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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.
  2. 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.
  4. I hear there may be a log hauler worth seeing around the corner from camp...
  5. 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.
  8. Did anyone go to this last month? Worth it? Weather looks like it'll clear by Sunday. I'll probably be heading up in the van.
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    Muffler Tech

    Quick question. I've changed my exhaust on my 1300 escort from standard manifold and one muffler, to 4--2-1 extractors and one slightly smaller muffler (original escort muffler). All the same length standard pipe (1 3/4?) It now has an annoying droning sound, especially at low speed (Road noise probably drowns it out after 60km). Would something like a coby resonator after the axle fix this? I'm not after a performance system, just something a little more discreet. Cheers
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    bmxnz11's Ford Escort MK2 Van

    Where has the time gone. I finished cleaning the underside, primed it and redid one of the sill areas as I wasn't happy with my initial repair. Have still to underseal the van. Another of the jobs that needed doing before paint was to lower the brake booster for the side drafts clearance. I read and talked to a few people and everyone said to bend the rod and lower 50mm, redrill the holes. I couldn't work out how to lower the bracket without fouling on the inner fender or the area around the fan where the brake line is. I decided I wanted to keep the original holes and mounting points in case it all turns to shit. So instead I modified the booster bracket and made a new bottom section which is 50mm lower but uses the same holes. The other issue was the mounting tabs to the firewall. When the booster is lowered, the top pulls away from the firewall. I fixed this by slicing, bending and welding flat against the firewall. The next step is to push out the inner fender so the booster sits in nicely. Hopefully everything will look factory once it's done.
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    bmxnz11's 81 escort van

    Failed a WOF last week on a few things. One being a hole in the muffler which isn't worth repairing. Currently system is standard manifold and one muffler. Going to put some 4-2-1 extractors on but unsure on the muffler situation. I have a couple of spare cobys I can use but I'm unsure if one will be enough?
  12. Can't make it tonight soz. Have a good one though.