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"taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013


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#241 Lenny

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:10 PM

+1 for sound deadening like Mr_Spock did. Maybe get our 2 cars together and get it done over a weekend Lenny? :D

:D will be a few months before I have the finances for sound deadening
Then another few months after that again before we get the weather to fit it lol
So in short it will be next April/May before I'll be fitting mate,

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#242 Hassen

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 09:02 PM

Sun...in Ireland..You must be joking me :P

Lenny, it would be good fun to get that done to the cars. I reckon it be a lot nicer to drive without the drone of road noise. Let me know when you get to sound deadening the car.



#243 Lenny

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 06:39 PM

Slight update:

I've gone in to my local motor factors for the first time ever and purchased some male & female insulated spade connectors 25cents each.
I've gotten the 3Amp cable run in to both drivers and passengers door crimped with female terminals for easy installation and removal of the puddle lights,
Inside panels are off the doors now until the units arrive,
Feels like a rally car all aluminium inside lol

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Also created the guide fitting puddle lights, very picture heavy so please be patient, comments welcome
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#244 k13r4n

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:54 PM

Hey lenny was the custom exhaust easily done as I'm looking to get one on mine but don't want the hassle of changing bumpers cutting holes etc

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:17 PM

Hey lenny was the custom exhaust easily done as I'm looking to get one on mine but don't want the hassle of changing bumpers cutting holes etc

Hi Kieran mate,
I've just saw your post today,
The piper exhaust was a straight fit swap, no cutting of any sort,
The only things I needed was st exhaust mount brackets and rubber hangers all together cost 28 pounds from ford and bolt straight in to place supporting both exhaust pipes,
The exhaust itself didn't come with gasket seals so souhan.is fitted them at no extra cost,The exhaust then bolted straight on to the flange from the flexi down pipe section and was a direct replacement all the way back.
Life time job,
I think piper sell a single exit system too, worth every penny and a life time job.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:29 PM

Progress update:

Ford projector puddle lights 4th Generation now fitted to both front doors,
Very pleased with the result on these.
I've also completed fitting Guide for the logo projector lights, please be patient when viewing because its very picture heavy: http://www.fordowner...12-front-doors/

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Also fitted ford ambient sub lighting to the front interior light and swapped the single unit in the rear with the old one from the front.

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Rear unit straight swap

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:37 PM

A lot of work and a lot of extra time taken with pics and text to make a really good write up, my hat off to you sir. car is cool as keep it up is ther anything left to do ?

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:39 PM

nice job, might have to steel that idea of the back roof light =D



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:13 PM

Well jealous of them puddle lights Lenny !!!
Looks like to much work for my little brain though :-(

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:56 PM

A lot of work and a lot of extra time taken with pics and text to make a really good write up, my hat off to you sir. car is cool as keep it up is ther anything left to do ?

 
Thanks very much George mate,
Ive got a few ideas left that have been on the devil shoulder since the buid began in 2010
Neither of them will be complete this year but will be work in progress, I'll purchase the parts this year, but because I don't have a garage I won't start work on it until perhaps febuary next year mainly due to dark evenings approaching and the perticular mods being time consuming,

My next big modification is shaved rear doors, (removal of exterior handles & smoothing) the lines of the car will be smoothed across the body to look like an extended 3 door model,
Plan to fit rubber push button on both sides hidden under the wing mirrors,
The car will lock&unlock via fob as normal and open from the inside all 100% stock,
But press the button under the wing mirror to pop open the rear door on that side of the car ;)
http://www.fordowner...ors-mk25-focus/

Other mod is an amplified shark fin aerial fitted to the rear centre of the roof and colour coded,
Followed by removal of the stock aerial and smoothing of hole.

Apart from those two mods, ill tip away at fitting small things like ford alluminum pedals, handbrake cover etc.

nice job, might have to steel that idea of the back roof light =D

 
No prob Nicolas thanks for commenting,
I just unpluged the single light unit and plugged in the tripple,
I didnt expect it to be that simple.

Well jealous of them puddle lights Lenny !!!
Looks like to much work for my little brain though :-(

Thanks Oliver mate,
The puddle lights are the best bang for buck mod you can do to your focus,
Less than 30 pounds for all parts required mate,
I can help you via email if you get stuck but don't let all the images put you off fella,
The only obstacle in the mod is time,
It takes time to install them but allowing for tea breaks, if you start on a Saturday morning you would have one side done between 9am and 3pm comfortably following the guide no problems,
Don't let me down pal, :) Ive created the guide for people like me who want to fit the puddle lights to their focus,
I know you want to fit them, if you get stuck PM me well worth fitting all for under 30 quid

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 10:42 PM

Thanks Lenny
I will have to have a think about it..
Time is an issue for me I don't seem to have much of it lol!!
But I would love them yes!

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 10:53 AM

Small update,
Came home from night shift at 07:30 and removed the air box lid,
Cleaned the flys off and began marking up the front section of the lid then i drilled six 20mm holes in the front right side of the Air box lid to help induction, bored out the top three holes to form a scoop shape.
Took it for a run afterwards, induction noise has increased and pick up seems a bit smoother when crushing in 5th gear and put the foot down seems smoother on pick up.

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 06:54 PM

Great build thread dude. Nice work.



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:43 PM

Great build thread dude. Nice work.

Thanks mate, your build with the Mondeo is lookin sweet,
Very nice job on the headlights too.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 04:17 AM

Cool idea Lenny. Maybe a video clip to get an idea of the sound with the holes in the air box please? Thanks



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