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retroboltsuk

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Hi

So i have started to build my avon, brought and unfinished project, just in the process of stripping back to and starting again. 

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http://www.turbosport.co.uk/showthread.php?t=882688

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Good luck and enjoy. Don't hesitate to ask us or Paul at tiger if you have any queries. I've found the forum and tiger brilliant when building mine,
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Them red top engines a brilliant , 
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Them redtpop engines are brilliant
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 touch screen things dont like me  , getting old [comp]
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im the same mate don't be surprised if my post don't make sense
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Good luck and enjoy. Don't hesitate to ask us or Paul at tiger if you have any queries. I've found the forum and tiger brilliant when building mine,


thanks

there will be plenty of questions im sure, 
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Started and finished a redtop build and know it inside and out. Drop me a message anytime you like.
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Started and finished a redtop build and know it inside and out. Drop me a message anytime you like.


Hello mate, we spoke a few time previously i also bought a sump off you a few months back now. im sure ill have lots of questions. im hoping to have the engine in the bay over the next couple of weeks so i can get it to fit and mock up some engine mounts.

then i can see what room is left. i have had a look at some of the pics in your profile to see what sort of layout i can do, looks simple enough probably not in practice


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Yeah i remember now sorry. Brain isn't what it used to be.....[confused]

Glad to hear its moving forward now. Hows the Mk.1 coming along, did you finish it?[cool]
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Yeah i remember now sorry. Brain isn't what it used to be.....[confused]

Glad to hear its moving forward now. Hows the Mk.1 coming along, did you finish it?[cool]


yes mate Mk1 is now on the road, need a rolling road and a couple of small things but really please with how she turned out

Mk1 Escort -1.jpg 
Quick question with your engine mounts did you use the engine mount rubbers like they would have had or did you mount it straight to the chassis?

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WOW - Just WOW. Need me a Mk1 or Mk2 in my life at some point.
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well not much of an update but a small changr of plans. i have decided to stick a pinto in her. i have one in the escort and of im honest i love. so instead of messing around getting the redtop to fit. i am going to take the easier and cheaper route.

im picking up.a standard running pinto at the weekend. so wont belong before i can send the chassis for powder coating
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Well, i have been slowly working on this when time allows, change of plans regarding the engine, after costing up the C20XE engine i have decided it is just to much. and on a kit car you don't tend to get your money back.

So after driving the escort (2.1 pinto) i have to say the engine is fantastic sound, power and torque think i might have a slight engine crush. The avon was designed for the pinto, so im going to stick with this route, i also have an exhaust manifold so a nice saving to start with.

I popped the engine in just to make sure everything aligned with no major issues.

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i have now stripped everything off the chassis. all the parts will be sent to be blasted and powdercoated. the chassis has also been blasted couple of spots of rust that need sorting and a couple of brackets for the front flexi hose to mount to the chassis to be added as originally they were mounted through the fibre glass body which didnt fill me with confidence.

chassis should be back next week, so im hoping to have a nice fully powder set or parts and i can start getting the alloy panels on.

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The Avon was originally the Avon Sprint from Phoenix Automotive.

Going from memory, I'm pretty sure the car was originally designed to have a Rover K series fitted and it was Tiger who made the modifications to allow Ford engines to fit.

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Chassis Back from the blasters i thought there might be some welding to do but it came out perfect. just waiting for some steel to turn up so i can make my brackets for my front brake lines then ill paint the chassis and start with the alloy panelling.

I now the panels that tiger supply need trimming what do people use to get a nice straight edge, i was thinking using a jigsaw, anyone had and good outcomes? [20160419_153553_zpscxwez2iy] 


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When I built my cars I used a tool that fitted into a drill and had a small drive bit that nibbled/cut the ali. Was great for cutting the hole in the side for the exhausts.
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I used a nibbler to cut my panels
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Im going to experiment with some of the panel i took off the car see what gives me the cleanest cut. 

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Little more done yesterday.

Started to paint the chassis, [20160423_163649_zpsxljfvyxl] 
Only did half as i need to do some welding to the front this week,

Needed to make up a couple of brackets for the front flexi hoses

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then ill weld these on this week, im thinking of mounting them in line with the wishbone mount, there should be nothing to interfere here. Can you see any potential issues? im pretty sure the body work doesn't come up this far, but some confirmation would be appreciated


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I used a jigsaw on my panels, then just lightly filed the edges, I put plenty of masking tape under the saw to stop it sctratching,
( by the way we chatted via my Facebook page earlier
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I used a jigsaw on my panels, then just lightly filed the edges, I put plenty of masking tape under the saw to stop it sctratching, ( by the way we chatted via my Facebook page earlier


nice one, i have looked at using a jigsaw, the alloy i got off tiger seem quite thin, and it cuts quite easily with snips, so might give that ago first see how that goes


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