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  1. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    Couldn't resist pushing it out the garage. Worlds biggest push along go cart. Thanks to Chris for loan of crane, plan to pop engine in next weekend.
  2. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    Yep I live in Abingdon. Many thanks for the offer Chris. David_Thame has offered as well. Where abouts are you based in relation to Abingdon ? I have an Audi A1 so the crane has to fold up fairly compact, have you got rough dimensions length x width ?
  3. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    Big day, finished the fuel tank, pump, filter etc, put the wheels on and it is now on the ground. Need to tidy up the garage borrow a crane, then drop in the engine. Spot the outrageous toe out, will sort that out in due course. For the benefit of other novices like me, when putting the wheels on check the text on the tyre, they have Left and Right on the tyres, guess who had them the wrong way round to start with.
  4. Two7

    Engine Crane - Oxford-ish area FREE LOAN

    HI I live over in Abingdon and I am about to drop the engine in. Is the crane still available on loan ( happy to provide a number of beers or wine or cake in lieu of hire fee) ? If so does it fold up smallish to fit in back of my small hatchback ?
  5. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    Done all the fuel pipe runs, just wondering about the plastic sleeves. Manual says sleeve where it touches chassis and make sure ISO standard text is visible for IVA. But sleeve along whole length "feels" a bit safer to me. What is the current advice on this ? Also have a look at the routes I have followed and shout if you see anything bad. I have followed the manual route for the return pipe so it is inside the wishbones and near the drive shaft on passenger side, I have attached to chassis so can't touch any moving part, but it still looks exposed to me. Note the Hand brake cable follows a similar route under the drive shafts as per manual.
  6. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    Fuel tank fitting has been more challenging than expected. I could not get a nut on one of the studs ( behind seat ), till I noticed a tiny weld splatter in the thread, quick tap with a centre punch and off it came and thread was fine. Then when I tried to fit the studs at the back end I found the set screws provided ( on the left) had too long a plain shaft so they didn't stick out far enough when screwed into the threaded tube, so made my own bolts which seem to work fine (on the right). Then the breather pipe, the jubilee clip is too big so I went with tie wrap, I assume this is OK as little or no fluid should go up that pipe, please let me know if this is an IVA no no.
  7. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    getting a spanner on the nut is the problem, the fuel tank sump gets in the way.
  8. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    Fitting the tank and noticed how close it gets to rear upper wishbone mounting. How do people Torque up the top rear wishbone (rear mounting) when the tank appears to get in the way of the nut, do you undo the tank straps and lift the tank a little or is there another trick.
  9. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    Question about gearbox mounting with Zetec kit. The chassis has two slots for "gearbox mounting" but the manual says drill two holes and it gives dimensions / locations for the holes. QUESTION, can I trust those dimensions / locations or should I dry fit the engine then mark up the holes, remove engine, drill then re-install. I have seen a number of build logs and it seems to be a 50 : 50 split on approach followed. PS just order my bodywork, going for Orange and Black. 6 week lead time, cant wait. However they mentioned Chrome Yellow is apparently nearer 6 month lead time, just in case anybody has that as a colour choice.
  10. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    Ah I have found an example of what to do thanks to AdgeC. I know those IVA nut covers.
  11. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    I give you 10 out of 10 for observation. Wow many thanks for spotting this, I assume it is an IVA requirement. This is a bit of a surprise, no mention of this task in the manual, and not fitted to either of the cars in the factory I photographed. I got the cover for the track rod ends sorted but clearly missed this.
  12. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    Starting on the fuel system. Feel free to look at the youtube video, it shows progress to date. https://youtu.be/nSXiwrFML9I
  13. Two7

    Another new build diary. FW

    Hi There . Enjoy the roller coaster that is the build. I started back in March and have found it great fun, if not a little challenging at times. People will offer lots of very useful advice on what tools to get. Based on my very recent experience, I would recommend 10 cleco temporary rivets and a pair of cleco pliers, total cost about £20 of Amazon or ebay. They make the riveting a dream as they hold the panel in place firmly while you drill the other holes. Also recommend several bits of 2x4 wood ( up to a metre long) and make a couple of triangle chocks of wood , they are great for supporting heavy bits like wishbones and differential.
  14. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    optimistic final bleed.
  15. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    Well after 2 hours I think the brake fill and first bleed was completed successfully. Don't want to tempt fate but out of the 19 joints, I only had 1 little leak, just a tweak of the union and that was cured, phew . Decided to go with two person approach, still have bitter memories of fluid spraying out. Will do a final top up and final bleed after wheels on and down on the ground. Top tip, disconnect the handbrake upper linkage so you can get at the rear inboard nipple. Also bleed quite a bit as the master cylinder appeared to have some very dirty fluid lurking in it, probably from manufacturing or testing. Did the battery box today, decided to go with a rivsert on engine side as I can't see how on earth you could ever do / undo the nut and bolt they supplied in the kit. I have made an earth on the steering rack bracket as per manual, I looked at the brake union, but fear that I couldn't tighten it up enough for a solid earth ( fear damaging the 3 way brass union). Next job the petrol tank and fuel system.

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