Hurmeez

Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

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Ha-  I discovered this too when I went to pick up some por15 from my local. They have now been selling this stuff called 'miracle paint' which is basically the exact same stuff as Por15..

http://www.hirschauto.com/Miracle-Paint-Rust-Killer/products/3/

Hey are those seats from a Honda prelude? I used some like them in my first Chevette way way back in 1994. Nice and comfy.

 

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Yeah they are Prelude seats. I'm not a massive fan of the weird headrest setup they have but I have a plan for that and they were free, so I can't complain.

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I think you should be able to redrill the 4-stud axles to the new pattern between the existing studs.  Slotting the wheels is probably a bad idea, even though some mags use that approach (with a bit fat washer in a recess).

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I suppose that would be an option but I think I may run into an issue with the bearing retainer access holes. images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR4VDo5mI3fE0OOsvX5vm5

I probably could fit another stud in there in between the two but I'd be worried about how close it would be and the strength (or lack thereof) it might have. 

I don't think you are allowed to weld up the holes because it screws the heat treatment right? 

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Definitely jump on that R31 axle that's a great price. Just be sure it's from a Skyline and not a Pintara. The Skyline is 28 spline and 3.89 gears and Pintara only 25 spline with 4.11 gears. The Pintara gears can be used in the Skyline diff though. The way my diff was done was to use the shorter half shaft as is and use it on the other side then shorten and respline the longer shaft. Then shorten housing and weld on the escort brackets etc. The hubs and rotors were redrilled to 4x108 PCD

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How much did you actually shorten it by? I'm trying to find the R31s width online but I'm finding anywhere from 1410mm to 1470mm so I'm not completely sure how much it will need cutting.

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A quick update not big enough for the main thread. I'm working 13 ten hour days in a row with one day off for a couple of months so I'm not getting heaps of work done, however,  I am getting closer to getting my adapter plate finalised after not worrying about it for a good while. However, I'm hitting a problem. I can't get countersunk bolts to fit the V6 bellhousing from any of my local suppliers and I'm struggling to find any online. @yoeddynz , @Transom, you guys don't happen to remember either where you got yours from, or the size and pitch of the bolts so I can hopefully better my google-fu? You'd be even more legendary if you could.

Also exciting developments on the diff situation but I'll leave that for a full update later on ;).  

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Got mine ordered in by local engineers - they were not cheap cos odd pitch - will check soon exactly what they were - 

 I coulda saved money on the 2 bottom bolts by reusing the stock v6 bolts installed thru into adaptor from the engine side 

 

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I got mine from blacks fastners. I don't seem to remember them being very expensive. 

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M12x1.25 and I used 50mm long cut to fit for some

from top clockwiseish top 3 bolts 

4 th bolt at 3oclock could be any thread is it goes right thru the factory dowel and has nyloc

the lowest 2 can be factory bolts thru from the front into adapter plate no countersink needed

the bolt at ten o clockish is the one that lined up for me so factory bolt but seems to be odd one out at m12x1.25 here and a long one

 

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i am a retard....
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6 minutes ago, Hurmeez said:

Brilliant! That's exactly what I needed. As I said, absolute legends :) 

No worries 

hey it appears there may be another engine mount hole at about 8 o clock in that pic - I think I missed missed that one out as it clashes with the rx7 starter mount bolt right beside it - no room for countersunk head 

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Yeah I was having issues with that one too but I came up with what I think is a very cunning work-around. All will be revealed in good time ;) 

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52 minutes ago, yoeddynz said:

hey Steve- is that a stock flywheel you have there in that picture?

Stock KF - the lightest one 

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I'd have thought the K8 one would have been the lightest?  However I have a K8 one and from memory it does indeed look a little less cut away then that one of yours. I must check (for future V6 project plans you see...)

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Seems there are a few versions I have scales will weigh tomorrow

apparently they have different tooth counts 112-114 if you can believe half the stuff you read on the interwebs - I read these motors blow if you turn them into rear wheel drive lol

Kf is 17.4 to  13.6lbs  k8 16.6 lbs then Kl 23ish 

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