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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    Thanks mate, I found a small company in Germany. They told me that they designed their own Rev counter which they can calibate to whatever you want! V8 engine, V6 Engine, 7000, 12000 UPM, every signal is possible! for just about 250.

    But due to fckn covid they kicked out the half of their Team. So they cant fabricate the speedo disk anymore. Thats why I had to do it by myself.
    http://www.wsm.de/

    Never the less youre right, I should not look at the rev counter! But as you mentioned "attention to detail"

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    Today we start to scan the Cluster bezel with modern 3D technic.

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    Now we will start modelling a CAD File out of that scan.

    Stay tuned....

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    Some more Pictures from the 3D scanning. It took 3 hours.

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    And the creating of the CAD model is already finished!

    Plate 1.jpg Plate 3.jpg


    Have a nice Weekend!


    Stay tuned...Dennis

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    Good morning,
    to protect the finished Car in the garage it was necsesary to search for some heater or dryer. I found a great solution from Trotec, but in the end absolutely over the top an too expensive.

    The best humidity value should be betweet 45% and 55% as shown in the picture below.

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    State of the Art is the DH 15 VPR+from Trotec...but very expensive with 2500

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    In the end I found a cheeper solution but never the less with high tech. Klarstein DryFy40. An portable DRyer with WiFy and app for easy access and full controll werever you are.

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    At the beginning there was a humidity about 75 -80%. It took just 3 hours to dry it down to 56%

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    Now it runs stable with 50% Humidity, which is a quite good number to safe the parts which are stored there before the go back to the car...hopefully soon! The garage have about 27qm.

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    Stay safe....stay tuned....Dennis

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    Some Nice weight reducing tips:
    Alternator -1850g :
    Old part 4750g for the Alternator and 500g for the bracket

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    New Part 3100g for the alternator (Daihatsu Cuore 60 Amp. Referenznumber OE:2706097202) and 300g for the bracket (Opel 9129426 41519)

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    Ignition Coilpack: -600g :

    Old Part 950g/New Part 350g (BOSCHF01R00A025)

    Stay Safte....Stay tuned...

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    Quote Originally Posted by skmotorsport View Post
    In Saarland , the region were Im from we have an great Series only for Oldtimer. Saarland Classic Cup. Thats my personal target! First event is on May 13th 2018. Would be great to start there.
    The ECU came from SBD Motorsport. It is an MBE Ecu. the Series is an MBE9A9 with a ready to start engine loom.

    There is also another great event in Belgium this year. For the 50th Birthday of the Escort MK1
    https://www.escort-rally-special.com/english-1/
    Very optimistic at that time!!!four and a half years later and still no visible end...

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    Quote Originally Posted by skmotorsport View Post
    Very optimistic at that time!!!four and a half years later and still no visible end...
    Finding the same thing myself.

    Probably about 200 hours into the rebuild now and if you looked in my garage you'd think I've done nothing other than slapped a bit of paint on a few suspension parts!

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    I filled another checkbox in my to do list:
    The Old Steering boss hub was a bit too big to fit under the Steering column shroud. So I ordered a new Steering boss hub for "Escort MK2"...and what else...Problems!
    The lower end is not long enough to push the turn signal reset ring (dont know the right word) deep enough against the spring. So I decided to create a spacer.

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    All good plans start with a drawing...

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    followed by a good readable drawing...

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    and ended up in a perfect part...

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    Now the spacer pushs the reset ring in the right position and the Turn signal can be resetted, and the Column shroud fits like a new one!!

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    Stay safe...Stay tuned...Dennis

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    The rear ashtrays were in a bad condition and he chrom effect is gone. So I decided to Carbonise them...

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    Maybe I will, add a chrome edge around the carbon plate with a foil...


    Stay safe...Stay tuned...Dennis

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    Finally my Carbon Plate arrived at saturday. A very thin carbon layer with glue on the rear side. Now it looks really nice!

    carboncover 2.jpg Carboncover.jpg

    Thanks to team-jollify for the great work!

    Stay safe...stay tuned...Dennis

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    Quote Originally Posted by skmotorsport View Post
    I filled another checkbox in my to do list:
    The Old Steering boss hub was a bit too big to fit under the Steering column shroud. So I ordered a new Steering boss hub for "Escort MK2"...and what else...Problems!
    The lower end is not long enough to push the turn signal reset ring (dont know the right word) deep enough against the spring. So I decided to create a spacer.


    Now the spacer pushs the reset ring in the right position and the Turn signal can be resetted, and the Column shroud fits like a new one!!

    Stay safe...Stay tuned...Dennis
    If you scan the indicator cancel cam and get it reproduced in aluminium, I think you would sell a lot of them.

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    I can ask my friend to scan it to create an CAD. I saw some 3D printed parts...but i will do!
    Maybe in aluminium a good business to get some money back which i killed in my Money Pit!

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    Quote Originally Posted by dt36 View Post
    If you scan the indicator cancel cam and get it reproduced in aluminium, I think you would sell a lot of them.
    put me on the list

    More great work here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildo105e View Post
    put me on the list

    More great work here.
    I'll have one too. ��

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    My Escort XE Project!

    Quote Originally Posted by wildo105e View Post
    put me on the list

    More great work here.
    Me too!!
    Great work going on here.....👍👍

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    Yesterday I blasted my Speedo dials. The new sandblaster Box works perfekt. With very low preasure the didnt bent. I painted them in black, now i have to wait for the stickers from the stickermaker.

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    stay safe...stay tuned...Dennis

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    looking good i notice your screwing on the heater bubble rather than welding ? - i was thinking of doing this myself to avoid a possible corrosion trap on the welds.

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    Thank you alladdin, the only reason for me to doing this, now I can use my carbon bowl and , the best reason, I can paint the whole area an I can dismantle it just for cleaning once a year to check for corrosion...

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    Work of art and will be nice once done

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    After 5 long Years...painted in Strato silver in a perfect condition!

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    First of all....start with a plan!
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    After Assembly the brake lines I found some leakages at the firewall at the front brake system. The rear system is ok. So I have to order some parts to fix it!

    With that, I wish you and your families just the best! Stay Safe

    Dennis

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    Looking lovely now great to see all the harrd preparation paying off.

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    Some more Updates...
    Sound and heat isolation is now in.

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    the rear cable loom is finished and I started with my fuse box...

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    The washer bottle is back in and electric done

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    Time for the marriage

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    But in the end I got some bad news with the removable heater bubble/bowl. The bowl is an elementary part of the front structure and it is necsessary to glue it back in (strengten with screws) to make the front stiff again. So hopefully it is not too late and the front is bented like a banana.

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    and two more pictures ... One with "MY Engine"

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    and the fresh rerouted engine loom is now a bit lower, some more space to install a big Airbox!

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    Stay safe, stay tuned...Dennis

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    Looking really good, keep the updates coming it does help me with my project

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    Fuel Lines and Oil cooling lines finished yesterday..

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    Step by step...


    Stay Strong, stay tuned...Dennis

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    After a good Tip I found out that the brake mastercylinders were sortedin the wrong way. I used the 0.70" for the front and 0.625 for the rear brakes.
    After the change, the rear one is leaky at the piston side for unknown reasons. Now I decidet to change both (front and rear) for new one due to the reason that both are more than 8 Years old.
    I did some more steps with the Instrument panel.

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    I decided to use the CUSTOM sticker. This Escort will be an Custom Escort!

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    New day, new issues.
    Yesterday I assembled te Heater Air duct pipes. At the right side without any Issue.

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    But at the left side (my driver side) the Brake Bias Box is right in front of the Air outlet!

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    The center console brackets are back in place.

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    And I refreshed the chrome at the Valves...

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    Stay safe...stay tuned...Dennis

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    Re: My Escort XE Project!

    The heater issue is fixed. I used some caravan heater pipes.

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    The rear cards came back and they look very nice...

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    After protecting the throttle cable i decided to add a bracket to avoid touch condition to the manifold.

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    Last job was the assembly of the fuel tank and the fuel sender. The fuel feeding line which goes to the fuel pump needs to be a bit longer

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