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  1. thanks mate. the bead roller is only 8" but has made the things i do look alot better.. i love it..
  2. im stunned as well mate...lol ..just wanted to try my hardest and see what i can actually do..its not perfect but im happy with it so far man.....still only basic tools as well and so far 98%all me......and fuck thats a cool feeling.. i have wanted a aussie mk3 for probably as long as i have wanted a xa coupe..(this one was cheaper) coming from a race car it had a cool inlet manifold and 350 holly but i was about to fall a sleep one night and had an idea.........and its coming up to 2 years soon hahaha
  3. cheers man its been a head scratchier..i didnt want it to look cheap and half arsed ...could have just made a box in the bay and feed air to it via a hose......but i want the wank value of seeing the ITBs when you open the bonnet ....lol. a lot easier than whet your upto mate.....way to precise work for me.
  4. so now the motor and box are back in i can make a start on a couple of things one being the tunnel...just need to put the clutch fork and slave cylinder in on the passenger side and the starter and clutch pedal on the drivers side and i can finish it off.. and the cold air feed/air box...i want a sealed box feed air from the outside but when you one the bonnet you can see the ITBs (other wise whats the point ay lol) all so regardless of the colour i paint the car i all ways planned on painting the bonnet the same as the falcon XAGT. i looked around at bonnet scoops for ages and wasn't keen on the wrx scoop on your mums honda style ...had to be long low and slim.....so went with the falcon XWGT scoop so it looks like it will fit the plan is to have the scoop on the bonnet with the filter on the otherside of the bonnet so when you open it you can see the filter and then when closed it will seal onto the box around the trumpets. now the easiest way for me to do this is to make it all out of the car then cut a section out of the bonnet and weld the whole thing in so i made a cardboard template and cut some steel out of the sheet and bead rolled around the template flip it over and it means the scoop will be recessed into it. i did some searching on the interwebs for panel filters and it turns out i might have found the perfect one......size and price. ....so i ordered a Porsche 928 k&n panel filter 517mmx157mm and around 20mm thick. and this is the room it will take up. cheers
  5. motor and box back in so i can make the tunnel ....airbox and and few other things before it goes back on rotisserie......might make some new headers as well
  6. while im waiting for my engine hoyst back i thought i would clean up some parts of the engine starting with the area at the top that has the fuse box .....also welded up all the engine bay loom plug holes. then i looked at the wirewall didnt want to start from scratch but it needed to look cleaner . much better
  7. parcel shelf time yay. as you can see it looks like some has put the mighty dof dof 6x9s in with what can only be presumed an axe and fucking big hammer. lucky for me there was a car being wreaked last year and i cut the shelf out of that. and one out one in
  8. fuel tank boot floor time.... i wanted to change the tank as the cortina one was stuffed so i looked around and decide on a 68 mustang brand new was $210 landed..and that meant losing the boot floor wheel well (didn't like that anyway) it was in good condition and got blasted with the shell so i advertised it and donated it to another build. so i started with a massive hole in the boot and decided to use some box section and the main brace after i welded it up i measured again and found out i stuffed it up hahaha.....measure 6 million times kids and cut once..so after i cut 100mm out of it i welded it back up again so after getting it right i tried it in the hole...apart from having to cut a 45* off the back corners for the chassis rail it fitted. and i welded as much of it in as i could. then it was time to make new floor parts....starting with the rear part. then the passenger side then the drivers side. then made the 2 caps for the back corners from where i had to trim it for the chassis rails. then a quick clean up throw the tank in to see if it fits
  9. welcome along mate.... love the work
  10. been pretty slack lately......blame it on the change of seasons and getting dark early....but thought i would carry on with the EPS setup. so i used all the bungee cords known to man to hold it in place as well as a shaft and wooden ring to help center it in the hole. once i had it where i wanted i cut up the mk3 mount and welded it all in place so the the suzuki coloum bolts up to the 3 points the factory shaft did. then painted it and put it back together then i bolted it all back in to see how it fits....really happy with it even like the way the factory suzuki cowl fits up... bolted the make do shaft up. i also contacted a guy i used when i put one in my escort years ago...hes in Ireland ..hes store is closed down now but we talked and i sent him pics and details and some money and he made me a wire in potentiometer to control it. so i just need a boss kit and find a steering wheel i like....get a section of steering shaft made with correct ends and its good to go..
  11. i was looking into it a while back. but im just wanting to build a standard spec motor as a replacment for the. mk5 and yes the manifold was made for evo 4 turbo....its pretty old...mate had it made about 10 years ago and since then if he doesnt have a need for it i buy it and he gets 1st refusal if i decide ti sell it .....and we can back and forth like that lol
  12. i started having a play with the EPS..i stripped it down to the basic unit. here it is just mounted up with pedal box in and just 2 bolts ysing the suzuki steering mount.( pretty good really for a Japanese part and 2003 tech in 76 car) the motor and gears hung down pretty low so i pulled ut a part to see if i can tuen5 the motor and gear drive 180 being just 2 bolts made ut easy to flip 180 so ghe motor is now on top of the unit....but the wire from the motor would reach the ecu for the EPS so i made a small bracket to move it off to one side then bolted it back up to see and all in all very happy...it now buts the motor up under the dash.....so thats the 1st part of the mounted sorted.
  13. love it when new toys arrive......got my EPS coloum today....looks bloody close to the mk3 the mounting bracket is same dimensions its to close to the dash....but might just use the factory cortina bracket anyway. but it came with cowl...key .ignition.lights and wiper controls......perfect
  14. i got some of the years and a wee bit of outside life followed by neglect cleaned off the block.
  15. your getting some good power out the old pinto mate.. got talking to a guy i bought my flywheel and starter off and he races a high reving pinto and was talking about the same thing changing bearing for roller..he sent me some pics......said he hasnt broken a type 9 since doing them.
  16. ypu have been busy mate... and yes i fight the urge daily to buy more cortinas or just other projects in General.
  17. welcome back mate.. still got the cortina?
  18. another small area of rust that ended up being a weeeeeeee but more. ran out of flapper discs...so still needs a clean up.
  19. well after over 2 years of ownership and passing every wof so far as well as never really letting me down apart from the few times it hasn't wanted to start. there are a few issues with the old girl...after last years hamner meet it picked up a vibration in the drive train.(still looking into that. the motor starts and runs well but it blowing smoke (valve guides are stuffed .(working on that now) so i do have a 205 pinto motor in bits so im going to rebuild that and to factory spec ...no interested in huge cams and twin side drafts ..im happy with the motor in my cortina now so just want the same....its good on gas and can pull a trailer with another car on it fine. so i started cleaning up the old 205 pistons.
  20. got into some more rust on the passenger side front...got the front edge done and the area around the bonnet hinge mount. (the drivers side was mint so i made a template of that)
  21. luckily i left enough room for the oil cooler 90. finished up the last of the radiator supports ..(still just silps up under the lip and had 2 brackets on the bottom.) then made the new slam panel...(i had to bolt the bonnet on and drill the pilot hols for the bonnet pins just to see where they would land...before i start)
  22. made the bottom radiator brackets.(was going to flod up some alloy tabs and weld them to the rad but i want to be able to get replacement parts off the shelf and bolt them in with out modifying them ) still need to do some trimming on them but they work..i also used adhesive rubber on all the rad sides.
  23. well thats the fan,oil cooler and front suppprt panel done. Had to cut more oit of the front.(fuck all between the lights now) Added some strengthening to the panel Even just tacked in the front feels stronger and still more to go. Its a bit tight behind it but i can still get the gan and oil cooler in and out fine. Can still get ghe grill on and a 70mm rad in and still have all the engine bay left.
  24. here you go @Valiant added 2 bolts in the middle ...helps a wee bit
  25. didnt even try it Pete. just fucked with it as soon as i seen it out of the box.