The Gathering P1

Quote: jimmyesh on Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:26 pm

Hi everyone! 🙂 I'm back on a week's R & R from and (much to my wife's annoyance) have aquired some new parts for the beast.

I have decided on using an MTX75 Mondeo MK3 Duratec 5-speed 'box and managed to find an '03 plate one on Ebay for the princely sum of £70 + 15 delivery!! 😮

I also bought some MK2 Focus 2.0 Zetec driveshafts complete for £30 each side, one will be shortened of course...

Here's today's haul:

I have also ordered a SPEC Stage 3 clutch for the Yank Focus 2.3 and a Fidanza Flywheel from the States, In addition to this I'm buying a Quaife ATB diff for this Box (same as FRS). See, not Too much cost-cutting! 😆

I've ordered some steel Rods and ARP con-rod bolts from the good ol' USA too, along with some new Cosworth Big-End bearings and a new Cam-Chain + Head Gasket.

Pistons are coming from Focussport as they do special forged Turbo items for around $700 which sounds fine to me. I did try Wossner as the 2.0 Duratec & 2.3 share the same bore-size but unfortunately the deck-heights are different :rolleyes:

As for Ignition, I'm reverting back to the traditional single-coil setup as then I can use the Omex 600 rather than the more expensive Omex 710 that I would have needed for the Coil-On-Plug setup. As such I've got a Mondy Mk3 Ignition setup from Ebay, along with starter motor etc.

That's all for now, just to let you know that there is progress here and the car will be done for FITP 2009!

Quote: jimmyesh on Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:38 pm

This arrived in the post today... every little helps 😀

Still waiting on the flywheel, clutch and con-rods - I'll probably get stung on import duty again, D'oh!! 😡

Quote jimmyesh on Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:22 pm

Some more goodies have arrived in the post for the Silver One 🙂 ....

Eagle Forged H-Section con rods with ARP 2000 Fasteners:

Focus 2.0 MTX 75 Transmission Mount:

Still waiting for the flywheel, pistons and Spec 6-Paddle clutch to arrive - Gordon Brooon is probably rubbing his hands with glee at the thought of swindling yet more import duty from my unhealthy wallet! :rolleyes:

Also got a Mondy MK3 2.0 Duratec Starter and Coil/HT-leads so that I can keep my options open with regards ignition (i.e C.O.P or conventional H.T leads).

Seeing all the parts accumlating is filling me with confidence for cracking on with the build when I return in October, I've found a brilliant engineering shop within walking distance from my house that can manufacture shortened driveshafts and bore my block to 88mm for £35/bore so all is well :Q

Quote: jimmyesh on Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:54 pm

I've been given another week off as something happened back at home, everything's ok now thank god :aaah:

Here's the prototype Speedometer driver circuit that converts the gearbox speed sensor (VSS) pulse output into sine & cosine waves for the FRS Clocks. I still need to build a duplicate circuit to drive the Tach yet. Normally the tacho and speedo signals go via the Focus ECU to the GEM which processes them into the suitable signals to drive the instruments, these circuits will save me the hassle of having to fit a whole Focus loom etc just to run the clocks (If it works! :oooh: )

I have yet to fit the correct size potentiometer for the MTX 75 VSS output as I originally planned for the Getrag MT285. It'll be hooked up to a signal generator when I return to calibrate the speedo.

(Pic that has dissapeared from internet!)

Quote jimmyesh on Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:13 pm

I was wracking my brain trying to decide which alternator setup to use, I was all set on forking out for Burton's Duratec Alternator kit (£450 inc Vat! :rolleyes: 😮 ).

Ridiculous price-tag aside, I was also swayed away by the fact that I'm converting the Fez to power steering from the MK3.5 (I know, I must be GAAAAY! 😆 ) so am using a Fiesta ST150 Power steering pump with all MK3.5 Fez Power steering pipework and rack.

I have purchased a Mondeo/Focus Duratec 2.0 Alternator from Ebay (hurry up Royal Mail :rolleyes: ) and said ST Power steering pump.

As you can see, the block still has the idler and tensioner pulleys present, the alternator goes at the top on the rear and the power steering pump goes at the top on the front so along with a non-aircon Focus 2.0 Duratec drive-belt, I should be laughing (for a quarter of what Burton's effort would have cost me)

Side view of my 2.3 Duratec.