The Build P13

jimmyesh on Fri May 08, 2009 9:09 pm

A few more essential parts have arrived this week ๐Ÿ˜€ , namely a nice 2m length of Goodridge 200-series -6 AN fuel hose (ยฃ25 a metre! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ), the Sytec fuel pressure regualtor and the Siemens 630cc injectors (from America).

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03 injectors

04 fuel hose
Also ordered a load of Goodridge 200-series -6 AN/jic 45/90 degree and straight female connectors (came to over ยฃ100! :rolleyes: ) Still waiting for them to arrive...

The project is still very much going ahead, it's just impossible to spend any time on it at the moment what with me working in Catterick until Dec '09 and the car (and my family/home) being located in Colchester, I really want to get this car finished - I'll just keep accumulating the parts I need to complete it for now. Fuel pump next ๐Ÿ™‚

jimmyesh on Fri May 15, 2009 8:53 pm

Some more goodies arrived this week (over ยฃ100 worth :aaah: ) -6 AN/Jic Goodridge connectors for the Goodridge 200-series hose that I'm using for my fuel system. ๐Ÿ™‚

This stuff ends up costing a lot more than you think, I must admit that I never really thought about the cost of these items when I first started this build! :oooh:

Fuel pump next on the shopping list...

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06 fittings

Couldn't resist fitting a couple of them, hopefully I'll get some time to work on the car this week as I have 10 days off work as of Wednesday :Q

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jimmyesh on Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:31 pm

Hi everyone, I've finally got the RS2000 Alloys fitted and I'm over the moon with how the car looks sat on them :Q

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I've got some time off from now until late July and also most of August off so I've got no excuse (other than money! :rolleyes: ) for slacking off on the car now ๐Ÿ™‚

When I'm commuting up & down the A1 every week in the little Derv, I just wish so much that this car was finished and I had all that power on tap! :devil:

jimmyesh on Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:16 pm

Hi everyone, yes I've cracked the tools open and paid my much-neglected Fez a visit today! ๐Ÿ™‚

Those nice-looking fuel system components that I had laying on my passenger seat for months are now fitted! ๐Ÿ˜€

Siemens 630cc injectors now fitted with the fuel rail:

10 injectors in head

11 fuel rail on
Goodridge 200-series -6 hose and connectors are all connected up to the fuel filter, Sytec FPR and return line:

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13 fuel system
Not 100% happy with the filter being where it is but it had to be relocated due to the Focus Transmission mount stealing its original home.

There's also some mundane (but essential) tasks that need completing, one of which was to fit two of the bottom bolts on the inlet to the head and torque them all up (I'd just dummy-fitted it and left it before :rolleyes: ) - this ended up taking more time than planned as I had to remove the PAS pump to get to one of them! ๐Ÿ˜ก

I'm ordering the Gotech Pro-X engine management next week, along with fuel pump, some coilovers, boost pipes, new tyres, and a host of other bits and pieces so things are looking up! ๐Ÿ˜‰

jimmyesh on Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:39 pm

RS_seg wrote:
what fuel rail it that mate?

engine bay is looking sweet:Q

Cheers mate ๐Ÿ™‚ Yeah the fuel rail is the standard Yank Focus 2.0/2.3 Duratec steel item (same as UK Mondeo 2.0/2.3 Duratec) - The standard ends were chopped off and -6 weld-on fittings er... welded on ๐Ÿ™‚

Just bought a Sytec "F1" (their name for it not mine ๐Ÿ˜› ) Hi-flow billet fuel filter - mine has -6 AN/Jic fittings not the push-fit ones shown, should improve the aesthetics of my engine bay slightly! :Q

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... a nice M14 X 1.5 female to -6AN Male anodised adaptor from Earls:

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...and a female -6 to female -6 to join that adaptor to the fuel filter (there was no female M14 x 1.5 to female -6 available on Earls or anywhere else I looked which was a bummer as it would have made things more simple! :rolleyes: )

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Can't wait to fit this little lot in - cost a few quid but will be in-keeping with the rest of the build ๐Ÿ™‚

jimmyesh on Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:36 pm

jonyb4 wrote:
whats left on the things to do then mate?

Erm deep breath..... :oooh:

Buy Gotech Pro X ECU with base map from Jamsport + Fit it to the car, wire everything up etc.

Buy and fit partial Focus loom and ecu to drive the FRS dash instruments.Buy and fit all boost hoses / hard pipes and air filter

Buy / fit 255 LPH Walbro fuel pump

Get driveshafts sent off to Recoprop (or Cober engineering in Colchester if they quote me happy!) then fit them.

Buy / fit some new front lower arms

Buy & fit coilover suspension

Buy some nice new tyres (I sold my original RS2K rims and bought the polished ones that are now on the car - unfortunately they have "ditchfinder" tyres on! :aaah: )

Finish some miscellaneous bits & pieces off (i.e get a drive belt that actually fits, adjust the gear linkeage, fit a Focus clutch pipe, bleed hydraulics, finish off heater coolant pipes....)

Need to buy/fit an oil catch tank

Fit revised turbo oil return connector (to clear exhaust) alread in hand...

Fit new fuel filter

Sort out a remote reservoir for the PAS system as the bonnet won't close over the MK6 Fez ST item! :rolleyes:

Should have all this done by 2094! ๐Ÿ˜† :bonkers:

Realisticly by Christmas, maybe sooner. - Most of the things I've listed above are being ordered this week so MASSIVE progress is just around the corner! :aviator: