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2006/09/20 00:09:22 (permalink)
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Paul's Mk2 RS2000 project - Now going ZETEC!

It's currently on the rotisserie to stitch in the rust replacement sections etc.

1980 Sno white with standard re-trimmed interior.

Bits waiting to go in:

2.0L Zetec running on OEM intake and ECU initially.
Celica 5speed - Dellow adapter kit
one piece tail shaft
3.7 rear

Bias pedal box.
M16 spaced callipers - Capri vented rotors
Rear drums
Bilsteins all round
Adj spring platforms
Quickrack
Anti Dive
4 leaf rears - lowering blocks

15x7 V4 Simmons

Possible additions:

Bias pedal box
Radius rod kit
Noltec adj strut tops
Rear discs

I will update the post when images available

UPDATED 31/05/09

RX7 4 pot fronts with 283mm Peugeot rotors
R31 Skyline rears with Audi 90 245mm rotors
Bias pedal box 0.625 cylinders front / rear

Raceline lightened flywheel (suit RWD Zetec)
AP HD clutch

Simmons V4 15 x 7 fronts - 15 x 7.5 rears

UPDATE

Hi-Spec 260mm 4-pot front brake kit.
Gaz Gold front struts / 225lb springs.
Alloy hubs.
Aftermarket ECU ( Haltech etc) and quad EFI Hardware throttle bodies.
Reverse eye rear springs.
Forged pistons / steel rods.
Modified head / OS valves.
Fast road cams.
Custom in-tank EFI pump / swirl pot.

UPDATE 2018

Custom OEM Falcon in-tank EFI pump.
Custom gauge cluster.
Haltech Elite 2500 ECU.
DBW throttle.
Individual coil pack ignition.
post edited by Paul Dunstan - 2018/09/08 07:56:27
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    oldtx3
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    RE: Paul's Mk2 RS2000 project - Now going ZETEC! 2006/09/20 01:34:53 (permalink)
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    Is that going to be a daily driver Paul?, or maybe a possible occasional circuit racer? Still going down the Zetec route aswell for your other vehicle?
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    RE: Paul's Mk2 RS2000 project - Now going ZETEC! 2006/09/20 15:20:31 (permalink)
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    Justin

    This is the ONLY vehicle apart from the VT family car. The Zetec is on hold as it's been filed in the too hard basket for now - I just want to drive it and have fun

    Although it needs to be filled, primed, painted and assembled first!
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    RE: Paul's Mk2 RS2000 project - Now going ZETEC! 2006/09/21 22:42:55 (permalink)
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    Sounds like a good project!

    I am always suprised how many engines seem to have unknown cams in them, when they form such an important part of an engines profile. I'm the same though, have lots of camshafts sitting around my workshop that have been given to me that I have no idea what'soever on what profile they are, until I sit down and start working them out.

    Will the car be staying white? I like white RS2000s!

    Timmeh
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    Paul Dunstan
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    RE: Paul's Mk2 RS2000 project - Now going ZETEC! 2006/09/22 00:27:06 (permalink)
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    Tim

    Yes, white is not my favourite or chosen colour but as I'm determined to build a genuine RS I guess it would be the right thing to keep it the original colour.

    Well I guess I could measure the cam lift and the duration which might point me in the right direction regarding it's origins - unlesss there are any other obvious markings [:I] I doubt it's anything more than a mild fast road cam etc as the idle is very stable and it seems to pull quite well from around 2000rpm.

    I guess I have a fair amount of time to pretty all the gear up ready to fit
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    RE: Paul's Mk2 RS2000 project - Now going ZETEC! 2006/09/23 06:50:53 (permalink)
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    Paul, you've had this 3 days, should be in primer by now ??? [(#)]
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    RE: Paul's Mk2 RS2000 project - Now going ZETEC! 2006/09/23 08:35:36 (permalink)
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    Grant

    Give me some credit - I've gone further with this one in 3 days than I had in 5 years with the original project car [B)]

    Currently unstitching the sections from donar vehicles ready to fit once the cancer ridden portions have been removed from the shell.

    Pics to follow shortly.........
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    RE: Paul's Mk2 RS2000 project - Now going ZETEC! 2006/09/24 21:06:39 (permalink)
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    Mike

    My panel man (thanks Mark ) is away for a month so work has halted until he returns.

    I can take some shots of the repair sections that I've unstitched and sand blasted if it's any help ATM? It might give you some idea of the route we're taking to repair my rear quarters...
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    RE: Paul's Mk2 RS2000 project - Now going ZETEC! 2006/09/25 22:48:25 (permalink)
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    OK, here are the rear quarter repair sections that have been unstitched and (mostly) cleaned up. They will be "offered" upto the sections needing replacement and trimmed to fit.

    They will be attached using a combination of butt welding and plug welding in the original spot welds for originality etc


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    RE: Paul's Mk2 RS2000 project - Now going ZETEC! 2006/09/25 23:32:54 (permalink)
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    Nice to see things being done to perfection. Lots of work in doing it this way but it will be a far better resalt at the end. I have a mate that is doing the same to my second RS. He has been making the replacment sections from scratch mostly as i couldnt find any Escort shells that were any good. It is taking a long time but It is also being done properly.
    Enjoy the job, take your time(but not to long) and you will have a emaculate car at the end.[:p][:p][:p]
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    RE: Paul's Mk2 RS2000 project - Now going ZETEC! 2006/09/26 05:49:13 (permalink)
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    Thanks for the words of encouragement

    Initially only thought the outer rear quarter panel was all we needed but once beginning to remove the section we discovered that it was ALL fibreglass - so the inners were needed also [:(!]

    I was beginning to think that a decent rear quarter was an urban myth and was considering a repo panel from the UK. Eventually came across a couple of decent sections (not perfect) that are a vast improvement over the originals. Also found a mint heater plenum assembly also which will be put to good use

    Work will commence again shortly but in the mean time I'm cleaning up all the bits I've collected along the way ready to be fitted (although I think I have PLENTY of time)! Might visit the powder coaters too

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    RE: Paul's Mk2 RS2000 project - Now going ZETEC! 2006/05/10 16:37:15 (permalink)
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    As there has been little progress on the shell I thought I'd spend 8hrs sand blasting ready for powder coating and got the bits back today...........

    I have loosely assembled one of the struts although I'm yet to confirm what strut tops I'll be using. The adjustable platform is "home made" from 50mm waterpipe (I think) and welded over the original strut tube. As they came as is I'm quite happy to use them although they're hardly adjustable once under the car. At least I can experiment with varying ride heights before final installation

    The headlight assemblies, anti dive and the spring mounts came up a treat.

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    RE: Paul's Mk2 RS2000 project - Now going ZETEC! 2006/05/10 18:04:22 (permalink)
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    It's coming along nicely for you. Looks like you've got a good attention to detail which is showing through in your results. Looking forward to seeing more work as it comes! Well done.

    Timmeh
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    RE: Paul's Mk2 RS2000 project - Now going ZETEC! 2006/05/10 18:19:07 (permalink)
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    Looking good Paul
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    RE: Paul's Mk2 RS2000 project - Now going ZETEC! 2006/11/10 14:05:19 (permalink)
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    Got some 15x6 V4 Simmons for RS so I thought I'd strip, polish and paint in my initial colour scheme for the car. The only other addition is probably the flush mounted centre caps and stainless socket head bolts for the centre [:p]

    Not too sure that V4's look their best in black [V] and I don't want gold! The car will be the factory Sno White so I'm having a re-think of what colour might suit. Charcoal (Simon ) is on the short list - anyone else?

    Here is a before and after..........


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