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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 MaxxECU Race H2O and a GTX28 G25-660 turbo for 500+bhp. Car electronics will be managed by an AiM PDM32 with 6" dash and GPS. 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 😄
  2. Good afternoon I maybe a little bit premature but if I am honest I’m so so excited to get started on what has been a journey of around 14 years. So I visited the factory yesterday and placed an order on a new FW SE Zetec with LSD, Throttle bodies, track day dampers, brake upgrade, MSA rollbar, 8” rears, 205 tyres,sport turbo seats and I’ve also gone for the LED rear light upgrade. I have also omitted the following parts from the kit as I’d like to source alternatives elsewhere - front wings as I’d like to source proper carbon items, dashboard inc clocks and switches as I’d like a proper carbon dash with a AIM MXS dash and freewheel buttons to maintain a clean dashboard, seatbelts as I’d like to choose the colour width and type at a later date. I think I have sourced most of the tools and kit I require for the build now and I am just preparing my workspace to accept the kit in 8 weeks time. Planning a visit to Stoneleigh next weekend to help make some decisions on a few bits of like and also to try and decide on a body colour. I really like electric blue at the moment but my original thought was orange. If anyone is interested I’m located in Wetherby so if anyone is local the kettle is always on and the beer is always cold ! Any advice is greatfully received and I’ve covered a few things in previous posts but feel free to offer up any tips or advice. Mark
  3. OK team, a bit more advice please. I'm sitting in the garage with a nice cup of tea, and Jam Steam Sponge pudding looking at how I'm going to mount the fuse boxes and AIM Dash expansion. I going to follow AdgeC's brill idea and mount them on the cross rail just above the drivers feet, but taking his advice on the front of the rail, further away form the scuttle back-line. The bit of aluminium sheet I have is not quite as tall as AdgeC's so I'm thinking I can mount the expansion unit on other side of the steering shaft, but could mount horizontal or vertical. Anybody got any thoughts on this?
  4. Kingster

    Ooh new upgrade arrived

    I'm very happy! what a quality bit of kit it is!
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