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  1. Hello, I think time has come to start the rebuild thread of my SEiW. Bought last October in the UK, it's a '94 chassis registered in '98. It has got a Ford CVH turbo 1.6 engine straight off an old Escort (from the paperwork I got it should be from '89), complete with the painful Bosch KE-Jetronic EMS. Other than that it's a pretty standard SEiW, Ford disc brakes all around, Ford 3.62 viscous LSD, kit bodywork. Straight after bringing it to Italy, I changed all fluids and filters, and installed a set of Ferodo DS2500 brake pads. On their way to Italy there are a set of new Spax dampers (thanks @DamperMan) and a new Sytec pre-pump filter and fuel hoses from Matt Lewis Racing. The target of this rebuild is to have a very quick and powerful road car that can do a couple of track days each year just fine. Dry only usage. I'll do everything on my own to the limit of my skills, other than that my brothers and my uncle own a couple of garages so plenty of help if needed The rebuild will likely span a few years, I don't plan to ever sell it so I don't wanna rush, just enjoy the process (which will entertain me as much as driving it). The first step is to have it ready for the next summer season. This will include: - All fluids and filters (done) - New brake pads (done) - New dampers - New tires The second step is meant to sort out the engine part and related stuff. This will likely be done during the next winter season. Since the actual engine is pretty old, has got an awful management and it's actually not running well at all, I decided to swap in a VAG 1.8 20v turbo engine. I already got one (AGU engine code) which I'll probably rebuild in the next months (when I have time) to have it ready for the winter. It's gonna work together with a MS3X EMS and a GTX28 turbo for 350+bhp. At the same time, I'm gonna move the driving side to the left and add a widetrack kit. Other than that the objective here is to tune the engine and have the whole package to run very well. The third (and last) step will start after the car out of the previous step runs very well and without problems. It will involve a complete rebuild from the bare chassis, a complete repaint, new wheels, etc. This step alone is probably gonna take a while, but at the end I'll have the car like I want it. I've personally never done all this stuff, so this will also be a learning experience for me (which I can't wait to have!!! ). Any thought, advice or recommendation is welcome. I can only learn from this awesome community I'll add some photos over the weekend. Sorry for the long post 😄
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