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  1. Thanks but unfortunately I wont be able to attend this one.
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    bmxnz11's 81 escort van

    Bought and wired in a bike pump. Makes all the right noises and fuels getting to the fuel filter, sitting in the engine bay, so i assume its made its way into the bowls. Cranked it over but it wouldn't fire. Poured a bit of fuel down the carbs and still no dice. Pretty sure I just fouled my plugs. Will look at them another night. What have people use for a throttle cable?
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    bmxnz11's 81 escort van

    Have sent them a message. Cheers!
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    bmxnz11's 81 escort van

    On the look out for a carb seal kit and a fuel pump for a cbr600f1 if anyone knows of any for sale.
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    bmxnz11's 81 escort van

    So I've been driving this around as normal. Failed the latest wof on an exhaust leak and a driveshaft uj. I ended up replacing most of the exhaust with extractors and a copy resonator. Pulled the gearbox, replaced the rear seal, changed the clutch plate and release bearing. Replaced the driveshaft with a spare . With that done I took it up to Napier over New year's. Got a bit warm on the way up,l. On the way home it developed a vacuum leak which I couldn't find. Wouldn't idle and would only run at high revs. Made for some frustrating driving. After a few hours of this it miraculously fixed itself. Still not sure what that was about. With it running so well I decided to do this.. ... Cbr600 carbs. I made up a manifold last year and this weekend thought I'd man up and actually have a go at installing it. Got all my vacuum, water and fuel lines sorted. Drilled mains to 1.3mm and blocked off the air correctors. Took vaccum lines off all four runners that run to a common line and go to the dizzy and brake booster. Running a mechanical fuel pump and currently have the pcv valve venting to the atmosphere, will fix this later. Got it installed this evening, crossed my fingers and turned the key. Once the fuel came through, it started and idled. Immediately fuel starting pissing out of a few places of the carbs, so I turned it off before I could give it some revs. I'm thinking a seal kit through the carbs. My other thought are the float bowls aren't sitting quite horizontal so I'll need to look at adjusting the float, or the other obvious fault could be non regulated fuel pressure. Will take the carbs of this week and see what's what before trying again.
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    bmxnz11's Ford Escort MK2 Van

    Finished all the mods to the engine bay for the brake booster and the bolt in battery tray. Seam sealed and reprimed. Have done a few more small jobs such as sand blasting and painting the pedal box and battery tray. Just need to get some paint samples now.
  7. Will be unable to attend sorry. Will make the next one though, keen to make the most of the light evenings.
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    bmxnz11's Ford Escort MK2 Van

    I wasn't too happy on the finish on the first underseal. It came out a bit smooth. Admittedly I thinned the product down to put through the gun. The product was normally used to brush on. I tried a different product and left it a bit thicker to give it that true rough underseal look. Chassis rails and inner gaurds got a thick coating, then I gave the previous areas a quick flick. Came out heaps better this time. Was probably laying it on a bit heavy because I went through 6L's. Ha. I learned my lesson of not wearing a face mask the first time round. That shit sprayed everywhere. Last night I was looking around for something to cover my face. Glasses? not enough coverage. Full saftey shield? Bit tricker in small areas. Stockings and masking tape? Bingo.
  9. I hear there may be a log hauler worth seeing around the corner from camp...
  10. Weather looks good for this weekend! I've been on the hunt for a cheap gayzebo but haven't had much luck. Better fix my cooker tonight too. Keen for a convoy.
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    bmxnz11's Ford Escort MK2 Van

    Finished the brake booster mod in the engine bay. Plenty of room for the side drafts. Will clean up fine with some underseal and another coat of primer in the engine bay.
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    bmxnz11's Ford Escort MK2 Van

    I scrubbed the underside, etched the bare metal and 2k primed the keyed areas a couple months ago. Managed to underseal 90% of it last night. Once I have finished making the appropriate alterations to the inner guard, I'll spray those and the front chassis. Not much fun with only axle stands for height. Mentally it's a good step towards getting finished. I'll fix up any bare areas later on though.