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The ASBO 56k warning

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The ASBO 56k warning

Post by Guest on 02/04/08, 04:36 pm

After owning lots of Ford machinery both old and new, I ve gone Old Skool again and bought a Mk2 XR2. It was origionally Turbo'd pushing out near on 200 bhp but whilst driving it home, It decided to melt a piston :-X

It did look like this but alot has changed Laughing









The car wasnt built to a standard I liked so the project begun. It was completly gutted inside and out and basically all the bad bits of which there are lots are slowly been put right as and when funds allow

This was its state 2 weeks ago :-[







The car was full of Autometer guages but these have been sold and I ve spent just over a grand on a set of Defi's from Japan including a HUD Very Happy









The car had a Mk3 dash installed but it looked gash so I binned it and my brother has modded a Mk2 dash although you can barely recognise it anymore. I picked it up last weekend after getting it flocked Very Happy





New Mondeo push button start







Next up were the wheels as I didn't like the Wolfrace ones that were on it.I bought these off ebay from Germany which cost in total with postage.......... 104 of your finest English pounds Very Happy



Sent them away to be refurbished and they came back a week later looking like this




They ve since been wrapped in a set ot Toyo T1-R's and now sit in my mothers dining room looking very Carlos Fandango LMAO

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Post by Guest on 02/04/08, 04:37 pm

The engine choice was always going to be a Duratec but I hadnt planned on the turbo lump expiring as soon as it did so a 2 litre Zetec is currently been built up to be dropped into the engine bay

Modified Engine Mount



Nice Shiny Manifold although I have some Heat resistant material to wrap it in



Inlet Manifold which is currently having its ports opened up



then these should work a treat, Crackle Black Jenvey Throttle Bodies with Emerald Management



The next find was once again German Ebay and comes in the form of a rocker cover bearing a certain old skool feel to it as it sort of resembles a BDA one Smile



Fiesta lights on whatever I ve owned including the ST have always been bad so I ll be running Xenon's FPMSL



Random bits from Ford



Gearbox is a proper nightmare. Im using the gears from a RS1800 as these are best for acceleration, a late spec zetec escort bellhousing as the starter motor is located at the back allowing my manifold to run under the front nicely and finally the LSD out of a Series 2 RS turbo as pictured



Latest pics of the flocked dash







And starting to install the guages Smile





Seats have been modifies and put back in the car properly



Cage has been removed and had extra bars welded into place



Then refitted into the car


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Post by Guest on 02/04/08, 04:37 pm



I got a inlet manifold from ebay a while back now but upon fitting it up to the head, there was quite a bit of metal fouling where air should be going so out came the dremel and now there all nice and smooth.





Wrapped my very blingy looking manifold in some thermotec wrap, took me fooking ages and my hands itched like fook afterwards with the fibreglass dust that was on it.
Bloody snap straps I got were way too big so I need to get something else now to hold it in place properly.



When the inlet and head were finished machining, we tried the throttle bodies up against the inlet and I very nearly wet myself with excitement Smile




Rocker Cover went from looking like this



To this



My paint sprayer did it for me in the end with the Orange detailing





Vernier Pulleys were anodised red but have now been painted the same orange as well



Wing mirrors were Matt Black but have now been coated in paint to match the rest Smile



And my Porn horn which has been on my last 3 cars hasnt escaped the spray gun either


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Post by Guest on 02/04/08, 04:38 pm

Yesterday we spent most of the day breaking down 2 gearboxes and rebuilding one out of them.
The RS1800 internals were picked as being better than the Escort GTi ones for better acceleration so both boxes were stripped down.









The RS1800 internals were swapped into the Escort bell housing meaning the starter motor could be located at the back of the bell housing allowing better clearance for my spangly manifold.



The Series 2 LSD was also fitted into it and will be bolted to the engine ready to be dropped into the car Smile

Engine was sat in the corner looking very glam and I nearly shot my bolt when it was uncovered Smile







We also removed the fuel cell to begin tidying up the pipe work and repaint the brackets as parts of it had to begun to rust Sad




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Post by Guest on 02/04/08, 04:39 pm



Within an hour we was like this Cool



We trial fitted the manifold on to see how much clearance we had



and to be honest doesn't need much modding at all considering it is designed for a focus Smile



Next up we fitted the throttle bodies, fuel rail and regulator Razz





We wondered if the strut brace would clear the bodies and lo and behold, it did Very Happy





It was deemed too normal and restricting to the bodies as it was tight for clearance so it will be cut and a new strut brace designed to run between the head and injectors Cool

Fuel cell re installed with freshly painted bits Very Happy



Couple of pictures of the Heads up display mounted on the dashboard





Few more pics of the dashboard, one of the front with a few more colour co ordinated bits



and a few of the metalwork behind Shocked




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Re: The ASBO 56k warning

Post by Guest on 02/04/08, 04:40 pm

Copied and pasted from another forum so sorry if it doesnt make sense, plan is to rewire the car this weekend and have it back on the road for the start of May Smile

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Post by xr2irhys on 02/04/08, 04:48 pm

a you rich lol did you order all those car bits at once ! impressive car , hope to see it in the flesh , i remember your old school escort , that was a beast and a half...

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Post by Guest on 02/04/08, 04:50 pm

Built it up since the start of October, will hopefully be at Fiesta in the Park on the Performance Ford stand Smile

Currently stands me in at 12k but theres still more to come for it Smile

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Post by Billing on 03/04/08, 09:25 am

DAMN!!!! thats a proper weapon man! what bhp you intending to hit? looks like its cost a bomb to build m8

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Post by BMWE30 on 03/04/08, 10:03 am

now that a project hats off to ya bud lol keep up the good work

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Post by Guest on 03/04/08, 10:03 am

Aiming for 180bhp, anymore is just a bonus Smile

Power to weight will be phenominal though, I can pick the back end of the car up off the floor, easily over 200bhp per tonne Smile

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Post by BMWE30 on 03/04/08, 10:13 am

awsome

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Post by MartayP on 03/04/08, 12:22 pm

massive!! that looks so emence!
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Post by Guest on 06/04/08, 02:02 pm

Done a bit more to it today, the wiring has been left until its back on 4 wheels but...............

the rad and fan are in



One custom made strut brace, just needs crackle blacking now Smile



Freshly painted Oil cooler



Porn Horn fitted



Manifold finally finished



Cleaned up a old set of standard lights and hammerited them black, they ve come up surprisingly well



Also fitted the Coilovers today and have started stripping down the brakes to be repainted. The exhaust and brakes will hopefully be on the car when I go up next weekend so it will be a chance to crack on with the wiring Very Happy

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Post by Guest on 13/04/08, 01:36 pm

Well the wiring has been started this weekend.

Loom in the process of been made up Very Happy



Fitted the poly carb windows, what a pain in the ass Question



refitted the fuel cap in the window as well



The radiator/oil cooler/fan set up



Found a problem with the front end................ or lack of it. I cant mount the standard headlights or indicators as there isnt anything to mount them on/too.




Cutting up a new panel to rectify the problem now




Escort Cossie Calipers and the RS2000 discs



Plan is to now rub the calipers down and hammerite them black, I have the spacers so will be fitting Escort Cossie discs and pads Cool

Most of the weekend was spent doing various bits of wiring, the Emerald ECU is wired and so are the Defi's and switches Cool Shocked Cool Shocked Cool Shocked



New front end evil Look Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad


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Re: The ASBO 56k warning

Post by Guest on 19/04/08, 03:51 pm

Got some pics of the dash working Smile





Rev Counter



Link Display



Bloody bright dash lights



Now with the bumper on Smile



It actually starts to look like a XR2 again



Gearbox now its been painted black Smile





And lastly a video of all the guages on start up Cool


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Post by xr2irhys on 19/04/08, 06:18 pm

those dials on start up are cool as fook

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Post by jobzboi on 03/04/09, 12:46 pm

love it love it love it love it ...............................................please let me have it cooommme onnnn lolactually i wouldnt take it would feel to guilty Sad looks awsome if i can get up to fitp cant wait to see it

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