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On 9/28/2019 at 3:59 AM, MK5CortinaEstate said:

Sorry for the late entry into the thread.  Loving what you are doing, especially the electric power steering conversion.  Seriously considering doing one on mine at some point, as it's pretty heavy with the V8 up front, and I can't fit the standard power steering rack in.  What you have got there looks like it should fit in mine, even with the roll cage dash bar passing under it.

 

I do have a worry though with what I have seen, and wanted to raise it with you.  You don't appear to have a sliding section between the solid mounted power section and the steering shaft connected to the rack.  Is this something that you were intending to include when you swapped out that temporary shaft.  If you don't, something is going to break extremely quickly when it hits the road.  The subframe, and therefore rack, moves a fair amount on those large bushes, and therefore the steering shaft needs to be able to cope with that movement.  The standard column has a sliding section built in.

 

Apologies if you're already on this, but didn't want to take the risk.

 

Mike.

Hi Mike.

yes i have thought about it a lot..

i sold mounted the one i put in a escort years back and that wasnt bad at all..

but like you say the cortina front moves around alot and has a sliding crush tube from factory..... 

there is a decent lengh from rack to power steering colourm so was thinking if i can use the factory sliding section or have one made......when i get there lol.

ill look at it again once the motor comes back out.

cheers

Dan 

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22 hours ago, d.p.n.s said:

Hi Mike.

yes i have thought about it a lot..

i sold mounted the one i put in a escort years back and that wasnt bad at all..

but like you say the cortina front moves around alot and has a sliding crush tube from factory..... 

there is a decent lengh from rack to power steering colourm so was thinking if i can use the factory sliding section or have one made......when i get there lol.

ill look at it again once the motor comes back out.

cheers

Dan 

 

Fab.  Looking forward to seeing it finished.

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pulled the card board air box apart and changed a few measurements and made a steel one....just tacked for now but its a good size..

some pics so far.

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ticked another thing off the list......fuel pump.

i went with falcon BA turbo intank setup....reasons being they are cheap second hand (this one $40) as they have a tenancy to stop working.......the main reason for that is they rise and sink with fuel level and tend to full with crap ....rise and not sink back down so they suffer from starvation ..

they supply more than enough fuel for my needs and new or second hand readily available.

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it will be fine for me as i will mount it at full compression so no need to rise and sink....i just needed to make a mounting plate 

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then i had to cut a hole in my brand new tank

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weld it in

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add some riv nuts

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all done

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Nice job.

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i was wanting to have a look at the wipers and see what can be done.

ive never been a fan of the ugly motor bolted to a plate screwed to the firewall setup...

and when i tried it in place .....seems the flacon motor is in the way.........lucky me.

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i could have just unbolted the wiper motor and clocked around a bit and drill new hole......but it would still look crap.

so i maked out where the center of the motor kind of needs to be and looked at some option.....

i found i could just bolt the motor under the dash and bolt it threw the firewall using roofing rubber sealing washers

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then i just had to cut the rod turn the end around and weld a rod into join them.

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much better.....hopefully the heater core i bought turns up soon so i can start making a heater.....or even the bends so i can have a go at making headers.

 

 

 

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Have you check wipers work & park correct way?

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1 hour ago, sheffieldcortinacentre said:

Have you check wipers work & park correct way?

have checked wipers do full sweep...will sort ....stop/ return/park when i do the wiring......will be hotrod wiring kit and the controlls are 2003 suzuki swift...

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ticked another off the list......heater well more so demister...( only ever use the heater in my mk5 for the screen)..

once again it had to be made with off the shelf parts for ease of replacements.

so i started with a 72 camaro heater core...

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so i made a box for it that will be welded into the firewall like a pocket.

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trial fit

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then i cut a hole in the firewall just behind the glovebox.

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then put the box in and plug welded the front. (will fully weld the back once back on rotisserie )

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made a front cover

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the fan i bought is a pc fan but will run on 12v and cut your fingers off......5200rpm and moves 253cfm of air.

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then put it together.

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im going to make covers to clean up and cover the back of the fire wall.so all will be hidden.

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this doesn't do it justice as the battery i used wouldn't even start a car....

 

 

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some exhaust bits turned up so i made a start on my 1st set of headers ive made....

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just need to get somemore bits and ill fully make them up.

 

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this is the 1st ever set of headers iv made so be nice......i cant tig weld so all done with mig....will be wrapped any way......for heat and to hide my shame.

so i dont like any of the off the shelf headers for the 4.1 and much prefer the huge looping JDM style headers ..

these are the crap headers that cam on the motor.

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the only good part was the flangers so i cut them off to re use.

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i was talking to a guy in aussie that builds high performance 200 and 250 xflow motors and he said the ideal set up for a street car and will work with a lot of setups.

6 into 2 using front 3 and rear 3...41mm tube 660mm primerys  3into 1 collector.....then 2" -2.5" dual exhaust to the rear of the car with mufflers and a v8 stlye x pipe..

so i ordered some bends........... i did get all 6 with 10mm off the 660mm lenghs and each other

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at least there is room to play with

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then started with the setup i wanted it to look like before i build the rest.

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then made the rest

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front 3

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bolted in

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Very Nice as is the rest of your work. As you can always say " Built Not Bought" :thumbsup:

 

Steve

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34 minutes ago, Steve Walton said:

Very Nice as is the rest of your work. As you can always say " Built Not Bought" :thumbsup:

 

Steve

very true mate and cheers

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