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  1. one of the issues with these is the inlet manifold runner control (IMRC) they have a small motor in the with a spring some cogs and some other shit...they can stop working... what they do is the inlet manifold is basically a drum and the runners to the motor are on the top edge and are short ..the IMRC controls the extended runners so when you start the motor the IMRC pulls a rod with extended runners on them and rolls them up to the inlet runners (for low down torque) and then when you get about 5000rpm it removes them........its on the firewall behind the inlet and the cable snakes arou
  2. we in the vain of preempting all the problem parts ..i fitted a new coil pack and 8mm leads to go with the new plugs..(the old leads and coil pack hasnt failed YET so i put them in the spare parts box i have under the spare wheel for breakdowns lol) there is a thing that i actually hate and thats the rear wheel tuck ..they should have moved the axle out or gave it wider wheels...the front isnt to bad but i will do something with at somepoint .. as for the rear they have been racing and rallying these things for years so you can get parts and people have fi
  3. I got mine from America of all places....landed for $400. i also have a copy of the flange i had cut from auto bend and a die a mate made to form the tubes in a press...if the helps.
  4. the BMW me throttle bodies are around 50mm and have the injectors in the aswell as idle air tube and tps .. can find them cheap aswell...just need to make a manifold to bolt them to.
  5. was starting to button things up on the old girl and noticed the wiper mounts lose ..tried to tighten them but they wouldn't ....so out come the heater again the wiper and the panels to get to the wiper mounts them selfs only to find no washers or anything ...so i had a look at the wipers on the white one and ended up steeling the parts from them.. i had the ends of the intercooler cut down and some 90 reducers welded on the end..so not it fits better ; i painted it black and finished the mounts of so it all in and secure i had to cut the ends of the radiato
  6. i did mate and i willing to work through the issues....might eliminate some later on down the line with a black top head and maybe inlet ....turbo and a link ecu. lol
  7. so i bought a new (for me ..actually the newest car I've ever owned ) daily driver.(had it since august now) its a 2003 mk1 ford focus st170. i have wanted one of these for a long time and we didnt get many at all here in nz so they dont come up for sale ...very often .. they are problematic and are known to had issues from the day they came off the production line. but that problematic nature got me a good deal..it was $6900 from the dealer and had been traded in..(177000 odd ks.......should have imploded by now)..but evertime time someone test drove it the check engine light
  8. well that was an exercise in patience.. I'm not the best with wiring but I do enjoy the challenge and problem solving side of it... but what I thought would be a couple if hours this morning splicing one loom into the other ended up being 8 hours....but most of that is the fact that no bulbs worked in any of the housings I had....so I had to pull apart and clean every terminal included the fuse holder.. but 3 part looms later....the list of things working is better. heater , wipers (both speeds....I know flash guy) , dash lights , glove box light , park lights (front and ba
  9. bit more done on the black mk3... got the engine bay loom all in ( with new mounting points...all removed by previous owner).. park.head.and high beam lights work now...wipers.( both speeds.) and starter. heater is down an earth and no bulbs to try indicators yet... not bad considering rear half of the loom is missing where i had to cut it ........figure the front out and then make the rear from there its never had a loom since iv had it and the lights and loom from the rusty old sat since 84 wagon.......make it very steve kings christine like
  10. well i got the motor ("will do for now motor" completely standard) stripped down and cleaned i did end up checking the main bearings and they seem like they might last a bit as long as it has oil...so thats good. cleaned all the parts and only ended up replacing all the seals and gaskets...put an old thermostat in it (only done 600ks) i did drill a 6mm hole in the face of it as that seems to help things . put an old water pump back on as well as timing belt and tensioner again all done only 600-1000ks.....re done the valve clearance ..drilled a welded an oil return in the sump (wi
  11. fuck.me chris you not helping my life here.... now I have a need to find a 2.3 block and go play with some Volvo head
  12. just a small update. the motor that is in the car at the moment is just for mocking things up ...but will eventually be the motor built for the car...it came from the rusty old wagon and has been sat since 194 and looks to have been never opened so hopefully its standard bore and standard bearings. so i dragged another motor out from under the bench to go in it and hopefully last till a build a better one...i have run this motor in my old mk5 and it went ok just had some leaks and a tappity up top.. so for the sake of $100 odd bucks ill put a full gasket and seal kit threw
  13. would have to check but 34mm springs to mind
  14. got a small part sorted ....the EFI ....i was on the hunt for a falcon 3.9 CPI and i remembered JWG had a plan for some that are no longer needed so i grabbed one. as you can see they are pretty close to the Weber 32/36 and a mate has done this before using some adapter plates.. i just made a 8mm steel drill guide to the weber pattern and just redrilled the holes....bolted straight on. just need to make a turbo hat for it
  15. Hi all. been a bit slack lately ...due to little motivation , family life , work and the 1.3........mmmmm1.3 xflow thats been bugging me a bit more than i thought it would. I have found a few 1.3 motor to buy but i know ill be disappointed.... but i also wasn't keen to make it a bigger project than it actually is ..so by the time i put a 1.3 in the hole i could spent a couple of hundy more and get a cert......but i dont want to cert just a 2.0 ...so made the decision last week to go for a cert for a pinto turbo...(have motors and most of the bits to do it.... so this gave me some mot
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