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  2. Good evening all, anyone got a spare handbrake cable they would sell ? Thanks
  3. J2S

    My mk3 Estate.

    Got my white board out today for my gt well soon filled that up and that’s only to getting it ready to do body work for paint as Roy castle used to sing dedication what you need looking good mate
  4. Nice score on those parts. Shame about the body work being delayed but hopefully it will be worth the wait.
  5. Went shopping again.. 160€ for the lot. Not great, not terrible. Anyways, better than ebay prices I am not fully happy with my current wings and even though these are in about 4 out of 10 condition they should give me options if that is something i choose to do. Hinges i will use for sure, all seem to be in usable condition. Since these came from a 4 door shell the back hinges would presumably be in better nick. My current hinges have been "bolt modded" since they were very loose. Shiny bits are in fair condition, rear-view mirror not so much but at least i now know what it should look like. Jack handle seems to be from an Anglia, no idea where the jack comes from but certainly not a Cortina (handle does not fit the jack). Some other bits and bobs there also, will have to give them a closer look later on. Altogether an ok haul, as parts seem to be getting harder to find i just had to snap them up. I guess this grille cover is an oddity to most of you. No FINIS code but feels like an official Ford item I know that some cars were fitted with roller blinders between the radiator and grille (my parts car had remains of such) but maybe this was an option for milder climates. Not in the best shape and i have no use for it but was free for the taking..
  6. Yesterday
  7. Like these? https://www.motomobil.com/en/products/turn-indicator-complete-right-hand-white-reproduction-60818332-2 https://www.motomobil.com/en/products/turn-indicator-complete-left-hand-white-reproduction-60818342-2
  8. Few years ago now I bought them to go on my blue mk3 but ended up on my mk4 then on my mk5 probably done 3k max I bought the shortened ones as I like my cars low , when I wanted to use them on the mk4 again one front was stuck down and one back the adjuster does nothing and tbh the damping adjuster does either hard or soft , I bought spax for the blue mk3 and painted them black this time oh not a fan of the bright screen dust covers on the gaz
  9. I have GAZ adjustables on the front of mine, no issues, been on for a good few years.
  10. Thanks for the input, can i ask what year you got them? and did they refund? . As was thinking of getting them all round on mine
  11. Last week
  12. nor have i mate . it looks way better than i thought it would....i honestly thought it would look all out of place ...but it reminds me of an old race engine i seen year's ago just cant put my finger on it.
  13. Never seen a pinto as Evil looking as that.
  14. Keeps me reminded of what i have to do,got to do another one now
  15. I like the idea of a white board "list" 😊
  16. Got the nearside front seat mounting done,i'm not too sure if it is right yet,as i don't have any front seats,but i think it is close. Another job crossed off the list.
  17. I'm after a pair of clear front indicators for my Mk5 Tina, if anyones got some or knows where i can get a pair please let me know as this ones mine till i die.
  18. sorry for lack of updates but in my defense i haven't done any work ...at all on them...due to a small health issue and my body letting me down on more than 2 occasions .. and i have taken this year off the cars to get some stuff done around the house.....and if i try and do that and find time to work on cars ill just get .ed off...so year off. the cars are still there i have been playing with pintos tho as less room and just keeps my mind ticking over. i had sorted the falcon CPI for fuel injection and was starting to make a hat for that for boost. .....but ive had a nissan gtir inlet sitting on the shelf that i was planning on using on my focus.....but it got the better of me and i had to see.....(now it does need some cleaning up and i need to do some port matching but this was all by hand with a battary drill...and the socket head bolts cost more than the inlet manifold0 i had a pinto gasket and i made a cardboard one for the gtir..they do share a common bolt hole so that was enough for me. i had some 10mm alloy so i sorted the pinto part first. once i port match the head it will be fine....only had a 44mm hole saw then sorted the gtir side was thinking about temp sensor for the ecu and where to put it.. couldn't put iy in the factory position as the factory sensor was there for dash temp gauge.. thought about the hole in the head between #3 and #4 inlet port but there is no way with the linkages for the inlet manifold... so then i thought about the frost plug at the rea of the head...there is about 30mm from the rear of the head and the fire wall and when i popped the plug out and measured the depth i had ..that was 60mm from head surface to 34 cylinder wall...........and the temp sensor itself is 60mm long. soooo i garbed a new front plug....gutted it and got some thick pipe and cut that to size and then a washer.....welded it all up .......sorted.. andits about 10mm of the cylinder wall. and as paranoid as i am with it leaking and being in a spot that the motor will have to come out if it does....i plasty dipped it twice. tapped it into place and it should be fine. also trimmed the adapter plate for factory temp sensor. .port matched it to the inlet manifold.. port matched the head to the adapter plate (will do for now ...this motor is to only get it all running..i don't have hope for it lasting long)..gave to surfaces some belt sander love ..some lock tight on the socket head screw.....a gasket and some extra sealant and bolted it on the last time .....(well till she epode's ) i got a few things ticked off the list today. trigger 1..i bought a 36-1 trigger wheel for the pinto but it bolted in front of the pulley and i didnt like the look of it ...so i made the hole bigger and mounted it on the back...just a few tacks for now till the sensors turn up and i decide where to mount them. then it was on to trigger 2..i bought a 63mm 36-1 trigger wheel as it was just small enough to fit inside the pinto dizzy buuuuut.....didnt even think about the dizzy to inlet manifold being a problem....well it turns out it is. i thought about cuttng it down but remembered i had a xd falcon dizzy on the shelf that i had gutted and used with a drill to pump oil around the 4.1 in the other cortina. turns out it fits the hole in the block for the dizzy and it a wee bit smaller .so i trimmed all the stuff not needed off it and made a slot on the side to be able to bolt it down...i then cut the pinto dizzy shaft down and made a bush for it in the falcon dixy....made a mount to bolt the wheel to and all done...)will make a cap when the sensors turn up and i sort out mounting)....was told i could just use a 1 tooth wheel so see how the sensor works with this small wheel first. both triggers in place i also stripped cleaned and rebuilt the intake manifold repositioned the dipstick got the factory vacuum all together so i can even plum the brake booster in. managed to turn the full TPS setup upside down aswell for more room. still got to sort out idle air control.....the injectors are on the way and i need to mount the coil packs and also sort out a breather for the block under the inlet manifold .....and im thinking some sort of brace for the manifold aswell. but its starting to look intresting
  19. Always glad to help when I can. Light weight I nearly put a sunroof in my finger a while a go.
  20. Thanks, it looks really helpful. I'm trying to turn it into a CAD pattern so I can get it laser cut. I'm afraid a slip with an angle grinder, some stitches and an extra couple of scars have put me off attempting any more metalwork for a while.
  21. I’d skip the gaz shocks my self and go with the good old spax or bilsterns I bought the shortened Gaz and they the front didn’t last more than couple thousand miles before the damping becomes crap
  22. Thanks Craig - is your pattern the one Gareth shared on MTOC?
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