This is my zs, iv had it for 6 years, its had many different looks / spec's, custom dash, standardish rest of interior, 4pot hispec front brakes, focus rear disc conversion, avo coilovers, frp seats, std engine, 3.5" miltek cat back
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Engine & Transmission
- 1.7 Puma Engine
- Std ZS Gearbox
- Std Engine Mounts
- Std Exhaust Manifold + Cat
- Miltek Cat Back
- AVO GTZ Coilovers
- All round Polyflex Bushes
- Custom carpetted dash
- FRP Seats
- Custom Carpet Rear Shelf
- JVC KD-G421 Headunit
- JVC KS-PD100 Ipod Interface
- JBL CS-5 133mm 2way Rear Speakers
- Vibe Front Componants
- I do have 2 vibe amps, fairly decent, but all im after is a bit of music for the moment so ill save those for later :)
- All Standard :D
- Removed Side Strips
Wheels & Brakes
- Std Phase 1 Rims
- Federal RSR Tyres all round
- 4Pot Hispec 280mm Front Brakes
- Mintex pads all round
- Rear Disc conversion (Focus) 263mm
- Bias Adjuster in the car
- All new brake lines, removed ABS
- Newest first
- Oldest first
47 updates 20 followers 25 mods2012-05-03 09:15:10not really much to report, iv done about 1000 miles in it, all seems ok, however i cant drive at all for a while now as i broke my 2nd metacarple in my hand a few days back and its now splinted and bandaged up :( 3 weeks before the wedding.... crap !
47 updates 20 followers 25 mods2012-03-28 10:35:20forgot to say before i cleaned up the front brakes and lobbed some wonderwheels over the front rims, i no its deathly stuff but iv only used it twice in 3 years on them, ill be ordering some or should i say alot of new detailing gear in the next few weeks so i can keep ontop of the shineyness :)
47 updates 20 followers 25 mods2012-03-28 10:35:01ok i still havent got round to the stereo yet lol however i gave the car a bit of a spanner check last night after work, i also checked the alignment of the subframe, which as it tuned out was a bit out !
so i slackened all the bolts off and shifted it over a bit then tightned them all up again, i also lobbed on a lower strut brace i had hanging about, its now an abolsute beast on the twistys again
iv noticed since using the car a bit more that it leaks ever so slightly, i knew it was gearoil and i was hoping it was just overfill but as it turns out the drive shaft seal is worn, i no there only cheap but it means taking the drive shaft out again ! ball ache, anyways everything else is fine i gave it a good kicking after the spanner check last night and its ace, id say well ready for a good blast up to the lakes soon
47 updates 20 followers 25 mods2012-03-23 13:36:35ok time to turn my attention to the audio situation or therefore lack of it !
yesterday was bearable, rear speakers wernt really up to the job on the motorway and tbh im not convinced they will be good enough even when hooked up with some fronts so.... :)
time to dig out some old audio gear iv still got from years back !
one rear shelf, one pair of Vibe QB69 speakers, one Vibe A3 amp.
all i need is a bit of MDF some black paint and some screws.
The aim is to make a diy stealth shelf but keep the original shelf intact, i hate the look of the proper stealth shelfs, they dont meet up with the boot lid properly and there flat not curved. hopefully ill be able to pull this off.
only need an amp power cable, iv got the RCA and remote cables already.
i dont supose anyone has a power cable knocking about they would like to sell me ?
47 updates 20 followers 25 mods2012-03-23 12:58:34ok iv been back on the road with this for a few days now, managed to crack 240miles in the first day on it, im happy to report the engine and car as a whole are both running spot on :)
it now needs a spanner check and a good clean ! , also i need and i mean really need to sort out the stereo lol, its a bit quite on the motorway due to the lack of front speakers, also im thinking of building a modified stealth shelf so i can run some beefy rear speakers :)
47 updates 20 followers 25 mods2012-03-14 23:22:42Ok its been a bit quite lately, in all honesty the car hasnt left the garage :( , my old engine is on ebay, finishing tommorow night, fingers crossed it goes for a few quid so i can afford to put this back on the road !
Meanwhile i decided to spruce up the bay a bit with some spraying. So take one inlet manifold and a tin of halfords vhd paint and this is what you get.
Then some of the smaller bits, icv, tb and maf
Gona peice it back together properly tommorow, waiting for a tb gasket from ford.
47 updates 20 followers 25 mods2012-03-04 15:06:06Ok been out on the car again today, got most things wrapped up.
Brakes now work mint, just needed to bleed the front left, All bulbs now work, Reverse light mod done and working, cleaned up the engine bay a bit.
Took it up and down the alley a few times and it all feels solid and nice !
Left to do, get my key reprogrammed to work with the puma transponder (currently have to hover the key i got with the engine to get it to start haha)
Fit front speakers, fit front door card properly, put boot carpet back in. Tax and insure. WINNING
Well happy with it.
47 updates 20 followers 25 mods2012-03-03 20:37:29Part 2
Iv acctually lost track of what iv done over the past 24hours but i do know its back on its wheels and works to an effect of driving it out of the garage !
theres a few things that need to be tweaked, i ended up buying a flaring kit to remake the brake line, ran out of fluid though so i coudlnt bleed it leaving me brakeless ! ill fix this tommorow.
need a few bulbs here and there, and to do a bit of wirring to sort the reverse light.
asside from that its pretty much done, needs a damn good clean.
the exhaust has a small blow on it gona paste it up tommorow.
All i have to do is sell the old engine now so i can afford to tax and insure this haha.
47 updates 20 followers 25 mods2012-03-03 20:29:34ok 2 part update,
rolling back to last night heres the pics of the drive shafts
Obveously i clipped them up and cleaned them up after that, looked really nice tbh, forgot to get some pics though lol
47 updates 20 followers 25 mods2012-03-02 15:09:36Woha yes, this nifty bit of kit aids changing cvboots without needing to strip down the drive shaft :D
going to pick up some boots from eurocarparts after work tonight so im set for getting this out of the garage on the weekend as a full conversion complete !
47 updates 20 followers 25 mods2012-03-02 09:26:21
47 updates 20 followers 25 mods2012-02-29 21:38:53Ok, been out for a bit of a tinker tonight.
fitted the aux belt, and lobbed some more coolant and power steering fluid in, im happy to say it all works as it should and the revs now act normal unlike before when it just reved ! that was due to no aux belt and no power steering fluid making the pressure sensor on the power steering rev the engine as it had none
also gone are the crap iphone pics my slr is back !
The drive shafts are getting a refurb before they go on
Vid is just processing so itl be up in a bit
47 updates 20 followers 25 mods2012-02-28 16:05:02Drive shafts arrived today
i managed to get the car started last night, obveously it wasnt happy as it had no aux belt or drive shafts or exhaust haha but it runs none the less
just waiting on more deliverys then i can crack on with the rest of it
47 updates 20 followers 25 mods2012-02-27 13:54:42ace, just been into euro car parts in blackpool, as they have only just opened they had an offer on 25% of all orders :)
my suspension top cups have basically pancaked themselfs after running on coilovers and 124k on the clocks so i thought it was time for some new ones !
pollen filter.....yeh never changed it iv done about 65k since i bought the car and think its time for a new one haha.
then just general plugs and oils / filters.
had a call about my drive shafts, they need new boots, so iv got a bit knocked off for them, time to fit some new boots, probably not a bad thing in the long run.
47 updates 20 followers 25 mods2012-02-26 19:52:02Ok just ordered the following
both drive shafts
suspension top mounts
iv already got coolant and some gear oil, probably have to top up with power steering fluid and brake fluid but im pretty much there with it.
Also ordering my exhaust cat back when more funds clear tuesday :)
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