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  1. I will take this off your hands if it is still available.
  2. Yep, have thought about a Fiat 500, but they are more expensive to insure for young drivers, apparently it is becuase they are the vandalised model of small car!
  3. OK, looking at getting my daughter her first car. After going through the same thing a couple of years ago with my son, ideally it will be: Under 8 years old Small engine Very low insurance group Have plenty of airbags! Not to worried about the milage as long as it has been well looked after. Decent amount of MOT left Budget around the £2k mark Something like a Yaris/Swift/Rio/Twingo/i10/Panda or something else that fits ! If you have anything get in touch. Thanks
  4. As the title says really, I'm running a 2L Zetec Blacktop and recently put a new oil pressure sender (1/8 NPT female) onto it with the help of a 1/4 NPT to 1/8 NPT adaptor. Used ptfe tape on sender and proper locknut type sealant to adaptor in the block, but keep getting a really annoying leak of oil. So do Ford Zetec blacktops need a NPT or a BSP threaded adaptor? Merlin do both: https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/p/thread-adaptor-1-4npt-male-to-1-8npt-female-adp-1-4npta or https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/p/thread-adaptor-1-4bsp-male-to-1-8npt-female-adp-1-4bspa Thanks in adavance!
  5. I had a zetec 1.8L silvertop, now 2L blacktop with mt75 box, thermostat housing has about 10mm clearance on chasis rail, but to reduce rick of damage I put much more solid engine mounts in. I have had them in for 10 years now with no issues, from QT Services, part number E1010 http://www.qtservices.co.uk/parts/land-rover-forward-control-101/engine-and-transmission/e1010-v8-engine-mounts_v8-engine-mounts.html Antony
  6. Hi All, a bit of advice needed before getting all the bits.... After putting in my new engine in the summer, I want to put a remote oil filter set up on my Omex 2L Blacktop Zetec/throttle body engine, the existing filter is only just clearing the steering column and need to un-bolt it on oil changes. At the same time thinking of putting a oil temp guage in as well, and is it worth putting on a oil cooler? (I do a handful of trackdays a year, plus general motoring). My understanding is I'm going to need a Remote Oil Filter Head for new position of filter, a Take Off Plate (Mocol seem to be most popular) and Hosing, (plus oil thermostat housing and oil cooler if I go down that road). Presumably the best place for the oil temp sensor will be in oil out of the the take off plate? Does the new oil filter position need to be at the same height and orientation as old filter position? (ie: height on block and sticking out sideways). What is the best hose, braided or FBN Socketless Fuel/Oil Hose ( https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/s/oil-system/oil-hose ) and connectors ( https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/s/oil-system/oil-hose-unions ) to use? Is there any other advive you people have after doing this upgrade? Thanks in advance, Antony
  7. Bit of advice needed....put in my new 2L Zetec Backtop today, but been struggling with drivers side engine mount. My set up is Blacktop with throttle bodies, new 2L Blacktop mount form WF and collapsible steering column (the one WF supplied with cars on standard Ford induction in the Madness Kit in the mid 2000's that drops down to a uj joint then to the steering rack). Problem I'm having is that the new mount is touching the steering column when at the right height. But if I buy a fixed column is that not going to go across the oil filter making it alsmost impossible to change easily? What have other 2L Zetec owners done? Thanks
  8. Selling a set of genuine Ford 2L Zetec Cams. I have had these fitted in my 1.8 Zetec Silvertop for the last 8-9 years (about 13k miles) and have come out looking spot on. Along with the cams included on the sale is all the springs, seals, followers etc. These are the original ones that came with the cams and i did not use them in my engine as I kept all the originals in place. My understanding is that if you have a 1.8 Zetec 105bhp or 115bhp spec engine , these will give you about a extra 15bhp and the gain is only a few bhp on the 130bhp spec engine. After fitting them in my 130bhp spec engine I went on a club rolling road day and had a 5bhp gain. Obviously they are quite heavy, so buyer collect is probably better or i can arrange delivery at cost. I'm only after £25 for the lot.
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