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Robbie 2B

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About Robbie 2B

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    Wheely good builder!
  • Birthday 10/28/1954

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    Redhill, Surrey

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  • Car type
    2B wishbones
  • Full name
    Robbie Sillars
  1. Robbie 2B

    Sierra O/s Rear Arm.

    Tim Many thanks for the wishbone and cups of tea. Wire brush and paint now needed. You have got me thinking - supercharged Duratec? Having found this it looks interesting. http://www.turbosport.co.uk/showthread.php?t=156816 Thanks again Robbie
  2. Robbie 2B

    Sierra O/s Rear Arm.

    Tim Many thanks for the reply - Postage problem noted. Any chance of collecting one from Duxford? By car, this Sunday is good for me. After work on a weekday I could make it by train, is Whittlesford Parkway near? PM me details of the best time to suit you Many thanks Robbie
  3. Robbie 2B

    Duratec Conversion - What Carbs Tb's To Go For

    I did a Duratec convesion on my 2B a couple of years ago. Have kept the Ford Mondeo set up with standard inlet manifold Ford 'Blackrock' ECU. Kept the Type 9 gearbox but changed to a hydraulic clutch. Had to mod the prop' shaft and gearlever linkage but engine fits within the bull bar provided you use a shorten sump. If you want a bit more info or photos pm me your email. Good luck Robbie
  4. Robbie 2B

    Sierra O/s Rear Arm.

    Alan Did you ever get a driver's side wishbone? I am after the passenger side one for my 2B. If Tim or Rob have come across them then I would be interested Tokens for beer and postage readily available. Thanks for looking Robbie
  5. Robbie 2B

    Windscreen Glass

    Thanks to Al Milton replacement glass collected and ready to be installed! Hope that the bucket and spade run went well. Thanks again Robbie
  6. Robbie 2B

    Windscreen Glass

    Thanks for all the replies. It would appear that a laminate replacement is the preferred option. Al, if you have an original one going spare how much do you want for it? At least I can use this as a template. Please sent me a PM. Thanks again. Robbie
  7. Robbie 2B

    Windscreen Glass

    I am after a windscreen glass for my 2B after original one shattered today. If you have one can you please confirm cost and location to allow collection. Many thanks Robbie
  8. Robbie 2B

    Speedo Reading Low

    Thanks for the posts. Concur with the thinking about using the original sensor. The problem is with how will the sensor picking up or generate a suitable signal? Mk3 Mondeo's use the transverse 75 gearbox with the sensor pick up wheel located on the differential output shaft. A Type 9 gearbox does not have this ability nor a location for the sensor. The option of fixing a suitable crenelated wheel to a drive shaft and fixing the sensor to the differential chassis housing would appear to be the best mechanical option. My knowledge of electronics is based around twin valve super-het transmitters so unless I can get a plug and play unit this method is not an option. Thanks again for your time and efforts. Robbie
  9. Robbie 2B

    Speedo Reading Low

    Simon Thanks for the reply. The original Mondeo VSS is a pulse type, a serrated disc on the drive shaft activates a sensor, which is magnetised, fitted through the differential casing. The one fitted is from a Ford Ka which is a rotating magnet driven by the Type 9 gearbox speedo drive, photos attached. The possibility of fitting an ABS sensor to the rear wheels is the next option to explore if a sensor driven from the gearbox is not possible. Where any Sierra's fitted with rear drums and ABS? Any other options to explore? Robbie
  10. Robbie 2B

    Speedo Reading Low

    Finally got the car back on the road with the Duratec HE just about fettled. One of the problems still to overcome is that the speedo is indicating a little on the low side. As I have used the Mondeo instrument cluster the speedo requires a signal from a vehicle speed sensor (VSS). I have used a sensor from a Ford Ka and fitted this to the Type 9 gearbox using an adapter. The signal from the sensor goes via the ECU to the speedo. The system works fine but an indicated 15 mph is way over 30 mph. Looking at pass posts there was a discussion that a 'sequencer' was available which can alter the speed sensor's output. Can any guidance be given on i/ Do different mechanically driven VSS give different signal outputs? ii/ Are 'sequencers' available and if they are where from? Any help gratefully received. Best regards Robbie
  11. Robbie 2B

    2b - Pinto To Duratec Conversion

    Longborder Thanks for the reply. One added advantage of using the Ford PCM is that I have also wired in the OBD II port so can plug in a ELM 327 cable and using a laptop get a print out and reset any faults as well as reseting the MIL light. Will post some photos if interested. Robbie
  12. Robbie 2B

    2b - Pinto To Duratec Conversion

    Well I said I would keep you posted. I know its been a few weeks since my last post but I have been busy with the Ford TIS, solder iron and shrink sleeve and its paid off - its finally runs!!! After connecting up the PCM (ECU), instrument cluster (IC) and generic control module (GCM) the PATS lights finally went out and it started first time! Next job is to weed out all the unrequired interconnects to see what is actually needed and what can be cropped. There are a few items which now need to be dealt with such as the door ajar light showing on the IC, where to locate the drivers door lock and do I actualy need the controls for the sunroof. So it is possible to take a Duratec HE straight out of a Mk 3 Mondeo and get it to work in a kit car using just the original Ford parts. the Robin Hood philosophy can continue! Using the original inlet manifold, fuel pump, PCM, key and transceiver it can be done. Dead chuffed Robbie
  13. Robbie 2B

    2b - Pinto To Duratec Conversion

    Oliver Its not at the moment. The mechanical aspects are a doddle the electrics, using the original Ford loom, inlet manifold sensors and ECU is a nightmare. I have now tried another ECU (same code and part number), key and transceiver and still no joy. The dreaded 2.2 flash is still happening. If you go for the conversion it would be easier to go down the route of throttle bodies, return fuel rail and after market ECU. I have ordered a diagnostic cable so will try and cobble together a 16 pin ISO plug to see if their are any fault codes recorded in the original ECU. The next and possibly final option is to fit a Mondeo instrument cluster - yet another trip to Bridges. Will keep you posted on the outcome. Robbie
  14. Robbie 2B

    2b - Pinto To Duratec Conversion

    The conversion is completed but I am having no joy getting the thing to run. Fuel pump is operating, priming the fuel rail and stopping. All relays are energising but the engine will not turm over. All connects have been checked and double checked and the starter motor works fine when fed directly from the batery. It seems that the ECU (Central Junction Box) does not appear to be giving the correct signals. After the rapid LED flashes a PATS fault of 2 times 2 flashes is being indicated through the attached LED. Its a long shot, but does anyone know what a 2.2 fault means on a Mk 3 Mondeo? On a Transit it is stated to be a ROM error - no ECU ID stored (duff ECU) Before I go for a replacement ECU does anyone have one with a chipped key for temporary lone or sale? Has anyone have this problem before with a Zetec conversion. Any help or advice gratefully recieved. Robbie
  15. Robbie 2B

    2b - Pinto To Duratec Conversion

    Chooch What I thought would take 3 months tops is still ongoing, abet with light at the end of the tunnel! One plus point is that the Duratec will fit into a 2B without any modifications or welding to the chassis. The minus are far greater with new bell housing, propshaft, engine mounts, sump, flywheel, clutch, etc. being required. I have just finished doing the modifications to the RH fuel tank to allow the fitting of a Mondeo fuel pump complete with regulator and 'swirl pot'. I have tried to keep to the Robin Hood philosophy of using as much of the Mondeo as possible, so have reused the engine wiring loom, ECU, inlet manifold and ancillaries such as alternator. Once I have got the thing going and back on the road I may try and do a bit of a build diary for the magazine if there is interest. As for power, there are rose tinted glasses figures and realistic figures: Best case: Duratec original output 145 BHP; removal of catalyst - plus 10; straight through 4 to 1 exhaust - plus 10; high flow air filter - plus 5; removal of power steering pump and A/C compressor - plus 10. TOTAL = 180 BHP Reaalistic: Duratec with 76,000 miles 125 BHP; removal of catalyst - plus 5; straight through 4 to 1 exhaust - plus 5; high flow air filter - 0; removal of power steering and A/C compressor - 0. TOTAL 135 BHP Will post further details once it is running - hopefully by end of the month. Robbie
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