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fatboy billy

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« on: November 02, 2006, 21:06:31 PM »
i think a few of you on here have seen this before but since then a few major changes have happened in the form of an rs turbo transplant. it all started when some bloke was selling a s2 rs turbo cheap so i (my dad) bought it lol we wer going to do it up and sell it origanlly but it needed a bit of work to make clean but it wasnt a complete shed but the decision was then made to take the lot out of the rs turbo to put into my cabriolet. so the conversion started first of the lot was taken out the rs turbo including the loom the next step was then take the engine and box etc all out of mine bu tthe loom was still left in mine so after all the mechanical bits were put into mine the car was then taken to the auto electricians on the back of a lorry were the loom was all sorted it ten came back and was running but it did have its problems which i did expect the first problem was the gearbox was knackered should of really tested itout in the rs turbo but it started and drove the gearbox was only noisy once you got to a little bit of speed and also there was major overboost so first job was to change the box and put the xr3i gearbox back it in i wasnt worried about loosing the lsd because it was running major power and couldnt be fussed with finding aanother lsd box so while the box was out i decided to do the clutch as well because my ame had 1 for sale £10 brand new so it would have been rude not to buy it and it was a good job too because mine was down to the rivets and while the box was out i fitter my twin core forge intercooler because it looked a lot easier to do without everything in the way and i wouldnt want to do it with everything in the way so that was in and it was put back together then we moved onto the overboost we first adjusted it on the bleed valve and we did until it was almost spot on then we moved on to the actuator we took this of to find it was proper knackered so kanckered it snapped in half so a new 1 was needed phoned about about and found an almost new -31 actuator for £25 bargain this was put on and it still overboosted if when it was adjusted loads i t thn had a problem were sometimes it would start others it wouldnt i thought it was the battery but after you had been for a run it wouldnt start i then found out that the fuel pump could cause both the overboost which was ctually lack of fuel and cause it not to start because it didnt have any petrol because it still had the efi pump on when it is now mfi so the tank and pump was swapped over and now its running perfect and thats it ill shut up now lol and show you some pics































what do you all think cheers billy



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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2006, 21:27:17 PM »
Thats a really nice car Billy.

I really love those 7-spoke wheels
The best wheels Ford ever made I think.


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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2006, 21:40:47 PM »
i agree on that 7 spokes look good on everything

i think i met you in the seivces to go into ford fair

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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2006, 22:17:51 PM »
Could be?

I cant remember everyone i saw there

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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2006, 21:14:19 PM »
This really is a cracking car and to think Billys only 15, car does ya proud m8.

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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2006, 12:21:07 PM »
Yep ill second that Rob, Billy has done himself proud with the cabby, its a beauty allright. Cant wait to see what he gets up to when he leaves school and starts earning money LOL!!!
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2006, 22:16:34 PM »
cheers dan and taps lol will be an anaimal by then dam

got samcos on it now nice and blue cheers mum hahahaha

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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2006, 17:27:22 PM »
looks better and better the more i see it mate, tis a proper nice escort cabby, one fo the best.

fatboy billy

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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2006, 14:41:31 PM »
thank you nick heres the latest of the engine bay


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« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2006, 12:16:49 PM »
thats quite an improvemnt mate, proper nice mate!

fatboy billy

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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2007, 00:03:39 AM »
thnaks nick

doing a few odds and sods to get it back on the road

 

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