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Good stuff, that's quite a brave place to strap it down, hopefully they had some more from the back of the car too!

 

Great result though, so glad you finally got there, been lots of hard work.

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Great result 8-)

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  • 6 years later...

bit of a thread resurrection but i thought better to post here and keep the original going rather than create a new thread.

 

So as some on the forum will know I took delivery of Phil Lloyds (Lloydox) epic S2000 powered westy earlier this year. Thanks to @Ian Kinder (Bagpuss) - Joint Peak District AOand @Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary who as usual were always helpful and informative it came with a good mechanical pedigree and the oily bits had obviously been well sorted. 

 

It was obvious the bodywork needed some tlc and probably wasn't Phils No1 priority when he built the car as many of the panels were factory 2nds and of various colours which were then resprayed in Ford Ice White. but it did the job and as a track focused car, which is what i was looking for is absolutely perfect.

 

anyway after many messages, a trip to warrington to view and Phil agreeing to service and do a few bits on the car before i picked it up, the deal was done and 'scruffy' as @harrypotter christened it came south down the M6.

 

I've used it over the summer pretty much as it was, with a few minor glitches but generally it performed great on a number of track days at Curborough and Shelsley Walsh and certainly put a smile on my and a few passengers faces. It has an epic sound track on full chat. compared to my zetec powered 1.8 speedsport which i've owned and enjoyed for over 13 years (and currently confined to my mother in laws garage) its incredibly fast having 270ish bhp in a 550kilo car. 

 

Its now sorned and i've started the winter fettling which i'll write up in the near future and try to keep the diary up to date as a record of my upgrades . my plan is to keep the mechanicals pretty much as they are, just refresh a few things such as suspension, brakes etc and carry out any necessary maintenance so that it stays reliable and fun on track and then slowly improve the appearance over time eg, new front cycle wings, rear arches, rear splitter etc which will no doubt be carbon as Phil originally used a fair bit in order to keep the weight down, and it looks good too. 

 

cheers

 

phil

 

 

 

 

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Glad you're enjoying it and it would be great to see it again at some point. I visited this car twice during my build and have driven with it's previous owner on a few occasions. Hence part of it is in the DNA of my car!

 

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Good to see you out and about with it!

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Thanks gents. The cars performed brilliantly considering its been off the road for a couple of years. 

 

Initially I just carried out some routine maintenance such as regreasing of the gear shift, brake fluid etc etc. Also serviced the vtec control valve as occasionally it seemed to stick but all seems ok now. 

 

First job was replacing the driveshaft boots as 2 were caput so decided to replace all 4. Generally went to plan but a couple of issues came to light not least a few loose driveshaft bolts so new bolts, spring washers, spreader washers and threadlock used when refitting. 

 

First issue I came across was a broken diff stabilising bar. I vaguely remember an occasional knock but nothing that indicated such an issue.

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after further investigation it appeared 1 of the dif hanger bolts had done a runner and the other was a little loose. Its a 7.5inch dif so 2 bolts rather than 1 long bolt and 2 nuts. Also didn't appear to be any washers in between the diff casing and the chassis which may have been the route cause by allowing the alloy casing to wear slightly, allowing the bolts to work their way loose.  Not ideal and a bit of a close shave with all that power. 

 

Anyway after a bit of persuasion I manage to ease new washers between the hanger and chassis mounts plus new bolts, spring washers and threadlock. Plus a new stabiliser so that's not going anywhere now. 

 

And new boots fitted and all back together. Not had chance to test yet tho. 

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1 hour ago, fildyke said:

Initially I just carried out some routine maintenance such as regreasing of the gear shift

 

Was it sticking down after you'd selected reverse? I found water ingress causes the nylon to swell.

 

I eventually solved mine with adhesive lined heat shrink from the stick to the rubber gater that seals the top of the shift box.

 

 

 

1 hour ago, fildyke said:

 

First job was replacing the driveshaft boots as 2 were caput so decided to replace all 4. Generally went to plan but a couple of issues came to light not least a few loose driveshaft bolts so new bolts, spring washers, spreader washers and threadlock used when refitting. 

 

A few seem to suffer with this. I assume you cleaned the threads as best you could etc.

 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Ian Kinder (Bagpuss) - Joint Peak District AO said:

 

Was it sticking down after you'd selected reverse? I found water ingress causes the nylon to swell.

 

I eventually solved mine with adhesive lined heat shrink from the stick to the rubber gater that seals the top of the shift box.

 

 

 

not particularly, just felt a bit stiff, particularly across the gate from 2nd to 3rd, it generally appeared pretty clean but decided to change all the bushes etc as well while i was in there and def improved the positive nature of the shift. 

 

cleaned the holes as best i could but that grease gets everywhere and once in there its dificult to get out of the thread without giving it a deep clean. i've clearly marked all the bolt heads tho with tipex so i can easily keep an eye on it. 

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5 hours ago, fildyke said:

bit of a thread resurrection but i thought better to post here and keep the original going rather than create a new thread.

 

So as some on the forum will know I took delivery of Phil Lloyds (Lloydox) epic S2000 powered westy earlier this year. Thanks to @Ian Kinder (Bagpuss) - Joint Peak District AOand @Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary who as usual were always helpful and informative it came with a good mechanical pedigree and the oily bits had obviously been well sorted. 

 

It was obvious the bodywork needed some tlc and probably wasn't Phils No1 priority when he built the car as many of the panels were factory 2nds and of various colours which were then resprayed in Ford Ice White. but it did the job and as a track focused car, which is what i was looking for is absolutely perfect.

 

anyway after many messages, a trip to warrington to view and Phil agreeing to service and do a few bits on the car before i picked it up, the deal was done and 'scruffy' as @harrypotter christened it came south down the M6.

 

I've used it over the summer pretty much as it was, with a few minor glitches but generally it performed great on a number of track days at Curborough and Shelsley Walsh and certainly put a smile on my and a few passengers faces. It has an epic sound track on full chat. compared to my zetec powered 1.8 speedsport which i've owned and enjoyed for over 13 years (and currently confined to my mother in laws garage) its incredibly fast having 270ish bhp in a 550kilo car. 

 

Its now sorned and i've started the winter fettling which i'll write up in the near future and try to keep the diary up to date as a record of my upgrades . my plan is to keep the mechanicals pretty much as they are, just refresh a few things such as suspension, brakes etc and carry out any necessary maintenance so that it stays reliable and fun on track and then slowly improve the appearance over time eg, new front cycle wings, rear arches, rear splitter etc which will no doubt be carbon as Phil originally used a fair bit in order to keep the weight down, and it looks good too. 

 

cheers

 

phil

 

 

 

 

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It’s a hell of a car that one. I had a great run back home with Phil from a Cheshire meet, laughed my ass off all the way.

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9 minutes ago, Si.Dalziel said:


It’s a hell of a car that one. I had a great run back home with Phil from a Cheshire meet, laughed my ass off all the way.

it sure is, phil certainly knew how to get the best from the engine. can't imagine there's many with the same power without fitting forced induction. 

 

i've taken various folks out in it on track days who are used to fast motors and they just just end up giggling all the way round. 

 

the kick from the vtec is intoxicating

 

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Next job, replacing the leaky swirl pot. Not quite a straight forward as it first appears due to being mounted in the engine bay

 

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I know I said the fuel system was next but I've just started refreshing the front suspension, in particular the front os which appeared to have a bit of play in the tre. So I ordered an escort non s2000 mk2 replacement but on stripping it down the one fitted appears slightly different. 

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Hopefully you can see the existing tre is slightly diferent and has a slimmer taper which means the bolt protrudes further above the steering arm and is therefore very close underneath. I think the existing tre is an s2000 part but I was under the impression these weren't generally fitted. So my question is can anyone confirm which tre I have and would it be advisable to replace like for like or with a more traditional mk 2 version. 

 

Thanks in advance

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The rack is Escort mk2, but the uprights are Cortina style, are the TRE’s Cortina 3/4/5 to match?

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35 minutes ago, Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary said:

The rack is Escort mk2, but the uprights are Cortina style, are the TRE’s Cortina 3/4/5 to match?

Thanks dave, 

 

I'm not sure tbh, they could be cortina tre s. I think a trip to my local motor factors with the offending part might be the safest bet, assuming they have them in stock. 

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