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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/02/24 19:11:11 (permalink)
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Top work sir.
I am also new to Aus, left Scotland last year and not looked back. Picked up a Mk1 last week and just begun working on it.
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/02/24 20:01:56 (permalink)
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Welcome Mike , 
Get some pictures up mate  
My heritage is Scottish ( Grandparents ) maybe why im so tight !! then they moved to the north east. 
Glad your not looking back , I've lived all over the world with my line of business and there is  nowhere like Australia , Life is easy here . 
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/02/24 20:15:28 (permalink)
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Little update , 
World cup subframe arrived from manufactures so headed to bodyshop to fit to check it .
Had already fitted the quickrack I rebuilt . 
Still havent decided if ill fit the electric power steering or stick to the old school .  
Ive built an uprated roll bar mount  in 1 peice instead of the 2 feeble brackets and used double width brackets x 3 . 
Im happy with how tight this all feels 
 
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/04/11 20:24:25 (permalink)
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So another set back. 
I visited the bodyshop today for an update as they were not answering my calls to find no one there .
Several calls around i eventually got to speak to the owner .
He has sold the business .. bloody brilliant !!!  what is wrong with these people --
Just got home after having the scort recovered from the empty shed. 
Next house I build will have enough room for a booth , I hate relying on people to do things for me but in the mean time .....
Can someone please recommend a decent honest body shop within a couple of hours of wollongong. 
Shell is as new in primer , requires no body work and i just need someone to shoot the color and laquer in a decent booth. 
 
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/04/11 22:27:26 (permalink)
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Did you try Classic Fabrications in Fairy Meadow?
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/04/12 18:58:37 (permalink)
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Hi Blue , no I didnt try them .
Have they done work for you or do you know of there work ? 
 
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/04/12 21:39:39 (permalink)
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I know them and have seen their work, specialise in classic cars and rods. Drop in and have a look they are not far from you, however as all reputable places they are busy.
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/04/16 17:40:13 (permalink)
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Thanks Blue 
I called in , they cant touch it for 3 months . 
I can see me painting this myself at this rate  and i dont want to do that ! 
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/04/22 19:04:07 (permalink)
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So I got the gearbox back from the transmission guys who have replaced the input shaft bearing and syncro's .
They have now given it a clean bill of health so fingers crossed I started bolting it all in. 
I forgot how big these gearboxs are when trying to squeeze them in a little escort . 
Any way after a few days of messing around its in . 
Ive fitted a paddle clutch on a new flywheel so Ill see how it feels , The last paddle clutch I had drove me insane but I want this to look and drive exactly as a rally car so ill try it.
Now to start plumbing it in ,Im still waiting on the ecu from the uk as I wanted anti lag on the program which is taking some time for some bizzarre reason so going to be a few more weeks before it runs which will give me chance to make an exhaust and have the prop shaft altered . 
And no I still havent found anyone to paint it. 
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/04/22 22:33:43 (permalink)
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Hi Bruce , I’m new to this and I’ve recently bought a mark 1 and I’m looking to do a full restoration. I’ve found a bloke that’s gonna do all the body work for me (replacing rusted panels and installing bubble arches etc.)
I’m looking to put a cosworth engine in it and basically do a lot the same as yours.
I’m just wondering do you know anywhere in England I could get like a full package .
Like engine gearbox axles etc. do you know anywhere that does it like that ? Also regarding the front wings you bought with the arches already on them are they magnum panels or where did you find them?
Any help Is greatly appreciated .

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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/04/22 22:37:20 (permalink)
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Hey Bruce, what’s the clutch slave and bracket set up you have there. Looks a treat. David
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/04/23 09:07:25 (permalink)
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Hi CB and welcome. 
Get some pics up off your project mate , be good to see.
 
If you want to buy a cossy lump from the UK with everything you need I find these guys pretty good :
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Automotive-Repair-Shop/RS-Cosworth-Breakers-185792384823336/
Im not saying there the cheapest but as a one stop shop there OK . 
Or if you have time on your hands you can keep an eye on www.ebay.co.uk  
Shipping is expensive for engines and gearboxes so keep an eye out for that and you will be better crating it all up then bringing it over sea freight through a broker.
Keep an eye on New Zealand also as cossy bits turn up there also www.trademe.co.nz
Front wings came from Gartrac , they dont always show them on there website because they have to order them in . 
If you want a pair email Dana on the info email below. 

Gartrac Ltd
Fisher Lane, Chiddingfold
Surrey, GU8 4TD, United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 (0)1428 682263/4
Email: info@gartrac.com  |  Website: www.gartrac.com 
 
I waited 3 months for mine but it was worth it as the quality and fit is 100%  
 
Cheers 
 
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/04/23 09:09:37 (permalink)
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Hi David , 
Slave and bracket was on when i bought the box so I have no idea what its from . 
Ive taken it off as it was making the box to wide to go into my tunnel so if you want it your welcome to it. 
 
Bruce 
 
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/04/24 13:48:37 (permalink)
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Thanks for the advice Bruce cheers .
I’ve been trying to upload photos on the phone but it keeps pausing . I’ll hopefully get them up soon.
Does anyone have any doors /bonnet/bootlid for sale with zero rust?
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/04/25 19:15:14 (permalink)
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CB you will probably struggle to find those with no rust as most guys hang onto them if they manage to find some . 
Yours dont look to bad from the pic attached , ive repaired a lot worse . 
If the guy you have found to do your floors and such is any good it will be an easy fix to cut out and replace the tin worm or if your intent to replace you can buy the doors and even just the skins from the UK 
Bonnets and boots are not available unless you want fiberglass .
I would strip the paint and see how bad they really are then I would repair them .
Bruce
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