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Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 50,959
Posted By dirtbike
a few but not a lot... I'm trying to...

a few but not a lot...

I'm trying to finalise the steering setup, in the middle of making a Corsa EPS column fit.
Need to make some new lower control arms, to fit the new front suspension setup....
Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,002
Posted By dirtbike
http://www.turbosport.co.uk/showthread.php?120899-...

http://www.turbosport.co.uk/showthread.php?120899-My-Escort-RS2000-X-Pack&p=1683667&viewfull=1#post1683667

Here is a pic of the what I'm planning but I'm using different hardware.
Brembo 4 pot...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,002
Posted By dirtbike
one slight difference, my rotor hat will not be...

one slight difference, my rotor hat will not be sandwiched between the wheel and the hub but instead bolted to the rear of the hub. but again I don't think it'll make that much difference...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,002
Posted By dirtbike
Thanks Guys, My biggest concern was any...

Thanks Guys,

My biggest concern was any tortional twist that might be caused by centrifugal force when cornering but it seems that I'm worrying unnecessarily.

Cheers
Nick
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,002
Posted By dirtbike
Bell/Hat thickness for a 2 piece Rotor setup.

Hi Guys,

I'm using Brembo 4 pot calipers from a Fiat Turbo Coupe (same as Peugeot 406 coupe, Mk1 RS Focus.
I'm using a 2 piece disc/bell setup, the discs that I'm using are 310mm Wilwood...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 331,951
Posted By dirtbike
That pent roof combustion chamber is definately...

That pent roof combustion chamber is definately more efficient than the 8V setup on the redblocks based on the timing map, if you replicate that map into haltech I think you'll have a better starting...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 331,951
Posted By dirtbike
I think that timing could of been a contributing...

I think that timing could of been a contributing factor as we definately heard detonation when out on Sunday, from memory I think Chesh has the Ignition map set at a flat 20deg across the whole...
Forum: showroom 06-13-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,750
Posted By dirtbike
Nice looking car Samy, Give up on the old...

Nice looking car Samy,

Give up on the old fezza then?

Laters
Nick
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3,409
Views: 735,899
Posted By dirtbike
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RheRaOn1JjA ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RheRaOn1JjA

Estimated 700hp, spec is in the comments on the video.
Fuel pressure was 3 bar with 2 bar of boost and 100 shot of nitrous (100 shot jet on the gas and...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2011, 04:16 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 64,032
Posted By dirtbike
Steve does a very good impression of an american...

Steve does a very good impression of an american when he's fuelled with Vodka :)
ahh... them were the days lol

Car's looking sweet, I didn't know you even had this.
I guess thats what happens...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2011, 04:13 AM
Replies: 3,409
Views: 735,899
Posted By dirtbike
Head's up on calculating the fuel sizing for...

Head's up on calculating the fuel sizing for E85...
Factor in 40-50% more fuel for E85, you'll read a lot online that you only need 30% but in reality it'll be a lot more.

We found out the hard...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 50,959
Posted By dirtbike
Thanks James, Next time you're travelling past...

Thanks James,
Next time you're travelling past give me a call you're always welcome to stop over as well (Spare beds is the inflatable type but who cares).

The Auto project is gathering momentum,...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-08-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 50,959
Posted By dirtbike
Cleaned up the trans tunnel area where I...

Cleaned up the trans tunnel area where I previously had an M46 mounted as well as a couple of other little bits and pieces.

Gonna roll the car back the other way next weekend so that I can do the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 50,959
Posted By dirtbike
So I bought a GM auto, 4L60E... I borrowed a...

So I bought a GM auto, 4L60E...

I borrowed a glide to test the bulkhead clearance and I couldn't really tell so I decided to just get the 4L60E and work with it.

The 4L60E I have is an early...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-04-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 37,625
Posted By dirtbike
ok, next question... What transmission to use?...

ok, next question... What transmission to use? (sorry to go off topic)

The car in question will weigh in at around 2200-2400lbs, I'm very tempted by a powerglide as I can source on locally with a...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 37,625
Posted By dirtbike
Would be interested in an upright version of the...

Would be interested in an upright version of the GM adaptor, but I need to check bellhousing clearance around my bulkhead first.

Can we get an approximate cost and ETA on these if all is good my...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-30-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 50,959
Posted By dirtbike
As much as I'd like to give you the credit for my...

As much as I'd like to give you the credit for my use of the YB inlet I can't... I decided to buy one cheap on ebay about 3yrs ago, just for mock up and testing and was pleasantly surprised by the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-29-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 50,959
Posted By dirtbike
Dave: I've got a T5 manual box which I've already...

Dave: I've got a T5 manual box which I've already got mounted and ready to go but I don't have a flywheel, clutch or slave cylinder.
so I'm not really interested in another manual :(

However a...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-29-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 50,959
Posted By dirtbike
Auto options?

To get the car up and running as quickly as possible I'm contemplating switching to an Auto for the initial setup so I'm looking for a gearbox that I can use for mockup.

I can lay my hands on a...
Forum: showroom 04-27-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,259
Posted By dirtbike
in much board and much axle stand we trust... ...

in much board and much axle stand we trust...

I'll be honest it was a pretty nerve wracking experience, I haven't been back for 2 days I just hope it's still where I left and not a pile of twisted...
Forum: showroom 04-25-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,259
Posted By dirtbike
eek, I turned the car over... ;)

Intentionally though :)

I borrowed a roll over spit/jig many years ago and as the guy will not let me give it back to him I finally decided to modify it and make use of it....
Forum: projects & restorations 04-25-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 50,959
Posted By dirtbike
Eek… I turned the car over! Intentionally...

Eek… I turned the car over!

Intentionally though 

I borrowed a roll over spit/jig many years ago and as the guy will not let me give it back to him I finally decided to modify it and make use...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 331,951
Posted By dirtbike
Congrats Pete :) It sounds like it wants a...

Congrats Pete :)

It sounds like it wants a bit more fuel on cranking.
have you got a non-return valves in the fuel filters?

The reason I ask is the stock setup has them and it's those non...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-22-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 331,951
Posted By dirtbike
Congrats, What was it?

Congrats, What was it?
Forum: projects & restorations 04-22-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 331,951
Posted By dirtbike
Hi Pete, Couple of...

Hi Pete,

Couple of obvservations/suggestions:

Are you running the injectors in batch or sequential?
if they're batch you'll have all the injectors firing regardless of the amount that are...
Forum: showroom 04-15-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,045
Posted By dirtbike
:) :oops:

:) :oops:
Forum: projects & restorations 04-14-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 50,959
Posted By dirtbike
I'm sure I've had some dealings with prepfab in...

I'm sure I've had some dealings with prepfab in the past they were one of the first to start adapting the corse EPAS columns for Escorts iirc...

So the guy called me back today, he's gonna charge...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-13-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 50,959
Posted By dirtbike
Thats useful to know Mr Slater... I shall bare...

Thats useful to know Mr Slater... I shall bare that in mind.

Thanks for the compliments,

Pete, you got that haltech slinging sparks and spitting fuel in the right direction yet?
Steve, you...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-10-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 331,951
Posted By dirtbike
Looks like I made my return at just the right...

Looks like I made my return at just the right time, all go on the project :)
Forum: projects & restorations 04-09-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 50,959
Posted By dirtbike
Ok it's been a while, big update, some big...

Ok it's been a while, big update, some big progress made but still a long long way to go…

The aim is to raise the strut tops by an inch and remove the inner wings to give me more clearance for the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-09-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 50,959
Posted By dirtbike
Project Escort thread is about to be revived......

Project Escort thread is about to be revived... pics to follow later :)
Forum: projects & restorations 05-23-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 50,959
Posted By dirtbike
I know, I know Karl... it'll get there I promise!...

I know, I know Karl... it'll get there I promise!

The last 6 months have been hectic, I got married, imported my wife from the US to the UK, earned a better salary (one I have to work...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-23-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 330,069
Posted By dirtbike
Thats not good!!! Glad to hear you and Sam are...

Thats not good!!!
Glad to hear you and Sam are ok.

Good luck with the new build, break it, build it stronger you know how the cycle goes :)
Laters
Nick
Forum: showroom 02-13-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,437
Posted By dirtbike
I should clarify... Volvo have decided that there...

I should clarify... Volvo have decided that there is no D5 C30 for 2010 :(
Twin clutch powershift is too expensive(£1450), so I'm gonna stick with the manual 6 gears...

Interior:
The R-design...
Forum: showroom 02-12-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,437
Posted By dirtbike
New C30 R-design, what choices should I make?...

My new company car is going to be a 2010 2.0D C30 R-Design but I need to make some choices...

Freebie options include metallic paints and colour of leather
(Believe it or not it's cheaper to have...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-29-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,632
Posted By dirtbike
Unfortunately I've only got B230 pumps. ...

Unfortunately I've only got B230 pumps.

Don't want to buy other pumps just to measure, but I'd quite happily replace with a B30 if the common concensus was that it made for a better pump.

I...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-29-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,632
Posted By dirtbike
Oiling vertical redblock, B30 or chopped B230 pump?

I've done a little searching but I'm not sure I've come up with a definative answer.

I've uprighted my redblock to give me room in my engine bay now that I'm going to use the 16v head, I've got a...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-29-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 69,055
Posted By dirtbike
So is the oil pressure continuing to climb with...

So is the oil pressure continuing to climb with RPM once the check valve has opened on the oil pump?
If so is it possible to shim this to open at a lower value, that way the pressure spike isn't...
Forum: showroom 12-20-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,399
Posted By dirtbike
Awesome car Johan, Have you still got the...

Awesome car Johan,

Have you still got the 240?

I'm going to be using your MD35 management on my project when its eventually completed, I made the decision based on the success my friend and I...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-06-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 166,214
Posted By dirtbike
Thats some nice exhaust work

Thats some nice exhaust work
Forum: projects & restorations 12-06-2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 50,959
Posted By dirtbike
with your love of the 300 series you'll get...

with your love of the 300 series you'll get plenty of opportunites to test out that feature lol... :-P

On a side note its about time I updated my signature I suppose as I don't own the 242...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-06-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 50,959
Posted By dirtbike
Penetration wasn't an issue, I can see that from...

Penetration wasn't an issue, I can see that from the under side but maybe I should of held the torch on them a little longer.
I'm learning as I go so any pointers and tips are gratefully...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-06-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 50,959
Posted By dirtbike
Very true Ken, also hides my wavey shakey hands...

Very true Ken, also hides my wavey shakey hands lol
I don't have a steady enough hand to be able seam weld all the way round that plate without it looking like a drunken snail trail so I always...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-06-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 50,959
Posted By dirtbike
Is there a problem with doing this?

Is there a problem with doing this?
Forum: projects & restorations 12-05-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 50,959
Posted By dirtbike
As I‘ve been on a bit of a brake theme I decided...

As I‘ve been on a bit of a brake theme I decided that I’d better look at mounting the hydraulic handbrake so that I can figure out what I need in regards to plumbing.

So I started with a...
Forum: showroom 11-02-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,081
Posted By dirtbike
Simple sit on the otherside of the trans tunnel...

Simple sit on the otherside of the trans tunnel then you wouldn't have to worry about the gap in the scatter sheild for the fork :p

This is why I made this for the 242......
Forum: showroom 10-20-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,191
Posted By dirtbike
whats the deal with napoleon on the porch???

whats the deal with napoleon on the porch???
Forum: events 10-20-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,308
Posted By dirtbike
I can't do the 28th but I'd be willing to come...

I can't do the 28th but I'd be willing to come over on the 5th if it's a go'er...
I'll keep an eye on the thread and see how it turns out.

Laters
Nick
Forum: showroom 10-19-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,908
Posted By dirtbike
easy fix then.... TH350 (I know thats...

easy fix then....

TH350 (I know thats already in the works)
Manual Valve Body and Transbrake

We used TSR goodies in the powerglide and it's holding fine for a diy build, you can actually buy...
Forum: showroom 10-19-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,908
Posted By dirtbike
Sweet pass! I assume that's all the stall...

Sweet pass!

I assume that's all the stall you've got with that convertor?
Laters
Nick
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