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by sheff
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Ford on my driveway
Replies: 28
Views: 204

Re: New Ford on my driveway

According to Neil, his sons car has enough power anyway :lol: But I would always like to know what map it has incase of any issues. Standard intercooler which can be seen easily behind bumper https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=focus+st+standard+intercooler&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&v...
by sheff
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Janspeed Exhausts
Replies: 23
Views: 247

Re: Janspeed Exhausts

Looking on Ebay, Roadrunner no longer do the manifolds either.....I think there has been a fall out between them and Janspeed :? I went to Janspeed to buy my system a few years ago. It was the last 2.8 one they had and the salesman gave me the impression that they cater more for manufactures now li...
by sheff
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Ford on my driveway
Replies: 28
Views: 204

Re: New Ford on my driveway

Looks a nice motor, please tell me he isn't going to have a pop and bang map on it :deadhorse: :cheese: Had one go past the house last night what a racket :doh: A stage 1 map will give enough pops to still be sensible :cheers: The car did have a big and loud stainless system when we agreed to buy i...
by sheff
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Ford on my driveway
Replies: 28
Views: 204

Re: New Ford on my driveway

Very nice Neil, one of the few modern cars I can appreciate actually. And I like the way these cars have become part of a motoring enthusiasts world, many people being passionate about them. Those gates are good in front of the garage, gives double protection. Hi Paul, I think they are a great clas...
by sheff
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Ford on my driveway
Replies: 28
Views: 204

Re: New Ford on my driveway

My Blue ST which I had a couple of years ago was a Code Red map to 265bhp on o/e equipment, but I put a bigger intercooler and catback exhaust on it and that flew. Look at the boost gauge when you floor it. If it goes to the max (1.5 bar iirc) it's had a map, if it goes to around 3/4 it's in standa...
by sheff
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Ford on my driveway
Replies: 28
Views: 204

Re: New Ford on my driveway

The RS, with basically the same 5 pot engine (albeit lower compression and a marginally different cam profile) puts out way more, so the ST can certainly be tweaked. A few years ago earlier, if anyone had suggested to me that Ford's fastest medium sized car would one day have a Volvo engine with an...
by sheff
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Ford on my driveway
Replies: 28
Views: 204

Re: New Ford on my driveway

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:Believe me,they map really well to 275 bhp

That much? To me, 275 BHP through the front wheels sounds like quite a wild ride..... :drive:

Andrew.


It is too much really, but unbelievably exciting.
by sheff
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Ford on my driveway
Replies: 28
Views: 204

Re: New Ford on my driveway

Believe me,they map really well to 275 bhp on o/e exhaust, air filter and intercooler http://www.superchips.co.uk/search?make=9&fueltype=3&model=2&variant=2 And may well aid fuel consumption too, but the standard clutch will probably die.... RS Clutch is the way to go :drive: Makes it t...
by sheff
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Ford on my driveway
Replies: 28
Views: 204

Re: New Ford on my driveway

Yeah finally he's getting some good taste in cars :D Runs in the family! Your daughter's got a Ford as well hasn't she? I seem to remember you saying something about a Ka some time ago. Andrew. She killed the Ka Andrew..... Both my daughters have Fiat 500's now, which is basically a new Ka and is a...
by sheff
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Ford on my driveway
Replies: 28
Views: 204

Re: New Ford on my driveway

Caprifan Rob wrote:Nice choice Neil, hope he has fun in it :cheers:


I'm sure he will Rob...... He's already started a shopping list of what he's needs to do with it. I guess he got that off me :lol:
by sheff
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Ford on my driveway
Replies: 28
Views: 204

Re: New Ford on my driveway

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Very nice ST in the best colour.
Good to see that your son has listened to your incessant nagging and finally bought a Ford! :D

Andrew.


Yeah finally he's getting some good taste in cars :D
by sheff
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Ford on my driveway
Replies: 28
Views: 204

Re: New Ford on my driveway

Hi Neil, Nice car, and great colour :D IF(?) driven carefully quite economical too. Keep an eye open for water leaks in the boot area, sometimes it comes in through the spoiler fixing bolts and/or rear lights! :goodluck: Nice one Andy, it does have a small leak in the boot I'll get him to check tho...
by sheff
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Ford on my driveway
Replies: 28
Views: 204

New Ford on my driveway

Not mine but son has got the Ford bug and bought this little beauty. Say's He's going to all the Ford shows next year in it :D

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by sheff
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: I'm back......
Replies: 52
Views: 804

Re: I'm back......

Very nice Andy.... I seem to remember this car from Facebook. The chap that restored it was trying to sell it for a bit over £20k last year. Looks like you've got a bit of a bargain there, but I thought there would be some bargains coming through soon :D I hope you keep it long enough to take it to ...
by sheff
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Brake Servo O-Ring
Replies: 12
Views: 236

Re: Brake Servo O-Ring

You need a grommet to fit in the servo hole, not an o ring.

Perhaps Martin has a sprare one?

All the best
Neil
by sheff
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: The Capri failed the MOT today
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: The Capri failed the MOT today

I found this interesting you-tube film about how they repair master (and wheel) cylinders for old vehicles where new cylinders are not an option. I would guess this is the process that Martin has done to his recon cylinders. We'll all have to have this done one day when new cylinders of decent qual...
by sheff
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: The Capri failed the MOT today
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: The Capri failed the MOT today

I’m going to buck the trend here. Why the master cylinder over the wheel cylinders? There’s a lot of poorly made aftermarket examples out there. If it is the master cylinder based on what you’ve described I’d expect the inside of the servo to be wet with brake fluid. Olly W Hi Olly, I originally th...
by sheff
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: The Capri failed the MOT today
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: The Capri failed the MOT today

I had an issue with spongy brakes last year & fitted one of Martins refurbished master cylinders. Haven’t had an issue since, so I would echo the others on this being the issue. Good luck with the seal kit replacement, has to be worth a try. I have another batch of the 2.8i master cylinders due...
by sheff
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: The Capri failed the MOT today
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: The Capri failed the MOT today

I had an issue with spongy brakes last year & fitted one of Martins refurbished master cylinders. Haven’t had an issue since, so I would echo the others on this being the issue. Good luck with the seal kit replacement, has to be worth a try. Cheers Rob.... Looks like everyone is thinking the sa...
by sheff
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: The Capri failed the MOT today
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: The Capri failed the MOT today

Sorry to hear this too Neil. Hope you get to the bottom of it mate. Yep its a worry if it is the master cylinder which you have not had on all that long. Good luck with rebuilding it mate. If it is down to the quality of assemble it is a worry as you say, but hope it sorts the problem. All the best...