extensions & skirts off, the front wing is goosed: http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121216_194552.jpg The sills are solid though: http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121216_194634.jpg Rear arches are spot on: http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121216_194602.jpg The plan is to sort out the roof and the driver side of the car then turn it around and tackle the passenger side.
  10. Trig

    Sky TV

    Just incase anyone rings up and asks, you might not be able to get the deal unless you have been selected to receive the mailshot, so prepare yourself for a little dissapointment (just in case)
  11. My other half looked up some stats on shootings yesterday, America doesn't even have the highest number of guns per capita, so I don't think that changing the gun laws will make a difference. As Sidrick says, its the nutjobs that are the problem.
  12. You are right, its not to everyone's taste. Decent torque figures though
  13. This years shortlist: Cyclists Bradley Wiggins and Sir Chris Hoy, tennis star Andy Murray, athletes Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah rower Katherine Grainger, golfer Rory McIlroy, boxer Nicola Adams sailor Ben Ainslie Paralympians Sarah Storey, Ellie Simmonds and David Weir Who do you think deserves this years award? Personally, I want Wiggo to win it. As a cyclist, I've followed Le Tour among other races for years and what he has achieved is nothing short of amazing. If not Wiggo, then David Weir. That man is a brilliant athlete.
  14. I do find people's responses to this subject to be quite interesting and often ignorant to the reality. There are only a relative handful of footballers that earn enough from their short careers to become comfortable for the rest of their lives. Once you get beyond the top 6 or 7 teams in the premiership wages aren't what you would think. Yes, you can still make a comfortable living that with the right investments can be made to see out a lifetime, but in a cut throat world where everyone wants their 10% and a poor patch of form can result in a quick drop down the divisions and a huge drop in wages. A quick google highlighted a report in the Daily Mail (I know, but bear with me) that shows the average wage of a League 2 footballer isn't exactly megabucks, especially when you consider that reaching league 2 could be the top of a players abilities, so wouldn't be able to see out their time based on the earnings of a very short career. I also don't agree on the 'well its their hobby' argument. Once upon a time it might have been, but it became their job and it becomes about earning a crust. I read alot of football stuff, I came across a website called The Secret Footballer, for those of you with an open mind on this subject (and the stresses & strains of being a footballer in general), its quite an insight. But for those who have their opinion and aren't interested in taking anything else on board, don't waste your time clicking the link, you won't like what you can read. http://www.thesecretfootballer.com/
  15. I have a set, no tyres, no centre caps, all need painting (someone has used them for experimenting with colours). Open to offers
  16. The 'light' restoration has started with the stripdown This is how it currently stands http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121125_212418.jpg The first thing I plan on doing it the roof/sunroof tray, so I stripped out everthing from the carpets up. I haven't finished getting the headlining out yet as it is held in by all the door and window rubbers, including the windscreen seal. I managed to get everything out apart from the windscreen. I did attempt it, but that hasn't gone well: http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/IMG-20121123-WA0003.jpg Rust wise it is a pretty good story so far, there is one unexpected rust patch that needs cutting out and replacing that is just behind the B pillar, where the rear window sits http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/IMG-20121123-WA0004.jpg The inner sills and boot floor look good though http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121123_192621.jpg http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121123_192609.jpg http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121123_192449.jpg http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121123_192419.jpg What I can see with the interior out is that the rear arches have been repaired, to what appears to be a reasonable standard http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121125_212528.jpg http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121125_212537.jpg I stripped the bootlid before taking it off, including taking the rear screen out. This is the state of it http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121123_192911.jpg http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121123_192921.jpg http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121123_192843.jpg http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121123_192849.jpg Next is actually getting the winsdscreen out and getting the roof lining out then I can remove the sunroof tray and see where we go from there.
  17. Awesome race, shame it couldn't end the way I would have liked. If Ferrari can give Alonso a slightly more competitive car next year then it should be another fantastic season. Forza Ferrari!
  18. Yeah Baby! Where is the cup and the champagne? Well done chaps on this season, it was good fun. I'm aiming on defending my title next season to become the youngest double world champion.
  19. A Mac 10 empties its magazine in a couple of seconds (source: Mythbusters 2012). It takes alot longer to reload than it does to discharge every round so that kind of makes it impractical even if you have unlimited ammo. My choices: 1, C, Scope, grenade launcher and semi automatic ( I think), Happy days. 2, C, Can I request an extended mag please? 3, D, Short swing for enclosed spaces and hacking heads off. 4, D, Always wanted one of those, but never had the need. 5, D, I've never seen a swimming zombie 6, B, Human shield.
  20. Should take the focus away from us for a few days...
  21. I've changed my team ready for the final showdown. I'm all in with Ferrari, Alonso & Massa. I have also picked Grosjean and Ricciardo. Hoping for rain.
  22. apparently its very rare for a renault megane or laguna to top 70k miles, most are scrapped long before due to electrical issues. actually saying that about renaults my mate has a megane estate and the build quality is terrible, all the interior trim is coming off, the stitching on the steering wheel has split, even so far as the numbers wearing off the gear stick! and its a 2006 ffs with only 40k on the clock That is just a myth, probably created by people that irrationally hate French cars. There will always be examples of rough cars from every manufacturer, lets not forget, how scruffy a car gets is also (mostly) down to the owners.
  23. I love that the Mini under the Rav 4 is , ahem, off road Mini Countryman
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