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stuey650 last won the day on July 7 2016

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  • Birthday 05/29/1984

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    Porsche 944 - Weekend Toy, Octavia - Daily Runner, Capri - Long term Project

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  1. Well its more or less finished, not quite MOT'd due to a leak and I keep losing brake pressure and not had time to look at why (assume a leak somewhere) Anyway none of that changes the end look so after about 7 years consider, buckets of money its basically and complete and these the final pics on here as photobucket is rubbish. http://i66.tinypic.com/ndu5q0.jpg http://i64.tinypic.com/2itlf8n.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/dw53li.jpg
  2. After about 10 years or more without and escort, I've gone and bought this with a mate. Had a mk5 and mk6 rs in the past, so felt only right to try the RS turbo out. Looks ok from afar, but once you get digging needs a fair bit of work. Not to worry, love a challenge and it the way values are going will never be out of pocket on it. http://i65.tinypic.com/dbia6x.jpg http://i67.tinypic.com/x1c3rb.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/2a0hild.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/2lsh5af.jpg Been on abit of a shopping spree already http://i63.tinypic.com/al6qo6.jpg
  3. Finally painted http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/8D98A99A-C433-459B-A758-33593AE176D9.jpg http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/488C4C12-BE72-45FC-8D7D-138E854F09A8.jpg http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/A8FBB75A-ED63-4703-ABA4-2FFB0D77BA5C.jpg http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/4CA6D346-BBC4-4328-8108-5B122AFA3EFD.jpg http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/AAE1A4C2-2C0C-4D2C-A13B-0AAC45D6C715.jpg http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/A7E7E505-C022-459C-8A11-4A6F2C6C3E2A.jpg http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/7E4024C2-75AB-408C-A8AA-4CFA6FC2229F.jpg
  4. no don't worry just what I had to get it rolling. Been spending a lot of time trying to work out wheel options and sizes. What I wanted was 10" at the back and 9" on the front but I just can't get road tyres in those widths. Toyo list a 245 if I went 9" rear and 8" front but no-where seems to stock it. Got local tyre dealer on the case and they spoke with Toyo and to get them you have to order a container of them! So that's out the window now so resided to going 8" all round now with suitable offset to fill the arches. 99% set on these. They are closed until 3rd Jan so will place order then and the guy said 8-10 weeks which is quicker than I'll need them anyway! I did wonder about escort cosworth alloys which are effectively the same style on it now but 1" wider but I'm going to need massive spacers for those and they are stupidly expensive. for new ones and 2nd hand will need refurb. http://www.imagewheels.co.uk/psr-alloy-wheel/
  5. About time for another update. Quite a milestone, I've done what I can with the bodyshell and its booked in for paint 3rd week of January. Can't wait, once that's done the assembly can commence. http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/1930DBDE-6D2D-49D8-8575-F2C16DFD97AD.jpg http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/DD9CB782-BC38-44B9-B119-BBA653C40825.jpg http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/D32566F4-3AA4-4385-BE04-98789C8790A8.jpg http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/B5AA9E11-7994-4DD6-85FC-6157F3691DC4.jpg http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/C718E05F-3FD2-43D7-BD57-5FD0A7F5E6BF.jpg
  6. nice motor you have there, what's in it at the moment, 1.6 cvh?
  7. I hear what you're saying. My wife was looking for a new car and we very nearly bought a Kia Sportage the other month over a Kuga. You certainly get more for the money, wasn't new we're look at 3-4 year old. Landed buying a Kuga in the end but didn't think I'd ever even go into a Kia garage, times have changed. The BMW I had was actually one of the worst cars I've had. Didn't get off to a good start with it and it cost me a few quid through the 2 years I had it. Probably bad luck but won't be rushing to buy another. Based on the pattern I think your next one will be a 2009 BMW 320i Msport Touring? Didn't think there would be many still used as a daily, quite a statement to say you wouldn't change for the world, it is just an old escort remember!
  8. So I see in another post someone has completely gone to the other side and is driving an Astra VXR. Given pretty much everyone on this forum had an escort as their daily at one point or another I just wondered what people now have as their daily, have you taken the logic Ford route and now drive a Focus, or have you too gone to the dark side? Since my last daily escort I've gone: Fiesta 1.25 Ka 1litre Puma 1.7 Octavia VRS BMW 320D Focus ST Estate
  9. Fantastic build, only just seen this one great work going on. Keep the progress updates coming.
  10. Yeah will do then end is in sight at last :-)
  11. Cheers, it's was pretty expensive. More than the car or engine cost! I've not actually got the final bill and I changed it from the original quote which was about £500...
  12. Time for another update Rear before http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/bc2ca37e383b904b455e02760366546f.jpg After http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/27ecd8eb4d03a7ad1deebc8313f598b3.jpg http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/5b355bb0dba33bb91917be7ff5adf16a.jpg Front done http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/02cfb9744ac9c4c32c4d99dae8698cf1.jpg http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/57eda12fd5393c356e853cd3d04174ae.jpg Could resist a pic with my other toy http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/d7cc3d1ada4d2a1e283134314b32a562.jpg Front splitter didn't fit worth a f*** http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/A04A9140-53A5-4230-9754-9DC2C1D6B1D3.jpg http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/33044D1D-C057-4B18-8DA2-4A68DEDC56CA.jpg http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/53868667-3267-41DD-8F38-2C53C77657F4.jpg Got there in the end, Couldn't resist another pic, this time with mates XR2i http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/4071C5C3-A4B6-4438-860F-A55C07AF19AD.jpg http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/43C88B64-647C-40B5-8142-75AF574E2807.jpg Next I decided to tackle and area I wasn't looking forward to, the roof gutter. Cut out the rot and welded in the new section, quite happy with the end result http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/4243B1DC-63BB-418D-A1DF-BBB2E1CF50FD.jpg http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/594C68BB-23E0-442A-9E15-977AF58D97C3.jpg http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/4CFDBA0D-FA99-4EF3-8430-FBF38186CFA8.jpg Next up I relocated the battery to the boot http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/A9848AD2-183B-4F02-9A6B-7563F2805D15.jpg Another job I wasn't looking forward to or confident about was the wiring. The diagrams in the tech section on this site are excellent and it doesn't take long with the loom in front of you to work out whats what http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/F8B275D5-D42F-4BF0-AE91-ED0DEB54EF8D.jpg http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/082B070B-0307-443E-A694-65F1148F89CA.jpg Next up I put the engine in to work out where to take the wiring through the bulkhead and to start to work out what I'm putting where http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/4CD5B36E-B961-41B4-8852-867320549842.jpg http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/C80446E2-58F8-432E-8D0F-32622F15F5C0.jpg Fitting a 6 way fuse box to power the relays for ECU, fuel, fans etc. Only using 3 so means any new modern touches can be easily fitting in future. http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/6E8FADFD-CD00-451D-8EAD-BB550AF73551.jpg Made a bracket for ECU too but didn't seem to take a photo of that! Next up was the inside, alot of the sound deadening was brittle and lost its stick, removed as appropriate, splash of paint and then new deadening. http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/4BF8BEE2-4761-48FE-9B3C-B104EE826A32.jpg http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/5A90AB54-B420-414F-810A-98AAA4C98256.jpg http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/4129E191-EFC6-462E-8950-B6A505EDDA5A.jpg I'd previously made the radiator brackets for a sierra radiator but had a concern it was too thin at just 30mm. Rather than redo the brackets for an off the shelf option I had a custom idential size but in 50mm alloy made by radtec. http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/ABCF0B0B-E4E9-4182-B5FB-25A846F60120.jpg Then that brings you up to date for now, radiator fitted a treat and looks the part. Just wiring in the fans and temp sensor left to do. http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q115/stuey6/capri%20resto/C4E1D1AE-CF1B-4E8A-B300-367B730F32F7.jpg
  13. Wondered how this has landed at the top of the pile again. Its a decent show, depending on what your into. There's not much older stuff, but thousands of new stuff. I'm 50/50 if I prefer this or Classic Ford. Doesn't help if you break down on route, this year (well last year now) the XR2i alternator gave up the fight with about 40miles to go! Probably tempted faint by posting the earlier comment!
  14. Going with a mate in his XR2i so think we're with the XROC stand. Can't wait. Hope the old girl makes it down and back ok, last time we went it involved an AA truck
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