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Offline skoolsen

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1970 0581R. Zetec conversion
« on: Tuesday,July 07, 2015, 07:42:50 AM »
Some pics of my ongoing conversion.
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Offline RoddyMac

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Re: 1970 0581R. Zetec conversion
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday,July 07, 2015, 08:24:43 AM »
Looks great!  Where did you get the water outlet on the back of the head?  I'm not too keen on running the stock plastic one on my car.

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Re: 1970 0581R. Zetec conversion
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday,July 07, 2015, 10:03:33 AM »
That project looks great.  I like the rework of the rear suspension.  Do you have anymore pictures of the inboard mount and what you spindle looks like at the wheel?
1969 Europa S2 - 54/1869 I still can't believe I own one.
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Re: 1970 0581R. Zetec conversion
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday,July 07, 2015, 02:55:31 PM »
I'll agree, your project looks great!
I'm considering attempting the Zetec conversion. Wondering about your FI intake - is a stock unit turned upside down? What transaxle are you using?
Thanks for any information
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Re: 1970 0581R. Zetec conversion
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday,July 07, 2015, 06:48:01 PM »
That project looks great.  I like the rework of the rear suspension.  Do you have anymore pictures of the inboard mount and what you spindle looks like at the wheel?
I think the rear cross beam (and the rest of the suspension) is Richard's twin link kit. It's a great addition!

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Re: 1970 0581R. Zetec conversion
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday,July 08, 2015, 12:34:22 AM »
The thermostat housing is home made, parts made by me and a friend welded it together.
I have also made The modified twinlink myself.
Intake manifold is stock from a escort/fiesta 1.8 .
Gearbox is ng3 from renault espace.
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Re: 1970 0581R. Zetec conversion
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday,July 08, 2015, 06:36:57 AM »
Looking good! I think you'll end up with a nice toy!  :beerchug:

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Re: 1970 0581R. Zetec conversion
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday,July 08, 2015, 08:47:01 AM »
Yes, great work. Looks like it will be a fun drive.
Thanks for the info on the intake and transaxle.
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Re: 1970 0581R. Zetec conversion
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday,July 08, 2015, 01:04:00 PM »
That is very tidy, thanks for the extra pics of the twin link suspension.  You are doing a very tidy job!
1969 Europa S2 - 54/1869 I still can't believe I own one.
1978 Austin Mini - 1275, big brakes
1991 Ford Explorer - Lifted on 33s, custom lift and radius arms
2005 Chrysler 300C - chipped, lowered 22s
2003 GMC Yukon - chipped, lowered
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Re: 1970 0581R. Zetec conversion
« Reply #9 on: Thursday,July 09, 2015, 10:26:41 AM »
Thanks
The engine is a 1.8 silvertop with blacktop camcover, and comes from a 1998 mondeo, with stock efi.
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Re: 1970 0581R. Zetec conversion
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday,July 28, 2015, 11:47:53 AM »
what management are people running on zetec s

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Re: 1970 0581R. Zetec conversion
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday,July 28, 2015, 12:47:41 PM »
I am currently using The stock 1998 mondeo management.
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Re: 1970 0581R. Zetec conversion
« Reply #12 on: Friday,November 27, 2015, 12:09:49 PM »
Update pic.
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Re: 1970 0581R. Zetec conversion
« Reply #13 on: Friday,November 27, 2015, 12:29:59 PM »
looks like a monster! She should be really pretty when you're done! It should go just as well!

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Re: 1970 0581R. Zetec conversion
« Reply #14 on: Friday,November 27, 2015, 04:57:41 PM »
Car looks fantastic.  Where did you get the axels?  I'm doing a NG3 trans for my 68 S2.