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Old 24-05-2016, 09:08 PM   #51
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Great, thanks. I am definitely going to get some instruction.

Blimey, you have been busy!
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Old 25-05-2016, 03:22 PM   #52
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Wow, page 2 of the project post!!

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Old 30-05-2016, 06:20 AM   #53
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Good news! Having the secondary fan fitted has cured the overheating problem in traffic, having two fans has allowed the car to cope with the new manifold, works perfectly, very pleased. Looks great as well, having the empty fan housing never looked right to me....





Next update will be the results of an interior valet, shampoo and rinse of those damn seats again!

The stereo continues to grow in power as well, new Alpine head unit and rear shelf speakers went in recently, amp and front component speakers have arrived, just need to be fitted..

Will also be taking her to Brands for an evening track session soon, want to get that in before I spend a fortune on the bodywork only to slide a tyre wall!
Hello Spanker, can I ask some advice. Why did you put the second fan in? Was your car overheating. I am having an issue with high temperatures with mine, but at motorway speeds but the single fan doesn't seem to help much when it is stationary to cool the rad.
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Old 30-05-2016, 06:51 AM   #54
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If the temp is rising at motorway speeds that would suggest its a thermostat or a headgasket problem.

The fan shouldnt be working at motorway speed, the car should be flowing enough air through the rad to cool the water and be controlled by the thermostat not the fan.
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Old 30-05-2016, 08:23 AM   #55
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Even in traffic the single fan should be more than enough, shiny manifold or not. I'd definitely put a fresh stat in there.

Agree the double fan looks better though.
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Old 30-05-2016, 08:48 AM   #56
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After I changed from the standard manifold which has a shroud, the water and oil temps were getting high in traffic and also at high speed (80 mph and above) as manifold was transferring heat to the radiator and oil filter, was very, very close to the oil filter My manifold was not wrapped.

The original rad fan is on the right hand side of the rad, not the left where the manifold is, installing another fan cured this, and an oil cooler took the temp down further, but this more on the track.

If you have not changed the manifold, then as people have said above, probably a stat problem.
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Old 30-05-2016, 11:02 AM   #57
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Hi chaps, thanks for the reply. I don't want to derail your thread so I will start a new one about this, so would value your input... I've tried quite a lot of things!
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Old 30-05-2016, 11:55 AM   #58
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After I changed from the standard manifold which has a shroud, the water and oil temps were getting high in traffic and also at high speed (80 mph and above) as manifold was transferring heat to the radiator and oil filter, was very, very close to the oil filter My manifold was not wrapped.

The original rad fan is on the right hand side of the rad, not the left where the manifold is, installing another fan cured this, and an oil cooler took the temp down further, but this more on the track.

If you have not changed the manifold, then as people have said above, probably a stat problem.
As harv said, shiney manifold or not the original fan should be more than enough.

Id stick a themostat in as the twin fan is maskin a different problem.

The shiney manifold should be cooler anyway as it wont hold as much heat as the cast original mani
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Old 17-06-2016, 07:41 PM   #59
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In a change to normal programming, here is a video of my instructor showing me how to get round Snetteron in my own car properly!

Watch out for the black flag at the end, it was shown three times to us that day for track limits, opps..

He loved driving the Rallye.. that from a man who normally drives in the GT series!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfI5f2C1I_k

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Old 13-07-2016, 06:08 PM   #60
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Another day, another trackday, Snetterton yet again!

This is how not to take the hairpin at Montreal, which is the corner after Riches..

We discovered that one of bolts was missing from the rear ARB afterwards, so it was not fixed to the axle, plus I was breaking too late!

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Old 13-07-2016, 07:48 PM   #61
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That guy is very smooth considering he's in an unfamiliar car!

Rear ARB bolts wandering is usually a sign of a worn rear beam, might be worth thinking about a refurbed beam at some point.

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Old 27-11-2016, 05:29 PM   #62
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As harv said, shiney manifold or not the original fan should be more than enough.

Id stick a themostat in as the twin fan is maskin a different problem.

The shiney manifold should be cooler anyway as it wont hold as much heat as the cast original mani
Well it looks like the water pump was on its way out, I had it changed during a cam belt change, and now it is not overheating, will change the stat soon, thanks everyone!
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Old 23-02-2017, 09:33 PM   #63
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Hello, and welcome back to our coverage!

After a long hiatus due a change in personal circumstances, we are back...

Tomorrow the Rallye is due into the garage for the following:

B8 Bilstein front dampers, 160lb Grams springs, rear purple Powerflex bushes, plus lowering of the rear to match the front..

Also, a new family car turned up! ST3 with Style Pack.... My first Ford, a mate used to have a RS2000, it was sooo tail happy....always fancied a Fiesta ST for the track....



Goodies for tomorrow:



I will be back at Brands in March to try out the new set up, videos to follow.

I really must fit the Quaife ATB LSD, TTV flywheel and Helix paddle clutch as well! More to follow on that...

Spencer

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Old 12-04-2017, 06:13 PM   #64
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Had the old girl clayed and machine polished:







Came out quite well!! Must get those dented panels replaced..

Off to Lydden Hill on Friday..

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Old 12-04-2017, 09:00 PM   #65
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:51 PM   #66
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That came up very well.
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Old 13-04-2017, 12:26 PM   #67
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Old 14-04-2017, 06:35 PM   #68
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I do enjoy Lydden Hill during the afternoon sessions, less traffic and by then you know who is your equal, today it was a grey Mini Cooper S, however not his best corner during this clip, I was pushing him hard as we came into the corner and the pressure got to him....

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Old 14-04-2017, 10:15 PM   #69
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That could have ended a LOT worse...
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Old 15-04-2017, 08:43 AM   #70
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Yep, I honestly thought he was going to get spat across the track into the Armco on the right, I could see it coming as he went in too wide and then lifted off, never lift off on that corner!
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Old 29-04-2017, 09:25 PM   #71
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Old 19-05-2017, 12:49 PM   #72
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LOT of work done to car over the past few weeks:

Gearbox recon
New TTV steel flywheel
Quaife ATB diff
Helix 4 paddle clutch
New clutch cover

Quaife diff with crown-wheel fitted:



Otherside:



Old open diff minus the crownwheel:



But surely the best modification I have ever made to the car below, a rather appropriate number plate for the Rallye, plus 27 is the day of the month i was born on! 250 from the DVLA, bargain....





Off to a short evening session at Brands Hatch next week to shake it down, before heading to a full day at Lydden in June...

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Old 20-05-2017, 04:17 PM   #73
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Some nice upgrades there - noticeable differences?
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Old 21-05-2017, 06:07 PM   #74
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Thanks, the combination of the Helix paddle clutch and a new standard cover works well, not too harsh and certainly no on or off, just a nice firm bite and take off.

LSD seems good so far after a blast round some country lanes, really need to get it round a track, and can't say much about the flywheel yet, maybe revs a little faster, only done 30 miles so far.

Will post again after returning from a full day at Lydden Hill.

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