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Hot!Denim pack Escort

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Re: Denim pack Escort 2017/01/03 19:02:27 (permalink)
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Hey haydn good work with the cooler install, any pictures from inside the bay, just tying to work out how much larger everything is in this kit. gonna be a stout little car when its all done and dusted, keep up the good work

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Re: Denim pack Escort 2017/01/03 19:22:43 (permalink)
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Looking good mate, keep up the good work...
Cheers Drew.

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Re: Denim pack Escort 2017/01/03 22:58:38 (permalink)
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Cheers guys, it's good to be getting on with it.
Mish I only have this one pic which isn't very clear. If you google "Radtec MK2 Escort" there are plenty of images that show up.
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Re: Denim pack Escort 2017/01/04 18:03:19 (permalink)
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A couple more

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Re: Denim pack Escort 2017/01/08 19:52:04 (permalink)
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Hold everything! ! Lol. So, Radtec take 2. The kit had to be moved forwards and upwards. Notice the new top screw fixings. And trimming at the base of grille opening. It still leaves two clips for mouning the grille so all good. Also the bottom radiator section needed notching each side to allow radiator base to come forwards. In this position it looks to be same as stock rad to motor spacing 👍👍👍
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Re: Denim pack Escort 2017/01/28 22:32:42 (permalink)
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Bonnet pins fitted today. The catch had to go as it fouled on the top of the intercooler.
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Re: Denim pack Escort 2017/01/28 23:09:14 (permalink)
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And gave it a wash a few days ago :D

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Re: Denim pack Escort 2017/01/29 19:19:14 (permalink)
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What are the odds? Aussie 1.6L escort radiator shroud literally pops into place on the Radtec radiator. No need to run the thermo fans that came with the radtec kit so I will pinch the fan fitting kit to put this shroud on

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Re: Denim pack Escort 2017/03/13 23:31:38 (permalink)
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The engine bay was a real mess so after welding in clutch cable tube and bulkhead strengthening gussets I got onto sanding and priming the engine bay and heater plenum. The primer and 2K paint was bought from a private & local DIY auto paint store. It's the first time I've used industrial grade paints and I'm well impressed with the result. The motor is almost ready, I can't wait to see how good it looks in there. Boot floor and GRP4 tank platform has also been painted.

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Re: Denim pack Escort 2017/04/15 00:19:22 (permalink)
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This is looking wicked bud!..so jealous lol
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Re: Denim pack Escort 2017/05/02 20:39:48 (permalink)
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Thanks Ez :)
 
I've put the dummy motor back in to start the plumbing and planning. I initially bought silicone hoses on ebay to save a few dollars. This was a mistake. Cheap, thin walled nasty rubbish. New Aeroflow hoses will be here tomorrow, in Blue! I also sold my T28bb turbo & manifold to make way for a brand new GT2860RS and 38mm external wastegate which will breath a lot better at higher RPM's
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Re: Denim pack Escort 2017/05/06 19:52:26 (permalink)
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Wasn't so sure at first but the blue has grown on me :D
I may go a straight silicone reducer from the inlet manifold and run a stainless pipe down to the intercooler but it would only be for aesthetics. The T-bolt clamps in these photos have all been exchanged for worm type clamps, the ones that have a full tang on them to protect the hoses from damage. I'm now a familiar face down at the local truck spares shop ha. And I've done away with the engine driven fan and have fitted the twin SPAL VA07 fans that came in the Radtec kit.
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Re: Denim pack Escort 2017/05/06 21:59:22 (permalink)
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Coming along nicely, will look the goods when its done.  Len
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Re: Denim pack Escort 2017/05/07 01:45:19 (permalink)
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Thanks very much Len. The plan is to keep it as simple & tidy as possible. The Radtec kit has helped immensely with this. I'm also waiting on a vacuum manifold which will mount low on the side of inlet manifold. Fed by a 3/8 hose, all the vacuum lines will run back there.
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Re: Denim pack Escort 2017/05/07 15:39:19 (permalink)
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Is this to supply vacuum for brakes etc, like a storage tank? Len
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