The Build P3

Quote: jimmyesh on Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:22 pm

Blimey, what a day! :oooh:

First thing this morning I took a trip to G&L Auotospares in Colchester and ripped the front hubs, carriers and shocks from a MK3.5 Fiesta Si, the guy sold it all to me for Β£20! - Top bloke, I always go there for my spares now πŸ™‚

Here's the hubs & shocks (I only bought the shocks as they'll be useful to allow the car to be moved around during the work that's happening and also buy me some time to save for a decent coilover kit).

Confirmation if anyone needs it - A Focus 2.0 Zetec Driveshaft & CV Joint fitted into a MK3.5 Fiesta hub, MK3 are a no-go...

Poor Car feeling sorry for itself under the cover - at least it's indoors though πŸ™‚

Cosworth Upper Main Bearings installed (after thoroughly cleaning the surfaces with Loctite cleaning solvent). ARP Main studs fitted.

Cosworth Lower Main Bearings installed.

Crank Fitted, "Plasiguaged" then re-fitted, ARP Nuts torqued with ARP Moly Lube.

Pistons & Rods fitted using ring compressor and copious amounts of oil - Massive care had to be taken not to break any rings here! :aaah:

Here's all 4 fitted, ARP big end bolts and Cosworth bearings used throughout.

Here's my modified Duratec Fuel-Rail that now allows for fuel-return (compatible with the MK3 Fiesta's fuel system) Has -6 male fittings on each end ready for Aeroquip hoses :Q (Yes I know it needs paint! :oooh: )


Quote: jimmyesh on Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:13 pm

Cheers for the kind words guys, much appreciated πŸ˜‰ - might even take the cover off the car tomorrow! πŸ˜›

Should hopefully have the rest of the engine assembled tomorrow, aside from the sump which is having a -10 alloy male fitting welded on for an oil-return for the turbo and also a smaller -6 one for a drain line from the oil catch-tank. Also, I'm keeping the cam cover off for now as I'm painting that gloss black.

A blanking-plate for the balance-shaft assembly oil-feed will also be manufactured as I'm not re-fitting this assembly. From what I've learned from people that have tuned the 2.3, the general consensus is that these engines run just fine without it - (the 2.0 doesn't have it). Plus it's just more rotational drag and weighs 5KG!