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Heater earth's via the control unit.

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1 hour ago, sheffieldcortinacentre said:

Heater earth's via the control unit.

yeah cheers mate...I remember putting that on ....but may have actually missed a earth behind the dash.

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well that was an exercise in patience..

I'm not the best with wiring but I do enjoy the challenge and problem solving side of it...

but what I thought would be a couple if hours this morning splicing one loom into the other ended up being 8 hours....but most of that is the fact that no bulbs worked in any of the housings I had....so I had to pull apart and clean every terminal included the fuse holder..

but 3 part looms later....the list of things working is better.

heater , wipers (both speeds....I know flash guy) , dash lights , glove box light , park lights (front and back ) headings and high beam , reversing lights and brake lights..oh and number plate light and horn.

just need to sort indicators out.....got them to work from hazard switch but not from stalk...( horn and high beam work on the stalk........might just be the stalk ).

even got the intercooler in.. (bit tight but once I make some tabs to bolt the rad supports to it will be perfect.











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was starting to button things up on the old girl and noticed the wiper mounts lose ..tried to tighten them but they wouldn't ....so out come the heater again the wiper and the panels to get to the wiper mounts them selfs only to find no washers or anything ...so i had a look at the wipers on the white one and ended up steeling the parts from them..


i had the ends of the intercooler cut down and some 90 reducers welded on the end..so not it fits better ;


i painted it black and finished the mounts of so it all in and secure 



i had to cut the ends of the radiator supports off to be able to put the intercooler in  ..i made and welded some tabs back on and slapped some riv nuts in


modified the rad supports and added some tabs and riv nuts 


rad supports bolt back on and the rad can bolt back up in the factory spot with a nice air gap as well between intercooler and radiator 


never know its there....perfect



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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







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Never seen a pinto as Evil looking as that. :showoff:

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37 minutes ago, martog said:



Never seen a pinto as Evil looking as that. :showoff:

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.

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11 minutes ago, sheffieldcortinacentre said:


might be mate

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