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  1. Cheers for the reply Paul, I have this info already. I'm looking for the pinouts to feed it from the rear of the ignition switch. There are 2 cables on a pigtail from the ignition switch on a cabrio, just cant remember which is which. Cheers, Lee
  2. Hi all, Could someone post a pic of the back of their ignition switch for me please? Im specifically looking for the pinouts for the radio aerial power source that piggy backs onto it. Cheers, Lee
  3. Looking good Stu! What master cylinder did you go for? Lee
  4. It did happen at high speed, 70MPH on a dual carriageway. My dad said instinct kicked in and he could just see through the vent. It would have totalled it without the check strap. Luckily he was fine and was just slight damage to the car. My dad called "there something up with the car". I'm expecting the gearbox to have shat itself or something broken. I was gutted but glad he was ok. Cheers mate!
  5. So, it's been a while! Just a quick catch up. For the remainder of 2014 she looked like this: In autumn 2014 I drove her 180 miles back to my parents to tuck her up for winter. As my dad was taking her to the garage at my grandparents, this happened: As some of you know, the catches on a mk4 are dodgy anyway, add an FMIC and they're an accident waiting to happen. Luckily I had fitted a check strap and it was connected. The strap took most of the energy out of the flip so it only hit with half the force. It still ripped the section of body. So we set about correcting the damage: And installing Aero Catches (Can't have that again!): She went for paint: She came back gleaming: Then I drove her the 180 miles back to me and added the finishing touches: Time for a spruce up, new valve stem oil seals: But this happened: Undeterred I soldiered on: Done: Took her for a spin: On that drive the rear silencer clamp snapped: Credit where credit is due, 9 and a half years after I purchased it Mongoose honoured the lifetime warranty and replaced it free of charge! I also fitted a wideband controller, a new alternator and a transit connect starter: http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u610/j6lrw/XR3i/31_zpsnlmcdq5d.jpg http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u610/j6lrw/XR3i/32_zps4yik6xgz.jpg A very quick recap! She has an MOT in a few days so we'll see how that goes... Lee
  6. As far as I'm aware, the Escort Cosworth in-tank pump is the pump used when uprating an EFi Escort or Fiesta Lee
  7. Cheers mate. The paint was a great find. I was thinking of doing it wrinkle black like the rocker cover but this finish is much more OEM. Breather is nice and effective. Just need a few lengths of silicone hose to replace the rubber and it'll be sweet. Tried to fit an AMAL valve last week but it looks like my chip doesn't cater for it... Great. I'll just have to stick to the bleed valve. Next on the list is to re-fit the cooling fans one run lower and also fit the turbo cooler. Lee
  8. A lot of us have been there mate! Hopefully it's just the matter of a new gasket Lee
  9. I made my gauge holder myself out of a standard unit, and Audi 80 gauge pod and some fibreglass. The two oil gauges came from an Audi 80 and the pod came with them. This is the paint: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370768045778 It's very forgiving of the surface too. Lee
  10. Cheers mate! I finally got round to re-painting my gauge pod today. I wasn't keen on the satin black finish so I bought a can of textured bumper paint. Apparently used when repairing black plastic bumpers. Turned out way better than I expected: Lee
  11. Sounds like a plan! I prefer the EFi turbo CVH. It sounds exactly the same from the exhaust, but you get a load of chatter to go with it Win win! Lee
  12. Morning all, A neighbor of mine is organising a local motor show in Kent, just spreading the word: They also have a FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/403105356500434/ Lee
  13. Been a while since I was last on! Had her dyno'd. I was convinced to keep the boost to 10PSI for the sake of reliability and she made 162BHP. Happy with that! Been enjoying the sunshine ever since! The latest addition is the Spec-R breather to stop the oil cap popping off: Lee
  14. Sounds to me like one of the crankcase breather hoses is blocked and it's forcing oil out of the rocker cover. Check the breather hose from the rocker cover to the block isn't blocked (right hand side as you look at the engine). Lee
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