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  2. Hi Spinder. I gave up looking and in the end made some from sheet steel. Good luck on the search.
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  5. CVH OIL COOLANT GUIDEThought i would make a small guide on engine oils and coolants for CVH engines for you all, the same questions get asked over and over.I do not claim to be a professional expert, but i have been studying on this on my own, for more than 3 years now, reading lots of literature on engine lubrication and cooling.I do not write this with the intention of this being some sort of bible, just something to guide you based on my knowldege of these subjects.-- ENGINE OIL --Some people might say you can run classic cars like Escorts and Fiestas on any oil you like, wrong!The main reason for that statement being wrong is called :ZincdialkyldithiophosphateZ D D P( ZDDP )Zddp, Zddp is a molecule or compound or whatever you want to call it of Zinc and Phosphorous.Zddp does one main thing in engine oil : it protects the flat tappets and cams in older engines like the CVH from wear. The way it works is the Phosphorous reacts chemically in areas where there is high friction and heat inside an engine, and the Zinc which is attached to the same molecule forms a sacrificial protective layer between those parts that acts like a microscopic cushion and keeps them from wearing.The contact between the camshaft lobes and their respective tappets are the part of the engine by far with the most friction inside an engine, the pressure in small spots between the cam lobe and its tapet can exceed 100.000 PSI!! yes, one hundred thousand pounds.In the CVH this is even more critical due to the CVH's extrmely stiff valve springs, which produce 220lbs of pressure at full valve lift, these high valve spring pressures combined with the CVH's not so good valvetrain oiling system, and possible neglect in terms of oil changes over the years, leads to the common cam and tappet wear problems the CVH is known for, and the nasty rattling that goes with it.So what is the matter with Zddp?Zddp used to be added in engine oil in generous amounts, between 1000 and 1400 parts per million during the 70s and 80s.However in the 90s it was found that Zinc was damaging to catalytic converters, so for the past 20+ years the amount of it in most oil has been getting lower and lower.Modern engines don't need Zinc almost at all, because the camshafts are roller type with low friction.We are at a point now where most oils contain between 800 and 900 parts per million of Zinc, some as little as 600, 1000 is acceptable for our engines, but 800 or 600 are far too little.Over the last years more and more classic cars are reporting issues with camshsaft and tappet wear due to this.----------- Viscosity : -----------------The CVH was designed in an era where 20W-50 was almost universally used, however the CVH being an overhead cam engine with hydraulic tappets, it needs a thinner oil that will get to the top of the engine fast enough in cold temperatures but will also keep the tappets pumped up and working properly when hot.Because of this a 10W-40 Semi-synthetic oil or 15W-40 Mineral oil is the best choice for you run of the mill CVH that is sued on the street.if you have an engine that is old, and leaks or uses a lot of oil, you could run 20W-50, as long as you are very gentle when the engine is warming up.-------- RS Turbo Escort / Fiesta engines : -------------RS Turbos need a more specific oil choice, these engines run very hot and are usually driven hard.If your engine is standard and you don't beat on it too hard, you can get away with a 10W-40 Semi synthetic or full synthetic oil.If your engine has somewhat more power than standard and you drive it hard, you shoud probably use a 5W-50, 10W-50 or 15W-50 full synthetic oil.For really crazy builds running say +250hp and lots of boost, 10W-60 Full synthetic would be a good option if your oil temps are very high, 10W-50 or 15W-50 if you they're not so high.-- Here is a list of oils that are known to have high Zinc and would be good for CVHs --For standard N/A CVH engines :1 - Comma X-Flow Type XS 10W-40 ( Semi Synthetic, 1100ppm Zinc )https://www.amazon.co.uk/Comma-XFXS5L-X-Flow-10W40-Litre/dp/B00DYTO5VE/ref=sr_1_2?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1536228284&sr= 1-2&keywords=comma+xflow+10w402 - Comma X-Flow Type MF 15W-40 ( Mineral, same Zinc as former )www.amazon.co.uk/Comma-XFMF5L-X-Flow-15W40-Mineral/dp/B0052X4I303- Classic Oils Hot Hatch 10W-40 ( 1300ppm Zinc )https://www.classic-oils.net/Classic-Oils-Hot-Hatch-10W-404 - Morris Multivis 10W-40,https://www.onlinebearings.co.uk/Morris-Multivis-10-40-Semi-Synthetic-5-Litre.html5 - Millers CSS 10W-40 :https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-115267-millers-oils-css-10w-40-competition-semi-synthetic-engine-oil.aspx- For Turbo CVH engines :1 - Millers CFS 10W-40 Full syn.https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-115229-millers-oils-cfs-10w-40-competition-full-synthetic-engine-oil.aspx2 - Valvoline VR1 5W-50 Full syn.https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-73739-valvoline-vr1-racing-5w-50-premium-synthetic-engine-oil.aspx4 - Mobil 1 5W-50 FS-X2 full syn.https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-68898-fuchs-titan-race-pro-s-10w-50-ester-fully-synthetic-engine-oil.aspx5 - Millers CFS 10W-60 Syll syn.https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-115231-millers-oils-cfs-10w-60-competition-full-synthetic-engine-oil.aspx6 - Mobil 1 10W-60 Full syn.https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-69026-mobil-1-10w-60-advanced-full-synthetic-engine-oil.aspx-------- COOLANTS -------- If you have a copper type original radiator, use Comma Super Coldmaster, change every 2-3 years https://www.amazon.co.uk/Comma-SCA5L-Coldmaster-Antifreeze-Concentrate/dp/B003BPWN4W/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=comma+super+coldmaster&qid=1558173153&s=gateway&sr=8-1 If you have a modern alloy or aluminium / plastic radiator, use Comma G40, change every 4-5 years. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Comma-XSG405L-Xstream-Antifreeze-Concentrate/dp/B0052X4C5Y/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=Comma+G40&qid=1558081029&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull Keep in mind when buying concentrate the coolant has to be mixed in equal parts with distilled water ( 40 / 60 would be ok too ) Quote
  6. Hi Guys, Wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction. Looking for 2 replacement Sills for a 1996, have looked on forum and seen various responses saying they are no longer available and then others saying they have managed to find some. I can confirm they are different to a 3dr as the shape and section under front wing are different. Thanks in advance
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  9. The two big terminals are the supply and earth. The outer pin is earth and the other one is the yellow switched live. The smaller ones are the permenent live and the electric aerial output but I can't remember which one is which. Try powering it up and seeing which small one goes live as this will be the aerial one. The display will be blank until you get your permenent feed on. Cheers
  10. i am attending a local show to me john . i hope a few members will attend this year that are a bit closer to the showground . no real interest yet but maybe closer it gets regards ollie
  11. booked my ticket at the moment 3 of us attending so far myself bob dan Dont forget if you cant make this show there is another one on the same day ( ford nationals ) regards ollie
  12. Ollie

    Ford Fair

    i am still undecided yet . if we get enough members interested it may make my mind up but as ian has said each year numbers are falling due to cost of entry ect all shows this season we are struggling to get reasonable numbers :>( regards ollie
  13. I produce GRP items, and have reproduced the hinge covers to look as authentic to original as possible. These have been produced in GRP,  and are not 3D printer produced.

    Because they are GRP the fixing method differs from the original, but is very secure (see second photo), and full instructions will be sent.  Each Cover will show if its Left or Right handed.

     

     

    Please note, these are made to order so delivery is appox. 1 week.

    £24.00

  14. DiscoDan

    Ford Fair

    I’ve only just realised I haven’t bought a ticket yet!
  15. Ian71

    Ford Fair

    Last year was was typical of how the years have changed , we struggled to get 6 or 7 cars and although we had a good day we hardly had any visitors to the stand because we we were pushed right down near the entrance/exit , we had xr owners next to us with 4 or 5 cars and the other cab club next to them with 4 cars , the main areas up the top were filled with modern st and rs models, that seems to be what the organisers want, so for me perhaps every two years is enough.
  16. Hi Guys, Wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction. Looking for 2 replacement Sills for a 1996, have looked on forum and seen various responses saying they are no longer available and then others saying they have managed to find some. I can confirm they are different to a 3dr as the shape and section under front wing are different. Thanks in advance
  17. Hi Simon so sorry to be reading this m8 your health and family comes first without a doubt . I no how much you wanted to build this Mk3 so must be a difficult decision to be making . only you no what you paid for parts so hopefully you can sell as a complete job lot to someone who wants to finish it and at least you get most of your money back . if you send me full list with pics etc I will print them off and put them up at the few shows I’m attending this year . In the hope a fellow enthusiast is interested don’t hesitate to give me a call if you wanna chat . Colin
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  19. thank you, managed to get one, paid over the odds, but needs must, thank you again for the reply
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  24. Gutted for you mate sorry to hear that you have got a strong mind to do that still hope to see you a show at some point over the session as cabbys will always be with you in spirt all the best to you and Karen mark Steve and Julie
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  26. Am really sorry to hear this Simon. Best wishes mate.
  27. It’s with a heavy heart I think it’s time to sell my mk 3 as I am still not fully healthy and haven’t worked for a year so no money so I don’t think I will be able to finish it and I am at my time of life to clear out the garage so if anything happens to me it would not leave my wife with a lot of trouble trying to clear out all the stuff I have got would any body would be interested in a mk3 project with 90% original panels including original front wings and front panel I have repaired the battery tray to an original look it still needs a small repair to the n/s/r wheel arch comes with a lot of rs turbo s1 parts and a perfect dash correct Xr/rs dash not plastic one I was going to make a full s1 rs turbo cabriolet using all s1 parts it is fully stripped as I was going to change the colour but I do have all the parts to make it a 1.6i cabriolet or 80% parts to build an s1turbo cabriolet so what do you think it would be worth
  28. Paul

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  29. I’m booked with someone else now, didn’t wanna miss out on a ticket relying on this club
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