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Yesterday 03:07 PM
daspazzZX3 That was my stock one



I wish ford wasnt so stupid and we could just order these.


I need fender flares badly!!
Yesterday 02:39 PM
thielt1 Yes I have to look at it again but this is the same way I was going to wire it. Thanks! On thing I was going to ask you though, why is your shroud plastic? The RS version was metal.

also this one I haven't rewired yet because I was still holding out for the harness
Yesterday 11:55 AM
daspazzZX3 Don't know about part numbers but I do have pics I'm using in my build thread.

Old harness


The Hot wire


Expanded view


Basically you have three wires, one is hot on leads to thermistor and the last one is ground. I cut the old fan wiring as far back as possible. The grounds all run together. The hot runs to both fans and into the thermistor the other side of the thermistor runs back to a single wire. Thats it...
Yesterday 10:04 AM
thielt1
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I wasn't able to source the connector either and I ended up cutting the head off the RS housing. So now my fan assembly is hooked up with my old assembly connector. What I don't get is why the fan wires are soooo much smaller than the "stock" ones. But as long as they work I'm good.

Turns out I did have to order a thermistor as the one in the RS assembly just didn't seem to work. I installed a temporary remote on switch in the cabin until my thermistor gets here.

Oh and nice shop ya got there Sir!! Keep the faith and get that house all cozied up!!
Thanks for the heads up and if you wouldn't mind detailing part numbers here and maybe some pictures when you are done I would appreciate it!

I really would have been better off from the beginning to just buy an entire focus rs wiring harness as it has been offered to me but at this point a majority of the wiring is already done. Also these were not as readily available when I began this.
Yesterday 09:49 AM
rambleon84
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I will have a little more room at my shop. Yes more room :)
I'd say its def a little more room

Shop looks great, going to be an awesome space once you get settle in and set everything up. Best of luck on that shock, thats weird
12-16-2014 07:40 PM
daspazzZX3 I wasn't able to source the connector either and I ended up cutting the head off the RS housing. So now my fan assembly is hooked up with my old assembly connector. What I don't get is why the fan wires are soooo much smaller than the "stock" ones. But as long as they work I'm good.

Turns out I did have to order a thermistor as the one in the RS assembly just didn't seem to work. I installed a temporary remote on switch in the cabin until my thermistor gets here.

Oh and nice shop ya got there Sir!! Keep the faith and get that house all cozied up!!
12-16-2014 04:04 PM
Gettysburg150 Man I'm jealous of that shop, would love to have a space like that.

My place was also a foreclosure, and the garage was the deciding factor, go figure haha


Is the strut mount blown out? I've seen sorta the same on the rears of some BMW's and its always the upper mount is trash
12-16-2014 10:20 AM
thielt1 Well here is the shop so far in all her glory, we are still moving things around and I am doing woodwork for the house so it is a mess:


Car on its wheels, you can tell by the rear what an issue this shock is right now:


Shock issue up close. I still need to take it apart and examine it but I hope its salvageable:
12-16-2014 10:16 AM
thielt1 This build became stagnant because of some changing circumstances in my life. Just before we left for Laguna I was working on the chance of purchasing a foreclosure in the area and that deal ended up going through. The house was not lived in for two years and it was a party house before that so it needed some work. We focused on the outside first with winter approaching and no immediate rush as me and my brother had an apartment until the end of November. Well the cold hit a little early this year and our complex rented out our apartment ahead of time so we were also forced into an early move with no heat into a house that was no where near ready yet!

Fast forward two months and things are now more under control now and a majority of things, cars, parts, and tools have been moved over but I am still in the process of doing so. Believe it or not the car is actually on its wheels right now however I have been unable to take a picture of it yet because my Nikon battery is dead and I don't know where the charger is yet from the move. LOL!

I could have finished the car over by my parents house but the tool transfer was getting old and I will have a little more room at my shop. Yes more room :) This shop and the land was the main reason for me going after this particular purchase at this time. (even though the house was a little rough) The People who owned this before me originally had money and needed a toy shop so they installed a 40 X 80' insulated steel building with floor heat. The boiler for the floor heat was ripped out do to the foreclosure but luckily the system was filled with glycol and did not crack during the two years of absence. The only thing I need to do yet is run a separate service for the electrical to run things like welders and compressors as they never worked on anything that needed above 110. Looking forward to having a focus get together here/Road America down the road!

Onto the car! Upon putting the car on its wheels I found something strange. It seems like one of the rear sachs shocks has an issue with the shaft retainer as the softmount and nut is sitting an inch or two above the rear tower. I hope this is something I can fix as I really don't need any more setbacks right now. I will take some pictures because this is something I have not seen before. Also I had an issue with the harness for the radiator fans. The guy I bought it from ended up screwing me over so I am back to square one with that.

Hopefully I will get a chance to post some more news and pictures soon but it has been a very long couple of months.
09-02-2014 10:59 AM
daspazzZX3 Thanks for responding thielt1, I was researching the RS carrier bearing mount that iminhell was asking about. My engine rebuild got stifled yet again, this time due to a problem with the stock Zetec carrier bearing mount not working with the replacement windage tray my mechanic procured with the replacement block. It's either not drilled right or not threaded properly so he's waiting on a replacement windage tray. He's not intimately familiar with 4 bangers, he's a big block guy.

I can find the part number as I have that info posted in my thread......

I really do appreciate the link!!!!

You and your build totally RAWX!!!!!! 8-)

EDIT

I stumbled across an interesting thread a few weeks ago and finally found it again since I'm again thinking about our RS radiator assembly connectivity issue. So I'm reaching out to this guy for both of us, he is in the UK and is trying to help people procure UK Spec parts. Maybe there is hope for us yet! ;-) I've emailed him and am anxiously awaiting a reply. If I hear anything promising I will definitely loop you in!!!!
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