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Moneypit update... Rodent infestation, mice powered RS2000?

Post by scorted on Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:56 am

Latest Purchases:



16point bolt in roll cage (will be gusseted and welded in) has pick up points for the front and rear suspension
it weighs 30kgs, which is uber light considering the amount of tubing





16" 57 plate fiesta alloys with brand new pirelli p zero neros - still considering track tyres, but they are big money.


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Re: Moneypit update... Rodent infestation, mice powered RS2000?

Post by foreverford on Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:27 am

Those Wheels Look Mint Mate, The Project continues Smile

What else have You In store?

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Post by mb7201 on Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:59 am

Bargain those wheels. So.... gonna be done by fitp? Laughing

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Re: Moneypit update... Rodent infestation, mice powered RS2000?

Post by scorted on Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:04 pm

hopefully - depends what you define as done
i think the body work may still need some minor details sorting Sad

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Re: Moneypit update... Rodent infestation, mice powered RS2000?

Post by scorted on Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:35 am



dropped the RS off today next to money pit... having the roll cage delivered sunday, avo rang to say my rear dampers have had new rods, gas bags, seals o rings and oil and a repaint... for the bargin price of 67.93 including return postage.

I'm also after some 180-160 lb rear springs of around 10-12" but i'm sure burtonpower or similar will sort me out

I'm hoping to start the conversion the week after next, however it looks like i've fractured my wrist so may well be in need of help.

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Re: Moneypit update... Rodent infestation, mice powered RS2000?

Post by Dan on Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:44 am

is that a chicken shed?

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Post by scorted on Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:13 pm

its a small part of a massive barn on an arable farm (no animals)
hence the plow thing, the white things are bags that used to have fertiliser in

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Post by Dan on Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:17 pm

scorted wrote:its a small part of a massive barn on an arable farm (no animals)
hence the plow thing, the white things are bags that used to have fertiliser in
its just the low walls, looks like the chicken sheds we used to have

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Post by scorted on Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:20 pm

the roof is pitched up and about 30ft in the middle

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Post by Dan on Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:44 am

seems a shame to break that rs

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Post by scorted on Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:38 am

to be honest it is, i bought it cheap just for the engine... i have no interest in fixing it nor the time to do anything with it, i offered a few people the chance to save it but they offered me stupidly low amounts of money for it

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Post by Dan on Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:26 pm

whats wrong with it?

and that cage, you going to have to cut big holes in the bulkhead to fit it?

the only other escort ive ever ereally seen with a cage lie that was a grey and white RS2000 in fast ford a while back, it did look a bit OTT

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Post by scorted on Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:39 pm

not big holes... :p

it has a rottern chassis rail needs two new drive shafts, gear linkage is worn possibly need wishbones doing and a rear wheel baring.. shell is great its been resprayed not a long time ago none of the usual arch / fuel cap rust i thought the interior had a leak but the carpet has dried up even though its been left outside, mot runs out in a week or two and i've just sent the tax back

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Post by scorted on Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:06 pm

day one of the engine swap hada few problems.. mainley rodent related Razz
heres the pics i'll explain later















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Post by scorted on Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:07 pm

just to recap todays fun: right basically, got down to the farm to start work to discover that mice had nested in my green car and were buys harvesting the RS of all its insulation... its only been there a week Sad they'd also climbed under the car cover on the green on and were eating it from the inside out... bastards

so aftwer ripping all the insulation out and having a stern word with the mice (explaining that tomorrow i'll have the steam cleaner out) most of them left, not after chewing the labels off my harnesses and having a good munch on the sick on numberplate in the car, thankfully they hadn't eaten the brand new bucket seats or any of my sparce interior trim...

so after arsing around the RS fired up [url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj0alTJEKrA"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj0alTJEKrA[/url]

then i stripped and labelled all the engine electrical plugs as i'm not overly familiar with the I4 engine / management, founda mysterious valve on the o/s strut top that i named dave... stripped the cooling system, iscv and airbox assembly, just have to remove the gear linkage and fuel lines and the subframe can be dropped then i can painstakingly remove the wiring loom from the RS2000, chop the loom out of the green car and set about installing the complete RS loom in money pit Surprised massive task but hopefully i'm up to it

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Post by bee tea on Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:38 am

nice progress James shame bout the mice.
the engine sounds tidy
good luck with the wiring

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Post by mb7201 on Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:52 am

Good to see progress. Bit of luck they didn't get to the loom

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Post by scorted on Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:34 pm

cheers guys, the mice weren't interested in the loom

another full day and more progress has been made








so the engine is ready to go in money pit... however first i have to painstakingly strip and label the loom in the RS








doesn't look much but i just have to remove the fuse box and the alarm then i can just cut the loom out of moneypit and carefully install the loom.

heres some pics of the goodies i've removed.






more updates tomorrow

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Post by Dan on Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:07 pm

i hate it when theres parts everywhere and you look at them and think, shit, ive got to bolt all them back on

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Post by Davespages on Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:21 pm

meh, i'll stick with my zetec. :p

Good work tho, looks a fair job....

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Post by scorted on Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:27 pm

the loom is sort of back in the zetec... should have the loom nicely back in tomorrow







also got the rs down to pretty much a bare shell:






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Post by scorted on Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:38 pm

today

started fitting the loom in moneypit







some lexan windows arrived... cool or what



test fitted my 16s.. not sure i like them




this is how much insulation (bag is full) and loom came out of moneypit


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Post by Davespages on Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:51 pm

Bloody hell!

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Post by foreverford on Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:06 pm

Fair Play Mate!

Looks like a Massive Job Fella, Looks Like a No Stone unturned kinda Job,

The Pics Look Real Nice, That Looms like the Large Intestine,

Keep Up the Good Work!

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Post by scorted on Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:35 pm

cheers, sadly had to work and won't be able to continue till sunday... its going to be epic and i'm probably going to piss my pants when it runs again!

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