Further to Dave's fuel pump question:
This is the Fiesta fuel tank with its integral fuel pump.
When I bought it there were several on eBay, the price I paid was £5 plus delivery to Argos (which I think was £7, so £12 all in).
I had to buy the pump separately, which was under £20 delivered.
It is about £90 for a new Walbro pump, but I will probably try the Ford one first, given that it is accessible and easy to replace if necessary.
Back to the work in progress:
In readiness for undertaking the required welding repairs I have been stripping out the interior.
Both front footwells are rotten, the result of water entering through a knackered windscreen seal.
The front parcel shelf is also knackered, but I will be able to reuse the crash pad and bar
and make a new shelf using the remains of the old as a pattern.
Try as I might, I could not get the front passenger's door to open so had to resort to removing the door trim panel
to try an access the door latch mechanism. Even after spraying Ferrosol (from Bilt Hamber, very good stuff) it wouldn't budge
so I was resigned to bursting the latch. Before doing so I placed a wanted ad on here for a replacement, to which Alun responded
by kindly sending a replacement.
Before bursting the latch I thought I should try one more time and, result, it opened
, albeit only from the outside.
I am confident that the four door latch mechanisms can all be made to function properly, Plus Gas is a good friend!
The seats are pretty poor really and would need recovering before being used once more.
The carpets are all good though and could be reused.
My intention is to fit a black interior.
I have bought a secondhand door trims, a back seat and new front seats, Cobra bucket seats.
These came from Demon Tweaks via click and collect at Argos. When I went to collect them the woman who served me
(who I now know is the Store manageress, but that is a different story) looked rather alarmed at the huge box, however
the two seats weigh less than 10kg combined
My intention is to use new carpet from Car Builder Supplies, this weighs very very little and is easy to shape
and also have Dynamat (lightweight) sound proofing.
This is the fascia and dash from a '74 Sprint. I prefer the earlier dash layout and am playing with the idea
of using early 1850 (2.5PI) small gauges along with a Sprint speedo and tachometer.
Since I prefer the tachometer on the left, I will swap the big gauges over I think.
Wrapped in polythene is a Ford T9 five speed gearbox.
I converted an 1850 to T9, it is a good conversion to do even though a Sprint 'box isn't bad in itself.
Lastly for this installment
With a crackerjack conversion to VW vented front discs and Ford calipers in mind, I have been looking at the brake master cylinder.
To reduce brake pedal travel with said conversion I am fitting a new (bigger bore (22.2mm)) master cylinder for an 80s Saab 900 (shown left in the photo).
Usefully its reservoir has an outlet for the clutch hydraulics. The outlets for the brake pipes are on the opposite side but that is no bother given
that I will be fitting new knifer pipes. The Saab BMC is a straight fit onto the Sprint servo, which I already knew from an article some years ago in a Club magazine.
On to cutting and welding next......