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Davo last won the day on September 23 2017

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    David Boutcher

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  1. Davo

    Zetec mount

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  2. Davo

    Zetec mount

    I'm putting a zetec blacktop into my hood at some point soon. I have a mounting kit as per here https://www.kitspares.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=883&search=zetec+mount One of the mounts matches up well, but the other side doesn't appear to have the right formation of holes anywhere. Does anyone happen to have any photos or descriptions where these type of mounts bolt to the engine?
  3. Thank you. Makes sense. It's added to my shopping list of things!
  4. I’m just trying to figure out this wiring loom. The instructions I’m folllwimg keep referring to the c2513. Does anyone know what connector that is? Picture?
  5. So I got a bit more familiar with the engine and loom today, one thing that came to question is what about the ac compressor and power steering? Do they stay or go and if so what to do with the pulley??
  6. Thank you. I'm over my Dad's tomorrow where its stored, so I'll have a chance to properly have a look around it.
  7. I think I understand. Will probably go with the engine throttle body and then eventually upgrade. not sure I understand plenum though. If the engine was running in the focus and I have all the bits from the focus, what else do I need?
  8. Thank you. If that’s what I need to make it fit then please let me know.
  9. I'm just quoting a load of things other people talk about so I may get the terminology wrong! Sump - I say RWD sump, because I understand if you're turning the engine 90 degrees you need a sump which collects front to back as opposed to left to right? I really don't know - just guessing. If you can tell me what it is I need then that would help massively. Water system - yes, I mean what you said! The rail. I'll have a go then at doing that myself, if it doesn't work then I can look for a pre made thing. Exhaust..... yes...... wrong side. Don't really know what I'm looking
  10. I did indeed see it running before it was taken out The whole bench test is more to build my confidence so I know how it wires up, I can make any necessary changes before taking on the big task of fitting it. Tell me if I'm wrong, but I think I'm going to have to change the sump to a RWD sump, fit an adaptor to the cooling system etc and I'm guessing the sump at least has to be done before installing. At the moment a I have a 'not great', but working pinto in a running car which I can use. I'd rather not get to the situation where I've fitted the engine but then struggling
  11. We're talking the same language now! In response to your comments, that's why I'll probably keep the looms fairly separate. Stalks, switches etc can just run off the existing loom which I know intimately. It did come with a starter motor and alternator yes. You're probably right, it won't fit in the car, but for the minute I'm content to get it running on the bench. Yes, I do have wires for the starter motor which I used on the pint (I actually have a duplicate loom that matches the car). So I can literally push 12v direct to the starter? It's not controlled by
  12. Thank you. I should have been more precise. Last year I spent a fair amount of time getting a new loom into the car. All the electrics around the car work fairly well and it's all reasonably tidy. So as far as the main loom is concerned I'm good with that. I could in theory run totally independent. To make the old pinto go, I had switched live to the starter and live to the coil. Now I've got this new zetec on a bench I'm trying to figure out what is needed to make it start! The guy I bought the Zetec off pulled as much of the loom out the focus as he could. It looks l
  13. I’ve got myself a zetec engine from a donor focus to replace my pinto. the engine is one thing, but I don’t really know when to start with wiring to get it to run. I’ll paste a link below to what I have. Any hints very welcome! https://youtube.com/shorts/KzbGnHL93Pg
  14. Ha. I guess I should have asked earlier. Twice lol. I spent most of last year putting in a new stack pipe and sender in the tank. Then last week I bought a swirl pot and cylindrical facet lifter pump. I was just curious to see how people had these set up and mounted. im playing with the idea of securing a piece of sheet metal of the tank, then mounting the pot and swirl tank there. the only other question I have I think around this is the swirl pot came with various size tail connectors. If the pipe that goes to the front pump is only an 8mm anyway, pre
  15. petew

    Fitted my swirl pot and pump under bonnet drivers side and pump above at side of brake master cylinder

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