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Mk5 estate recommission

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After nearly a decade in storage, its time to get Alan (my mk5 estate) back on the road..

Can't wait to get some use out of the old beast :biggrin:

I have some heavyweight help on board, in the form of my brother, (a mechanic/mot tester who's been in the business for over 25 years)

He has kindly given the car a once over, and it has become apparent that the entire breaking system bar the servo needs replacing, along with numerous suspension components.

We have set a target to get the car on the road for my 40th birthday at the end of march..

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Alan, what you call it that for :biggrin:

 

Looks decent, looking forward to your progress.

 

Stable mates I see are mk2 escort and a Fergy 135?...maybe?

 

:thumbsup:

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5 hours ago, John Mack said:

Alan, what you call it that for :biggrin:

 

Looks decent, looking forward to your progress.

 

Stable mates I see are mk2 escort and a Fergy 135?...maybe?

 

:thumbsup:

Alan was given his name by the previous owner because of his no. plate :biggrin:

Good work spotting the escort!

Its an RS2000, been sat since 2008, but apparently its gonna be fixed up one day...

I can't remember what the tractor is, I think it's a Ford?

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Few bits done this weekend; calipers, master cylinder, servo, steering boots, track rod ends.

Still a fair way to go, but heading in the right direction :smile:

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A few more bits done this morning; track rod end, a nos vv carb, and exhaust manifold with the correct head shield:

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On 10/27/2023 at 10:41 AM, John Mack said:

 

Stable mates I see are mk2 escort and a Fergy 135?...maybe?

 

:thumbsup:

Apologies, it is a Massey Ferguson 135.

I was gonna get a couple pics of her but my phone died. Maybe next time :biggrin:

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2 hours ago, Rob.aln938y said:

A few more bits done this morning; track rod end, a nos vv carb, and exhaust manifold with the correct head shield:

:thumbsup:

 

Have you had it fired up?

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Unfortunately couldn't do it today, the top of downpipe is breaking up and needs replacing.

We got it running a couple months ago, but it was a bit spluttery (old carb and stale petrol)

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Think I've still got a new gen ohc front pipe Def got a pattern one.

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Really good to see another estate coming back. Keep the updates coming! 
 

Here’s mine at Silverstone late last year to keep you motivated! 
 

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8 hours ago, btboy said:

Here’s mine at Silverstone late last year to keep you motivated! 
 

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Damn that looks perfect !:wub:

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22 hours ago, btboy said:

Really good to see another estate coming back. Keep the updates coming! 
 

Here’s mine at Silverstone late last year to keep you motivated! 
 

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That is a beauty :cool:

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23 hours ago, sheffieldcortinacentre said:

Think I've still got a new gen ohc front pipe Def got a pattern one.

Yeah I'd definitely be interested in that :thumbsup:

I'd also be interested in a centre box if you have one?

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Sorry think I've only the front pipe.will check tomorrow.

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Bit more progress today, pads back in, brakes bled through.

Just need to fit the new exhaust and rear wheel cylinders and then hopefully Alan will be ready for a test drive..😎

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