Hurmeez

Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

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Just had a good catch up on your thread. Nice work as always! Super keen to see the next steps. Those carbon trumpets will be choice! 

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Cool to see an update!

 

Am I the only one to think they were picturing a  yummy sponge cake when it was actually your volcano mixture ratio thing going wrong?

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@Hurmeez  nice air box design 

That pcv outlet on the front of drivers side valve cover that’s in your way - delete it - it only runs to a hose to the other valve cover - block that side too just leave the actual PCV. valve at rear of passenger side cover 

the later engines did away with the link between covers they breathe fine without it have oil drain ports from covers to sump 

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Sweet. I had wondered if I'd be able to do that. I might have some clearance issues with the pcv valve itself too but I think that'll be a bit easier to figure out. 

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How big are your photos file sizes? They must be huge? When I try to load your thread it crashes the entire Internet in the top of the South! :-(

Looking forward to seeing the update... In about 3 weeks once my steam powered internet has loaded the pics..... 

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Yea I can't even load it on fibre. Something's fucky

 

Edit

That was yesterday, was taking 5-6 minutes per picture (but I could watch movies fine)

Today is still slow but more like 5-6 seconds

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Odd I can see the pics fine last night and today - on 4g 

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What are these 'G's you speak of? They sound like something you get in a town?

 

I'll usually try to keep my photos down to around 1280 x 1000 etc which seems fine, though a bit grainy. then save the mega sized pics for the fancy photos.. like photos of cats, sunsets.

anyway- enough country valley copper line life grumbles..

For my pcv setup I deleted the holes on the drivers side cam cover then added a new inlet pipe on the very side of the cover by the servo. I attached a small rubber hose to that pipe which ran down the firewall and had a bit of mesh over the end. 

I still sucked the crank vapours out via the pcv on the passenger side cover,  through a catch can I made, filled with stainless wool and then to the inlet manifold. This seemed to work fine.

Catch can not pictured here but that's the pcv location outlet...

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Sorry about the photos. I recently got a new phone after five odd years and didn't even think to check how big the file size was. Turns out 4624x2600 might be a wee bit big. I'm reluctant to ask it for less if it's capable of taking and storing that nice a quality for posterity, but I tried to do some hackerman shit in the back ground to make it more palatable online.  Turns out Oldschool must automatically compress images because when they're only showing up as 1000 odd pixels wide once they're embedded in the post. So I think it's possibly a forum end issue. I have compressed the images in this post so let me know if it makes a difference. 

With regards to the PCV system, I think whomever the thick bastard was that decided to use such oversized throttle bodies has stuck another issue in my way. The PCV port is accessible, just, but I'll have to make some sort of custom low profile bung and run a valve from a different application. 2oihl4q.jpg?1

There's also this sneaky wee bugger on the passenger side cam cover but it's not present on either of the mazda covers I have so I think I'll get away with blanking that for the cert. ha9JRpP.jpg?1

Other than that, there's plenty of helpful, skilled, and willing blokes at work who can teach me to ally weld properly so I think moving outlets around as you suggest shouldn't be a big deal.  

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I really should get some rust preventative splashed around too. Look at it starting on the back of the throttle body stud. Yeesh.

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You have covers off a late model mazda KlG4 without the link pipe ? Use them or bung the ford ones up - surely you can move the PCV hole to another location on either cover where it’s out of the way as long as it’s on the right angle for the ball valve inside ? 

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Yeah I don't think it will be difficult to shift the PCV. That's why I didn't do more when making the manifold to try and make it fit around it better. I know using the mazda covers would be easier but I kinda want the ford cover on the passenger side at least purely for the logo. It won't be the first time I haven't done something on the car the easy way for a very shaky reason. 

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Ah right it’s a ford in a ford ...  get another ford cover and tig it onto the drivers side - the asymmetry looks so odd in rwd yours is mostly hidden under intakes 

Not even sure the pcv valve has to be mounted in the the cover direct - do some cars have them in-line in a hose ? Or mounted remote ? 

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I know the pinto has it coming out of the block down near the engine mount bosses for one so it wouldn't be completely unprecedented to drill out one of the cast bosses and take it off the crank case directly. I think that the main plan though is either a custom right angle fitting that pushes into the factory bung with a hose attached to a down stream valve, or a threaded bung somewhere more available on the cover going to the same downstream valve type setup. That is unless I get ridiculously lucky on a Pick a Part wander and find a very low profile factory valve, in which case I'll use that. 

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Just now, Hurmeez said:

Sorry about the photos. I recently got a new phone after five odd years and didn't even think to check how big the file size was. Turns out 4624x2600 might be a wee bit big.

Oh yeah! that'll do it :-) 

Yeah those latest pics above loaded straight away no hassle.

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More great updates. I like seeing cars get taken apart revealing previous beautiful repairs like that... :geek:

Hey- what's that fibreglass sports car shell at your mates place? Lotus europa?

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It's actually based on a Maserati of some sort, don't know off the top of my head. And it's all custom made aluminium body panels. I think the story goes that a guy came to him with an original hens teeth engine and asked him to build the car around it. It's an absolute work of art. 

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I think it needs a thread on here! Can you persuade him to join up to oldschool?

 

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