Sparky125

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  1. Sparky125

    first post/ build thread

    unfortunately the shell didn't get to sandblasting this time but on a plus a set of motamec evo-one seats have been orderd and the part list is getting alot smaller will start to clean up the front of the car and add some of the strengthening to the front while I try and sort out sandblasting again.
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    first post/ build thread

    fiberglass bonnet arrived today also ordered 1 wheel stud to check size as will be looking to space the wheels out, ill have to order another 7 now, roll cage is due to be delivered around the 10-11th, started to markout the rear arches on a bit of cardborad. running out of room now so looks like the cage will have to be stored in the shell lol.
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    first post/ build thread

    phoned up and have booked it into get the shell sandblasted, 23rd she's off be nice to start putting some stuff back on for a change even if it is just the strengthening plates when its back.
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    first post/ build thread

    Thanks i have always wonted to do one myself so bit the bullet :P , So tock the half shafts into work the other day and tryed the oxy/acetaline on the bearings and retaining coller, ended up having to get the grinder and dremal out but there off now. Safety devices full bolt in roll cage has been orderd (3week lead time) will be looking at booking it in for sandblasting in the week as well, Can get onto some of the welding and strengthing when its back and start to add stuff instead of removing.
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    first post/ build thread

    so its officially a shell there's no more to come off, time to look at getting it booked into sandblasting. Also started to strip down the rear axle half shafts are out after quite a fight, will throw some new bearings on and make some longer wheel studs as ill be looking to space the wheels out to fill the arches, also need to remove sway bar mounts and replace with anti t*amp car mounts. Also started on the front removing the brakes.
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    first post/ build thread

    so found another distraction from the car, but have my last bike test in the coming weeks lol, so on to the car have more than less got it ready for sandblasting only have the rear axle to drop off which I will do in 1 hit then strip that apart for the rear disc conversion, need to find a local place to get some powder coating for 1 or 2 brackets, have also started to mark up the arches and splitter to drill the holes for the rivets.
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    first post/ build thread

    archs and front spoiler have arrived, done some research last night and are in to minds on weather to do a power steering conversion using a corsa c steering colum and some of the ford parts
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    first post/ build thread

    orderd a set of gp4 alloy forest arches and gp4 front spoiler, should hopefully be here the middle of the week.
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    first post/ build thread

    done a little reinforcement on one of the A frames got a piece of flat bar to bend over the tubing on top then it should be done and onto the cross bars for the mounts.
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    first post/ build thread

    A frame are almost done for the spit needs a little more reinforcement, cross bars are all cut up just have to figer out 1or 2 parts for mount and a lick of paint.
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    first post/ build thread

    right then weather hasn't been the best lately but have managed to start the spit (base all welded), I have applied for finance on the cage just waiting to hear back (help build credit rating). Have also managed to get my ghetto fiesta zs back on the road all in including car l, new logbook and mot for £460 as all work was done by myself lol, from now on its smash the escort as the other distraction is out of the way (fiesta).
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    first post/ build thread

    so been doing a little big of thinking and seem that it's going to be a cheeper option to fabricate myself a spit for the welding work than buying one, so that my next plan while I build that ill look at ordering some pre-cut arch filler and the forest arch and spliter set as all the shell parts will be here and I can get that done
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    first post/ build thread

    so got a oil cooler kit and a anti ***** bar kit aswell also managed to get the welder set up with a pub bottle to make it easier, think ill be odering the roll cage and seats next
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    first post/ build thread

    yeah thats my bro's corsa cars currently up his as i have a lack of garage along with the 2001 zetec-s project lol that cheepy is almost done tho
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    hayyy!

    so been a member a while but wernt that into my mk5 fiesta so didn't bother much , but now is a different matter had my "new" car a couple of weeks ago so thort I might find some help on here along the way. "new" car is rebuilding a mk2 escort currently stripping for sand blasting and have got most of a 2.1 pinto to go in but plenty more to do.
  16. hay guys would really appreciate any help with this problem so have had the car around 3 months have noticed i have the eac fail i know this is a common fault but have not come around any information on it being inter-mitten on warm start up. so car will start fine when cold but get the eac fail on dash when warm if left for around 10 min's to start to cool down will start up again. not the best while in the petrol station.
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    04 Fiesta Xl Eac Fail Help Needed

    Swapped the battery seems to have fixed it ATM hopefully it was bad cells on the old 1 and not the altanator not recharging
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    04 Fiesta Xl Eac Fail Help Needed

    Managed to get ahold of some software that was comparable with fords code run the test threw up a load of battery codes and fule pump short fitted a new battery wiped the codes and has seemed to have sorted it even lost the fule pump short the same time
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    04 Fiesta Xl Eac Fail Help Needed

    Managed to get ahold of some software that was comparable with fords code run the test threw up a !Removed! load of battery codes and fule pump short fitted a new battery wiped the codes and has seemed to have sorted it even lost the fule pump short the same time
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    04 Fiesta Xl Eac Fail Help Needed

    Just had my eac fail again noticed a loud ticking from the fuse box already replaced a fule pump and starter relay for original ford one's any idear if this is related also have done the ignition wire Loom upgrade to gold pins thinking of getting a new pedal as there only around £24 in beakers
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    04 Fiesta Xl Eac Fail Help Needed

    Right guys been doing some research and looks like accelerator pedal calibration could be out have looked around and can et them for around £25 would calibration be in the pedal itself or on the ecu
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    04 Fiesta Xl Eac Fail Help Needed

    Problem I have is I tryed reading any code with a obd2 reader while I was getting the eac fail in the dash and no code's or errors come up
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    04 Fiesta Xl Eac Fail Help Needed

    Can't get around te fact it only happens while the engines warm could this be Somthing els and the onbored computer is throwing up eac fail by mistake On all the forums only ready that people have lost power while driving after knocking off the ignishion and back on been fine I have never had this problem myself
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    04 Fiesta Xl Eac Fail Help Needed

    This the hose that gose up to the air box ?
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    04 Fiesta Xl Eac Fail Help Needed

    thanks for the info much appreciated :)