Ford Owners Club - Ford Forums Messages

Club Announcements

Ford Fair 2016: Tickets and stand passes are now available to purchase. More info here.

Review your Ford: Help others when it comes to buying a car like yours and review your Ford now

Ford Car Parts: View All ford car parts by category. Look for Ford Car Parts now!

AdBlock Warning

Parts of this website do not function properly with AdBlock enabled on your device. To get the best user experience on our website, please disable Adblock for this website (domain) on your browser.


Lenny

"taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

1,426 posts in this topic

Small Update:

FordOwnersclub.com had its first ever Ireland meet at AirSide Retail Park in swords on Saturday 06th September the turn out was slightly smaller than expected but the weather was fantastic and great group of lads attended from across the country here's some pictures of the day.

10593154_762332762244_681481228105108577

IMG_20140906_134612_zpssp4453t_edit_1414

IMG_20140906_125912_zpssrxgbc5_edit_1414

10431463_762332128514_188211537315212865

10629811_762332732304_277351064378477885

10636166_762332328114_615202338786207601

10616467_762332378014_362813836662660502

1504956_762332013744_5195019054172747595

IMG_20140906_125941_zpsm9yxaek_edit_1414

IMG_20140906_125930_zpsjxd16l5_edit_1414

10653397_762332143484_702209528246738079

10653783_762332507754_851343976437525959

10690171_762332437894_747092068155784537

IMG_20140906_125923_zpsxiqfrfe_edit_1414

IMAG1956_zpsyr9olkg0.jpg

IMAG2017_zpsbshleekv.jpg

IMAG2028_zpsrhn6zzps.jpg

10672395_762332612544_664213926823510201

IMAG2020_zpsepzpsjq_edit_1411292127313_z

10660138_762332797174_113649913267649245

IMG_20140906_134514_zps68jdeofb.jpg

IMG_20140906_115912_zps73o8jji_edit_1411

15236_762331983804_2760385174732537272_n

10689923_762332842084_698379629367454895

10348997_762332492784_419681147085967988

10615977_762332577614_288960613682937315

10153680_762332597574_660567891246857591

10599453_762332522724_246649135694294820

10653637_762332872024_611550710451973244

10458209_762332642484_550938351471593323

10659260_762331953864_578615700520009261

10628461_762332547674_995561472613492937

10636166_762332672424_278667523475421385

10641225_762332692384_446524657116066147

10660148_762332223324_727517661124652030

10583817_762332208354_795285772015860842

10678796_762332238294_365063469208889751

IMG_20140906_125846_zpsvp26syw4-1_zpsfts

IMG_20140906_125901_zpsixe1u16_edit_1414

IMG_20140906_125842_zps3pwyggn_edit_1414

IMG_20140906_125714_zpsreiyq2r_edit_1414

Drove in convoy out to Malahide strand for a few more photos caught up with this guy :)

IMG_20140906_145858_zpshqz7fcjz.jpg

IMG_20140906_150246_zpssxtx26bu.jpg

10593154_762332762244_681481228105108577

10464282_762333031704_977203461582754395

10357260_762332991784_880062913533387936

IMG_20140906_152515_zpsvef7re4_edit_1414

IMG_20140906_152444_zpsbn3pzwm_edit_1414

IMG_20140906_152452_zps1jkypxk_edit_1414

IMG_20140906_152501_zpscn7jxjb_edit_1414

IMG_20140902_153238_zpsxvludp68.jpg

IMG_20140903_215303_zpsrjcwyp7_edit_1411

IMG_20140903_215341_zps1ntrf6ju.jpg

jeebowhite, troy45, Hassen and 1 other like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Cheers for putting all the pictures in one spot Lenny. Great day with memories to last :)

Lenny and mixmasterlooney like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cheers for putting all the pictures in one spot Lenny. Great day with memories to last :)

thanks mate,

Ive got my build thread mirrored on a few forums, so compiled your images and mine of the FOC meet and put them in to one post in a formation that has each members pictures grouped together.

I now copy the post and paste it in to my build on the other forums,

All images in the post above are host on my own photobucket account so yoour bandwidth won't be effected by the spread of the images.

Hassen likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congratulations mate! Enjoy married life haha!

Some really good photos of the meet as well mate!

Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC

Lenny and mixmasterlooney like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lenny, I'm not too worried about my own bandwidth. Great idea to put them all together.

Any progress with getting the ST front bumper?

Lenny likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lenny, I'm not too worried about my own bandwidth. Great idea to put them all together.

Any progress with getting the ST front bumper?

No mate,

Thats been put on my newly introduced "super long finger" until after Christmas,

Ive gotta get

Two 225/35/18 Avon ZV5's for the rear of the focus,

Aswell as a travel system and cott for the new arrival late next month,

Bottles, steriliser etc.

Might get the custom sub from santa but thats about it for this side of March 2015.

Hassen likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No mate,

Thats been put on my newly introduced "super long finger" until after Christmas,

Ive gotta get

Two 225/35/18 Avon ZV5's for the rear of the focus,

Aswell as a travel system and cott for the new arrival late next month,

Bottles, steriliser etc.

Might get the custom sub from santa but thats about it for this side of March 2015.

Ho ho ho ... & not the kinda ho ud like!!! & don't forgot a pressie for the wife since ye forgot our month anniversary yesterday! Leo will be too busy breast feeding for any car business lol

Lenny and Hassen like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ho ho ho ... & not the kinda ho ud like!!! & don't forgot a pressie for the wife since ye forgot our month anniversary yesterday! Leo will be too busy breast feeding for any car business lol

:lol: ill be busy breast feeding :lol:

I dont aknowledge one month anniversary didn't you get an IPhone 4S on bill pay from me last week,

That covers anniversary, Birthday and Christmas for ya luv lol.

Go call someone who cares :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:lol: ill be busy breast feeding :lol:

I dont aknowledge one month anniversary didn't you get an IPhone 4S on bill pay from me last week,

That covers anniversary, Birthday and Christmas for ya luv lol.

Go call someone who cares :lol:

Let's hope your back doesn't play up. I can imagine vicky leaving you on your back like a turtle lol

Lenny, Hassen, VickiW and 1 other like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Like your thinking Kurt!! More likely too let him walk the hole 20k walk home tomorrow instead of meeting him half way!

mixmasterlooney and Lenny like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Get your banta get your banta a pound a pop banta banta banta get your banta post-43258-141149503149_thumb.jpg

2013-11-08-barber-banter.png

top_banter_logo.png

VickiW and Lenny like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congratulations mate! Enjoy married life haha!

Some really good photos of the meet as well mate!

Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC

Thanks very much Will mate,

Missed seeing your post until now just spotted it.

Cheers :)

Will-MK7 likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks very much Will mate,

Missed seeing your post until now just spotted it.

Cheers :)

No problem mate hope all is well your end :)

You got anymore plans for the car?

Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC

Lenny likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No problem mate hope all is well your end :)

You got anymore plans for the car?

Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC

All work on the car is on hold at present due to our third baby arriving in next two months followed by santa in December

But future plans are:

ST front & rear bumper,

Change exhaust tips to suit ST bumper,

Custom fit boot sub install (same as Hassen's saw on previous page at meet)

Touch screen stereo with reverse camera,

Front & rear auto DVR cam system.

Possibly set of Team Hecko wind deflectors,

Work on the above list is expected to commence in March 2015

Will-MK7 and Hassen like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Highly recommend the custom subwoofer enclosure for the boot. Makes a big difference with having usable space there. Plus it was matched for the woofer itself.

Liking the planned mods. How hard is it to fit the reversing camera on a touchscreen unit? And how much would it cost?

Lenny likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Highly recommend the custom subwoofer enclosure for the boot. Makes a big difference with having usable space there. Plus it was matched for the woofer itself.

Liking the planned mods. How hard is it to fit the reversing camera on a touchscreen unit? And how much would it cost?

Providing the stereo is compatable with a reverse camera its not that difficult,

If it has a yellow RCA input on the rear thats all you need,

The reverse camera gets its power from the cable feeding the reverse bulb,

Just splice a positive feed from the reverse light feed to the camera,

There are various types of camera,

Some fit to the bumper panel which would be the easiest to install in terms of cables

My personal favorite is one to replace a reg plate light,

Or this one replacing the boot handle: :)

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/221298544087?nav=SEARCH

The hardest part will be fishing cable tidy through the existing grommets traveling from reverse light feed up to the roof,

Through the existing rubber pipe and in to the boot panel,

After that its just a single yellow RCA video plug to the rear of the stereo just the same as a RCA cable in the rear of a TV in the home,

Most stereos will automatically switch to the camera view when they sence signal from the video source/RCA input

Much like modern TV's automatically switch to dvd when you insert a disc,

So by splicing the cameras power feed to the reverse light feed the stereo should switch to reverse camera view automatically.

The camera itself ranges from 10-40 euro depending on model,

Some Chinese models bost to have sony camera lenses etc. With high quality night vision etc.

Personally id go for the 40 euro model considering the effort involved to get the feeds in you might aswell make it worth while and fit a good one.

Im also happy the cameras are more/less universal to the stereo's

This means that i can get the ball rolling on the project the next time i have a spare 40 euro,

Purchase camera and some loom from Dave at AutoStar on ebay

Installing the camera properly and seamlessly will surly kill eight hours of boredom on a weekend,

And can then lay dormant in the car until funds allow for the next piece of equipment.

Hassen likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cheers for the link Lenny. This looks like something I could definitely attempt and that wouldn't break the bank.

Btw, do you have a link for the ELM cable you were talking about? Thought I might just buy one to mess around with the software if it's not too pricey.

Lenny likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cheers for the link Lenny. This looks like something I could definitely attempt and that wouldn't break the bank.

Btw, do you have a link for the ELM cable you were talking about? Thought I might just buy one to mess around with the software if it's not too pricey.

No problem,

Here you are sir plug&play already modified ELM327: http://www.spanglefish.com/TunnelratElectronics/

The one on the right is for us as its priced for shipping outside of the UK

I think the site has links to download the most up to date software programs

However here is a link to the forum thread where it can be discussed and dissected in great detail take two days off work qnd read through this thread below:

http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/31287-guide-for-focus-mk2mk25-c-maxkuga-elm-327-cable-and-ff2-program/

Hassen likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks man. Appreciate it. I might get it shipped to my Parcel Motel if they allow Northern Ireland shipping to save me a few bob.

Next q: Which software do I use and where do I get it from? :)

Lenny likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks man. Appreciate it. I might get it shipped to my Parcel Motel if they allow Northern Ireland shipping to save me a few bob.

Next q: Which software do I use and where do I get it from? :)

I think the site selling them has links to the most recent version of elmConfig

However if you browse through the most recent pages of the guide linked above you should find links to the most recent version of the program written by Civil whom is also a member of the forum.

Hassen likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome! Many thanks for all the info. All I got to do now is order it in the coming weeks and mess about with the program. Can't really go wrong right? :P

Lenny likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome! Many thanks for all the info. All I got to do now is order it in the coming weeks and mess about with the program. Can't really go wrong right? :P

Not aslong as you save a copy of the settings when you first connect to the car,

Save a copy of the default settings to your computer,

Then if you activate somthing that you dont like you have a backup of the default,

Nobody's bricked a car yet so you should be 100% its very user friendly software now that theres an English option

Ianb and Hassen like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nobody's bricked a car yet

I haven't tried yet!

:lol:

Sent via carrier pigeon using Ford OC

L666JER and Lenny like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It wouldn't surprise me if I am the first person to brick a car like a phone :P

Lenny likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Today i went out to the focus and removed the glove box in order to gain access to the factory fitted Bluetooth module which also has voice control removed from 2010 Ford Focus not compatable with Mondeo.

Part: 8M5T-19G488-AN

Cost:120euro shipped via tracked mail

PayPal: leonard.woods@live.ie

Since ill be going aftermarket i wont need it anymore.

Here it is,

Has the USB function which i wasn't aware of neither lol

Was a pain to remove two rear facing screws:

IMG_20140928_141602_zpssbg6pjhv.jpg

IMG_20140928_142044_zpsqeajlmwx.jpg

IMG_20140928_143133_zpsxwsfjatc.jpg

IMG_20140928_143112_zpskvndmsr1.jpg

IMG_20140928_143105_zpszynekp0t.jpg

IMG_20140928_143036_zpsivkxtd0z.jpg

IMG_20140928_143042_zpsu3vxf94s.jpg

IMG_20140928_143049_zpsmxvnjnf0.jpg

While i was at it,

I also decided to remove the Mk2.5 Sony stereo for some photographs because its for sale aswell supplied with Manual and V Serial code:

Part number: 7M5T-18C939-JD

Serial number: V041691

Model: CD3XX-CD1-ISLAND-KW2000

Sony Item number: CDX-FS307JD

Cost: 150euro shipped via tracked Courrier

PayPal: leonard.woods@live.ie

Removed from 2010 Focus not compatable with Mondeo

The silver stereo surround is also for sale,

Cost: 25 euro shipped via tracked mail

PayPal: leonard.woods@live.ie

Removed from 2010 Focus not compatable with Mondeo

IMG_20140928_140448_zpsrxcaqsqk.jpg

IMG_20140928_142816_zpst3obsggo.jpg

IMG_20140928_142828_zpsktoznxu6.jpg

IMG_20140928_142641_zpsbgq8lalx.jpg

IMG_20140928_142633_zpsnfooom1b.jpg

Hassen likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now