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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    Been a while since I updated this, I'll see what recent pics I can get, not much has changed, but the duratec has seen better days and there are plans planned

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    Rwd

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    Did you sell them bits in the end?

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    Early June 2011:

    Little bit of a update

    popped down to see Darrin and his project, must say its looking good and i'll defo be looking into some braided fuel lines and alloy fittings from these guys:

    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/torquesuk

    I've also acquired some bits to start creating a new heart, after Darrin decided to keep his mk4 as a zetec-se

    spare block with all the old parts from a fiesta st


    this will be chemically cleaned and i'm going to have a bit of a creative session with ash on the exterior. i'm also going to look into doing some internal work, removing cast marks etc, also buying a book on engine blue printing, to see if i can learn anything. sump is from the st, this is actually partially baffled from factory, but i'm going to see if theres anything i can do to improve it.

    Farndon Rods


    Cosworth 12:1 Pistons


    ARP Main Bearing and Head Stud Kits


    Massive thanks to Darrin, i'll be picking the other bits up off him in a month or two
    Last edited by Adam B; 01-02-2012 at 19:46.

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    June 2011:

    at the shitbox rolling road night, the car made 177bhp and 161 lb/ft, so i was pretty chuffed, this is the most its ever made, and was 5 more than the previous saturday even though i'd done nothing else to the car

    right well, with this in mind i thought i'd see if i could beat my previous pod times at classic ford show




    as you know, i did a bit of damage



    smashed gearbox bracket, bent trumpets, split heater hose, dented brake servo, bent air temp sensor bracket and a little bit of damage to the slam panel

    got it recoverd and taken home


    on a closer look


    so replaced that


    couple of other pics





    basically it was caused by massive wheel tramping problems, i.e. the tyres gripping, slipping and gripping again, this causes the wheels to bounce, and shake the engine about.

    something in my setup is causing this, and causing other components to fail

    the main plan is to now gain traction, and absorb/stop the vibrations

    to start with, the gearbox mount needs to be stiffer, to stop it moving so much and being able to rock around.
    vibratechnics are sending me some of their "snubbers" as seen in the pic of this polo mount:


    i will also be having the bracket (that has now cracked twice) re-fabricated in 1/4" steel to stop it shearing again - if i continue to have mount issues on this side, i'll look into changing the entire mount situation. i've enlisted rob at powers to see what he can do, he has also suggested to try and brace the top of the engine, but i dont know how much space i have to do this
    - i have considered getting a suspension top strut brace made up and bracing the engine to that, but it'll have to be a fairly hefty item.


    i've spoken to Luke with the monty power mk3 and he reckons i need stiffer rear springs, fronts he says should be ok (currently fr:220lb rr:150lb) however, i'm limited to how stiff i can go whilst keeping it safe on the road. luke suggested 450lb minimum, but also said it'd be dangerous on the road.

    also reckons lower tyre pressures (i was running 20psi on sun)

    another person i spoke to reckons to disconnect one side of the anti-roll bar, to let the individual wheels do what they want, and not affect each other.

    this is where i'm at currently, waiting for new trumpets and an injector

    thankyou please

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    Nov 2011:

    Mini Update:

    Bought an 80mm Tacho


    Got a spare set of clocks, removed the rev counter and removed a fair amount of the surrounding plastic



    I Then managed to remove the internals of the 80mm gauge from the pod


    After making up some brackets i was able to get the new tacho mounted



    I now need to get another front half of the dials and drill the hole for the shift light adjuster, i'll be maksing off a tiny section at the bottom of the gauge and moving the shiftlight to where one of the standard warning would be

    i also now need to sort out the wiring




    On the engine side of things, the block went away for soda blasting and a hot bath to remove the hammerite. speaking to the engine builders at SERDI they said the ARP mains studs i'm fitting would mean the Mains Journal needs line honing as the additional torque can ovalise the caps. Whilst its being machined ive asked for them to hone the cylinders. I'm not getting the block skimmed, its flat so just needs a clean up.

    I purchased some Heavy Duty Main and Big End Bearings from SBD


    I also have collected most of the new gaskets i need


    Then Came the big delivery day i'd been waiting for so long
    Lightened, Shotpeened and keywayed Crank and Pulley



    The Head... Skimmed, Ported Inlet and Exhaust with +1mm Valves







    hopefully more updates soon!

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    That's gona be a beast buddy

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    who did the crankshaft and how much?
    track fiesta on all the right bits.....

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    The crank was sent away by John at Shawspeed. Unfortunately, I don't know how much because I bought a a lot of the engine bits from a friend who couldn't afford to finish it.

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    awsome, looking forward to see the new BHP with the new head

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    Gotta try and work out which cams to go for now.

    Also unsure about my inlet. I need to go bigger t/b wise, been looking at the jenvey 50mm taper itbs or the similar SBD setup.

    Main issue is bonnet clearance.

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    good luck the dash clocks look good
    sideways is the best way to turn a corner

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam B View Post
    Gotta try and work out which cams to go for now.

    Also unsure about my inlet. I need to go bigger t/b wise, been looking at the jenvey 50mm taper itbs or the similar SBD setup.

    Main issue is bonnet clearance.
    I'd definitely speak to Steve about cams mate, I don't think there are many people out there who would know much more about what's best for each setup. The SBD throttle bodies don't have an insane angle, but it is a fairly long setup.....




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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    Main issue is bonnet clearance, the inside bracing is already chopped back to clear current setup.

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    I'm gonna throw up some comparison pics as soon as I get access to my laptop

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    right, i got Johnson to throw together some comparison drawings on his coimputer using info from suppliers and a bit of our own measuring

    scale isnt quite perfect, but good enough to see i'm gonna need a custom inlet.





    Last edited by Adam B; 07-02-2012 at 15:25.

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    I got the jenvey direct to head bodys Ill get a picy later

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    Quote Originally Posted by mervhill View Post
    I'd definitely speak to Steve about cams mate, I don't think there are many people out there who would know much more about what's best for each setup. The SBD throttle bodies don't have an insane angle, but it is a fairly long setup.....




    mmm, it looks manly ...!

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    As a bit of a catch up,

    i went to a few shows at the Pod Last Year

    this happened:











    so i replaced the cast bracket and the broken parts to get it running again

    just generally too much movement in the mount and the cast item is crap

    vibratechnics sent me these snubbers to reduce movement, but the fit/idea of them is a bit pointless because they sit loosely and only come into play when the main bush has flexed enough, so they're not being fitted until ive come up with a plan

    .....................................

    then about a month ago, i tried a hard launch and went nowhere so this happened






    to find this:





    i've had the gearbox rebuilt with new internals and fitted a new clutch release bearing where it got a bit battered, i've ordered a new friction plate, and whilst the shafts are out, the cv joints are having new boots fitted and being packed with fresh grease

    whilst the engine is out, i've given the cast gearbox mount to this guy to be re-engineered:


    he makes a lot of equipment for mclaren, so its in good hands.
    Last edited by Adam B; 19-02-2012 at 21:29.

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    ouch that's alot from a broken mount, but glad to hear you got it on the mend see ya at pod down the strip

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    following a post i read on here, i decided to check the elbow out of the block breather, turns out people were right about the valve in it, the pipe going to the tank was completely clean, so the block hadnt been breathing properly.

    i've now removed the valve internals from the elbow, bit of a crappy update, but at least now the engine should breath as its designed to.

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    oh, never put these pics up...

    bought a big tube of assembly lubricant


    Had the block hot-washed and soda-blasted to remove all the shitty white hammerite

    it was then honed:




    after talking to the machine shop, and mentioning i was going to be using ARP Mains studs, they said the extra clamping force may ovalise the mains journal.

    sure enough once the studs were fitted and torqued up, the mains journal was measured and found to be oval, so i've had it line-honed:


    next job it to clean the deck of the block, properly wash the block down with petrol and then oil the bores to prevent rusting.

    i'm then hopefully gonna get it to ash to give it an etch prime and a super-smooth paint job before i start the build.

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    Got the gearbox mount off of Brian, certainly looks a lot beefier...





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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    Car Looks great mate! We use Mr Pepper for a lot of stuff at work! He is bloody good with the ally tig thats for sure!!!

    I guess thats the only problem with FWD cars up the pod! They are not designed to be put under so much stress of the line with the power you have! Especially with the grip juice down! I hope it works out for you though!
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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    Some progress made! unlike moi!

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    If this mount doesnt last, I'll be going rwd.

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    any update's?

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    erm, i put some petrol in it the other day, lol!

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    any chance of getting a copy made of the manifold

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    it was a bespoke item made on the car, so i doubt it, i wouldn't go back to simpson again anyway.

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    with your engine mount do you no the fiesta have two types the over mount may be stronger it uses studs instead of bolts here some picture of it IMG00408-20120819-2147.jpgIMG00410-20120819-2147.jpgIMG00411-20120819-2147.jpg

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    yeah, i know of that type, but to be honest i think that it'll still break

    its really cheaply made cast aluminium, and it'll crack if you put a shock through it

    i might get one to look at as it might be a better design to re-create in steel.

    tbh though, in the long run i dont know what i'm doing with the car yet, i got the escort to build, but the fiesta is needing some love in most areas. i wont be getting rid, but i dont know what direction to go

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam B View Post
    recieved this from ferriday engineering:



    a 6mm thick thermal insulation inlet gasket

    this should hopefully bring down my inlet temps a fair amount - a lot of heat soak into the t/b's currently

    also comes with nylon washers to prevent heat soak through the mounting studs (longer studs provided)
    How much are these from ferriday?

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    Re: Fiesta D-TEC

    It was a while ago now, send him an email or give him a call, he was pretty helpful when I had queries

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