the fit looks really clean and tight. Getting the grill to line up with the hood on my Ford based TDr was a real challenge…glad to see you are making great progress in “un-oops’ing” your Tdr
“Happy i’m Not having to mess with my grill and hood alignment” Jack
Wow Bill … faster than a Subaru WRX…….and a Mini Cooper…… cool!!
Is it the new engine or the increased skill of the driver?
How do your current times compare to your times with the old engine?
Most importantly, how do your current times compare to the Sharpie’s times.?
By the way, I got your little round “thingie” via Roy but have n…[Read more]
I tok another route re: the spare on the Fiber Fab car I sold a few years ago: I found a spare that would fit under the hood —
I got the tire from ONLINETIRES.COM and mounted it on a standard VW 4-hole rim. Here’s the info:
176K5AFE FORMOZA FD1 – 165/45-15 FEDERAL FORMOZA FD1 68V – FEDERAL FORMOZA FD1 1 $50.53 $50.53
The s…[Read more]
Lookin’ good!! I would definitely put in the floor and the seat and sit in the car for at least an hour while you make “VROOM VROOM” sounds and pretend to be driving the car around one of the world’s most challenging race tracks!!
Great work!! Can’t wait to see the finished product at Carlisle next year!
Hey Folks —
New Bern, NC is still in the “clean up” mode — Here’s a great video showing what our storm-ravaged town is dealing with — thanks to Royal for finding and forwarding this link —
I got back to New Bern yesterday afternoon — all is well, except for the two “portable garages” that are REAL portable now.
BCW TDr Emma came out unscathed except for a rip in the car cover. The Bugeye Merlin lost its car cover but the tonneau cover kept out most of the rain. A drying in the sun and Merlin should be back in the p…[Read more]
Sorry — broken link — try this one:
By the way, Roy suggested that the problem may be that the ignition is to far advanced. He said to 1st pull the center distributor wire going to the coil and try to turn over the engine. If the hesitation goes away, it is probably timing set too f…[Read more]
Here’s a link to you tube — this is what it sounds like trying to start….sorry about the shaky video but the phone was up against the windshield while I leaned into the car to start it…..
I have a pull switch instead of the “start” position on the ignition key switch — (too much time around Ed — I had to make it act like a “real” TD or like my Bugeye — just a mechanical 2 contact pull switch that applies 12v to the starter solenoid ….
My key has just 2 positions on/off for the ignition — overkill? — yea…[Read more]
To all of you FORD TDr owners out there — (especially our expert in residence — Billnparts — )
I’m having starting issues with ManyPenny — it starts but only in certain positions of the crankshaft (I think)
Here’s the rest of the story: When I pull the start knob, the engine may turn over a bit and then come to a halt. When I release t…[Read more]
I got mine from eBay for around $75.00 with shipping included…something like this:
Mine came with 2 each 5-level controls (left and right). This one on the eBay link has a single switch body with 2 sections (…[Read more]
Great idea — I ordered one of these Bluetooth amps to add to the center console that I am building for ManyPenny.
My Ford-based TDr seems to have room in front of the shifter for fire extinguisher, cup holder, heated seat switches, and this AMP — I hope. So your post about this little amp is timely.
By the way, thanks Billnparts for s…[Read more]
You may want to remove that “Race it == Break It == Fix It == Repeat” sticker from the side of your car…. or just keep the part that says “Race It == Repeat” and skip the Break it == Fix it steps………..
As Royal says, — and I paraphrase — “now you have a winter project”
But it drives and no chassis damage — and you know…[Read more]
It looks like you went to the Spaghetti Factory and got a take out order of wiring!! At least our cars are without CPU, ECU, PEU and other stink’in electronic modules to have to sort out….
When do we get to see the finished product? It would be worth an autumn trip up to the VA mountains to get an early look at your creation (…[Read more]
After messing with inaccurate gauges for quite a while, I went with VDO small gauges (much less $$ than Smiths and lots of choices in dial face style) and I wimped out and purchased an inexpensive Speedo & GPS sender and Tach off of eBay ( less than $100 each). The Speedo and Tach are not period correct but they are accurate and easy to r…[Read more]
OK Roy, so it’s tongs and not tweezers & it’s knackered and not messed up & it’s sorted out and not worked out…
…and it’s a bonnet and not a hood & it’s packing and not gaskets/”thin rubber thingies.” I’m starting to get it.
I guess that means Ed needs to add some German vocabulary to his daily chats about his fine new Porsche Spyder kit a…[Read more]
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