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    Re: My New Project ( Millington Escort) to stop me using this

    The front has been painted satin black. Apart from the section behind the grille all this will be covered by the added panels.



    Now that everything is finished it is time to put it all together.

    While I am doing that the diff CWP will be getting changed. With the bigger wheels the current ratio (4.6) will be too high. I have done some calculations or rather a programme on a website has, to work out what ratio to use.

    With the current ratio:


    Changing to a 5.3 gives the same as with the 4.6. This is still a bit too high.



    Ideally a 5.5 would be best but it is not available so I have chosen to go radical with a 5.8.


    The 5.8 has 7 teeth on the pinion whereas the 5.3 has 8. This means that the contact area is less and there could be an issue with it breaking. I will find out

    The person changing the CWP wanted a axle housing spreader so I have made one.


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    Re: My new Project to stop me using this

    Quote Originally Posted by jcccruz View Post
    One of the best projects in turbosport
    Agree...

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    Re: My new Project to stop me using this

    Quote Originally Posted by skmotorsport View Post
    Agree...
    Thanks for that. I am just a man in a shed trying my best to create something I can be proud of.


    I have been distracted by other things for a while but I am now back on track.

    I have painted and mounted the rear spoiler.





    Here you can see Version 2.0 of the rear mesh. I have made some plates for the mesh that bolt on so that I can make a change if I want to.


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    Re: My New Project ( Millington Escort) to stop me using this

    Now that I have a lathe I have been replacing rectangular components I had made previously with round ones.

    The original bonnet buffers:



    new ones:



    To fit them I had to make a special tool because my normal 10mm tools would not fit onto the nut as there is a lip the bonnet flange:



    I found these rubber parts in my stores and they were perfect with a flat ground on one side. Took me a while to figure out what there are: Escort rear spring hanger chassis bushes.



    The rectangular spacers for the bonnet retainers have also been replaced.



    To compensate for the extra weight I have added I have been drilling holes.

    The Watt's linkage mount:



    Bolts centre drilled: probably insignificant but the events I do can be won or lost by 0.0001sec.


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    Re: My New Project ( Millington Escort) to stop me using this

    Today I finished mounting all the bodywork.

    The front spoiler is attached with 1/4 turn camlocs and 6mm ally bolts on the ends. I have to use the bolts because there is not enough flex to get the spoiler in position with camlocs on the end. There are tek screw seals on the bolts to keep them captive when the spoiler is removed so that the bolts don't go missing.





    The support brackets locked into the blocks on the spoiler.



    I have stolen an idea from another Turbosport project to reduce weight. I took a photo of a headlight, scanned it and resized it to the correct dimensions , then printed it on photo paper. This was then glued onto an ally plate and attached to the grill. Clear tape over the photo finished it off. Fooled one of my mates completely





    The new look:




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    Re: My New Project ( Millington Escort) to stop me using this

    Love the headlight idea. Think I might steal that one too!

    Shaun

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    Re: My New Project ( Millington Escort) to stop me using this

    Quote Originally Posted by escortinadriver View Post
    Love the headlight idea. Think I might steal that one too!

    Shaun
    The person I stole it from probably stole it from someone else




    More weight saving.

    When made the door trims I used some aluminium that I had lying around. This was 1.5mm and now I reckon they are much too heavy so I wanted to replace them with 0.5mm.

    The only problem was that the door closing handles were located on the trim and because I had gutted the doors there would be nothing behind the thinner trims to attach the handles to. Putting the handle on the trim now would mean that the trim would be destroyed.





    My solution also eliminated the door handles.

    I cut a section out of the original trim and bent some angles on each side to strengthen it. The reason for the curved part at the top will be revealed later.






    I didn't have a tool to create the swaged holes so I made one.







    So now the trim is three sections



    and there is a hole to act as a handle.





    I also replaced the rear trims with 0.5mm. I weighed one of the original rear trims and it was 700g, a new one is 220g.

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    Re: My New Project ( Millington Escort) to stop me using this

    Axle is back in with a new coat of paint.




    Set up for a wheel alignment.



    I have reduced the front camber from 3.5 to 2 and increased the castor to 6.





    A milestone.

    After 6 months on the hoist the car came of it today

    I still a few minor things to sort out and that will be it ( I hope ).

    I am going to take some photos at an outdoor location later this week and I will post them on here.

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    Re: My New Project ( Millington Escort) to stop me using this

    Here it is.










    and a video




    This is the last time it will look pristine because it is built to be used in competition and I know from previous experience it will not take long to look a little abused

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    Re: My New Project ( Millington Escort) to stop me using this

    Car looks great.

    Well done.

    Did you weight it before and after?

    Shaun

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    Re: My New Project ( Millington Escort) to stop me using this

    The before weight was 870kg.

    I haven't weighed it again, it must be more than that now. I need to make lighter arches.

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    Re: My New Project ( Millington Escort) to stop me using this

    Nice build ��

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    Re: My New Project ( Millington Escort) to stop me using this

    very nice car

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