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Old 10-06-2011, 08:47 PM   #1
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Default Rwd Zetec Mini - now Duratec Rs Turbo

Already posted some pics of the car (and thought about selling it more than once!) But thought I'd put them into a build diary now, as Ive re-ignited the build!

It is a 2.0l Zetec Blacktop engine, fitted with a Tubular exhaust manifold, K&N, and Typhoon management.

The front end has a Cox gtm fuel tank, converted for fuel injection. Focus Alloy cored Radiator, and header tank

Ive gone for KAD 4 pot front brakes with vented discs and KAD pedal box.
Although these are soon going to be switched in favour of a home made willwood/KAD/custom disc setup

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Front end 1 part of a carbon 2 piece front, with a Prepreg carbon Mk1 Bonnet

A-panels are also Prepreg Carbon, Roof is Fibreglass, as is Bootlid.

I cut the inside out of the doors and have fitted slightly tinted Perspex windows

Wheels are now Force Racing 3 piece split rims, in black (The only Significant part of the car that isnt Second hand I think!)


This week Ive just finished converting a set of Pulsar GTIR ITB's to fit the Inlet side of the Zetec head, all going according to plan tomorrow, I'll post some pics up Monday!
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:35 PM   #2
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we need pics with the bonnet off!

just read again, is it mid engined? still need pics
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:54 PM   #3
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:35 PM   #4
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I remember reading build diaries for this but they disappeared? Lots of carbon I seem to remember.
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rwd mid engine is the way to go!
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Old 17-06-2011, 07:15 PM   #6
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throttle body adaptor plate finished. fitted it with mini wheel studs, countersunk from the rear.



Got these twin throttle bodies from a Nissan Sunny GTIR



had to mod them slightly with a bandsaw, to make them sit slightly closer together.

and this is them together



Just got to mod the injector rail, and port the adaptor plate slightly (5mm in width per port) to match the sunny and zetec spacings

Then need to make up a trumpet and clamp plate, and there you go, a 50 46mm itb conversion!
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Old 28-06-2011, 06:26 PM   #7
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Got a bit of work done.

painted the roof, seems to have come out very flat, think it may have been far too hot yesterday.

Colour is a bit bright, but im blaming my brother-in-law as it was his idea!

Also switched the high pressure side of the fuel line to braided hose. Although it was already high pressure injection hose, figured it was best to make sure.

Thought it was best to do alot of pre-fitting on the front, as its just not sitting right, and is pushing the rad back towards the tank one side. Finally got round to bonding the arches on with carbon fibre aswell.

Got the old driveshafts out today, new ones are in progress, but im having to get the snapped ones repaired before Avon.
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Old 17-12-2011, 02:09 PM   #8
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Been a while since the last update.

I've been arranging a new engine, and the focus Rs engine has just arrived.

I have a Primary Designs manifold on it's way, aswell as a hybrid Gt25 turbo. All this should see me with around 315-330 bhp.

Hoping to get it in by February, and get it mapped before the good weather arrives, so I can get testing when the weather allows.
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I have a Primary Designs manifold on it's way, aswell as a hybrid Gt25 turbo. All this should see me with around 315-330 bhp.
That's gonna shift! is it the T5 engine or the eariler ford variety?
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Old 17-12-2011, 03:22 PM   #10
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The earlier, it's basically a renamed, low comp, zetec with a reworked head!
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Old 18-12-2011, 11:58 AM   #11
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Looks good.
How does it handle is it predictable? Bad understeer, oversteer?
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Old 18-12-2011, 03:48 PM   #12
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Looks good.
How does it handle is it predictable? Bad understeer, oversteer?
To be honest, not too sure yet! It went really well in straight line with 140bhp. Well, when I didn't have snapped driveshafts, or had messed up the map! Which has meant I haven't even managed a complete run up the strip yet. Spent money in the right places this year, so will find out as soon as the snow leaves us!
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Old 19-12-2011, 12:53 PM   #13
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Coulor looks great mate be nice too see the red roof flying down the strip
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The red roof might help spectators keep track of it!
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