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 Post subject: Hmm….
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:31 am 
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I once had the pleasure of driving a mark 3 Escort RS Turbo,
you could feel the bumps long before you actually hit them :shock:


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I've driven cars that are completely polybushed and didn't enjoy the experience, far TOO harsh and noisy.
Sometimes I have wondered if it is actually only the polyurethane bushes Steve?

What I am getting at is, invariably new bushes are fitted in conjunction with new shocks and springs.
With adjustable shocks, it is easy to set them way too hard?

The Sprint I ran in the 90s was much much noisier than the 1850 I had, yet the former had all standard rubber
whereas the latter was Superflex throughout. However the Sprint did have a Falcon exhaust system...



On my Sprint, I am going to try and improve the soundproofing by using Dynamat Light.
For behind the upper back seat I intend fitting a Correx panel (for lightness) with said soundproofing attached.

T2000s are very prone to vibration.So much so, the back subframe mountings have damper straps fitted.
The OE Metalastic mounts are no longer available so Superflex have introduced a straight replacement,
the comments I have seen say without a noise penalty.

Food for thought?



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 Post subject: Re: Mustard
PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:05 pm 
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Well I fitted a deadening mat to the engine bay, maybe that’ll kill a bit of the engine noise! looks pretty, no where near as dense as the original.
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Let’s get an engine prepped for this dolly.

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Recon box waiting for a mate.



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 Post subject: Re: Mustard
PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:17 pm 
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good work very nice,you could eat your dinner of that :D

i got floflex orange bushes on my dolly,but no all round.but i did have to complain and get 4 replacement full packs before i got proper ones that fitted as they should.floflex are hit or miss
but 6 or 7 years on and they are still like new with no stresses

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 Post subject: Re: Mustard
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Cheers! And that’s good to hear 👍


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 Post subject: Re: Mustard
PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:09 pm 
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The plan was to go for the under feed

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That weren’t happening with tiddly axle stands


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Finally in!


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 Post subject: Re: Mustard
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:56 am 
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Great progress! Love the updates, keep 'em coming!

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 Post subject: Re: Mustard
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I’ll be going for the rat look in this one for a little while.
Engine running sweet, auto box is great and I can’t flipping wait to get out in it!


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 Post subject: Re: Mustard
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:00 pm 
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Is this the one you were rebuilding the head , have you had it running yet ?

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 Post subject: Re: Mustard
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Hello Dave
Rebuilt the head and new piston rings all standard.


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 Post subject: Re: Mustard
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Sorry Dave, yes , runs very well, drove around the yard a few times now to check the auto box out-very happy.
Did you figure out you’re central locking?


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 Post subject: Re: Mustard
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Getting closer!
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 Post subject: Re: Mustard
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Looking good. I wouldn’t call it ratlook at all. More like a lovely patina :thumbsup:


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 Post subject: Re: Mustard
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Sorry Dave, yes , runs very well, drove around the yard a few times now to check the auto box out-very happy.
Did you figure out you’re central locking?
Will

yes central locking motors all in ,still work in progress for the electric window tho


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 Post subject: Re: Mustard
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The jacking boxes held up well :D

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Should’ve taken the pic after doing the bits that needed doing - a point for each one you can spot.


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 Post subject: Re: Mustard
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:50 pm 
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Looking lovely there Will!

The only things I can spot are:

1.offside exhaust box not connected to hanger
2. Is there a clip missing for the brake line on the axle - nearside?

Great work though..you have turned it around very quickly!

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