500+bhp Mk3 Fiesta Project

500+bhp Mk3 Fiesta Project

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mwstewart

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5,048 posts

116 months

Monday 18th September 2017
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No, I didn't mask them. The primer and base coat should be applied in very thin coats and as a result the logo recess is not affected. Apply the yellow next, then lacquer over the top of everything to finish.

sc0tt

15,352 posts

129 months

Tuesday 19th September 2017
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mwstewart said:
No, I didn't mask them. The primer and base coat should be applied in very thin coats and as a result the logo recess is not affected. Apply the yellow next, then lacquer over the top of everything to finish.
Did you ever drive this is standard guise?

I had one when I was 17. Brings back fond memories. Same colour as yours after the paint job.

No idea if they were all like it but I could do 45mph in first gear.

mwstewart

Original Poster:

5,048 posts

116 months

Tuesday 19th September 2017
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sc0tt said:
Did you ever drive this is standard guise?

I had one when I was 17. Brings back fond memories. Same colour as yours after the paint job.

No idea if they were all like it but I could do 45mph in first gear.
Yes, I had quite a few of them. Modern hatches don't come close to the fun smile

mwstewart

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5,048 posts

116 months

Sunday 1st October 2017
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Returning to this and I've decided to go back to a slightly more period wheel that was later associated with the Mk3 Fiesta, so I'm going to have my Mondeo wheels refurbished.



I have a set of the rare 7J ET35 version of the 16" wheels, but one of mine is slightly out of true so I'm looking for another.

Do any Ford people know of one for sale?

E36Ross

316 posts

40 months

Sunday 1st October 2017
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I don't know of any for sale, But if you happen to find a set i may take 1 or 2 of them. Need matching wheels for my Fiesta trailer. smile
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Jimbo NW

816 posts

105 months

Sunday 1st October 2017
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Nothing useful to add Mark other than I've followed all of your threads and this by far is my favourite!

Could I ask a favour please? Looked but couldn't see, you referred somewhere to a solution that brings bolts / nuts back up really good but I can't find it, I don't suppose you can remember the name off hand do you?

mwstewart

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5,048 posts

116 months

Sunday 1st October 2017
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E36Ross said:
I don't know of any for sale, But if you happen to find a set i may take 1 or 2 of them. Need matching wheels for my Fiesta trailer. smile
Cheers. I'll let you know.

Jimbo NW said:
Nothing useful to add Mark other than I've followed all of your threads and this by far is my favourite!

Could I ask a favour please? Looked but couldn't see, you referred somewhere to a solution that brings bolts / nuts back up really good but I can't find it, I don't suppose you can remember the name off hand do you?
I use brick cleaner/acid to strip rust from parts and it does a good job, but its not ideal for nuts and bolts because they will need a protective coating re-applying and most paint is too thick to use on threaded areas.

Frost sell a home plating kit which is good if you have the patience. Once the parts are re-plated I tend to spray a coat of zinc primer on the exterior for added protection.

AKindSoul

153 posts

112 months

Sunday 1st October 2017
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mwstewart

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5,048 posts

116 months

Monday 2nd October 2017
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AKindSoul said:
Thank you. They are the 6.5J ET40 version.

AKindSoul

153 posts

112 months

Monday 2nd October 2017
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They had to be, didn't they smile

ATM

7,666 posts

147 months

Tuesday 3rd October 2017
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I have a set of these wheels in 16 inch with their original period Pirelli P5000 Vizzola 195 45 16 tyres on if anyone is interested. I dont know what car they came from. I had them on a Sierra XR4x4 Turbo Technics in 1995-ish. Complete with their Centre Caps. Got a few pics handy but wont post them here.

Edited to add I think they are 7 inch from a Mondeo but got stage fright now declaring this to the entire thread without proof...

Edited by ATM on Tuesday 3rd October 07:50

Podie

44,723 posts

203 months

Saturday 3rd March
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Spotted on FB. Tyres are 195/45 R16... not sure if that’s 7J?


D4MJT

950 posts

86 months

Saturday 3rd March
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Why?!?!!?

Whhhhyyyyyyy would you do that?!

Podie

44,723 posts

203 months

Saturday 3rd March
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D4MJT said:
Why?!?!!?

Whhhhyyyyyyy would you do that?!
I assume you mean the colour... and not me posting and giving false hopes of an update?

I know the 7Js are like rocking horse poo, so hopefully it’s the colour you’re angry about!

hehe

Liquid Knight

14,870 posts

111 months

Saturday 3rd March
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I like the "I saw this and thought of you" premise. I'm sure it wasn't a malicious attempt to lull us into thinking there was an update. hehe

mwstewart

Original Poster:

5,048 posts

116 months

Saturday 3rd March
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Haha.

Thanks for the heads up on those wheels. They do look like the 7J version (thicker spokes).

Brown00

1 posts

Tuesday 3rd April
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Hi, I know this is a long shot. But do you have any more information on the brembo 2 pot rear conversion you carried out on your fiesta project back in 2011?

I am looking to run a set of brembo 2 pots on the rear of my 4x100 platform VW Vento. If you could point me in the right direction as to how I might go about this that would be great.

Thanks



mwstewart said:
Braking update.

Slight change of plan. I'm no longer going to use the 304x25 MGTF front discs, instead I have located some slightly larger 325x25 two-piece AP Racing discs. They were spares kept by a rally team and protocol for these is to get them up to temperature once so they are ready for immediate use, so they are effectively new.


I also had the MG logo milled from the AP calipers. I will paint these in AP Grey and apply the standard yellow AP Racing decals (that's not rust on the shell in the background, it's wax).


I haven't had prior experience of a quality two-piece disc and the difference in weight was a real surprise to me, it is incredible! Both front 325mm discs and bells weigh less than the standard 240mm Fiesta discs. The AP calipers also weigh less than the original cast iron single piston calipers.

New rear brakes: Brembo two piston calipers and the MG 304mm discs. I'm considering ordering a two piece disc for the rear although this isn't an immediate priority at the moment.


I got hold of a set of Mk6 Fiesta ST150 front hubs as on initial inspection the strut diameter and drive shaft size/spline are identical to the Mk3, but will enable me to use the later type ABS. I just need to check what changed in terms of alignment: I want to maintain the Mk3 steering geometry as it gives decent feel.

ajprice

14,515 posts

124 months

Tuesday 3rd April
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Wooo!! A new post in the fiesta threa...

mwstewart

Original Poster:

5,048 posts

116 months

Tuesday 3rd April
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Brown00 said:
Hi, I know this is a long shot. But do you have any more information on the brembo 2 pot rear conversion you carried out on your fiesta project back in 2011?

I am looking to run a set of brembo 2 pots on the rear of my 4x100 platform VW Vento. If you could point me in the right direction as to how I might go about this that would be great.

Thanks
They were two piston rear calipers from an Evo. I don't have any more information because in the end I went with some AP Racing formula calipers.

ManOpener

3,802 posts

97 months

Wednesday 4th April
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Apologies for the re-bump.

Think they're identical to the 350Z rear calipers. Same as these:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nissan-350Z-2004-2007-R...