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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 10:42 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Father-in-law had a Picassa a few years ago, definitely had a few electronics issues with it, but couldn't have been that bad since he's now knocking about in a C4.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:47 pm 
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Another cool site for petrol heads :)

http://kustomking.blogspot.com/


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:32 pm 
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Nice find K that first Harleys a peach :D
Very "EXILE CYCLES" looking.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:40 am 
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Really live the Shovel, very Indian-esque. Those straight pipes must make a beautiful sound.

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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Sligachan, Skye :D

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:22 pm 
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Location: Third stone from the sun.
Another update on the Escort.

After mincing about with a Zetec (Mondeo) motor decided for the money it would cost to get the Zetec in and running i'd be better with a V8 :) , the most power i could expect from the Zetec (without uprating the cams etc) would be 170bhp (with twin 45 Webers), a 3.9 Rover V8 puts out 190bhp as standard, with a four barrel Weber/Edelbrock carb and headers this would be more like 220bhp.

Besides the car had a 3.9 Rover V8 fitted BITD.

Bought this 3.9 Disco motor as seen, ran fine mister, low mileage, blah, blah :roll:

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Got the seller to keep the manifold and EFI stuff as i wont be using it, once home i removed the air con, power steering pump, and engine fan as i wont be using those either.

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Dropped the motor in place to see how it will fit, it's a bit tight in places but not too bad, obviously will need to fabricate engine mounts but mostly looks right at home.

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May be a bit tight mounting a header on this side though, may need to mount it back to front, TVR style.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:55 pm 
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Oooooowww brawww! :shock:
You might have given me a bit of warning Ive no tissues :lol:



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:23 pm 
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Bloody hell markie thats a beast of an engine you got there.Not too sure i'd accept a lift in it.
I'd be frightened :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:03 pm 
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Ah proper engine at last. Sorry to be a damp squid but is the disco engine not the low compression/output version?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:08 pm 
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i'd of put a 24v cosworth engine in it :twisted:


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