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My Mk3 2.3

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Looks sweeeet dude!

 

Cheers Dude :)

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That's made a big difference! :thumbup:

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That's made a big difference! :thumbup:

 

Thank you :) it really has, much more than I thought it would tbh

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So update time, well what have i been upto, well since last time the alternator gave up so i replaced that and while there decided perfect time to sort a couple of things we kinda bodged to see if it all worked and make them a permanent fix, sooooo top hose was one, before a glorious Frankenstein but now thanks to bendy hoses now available with a 90 degree bend whola now one top hose, no more weeping :) also i replaced the alt bracket adjuster with one for the fully adjustable ones, not actually a ford one but for a 240Z but hell its perfect, makes what was a pig of a job simple now and both fixes make it look proper and neat, pics below, also i've finally after 9 years installed a proper washer fix, the screen washers were on a flick switch but i've now swapped to the old ignition start button and fixed it into the dash, chuffed as, while i was there i also swapped the plastic grill for a steel one, i spent a couple days cleaning it, not convined but it'll do till my twin one arrives, i was using the old beast daily so i could work through any possible issues and she was spot on...until..on day when it got cold and nope not gonna idle, well after trouble shooting all the obvious i gave up and she went back to the chap who mapped her and she needed some mapping tweaks as since first mapped i have replaced some bits and the seem to have had a knock on, now all is bang on exept when really cold and shes a bit funky for a minute of so but then perfect so not all bad, so enough waffle heres some pics.............

 

 

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Thats as upto date now :) more mods planned to replace the temporary bits we did to shake down the car so keep tuned :)

 

Cheers for following

 

Mike

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Nice update :thumbup:

 

Next time you're working on the car would you mind measuring your alternator pulley? I have a late Granada / Scorpio poly-v alternator and it runs too slowly.

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Nice update :thumbup:

 

Next time you're working on the car would you mind measuring your alternator pulley? I have a late Granada / Scorpio poly-v alternator and it runs too slowly.

 

Cheers :)

 

Think mine was off a late modle escort from the local breakers from memory.

 

Just popped out there now and its 60mm or aprox 2.45 inchs across, hope this helps

 

Mike

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Cheers :)

 

Think mine was off a late modle escort from the local breakers from memory.

 

Just popped out there now and its 60mm or aprox 2.45 inchs across, hope this helps

 

Mike

 

Thanks Mike!

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Where did you get your long night light from?

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Thanks Mike!

 

no worries :)

 

Where did you get your long night light from?

 

 

I got it from a previous employer dude, we used to sell them so i took staff advantage, its awesome.

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Great stuff mate. Like all the work in progress pics, looks like a decent job. Bendy hose take the pain out of the plumbing too, weeping rad hoses are aright pain in the backside.

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Cheers dude :thumbup:

 

I try and take as many pics as poss cause they are aways good for referance as well as story telling lol

 

they are an . tbh it did'nt do too badly considering but it would drip on the belt and cause it to slip so having it all in one now is a bit benefit.

 

Mike

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Update time, Due to an injury i suddenly find myself with time on my hands lol so heres an update on the goings on, i'll start with the mk3 firts

 

 

Right well as i left of last with the random runnig issue and nneding a remap you'll remember she became a bitch when cold for the first minute soooooooooo i hatcheded an idea, the car still had its choke cable, all be it wound up and hidden behind the dash sooooo i unwound it and ran it back through the bay to the throttle and cable tied it on, Your Zip tie moment lol, hey presto i have a modern "fast idle" lol

 

Since i did this i also brought a genuine scrap yard ICV and think my cheap ones weren't helping the issue however not got around to map playing again as the cars working well i did'nt want to mesh it up least till the winter lol

 

Also i finally got around to having the factory 4 branch modded by removing the emission tubes and modding the engine mount for clearance, help from some work buds and welders sorted them however cause this hangs lower than the cast item i know need to mod my exhaust as it hangs a bit too low now lol so next on the list but hopefully better breathing hits the extra 8BHP i need for 200 lol

 

We'd noticed at the mot that my exhaust was very close to my rear flexi, its a custom exhaust an dhow we had'nt spotted it before hell knows but after a few ideas of what to do we decided a bit of left over exhaust wrap would do the trick, a work bud had not long done his suburu legacy and had some left over ....

 

on the looks side the dash had had a section cut out years ago and its always kinda bothered me so arter a few ideas over the years i think i've found one that i like, vynl sticker, for a fist attempt i'm happy at the out come and it definalty neatens it up so i call job well done.

 

i never made tina due to boring reasons but i did manage to see a friend off and cruised with him for a few miles :)

 

i've had a few heating issues first was a dead stat second was a duff fan switch not kicking in the fan when needed, one advantage to modern equipment in an old car is when you need to know the engine temp the laptop is handy lol so after a few tests to confirm a new switch was installed and test drive of course was required

 

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Cheers for following

 

Mike :thumbup:

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