Mk1 Focus RS powered Puma, now going RWD, JWRC

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Postby stuvy » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:42 pm

That is what I meant chaps. I'm not a fan of using foam but each to there own
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Postby moondustka » Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:57 pm

Got these the other week..

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And had this filled in, as I won't need it :-)

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Nearly ready to go to DJM. Just need to get a blacktop 2.0 dummy engine.
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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:05 pm

Wow Ben! That is really something. Just was thinking about your project the other day and how a Jag V6 might suit it :wink:
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Postby tuonokid » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:31 pm

Hi Ben
Nice panels but the rears will take some fixing on.
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Postby XAF » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:24 pm

Can't wait for this project to get going Ben, it's going to be amazing!
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Postby grayfox » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:05 am

'Won't be needing it' - Love it :-D
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Postby PumaJay » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:13 pm

Ok... Game changer!

Can't wait to see progress on this.
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Postby moondustka » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:13 pm

Wild E. Coyote wrote:Wow Ben! That is really something. Just was thinking about your project the other day and how a Jag V6 might suit it :wink:


If I hadn't invested so much time and money into the Mk1 FRS engine I may have gone a different route, but it will still more more than sufficient and it's standard mounting position will help me :-)

tuonokid wrote:Hi Ben
Nice panels but the rears will take some fixing on.
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Yes, certainly, they are supposed to be riveted and bonded on around the edges.

XAF wrote:Can't wait for this project to get going Ben, it's going to be amazing!


Thanks, progress is going to be slow as lots of house work to be done this year, but hopefully will speed up come winter time again.

grayfox wrote:'Won't be needing it' - Love it :-D


I'll need one but not there :wink:

PumaJay wrote:Ok... Game changer!

Can't wait to see progress on this.


Could do with just some more time and money! But couldn't we all :grin:
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Postby moondustka » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:37 pm

Picture is on last page.

Shell is now £50 to collector, with bumpers!
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Postby moondustka » Sun May 14, 2017 10:27 pm

Shell has sold now - without bumpers for the moment.

Anyway.. finally got some progress. Car is pretty much stripped and finally went to DJM on Tuesday.

Picked up a dummy engine a while ago for them to use and mount in the back together with my gearbox.

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Now decided to use FRS hubs, shocks and driveshafts at the rear to keep as many off the shelf items as possible.

New control arms at the rear will be made with new mounting points.

Front end will also be adjusted to take into account the different weight distribution.

Not much exciting going on at the moment but should be something interesting when it starts getting cut up :lol:
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Postby PumaJay » Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:34 pm

Is this going to be rear engined as well?
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Postby moondustka » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:08 pm

Hi Jay,

Yes, engine in back which in FWD format means it will be mid-engined :-)
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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:49 pm

How will you solve the problem of shifting gears? The gearbox is cable operated, but your cables are going to be facing in the wrong direction?
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Postby moondustka » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:54 pm

I have to be honest here and say Dave is taking care of those for me because he said he knows how and where to get them made etc.

All the Lotus conversions usually use cable shift too so it's not uncommon. I've given him the standard FRS gearstick and cables so he can get the right ends to sort it.
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Postby moondustka » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:25 pm

tuonokid wrote:Source of the post Not just Lotus, GTM Libras as well :-)

http://www.diseno-art.com/encyclopedia/ ... libra.html


Interesting read :-)
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Postby moondustka » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:15 am

Thanks Photobucket :roll:

Got an update and photos and now can't do it, whilst they've destroyed this thread also.
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Postby tuonokid » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:19 am

Hi Ben
Yes they've done the same to me but I've retrieved my photos from them and slowly rebuilding mine so if you want to re-build, it's do-able.
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Postby moondustka » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:50 am

Where are you hosting now Barry?
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Postby tuonokid » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:02 pm

Postimage and Flickr just now but I'm going to use more if available and then if they shut down it'll only disrupt part of my thread. You know you can easily get your photos back off photobucket if you haven't saved them to your hard drive?
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Postby moondustka » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:55 pm

I was thinking of flickr. We have a hosting domain for a website so I might just see about hosting them from there.

All my photos are on my phone and computer as well as Photobucket :thumbs:
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Postby PumaJay » Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:28 pm

Flikr is the one to use. Its much better than photobucket
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Postby red » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:13 pm

I think it's more convoluted to get the image links, Photobucket was excellent but they've done a really bad job of monetising and are now basically holding people to ransom rather than any type of sensible subscription options. I don't use it all that much (0.5Gb / 10Gb). (I started using Flickr)
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Postby moondustka » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:20 pm

Went with Flickr in the end, so now I can do an update..

Progress :-) Dave sent me some photos

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Very pleased so far.

This time, with the new shell and engine position I went with the standard engine and gearbox mounts rather than custom which I had before with the engine in the front.
Obviously Dave has done the fabrication work to allow the use of these as you can see.

There's work of the subframe also, of which Dave decided to use the Mk1 Focus subframe as this seemed the best way to get the wishbone/lower arm mounting points in the best position.

The plan is to use FRS hubs, driveshafts and FRS/Mk1 Focus fitment shocks. We will get some toe in/out adjustment from new rods that will mount to the subframe.

More recent progress:

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And work on the subframe, new mounting legs.

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Postby moondustka » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:26 pm

Anyone know how I can get the images to show? Over on the dark side of passionford they just show up with just putting the URL link in as above.

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