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    Fantastic work. Coming along a treat!

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    Great to see you making some nice brackets to hold the pipes and not just cable tying them out the way

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    Re: 1977 Mk2 Zakspeed Escort. Rebuilding my pride and joy.

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankC View Post
    Love the clean look of the black against the white throughout the car. Right up my street. Interior going to be all black too?
    Think Iíll order a set of Samco classic black hoses for my car to get rid of the shiny blue ones fitted atm.
    Thanks Frank. Iím really happy with how itís looking. I bought blue hoses for it but once I got the engine together I started having doubts about if it was going to look how I imagined. I still like the blue, thereís plenty of cars fitted with them and I like that splash of colour.
    Interior is all black, roof lining, upholstery and fittings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankC View Post
    I’ve decided to stick with the 6 dial clocks in my mk1 rather than going back to a twin dial set up
    Frank I meant to mention the other day re this post, and disregard if I’ve not understood properly. I don’t think the 2 clock and 6 clock instrument panels are interchangeable in the Mk1 like you can swap instruments around in a Mk2. The dash panel is different and would require some serious metal fabrication to get a 6 dial to fit as it’s quite a bit longer.

    Just found this thread here.
    http://www.turbosport.co.uk/showthread.php?t=112016
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    Re: 1977 Mk2 Zakspeed Escort. Rebuilding my pride and joy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zakspak View Post
    Frank I meant to mention the other day re this post, and disregard if I’ve not understood properly. I don’t think the 2 clock and 6 clock instrument panels are interchangeable in the Mk1 like you can swap instruments around in a Mk2. The dash panel is different and would require some serious metal fabrication to get a 6 dial to fit as it’s quite a bit longer.

    Just found this thread here.
    http://www.turbosport.co.uk/showthread.php?t=112016

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/235042564423

    Or you can buy one of these and cut the bit at the right-hand end of the dash section out. You don't necessarily even need the conversion plate, but it does make a tidier conversion. Mine lived without the conversion plate for years without any problems.
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    Re: 1977 Mk2 Zakspeed Escort. Rebuilding my pride and joy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zakspak View Post
    Frank I meant to mention the other day re this post, and disregard if Iíve not understood properly. I donít think the 2 clock and 6 clock instrument panels are interchangeable in the Mk1 like you can swap instruments around in a Mk2. The dash panel is different and would require some serious metal fabrication to get a 6 dial to fit as itís quite a bit longer.

    Just found this thread here.
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    Peter, I was going to put up 2 or 3 pics last night to show you how I came about my decision to stick with the 6 dial set up and explain it a bit more but it wouldnít let me upload one of the photos so didnít bother. Your right, my car came with the 2 dial and obv part of the dash has been cut to accept the 6. A mate has a 2 dial dash and clocks which made me think about converting back as I liked the look going by pics Iíd seen on here with adding a rev counter and thought Iíd fit newer style gauges to be a bit different from the norm. I totally forgot about the headlight switch being in different places so without welding a panel back in, sticking with a 6 was the easiest route.
    The 6 clocks arenít the easiest to read through the steering wheel and the 4 small ones are more or less unneeded especially as I have an alloy fuel tank in boot etc. I havenít removed anything yet to see the extent of whatís been done but if I had the chance Iíd prefer to fit a 2 dial set up for a cleaner/different look and fit a matching dual temp gauge where the clock would go in my centre consoleÖ

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    Re: 1977 Mk2 Zakspeed Escort. Rebuilding my pride and joy.

    The reply I was trying to post last night was also to give you ideas of what was possible given wheel speed sensors arenít always accurate with me opting to go gps. I noticed Historic motorsport did a conversion for the mk2 but the Racetech gauges 80mm if memory serves so obv smaller than whatís in your std dash and not everyoneís taste.

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    My current set up with sweeper Smiths gaugesÖ and Yes my steering wheel needs recovered
    Donít know how to rotate the picture but you get the ideaÖ

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankC View Post
    The reply I was trying to post last night was also to give you ideas of what was possible given wheel speed sensors aren’t always accurate with me opting to go gps. I noticed Historic motorsport did a conversion for the mk2 but the Racetech gauges 80mm if memory serves so obv smaller than what’s in your std dash and not everyone’s taste.

    My current set up with sweeper Smiths gauges… and Yes my steering wheel needs recovered
    Thanks Frank. Interesting info. I’ve got the RS2000 dash for mine and want to keep it original with the speedo running off the gearbox drive. Should be close enough
    Re your steering wheel, look back a couple of pages here and I posted up where I got mine recovered, an excellent job at a reasonable price

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    With the front suspension fitted itís time to turn back to the engine bay.
    1st fit the dipstick tube. This took a bit of work. Itís in 2 parts and the main tube should drop into the sump fitting with the last couple of mm being tapped down to make an interference fit which allows for correct positioning, then thereís the top support bracket thatís supposed to pull up and apply a little tension to the tubeÖ simple. Unfortunately the bottom of the top tube was all interference fit. So out with the fine file and emery cloth and work the tube down to fit the way itís supposed to. Then the top bracket, itís been folded the wrong way, so straighten it and fold it correctly, but the fold point is critical so it needs some thought and care. A 10 minute job takes 2 hours.
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    Next fill up the engine oil. Iím moving to another major moment !!
    Connect the ignition switch plug to the loomÖ. Bugger fitted the ignition plug wrong way round quick fix to swop it around.
    Check all electrical connections, remove tape from inlet ports, remove bungs from spark plug sockets, final check for free movement of the engine with socket and ratchet on the main pulley. Check check check, prep for an electrical fire, just in case
    Connect battery.

    Ignition on
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    Engine spun over fine.
    Thereís a video but unfortunately despite my best efforts I canít upload it here.
    I thought I had an issue with the ignition barrel/switch as the engine turned over before the ignition light came on, fortunately a simple fix, I accidentally switched the ignition live and the starter motor feed pins around when I turned the plug around.

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    Now itís time to route and fix the last section of loom. Terminate the oil pressure switch wire, route the oil pressure gauge pipe
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    Ignition pack temporarily fitted. A couple of P clips will be attached to support the oil pressure and ignition loom

    Heat shrink around the dipstick tube to stop chafing of the oil pressure pipe. Behind that the ignition loom attached to the support tube I ran across the bulkhead
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    Coolant caps and overflow pipe fitted.
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    Brake fluid reservoirs fitted
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    In preparation for first start a temporary oil pressure light rigged up. Iím anticipating the oil pressure gauge will take a little time to react as pressure builds ups so hopefully the light will let me know if thereís a problem sooner. Iíll fit a permanent oil pressure light in the centre console later.
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    Next up to check radiator fan runs. All good.
    Last essential system check, fuel pump, fuses in, battery feed connected, ECU connected (First time). Ignition on, pump runs

    Next jobs :- fit the exhaust, throttle bodies and make up the last couple of fuel pipe sections.
    Waiting for a couple of fuel pipe fittings and a set of injectors to arrive. In the meantime Iíll fill the coolant up and get some petrol
    Brake system is now ready to fill, bleed and check.
    Plenty going on in the coming days.

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    Re: 1977 Mk2 Zakspeed Escort. Rebuilding my pride and joy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zakspak View Post
    In preparation for first start a temporary oil pressure light rigged up. I’m anticipating the oil pressure gauge will take a little time to react as
    pressure builds ups so hopefully the light will let me know if there’s a problem sooner. I’ll fit a permanent oil pressure light in the centre console later.
    I know you are going for a 'clean build' but an oil warning light that's tucked away doesn't get seen till too late, yes, you have the gauge as well but that to, is often overlooked - trust me, it happens
    I put the light for mine behind the RS in the cluster - it lit up blue but it was 'in your face' so to speak. I actually used a orange mini indicator lens - 21w with my Cooper S engine and triggered at 20psi
    and it was right under the steering wheel, no way you'd miss that !

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    Thanks Katana,
    I know what you’re saying, it won’t be tucked away for exactly the point you make, but I don’t want to run it behind the “RS” logo. I’ve always run a separate oil light because of the slow reaction of the gauge.
    I to have had a total loss of oil pressure when one of the pipes on my oil cooler came adrift, surprising how quickly you can hit the clutch and turn the ignition off, quick enough to save the engine thankfully, just a big oily mess to clean up.
    Final light position to be confirmed, but another option in consideration is a bright LED in the top of the steering column plastic cover. Plenty to do before then.

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    Re: 1977 Mk2 Zakspeed Escort. Rebuilding my pride and joy.

    I used to use one of those big shift lights bolted to the column under the dash, lights your chest up when its on

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    Moving closer
    Exhaust fitted. Took a bit of fiddling about to get the clearances sorted out but all seems good. Given it a good shake and no knocking on the floor underside and sits with good clearance from the road surface. I did dry fit all of this and make the centre bracket up some time back in the thread.

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    Re: 1977 Mk2 Zakspeed Escort. Rebuilding my pride and joy.

    Single box, Old school noisy then.

    Not so sure I could cope with that these days.

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    Throttle bodies, injectors and fuel pipes fitted

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    Curled up pipe at the back is the breather pipe

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    Had to redo the fuel rail return to pressure regulator as 1st attempt was a bit short.

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    Water pump and alternator pulley fitted but itís the wrong size, too long. Because Iíve got the light weight pulley set it needs a shorter pulley, Retro Ford have worked out what I need and itís on the way. Clearly not many people have this set up as they had to go and measure up and order one for me.
    Hereís the tensioner pulley at itís maximum position and the 1200 belt is stil loose
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    The snail gear isnít touching the tensioner.

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    Trumpets, ignition pack, HT cables and accelerator cable fitted

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    No spark plugs as yet. Fuel pipes will be secured once Iíve done the 1st engine start.

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    Finished the end of the accelerator cable with a little adhesive heat shrink.
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    Iíve trimmed the cable down quite a lot, and the end that goes through the bulkhead I had to trim the plastic surround back as it stopped the pedal from sitting in the idle position.

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    All the above has been done over the last 4 - 5 days, but not been able to update the thread for tech reasons.
    Yesterday I got Ford antifreeze and distilled water and filled the coolant system. Had a couple of weeps, one from the water rail forward plug and the other from the temperature gauge sender at the back on the underside of the water rail, both just needed a nip up.
    Next up front wheels to fit and drop the car back on wheels

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    BIG DAY TODAY !
    Front wheels fitted and back on the floor for the first time since 2017 !!!!

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    Seems so low after all this time either on the skate, rollover jig or axle stands and wheel ramps
    Fitted the steering Mountney steering wheel but itís all wrapped up in M5 sheeting

    Sodís Law itís crappy weather today but a break in the rain and sheís outside to be turned so the exhaust will face out the garage door

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    Once back inside, fuel tank filled with 20ltrs which is 1/2 tank. Was hoping to calibrate the fuel gauge as I went putting a litre in at at time, but the gauge wasnít working. Fortunately it was just a poor connection on the tank sender, so Iíll drain and refill it in the future.

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    BIG DAY GETS BIGGER !!!

    Check check check of the fuel lines. ECU and Battery connected.
    Disconnected the return pipe from the front of the fuel rail and fitted a push on connector and a length of rubber fuel pipe and dropped it down to a drip tray then turning on the ignition sets the fuel pump prime. Did this several times until fuel ran out of the rubber pipe so the system is filled.
    Re fitted the return pipe.
    Gapped and fitted the spark plugs
    Run the fuel pump prime a couple of times and find a little leak on the inlet side of the engine bay fuel filter, sorted with a little nip up.
    Check check and check
    Mrs joins me with a camera one hand and fire extinguisher in the other (just in case). Going for a first start. Explain to the Mrs this is going to take a little time and may not happen.
    Ignition on, pump primes, engine turns overÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖ.. one rotation and fires !!!!!!!

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    Unfortunately I canít post the video so theses are stills from the video
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    Took about 20 seconds for the oil pressure light to go out, was just thinking about shutting down when it went out, shortly followed by the oil gauge starting to read.
    Nothing on the rev counter initially but on second run with a little blip of the throttle the rev counter picked up. This has got the little converter circuit wired into the ignition pack wiring.
    It runs smooth and idles. Bloody fantastic. Sheís been silent since early September 1993

    Second run was for several minutes, I could only slowly accelerate up to 2000rpm otherwise the alternator/water pump pulley slipped see previous post about the pulley length.
    Post run checks found a little leak again from the temperature sender, nipped up again, the fan switch, nipped up but I might need a seal on that. A little weep on the inlet side of the engine bay fuel filter and another on the output side of the fuel pump. Pump connection nipped up but the fuel filter Iíll probably remove and fit seals.
    Oil level checked and needed a 1/2ltr top up.

    Got to finish making up a bracket for the air temperature sensor.

    Been a massive step forward today, can really see the light at the end of this project now.
    Thatís it for now, probably be a few days before I can get back on it. Need to sort out getting booked in for paint.
    Slipped past midnight for posting this.

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    Re: 1977 Mk2 Zakspeed Escort. Rebuilding my pride and joy.

    Quote Originally Posted by rallyrob View Post
    Single box, Old school noisy then.

    Not so sure I could cope with that these days.
    It’s surprisingly quiet actually, maybe helps I stripped and repacked it when I had the new rolled exhaust tip welded on the other month but we’ll see when she’s on the road. Back in the day I had a Jetex exhaust which was single box and that was nice, smooth and gave a very manageable exhaust note in the car, very different to the old Janspeed etc exhausts ripping through your ears, I didn’t like that even back then.
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    Re: 1977 Mk2 Zakspeed Escort. Rebuilding my pride and joy.

    Thats great, all the time and effort is worth it in the end

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    Amazing milestone!

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    Not much done this last couple of weeks as expected, just been dealing with the few weeps and leaks from the engine run.Made up a seal from gasket material for the radiator fan switch, added Teflon seal to the engine bay fuel filter input and tightened up the rear pump filter banjo. Not been able to update here because the site is playing up. Put the car back on axle stands in preparation for filling the brake system. Still waiting for Retroford to supply the correct water pump / alternator belt. Ended up sorting this myself disappointingly, correct belt should be here in the next few days Made up and fitted this bracket for the air temperature sensor
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    Great to see she’s running! Big milestone in a car build. I’ve missed updates for a while as I couldn’t get access to this site. Are you planning on fitting any air filters?

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    Could you put up a another picture of the RS steering wheel you had retrimmed. A close up of the back of one of the spokes to see how it’s been stitched…
    Cheers

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    [Are you planning on fitting any air filters?]
    Thanks Beers. Massive milestone. I think I’ll have to sort out some kind of filter. It seems very vulnerable to sucking in crap as it is. Looks great but I don’t think it’s sensible to just leave the trumpets open. As it is in the garage I’ve put cling film over them just to keep dust out whilst it’s sitting. I’ve now done a couple of engine runs and each time wiped them out just to be sure.

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    Howís that FrankC ? Iím really struggling to upload pictures with the current site issue
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    Thanks … yours looks different to mine and a neater finish. I had to put some glue under the leather to attach it properly. Glad I had it done though

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    Meanwhile in the garage. I’ve had a big sort out and reorganisation which took over a week. The Escort has a garage buddy.

    Having done a first start, I’ve dealt with the few snags I had. A couple of weeps from fuel joints and a weep from the temperature gauge sender.

    Filed and bled the brake system. This took a bit of time, the main issue being I couldn’t get the front calipers bled. A search here on Turbosport gave the answer. With the bias pedal box the pedal/master cylinders need full travel. With the brake light switch fitted this was reduced by 5-7mm which seemed too small to make a difference but sure enough removing the switch the front bled through in just a few minutes after spending a several hours before hand trying all sorts. Baring in mind everything is either new or totally reconditioned the first brake fluid through the system came out very opaque and for the bin.
    Then the hand brake was adjusted
    Next refit the brake switch which needed further modification to the shaft to get correct operation. The brake pedal doesn’t move as far as with a servo so I had to shorten the switch shaft some more.

    Then I’ve done a long engine run (30mins). Bringing it up to temperature. Everything worked fine, thermostat, temperature gauge and the cooling fan cut in and out correctly. Checked the heater to and that’s pumping out a good supply of hot air so another success with that rebuild.

    During this run, I’ve also gone through the gearbox 1-5 and reverse. Reverse was a bit tricky to engage, I’ve now adjusted the clutch cable so hopefully that’s sorted.
    The only other issue was a weep from the temp gauge sender. That was a surprise as I’d expected problems with the ECU temp sensor but that’s been fine. Rather than keep tightening the sensor into that aluminium fitting I took it out, put a tiny smear of Hylomar blue on the last few threads and refitted it. That sorted it.
    Lastly the speedo cable has been a bit of a pain because the gear box end of the cable which is made from multi strand steel wire formed into a square section was a bit damaged but I’ve had it too long to return. The speedometer end fitting is also different from original and not as easy to push on. I’ve used the JB epoxy worked into the cable at the gearbox end then using the dremmel ground it to shape. The epoxy holds the multi strand cable together which otherwise would just unravel
    Next engine run hopefully proves the sensor weep, reverse gear and speedo are all sorted

    I’ve been working on fitting the engine lower splash shield, another job that’s taken far longer than I thought. Just got to fit the brackets I’ve made and that should be done.
    I should probably make the phone call to book it in for paint.

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    Engine splash shield Straightened the sides out by heating them, it needed to come down because of the ARB being lower on the anti dive bracket and a little trimming to allow clearance on the steering gaiters.New fixing brackets made up from aluminium, and the previous doubler plates modified. Sandwich plate for the rear edge where it fits to the bottom of the cross member. Small angled bracket fits to the front of the middle ARB bracket and the shield sits up inside it with a couple of M5 screws into chimney nuts on the shield. Itís all put together now. More pics when itís fittedIMG_8778.jpegIMG_8779.jpegIMG_8780.jpeg
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    Re: 1977 Mk2 Zakspeed Escort. Rebuilding my pride and joy.

    I covered the initial clean up of the splash shield a few pages back in the thread

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    Re: 1977 Mk2 Zakspeed Escort. Rebuilding my pride and joy.

    Looks great

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    Re: 1977 Mk2 Zakspeed Escort. Rebuilding my pride and joy.

    Splash shield fitted
    Iíve drilled and tapped the chassis rail using M5 screws.
    Really pleased with this and now happy I took the time to make this work.

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    Itís now off again to get a coat of 2K black. Iíve had a magnet on steel wire in the chassis rails to collect the swarf from the drilling and used my usual zinc primer in the threads

    In the mean time, another engine run, gone through the gears again. Speedo works and the reverse engages better. I think the first time I wasnít being positive enough with the selection.
    All the little leaks I had are sorted and Iím just tidying up and securing the various hoses including the block and rocker cover breather hoses to the catch can.

    Couple of little touch ups to the ďraptor ď underneath and back on with the wheels and back on the ground.

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    Re: 1977 Mk2 Zakspeed Escort. Rebuilding my pride and joy.

    Done the ďRaptor ď touch ups.
    Been putting the finishing touches to the engine bay, trimming and fixing the oil breather pips, securing the fuel pipes which included a slight reroute of the return pipe. Replaced some screws with longer ones where Iíve added the P-clips to the trumpet lower screws and the plate for the air temp sensor upper screws

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    Used a spare section of the silicone pipe around the fuel pipe to stop it chafing

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    Re: 1977 Mk2 Zakspeed Escort. Rebuilding my pride and joy.

    Doors off to paint the insides. Been putting this off for ages. Was, as expected a bit involved but happy with the result

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    Zinc primer touch ups after flatting out some fluff and stuff. Fair bit of time spent on prep even though itís all out of sight, the main purpose is to stop and chance of future corrosion

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    Inside before painting
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    Inside after painting
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    Not painted the visible interior areas of the doors, but before it goes to paint Iíll check what the plan is, which I think will be 2k like the rest of the interior rather than the base and clear on the outside. If so Iíll do that myself which will save a few pound notes
    With the doors off, Iíve brush painted the 2k white inside the A pillars too.

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    Fit the light weight bonnet hinges, only 4 bolts, thatíll only take a minuteÖÖÖÖ.
    Except the hinge pivots are made from domed M6 screws unlike the originals that use a flat headed solid rivet. So the rear pivot screw head fouls on the fixing bracket.
    Out with the file, take a bit off the screw head, and add a dab of silver smoothrite leave to dry
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    The larger M8 bolt is the hinge fixing bolt

    A thin M8 washer front and back added to help with that clearance otherwise Iíd have to take so much off the screw head if ever I had to remove it, Iíd have to drill it out.
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    Rear fixing bolt has a flat and spring washer because thatís the adjustable end, the front just a flat washer and will use some thread lock.
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    Using these just because I think they look better than the original hinges. Theyíre definitely not as substantial as the originals

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