new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

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new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Postby rousecapri » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:32 pm

have had the car for 16 years
full kat body kit
3.1 essex
been off the road for about 10 yrs now
the old essex is long gone.....:(
i did put in another essex about 3 yrs ago but then though sod it i will have a v8 and sold the essex.
roll the clock forward to a couple of weeks ago...................
a car we had for breaking(only wanted the lsd axle) had a very hot 3.1 swaymar tuned essex.
sold off all the v8 bits...i am staying with the good old essex :)
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how she looked about 10 yrs ago
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how she looked about 3 yrs ago
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how she is today ready and waiting for my loving hand :)
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i modded the battery tray about 3 yrs ago...moved it in to the inner wing
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modded the inner wing on the passenger side...she now has a metal vent in it
same will be done to the other side.....dont worry the vents are thicker than the original metal

she will be getting the 3.1 swaymar essex.....i have posted pics of some of the bits in q&a
i will get some more and post them on here
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polished bosch dizzy...that took a little while to do
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pic of the valves they are huge 46mm inlet and 41mm exhaust :)
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vernier timing gear..........very rare.......swaymar part
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swaymar inlet manifold...for the 390 holley
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alloy rocker covers
will take some more pics as the work progresses
will be painted black(with full kat body kit)
deep red engine along with all suspension and runnig gear
underneath will be silver
have caprisport 283 brake kit to fit
set of brookie alloys (yep genuine 15inch brookies)
large bore exhaust
2.8i billies for the front
loads of other goodies as well.........
Bigger is better,there is no replacement for displacement

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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Postby mini » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:13 pm

sweet 8-) can't wait to see it being reborn

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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Postby rousecapri » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:02 pm

small update.
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repair to the end of passenger sill.
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a-post ,had a couple of thin bits........so was cut out and replace with good steel......
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can you see the repair??????? it goes top to bottom
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all protected
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you can see the vents a bit better now they are painted
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n/s headlight bowl repair.
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thats it for today..........................
have got to make up my mind weather to fit a new pattern wing :( or repair the original one....
the original one need's the drip rail replacing and a repair to the top corner by the door......
i can either spend 5 days trying to get a crap part to fit or a couple of days repairing the old original one....no brainer really..........original one wins.....pattern part will supply the bits needed to repair the original one :)
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Postby rousecapri » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:19 pm

no more pics as of yet.
am going to try and get the car featured in classic ford when shes done.........................
what are my chances???????
have got a few ideas for things that i have not seen on any cars b4........not saying too much yet........
am struggling to find any info on the swaymar cam.......not good.......
plz feel free to leave any comments good or bad i don't mind
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Postby Peter-S » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:32 pm

Great to see another on the way back. Look forward to the progress. The last one was impressive :D
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Postby rousecapri » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:39 am

the last one was for a m8 this one is for meeeeeeeee......lol
have got a few things i will be doing to this one that i did not do to the v8. cant have them all the same can we...lol(the v8 has things that this one dont)
will be sorting out the rear axle......so it cant move about.....anti tramp bars and panhard rod.
the engine bay will have a few subtle mods :)
this one will also be black but with full kat body kit
the engine will be a little bit tasty........3.1 essex with swaymar goodies...:)
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Postby Jake » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:43 pm

Good to see your building yourself a nice car, the last one was very nice.
Hope your mate bought you a few beers for that work you did for him! :cool:

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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Postby rousecapri » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:47 pm

yep...had one or two................also got a 3.1 swaymar tuned essex v6 :)
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Postby rousecapri » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:55 pm

a couple of pics:
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just a couple of things i have been up to.............
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Postby rousecapri » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:46 pm

removed the battery tray as i was not happy with it,its now going in to the boot.......out of the way
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ummm what to do with the hole?????
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the power steering res is now going where the battery was..............
the steel is as thick as the original wing........................................
just got to spend a while with the grinder tidying up the welds..........
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Postby rousecapri » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:17 pm

160+ views but only a couple of comments............
i would like peoples feed back......good or bad i don't mind :)
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Postby Peter-S » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:51 pm

rousecapri wrote:160+ views but only a couple of comments............
i would like peoples feed back......good or bad i don't mind :)


A lot of the project threads are that way. Just take comfort from the fact that people are looking :)
Nice work btw, maybe we'll see it on the road this summer 8-)
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Postby Jake » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:40 am

Looks good fella

Whats with the vents? More engine cooling?

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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Postby rousecapri » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:59 am

yep more cooling as the essex thats going in there is well tuned....lol....essex tend to run a bit hot and i dont want to kill this one..........:)
they also look good....well i think so anyway lol
she has got a fibreglass bonnet with scoop to go on as well.............
am off too the scrap yard tomorrow to get a battery cable from a 5 series bmw (so i can put the battery in the boot) will also be looking for a ali radiator........not sure from what yet will have to take a tape messure with me and get the biggest one i can get to fit...........i can spend hours walking round the scrap yard..........................
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Postby Jake » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:05 am

Yeah the vents do look good :)

Scrap yards are lots of fun :)

Had to get a exhaust for my old :ford: KA (First car when I passed was all I could afford!)
4 cars high was right at the top, forklift comes over to get it down for us, drops the bloody thing! 3 metres away from us!
Exhaust was still in perfect condition. :D
I could walk round the scrap yard for hours poking around and being nosey :cool:

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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Postby rousecapri » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:17 pm

a couple of small updates
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p.s. res mounted and welds cleaned up (not all the welds)
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tidying up round the bulk head.........the amount of surface rust under the sound deadening was a surprise.......well worth chipping all the crap off.........
scrap yard hunting tomorrow.........happy days
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Postby rousecapri » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:38 pm

scrap yard hunt went well..................
found nearly £10 in coins (£5 came out of two bmw's)
got a battery cable from a bmw 325 tourer (complete with the little junction box)
got a brand new ali rad from a 520 (its the same size as the essex rad but made from aluiminum insted of brass/copper so should be good enough.
got a couple of header tanks,a toggle switch(about £8 from halfrauds) loads of bulbs,fuses etc....
a trembler/cut off switch from a renault(in the event of a bump they trip out cutting power)will be wired in to the electric fuel pump....just in case
a few hoses
found 3 screw drivers (one was a rachet type)
total cost £25.....minus the £10 i found so i think i did well............ all that for £15 :)
i will be going back in a couple of weeks for another rummage.......as you do
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Postby rousecapri » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:32 pm

started to sort out the rad.
wanted a bit more room in front of the engine so i cut the original rad mounts out.
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the nail is only holding the rad in place along with the red bit at the bottom of the rad................
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the ali rad is a little bit bigger than the original essex rad.....so hopfully it will be good enough?
there is a header tank going under the n/s/f wing with a bleed taken off the thermostat housing so any air should end up in the header tank and not the rad
will put on a large electic fan on to the rad wired so it switches on off the rad sender unit and also with a manual bypass inside the car(very easy to do)
the front has also been modded so all the air has to go through the rad and not round/under or over it(all been done in metal)
any holes in the metal work will be filled in or plated over so the entire engine bay is smooth.............that includes the slap panel(the chassis plate is going to be moved)
where can i get a new one made up from as the original is getting a bit rough?
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Postby capriV8 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:39 am

Nice one mate, must pop round and take a look later. 8-)

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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Postby rousecapri » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:59 pm

a few bit's that i have been doing......
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oil cooler fitted...just need brackets tidying up
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just sorting out all the metal work on the front end..................
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