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Robbie 2B

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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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
  16. All The Pinto is out and the Duratec is fitted in its original configuration and the majority of the mechanical modifications completed. The next big hurdle is the wiring. To reduce costs, I want to use the original Ford ECC-V ECU from the Mondeo. I have the Mondeo engine loom, chipped key and transponder loop but no wiring diagrams or ECU pin out chart. I also have the clock module, which included the LED to indicate ECU operation and fault codes. This I propose to fit in the dash. Has anyone fitted a Duratec HE using the original Ford ECU? Does anyone have a wiring diagram (2001 Mondeo) and pin out chart for the ECU? (ECU has the name "RAID") Any guidance gratefully received. Thanks in anticipation Robbie
  17. Thanks for the replies. I have been following Flak Monkey's build diary and his previous posts on the Lolocost forum - all good information but it would appear that he has access to complete workshop faclites!! Current problem is were to get hold of the correct diameter solid flywheel (298 mm o/d). As far as I can work out, the flywheel from a Focus ST 150 is slightly smaller and a different starter motor would be required. Flak Monkey's cure is to mill a couple of mm off the starter motor housing. Its an option but would take a long time with just a file. I am hoping to do the same with the thermostat housing on the Duratec. The concept is to try and keep the engine as standard as possible and to reuse the Ford ECU. Yes I did get a chipped key and induction loop with the ECU. Any more comments gladly received. Robbie
  18. All Firstly, don't call me surely! If you have followed my previous posts; 'Duratec Wanted' and 'Replacement Engine' you will gather what this post is about. Having got the Pinto out (thanks to Stephen Wright's hoist) and tried the Duratec, bell housing and Type 9 gearbox in its place, there appears to be a number of anomalies which need to be resolved. If anyone has done this conversion can they provide any guidance and part numbers on or for the following: i/ Is there an alternative solid flywheel to the Mondeo's dual mass one? ii/ The Rally Design bell housing uses a hydraulic clutch. The guidance from the Lolocost site to obtain a release bearing actuator from an early 2.5 litre Mondeo provide wrong as it does not fit over the input shaft casing (33.6 mm dia) on the Type 9 gearbox. Does anyone known which is the correct release bearing actuator to use? iii/ It would appear that the engine will sit forward of the Pinto's location and the prop shaft will need extending by about 110 mm. Is this the case with other conversions? iv/ Has anyone fabricated or bought engine supports for a Duretec in a 2B? Sorry to bother you all but hopefully someone will know. If not, then this may be of use to other members who are considering this conversion in the future. Many thanks Robbie
  19. Duratec HE has exhausts on correct side for a 2B, chain driven cams, all alloy wet liner, 145 bhp without fettling and best of all its not a Ford design. However, if push comes to shove its looks as if it will have to be a Zetec. Anyone want to add anything? Robbie
  20. I am looking for a Duratec HE 2.0 engine to replace the leaded Pinto in my 2B. As my post asking if anyone wanted to sell one got zero replies I am having to look at other sources. One company which advertises on Ebay is Mondeo Spares of Stoke on Trent. They are offering a HE 2.0 with all ancillaries for £700 inclusive of VAT. Questions asked: i/ Is it only me who thinks this is expensive? ii/ Has anyone used Mondeo Spares and with what results? iii/ Apart from the normall 'Parts R us' and '247 spares', can anyone advise a scrapyard/spares/parts company which has Duratec HE engines? Thanks in anticipation Robbie
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  22. All Due to the 2.0 Pinto in my 2 B having an unleaded head, cutting out when cornering and general lack of grunt it is to be changed for a Duratec. For the last few weeks I have been checking with my local scrap yards, LJC and Bridges, it would appear that the proper Duratec HE engines are few and far between. Does anyonce know of a scrap yard, engine builder or other RHOCAR member who has one of these engines available at a sensible price? I know that they are advertised on Ebay but either they go for silly money or get snapped up before the bidding stops. I am based in Surrey but would be willing to travel to pick up a 'good un'. Many thanks Robbie
  23. As you live in Swansea, Pickup Spares may be your best bet. Their yard is out near the new stadium. Hope it helps Robbie 2B
  24. Last year I was with Sureterm Direct and added my son James, then 21, to the policy for the last six months so that he could share the driving to Le Mans etc. This incured an addition fee of £127.24 - £35 for Sureterm Direct and £92.24 for the underwriter (Highway Insurance). This year I am with Graham Sykes Insurance (KGM) and tried to do the same. As the lad is now 22 I was hoping the cost may have been less. However, Graham Sykes have quoted me an additional premium of £1,308! There are a multitude of companies advertising on the internet stating that they provide cover between 1 - 28 days. Has any one got experience of trying to obtain short term insurance for their Robin Hood and if so at what cost? Many thanks in anticipation for your assistance Robbie 2B
  25. Does anyone know if and where you can get replacement rubber strips for the straight type wiper blades as sold by Europa Spares (GWB 195). The end of the rubber has split and with the MOT coming up they should be replaced. As replacement blades are £8.66 plus VAT each with postage on top of that, I feel that that is a lot of money for two 8 inch strips of rubber. Any assistance would be appreciated. Robbie 2B
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