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    I'm so chuffed!! First things coming off are the awful blue decals though, yuck!!

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    nice car mate,seen it on flee bay ,looks like it was worth the long haul to get it..stu

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    That was an old auction mate, I bought it from a bloke 30 miles from my door

    It's in really great nick, just can't wait to get it completely sorted, needs a bit of setting up on the engine.

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    Re: My new toy!! I'M BACK!!!

    yeah that does look goodlooks a very clean shell.so what plans do you have for it?
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    Re: My new toy!! I'M BACK!!!

    Well it's pretty much there really. Like I say, the engine needs setting up properly, and needs a world up xmember, which Darran at Escort-Tec has for me. Also needs a grp4 steering joint, and I want to replace the seats for some that fit my ass!!

    After that, it's on to Ron Harris for a new stage 3 head, cam, and some 48's, new manifold and system, and get rid of the decals. Then it's track days, sprints, and shows ahoy!!

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    Re: My new toy!! I'M BACK!!!

    nice looking car matey, have fun
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    sweet, let us see its transformation
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    Will do! Gotta wait until the guy is back from his holiday before I get to pick the car up though, which should be friday. I'm champing at the bit I tell thee!!

    Just can't wait to get some big pinto horsepower, and hit the circuits.

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    Re: My new toy!! I'M BACK!!!

    I saw that on the bay, and thought it looked nice

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    Re: My new toy!! I'M BACK!!!

    nice one!
    this cars only about 50 miles from me , you'll pass my front door on your way to get it!
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    Ah, but I wont actually mate, as it now resides in Ilford, Essex. The guy who I'm buying it from bought it in Fort William.

    I've got a cosworth YB crank and rods on their way to me now for the tidy sum of 280!! Bargain eh?

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    Looks a cracker mate, I agree about the stripes too

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    Re: My new toy!! I'M BACK!!!

    loverly motor m8 i can't resist a mk2 X pack

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    that looks nice
    good to see another old ford in essex

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    Lovely car mate, not sure I like the big arches though


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    Original x-pack too mate, genuine ford one, something I've always wanted to own

    And I also believe that was almost a joke

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    Re: My new toy!! I'M BACK!!!

    Picked her up today, and it's love at first drive!!! Ok it's running like poo, bit of time needed on the engine, but otherwise it's excellent! Sunstrip already removed! Just the blue stickers next.

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    Great newsall sounds good to me if all thats needed to do is a fettle on the engine
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    Re: My new toy!! I'M BACK!!!

    Yeah, shouldn't take much Tom, got a feeling it's the lumenition that might be knackered too, going to change that first for Aldon's 'ignitor' system, which is about half the price of lumenition, as I need to send the distributor to them anyway, to have the vacuum advance removed and have it re-curved, which also might be causing a problem too!

    How'd it go at Hethel mate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mervhill View Post

    How'd it go at Hethel mate?
    Not bad mate.came 2nd in class.(out of 6)i done a 76.66 and got beaten by the pug 205 that was there last year.he done a 76.00 on his last run.but the whole event was great just a shame i didnt get to battle with Matt again
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    Well, we may well be back next year, me included this time!

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    Re: My new toy!! I'M BACK!!!

    I wasn't too sure on the colour at first but the more I look at it the nicer it becomes! I guess its because you mostly see the x-packs in Red or Black.

    I agree with ditching the decals too! Get some pics up when thats done!

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    I will do indeed, just need to wait for a nice hot day really, where I can let it bake in the sun, best way to get the stickers off. I peeled off the big sunstrip the day I got it as it'd gone nice and soft in the sun.

    Just ordered my weld in seat mounting kit from R.A.C.E. and I'm off to Corbeau tomorrow to talk cash deals on some new seats (should they fit well).

    Found this pic of one without the decals, will look nice


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    Re: My new toy!! I'M BACK!!!

    Went to Corbeau, and found the right seats for me, just got to part with best part of 600 now

    Then just left to get is a new 9 bolt flywheel, Helix clutch kit, and source a 205 block to build the short engine up out of the car, then I'm on my way to more horsepower

    Oh, and I also need to send my dizzy off to Aldon to be modified, and have their ignitor kit installed to replace the lumenition on the car, which I think is what might be causing the rough running.
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    Some pics I took last week on my camera which are better quality than the ebay ones.













    Feeling a bit frustrated at the moment, just waiting until I can sort bits out for it. Going to call H&H Ignition Solutions tomorrow to talk about their dizzy's

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    Looks a good buy mate

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    I know it's noit what others say but if your undecieded I would keep the stripes on it.

    I actually prefer them to without.

    love x pack look

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    I'm not sure, they look a bit cheap, and not very well done up close, lots of bubbling and poorly applied round the corners of the arches etc, so they'll probably come off, I might get something else done instead.

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    very nice mate... maybe a solid black stripe covering the same area as the other.. sure the ' photo shop ' guys could give you some idea's ...

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    You've pretty much picked that idea straight out of my head mate, something about an inch thick that runs along the tops of the arches and above the door crease, just to break it up a little possibly.

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    Re: My new toy!! I'M BACK!!!

    fooking sweet

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    Cheers bud!

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    Re: My new toy!! I'M BACK!!!

    very very very nice!

    youll have to get a turbosport.co.uk sticker on it mate


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    Haha, yeah, but sorry mate, that place on my windscreen is reserved for the H.P.E. Motorsport sticker

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    Re: My new toy!! I'M BACK!!!

    Phoned Corbeau yesterday, my seats are going to be ready beginning of next week so all I'll need to do then is sort out the weld in seat mounts I bought from the Squires, and get Gary to weld them in for me, then I'll finally have some decent support when I drive the thing!!

    Pick up my dizzie and coil from H&H Ignition next thurs too, looking forward to getting that back, I'm hoping it's going to solve my lumpy idle problems, the car was sounding like it just wasn't firing properly before I had it sent away, really fluffy at the exhaust, like it was misfiring? Just couldn't work it out, we'd tried re-balancing the carbs, that didn't make much difference, could be the cam timing. However when taking the dizzie cap off for inspection, my bro noticed that one of the wires had nearly been cut through on the lumenition optical sensor, and that one of the blades on the beam chopper was nearly broken off. He had a lumenition set pack up on him a while back now, and on that occasion wouldn't let him rev the car much past 4000rpm without sounding like it was running anti-lag! So we speculated that it might be due to a similar reason that my car wont idle, and smooths out a little when you give it some beans. Either way, I need the new unit for when I finish my new engine.

    So fingers crossed that weekend after next I shall have the car running nicely, and be able to take her out for a PROPER drive!

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    I used to own this car in 1990-ish. Location Derby. It was absolutely standard then ( a base model ) with sunroof! Can email you a ''fuzzy'' pic if you want a squizz. Send me ya address, as i cant post as am no good on 'puters

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    Getting there Glen,be nice to see you on track with your bro

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    Yes mate, next year will be the year of the Downers! lol

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    Re: My new toy!! I'M BACK!!!

    THE AWFUL STICKERS ARE GONE!!!! WOOHOO!!!! Here's some pics below of what she looks like now. SOOOO much better!!









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    Re: My new toy!! I'M BACK!!!

    Looks alot better with them removed!

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