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  1. http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20140511_173632_zps1pzrzewv.jpg So what you see is discs calipers hubs dust sheilds focus handbrake cable and new mintex pads
  2. Small update Been running round with the fmic for a few weeks now so I thought id up the boost to 1.5 bar and see how it went, safe to say it is a bit faster a bigger exhaust system and a remap needed next. Few cosmetics have been done as money is absent just now so painted my fog covers black as they had faded, and also painted the interior cream plastics and roof lining black. The rear wiper motor had seized so removed that and the rear badge was badly faded so that was also removed. Other than that not much is going on lately :/ some pics eh http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20140508_172708_zps3xiy7ky_edit_1399584156997_zpsfvrw4ziv.jpg http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20140508_172649_zps6qgfz0a_edit_1399584235332_zpsffw3qi0g.jpg http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20140508_172638_zpsutkrpif_edit_1399648333696_zpspenegppl.jpg http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20140503_195647_zpssr6fc4sz.jpghttp://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20140503_195720_zpsidjvajj_edit_1399584318917_zpsshmclawx.jpg http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20140503_195701_zpsnzlhaliy.jpg Some repair to be done but other than that im still enjoying the express.
  3. Will take a decent offer on the rear setup
  4. Quick day time pic http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20140413_122850_zpswouxqoqz.jpg And how boost pipes where ran.. http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20140414_132135_zpscru57fmy.jpg http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20140414_132132_zpsmimibtmd.jpg
  5. Yeah im happy with it for a diesel it loves to rev and only really noisey at idle
  6. Sold my escort van for loads more than I would of got to some young guy and sold some other bits in the end it totalled upto £1600 but I needed another van for insurance purposes. Quick look about and nothing I fancied im my price range I then remembered Mg-Rover did a ZR van quick look on autotrader and found a 04 reg 2.0 td van up for £1200ono. http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/My%20Express/Messenger_5843337316085370715_13931601801356881_zpss2wpzhae.jpg http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/My%20Express/20140224_113419_zpsc2g4p3hs.jpg I paid £1060 in the end for it, the carbon wrap was not to my taste and it was hiding a botched paint job but the messing soon started. Swapped the wheels for some mb italia 16s, free flowing back box fitted, pipercross viper induction kit added, gutted the cat and swapped the injectors for some 200bar versions... which are reported to give an instant 30bhp gain. Imo I was sceptical about that but having fitted them I can safely say its a lot more powerfull than the 100bhp it started with. http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/PicsArt_1393641670843_zps1ac7k8y8.jpg http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20140301_120129_zpsksk0f0jr.jpg http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20140301_120206_zpsrqnnf9s6.jpg Ran about on these wheels for just over a month then whilst at the scrappy I spotted some TD Pro race 2 16s got them for £50, got them fitted and swapped the mb italias for a rear disc axle, grey bonnet, electric mirrors, fogs and some front seats http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/PicsArt_1396186705699_zpsygc1b8o1.jpg http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/PicsArt_1396208990989_zpsydgzttnk.jpg In the quest for more power the stock intercooler is a bit on the small side and out of the way of direct air flow so a front mount kit has been bought http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20140401_001251_zpszdb6yeue.jpg http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20140401_001302_zpsvpxwuca5.jpg How it will look more or less should have it fitted this weekend, a friend did a photoshop of it lowered http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/received_m_mid_1396219131977_bbc19a19950c54f345_0_zps8ugqlz50.jpeg Shall sort this shortly, my insurance went down £300 when I swapped to this then went up with the mods but given it can do nigh on 50mpg im not too bothered. I know most people wont like it but im pretty happy with it, going from escorts and fords with cheap parts to this where they are a bit more expensive takes getting used to. Next up is a remap and rolling road tune im told I should expect 150-155bhp with current mods and the remap so shall see how it goes.. C&C welcome..
  7. Thought I should update this, the shed van is no more was offered a daft price for it so off it went cosworths where sold separately I made £1,375 in total.
  8. Yeah 2 weeks they where on for.. Yeah bolts are with it can post them all in for £120 http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20140118_184143_zpsf0y80vy6.jpg http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20140117_200954_zpsbkj0orib.jpg Ignore the bigger pads st170 pads don't fit mondeo calipers.. I'll get pics of the rear hubs etc
  9. Due to buying a non Ford I've now decided to clear out my bits 300mm brake conversion new mintex pads had 2 weeks use.. braided hi spec brake lines could do with pads £100 Focus rear disc conversion not st170 size. . So discs, calipers slash guards, hubs brand new focus hand brake cable and mintex pads both had no use £120 Collected from Merseyside or you pay the postage.. pics at the weekend
  10. I'll be honest as always these pics make it look fairly tidy but it is a battered old builders van anyhoo some pics http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20140216_134536_zpssdddkvf_edit_1392563250284_zpspwhfoa2l.jpg http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20140216_134646_zps7twerz6_edit_1392562028380_zpsrbvi7kj_edit_1392563400105_zpsruldjr0l.jpg http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20140216_134634_zpshiecmku_edit_1392561830266_zpsnvpj1c7g.jpg
  11. Like so ? http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20131224_160738_zpsfccfu7mj.jpg http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20131224_160729_zps9wyihoos.jpg Smooth tow cap and mg zr splitter
  12. Always refreshing to see one being repaired instead of being broken for spares
  13. Cleaned it once since this pic... air filter is black now hahahttp://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/20130817_193423_zpsb8b880cc.jpg
  14. See I asked my self how far I could push the front arches out... that is the outcome.. will be changing the wings and rolling them different. Lee no more low haha I could take the 2 extra leafs out an that would give me another 1" but more chance of the tyres catching soo thing that's enough.
  15. Thought while mine and my mates van where side by side I'd do a height comparison. . Both vans are on cossies http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20140104_130619_zps89zt7c8c.jpg http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20140104_130556_zpssii5of3l.jpg Funny some people have said I should lower mine some more... rather I didn't haha
  16. Anyone know if the 4x4s where made separate from the 2wd rs2000s ? I have seen 4 of theses 4x4s that have been proper rotters
  17. Tbh there isn't a lot of difference between a lowered and standard height rear end
  18. Firm I'd say but in my case with gaz shocks and an extra leaf each side mine is hard
  19. So bumper is 95% finished but I got impatient and gave it a coat of paint to see how it looks.. needs a coat of high build primer final sand then some paint. Anyway some pics http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20131224_160738_zpsqomx4uf5.jpg http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20131224_160729_zpsok7bjpme.jpg http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/Mobile%20Uploads/20131224_160747_zpsupo7a8ce.jpg That is all for now as van will be coming off the road in Feb for another build
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