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GTM

posted on 12th Dec 10 at 23:56

quote:
Originally posted by Tom G
Looks good pal! try and not go too scene :lol:


Haha no mate its stayin pretty much as it is now bar a respray perhaps at some point. No camber or rusty bonnets.


Tom G

posted on 12th Dec 10 at 21:37

Looks good pal! try and not go too scene :lol:


GTM

posted on 12th Dec 10 at 21:10

quote:
Originally posted by louiej
2.0 zetec it on carbs!


Money for conversion and for insurance mate otherwise i would.


louiej

posted on 12th Dec 10 at 20:36

2.0 zetec it on carbs!


redtom

posted on 12th Dec 10 at 19:29

u2ud mate.


GTM

posted on 12th Dec 10 at 19:19

quote:
Originally posted by corsa_power
All sorted then.

Yeah done a few mk1/2 conversions, nice easy car to work on.


Can i pick your brain?
Trying to find a complete list of everything i need for the conversion. Want ideally the engine out and new one in in a day. The engine is from an xr2. Apart from engine and box what else do i need? Hard to find out exactly what i need as im gettin told different things. Any help would be greatly appreciated :thumbs:


redtom

posted on 12th Dec 10 at 18:33

All sorted then.

Yeah done a few mk1/2 conversions, nice easy car to work on.


GTM

posted on 12th Dec 10 at 17:39

quote:
Originally posted by corsa_power
To be honest im not sure on comparing it to anything but remember you will need the 5 speed linkage aswell as box if converting it to 5speed unless keeping it on the 4 :)

Honestly awesome cars. just writing this is making me think i should go and buy another just for the crack


Box is already on it mate. Have you done this conversion yourself?


GTM

posted on 12th Dec 10 at 17:39

quote:
Originally posted by Ellis
I get angry when I hear people getting deals like that, I never get any luck on that front


:)
I spoke with the guy who had the car before the bloke i brought it off. He had some 4 letter words for the chap who sold it to me

[Edited on 12-12-2010 by GTM]


redtom

posted on 12th Dec 10 at 17:35

To be honest im not sure on comparing it to anything but remember you will need the 5 speed linkage aswell as box if converting it to 5speed unless keeping it on the 4 :)

Honestly awesome cars. just writing this is making me think i should go and buy another just for the crack


Ellis

posted on 12th Dec 10 at 17:35

I get angry when I hear people getting deals like that, I never get any luck on that front


GTM

posted on 12th Dec 10 at 17:25

quote:
Originally posted by corsa_power
mk1/2 fiestas are awesome.

Had a few now and i can honestly say they are one of the most fun cars ive driven even with a 1.6cvh they are a laugh.


Glad to hear it, its nippy now so should go rather well with the 1.6 in it. What would you or anyone compare it to speed wise as ive never been in one thats had a 1.6 in.

[Edited on 12-12-2010 by GTM]


redtom

posted on 12th Dec 10 at 17:17

mk1/2 fiestas are awesome.

Had a few now and i can honestly say they are one of the most fun cars ive driven even with a 1.6cvh they are a laugh.


GTM

posted on 12th Dec 10 at 17:04

quote:
Originally posted by Ian
32k for 100 quid, I think you stand to have made a nice investment there.


Hope so! Plan originally was too go halves on a project car with my mate but for the sake of 50 it was pointless. Was wary about going halves with someone on a car for obvious reasons anyway.


GTM

posted on 12th Dec 10 at 16:12

quote:
Originally posted by ShEp
mk2 fiestas are getting just about as cool as mk1's


Im not sure if its just round by me but i see more MK1's then MK2's.


ShEp

posted on 12th Dec 10 at 15:02

mk2 fiestas are getting just about as cool as mk1's


Ian

posted on 12th Dec 10 at 11:58

32k for 100 quid, I think you stand to have made a nice investment there.


GTM

posted on 12th Dec 10 at 11:55

quote:
Originally posted by nathan87
looks clean, what engine you thinking of putting in it?


well its an 1100 now, getting my 1.6 cvh in the next week or so. 1600 8v CVH ,Weber Twin 40's, Piper cam, Full Ashley system, Ashley manifold.

Been told its around the 135bhp mark but im not fussed, will get it RR when its all set up. Will be quick whatever the output with that set up.


nathan87

posted on 12th Dec 10 at 11:32

looks clean, what engine you thinking of putting in it?


GTM

posted on 12th Dec 10 at 10:22

quote:
Originally posted by Jakey
Keep it completely standard :cool:


Yea no tats going on this :thumbs:

Always like old fords since my dad had a mk4 3 door estate which at the time i thought was a banger but id give my left nut for one now, funny how things change. Same age as me this car too :lol:

[Edited on 12-12-2010 by GTM]

[Edited on 12-12-2010 by GTM]


Jakey

posted on 12th Dec 10 at 10:21

Keep it completely standard :cool:


GTM

posted on 12th Dec 10 at 10:20

Was looking for a new project to mess about with and my sister told me about her boyfriends brother having an old escort just sitting there on there drive. Went to have a look out of curiosity and was met with this


Nice escort :thumbs:

Had a poke round, boot arches underneath all the usual places and couldnt belileve the condition it was in. Only 32k on it, bar a cracked headlight lense it looked good to go. Gave a cheeky offer of 100 and hey i was then the owner of a mk2 fiesta :cool:

Had a better look at the car and found a few faults but still nothing majour. Rear drums were almost empty and served no purpose, inside there were just bits of what used to be rear brakes. Lots of speaker wireing i tidied up and it was lowered about 60+mm all round which gave a vile ride so standard springs back in and a polish and it was starting to take shape.


Took it for its MOT and it passed no advisorys :cool:
Bar the xr2 pots it was totally standard and now i knew it was a good'un i started a few subtle mods.

-New ford badge at front
-8 ball gear knob
-ripped off sunstrip
-lowered 30mm
-MK1 boot spolier
-fluffy dice
-New plastic fiesta badge for the back
-Xr2 spot lights

Apart from that just been trying to keep it looking nice. Back to black the sit out of it lol A good polish too
here some currentish pics

heres some pics its starting to take shape







Had a new exhaust also as it split in half. 5 trips to chemix that one.
Decided it didnt like the cold and alternator went, as did the water pump so all that and a new belt for peace of mind. New battery aswell.

Here is what happend when i got bored oneday :lol:


Back to ow it was now.
Engine sould be out this side of xmas in favour of an upgrade ;)

I know its not a corsa but i thought id share. Comments welcome :)

[Edited on 12-12-2010 by GTM]