Thanks again, the deep red with a pastel creamy white in the side panels and bumpers. Not sure on wether to just highlight the ford letters or paint the grill ermine white with red letters. I'll probably see what the bodyshop think, they have a better eye for these things. It's a way from the paint at the moment, the guys keep uncovering potential future issues and I would rather it was done right once than go over it again in the near future. I think there gonna use rattle cans to do the bay and mockup the engine swap before it goes to the body guys.
I know it's a way off but Does anyone know of a old signwriter? hand working enamel is a dead trade nowadays. Can't put stickers on a period vehicle.
Post by bullsintransit on Apr 17, 2016 19:58:37 GMT 1
Lost touch with the guy now,but he was working out of Bridgwater/Somerset area but the guy was the best freehand pinstripe/ sign writer for show ground crowd,his work was amazing,so for that type of work I'd ask passing fairground machine owners,they still like the "old ways" when it comes to that type thing,might be able to link you to someone that still does that type of work. He also worked on old horse drawn carts etc,be found at horse fairs etc,another possible avenue to find those skillls,or if there's any about,pub sign artists,they work in enamel freehand.
I know it looks like daunting task to sort that much wire. The plan at the moment is to try to keep it setup as it was originally with the injection system and original ECU with the essential parts of the loom. We need to do away with the air conditioning pump but we can utilise the power steering pump for the mk3 ps box. If all fails drastically we can always throw some bike carbs on there and run a simpler loom, I'm not after the maximum power for this.
Just popped to the shops yesterday morning and see a mk3 spec lift being dismantled by some guys we used to race with, had to stop and have a look.
It was an old Kavanagh unit, luckily it had a power steering box which I removed for £100 including all the pipes and column. Typical that after I paid £350 for one I find another on me doorstep for only £100, at least I've got a spare now.
Sorry Conrod I never got the bracket for that one, I didn't have a puller on me to get the drop arm off the splines so they just cut a v through the bracket and cut the arm at the ball joint and slid it out. I couldn't use the mk3 bracket on my mk1, the boys cut it and fabricated one to space out the box so I could have the steering wheel in line to save having the U.J out of line.
I have used a combination of Mk2 column cut down short, with a Mk5 shaft and coupling. The Mk5 coupling has 2 UJ's, and this does away with that rubber coupling on the Mk3 column. So the steering column remains in the original position, as does the steering box. Not quite finished yet, but it also re-uses the original Mk2 rubber bulkhead grommet, and Mk2 switches & ignition switch, and all looks very "factory"
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soapysmith: Hi all, a friend of mine, whose husband died last year, has dropped in a cd with pictures of some MK1 bits. I see she has a diesel bonnet and grille assy. I also spotted a front axle with disc brakes. Anybody interested in anything?I am away for a few days
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