got a update from all my cars.
firstly with the green 2 door. been updating that in the project section but ill add it here too.
it now runs, has been on the dyno and took it out to a track day. was good to actually drive the thing but i had a few issues.
firstly i went to start it for the first session and it decided to strip some teeth off the starter pinion. typical it would happen then, it had started fine at home everytime and even that morning when loading it on the trailer.
so the car had to be roll started all day. not that the day lasted all that long as it was dropping fuel pressure going thru the fast kink and when at full throttle. so i putted around at 75% trying just get a few laps in to test everything out.
only did about 8 laps before deciding to call it quits. was no point staying out just puttering around.
got it home and ripped the started out to find what the problem of the stripped pinion gears. a few emails were sent and a new one was on it s way which was excellent as the starter itself had only been used a handful of times.
as for the fuel pressure drop, im still using the starndard mk2 tank (no baffles) so fuel was running away from the pickup. even with a full tank.
so i am in the process of organizing a surge tank and fuel pump. would love a fuel cell but cant afford it at the moment. once thats done i can go out again and start playing around a bit more.
video of it on the dyno https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkMQp9R0hCs
and a run down my street https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTIBPnydXr8
with my mates ke70
On to the blue esky
its now back to legal height. ive fixed the oil leaks, tidyed it up, fitten standard BOV back on and starting to iron out a few things.
it has passed engineering tests
next up is emissions, then roadworthy.
hopefully it should be on the road in the next few months.
once on the road i will be getting rid of the wheels as im not a fan of 16s on escorts. then i will be just trying to make it look as un assuming as possible.... and of course just enjoying it.
i did take it to a small ford show. was a good day with some good people
a mate and i also bought this for $200
got it off a mates brother. its manual eb with about 400,000 on the clock
anyway we welded the diff and solid mounted the engine and took it to a local rally track for some club days and started doing this.
funny thing is its running bob jane all rounders (race tyres, of course) and is compleatly stock besides the diff and engine mounts. even still has full interior after a few rounds we have been beating some of the "proper rally cars" with dirt tyres, roll cages ect. all just a bit of fun and for $200 its the best value ever.
video of one of the stages. http://www.youtube.com/wa...4&feature=youtu.be
anyway that leads me onto my new daily. before rallying the eb i used to to tow some stuff. went alright at towing. i was looking for a tow car at the time to tow the green esky when its done. ive never really been into the bigger fords like falcons but i figured it could be a cheaper option than a ute for towing.
i found a eb and sold my yellow esky (never thought id sell and esky for a falcon)
which was really hard to do as i loved that car. was such a good daily, i took it everywhere and it never missed a beat. but its gone to a good home by the sounds of it.
its manual, is nice and clean, but has a FG engine under the hood. got it for a good price ( much cheaper than any ute i was looking at) and the thing tows really well. makes 190kw atw with only headers,hi flow cat and a tune. its nice to drive and does what i need ot to do but i still miss my 1600 esky. least soon ill have one to drive around again.
the engine bay does need a tidy up
so thats my cars at this stage. ive successfully kept myself broke.
post edited by krt10 - 2012/10/16 20:16:11