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  1. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    Thanks for the advice Thrustyjust/ Shame this isn't mentioned any where in the manual.
  2. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    Number 1 advice to all newbies. Make sure you put the washer hose in when you fit the engine loom BEFORE you rivet down the scuttle. Very painful 2 hours retro fitting under the scuttle plate up through gromit. Wish I had cut those damn cable ties a bit more carefully, they are like little knives trying to cut you. Any way it looks neat and tidy, I fear to ask this, but if anything looks wrong please shout. Note duct tape on gromit to make sure 100% waterproof.
  3. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    Thanks chaps. Makes sense now. The tape on the scuttle looks a good idea, going to copy that approach. Is the alloy filler ring around heater pipes going through scuttle a WF component or a tidy way to cover the hole, if latter where do they come from ?
  4. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    Interesting side conversation on Mr Gadd. Back to the build, could I have some advice on water hoses and Zetec. The manual shows the following pictures. 1. What do I use the "cone" shaped hose for (K in picture)? It isn't mentioned anywhere in the manual, it appears to go from a small Internal Diameter to a larger ID. 2. Any guidance on best "cuts" for the heater hoses (H in picture). 3. should I use some of that rubber preformed hose (H in picture) to connect the small diameter metal heater pipe (pipe D in manual used to connect tank and heater) that connects to T piece near water pump ?
  5. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    Have you just cable tied as it goes in to the tunnel near the Thermostat and then cable tied as it appears on the other side of the scuttle plate. No way I can do any cable ties under the plate.
  6. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    WINDSCREEN WASHER TUBING QUESTION. Going over my pictures taken at the factory I noted they install the windscreen washer tube before they put the scuttle plate down, guess who has the tube sitting on the side . Question What is best option. 1) Poke it through the tunnel and cable tie at either end to the loom and then route via the loom grommet into the cabin or 2) make an additional hole in the GRP scuttle and route the windscreen washer pipe straight into the space near the heater. any suggestions gratefully received.
  7. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    Good call on radiator. Thanks
  8. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    Well I now have living room full of body panels, and a slight whiff of resin in the air ( I think they stuck the heater pipes on yesterday as they are still a tad tacky). Hopefully nothing will change shape too much over the coming months. I have heard the long side panels have a habit of changing shape, so I have weighted them down on the lower edge to keep them vertical. Should I consider making some wooden frames to hold things in the correct orientation, any advice appreciated ? Had a chat with the guy building an Zetec SE FW in the factory. He has about 5mm clearance on the exhaust so I won't sweat that any more. My steering wheel is apparently OK, so will live with it for the time being. He confirmed that any cable tie round a brake pipe is an IVA fail, so need to double check I haven't left any on ( i used them to keep things in the right place while fitting p clips and saddles). They confirmed don't go to IVA with boot lid as locks fail, also leave doors at home for IVA. They confirmed you don't need the tea tray any more with the new flat back FW rear end Yipee. He had fitted rear and both side GRP panels, plus the tunnel carpets and looked like Scuttle was next to go on. On the whole I am encouraged mine looks very similar to a pro built car.
  9. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    i have the 41mm rubber engine mounts, so i guess this is as WF intended, looking a bit closer I have between 6 mm and 4 mm clearance depending on pipe and position across chassis . I am getting bodywork on Thursday so will be taking pictures, if they have bigger gaps under manifold I will ask them for suggestions, e.g. spacer under engine mount . Somewhat terrified at the prospect of cutting the GRP, for exhaust, roll bar braces, heater, wipers etc etc. Measure a dozen times and do small incremental cuts sounds the order of the day .
  10. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    Reassuring it sounds like it is a good radiator , just need to treat the top and bottom it with kid gloves ( it cuts your hands as well as being very very delicate). First fit for Exhaust manifold. Hopefully I have adequate clearance on the Starter solenoid, please shout if there is a way to get more space between exhaust and cables. I think I will make a heat shield to avoid the starter freeze I have heard about. As for manifold it clears the bottom chassis rail and fillet with about 3 mm clearance ( you can see a piece of thick cardboard under it in the picture). I have read some people have problems with it touching and they fit bigger rubber mounts, given I have some clearance am I good to go or should I get the bigger mounts to get a bigger gap ?
  11. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    In order to fit, It looks like it is supplied missing a frame to protect the top and bottom fins which are very fragile, so I guess small efficient radiators are rather uncommon and this is the best they can manage at a cost.
  12. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    Good observation, the upper brackets are thin alloy and therefore flex, the bottom are held rock steady. A certain other type of kit car does use rubber bobbins. May be worth me looking on line for bobbins at some point in the future.
  13. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    Must be me finding these radiator instructions confusing , so just in case there is another newbie out there who needs help, this is what I did. Sorry if this stating the obvious for everybody else. 1. Attach the fan to the mounting plate. Use 4 M6 bolts and nyloc nuts at 10, 2, 4 and 8 O'clock. Note fan attaches to flat side of mounting plate. 2. Attach mounting plate to radiator. This is achieved by using M6 bolts and screwing them into the plastic threaded holes in the radiator. Sorry if it sounds obvious but make sure you use short M6 bolts, double check the depth of the hole in the plastic with a matchstick, if the bolt is too long you will break through into the radiator water channel. The bolts at the bottom only go in a little to start with as you will have to take them back out again later. 3. Attach the triangle shaped brackets to top of mounting plate using M6 bolts screwed through mounting plate into plastic holes in radiator. 4. Bend triangle brackets so they are horizontal over top chassis member. then hold in place with clamps. Undo lower bolts and re-insert through lower chassis brackets using repair washer with a flat area made if not lying flat. 5. Drill and rivet the triangle bracket, tighten up the lower mounting bolts.
  14. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    About to install the radiator. Can anybody explain what the manual means with respect to the sentence "Remove the bolts from the lower frame fixing" Wont the fan then only be held on by the two bolts at the top ?
  15. Two7

    FW SE Zetec Build 2018

    Thanks feel re-assured now about the clutch mounting.
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