Jump to content

Pete-M

Full Members
  • Posts

    8979
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    1

Reputation Activity

  1. Haha
    Pete-M reacted to omegod in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Impressive workshop they have at Toy's r us  
    Seem's a bargain for two decent branded tyres !
     
  2. Like
    Pete-M reacted to Conan in Volvo 850: A Block of Butter.   
    Bloody hell, that took longer than expected.
     



     
    So, what exactly are we looking at? The car actually comes equipped with TD04HL-16T Turbo already. Punting that will net some pretty good cash back in the kitty. Nothing wrong with it exactly but an upgrade is an upgrade.
     


     
    What goes back on is the TD04HL-13T from later smol pressure model S70/S60. But it has been upgraded with billet compressor wheel and uprated wastegate spring. Along with higher flowing exhaust port and rebuilt kit. The S60R exhaust manifold was put on instead of the crack prone standard log manifold as well.
     
    It was supposed to be done last week. But it wasn't put together correctly and the car smoke like chimney. It was dismantled again and only put back together today.
     
    The result is that it now goes braaaap stututu. And the response is marginally better. Until I get a remap this won't net that much of a gain.
     
    Next step is the exhaust and intake. The intake side this will get cone filter because I'm a chav at heart and I want more turbo stututu noises. Also this will get new intercooler piping as the reversed intercooler piping system on it is pointless in hot climate.
     
    The plan with the exhaust is that this will get a nice custom motec system exhaust.  In all seriousness, I'm researching the solution of modern technology, valved exhaust. I really like the 5-cylinder noises but I don't want to be "that obnoxious guy" with a bright yellow Volvo. Thus, valved exhaust will be what this gets.
     
    Stay tuned. This is why I like a car that is not exactly standard to begin with.
     
    P.S in it's absent the front nearside shock absorber also blew. But I have plans, man.
     
    Headphone warning. Kinda wish it can sound like this all the time.

    637233968.971223.mp4
  3. Like
    Pete-M got a reaction from mk2_craig in Autoshite Top Trumps - Nominate Your Car!   
    THAT'S MY 604!!!!!!! Where did you find the pic? Oh, and the cc's is wrong for it. It's 2664cc and petrol....
     
    (Edit, just spotted it's in Mr S. Laurel's photo thingy)
  4. Like
    Pete-M got a reaction from SiC in 1985 BMW E28 520i - Good-byes   
    I remember doing pretty much everything you've listed regarding the dash and service on my E28 528iSE back in 1993.. A998WKW. 
    That was my favourite BMW saloon I've owned. Manual with LSD and aircon. 
  5. Like
    Pete-M reacted to Formula Autos in Autoshite lexicon   
    As the originator of this thread, I can’t help but think it’s degenerated into a catalogue of eBay listings terminology. 
     
    Oh well ....
  6. Like
    Pete-M reacted to adw1977 in Mk1 Ford Escorts - share the love   
    Escort pages from one of the first full Ford range brochures in February 1975, the final month of Mark 1 sales:








  7. Like
    Pete-M got a reaction from spartacus in Mk1 Ford Escorts - share the love   
    Ok, here are a few. 
    1st was my concours winning Mk2 RS2000 Custom, MTU11T. I had that in 92. It then went to Ireland, then returned to the UK and last I heard of it it was being restored somewhere near Wakefield about a decade ago.
    The yellow Mk1 I had in 1988. That had a 1600 GT engine. I paid £60 for it, don't know what happened to that. 
    The Q plate one I bought in 1989 for £800. It had been used in a bank job in Preston and then hidden away somewhere. By the time Dibble found it the insurance had paid out so for some mad reason it ended up on a Q. I bought it from a notorious Liverpool gangster who turned out to actually be a nice enough fella. It had a fairly handy 2.0 with twin Dellorto 45s. Went well. I did a straight swap for the Mexico with the Fiat TC I posted earlier in this thread. 
    The Orange RS2000 Custom was originally SKY345S but I had bought it for bits for the green one after the green one was stolen from a bodyshop on the Wirral. SKY plate went on my Mk5 RS2000, the orange car (which needed the inner wings doing) was reregistered as PKD something S.
    The Java Green RS2000 is still going. It has just had an extensive restoration and was in the front cover of Fast Ford not long ago. I'm in touch with the current owner. He has done a lovely job of restoring it. 
    OJP771R was originally a drum braked 1.1 I bought around 1988 for £100. That ended up with disc brakes and a 1.6. It was terminally rotten but I thrashed it around North Wales for months while slowly welding it up. 
    The red 1300 Sport in the final two pictures was one I bought in Germany in 2009. It had sat in a barn for 22 years and then been left outside for a while. Amazingly, with a battery and a bit of fuel chucked down the carb it started first go and idled like it had just been switched off 5 minutes earlier. That was then dragged to the Czech Republic where it was occasionally worked on until it was solid and safe to drive to the UK. I drove it here, MOTd it and registered it on 1/8/14 (I liked the idea of a 1st Aug registration) and sold it a couple of weeks later to a chap who drove it to Monaco, where it now lives. Funny really, that 1300 Sport had one of the shortest axle ratios available, so after sitting still for decades, being driven 1000 miles across Europe to the UK at 5000 rpm (about 80 mph) then to Monaco must have been a wake up call for the thing. I've got thousands of pictures of that thing being rebuilt. 








  8. Like
    Pete-M got a reaction from spartacus in Mk1 Ford Escorts - share the love   
    I got to go for a spin in this a few years ago. XOO243F which I believe was the first works Borehamwood prepared Escort Twin Cam. 
    It is the best prepared Escort I've ever been in, and bloody quick. 
    I know the owner was offered £120k for it and turned it down flat. 
    I was considering building my Sport into a fairly handy fast road car - I'd bought a Focus ST170 for the engine - but after going for a spin in XOO I realised that to build something that could even get close to the performance of XOO would cost huge amounts of money. The dampers on XOO alone would cost more than my entire Sport had.
    Incredible thing, XOO. At high speed on a very bad road the thing just dealt with the potholes etc incredibly. Made a great noise as well. 

  9. Like
    Pete-M got a reaction from spartacus in Mk1 Ford Escorts - share the love   
    I've had something like 10 Mk2 RS2000s and probably 10 cooking Mk2s, plus a smattering of Mk1s. In fact, someone contacted me on this very forum not long ago about one of my old RS2000's as they have just restored it. 
  10. Like
    Pete-M reacted to hairnet in 1951 Pontiac Chieftain   
    *scrapes and bows

  11. Like
    Pete-M reacted to R1152 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    "Vectra B" and "Classic"
    Oxymoron, right there.
  12. Like
    Pete-M reacted to NorfolkNWeigh in Mk1 Ford Escorts - share the love   
    When new the ADO16 did in fact outsell the Escort, the difference was that they also seemed to outrot them, when people,were trying to keep old bangers on the road in the late 70’s the Escort was a lot easier to work on and bodge through an MOT. 
    Even without the image problems in popular culture Reginald Molehusband vs Roger Clark. Basil Fawlty vs Hannu Mikkola etc etc  The ‘ 1100’ was always seen as a car of the 60’s whereas the Escort was a trendy 70’s car and yes I know the MK1 only outlived the ADO16 by one year.
    I would imagine a VdP 1300 was a similar price to a Mexico in about 1972, what a choice and I wonder if anybody ever had both on their shopping list?
  13. Like
    Pete-M got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in Mk1 Ford Escorts - share the love   
    So start a thread with ADO 16s. 
  14. Like
    Pete-M got a reaction from Austat in Mk1 Ford Escorts - share the love   
    Ok, here are a few. 
    1st was my concours winning Mk2 RS2000 Custom, MTU11T. I had that in 92. It then went to Ireland, then returned to the UK and last I heard of it it was being restored somewhere near Wakefield about a decade ago.
    The yellow Mk1 I had in 1988. That had a 1600 GT engine. I paid £60 for it, don't know what happened to that. 
    The Q plate one I bought in 1989 for £800. It had been used in a bank job in Preston and then hidden away somewhere. By the time Dibble found it the insurance had paid out so for some mad reason it ended up on a Q. I bought it from a notorious Liverpool gangster who turned out to actually be a nice enough fella. It had a fairly handy 2.0 with twin Dellorto 45s. Went well. I did a straight swap for the Mexico with the Fiat TC I posted earlier in this thread. 
    The Orange RS2000 Custom was originally SKY345S but I had bought it for bits for the green one after the green one was stolen from a bodyshop on the Wirral. SKY plate went on my Mk5 RS2000, the orange car (which needed the inner wings doing) was reregistered as PKD something S.
    The Java Green RS2000 is still going. It has just had an extensive restoration and was in the front cover of Fast Ford not long ago. I'm in touch with the current owner. He has done a lovely job of restoring it. 
    OJP771R was originally a drum braked 1.1 I bought around 1988 for £100. That ended up with disc brakes and a 1.6. It was terminally rotten but I thrashed it around North Wales for months while slowly welding it up. 
    The red 1300 Sport in the final two pictures was one I bought in Germany in 2009. It had sat in a barn for 22 years and then been left outside for a while. Amazingly, with a battery and a bit of fuel chucked down the carb it started first go and idled like it had just been switched off 5 minutes earlier. That was then dragged to the Czech Republic where it was occasionally worked on until it was solid and safe to drive to the UK. I drove it here, MOTd it and registered it on 1/8/14 (I liked the idea of a 1st Aug registration) and sold it a couple of weeks later to a chap who drove it to Monaco, where it now lives. Funny really, that 1300 Sport had one of the shortest axle ratios available, so after sitting still for decades, being driven 1000 miles across Europe to the UK at 5000 rpm (about 80 mph) then to Monaco must have been a wake up call for the thing. I've got thousands of pictures of that thing being rebuilt. 








  15. Like
    Pete-M reacted to Asimo in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    She is quite correct - there is NO excuse for wire wheels on an XJ Coupé
  16. Like
    Pete-M reacted to Spiny Norman in High mileage snotters.   
    Isn't taxi-ing the best way to appreciate a modern diseasel? Sits at 1700rpm for weeks on end and hardly ever gets cold started because it hardly ever gets shut down for more than an hour.
    A good cabbie has sussed how to drive with minimal impact on his car so he's not shelling out for repairs. Gentle acceleration, never braking unless absolutely necessary and looking far enough ahead to pick out gaps and lane swaps so they don't get caught out and have to slow down. Taxi drivers drive like no-one else.

    Up here the private hire chariot of choice is the Skoda Octavia. 400k miles not uncommon before the council's 7 year old maximum comes into effect at which point they end up on Gumtree for a few hundred quid.
     
  17. Like
    Pete-M got a reaction from Shite Ron in Mk1 Ford Escorts - share the love   
    So start a thread with ADO 16s. 
  18. Like
    Pete-M reacted to Bren in The new news 24 thread   
    More stuff on the rover -
     

    Cleaned inside the rocker covers - some shite in there but not a lot - i've seen much worse.

    Likewise the rocker gear - sometimes they get so bad you cannot see the headbolts for sludge. When they get to that state they need rebuilding.

    Some paint on the covers.

    .... and on the trumpet base.
  19. Haha
    Pete-M got a reaction from Shite Ron in Mk1 Ford Escorts - share the love   
    He retired and sold his stock to Graham in Widnes who comically trades under "GS Escorts".
    I imagine that has caused a few raised eyebrows with wives who've seen credit card statements. 
  20. Sad
    Pete-M reacted to garbaldy in Mk1 Ford Escorts - share the love   
    He was definatly been the cheapest for all the panels I've bought, and he offered a very good price for the yellow mk1 so he's more than fair to deal with and a no agro sale.
    Some of his stock would be irreplaceable and I bet it's took him a long time to recover from it.

  21. Haha
    Pete-M got a reaction from warren t claim in Mk1 Ford Escorts - share the love   
    He retired and sold his stock to Graham in Widnes who comically trades under "GS Escorts".
    I imagine that has caused a few raised eyebrows with wives who've seen credit card statements. 
  22. Haha
    Pete-M got a reaction from High Jetter in Mk1 Ford Escorts - share the love   
    He retired and sold his stock to Graham in Widnes who comically trades under "GS Escorts".
    I imagine that has caused a few raised eyebrows with wives who've seen credit card statements. 
  23. Haha
    Pete-M got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Mk1 Ford Escorts - share the love   
    He retired and sold his stock to Graham in Widnes who comically trades under "GS Escorts".
    I imagine that has caused a few raised eyebrows with wives who've seen credit card statements. 
  24. Like
    Pete-M reacted to New POD in Desirable limited editions   
    When I worked at Garrett, there was a lad, in our department who had a rear drive Cosworth Sapphire, which he'd tuned. The hybrid turbo had been built in the Development Department, where he'd worked previously, and he reckoned 500 BHP.
    One rainy day...
    Can you guess the rest? 
    ....
    ...
    ...
    ...
    ..
     
    He arrived at work with a totally undamaged car.  Came and sat at his desk and started shaking.  We had to take him to the nurse....where he was allowed to lie down in the dark, until he felt better. 
    He'd floored it on the M58 and spun a few times in the outside lane, having hit a patch of water. He'd ended up facing the wrong way on the hard shoulder.  
    He sold it and bought a Williams Clio. 
  25. Like
    Pete-M reacted to Crackers in Mk1 Ford Escorts - share the love   
    Here's dad's Mk1 RS2000 as previously mentioned. I don't have a pic of his Mexico as the photo album is at their place, I'll try and dig it out next time I'm there, must scan that album in one day. 
    What a gorgeous machine. He sold it around 1985, it lasted until 1991 when it sadly caught fire while having the floors welded, dad got a letter from the next owner telling him what had happened. Doesn't have a scrapped marker on it, but hasn't surfaced since 91 so assume it's long gone by now 😢 Shame really, could probably have still been around today otherwise, as the following owner was clearly putting the effort in. 

×
×
  • Create New...