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#468667 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 23 March 2015 - 11:17 AM

Busy day for you then! I'm sat trying to contact the uncontactable on autotrader! The joys

im dead in the water now until Vicki comes back with the car lol


#468650 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 23 March 2015 - 10:24 AM

I've never seen those before lenny!! They look great & they'll save me having to mess around painting! Thanks for the link
Sounds like a plan! Nothing like a bit of diy

No prob mate,
There only available to the market in recent weeks there "FRESH" :lol:
Warm them a bit with hair dryer after fitting to ensure a good bond.
If you dont personally have a hairdryer just hail down the next MX-5 you see driving on the road as there sure to have one in the glovebox,

Cant beat a bit of DIY on the car mate,
Im up in the attic now taking down some 9mm MDF for my boot panel,
Im not in work today until 23:00 :)


#468645 Jinjoh's Mk2.5

Posted by Lenny on 23 March 2015 - 10:10 AM

Cheers Lenny those how to guides are fantastic! Can't wait to have a look through and get some more work done on my car!
Nice one
Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC

No problem mate,
I look forward to watching your build thread and if you have any questions regarding one of the guides just post your question in the thread, or if you have a non guide related question feel free to contact me via forum PM or email leonard.woods@live.ie


#468592 Jinjoh's Mk2.5

Posted by Lenny on 23 March 2015 - 07:43 AM

Welcome to the forum,
Your focus is looking great, i like how you done the fog surrounds,
You may be interested in some of my guides see link:
http://www.fordowner...lennys-guides/


#468590 Newbie Oi Oi Saveloy

Posted by Lenny on 23 March 2015 - 07:29 AM

Cheers mate want to go low but not to low not sure how wide to go on the alloys really want 8j but not sure they will fit


I cant see 8" wide fitting id say 17x7.5 at most,
One thing nobody really mentions when upgrading wheels is a contributing factor to what they call "unsprung mass"
This unsprung mass is any additional weight carried on the rotating mass,
The bigger, wider or heavier it is,
Has an effect or take off performance and slowing down,
Ive changed from 16x6.5 to the ST 18x8 rim and I've noticed a reduction in 0-60 times when rolling from a stop to start in traffic aswell,

Wider wheels are safer for speeds over 80mph as its like driving on rails but on a small car fatter road contact can wreck your clutch as the car needs to work harder,

Same as a Race bicycle having mountain bike tyres fitted, you will feel it on your calves,

Overall i suggest 17" rims but as thin as possible, if you can get 17x6.5J go for those,
Then use some eibach wheel spacers to space the wheels out to the edge of the arch just the same as an 8J would.
This way you stand less chance of performance reduction aswell as maintaining maximum street credit.


#468578 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 23 March 2015 - 06:53 AM

My brains just started working.. How the hell am i going to wrap the heater vents?! haha! ifi went for it id want the whole lot doing so hydrodipping it is! Ill then buy a piece of rubber to cut to shape to fit into the storage on the dash to prevent damage to the lacquer caused by keys & coins etc.
 
Also, does anybody know of any blanking plates available for the 'coin holder' as I've no coins to be storing and i need the real estate to mount a switch for another possible.. project.. in the future.. Or will i have to fill it before hydro dipping later in the year closer to ford fair?

Looks good mate,
DMB Graphics post on Twitter a few weeks back saying there now manufacturing Gel Badge rings for the vents on the fiesta Mk6 and Mk7 in all colour and print styles see link: http://www.dmb.uk.co...rrounds-mk6-mk7

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And for the coin holder;
Remove the coin holder from the car,
Go to Halfords, get yourself a pack of super steel, mix up a small bit, smooth out the holder with it then sand smooth, I've used in when installing the dual DVR system in the glovebox.
Link to Guide: http://www.fordowner...-mk25/?p=438442

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#468491 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 22 March 2015 - 08:43 PM

Nice update Lenny, going to look awesome when finished. :)

Thanks mate,
Hoping to fit the capacitor horizontally to the left of the amplifier underneath the panel,
Its looking like its going to be tight fit,
But if i put the brackets inside the panel and bolt up in to them; this will free up flush fitting surface space aswell as look cleaner.


#468467 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 22 March 2015 - 07:39 PM

Progress Update:

Got a bit bored this evening so i got the M5 x 25 Aluminium bolts out along with the Stainless M5 lock nuts and ball head caps,

Permanently secured the custom built brackets to the JL Audio XD300/1V2 Mono amp,

I'm missing one plastic ball head cap however there's some on the way.

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Darkness is falling now,
I've had to stop progress, however tomorrow i will create a 9mm MDF panel to fit the area inside the plastic boot panel to thicken things up.

I will then cut two rectangular slits in the plastic panel to allow these brackets pass through thus resting on top of the MDF panel out of sight.
I will then be in a position to bolt the brackets in to place using four M6 Stainless bolts, 25mm penny washers and lock nuts.

Followed by examining the fittings for the 1.0Fared cap,
More progress soon.


#468295 A Big Announcment

Posted by Lenny on 22 March 2015 - 07:41 AM

Congratulations to you both,
We have two girls and a boy, (Tadhg Woods) prounounced like Tiger lol
Boys dont cry as much as girls he does scream at me though sounds like he's on a rollercoaster ride lmao

Theres still room for a hobby after child birth mate, not as much but still a bit

Almost time to go shopping for car seats and buggy's,

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#468286 Newbie Oi Oi Saveloy

Posted by Lenny on 22 March 2015 - 06:45 AM

Hi guys just a quick hi have a 2011 fiesta edge that I am starting to modify going down the euro route slammed with some bbs hope to get some good info

Welcome to the forum,
17" BBS would look nice,
Air ride would drop it to the floor when parked and lift up when you start engine, kits are available off the shelf direct fit but there 3,000 plus fitting and take up some boot space with a compressed air tank.

Cree are a company whom manufacture high quality leds,
Get some nice yellow cree led fog bulbs from alltronix.co.uk much better than tinting the lenses on your fogs,

Silvatec are a company whom manufacture mirror tinted indicator bulbs that still shine amber 100% MOT compliant.

Removing door handles and fitting a door popping kit would help with the clean apperance,
Fit waterproof push button under the wing mirror housing to pop the door.

Debadging the front bumper is a bit of a job but still possible and more of a wow factor when done.

Sticker bombing looks good too but thats more of a jdm thing.
Interior panels such as stereo surround would look great hydro dipped in stickerbomb print.


#468285 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010) - Remapped

Posted by Lenny on 22 March 2015 - 06:27 AM

Cheers Lenny, turtle wax wash & wax, then megs paint cleaner, polish and carnauba wax. But today just washed and used turtle wax detail wax spray. I use megs endurance tyre dressing, mers plastic cleaner, and auto glym fast glass. I also use a micro fibre drying towel instead of a chamois now. :)

Im taking notes mate,
The microfibre drying towel will be much better now i think about it,
Looks awsome mate mines filthy at present lol


#468172 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 21 March 2015 - 08:16 PM

Pop door kit? Did I miss an update? That sounds awesome! 

:lol: Work in progress this one,
Ive already purchased cable and push buttons, plan to install these while car is stripped,
Button fitted to underside of wing mirror on either side will pop rear door when pressed providing car is unlocked via either key in front door or standard fob,
Rear exterior handles will be removed and panels smoothened, interior handles and central locking will continue to function as normal :)


#468163 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 21 March 2015 - 07:46 PM

I've just edit March's progress updates on page 76 and above on 78 of the build,
All going to plan ill be purchasing the sound deadening materials next month which will leave the shopping list more/less complete with the exception of a "big three upgrade" kit and a door pop kit both required from America which involves hidden import taxes,
Its been super fun :)


#466128 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 16 March 2015 - 05:08 PM

Second purchase update for March:

First item to arrive was from "RScommunications" on eBay,
Supplied me with a 15 Piece Upholstery Trim Removal Tool Set
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350830482248

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This kit will hopefully prevent any panels from damage when stripping out the interior.

Next item to arrive was from "Spares-2-Go" on eBay,
Supplied me with " AMTECH Mini Stubby Ratchet Wrench Screwdriver Socket Tool + Bit Set Philips Torx"
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191454302767

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I purchased this kit mainly because it has the large Torx screwdriver bits to enable removal of the seats in the focus.

Next items to arrive were from my good friends at "RadioWorld" on eBay
Supplied me with a further 6 Metres of "Vibe 4AWG Positive Flatline Cable"
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251113035519
Sold per Metre (Qty: 1= 1Metre cable)

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I have previously purchased a 7 metre length of this Vibe cable from RadioWorld to power the Mono Amp,
Having saw the cable is flatter, more flexible and slightly more copper strands inside compared to standard 4AWG;
I sold all of the standard 4AWG i had and purchased this Flatline to replace it in powering the 4 Channel Full range amp.

Next items again from "RadioWorld" on eBay was 2 Metres "Vibe 4AWG Flatline Negative feed"
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261070670815
Sold per Metre (Qty: 1= 1Metre cable)

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The negative cable goes with the positive really, not much to say in regards to it.

Next items again from "RadioWorld" on eBay was 2 sets "Vibe 4AWG Gold Crimp ring terminals"
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/260795059516

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Next items again from "RadioWorld" on eBay was two "Waterproof Switch Push Button 12V 16A Heavy Duty"
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261080531706
Item sold Qty: 1

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I plan to fit one of these waterproof push button switches under the wing mirror housing on either side of the car,
They will eventually be wired to a rear door popper on that same side of the car,
Original rear door handles will be smoothed out from existence,
When doors are unlocked via factory fob or key,
This allows the button fitted to underside of the wing mirror housing to become active in popping open the rear doors.
Bit of work in progress this one,
I'm routing cables while the car is stripped, figured id fit the push buttons aswell.
The inside door handles and factory central locking will continue to function as normal.

Next item was from "fullspeedit" on eBay
Supplied me with "Braided Sleeving Cable Harness Sheathing Expanding Sleeve" in Black
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290814495525

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Ideal for holding loose cables together behind the rear seat etc.
 
next two items to arrive were from www.modcover.com
these guys were the cheapest supplier of some RJ11 socket dust caps 
Link: http://www.modcover....Dust-Cover.html
 
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i plan to use two of these, one for each of the amplifiers RJ11 remote volume line controller sockets to prevent dust from getting in there as i wont be using these sockets due to the Headunit having a built in digital equalizer control all sounds can be electronically adjusted. 
 
next item from the same supplier was some RCA socket caps.
Link: http://www.modcover....Dust-Cover.html
 
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i plan to use four of these to cover the Pre-amp output sockets on both of the amps, 
again to prevent anything from getting inside and it seals all open ends on the system up nicely, 
 

Next purchase was from "rmxdirect"
Supplied me with a "Lindy 2 Metre 90 degree USB cable"
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151310650611

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I plan to use this cable for my old reliable TomTom XL live SatNav.
Plug this cable in to the USB socket inside the glovebox and in to the satnav on the windscreen,
Keeps the centre console free from cables on long journeys.

Final item of the month to arrive was from "UKbargainFinder" on eBay,
Supplied me with an Unlocked 4G Huawei E8278 BUZZARD 4G IN CAR MOBILE BROADBAND WIFI Router,
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201299583173

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Since my internet connection in the home is via Sim Card plugged in to a Router,
This Car WiFi Router seemed a fantastic idea as when traveling long distances i wont be at home to make use of the WiFi Subscription,

However though the use of this item; i can transfer the sim from the house router to the mobile router and providing there's coverage i can continue to stream Music from YouTube through my phone on to the headunit via Bluetooth without exceeding my data allowance on my phone contract.
Passengers can also connect to the device while on the move.
No modifications required to install it simply plugs in to the spare USB socket within the glovebox or in to the 12V socket in the boot compartment via the supplied 12V to USB plug.


#465668 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010) - Remapped

Posted by Lenny on 15 March 2015 - 02:19 PM

They look excellent mate,
Same shade of tint as rear windows aswell.