500+bhp Mk3 Fiesta Project

500+bhp Mk3 Fiesta Project

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JakeT

2,207 posts

57 months

Friday 4th January
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JakeT said:

mwstewart

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5,260 posts

125 months

Friday 4th January
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samster1 said:
Hi Mark did you used to own J630cgp fiesta RS turbo
That did ring a bell, so I checked, and yes - I did. Diamond White and one of the later cars with window switches in the door bins. I bought two of them at the same time as I fancied a restoration project but in the end I went ahead with the red car, so I tidied up J630 and sold it.

It came down to colour preference really: J630 was a solid car requiring just the filler cap and one seat mount.



mwstewart

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5,260 posts

125 months

Thursday 17th January
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I've started to think about the Fiesta again. I've decided to change the wheels to the Mondeo Cosworth type in 7j.

I found a set of the rare RS centre caps on eBay so I now have two sets from which I can make one really good set, and have a couple spare.


The body kit is sprayed and ready to fit so that will be the next task. No further movement until around May because I have other things to finish on the 430 ready for our wedding in June.

_dobbo_

11,179 posts

185 months

Thursday 17th January
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When I had my RS Turbo I always thought the mondeo cosworth wheels were a perfect OEM+ style upgrade. Good choice!


W00DY

11,353 posts

163 months

Thursday 17th January
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Great to see this hasn't been forgotten. I love the Ferrari thread, but I'm looking forward to seeing the end result with the Fiesta more!
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GreatGranny

6,734 posts

163 months

Thursday 17th January
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No offence OP but that is the most disappointing update on any of your threads eva! :-)

Quhet

1,780 posts

83 months

Thursday 17th January
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This is by far my favorite build on PH so like others, I'm glad it's not been forgotten.

Crack on OP! laughbeer

RumbleOfThunder

2,653 posts

140 months

Thursday 17th January
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YES. Fiesta is on the move again.

leglessAlex

2,890 posts

78 months

Thursday 17th January
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Oh mah gawd, an update to one of the most legendary build threads ever! I'm very very much looking forward to further updates.

What stage is the engine currently in, did it ever actually get built?

mwstewart

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5,260 posts

125 months

Thursday 17th January
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Thanks all.

leglessAlex said:
Oh mah gawd, an update to one of the most legendary build threads ever! I'm very very much looking forward to further updates.

What stage is the engine currently in, did it ever actually get built?
It is built but I've held it up; Ian is waiting for me to choose a clutch type then all of the rotating assemblies will be sent to https://vibrationfree.co.uk/ to be balanced. The catch is I'd need a paddle clutch from the off the shelf items for the kind of torque the engine will produce, but based on past experience they are a bit of a pain in stop/start traffic and I want to take the car on road trips across Europe.

TVR fitted a double plate clutch in some of their cars that would work in mine (1" 24 spline input shaft IIRC) which may provide the required torque handling whilst keeping an organic disc. I will pick up the research again!

toby-w8jtf

59 posts

29 months

Thursday 17th January
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Wow this is an old thread revival to say the least! I've followed this build from the start so eagerly awaiting more updates.

Mannginger

7,781 posts

194 months

Thursday 17th January
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Fiesta needing a TVR clutch - so win! biggrin

S6OOH

1,045 posts

194 months

So exciting to see this coming back to life!

WinstonWolf

70,506 posts

176 months

As this has just appeared on the radar is it worth a read from page 1?

Smitters

2,479 posts

94 months

WinstonWolf said:
As this has just appeared on the radar is it worth a read from page 1?
As far as I can tell even just page one is well worth the read...

_dobbo_

11,179 posts

185 months

WinstonWolf said:
As this has just appeared on the radar is it worth a read from page 1?
If you like the Ferrari thread then this is more of the same, the making of the best 90's fiesta there will ever be.

morgs_

1,410 posts

124 months

_dobbo_ said:
WinstonWolf said:
As this has just appeared on the radar is it worth a read from page 1?
If you like the Ferrari thread then this is more of the same, the making of the best 90's fiesta there will ever be.
Definitely, except perhaps even better!

B'stard Child

16,476 posts

183 months

morgs_ said:
_dobbo_ said:
WinstonWolf said:
As this has just appeared on the radar is it worth a read from page 1?
If you like the Ferrari thread then this is more of the same, the making of the best 90's fiesta there will ever be.
Definitely, except perhaps even better!
The Golf and Bmw M3 threads are also worth a read

ATM

8,700 posts

156 months

mwstewart said:
It is built but I've held it up; Ian is waiting for me to choose a clutch type then all of the rotating assemblies will be sent to https://vibrationfree.co.uk/ to be balanced. The catch is I'd need a paddle clutch from the off the shelf items for the kind of torque the engine will produce, but based on past experience they are a bit of a pain in stop/start traffic and I want to take the car on road trips across Europe.

TVR fitted a double plate clutch in some of their cars that would work in mine (1" 24 spline input shaft IIRC) which may provide the required torque handling whilst keeping an organic disc. I will pick up the research again!
I understand you need a stronger clutch for a more powerful engine but surely if the tyres have limited grip then the clutch just needs enough grip to overcome the grip from the tyres - assuming this will run little 195 tyres maybe?

mwstewart

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5,260 posts

125 months

Saturday
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ATM said:
I understand you need a stronger clutch for a more powerful engine but surely if the tyres have limited grip then the clutch just needs enough grip to overcome the grip from the tyres - assuming this will run little 195 tyres maybe?
The clutch will be the limiting factor when accelerating from higher speeds or at low RPM in higher gears.