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    Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    Hi I thought i would have a go at doing one of these projects threads, so here we go.
    I bought the car about 5 or 6 months ago, the day after i bought it i took it down the A46 and gave it some sh*t!
    BANG! i put a conrod through the the block, i worked out i didnt even own the car 24 hours before killing it
    I have just rebuilt the engine but now it has a oil pump problem. so its coming out again and im going to get the whole bottom end lightened and balanced and put a genuine cosworth hp pump in it.
    The car is going to be painted orange, and i have just bought a full perspex window kit with sliders in both sides.
    im trying to make it as light as posible.
    does anyone know any of the history behind this car or seen it at any shows. I got told by someone it was in classic ford mag with a pinto in it, dont know if this is true or not?

















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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    hello there

    hows it comign along, and can i come and see it at some point, did you get what you wanted for the zetec


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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    hows it going mate i got 1450 for the zetec its long gone.
    and you can come and see it if you want.
    I went ashby in it but it was getting dark when i got there and everyone was leaving.

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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    saw this on ebay a while back, and i do remember a red pinto powered fiesta on steels in classic ford (if i remember correctly it had sylvester and tweety pie mud flaps on the back)

    personally i think it looks awesome now, is it still on the mini lite type wheels or those rims in the top pic???

    i also remember this car having a nissan pulsar bonnet vent
    ....glad thats been ditched.

    sorry to hear you have had problems with the block, but when its been lightened and balance, this will be an awesome track/road weapon.

    have you joined xrtwo.com's forum because i think people on there might have more insight into the history of the car.

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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    yes it did have a nissan pulsar bonnet vent at one time, and its got the minilights on it at the mo

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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    Quote Originally Posted by edrush05 View Post
    hows it going mate i got 1450 for the zetec its long gone.
    and you can come and see it if you want.
    I went ashby in it but it was getting dark when i got there and everyone was leaving.
    i was in manchester last month ill have to pop over one evning


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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    nice weapon m8,did a guy in brizzle own it do you know

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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    Quote Originally Posted by PIG View Post
    nice weapon m8,did a guy in brizzle own it do you know

    And a guy in Weston before that!!
    Used to belong to 'Archy' who put the cossy motor in it.

    Was running 350bhp with a 100 shot of nitrous.
    Been in that car when it was first done.

    How are the brakes now?

    Archy didn't care much for stopping, and he wanted to keep the 13" wheels.

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    Rich's old fezzer wonderd where that was now i know.

    Tizz A lovly motor bud.

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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    yeah it was in weston, then rich in bristol had it. he's the one who sold the orange cossied mk1 on ebay with the black escos alloys. i don't think rich ever really used the fiesta i never seen him about in it. there's a kiddie called Dar on here [have a search of the movies section for Combe video clips] & he knows rich pretty well & sees a lot of him as far as i know.

    looks good though mate keep us up to date with it

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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    yes mate i bought the car off rich i think he used to use it for drifting. When i went to pick it up and he took me out in it i about sh*t myself! you dont expect it to be that quick! and when he hits a roundabout sideways and iv never even met or been in a car with him before it leaves a brown stripe in your pants lol
    The brakes need sorting on the car the master cylinder is nearly touching the exhaust so the hotter you get the exhaust the worse the brakes are
    But it will all be sorted soon the whole car just needs some tlc. I think rich must have just used it as a thrashing car.
    Has anyone seen it at any track days?
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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    that is a beast of a fiesta

    gutting when you break something as soon as you buy it... my gearbox went on the way up the M1 3 days after i bought the car but it soon gets fixed and it should be ace once your out thrashing it again

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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    The paint colour has changed now its going blue and white instead of orange. The engine is out and sitting on my garage floor as im going to send it away to have the bottom end balanced after xmas.
    The dash is all ripped out now, also gone are the doorcards, electric windows, central locking, and alot of wiring.
    I got my hands on a corsa electric power steering colume and bought a control unit off ebay so the fiesta will have adjustable power steering.
    I bought a massive intercooler that is 750x300x100mm in size so it will take the whole front end us even the grill space!
    i will try and get some more pics
    the engine before i plucked it



    sorry about the bad pic (dash ripped out)

    corsa steering colume

    control unit for steering

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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    Just curiosity but how would a rod get broken like that. Goin be a top ride though when done

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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    Quote Originally Posted by wildo105e View Post
    Just curiosity but how would a rod get broken like that. Goin be a top ride though when done
    by giving it too much stick and the engine being about f*cked. when i took the head off you could move the pistons about 10mm

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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    My new intercooler arived today it was only 120 off ebay so i wasnt expecting much it 750x300x100mm with 3" pipes but i opened it and nearly did a sex wee :shock: check it out!


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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    I paid a bit less for a smaller one and it looks from the same place. I was well impressed aswell. The smaller one was rated at 400bhp depending on boost so you should be good for a 600bhp

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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    wow! what a little weapon!!
    i also had a slightly smaller one that was rated to about 500bhp and looks like it was from the same place. was well impressed with mine too!!

    good luck with the rebuild!

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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    classic ford have emailed me and there coming down next week on thursday to take some picture of it.
    So hopefully it will be in there under the grafters section.

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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    any info on your kit and where i could pick one up?????
    class car lad...

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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    Fiesta Panique Kit i belive. Not sure if there still available

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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    yes shud be avalible still through mcr rallying bud

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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    Do they still have a website, can't find it?

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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    Now christmass is gone i have got my arse in gear again and done something to the car
    My perspex windows have been delivered (they are the b*llocks) from plastics for performance and so has my fiberglass bonnet.
    I got my bonnet off a lad who sells them on ebay and im will chuffed with the fit and how well its made, he also make boots.
    The intercooler is in, but it needs mounts making up.
    I have started to sort the body work out, the front bumper has been cut off to be repaired and im getting it all rubbed down and the dents out for it to be spayed.
    I keep finding filler all over the car but iv not found any rust yet thank god.
    I also managed to find the Classic Ford mag with the car in (Dec 03), it gave me alot of info on what had been done to the car.
    Well chuffed.
















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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    little MONSTER............ next on shoppin list! still cant locate your kit anywhere.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunboy View Post
    little MONSTER............ next on shoppin list! still cant locate your kit anywhere.....
    I just looked on the net mate and i cant find it anyware.
    I thought that Smith and Deakin did it but i cant even find there web page. I will keep looking for you though.

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    Well done bud coming along nice now.

    Do you think it will be finnish for santa pod this year??? (1st june)

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    Im gagging to get it done for pod mate!!!!!!
    I hope so

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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    Well i managed to get a sh*t load done this weekend me and my mate gaz started work on it at 10.30am and finished working at 1.30am
    I was proper F*cked!!!!!
    Anyway i cut out the old nasty gearbox tunnel, someone had smashed it in with a hammer to get the T5 gearbox bellhousing to fit. I made a new one on the pressbrake at work and it turned out quite nice.
    We re-strenghened the front bumper with fiberglass mesh and managed to get all four arches looking mint, it took alot of sanding!!!
    I took the fuel tank, steering colume and the rest of the wireing loom out and smoothed out the filler cap because im going to put mine in the window. all in all a good day
























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    a good weekends work bud.

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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    cheers mate its getting there

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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth (update)

    Got my intercooler sorted now! in the first pic it has rubber hose's but they wouldnt fit between the headlights.
    So i got 2 mandrel bent 90 degree bends and cut the original inlet and outlet off. Cut down the bends and tig welded them on, all i gotta do now is polish it up and mount the thing.
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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    Judging by the size of the paws i would say the little feller is going to get quite a bit bigger than his current size. (Though i could be wrong .) Nice work on the fezzy BTW. There has been no small amount of done on that bulkhead in the past . The new tunnel looks real good .

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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    Love this one,would have loved to have done something like this but was not to be ,keep up the great work.

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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    love the way peolpe will think oh its probably all bodykit, it will be gutless, then you can put your foot down and they will soon take back thier words

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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    looks well smart nice work try FIBERSPORTS in basildon they might do that kit ???

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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    Little update.
    Not done much for a bit being lazy and no money!!!
    But i have finally stopped pissing around and started to do something.
    I have nearly sorted the front bumper out and im starting to sort my doors (there geting lighter) and fit my front windows (the eagle eyed will notice its the wrong way round, just checking the fit).
    The roll cage tube has been ordered aswell 2x 6m lengths of 42od 2mm wall CDS and 2x 6m lengths of 32od 2mm wall CDS the cage is gunna be mad!!!!!!!!
    I also found the old copy of when it was in classic ford and scaned it, and its in this months magazine at the back too. I look like a right fat miserable bastid!! :ahh:
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    Well got a bit more done its getting closer to painting time now.
    The cage terned out to be a pain in the arse and i couldnt get the tube to bend nice for sh!t
    I did everything even packing the tube with sand but it just kept kinking so im in need of a cage if anyones got one?
    both my doors are fully lightend and smoothed now.
    The bumpers back on it just needs smoothing to the arches took ages to get it in the centre properly but look good with the new holes in it.
    Started to stonechip the underside too so it getting there.
    All i need now is a hydralic bias pedal box and a cage

    sorry the pics are sh!t i keep forgetting my camara












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    Re: Mk1 Fiesta RWD Cosworth

    nice bit of progress tho, at least it will start to feel more car like with a few coats of paint on.. keep at it

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