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2005/04/09 09:30:08
maxrs

MAXRS

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fehlbie
Nice...
Love the colour, clean looking car you have there.
Do you have anymore pics?
2005/04/09 09:42:09
scortfreak
I like the colour, looks awesome.
2005/04/09 10:10:58
RS2000mk2
specs on the motor!?[:p]

the colour looks great with those lovely simmons

cheers
rhys
2005/04/09 12:53:01
2lt_Scort
Looks real tidy, decent times also.
Would like to see some more pics

Rhys
2005/04/09 13:25:14
RS027
Love the colour. Looks like the kind of colour that would change alot depending on the time of day, at night or overcast, etc.
2005/04/09 13:32:45
maxrs
The paint is a metallic not a pearl, The last colour jaguar produced before ford bought them out.
WELL, I bought (04DRS)from JBCARS in 1993 for $6.400 which was OK for a car that copped plenty of abuse for two years, Then it started to fall apart-Racing a rx7 Porsche and dunnydoors between Nambour @ Bribie turn off-blew dipstick out-bent rods [:-(]Time for new engine[xx(]decided to go better at Lakeside PB at the time was 16.6 1/4 10.5 1/8 with standard running gear.
Being 22 my apprenticeship was over, I started a 2LT pinto build, up grading everything(cam,ignition,exhaust,clutch) and went for a locked 4.11 diff[88][88]did motorkhanas,drag's 15.5 1/4 9.82 1/8
Entered summernats 8, Go to whoa-13th 8.39?kicked Fitzpatrick's blown chev fc butt. Pity the shifter popped out on those racing changes.
2005/04/09 21:00:04
Mk2_2dr_2L
Very cool car... that's exactly how my brother wants to do his mk2 up like !

Any more pics ?
2005/04/09 22:07:14
Mk2_2dr_2L
haha, 'look mum no hands' [:x)]

fun fun
2005/05/09 21:59:41
maxrs
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2005/05/09 22:21:38
scortfreak
Haha. [:p]
Nice to see I'm not the only one who drives my cars like that. [:p]
2005/05/09 22:22:12
maxrs


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2005/05/09 22:27:55
maxrs


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2005/05/09 22:42:21
scortfreak
Some mad pictures there. Keep 'em coming.
2005/05/09 22:49:03
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2005/05/09 23:03:22
Joshua
keep em coming.

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2005/05/09 23:03:28
maxrs

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2005/05/09 23:45:06
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2005/06/09 00:02:36
Shea
woah looks great, can u give me info on that side skirt of the german 001 pic? colour is nice too, how much is it a liter?
Cheers Shea
2005/06/09 17:06:47
maxrs
Side skirts were on the RS when i bought it,would you believe the whole rear(bootlid area)has been replaced,nosecone too.painted in alpine white.
2005/06/09 17:49:46
Juiceman
hey do you live near capalaba in brisbane cause i often see a mk2 in capalaba with colour a coded grille, it looks very similar to yours

nice collection of cars there
2005/06/09 17:59:00
Shea
hey, whoops i meant the colour of your red one, you paint that yourself?
2005/06/09 18:04:45
maxrs
Lazer red,all reds are a type 3 colour.$40 a litre.yep,my dad taught me.
A couple of photo's of first respray,note:little bog mark in bonnet,Overflow pipe from radiator hit plastic fan blade into bonnet.
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2005/06/09 18:41:11
Shea
i reeeally like the look of the deep maroon colour as seen in the very first pic, how often does it look like that because it looks like a monza red in all the other pics (unless those are the older pics and i'm just an idiot)
2005/06/09 23:23:31
maxrs
I changed the colour around 1995, Red flame(colour code)
Madness is 120kg passenger spear a spudding.

Engine was 2lt pinto balanced, blueprinted with copper bearings, heavily ported head with match ported standard manifold, 500 two barrel angular discharge Holley(vac sec)Ivan tighe 35/75 cam with twin valve springs,standard flywheel with rpm 90 clutch, 4 2 1 2.5 exhaust.

Shea i painted 04DRS in 2001,metallic red,It looked great straight high flec metallic.Did engine bay,removed battery luckily,Had engine fire in Sept 2002[8~2]lift bonnet to see twin dellortos blowing flames.[:u]back to square 1[:-(]Gave me a chance to hide engine bay wiring.The two photo's below is near the end of the first rebuild.1995.


2005/07/09 18:25:57
Vanman
Nice rides Max, the deep colour on the 4dr looks awesome.
2005/09/09 00:15:37
tybrown
Car look great Mark.

MORE PICS!!!

so how long have you had your 4 door???
2005/09/09 08:27:02
maxrs
Bought it mid 1993,considered selling/swaping half a dozen times.But wife talk's me out of it.MY DREAM CAR

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2005/09/09 19:51:31
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by Juiceman
[br]hey do you live near capalaba in brisbane cause i often see a mk2 in capalaba with colour a coded grille, it looks very similar to yours

nice collection of cars there

Have been working around Holland Park,try to use car when i can,specially before morning peak hour.But i did see another car [:(!]Look's near the same,I now know how the ladies feel(same dress-party)
2005/09/13 16:11:50
Mk2_2dr_2L
Nice pics, looks like you may have spent more time wokring on your escy than i have on mine !! [:0]

That sierra was out at leyburn this year... ive been lead to beleive that it is a toowooomba car.. if that is true or not i'm not sure.
2005/09/16 11:25:47
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by Mk2_2dr_2L
[br]Nice pics, looks like you may have spent more time wokring on your escy than i have on mine !! [:0]

That sierra was out at leyburn this year... ive been lead to beleive that it is a toowooomba car.. if that is true or not i'm not sure.

The RS 500 is from your area,Any RS 500 will do me,Working on cars can be [x2x]fustraiting[:(!]An hour a day,and walk away.
2005/09/17 11:24:49
Mk2_2dr_2L
Yeah... i may have to meet with this sierra owner at some stage ... as i want to "trade" some parts [%][(#)]

Yeah, i own a nice shiny mountain bike that gets me around when my car is off the road, it's fairly reliable and extremly cheap to run !! i just need to eat my weetbix in the morning... and im off [:u][88]
2005/09/17 12:07:01
maxrs
I haven't been on a bike since i got my p's,Even when i lost the license.Thank you Mrs MAXRS[:X]for chauferring me around.Couple of pics while i wait on new valves,Aircon arrived

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2005/09/17 22:31:54
maxrs
And finally,This Fj panelvan was built between 1979-81 by my father.Bought for $10 bucks,and dragged out of creek bed.No drivers side sill or floor. Rebuilt in 1986 with a turbo 202.so 19 years and we finally get to see what it will run?15.9sec was it's best,It has run a Flat 10sec over the 1/8th.When (Brian)first built it i could stand strait up in the back.

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The FJ runs Capri rack/pinion,tailights,seats,basically an old holden with Capri accesories.
2005/09/27 19:55:01
scortfreak
That panelvan is awesome! The FJ is one of the few Holdens I love.
2005/09/27 20:49:06
maxrs
Heads back with new valves,Nearly ready to break again.

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2005/08/10 00:23:59
Mk2_2dr_2L
wow! thats nice Holdencrap [88] ... thats an awesome panel van !!

How long until the rs is back out ?
2005/08/10 14:26:35
maxrs
Hoping to leave driveway after big race tommorow,Had a momet when i was starting to tension head,when cam was not at top dead center,New cam wheel has no pointer to show,figered out with keyway-Because the front cam bolt has lock tite,(no spray bar)So that's been playing my mind abit.Go Loundsy888
2005/08/10 15:04:01
scortfreak
Maxrs, are you coming to the Canberra meet?
2005/08/10 22:03:44
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by scortfreak
[br]Maxrs, are you coming to the Canberra meet?

Yes,New avaitar looks sweet.

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2005/08/10 23:04:04
scortfreak
Thanks. Will you be in the RS?

I better go buy some more memory cards for the camera, I'll be spending the whole time taking photos.
2005/08/10 23:28:41
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by scortfreak
[br]Thanks. Will you be in the RS?

I better go buy some more memory cards for the camera, I'll be spending the whole time taking photos.

Hopfully,I have half the trim away,Given aircon the flick till we get back,Look's bloody cold down Bathurst,may need the heater[(#)]
2005/08/10 23:38:03
Mk2_2dr_2L
i put my standard cam wheel back on to line up the cam to the pointer and then removed it and put my vernier on in the sme position, and from there i could advance or retard my cam as i saw fit.

What do you mean about having no oil spray bar ??? [xo]
2005/09/10 22:21:27
maxrs
One of Danny's cross drilled one's,Allows a more ramp in cam duration,without being a pig to drive with low airspeed.From the ten min i had engine running before,I can't wait to rev it.

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2005/09/10 22:48:18
joeyjonsey
hey could you let me know how it goes compared to your last setup cause i was looking into one of danny's kits too
2005/12/10 00:23:20
maxrs
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Originally posted by smokenjoe
[br]hey could you let me know how it goes compared to your last setup cause i was looking into one of danny's kits too


Same set up(see typewriter pinto)Started tonight,Just some heater plumbing to go.

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15.07 KBRunning now,Im very happy with Danny,Very helpful
2005/12/10 20:56:55
Mk2_2dr_2L
Sweet... how does she go ? im guessing you've taken her for a strap by now...
2005/10/15 16:01:44
maxrs
Compared to previous worked pinto's-Big ports ands standard valves,would'nt work under 2000RPM.Big valves,mild port with a bigger cam lift and duration,D04 cam.No big rev yet,ran cam in-retensioned head. This engine is more drivable
2005/10/15 18:17:53
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by maxrs
[br]Compared to previous worked pinto's-Big ports ands standard valves,would'nt work under 2000RPM.Big valves,mild port with a bigger cam lift and duration,D04 cam.No big rev yet,ran cam in-retensioned head. This engine is more drivable

With 3 cylinders?Bent another valve from earlier mixup,have 1 exust valve from typewriter pinto.[xx(]working all day tommorrow to beat todays hp readout[xx(]67kw with 3 pots,keep you posted,door trims are out 2,buisy couple of days 4ME[(#)]

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2005/10/25 19:37:47
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by maxrs
[br]Hoping to leave driveway after big race tommorow,Had a momet when i was starting to tension head,when cam was not at top dead center,New cam wheel has no pointer to show,figered out with keyway-Because the front cam bolt has lock tite,(no spray bar)So that's been playing my mind abit.Go Loundsy888

[8~2][8~2][8~2][8~2][8~2][8~2]In workshop overnight[8~2]Only one second time since ive had it.
2005/10/25 19:40:01
scortfreak
Car looks good in those pics. Still hoping to make Canberra?
2005/10/25 19:46:00
maxrs
If paste dozen't seat valve,I will bolt a more standard combination together.burn midnight oil to make it scotfreak!On the goodside of life,Queensland streetcar mag photo im over the moon with then look in street machine,And find sick photo of old man's FJ doing skid at nostalgia's.
2005/10/25 20:04:11
scortfreak
Just went through Street Machine and saw the FJ. Great shot of it.
2005/10/25 20:57:59
Mk2_2dr_2L
It seems your not having much luck there mark.. [V]
2005/10/25 21:27:22
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by Mk2_2dr_2L
[br]It seems your not having much luck there mark.. [V]

Im starting to feel pressure?By the time Canberra,We'll know tommorrow.Rev'd well with no load,test drive and no guts,i figered cam timing!rest time
2005/10/25 22:36:56
grant
sounds like its out a tooth, gettin there
2005/10/25 22:44:29
maxrs
Well,101hp @ 6500rpm[:p]No time to tune properly,paying customers waiting,Not bad for $100.Now dealing with blowbye,can i fit hose(rocker cover) to canistor under inlet manifold?New door trims@kick panels are in

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2005/10/26 17:17:21
Mk2_2dr_2L
Love the new door cards

Where did you get the strut brace from ?

I somehow don't think i'll ever make the canberra gathering.. my car is always in a million pieces at this time of the year with some master plan to make it faster, haha

I made a blow by canister out of an alloy anodised drink bottle which i turned upside down and bored some holes in. You can then open the bottom up to drain it out... didnt look too bad either.
2005/01/11 11:38:06
Mr Mk2
I didn't realise the problems you had before the canberra meet, good work, car looked trick. I liked the way you have the stereo done at the front with the speakers behind the console excellent idea i thought. Great work.
2005/01/11 14:06:13
maxrs
The wife was sick of scraping her knuckles on the speaker housing every time she opened the window! They're out of the way now.And strutbrace i made out of 10mm Square pipe with a couple of spun up round plates,Made to fit 32/36 carby.Im leaving RS at all ford day and leaving for cruise around 9.00 till after lunch.
2005/01/11 18:07:31
maxrs
My RS was in a million bits 2 weeks before last weekend,Drive down Canberra (oil everywhere)Big clean at the red light car wash-Back to Rydges when Scottfreak wanted to go jap car hunting,Sorry scotty,simply not capable after over 2000km with hot dog falling off again,Both times it's happened im starting a steep hill-hit bump-Tailpipes hitting ground[8~2]Our Drive home was memorable,Rained for 1/2 the trip,So topping up oil every 50 km was fun,One big puddle made alternator dash light come on and wiped out Radio music perminatly[xx(]I would like to thank NSW police for setting up huge perminate speed camera sign's before traps!
2005/01/11 18:28:49
scortfreak
Mark, did you video when I took you in the yellow car?
2005/01/11 20:59:12
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by scortfreak
[br]Mark, did you video when I took you in the yellow car?

No,To worried about my life[(#)]Couple of nice pics tho,Still 4 sale?
2005/01/11 21:06:10
scortfreak
Haha. I thought I was restraining myself pretty well? [B)]

Still not sure about selling it, basically if I get what I want I'll sell it, otherwise I'll keep it, stick on some bubble arches give it a re-spray and drop a big-ass engine in it. [:p]
2005/01/11 21:09:49
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by scortfreak

Haha. I thought I was restraining myself pretty well? [B)]

Still not sure about selling it, basically if I get what I want I'll sell it, otherwise I'll keep it, stick on some bubble arches give it a re-spray and drop a big-ass engine in it. [:p]


Engine in yellow one probably Big enough? Paint it when you crash it!Only kidding, Just have fun in it?
Your going to Paint@build how many cars Blake? Why didn't you fix yellow one's engine....And you wanted to go racing!!!Restrain?
The engine needs fixing before you have the chance to restrain yourself.
2005/02/11 19:00:17
Mark
Glad that you still made it home in one piece..........
2005/02/11 22:53:48
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by Mark

Glad that you still made it home in one piece..........


Me 2, A bit of a gamble in the end, My Dad had been giving me stick about not making it! Thanx
2005/02/11 23:05:53
scortfreak
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Originally posted by maxrs
[br]Your going to Paint@build how many cars Blake?



As many as I can.
2005/03/11 00:49:46
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by scortfreak
[br]
quote:
Originally posted by maxrs
[br]Your going to Paint@build how many cars Blake?



As many as I can.

What for,race@show?Maxrs's collection

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2005/04/11 13:22:40
scortfreak
Nice trophys.
They all from the RS?

2005/04/11 14:09:53
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by scortfreak

Nice trophys.
They all from the RS?




Yes, all for 1/8th mile drag racing 10 years ago! you saw me get my first show one, I have never entered judging, But i did change my mind thankfully down Canberra. If i send you some vid's can you post em 4 us!
2005/04/11 14:20:25
scortfreak
Yeah, you looked a bit shocked when you won the award at Canberra haha. Nice work.

Yeah, send me what you have and I'll upload it all.
2005/04/11 14:26:06
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by scortfreak
[br]Yeah, you looked a bit shocked when you won the award at Canberra haha. Nice work.

Yeah, send me what you have and I'll upload it all.

Can't work my 3 phone out!Clutch cable broke in town-to work @ home again without clutch.Bit of work 4 Ford day tommorrow[xx(]
2005/05/11 15:15:13
grant
u got a cable? i got a few spare new ones here
2005/05/11 15:16:47
maxrs
Thanx mate all doneLast 1/3 of Dipstick @ little collet are in sump?another mission tommorrowStill pumping oil with new improved(coke)oil breather[%]May leave bonnet down.When canister under inlet is disconected no oil out rocker cover?First flat run to 190km/hExpecting more than 110rwhpwith proper tune & no sock filters.Danny's number 5 cam is useless under 2000rpm and hills at over 3000rpm are no problem with standard flywheel.Spec's on cam?Danny
2005/05/11 21:54:53
maxrs
White faces came up a treat!great last night-But speedo cable replacement was a b17ch?

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2005/11/19 16:36:02
maxrs
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2005/11/30 23:45:53
zakspeed
The white dial dash looks beachin! I just bought a stainless steel surround for the RS and i think i might have to put some white dials in it!
2005/12/26 22:17:22
maxrs
Driving at night is a pleasure since the white faces have been in,Well worth doing-Stainless surrounds do look good!
2005/12/27 07:22:38
Juiceman
hey man where do you get the white faced dash from, cause i cant see sheet at night haha
2005/12/30 19:33:03
maxrs
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[br]Driving at night is a pleasure since the white faces have been in,Well worth doing-Stainless surrounds do look good!

Both on Ebay!Xmas was made easy this year because of Ebay.
2005/12/31 00:11:48
Juiceman
thanks...yes its impossible to see the black faced instrument [}:)]

haha i love ebay
2005/12/31 09:32:07
maxrs
Been on this site for 14 months-nearly finished!

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2006/05/01 21:09:25
RS2000mk2
car looks great mate, what else is left to do??

you should try to get some good quality pics of ya car, would come out lookin amazing!

cheers
rhys
2006/05/01 22:41:50
maxrs
Not a case what's left-What's next!Put photo's up before i pull it apart againDiff is noisy!Taking lowering blocks out then Quickrack
2006/05/01 23:33:16
maxrs
Got hi
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Originally posted by Juiceman
[br]hey do you live near capalaba in brisbane cause i often see a mk2 in capalaba with colour a coded grille, it looks very similar to yours

nice collection of cars there

This is in Ebay at the moment for $5000[8~2]
Sounds like a good RS-8 3/4 diff-Volvo breaks

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2006/01/24 23:07:05
maxrs
Update:I needed to do some Maintance on the red esky so when i found out about Mini-jam-1/4 drags[(#)]
Proper oil return fitted now(no more coke bottle)CCC6[88]But had to fit breather in photo up to firewall next to bonnet hindge!
Had Dellorto's checked and fitted a new sump!
4.11 locked diff gears with MK1 axles(seeing if the myth is true)[;^)]

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2006/03/23 12:46:01
Roy
like the colour of your car makes a difference than seeing the same old solid colours. what's the rocker cover and did you paint it
2006/03/23 12:50:48
maxrs
The alloy rocker cover was a 20th birthday present and the paint colour is Ford blue with straight metalic flake added.

Quickco is where the cover come from,South Australia
2006/03/23 13:25:02
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is the model you?
hubba hubba! hahahahahaha[88]
2006/03/29 21:10:44
maxrs
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2006/05/24 22:33:24
Juiceman
holy poo poo where did you get that done? i want one!

-edit-

figured out how to do it in photoshop
2006/05/25 12:27:56
maxrs
Thanks 225s Killa
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2006/01/07 13:26:20
maxrs
A nice day for some picture's so i got art'a!
Better quality pic's than before[:I]
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2006/01/07 13:27:12
RS027
Looks great mate.
2006/01/07 13:55:35
2lt_Scort
Looks Tuff,
Is it an optical illusion or is that a different rear spoiler?

Rhys
2006/01/07 15:55:11
maxrs
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[br]lookin nice mate are u runin a drop tank in it if so where ya get it and how much

Standard tank with a sheet off stainless mesh[%]

$1200 hundred for a approved stainless drop tank 4 MK2[xx(]
2006/01/07 15:56:07
maxrs
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Originally posted by 2lt_Scort
[br]Looks Tuff,
Is it an optical illusion or is that a different rear spoiler?

Rhys

Rear spoiler is a V6 Capri upside down[^]
2006/01/07 16:30:14
Vanman
Thats a sexy piece of car M8. Very nice. Flying the flag for 4 doors.
2006/01/07 17:28:47
Mark
looking schmick...
2006/01/07 17:48:24
Juiceman
I love this car, looks and sounds so tough
2006/02/07 10:53:59
maxrs
In short-Car is now a two seater and just found out i ran a 15.8 1/4 mile with 80 120 120 120 F@c# all compression.
240psi is 11.1 compression.

As well,I have found a full set of chromb trim that goes around the doors.
Should i do the cromb external door handle's as well.
I think i am[%]
2006/08/20 11:41:29
Juiceman
definately chrome the door handles, mine has it done and looks awesome
2006/11/10 14:55:06
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by Juiceman
[br]I love this car, looks and sounds so tough


Not anymore[8~2]Mild 2lt with full exhaust[B)]
Thanx to the QLD traffic authority for kicking my RS...im legal
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Dellorto's were leaning out under half throttle.
Thanx Danny,your experience and knowledge is extremely valuable and helpful to me.
2006/10/25 22:00:31
scortfreak
... where's the Coke bottle?
2006/10/25 22:41:54
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by scortfreak
[br]... where's the Coke bottle?

hahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahaha
[(#)][(#)]

I'm never going to live that down am i[B)]
I wish i could redeem myself at this years Canberra Capri muster.

Anyone going/entering the Sydney Nostalgia drag's?


2006/10/25 23:06:07
grant
freak off those big webbers are legal [88]
give you $50 for the mod plate [:x)]
2006/01/11 20:17:29
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by grant
[br]freak off those big webbers are legal [88]
give you $50 for the mod plate [:x)]


I don't wan't your money unless your prepared to race[:x)]
Why wouldn't they be legal anyway Grant?
Just because the crankcase oil's not going into cobustion chamber[B)]

I could do without the top breather hose on this engine.

I'm waiting on Beefcake for 100% roadworthy[:p]
2006/01/11 20:55:31
Sean
Did they do an emissions test with the twin carby's?
2006/02/11 09:30:56
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by Sean
[br]Did they do an emissions test with the twin carby's?


No,I haven't had to fart in a jar yet.

I've been busy getting busted for everything today.
It feels like i have BOOK ME PLEASE.written across my head today!

Got done for unrego'ed Moped on the footpath.doing the morning shop run.
And my Bluebird's not rego'ed.Paid the rego through B-pay.i was waiting on the sticker,with my receipt in the glove box.
Paying 6 months and pressing the buttons for 12(my f**k up)
I feel like upper cutting myself!

The first copper was a Pr*ck,but the second did explain that if i write a nice letter explaining my F#*k up he would wave the fine.

My point is.RS is going to stay unregoed this year.Time for a 351!
2006/02/11 15:35:25
Juiceman
what happened to the old tappett cover you had?

this one:

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Do you still have it? because if you do and aren't using it anymore...
2006/08/11 17:47:38
maxrs
Engine is sitting on Garage floor,With low compression on one cylinder[B)]
Alloy rocker cover was a 21st Bday present,from Quickco in SA.
2006/08/11 18:51:08
Juiceman
Oh ok, I'm on the hunt for one like it for my new motor
2006/08/11 22:25:14
Juiceman
I have another question for your mark, what type of diff are you using? Cheers
2006/11/13 11:37:44
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by Juiceman
[br]I have another question for your mark, what type of diff are you using? Cheers


Standard Escort Banjo type with rear sway bar.
6 leafs springs with 2 1/2 inch lowering blocks.
I have been running MK1 axles for there strength,but on inspection of spline i had twisted em a 1/4 turn[:p][xx(].
A little mod is needed to drum to clear over a MK1 axle.

Diff center is a MK1 Cortina 4.11-1 gears in a MK2 Escort housing.
(i do these myself)[^]
I have a few tweaks i do to keep the centers alive.
Many year's of no money and plenty of broken centers around.

I even cut a Holden Banjo Center to put into my RS around 10year ago.
I did come to my senses luckily.
Adding extra leave springs helps if you preload the front of spring making the leaves act like a connecting rod.infront of Diff.
If anyone wishes how to make a leaf spring sandwich let me know.


I have been lucky when it come's to advice over the year's.
Kieth at KCF rallysport Rallies MK2 Eskies.
2006/11/13 17:26:45
Mickas
I'll have another MK1 diff for you to buy soon....
2006/11/13 23:12:28
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by Mickas

I'll have another MK1 diff for you to buy soon....

Sweet,have run out of spares as you know.

My front lip and chrome surrounding the windows are on.
Door handles are next
2006/11/14 00:07:23
maxrs
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2007/06/21 09:21:39
maxrs

http://classic-ford.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15400
For anyone that missed my fun.

Now for the headace.
Did the whole roof measure for the new one today.
I have been toying with the idea of a KA Laser roof.
5 door Rs2o0o?
Work starts tommorrow.


2008/09/09 19:42:29
nigel mk1
Freakin hell Mark, dont know how i missed that other thread, but good to see your alright!
2008/09/09 20:15:11
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by nigel mk1

Freakin hell Mark, dont know how i missed that other thread, but good to see your alright!


Very lucky to walk away unscathed.
I was shaken for a while, But able to work the next day to pay for it.
Nothing like a little carnage to make you appreciate everything.

Fun starts tomorrow, i will keep you updated with my mission.

2008/09/09 22:14:27
grant
[V]
2008/11/09 18:11:54
Juiceman
That's a sad sight Mark, although I must admit I did have a giggle because you can tell where the Escort's have been parked by the oil on the driveway.
2008/11/09 20:07:13
David W
quote:
Originally posted by Juiceman

That's a sad sight Mark, although I must admit I did have a giggle because you can tell where the Escort's have been parked by the oil on the driveway.


My driveway looks the same - Shell have apparently lodged exploration rights on the site as they think there is a large underground oil well[88]
2008/12/09 05:13:23
darnoldrs
Seeing you dedicated to rebuild this car has given me insperation not to scrap my old rs shell. I have been deciding what to do with it for about 10 years. I will just add it to the "to do" list. I might get to it in another 10 years maybe.
gool luck with it.
2008/12/09 06:49:04
maxrs
Hi guy's,
Juiceman is picking up Grants oil spotting habits.

The roof hit back out without a drama, and am doing the big roof exchange today.
I will take the camera. So i can get a convertible shot.
2008/12/09 07:53:29
Luke
Good luck with it mate
2008/12/09 10:07:44
tybrown
Mark if there are not any oil spills on the driveway that means the escort doesnt run :-)

thats a big job mark. dont put a laser roof on the rs!
2008/12/09 22:05:55
David W
Is a 2 door roof the same dimensions ?

The B Pillar would be further back on a 2 door, but if they are the same shape and size, then it would just be a matter of dropping it on to the top of the pillars ?

That said the C Pillar is a different shape isn't it - noting the 'gills' behind the window are different in 2 door v 4 door
2008/12/09 22:31:24
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by tybrown

Mark if there are not any oil spills on the driveway that means the escort doesnt run :-)

thats a big job mark. dont put a laser roof on the rs!


I had to fool someone[:x)] Some pic's of the progress.
A little bog and it will be as good as Gold.



Don't worry TY, I may even go back to Monza Red.
where are my opening 1/4 windows?

A little effort finding the spot welds and using a horse shoe remover.


I have been surprised what they want for a door David.
I found a good passenger one for $165[:u]

2008/12/09 22:51:10
Juiceman
quote:
Originally posted by maxrs
A little bog and it will be as good as Gold.



Absolutely! [:x)]

And Ty, that's 100% true, my driveway is clean enough to eat off haha!
2008/09/13 06:42:51
grant
What insurance have you got Mark? that roof looks like hail damage to me.

I think i've got a passenger door you can have, its red too. need to check though its not at my place.
2008/09/13 08:07:20
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by David W

Is a 2 door roof the same dimensions ?

The B Pillar would be further back on a 2 door, but if they are the same shape and size, then it would just be a matter of dropping it on to the top of the pillars ?

That said the C Pillar is a different shape isn't it - noting the 'gills' behind the window are different in 2 door v 4 door


Yes David, The Two door roof is different, Only the outer skin is the same until you get to the C pillars.
2008/09/13 09:21:13
Phil
Its great to see you repairing the old girl Mark
2008/09/13 10:47:00
Mk2_2dr_2L
Top stuff Mark
2008/09/13 15:46:51
RS027
I hope this thing goes well. Well done Mark.
2008/09/13 18:25:48
David W
The door is still sitting in my garage - I won't charge $165 for it.

2008/09/13 21:09:32
David W
I tried to sell 4 doors on Ebay for $80 the lot and didn't get a bid. Did you have a sign that says I'm desperate for this so charge me what you want?
2008/09/13 21:10:58
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by David W

I tried to sell 4 doors on Ebay for $80 the lot and didn't get a bid. Did you have a sign that says I'm desperate for this so charge me what you want?


[(#)]Yeah i know[(#)] It is a good one without the indent for the mirror.
He stung me $250 for the roof[8~2]so i guess i am a little desperate.
The master at work retires in a couple weeks. so i have some hours to spend, before he calls it a day.
2008/09/13 23:06:50
maxrs
Update.
New Roof is on. Good as Gold.

Passenger floor now has a little more room.


The rust inside the guard, everyone with a MK2 RS will be doing this one day.



Thanks for the encouragement guy's, It's been a tough couple weeks.

Mark
2008/09/21 13:11:37
Luke
Nice work its the right shape again
2008/09/21 15:57:47
Phil
Nice work Mark
2008/09/21 18:27:52
tybrown
looking good mark!
hope its all back together soon!
2008/09/21 18:40:10
maxrs
I just have a guard to pay for[:I]sorry about the delay.

I didn't do much good at the swap meet today,
It was nice to see some familiar faces.

2008/09/21 20:10:34
Juiceman
You're braver than me!! haha
2008/09/21 20:58:13
lucas
mark dont now how i missed this but glad to see your ok. keep ya head up she will be back to normal in no time. To bad bout the bill that may come with it.
2008/09/21 21:23:24
Chippa666
Mark,
Just read through the thread. Been a while since I've been on. Sorry to hear about the beast, but glad your o.k. and the RS is on the road to recovery. All the best with it.
Chippa
2008/09/22 21:41:48
maxrs
Thanks guy's.
The rear 1/4's are now taking shape, without the rust fiberglass and bog.
Don't ask how many layers of paint we counted[:I]
When i left the work shop today the left rear was taking shape,
Each pillar will be welded from inside as well apparently.

It's not all bad but.

I'm in the latest Dragster magazine, something following my day's racing at the Nostalgia drags.

I hope to pedal a Junkyard dog before the end of the year.







Touchwood[^]fingers crossed.
2008/09/22 23:09:50
maxrs
Well, I have some progress to share.

After going over the body, both the rear wheel arches where replaced with Two door arches, I needed the extra room at the rear of the arches.
Saves me melting tyre rubber to the outer guard.


The only door that survived was the rear passenger side one.
The drivers door was suffering from 'oil can' around the handle. caused from closing the drivers door with my butt too many times.

The nose cone was used to get the passenger guard on in the right place, and the bonnet was repairable.


Only need the front guard finishing and it will be ready to start painting.



2009/09/01 21:51:59
Jason How
Your doing well mate
Keep up the good work

Jason
2009/09/01 21:57:56
tybrown
Hey Mark
thats coming together well mate!
should not be too long and you will be back on the road!!!
2009/10/01 11:52:59
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by tybrown

Hey Mark
thats coming together well mate!
should not be too long and you will be back on the road!!!


Hi Tybrown. How was the trip, you didn't happen to get any contacts about the opening 1/4 windows?

It will be undercoated and left for a few weeks, i can't wait to see it in flat black.
The Nosecone is my next major purchase, I can't wait to pick it up.

I doubt it will make it back on the road this year. It might do a Lakeside track day or Two.
The quick rack is assembled and have a new front sway bar to install, thanks to Danny M.



2009/10/01 12:32:02
tybrown
Mark i got totally ripped off by the wife... while in the uk i was doing tours and pooh pooh all the time and didn't even get to see ONE.. not one cossie/old school ford while i was there!!!

In South Africa i saw 2 mk2 Escorts and that as about it but they both has the opening 1/4 windows. Due to the health of my Grandfather and because there was no way in hell i wanted to go for a drive to find the car parts stores (i was on my nerves the whole time i was there) i basically didn't get to do what i wanted too!! a bit disappointing really! You really have to go there to realise how bad it is!!!!

Is there anything i can help with mark?

send me a text is you like?
0402 503 687

Ty
2009/10/01 16:48:15
maxrs
As they say. Happy wife, happy life.
I have thought being a RS500 owner, the UK part would of been scarier.
I bet you didn't mention it to anyone over there, they were popular with thieves when they were first brought out there that way.

I have a few contacts from South Africa, they wont go back.
I fully understand not wanting to go anywhere unnecessarily. unarmed!

I am now wondering if Two door windows can be used in a Four door door. I hate the non opening 1/4 windows.

I will give you a bell if i get stuck TY, thanks.
Mark
2009/10/01 17:31:24
maxrs
A little update, thank you Grant for the nosecone.
Test fitted it today, a little different to the original one





It's a tortoiseshell rs right now, i can't wait to get it home.
2009/01/29 00:58:05
Juiceman
Mark, good stuff! Are you going back to the same colour? I reckon you should go for primer guards and nosecone, and burnout wheels on the back [:o)]

Are you finally getting the chance to use my old bonnet?!
2009/01/29 08:16:18
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by Juiceman

Mark, good stuff! Are you going back to the same colour? I reckon you should go for primer guards and nosecone, and burnout wheels on the back [:o)]

Are you finally getting the chance to use my old bonnet?!


Thanks Josh, I am undecided about the colour it's going to be.
I am not using the Rs bonnet i bought from you years ago now. The bonnet was salvageable.

Only hoons put stockos on the back[:I] what are you saying?
i hope your working trip away is going well. your having more fun than me[(#)]

2009/01/29 08:34:14
tybrown
seems like its coming together nicely mark!
doesnt look far off from being track worthy again!
2009/01/29 23:04:27
lucas
hay mark you wanna come to Adelaide. Good work man comin together very well.
2009/01/29 23:15:54
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by tybrown

seems like its coming together nicely mark!
doesnt look far off from being track worthy again!


I can't complain with progress so far, i fixed the headlight bracket today and painted them gloss Black.

The 1/4 mile might get a workout before i put the interior back in.
2009/01/29 23:27:50
Sterling
its looking good mate, if you compare a pic from after the accident to ur latest its amazing the progress youve done.. good work!
2009/01/29 23:36:09
maxrs
I couldn't of done it without Johns help.
He has know me since i was born, so i can't be that bad.

Working with him has been an experience. it's amazing what you learn from a master.
The front guard welds in the engine bay look factory.

Still deciding on a final colour, any suggestions

I have been thinking Black or Monza Red paint left over from the Supra tidy up.

2009/01/30 00:15:31
Sterling
i would say go back with the last colour you had, but if your sick of red black always looks good when a car has alot of chrome
2009/01/30 00:35:03
grant
Mark,

Think i have got half a tin or more of monza red paint, ppg from memory.

You welcome to have that if i can locate it.

It will be the same colour as mine though [88]
2009/01/30 13:07:48
lucas
dont do it the same colour as it was time for something different i reckon monza red is cool
2009/01/30 13:41:00
Andrew
I liked the old colour, it was different..

How about this time don't colour code the grill and do the door handles. Gloss black all around would look great against the metallic red.

Although Monza red looks good too
2009/01/30 14:07:12
tybrown
Gun metal grey would look sweet!
2009/01/30 14:48:16
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by grant

Mark,

It will be the same colour as mine though [88]


Fishing for a bite Grant? Only if you buy me a matching set of wheels[:x)]

Don't worry Andrew, the Blackouts in the nose cone will not be painted over this time. at least this nose isn't packed with washers this time[:I]

It's weired you say Gun metal Grey Ty, my Dad is painting that same colour to the grills and bumpers on his FJ this weekend.
GMG duz suit the MK2 but. Hhhmmmm




2009/01/30 17:55:46
grant
quote:
Originally posted by maxrs

quote:
Originally posted by grant

Mark,

It will be the same colour as mine though [88]


Fishing for a bite Grant? Only if you buy me a matching set of wheels[:x)]





I'll sell you 2, put them on the drivers side and if we pass each other in the street they will look the same. [88]
2009/01/30 19:13:00
hak073
Here's some close-ups of the German RS nosecone that I got at SFS the other weekend. Is that the sort of pic you were after?

2009/09/02 12:56:18
maxrs
My baby is back home, now the fun begins.

2009/10/02 22:06:55
grant
quote:
Originally posted by maxrs

My baby is back home, now the fun begins.





Mark,

That colours not too bad. [:x)]
2009/10/02 22:13:25
maxrs
Bring out the camera and the Daughter starts posing.

I'm not really happy with the shape of the rear wheel aches, but it gives me more room to fit larger tyres. no bottoming out now

I would rather the paint job to look like this.



I've got some work ahead of me to get it looking that good
2009/10/02 22:36:04
Juiceman
Hey Mark. I'm coming home in 4 and a half weeks, if you need a hand with anything I'll be on vacation for a little while, so I'm more than happy to get my hands dirty again, 3 months away from constantly breaking cars does bad things to a persons mind! Let me know if you want some help mate. Looks like a big job [:o)]
2009/11/02 09:40:25
PeterM
" Here's some close-ups of the German RS nosecone that I got at SFS the other weekend. Is that the sort of pic you were after?"

What happened to the rest of the German RS?
2009/02/13 21:31:50
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by PeterM

" Here's some close-ups of the German RS nosecone that I got at SFS the other weekend. Is that the sort of pic you were after?"

What happened to the rest of the German RS?



I am going or might be changing the centre emblem.
I just needed to see how the emblem was molded into the nosecone from the side.
Thanks again for the pic's Peter.
2009/02/13 23:38:13
DRS 02L
how bout gun metal gray

2009/02/14 08:57:45
maxrs
Sounds like you should paint your own car that colour.
It was a very popular colour in the early 90's, i don't think i can go there.

2009/02/14 10:12:02
escortking
what size are the Simmons on it?
2009/02/25 22:24:29
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by escortking

what size are the Simmons on it?


15x7 on the front, 15x8 at the rear.

The floor has been stripped, fish oiled and painted black.
Just a few little spots around to fix, no wonder replacement panels are available now[:u]
I'm trying to alternate the work on it when i get the chance.
The body has had a few hours of sanding, i have a $hitload to go.

Maybe i can get a few sacked King Gee workers to rub it down?
2009/02/25 23:36:08
grant
quote:
Originally posted by maxrs

quote:
Originally posted by escortking

what size are the Simmons on it?



Maybe i can get a few sacked King Gee workers to rub it down?




Sent it oversea's to get sanded. [:x)]
2009/02/26 08:59:23
maxrs
I ended up working all last night non stop being so close, I painted the first coat of under coat today.
No more bare metal.



Getting there
2009/06/04 22:08:50
Mickas
I see you've primed your walls also
2009/06/04 22:45:53
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by Mickas

I see you've primed your walls also


Fixing the house walls is the easy part. Over spray onto other cars would be painful. It's undercoat, it will dust off easily.

The Garage is my place in the house. As long as I'm not cleaning greasy parts in the dishwasher i am fine.
2009/07/04 07:09:28
tybrown
have you decided on a colour yet mark?
2009/07/04 08:36:01
Juiceman
quote:
Originally posted by maxrs
The Garage is my place in the house. As long as I'm not cleaning greasy parts in the dishwasher i am fine.



Lucky you, I had to twist an arm and a leg for me to be able to pull mine apart in the garage, usually it has to go over to my old mans.
2009/07/04 09:08:18
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by tybrown

have you decided on a colour yet mark?


Monza Red again.[:(!]Like it was.
2009/07/04 22:14:01
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by Juiceman

quote:
Originally posted by maxrs
The Garage is my place in the house. As long as I'm not cleaning greasy parts in the dishwasher i am fine.



Lucky you, I had to twist an arm and a leg for me to be able to pull mine apart in the garage, usually it has to go over to my old mans.


An hour a day, after a day working, sometimes is the hardest part of our day.
2009/07/04 22:26:14
Juiceman
Yeah I can believe that. But Monza Red...cool!!!
2009/08/04 11:01:55
maxrs
I can't believe it's been 12 months since my crash.



Might help if i close my door next time.

I just spent the weekend fitting the light assemblies and the nosecone.
Fitting the bonnet to open nice was a pain.
Just need to sand the nosecone and i will be ready for paint.
Time duz fly when your having fun.
2009/08/06 19:04:05
Juiceman
Nice work, can't wait for you to have it back on the road again. I'm close to having mine ready again now, yay!
2009/08/06 19:24:29
Phil
Its good to hear your still progressing Mark
2009/08/06 20:17:17
maxrs
If i can get it to one colour again i will be happy.
2009/08/06 22:08:42
PeterM

mmm, the winter is not the bestest time to be painting....

cold steel, cold fingers, cold paint.
2009/11/06 20:49:17
Sterling
i agree peterm, but a guy i work with just painted his ute.. literally, finished the paint job off the gun just a few days ago..

had a 2 car garage, he shut it out of bounds after spraying, and just left 3 heaters on, and let the heat build up.

came in a few times and pointed them in different directions thats about it. haven't seen it yet but he rekons it worked a treat.
2009/11/06 20:55:14
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by PeterM


mmm, the winter is not the bestest time to be painting....

cold steel, cold fingers, cold paint.


That's why i got stuck into it around the time i did.
My arms were sore for a few weeks, It's humidity bubbles that cause the main drama's when you paint outside up here.
I had a mate just return from Sydney, he said it was bit cool.



2009/11/06 22:59:06
grant
Looks good Mark keep at it.
Sure is cold, putting a 5 speed in the cruiser been out working the last few nights [:u][:u]

Got a kerosene heater in the shed, and lots of drums of fuel and oil [B)] so far so good
2009/12/06 16:34:28
tybrown
Getting there mark!!
shouldnt be too much longer and she will be back in action!!
2009/06/13 10:17:00
David W
quote:
Originally posted by maxrs

I can't believe it's been 12 months since my crash.



Mark

You'll probably have to do a crash course to learn how to drive it again (Pardon the pun).[88]
2009/06/13 16:29:19
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by David W

quote:
Originally posted by maxrs

I can't believe it's been 12 months since my crash.



Mark

You'll probably have to do a crash course to learn how to drive it again (Pardon the pun).[88]


It will corner better next time. i know what your saying.

I intend on getting springs from the same guy that did my old mans FX. Thank you Danny M for the lead.
The rear tyres were rubbing hard around Lakeside, Hungry was fun.

I believe a few runs around QR with the V8 experience will help me back to speed.
2009/06/14 01:13:17
maxrs
Hi guys.
Not much progress.
The right hand front guard needed some massaging to suit the new left guard.
A crack in the paint has lead to me doing the whole guard again. nearly ready for colour.

Currently making my mind up on the colour. it changes daily.


2009/03/08 21:03:56
Juiceman
Track Red!!!
2009/05/08 10:41:58
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by Juiceman

Track Red!!!


We have a track red 4 door on the northside, he gives me a bad name;p
Michael's Rs2o0o looked great out Lakeside, i liked his Red colour in the sun.
I was thinking VE Dunnydoor Purple or flame Orange. spazda cv-7 cherry red.
The new spazda3 colours are nice.
2009/05/08 14:56:47
Juiceman
Plum Crazy! Love a good Mopar colour. Do it! hahaha.
2009/05/08 15:52:38
grant
quote:
Originally posted by maxrs

quote:
Originally posted by Juiceman

Track Red!!!


We have a track red 4 door on the northside, he gives me a bad name;p
Michael's Rs2o0o looked great out Lakeside, i liked his Red colour in the sun.
I was thinking VE Dunnydoor Purple or flame Orange. spazda cv-7 cherry red.
The new spazda3 colours are nice.



2009/06/08 08:28:26
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by grant

quote:
Originally posted by maxrs

quote:
Originally posted by Juiceman

Track Red!!!


We have a track red 4 door on the northside, he gives me a bad name;p
Michael's Rs2o0o looked great out Lakeside, i liked his Red colour in the sun.
I was thinking VE Dunnydoor Purple or flame Orange. spazda cv-7 cherry red.
The new spazda3 colours are nice.






Don't bloody smile, you have only been told half the stories.

You must of played up like a broken rocking horse back then[:x)]

Nice idea Mr Juicy. I would paint it Plum Crazy if it was MK1.
2009/06/08 15:04:48
grant
quote:
Originally posted by maxrs

quote:
Originally posted by grant

quote:
Originally posted by maxrs

quote:
Originally posted by Juiceman

Track Red!!!


We have a track red 4 door on the northside, he gives me a bad name;p
Michael's Rs2o0o looked great out Lakeside, i liked his Red colour in the sun.
I was thinking VE Dunnydoor Purple or flame Orange. spazda cv-7 cherry red.
The new spazda3 colours are nice.






Don't bloody smile, you have only been told half the stories.

You must of played up like a broken rocking horse back then[:x)]

Nice idea Mr Juicy. I would paint it Plum Crazy if it was MK1.





It actually made an appearance on the road last weekend, a rather noisey and not quite straight on the road one. [:x)]

The landcruiser is almost done, sick of working on the house, so the escort just might get some attention after all these years..... thats the plan anyway unless i find a new hobby that distracts me which has actually happened anyhow...
2009/06/08 22:11:01
maxrs
About time the RS got some loving again.
My home PC is ready for you to look at. I can help out with the house stuff if you need a hand.

I fitted the XE lip onto the nosecone last night. It was nice doing something other than panel work.

I want to run the 1/4 mile while it's all stripped out, we should go out for a run. I gotta go beat my PB before the interior goes back in.




2009/07/08 14:55:53
grant
quote:
Originally posted by maxrs

About time the RS got some loving again.

I want to run the 1/4 mile while it's all stripped out, we should go out for a run. I gotta go beat my PB before the interior goes back in.





Your on gateway it is [88]
2009/07/08 18:45:39
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by grant

quote:
Originally posted by maxrs

About time the RS got some loving again.

I want to run the 1/4 mile while it's all stripped out, we should go out for a run. I gotta go beat my PB before the interior goes back in.





Your on gateway it is [88]


No proof i kicked your ars on the M1.
2009/08/08 08:11:04
maxrs
Well, Finished undercoating today, it's finally one colour!
Faced it all back and very happy with the results.
Final colour is going on tomorrow.

Thank you Dad.

I have a set of Green glass to suit the MK2, so no more dark tinted glass.
The glass is from a pre 78 MK2 and has not got the same safety logo on the glass.
Will this effect me when i register it?
Or do i just wing it, and hope they just don't know or notice it.
2009/10/23 00:15:28
hak073
Fantastic effort Mark. She's looking great. Can't wait to see pictures with the final colour. That light at the end of the tunnel must be getting brighter
2009/10/23 08:44:03
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by hak073

Fantastic effort Mark. She's looking great. Can't wait to see pictures with the final colour. That light at the end of the tunnel must be getting brighter


Thanks Peter. I have lost a few hairs up top over the whole experience.


I am going with Black around the windows and the strip down the sides where the door handles are.
Fitting the anti dive kit tomorrow and get the Red paint ready for more glossy coats, when i can afford the paint.
You would not believe how happy i am right now. The light in the tunnel is getting brighter.
2009/10/23 18:01:31
tybrown
Dont worry Mark i have a solar panel on my head!!! :-D

hey its coming together nicely!! hope to see you out racing again!!

2009/10/23 19:40:26
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by tybrown

Dont worry Mark i have a solar panel on my head!!! :-D

hey its coming together nicely!! hope to see you out racing again!!




Haha, I might be too afraid to race it out Lakeside now.
2009/10/23 19:55:57
Mk2_2dr_2L
Top stuff Mark.
2009/10/23 20:13:17
PeterM
"I have a set of Green glass to suit the MK2, so no more dark tinted glass.
The glass is from a pre 78 MK2 and has not got the same safety logo on the glass.
Will this effect me when i register it?
Or do i just wing it, and hope they just don't know or notice it."

Would be difficult point for inspectors to challange and prove is safety related.
Being an old car very few people would notice the glass is not original on this particular model. Just wing it and say nothing at the inspection.

2009/10/23 21:11:58
Phil
Its good to see things progressing well Another RS saved[:p]
2009/10/23 22:55:35
maxrs
Thanks guys, If it wasn't my first car, it would be at the scrap heap now.
Especially if i had kept the 4 door RS i wreaked/parted out last year.
I can't wait to have the car the way it was when i was a teenager. i am going to feel like a kid again.

I can't wait to see the Green glass with the Red paint. Every colour blind persons dream.[:p]

Going through my thread has been funny to view, and nice to see my spelling and grammar improving.
I should fix up the early photo's and add some stories one day.
I have had a ball driving my RS over the years.

CheeRS to many more happier stories to come.
2009/10/24 01:04:36
Juiceman
quote:
Originally posted by maxrs
I can't wait to see the Green glass with the Red paint. Every colour blind persons dream.[:p]


Hahahaha, it's funny because I'm colour blind with red and green!

quote:

I should fix up the early photo's and add some stories one day.


Please do!!! I want more stories to drag/inspire me back to the light side, I'm already planning another 35KIE.
2009/10/24 09:05:29
Mickas
Well done mate, I wish I still had my first Escort [8~2]
If your wife ever asked why so much effort , tell to watch 'Love the Beast'

Top effort buddy !! wish the had a little round headed man clappin his hands!! Smilies can only so so much !
2009/10/24 18:13:02
escortking
do you paint the car with the nose cone off or on,as if painting my car in the next few weeks and am wondering how i do the nosecone
2009/10/25 17:38:12
Mark
A true enthusiast, well done Mark.
2009/10/25 18:04:32
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by escortking

do you paint the car with the nose cone off or on,as if painting my car in the next few weeks and am wondering how i do the nosecone


Good question.

The main drama with painting the nosecone is paint cracking when the nose flexes.
You can buy the additive from the paint shop, it is expensive.

The surface needs to be very clean after you finished sanding, Skuff it can be bought at a paint shop and applied with fine steel wool.

I have always painted the nose on the car. No point making more work for yourself.
2009/10/27 20:49:32
Chippa666
Well done Mark. It's coming along nicely. Full credit to you for sticking it out and rebuilding the old girl. Alot of other people would have thrown in the towel and just bought another car to swap the parts into. Your an inspiration mate. Can't wait to the see the finished product.

Chippa
2009/10/27 23:03:59
maxrs
Thanks guys. Don't blow smoke up my bum yet, wait till it's finished.

Just some spot filling and another coat today.
2009/10/28 00:04:21
John william Hadden
Well done looks great


John
2009/10/29 23:53:27
maxrs
Finshed painting, just needs facing back and polish.
Now the fun with windows begins.

2009/01/11 12:12:25
grant
Hey mark,
a red 4 door was seen over your way last weekend, exact same colour... [88]

You want plastpak primer for the nosecome, i've got half a can still might spray my nose again.

used too much last time [:o)]
2009/01/11 14:40:35
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by grant

Hey mark,
a red 4 door was seen over your way last weekend, exact same colour... [88]

You want plastpak primer for the nosecome


Yeah mate, no doubt making a name for himself, ready for me to take the fall again.

I didn't use plastipak primer, I prepared the surface with 'skuff it' cleaner with fine steel wool.
I was told i only have to use the flexing agent when it's not painted. Time will tell if i have done the right thing or not.

I would of used it if i didn't have to pay for it. It is expensive stuff.
2009/01/11 15:21:06
Steviestar
That tarp leaves a horrible effect in he pics, but otherwise thank god she's back together again, well done
2009/01/11 15:59:31
Sterling
good work mark, she will be looking stunning in no time, just get the windows in, lights, chrome and wheels [:x)]

2009/01/11 18:06:40
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by Steviestar

That tarp leaves a horrible effect in he pics, but otherwise thank god she's back together again, well done


Yeah, the shade sail is cutting out the light.
I painted the door 1/4 window stays in the sun, the Black colour cooked onto the metal, drying the paint too fast.
Windows and a little polish this week.
2009/01/11 19:51:38
TT331
quote:
Originally posted by Steviestar

That tarp leaves a horrible effect in he pics, but otherwise thank god she's back together again, well done



why did you leave the door handles in??, that is a rough way of painting a car would have been only like 5 min to simply unbolt them.
would make a better paint job and easier to polish.!etc

you have overspray over everything

points for effort and trying though.
2009/04/11 20:11:11
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by TT331

quote:
Originally posted by Steviestar

That tarp leaves a horrible effect in he pics, but otherwise thank god she's back together again, well done



why did you leave the door handles in??, that is a rough way of painting a car would have been only like 5 min to simply unbolt them.
would make a better paint job and easier to polish.!etc

you have overspray over everything

points for effort and trying though.


The door handles are unbolted away from the body.
Thanks for pointing out the little masking blowout in the grill.
2009/04/11 21:31:18
fpv_escort
VERY nice mark!!

Good job, i expect to see it down here at some point!!

Good luck with it.
2009/04/11 21:58:20
TT331
quote:
Originally posted by maxrs

quote:
Originally posted by TT331

quote:
Originally posted by Steviestar

That tarp leaves a horrible effect in he pics, but otherwise thank god she's back together again, well done



why did you leave the door handles in??, that is a rough way of painting a car would have been only like 5 min to simply unbolt them.
would make a better paint job and easier to polish.!etc

you have overspray over everything

points for effort and trying though.


The door handles are unbolted away from the body.
Thanks for pointing out the little masking blowout in the grill.



ok if you say so, well done.
i guess some things can not be helped a only a little masking blowout thats funny!!
2009/04/11 23:04:15
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by fpv_escort

VERY nice mark!!

Good job, i expect to see it down here at some point!!

Good luck with it.


Thanks Lachlan, I will be down again with the old man and his car for sure. He gets cheap boat rides.
I have always wanted to take my Escort down for a touring holiday.

Some progress for the trainspotters.

The boot is polished if you can tell.


2009/05/11 20:30:42
Sterling
thats looking great!

mines getting cut back near the end of the year, cant wait to see how it comes out, mine has a bit more orange peel than hes used to, but he rekons it will come up smicko
2009/05/11 21:49:16
Mickas
Keep Buffin beach

Show me the glossy bits
2009/05/11 21:53:42
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by Mickas

Keep Buffin beach

Show me the glossy bits


Haha, no problem.
This is the fun part after the past year of pain.

I would love to buy new RS screen seals and spend some decent money on it.

RS headlight surrounds and Rear bumper ends are next on the list of things to get.
2009/05/11 22:28:14
Phil
Looking good Mark!! Finally the light at the end of the tunnel is shining bright[%]
2009/05/11 23:02:19
Mickas
Yeh I must admit, I love buffing after the blood and sweat of prep work and painting .....
2009/05/11 23:08:36
pottergt
Hi Mark

Been following your build for some time , credit to you for the work so far , it will be well worth the effort in the end

Craig
2009/06/11 18:22:19
TT331
dont make it too shiny you might crash it.
2009/06/11 18:32:02
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by TT331

dont make it too shiny you might crash it.



I am just glad i crashed it on the track and didn't wipe out on the street being silly.
My father would not of been as helpful as he has been if i did.

2009/06/11 20:08:04
escort1600
looking good....did you end up welding the c pillars if so how do you protect it from the back as in for rust.
2009/12/20 20:16:26
Mickas
hey maxrs hows this thing going?? you should have settled into you new home by now
2009/12/20 22:22:56
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by escort1600

looking good....did you end up welding the c pillars if so how do you protect it from the back as in for rust.


Any water that goes into the side vents, will get half way down the pillar, and pools.
Cut some drain holes along the horizontal rust line, so water can pass down to the wheel wells and rust that out as well.
It's a very common problem with Four door MK2's.
Fish oil will stop the tin worm coming back.
2009/12/20 23:41:41
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by Mickas

hey maxrs hows this thing going?? you should have settled into you new home by now


All settled in, busy time with everyone wanting something done before Xmas.
I have a big new years planned in the valley. I have to pay for the $20 plus cover charges some how.
I can see me getting a couple rego's paid before i spend any more money on the p.o.s.
Got to buy some new tyres for the Rod, if I'm am going to run it out Willowbank this February.
It gets complicated running more than one car.
2009/12/20 23:52:58
escort1600
lol to late hey rust is already attacked thinking of welding it up like you did..
2009/12/21 00:34:54
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by escort1600

lol to late hey rust is already attacked thinking of welding it up like you did..


Worth while doing, i tried quick fixing the rear 1/4 a few times.
Rust just started growing again.

Fiberglass worked well filling the vent holes when it was Metallic Red.

The rear 1/4's on my RS have been plated this time.
The guy doing it made little peep doors to access and weld the inside of the pillars.
2009/12/21 18:20:37
fordsy
Did you remove that bit of foam strip that holds the water in the C pillar? I'll be welding my C pillars up over the next couple of weeks so show be able to post some pics.
2009/12/21 19:04:48
maxrs
I did remove the foam in the C pillars before the roof was removed.
They stop road and exhaust noise coming into the cab from the boot area.

so i put them back in. no water problem of water logged foam inside the rear 1/4's now.

I can't wait to run it without any interior in it this time. I want to run a 1.11 lap around Lakeside without powering up the engine yet.


The paint was extra cut here, just the doors and around the nose cone needed polishing in the pic's.
Time to put some better breaks in it.
I wish to run circuit in Group N so i can not go silly with the anchors.
2010/01/17 08:31:43
Phil
That looks fantastic Mark How long before you see track time again?
2010/01/17 11:14:05
Juiceman
It's red!!!!
2010/01/17 14:02:12
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by Juiceman

It's red!!!!

Again.
It's going to accurate suspension soon, to make it handle properly.

Getting ready for the Nostalgia drags on Feb 20. so i might wait till after the drags to do Lakeside.

Polished the doors, guards and nosecone today. With the B-45 wheels on, it looks trick again.
2010/01/17 20:23:24
Sterling
looking good mate, youve been through alot and it looks like the hard work is finally over.

youll be doing this again in no time!

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2010/01/17 21:23:03
escortking
looks good mate. cant wait to see it with tthe Simmons on and it all back together
2010/01/18 21:46:02
tybrown
Took you long enough Mark [:x)]!!

where are the pics of the car with the Simmons???

Looking good mate!
2010/01/18 22:48:44
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by tybrown

Took you long enough Mark [:x)]!!

where are the pics of the car with the Simmons???

Looking good mate!


Only because i was begging for your old man to do it cheap for six months.
It took some saving, It all hasn't come all at once this time.
The Boss reinforced the rules tonight, if i bend it again it stays that way.
Next job is finding out why the rear breaks are locking on when i reverse.
2010/01/18 23:33:53
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by Phil

That looks fantastic Mark How long before you see track time again?


Thanks Phil, I am wanting to do Lakeside on the cars 30th birthday next month.
yes, i did have a 21st for my car.
They bought car cleaning/polish, i supplied the piss. not in anyone's ear but[(#)]
The back yard didn't need mowing for a while, and the lemon tree exploded with fruit after the bonfire needed 20L of fuel to light.
Didn't need anyone to shave my eyebrows that night.

2010/01/18 23:53:26
550hp mk2 cortina
quote:
Originally posted by maxrs

quote:
Originally posted by tybrown

Took you long enough Mark [:x)]!!

where are the pics of the car with the Simmons???

Looking good mate!


Only because i was begging for your old man to do it cheap for six months.
It took some saving, It all hasn't come all at once this time.
The Boss reinforced the rules tonight, if i bend it again it stays that way.
Next job is finding out why the rear breaks are locking on when i reverse.




You dont have the "leading and Trailing" brake shoes around the wrong way?
2010/01/20 00:02:01
grant
quote:
Originally posted by maxrs

quote:
Originally posted by Phil

That looks fantastic Mark How long before you see track time again?


Thanks Phil, I am wanting to do Lakeside on the cars 30th birthday next month.
yes, i did have a 21st for my car.
They bought car cleaning/polish, i supplied the piss. not in anyone's ear but[(#)]
The back yard didn't need mowing for a while, and the lemon tree exploded with fruit after the bonfire needed 20L of fuel to light.
Didn't need anyone to shave my eyebrows that night.





marks let us know if you do book and i'll get ready.... see if i can't break something
2010/01/20 21:46:15
pottergt
Fantastic effort ,followed this from the startand look forward to the completed vehicle , full credit to you as many would have given up .Love the colour also 10 / 10, Craig
2010/01/20 22:59:00
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by pottergt

Fantastic effort ,followed this from the startand look forward to the completed vehicle , full credit to you as many would have given up .Love the colour also 10 / 10, Craig


Thanks Craig, it has been a big learning experience this time around.
I might not ever go that hard again.
Grant, this Easter is a big weekend out lakeside, This February is just going to be circulating, test and tuning. you wont break anything. Just gear yourself up to have a nice drive.
I have a set of 205/13's if you don't want to wear out the large diameter tyres dude.
Thanks Jordan, i will check the rear drums.
2010/01/21 07:46:06
grant
ok do i need a helmet and that stuff? not worried about tyres, probably hard now anyway need wearing out. 13's wont fit over brakes anyway...

might start doing a few things tomorrow.
2010/01/22 18:26:31
grant
mark is it the 7th? and will you have it ready?
2010/01/27 22:49:35
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by grant

ok do i need a helmet and that stuff? not worried about tyres, probably hard now



No mate, only people with something to protect need a helmet.
The hard tyres and no sidewall will be fun if you stay on the black stuff.
I still need a few cosmetic things for the RS, running the Drags in the T-Ford next month is more work than i thought.
The master cylinder blew and the break line fittings needed moving before i wiped them out unloading it off the trailer.
2010/01/28 20:49:20
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by grant

mark is it the 7th? and will you have it ready?


No. end of the month if i don't wipe out or break anything at the nostalgia drags.
2010/01/28 20:52:03
grant
are you going to take the bucket? you'll smoke me in that.

I'll bring the falcon if the rs is broken or im too lazy to fix.

give me a month to do work on it then hmmmm.

Ty if u read this, note H/b (brick) still non functioning almost 5 years now [:u][88][88][88][88][88][88] i have a very big to do list
2010/01/29 00:01:21
tybrown
why am i not surprised???? [:x)]
you taking your car to lakeside???
2010/01/29 02:48:10
maxrs

Rear bumpers and side mirrors are on.

It's now up in the air with only a cross member holding the engine in place.
I have a suspect front shock i think will be like a banana when i remove it.
2010/04/26 09:51:29
tybrown
Your Nearly there mark! its looking pretty good too!!
2010/04/26 21:29:34
Phil
I bet your keen to get it back on the road[%] Its been in the shed almost as long as mine[:p]
2010/04/26 21:51:58
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by Phil

I bet your keen to get it back on the road[%] Its been in the shed almost as long as mine[:p]


It will be Two years this June since my little tumble.
I have been fixing mine, your doing the fun type of rebuild.

The money would of been better spent on a yummy cossie conversion.
Not worrying about weather the front tyres are pointing straight or not.
I miss the early morning runs through town the most.
The old XF with a 200 ci auto just does not cut it.


2010/04/26 23:19:04
Juiceman
Love it. You painted it the right colour too!
2010/04/27 10:40:45
grant
Mark test weekend next Saturday? [(#)]
2010/08/22 21:41:35
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by grant

Mark test weekend next Saturday? [(#)]


More like dump the Escort and drive the 48-215.
I need lower control arms and a cigarette sponsor.

Just finished fixing a spit in the bore of a 202.
The water in the block froze while in Tassie, and split the bore horizontally in the bore and where the welsh plugs are.

My Father put his T-Ford into the gravel trap at the end of the main straight yesterday. He stopped a car length short of the wall.
Some major gravel rash underneath and few stone chips in the helmet.

The bell housing filled with stones, jamming the starter motor, ending his day.





2010/08/23 18:35:42
maxrs
Well. It's going and mobile. After my home wheel alignment with string lines. Only problem was the boot light arcing on the rear shelf.

Just need to collect some spaces for the rose joint on the adjustable lower control arms inside the crossmember.
The quick rack is heavier than expected.

Now to replace the rear leaf springs and i have decided to modify the fuel tank to remove the pendulum effect while cornering.
I can't sleep now i finally have a square/straight car again.

The Hood lining will be my last expence. Apart from tyres.

Rodney is receiving new king pins. And have some tyres to buy before the Nostalgias out Willowbank on the 19th of February.
I hope to run the 1/8th mile street series this year aswell.
2011/01/20 00:54:06
grant
good stuff.. let me know when you're set for a drive?
2011/01/20 12:31:13
maxrs
Just finised my first run in the esky.
Apart from too much negative camber. It went well.
The new accelorator cable has improved acceloration.

DAMM. The quick rack is heavy to use.
2011/02/12 20:48:05
Phil
Thats great news Mark...you will get used to the quick rack[;^)]
2011/02/12 20:57:37
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by Phil

Thats great news Mark...you will get used to the quick rack[;^)]


It's only been used for do-nuts the last 10 years anyway.
Can't wait for the new hood lining to arrive.

New tyres are on the list, thinking of going back to 13' wheels using formula Ford type tyres?

About to rip the whole rear out and start again.
The drop fuel tank will be half the size and still look standard.
And going away from 4.11 diff gears to 3.54. with smaller diameter 13' tyres.
Anyone want a stainless mesh sheet to suit the Mk2 drop tank?
2011/02/13 12:38:45
maxrs


2011/02/13 21:43:08
tybrown
its looking great Mark! it must have been a happy day when you took her for a spin!!
2011/02/13 21:50:50
maxrs
quote:
Originally posted by tybrown

its looking great Mark! it must have been a happy day when you took her for a spin!!

Thanks M8. yeah, little happy right now
Hush hush, it's only officially been to the end of the driveway.
I should have it rego'ed as soon as the hood lining goes in.

I would love a cheer squad for next weekends Nostalgia drags.

Bring your Early Fords to Willowbank on the 19Th and park them behind the control tower. it's free to enter the show with your $25 admission fee.
2011/02/13 22:15:24
quike
looking good mark
has come a long way since last saw it at johns shed
its a credit to you well done
2011/02/13 22:27:31
ratta tat tat
quote:
Originally posted by maxrs


I would love a cheer squad for next weekends Nostalgia drags.

Bring your Early Fords to Willowbank on the 19Th and park them behind the control tower. it's free to enter the show with your $25 admission fee.



Sounds like a good day out

Are you going to post a topic for it in 'coming events?
2011/02/15 19:22:11
waznotme
Nice job there, wouldn't know it was badly damaged!
2011/02/15 19:50:56
maxrs
A little progress report.
Just finished removing all the underbody tar. And will be ready to undercoat after this weekend.
The diff and fuel tank are out. A new diff housing with a 4.44 center is ready to go back in.
Now looking to modify the tank, so the fuel is only in the front 1/3, closest to the diff housing.
I will be touching up the exterior paint, while i paint the underbody Monza red.
A spit to roll the Mk2 over would of been nice. Painting upside down will be a challenge.
After that i will be replacing the twin carbies, with a singled 38dgas carb.
2011/06/25 09:34:05
David W
quote:
Originally posted by maxrs

while i paint the underbody Monza red.




Are you looking for judging points for the next time its on its roof?
2011/06/25 19:22:58
Mickas
quote:
Originally posted by David W

quote:
Originally posted by maxrs

while i paint the underbody Monza red.




Are you looking for judging points for the next time its on its roof?



[88] BAZINGA....
2011/06/25 20:26:05
maxrs
Great call David.
I didn't go red underneath, because i intend to paint the sills black.
Hoodlining and twin carb air cleaner from smcka has arrived.
And the extended drum brake shoes are ready to pick up.
I am about a week away from finishing.

First event will be the "All Aussie day" out Lakeside, early September.
I hope to make it out for the Touring car event next weekend. 12-14 August.
2011/08/04 09:14:53
Juiceman
I hope to be able to make it to Lakeside to have a looksie!
2011/08/04 10:57:17
maxrs
Done and dusted, ready for roadworthy.

Some nice 215/50/15 Potenza's on the B45's. Everything from Smcka worked out fine. Ledgend.
The all Aussie day went well. 4th in the slalom was fun, i doubt my time of 9.08 over the 1/8th mile was correct.
 
Also just finished freashening the other sohc Pinto i have. Just a felpro headgasket and i have it ready.
 
I might have the RS rego'ed for the run up Noosa hillclimb next weekend. I wish i was running in the event.
Going up to support the old man in his 48-215 Holden.
2011/11/06 01:13:40
Juiceman
Yay! How exciting :-)
As I've said before, it's good to see it back in the best colour again.
2011/11/08 11:51:01
maxrs
Roadworthy now after the break lines were exchanged for stainless flexable lines.
Just getting Christmas out of the way before rego.
Thank you to everyone who supplied parts and sarcasm along the way. What a ride!
2011/12/14 20:10:55
maxrs
Still no rego after a bad run of weather up here.
I am running out Lakeside this Saturday for a test.
Have a friend in a Xb Gt Falcon to run with. Come on Grant? Lets go!
Lets hope i don't run out of talent this time.
2012/02/11 17:31:05
Phil
Well done Mark!! Its great to see it has made a full recovery, it is a real credit to you for following a big repair through:)
2012/02/19 09:35:06
maxrs
Thanks Phil, It was a great feeling flipping the bird, as i went through the karussell turn. for the first time in almost four years.
2012/02/19 10:24:40
Mk2_2dr_2L
Top stuff Mark,
 
Looking awesome!
2012/02/19 10:54:52
maxrs


2012/02/20 23:50:22
maxrs
Well, The Rs is roadworthy, and ready for rego tomorrow.
I will be visiting all the people who helped with my rebuild this time around very soon.
I did enter my first Hillclimb at Noosa last year.
Apart from the flywheel parting from the crank on my first run, I was very lucky when the bottom pulley came loose, moving the timing belt forward, almost off the cam pulley.
I ran an easy 72 sec on my last run, just edged a turbo mini for last place in the group.
I only need 11 seconds of talent to catch Danny M!
Happy days.



2013/04/15 15:13:17
ronsmallford
Congratulations Mark. If your in the mt.glorious, dayboro,  mt mee area please stay on your side of the road. I was driving up the campbells pocket rd the other day and nearly got run over by a milk tanker coming down, as you know its only a one lane goat track and its a good thing the corty is long and narrow.
2013/04/15 16:53:05
maxrs
Lucky it wasn't in the Capri. Will keep that in mind.
I do wedding cake deliveries up into the highland twisties, it has been fun going real slow with motorsport stickers on the back, watching bike guys fly past saying wtf.
I can't wait to get out and use it. very overdue.
2013/04/15 18:23:21
maxrs
It was great to do 80km today, pity the Felpro head gasket failed.
I guess the damage was done when the Pipercross air filter backing plate was on backwards. Blocking the small 10mm holes above the ram tubes.
Live and learn.
Head is already back on with a new Felpro headgasket.
Got a V8 Capri to race out Lakeside on Sunday.
All Aussie car day. It would be great to have a few more four door Rs2o0o cars turn up.
2013/04/16 20:41:25
ratta tat tat
How about a MK1 2 dr, 2000 :)
What time will you be racing Mark? I might head up for a look
 
2013/04/16 22:10:09
maxrs
The track challanges start around lunch time.
General cruising around the track, gives you a great chance to look at the famous curcuit.
2013/04/16 23:37:11
maxrs
This nearly hurt during the Noosa Hillclimb.
http://youtu.be/zHLTPHaqyD0
2014/10/23 23:34:06
maxrs
Last run was a PB 70.32
http://youtu.be/P65lYga3xbg
2014/10/23 23:37:23
Gdub
Has that got road tyres on it?  They could get a gig in Hollywood howling like that ...
2014/10/24 08:02:59
maxrs
Yes, 195/50/15 street Kumho's were used. Great tyre but can't wait to try it with 13' tyres, also trying some second hand 15' Federal Fz-201 semi's this year.
Apart from running against myself, I am trying not to let Danny M beat me by more than last time.
Danny will be gunning for his first 59 while I am shooting for 69 sec.
2014/10/26 10:21:11
maxrs
Did well at Noosa this year.
68.31! The second hand Federal semi slicks did the trick with some Koni rear shocks.
http://youtu.be/_Fm71SNLID0
2014/11/17 15:25:00
maxrs
Worst part is waiting 8 months to try it again.
Still got a bit to go to catch Danny.
2014/11/21 23:41:45
ratta tat tat
Great effort Mark. The new tyres really helped
2014/11/22 21:13:53
maxrs
It felt safer, not having another half turn on the steering wheel. and starting to drive with the throttle, made it more fun.
2014/11/23 18:10:21

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