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Old 16-02-2012, 08:47 PM   #16
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Bit cold out in the garage, so I've been getting on with other stuff. Primary designs exhaust manifold has arrived.
Decat is here, and is now sporting some black Heatwrap
I've been switching all the engine cover panels from ally to carbon, to stop the vibrations.
Also nearly finished the plenum, and have started installing an uprated, alloy, top mount intercooler into the rear.

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Old 18-02-2012, 08:27 AM   #17
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I like the rear suspension arms, where did you get them?
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Old 18-02-2012, 12:09 PM   #18
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Z-cars. Got a rear beam, both arms, hubs bearings, and brakes. Although I have had to fit them upside down to make the engine fit.
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:52 PM   #19
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Finally got round to taking some pics,

Decat, as mentioned, its heatwrapped


Adjustable fuel pressure regulator has arrived, also got an adaptor to convert the fuel rail to use it


Ive shortened the Fuel rail to match the next throttle body spacing, its been TIG'd back together, and just needs a bit of paint


Heres the Manifold, its a work of art!


Made these for a few of my mates lately, so thought I'd treat myself to one. Cutout was because a mate wanted to see his verniers. But as the engine mount has to be removed to remove the cover, it will be handy for adjusting the timing!
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That's a bit cheeky. Sticking your pictures on turbominis, but not actually contributing to the forum. That's what flickr/photobucket is for.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:38 PM   #21
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I'd always thought about posting a build thread on there but I don't have much to show and plus its not an A series.

Very resourceful though
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We like minis with turbos. We're don't discriminate if you choose a different engine.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:46 PM   #23
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That's a bit cheeky. Sticking your pictures on turbominis, but not actually contributing to the forum. That's what flickr/photobucket is for.
Never really given it much thought tbh! Always uploaded there from when I had a build thread on it. Fair do's though, I'll paypal some over today!!
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I'd always thought about posting a build thread on there but I don't have much to show and plus its not an A series.

Very resourceful though
It's not just about a-series, my most valuable info has come from turbominis members!
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I didn't mean to financially contribute, more to be an active member. Stick a build thread on there, that kind of thing.
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Same actually.

I will eventually pop a build thread on there but there isn't much progress to show.
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Old 26-04-2012, 08:29 PM   #27
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Quick update.

The old 2.0l Zetec engine is now sat in the middle of the garage, next to the new engine.

I've started swapping bits over, and bolting the new bits onto the turbo engine.

Found one problem so far. The nice new 75 throttle bodies, are taking up a load of the room where the standard ford alternator used to fit. I cant see any other way out than to buy a Denso one, and fabricate a new mount. There are solutions available from other companies to do this but they're expensive, and I'm still not sure they will work with my throttle bodies.

I'm nearly at the point where the engine is all done and in need of the gearbox off the old engine, but I havent built up the stomach to fork out for a Focus RS clutch yet!

Pics to follow when the weather isn't so shocking.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:08 PM   #28
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Heres the Pics so far




and I'm in the middle of changing the parcel shelf/firewall to carbon, as the ally rattled and vibrated like hell!


I do have an issue with the driveshafts, as on the only real run I managed with the old 130bhp engine they snapped after changing out of 1st gear. So as much as my wallet isnt going to like it im going to have try to source new custom ones to cope with the expected 330-350 bhp!??
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:43 PM   #29
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Okay, so I sold the KAD Brake setup.

And with some technical help from a friend Ive now got these



Disc bells have been drawn up, and the 7075 billets have been ordered, ready to make them.

Ive just finished trimming the ECU Bracket aswell




Also stripped the old engine of the gearbox and clutch, got to swap the flywheel over, then sell a limb to pay for the clutch kit.

I'm also planning on switching the fire wall to carbon. But it's a big sheet to make in one go, and isnt convienient to move around. So the new plan is to make it in two bits, that joggle together hiding the join. This should also make it a bit easier to fit, as in one piece its a pig to flex into position.

Thats all for now!
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:52 PM   #30
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Some great work there mate, that manifold looks superb.
What car did your engine come out of? I always thought the duratec engine was a chain driven engine not belt driven.
The belt driven engines were actually zetec engines dressed up as duratec.
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