T464 PNB - "Smokey Joe"

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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:19 pm

TGPlayer1 wrote: Well the first lot of parts have arrived in the last few days, and it's safe to say the girlfriend was not happy :lol: Something about not having enough money or whatever.
Ah, women. They are capable of owning shoes in buying value well in excess of a second hand car, but if you try to upgrade something on that very same car it is a problem..... :grin:
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Post by TGPlayer1 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:05 am

Well, as usual precisely feck all has happened since my last update, but I’m now in a position where I can actually (genuinely this time!) get the job done. Come Wednesday I’ve got the day off work so I can dig ol’ Smokie out of the garage and take him round to work where I have the facilities to do the engine swap and any other jobs that need finalising.

The final piece of the puzzle is the engine loom, so if anybody has a complete 1.7, single lambda loom they want to sell let me know.

Keep tuned for more slow progress 🐌🐌🐌
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Post by TGPlayer1 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:28 am

So progress has been slow over the last 3 months, but progress it is nonetheless. I fitted the track steering wheel and boss, added multiple items to the list of parts I need to buy, and actually purchased some as well!

Both of them were a random eBay find while browsing aimlessly. Firstly I got the necessary parts for the rear brake conversion; Focus mk1 stub axle, hub and bearing assembly, calipers and carriers, 253mm discs and pads (which I don’t need as I have some Greenstuff already) and it’s all free and working as it should, and for £45 delivered it was the bargain of the century.

That is until I stumbled upon these the other day
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Just £40 saw these in my possession, and I’m pleasantly surprised at how well they suit the car, as it was a bit of a punt based on the fact they were cheap as chips! (They’re Granada Scorpio alloys if you couldn’t tell)

So it’s not a lot, but it’s more than I’d done in the 3 years previous, so that’s something :)
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Post by evilrob » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:11 am

Woo! Yay! :thumbs:
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Post by TGPlayer1 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:03 pm

Goodies are starting to arrive :grin:

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Clutch, timing belt kit and Fiesta ST150 handbrake cable for the rear disc conversion.

Not long now and it’ll be all coming together :ok:
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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:09 pm

Niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! :grin:
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Post by sickofguessing » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:29 pm

I got a ford clutch/slave straight from the factory in germany for less than europarts wanted (trade prices).
Hope you put some pictures up so I know what to expect when I do mine.
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Post by TGPlayer1 » Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:04 pm

Well I know the theme of this build is slow progress but I legitimately didn’t think it’d been well over a year already since my last post, so this will come as much of a surprise to me as I’m sure it will to you. :roll: :lol:

I’ve taken full advantage of the lockdown and being an “essential worker” to get the rear brake conversion done. So on good Friday I attacked it with gusto and felt good about taking a step in the right direction and was almost immediately punched in the face with a set back, or more accurately 3 set backs. :ok:

So I firstly discovered that the drivers rear inner arch has taken up a side job as a Cheshire cheese impressionist and is crumbling in front of my eyes as I tackle the second problem of the brake union being tighter than a tight thing at the world championship being tight contest, not to mention the copper line being a bit twisted by the person who replaced it for an MOT before I came to own the disaster, sorry, car.

With those problems ignored and solved, respectively, I powered on and it all went fine until I’d uncovered a cock up so monumental that a passing historian fainted with the thought of recording this moment in the annals of cocking things up. I’d somehow managed to order the wrong bolts to mount the hubs to the axle and got totally the wrong thread and length, even though in all my job notes and list of parts to order I’d got the right ones written down. And it’s not as though I can just use the ones that were in there because they are extended ones for use with spacers. Anyway I had a dig around and managed to find 8 bolts that would fit so I could at the very least get the car back on it’s wheels for the time being and I can order the correct bolts.

Once everything was back together and bled up it works a treat, after some adjustment of the handbrake cables of course. So next up is to finish the front brakes (braided lines and track discs and pads) and then it’s the big job - engine swap!

As you can see I totally forgot to take pictures but I’ll get some snaps when the fronts are done as well.

Until next time :D
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Post by siju » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:12 am

Good to see it's still alive! Thumbs up for the lyrical description!

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