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Old 09-30-2004, 00:43   #1 (permalink)
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Free food and drinks in return for help...

Ok, first of all, I wasn't sure which forum to place this in, so if a mod deems it to be in the wrong spot, please don't hesitate to move it to the correct place...

Ok, so as some of you know, I aquired my current car (a 1976 Mk II Escort GL 2.0 Ghia) as a non-registered, non-assembled car quite some time ago for a bargain price. It needed a fair bit of work - completely new exhaust (it had NO exhaust system when I got it, not even the exhaust manifold), new brake shoes and pads, new tyres, new drivers door (previous owner decided he wanted the rear-view mirror, so instead of doing the job properly, he cut around the mirror with an angle grinder ) and various other bits and pieces.

Since then, with a lot of help from my uncle, I have re-assembled the car to the point where it can now move (and stop) under it's own power.

It is now almost to the point where it should pass a roadworthy, and then I'll be able to get it registered and drive it around, and so won't have to keep borrowing LuvinmyEBs Falcon all the time.

However, it still needs some work, basically some tuning of the engine, replacement of the distributor (my uncle, in his infinate wisdom, decided it would be a good idea to screw the rotor button in with a self-tap screw ), and bleeding the brakes.

Anyway, on to the point of this thread. I'd be more then happy to do these jobs myself if A) I had the tools required and B) I had the necessary knowledge. I could call on my uncle, who has all the tools, but A) I get very sick of hearing him badmouth fords while working on my car, saying things like "If this was a toyota, they would have done this differently, what were they thinking when they did this?" and B) He is full of some rather dubious ideas, such as trying to get the engine to idle at 500rpm, and attaching the rotor button with a self-tap screw. Rather then get ripped off by some mechanic, I thought maybe if I offered free food and drinks, I might be able to get some fellow FF members who have both the tools and knowledge to come over and help out, in return for a feed and some drinks.

Of course, I won't be posting my address in this thread (that wouldn't be a great idea, in my opinion), but if people are interested in helping me out and getting free food and drinks in return, either post in this thread or send me a PM.
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Old 09-30-2004, 00:52   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Free food and drinks in return for help...

You have PM :0) , i should also say I have tools and knowledge
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Hey mate,

Good to see things are moving along on the old esky. I might have a warm 2ltr motor lying around in a while, so if you want the head off it let us know! I think I have told you what I had done to it! Love to help but I am in Adelaide!
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hey dude...if i was in melbourne, i would love to help. so, unless you are prepared to stump uo for me to fly from perth, you will have to do without me :-)
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Old 09-30-2004, 06:01   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the responses, it's always good to know there are other enthusiasts out there who seem only too happy to help out like-minded people (and I guess the offer of free food and drinks helps )

Dellboy999:
Yup, got your PM, thanks mate, sounds like you will be a great help, what sort of food and drinks should we stock up on for ya mate?

BA GT-HO:
Yeah mate, slowly getting there. I remember back when I was driving the kent-powered 1.6L 2 door, and you were telling me how much happier I'd be with a pinto under the hood - you were certainly right mate, can't wait to be driving this beast around every day!

And I'd be more then interested in the head off your pinto, as well as any other bits off it you might consider selling me. You certainly did tell me all about what was done to it, and I know it would be a lto better then what I've got now. Any chance of mates rates, particularly as I'd have to organise some way of getting it here to Melbourne from Adelaide?

You don't feel like driving over here to Melbourne hey mate?

rsgerry:
Hehehe, nah, can't afford the plane ticket, but if I could afford it, I'd pay for the fuel for you to drive your RS over and back, just so I could see that beast for myself!
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aye bro, you shouldve lived in adelaide lol, wouldve brought some cold ones areound and we work on both our eskis hehehehehe

ba gt-ho, wat parts you got for sale???? ill take anyhting maddest dont want lol
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I guess it's a good job there's a fridge under the carport.

And at the end of the day whoever wants it can take it!!
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Old 09-30-2004, 15:40   #8 (permalink)
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The MaDDeSTMaN - whatever is going is fine with me :0), can you also give me more detail on the car, auto or manual, what carby you running double barrel webber or what, auto choke or a manual choke, if you have a spare rocker cover gasket will be good as well, I am right it is OHC ?, gotta love a 6,200rpm red line :0).

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I am in just let me know when and were.
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Old 09-30-2004, 18:02   #10 (permalink)
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The MaDDeSTMaN - whatever is going is fine with me :0), can you also give me more detail on the car, auto or manual, what carby you running double barrel webber or what, auto choke or a manual choke, if you have a spare rocker cover gasket will be good as well, I am right it is OHC ?, gotta love a 6,200rpm red line :0).

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Not a problem mate,

It's a manual, with the stock double barrel webber and automatic choke. Certainly is OHC, the good old crossflow pinto 2 litre, and my tacho doesn't appear to have a redline on it, and goes up to 7 grand - not that I'd want to rev it beyond 6 on a regular basis - I get funny about revving an engine that is older then me beyond 5 grand...

Spare rocker cover gasket, not a problem, I'll grab some gasket glue too while I'm there, that should be all we'll need.

Ok, food and drink, alchoholic or non-alcoholic? Beer? If so, which one, VB, tooheys, what? And sausages and chops and stuff like that to eat? Any suggestions?

So thus far we have Dellboy999 and Gunns coming over to help, cool. What days are good for you guys?
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