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The first few bits are very easy indeed and it didn't take long to get the suspension bolted to the chassis, and the rear hubs fitted. Pedals came next and brake pipes will shortly be fitted. There was a little scare as I thought I had some chassis brackets missing, but Westfield assure me that the front flexi hoses are now bodywork mounted and the brackets should be 'missing'.
Getting hold of a 2.0 Zetec engine meant finding a scrapped Mondeo. I got one with only 1000 miles on it by using one of the search companies in the Yellow Pages, under Car and Commercial. It's like new, in fact I've never bought a new car, so it's the newest engine I've ever had!
The next challenge is to find the correct parts to mate the engine to the gearbox. In all things Zetec I have found Dunnell Engines in Stowmarket to be extremely knowledgable and helpful. Whilst there picking up a clutch kit I saw a Dunnell engine dyno'd, quite impressive stuff.
Just before going on holiday I did a little work: Clutch and lightened flywheel fitted to engine, diff and rear brake calipers fitted, front wiring and plumbing in progress, and the MT75 box on the bench - that gearlever just has to go!
Now I've had the kit 6 weeks and I've been doing it in truly spare time, instead of watching TV. The engine and gearbox slipped in quite nicely. Actually it was a one man job taking just 45 minutes plus time to get the hoist assembled (The 500kg hoist from HSS is fine for the job). Now the petrol tank is in the rear body can be lifted into place and clipped over the chassis under it's own tension. Next it's time to measure everything five times and drill once.....
LATEST PICTURE is here. Quite a lot has happened - details here!
STOP PRESS!! After one last check, the beast is started and driven out of the garage. What a marvellous noise from the whole engine; the carbs rasp and the exhaust roars!
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