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Martein's 1981'er Fiesta (Europe)

hi there,

I'm new here, and from Europe ;) so not sure if this is all posted in the correct location.

I got a getrag 6 spd gearbox (manual) of a focus. And I orderd a Quaife ATB for it.

I need some bearings, perhaps gaskets aswell to fit it in.

I went to several Ford Dealerships overhere, but there is no information about this gearbox, and I can't order any parts (exept a new gearbox!)

I also contacted getrag, but they're not willing to help me out.

Does anyone on here know where I canget more info and parts for the gearbox ?


Any help appreciated.

Here's a pic of my car :

It's an 1981'er Ford Fiesta (also sold in the US for 1 year (in 1976)
Now got a 2.0 L Zetec in there, on throttlebodies... still WIP though as it's not my daily driver



got lots of US parts on there, like the Focus Central pullies, MSD alternator, MSD ignition leads etc.

Also gonna fit Comp Cams camshafts...


Cheers,

Martein

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that is a nice ass car. looks good. thats gonna be a fun little car to fly around in [thumb]
 

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[welcome] to Focus Fanatics!
 

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Thanks alot for th ewarm welcome !

And ofcourse for the usefull information.

I'll order it all tomorrow !!

I've been looking for ages for this information :)

I'll post up some more pics later this week, is there a specific forum I need to "show your ride" ?

Cheers,

Martein
 

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PM me with a email addres that will take a 500kb file and I will send you the instructions for installing the Quaife in the MT285 complete with pictures and torque specs.
 

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Martein said:
It's an 1981'er Ford Fiesta (also sold in the US for 1 year (in 1976)
'78 to '80 [:D]

I had a '78, the 1.6 Kent was the only engine size offered, and a 4-speed manual was the only gearbox offered. Mine had a two-barrel Weber carb. Was zooty fun! About 1800lbs wet, more than 30 MPG could be had if tuned properly.
 

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Re: Re: 6spd gearbox question

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'78 to '80 [:D]

I had a '78, the 1.6 Kent was the only engine size offered, and a 4-speed manual was the only gearbox offered. Mine had a two-barrel Weber carb. Was zooty fun! About 1800lbs wet, more than 30 MPG could be had if tuned properly.
Ah cool !

i thought they were only sold for like, 1 year.
The 4spd gearbox was in all mk1 models, simply because there was no room for it.
The mk2 has a bigger engine bay, and those came with 5spd (optional on several models)

But the 6spd gearbox is shorter than the 4 spd, so that's just great.

the car only weighs arrond 700kg

I'm putting jenvey throttlebodies (45mm) on it, along with a dutch EMS, should be nice.

Cheers,

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Ditto, another call for more pics!! That thing looks cool!! My first car was a '79 Fiesta. I loved that little thing, beat up on it all through high school!

It was very reliable except it ate a water pump every 40k like clockwork.
 

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Re: Re: 6spd gearbox question

ModemJunki said:
'78 to '80 [:D]

I had a '78, the 1.6 Kent was the only engine size offered, and a 4-speed manual was the only gearbox offered. Mine had a two-barrel Weber carb. Was zooty fun! About 1800lbs wet, more than 30 MPG could be had if tuned properly.

Then the Festiva came in the 80s and 90s. I had one of theose for a while. I picked it up at an auction because I thought it was the funniest looking thing I had seen in a while! That thing could get about 50mpg if driven properly!!!!!
 

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Hi, thanks for all the replies !

I got all the bearings + seals, thanks again.
Now it's just waiting for the ATB to arrive (ETA end of september !)

here's a quick story about the car.

It started life in 1981 as a 995 cc 4 spd car.

I bought it 6 years ago, as my first car. Planning was to fit a bigger engine in it (1600) and keep the rest pretty standard.
But as you may have noticed, it's gone a bit out of control..

When I bought it :




Bought rally arches for it (which they used on rally versions)
Needed some gringing and trimming to make it all worthwile to fit.

the car had 12" wheels, now 16' 8J in the front, 8.5 in the rear

bought a rollcage, but when you do that, you can fit the std seatbelts, so you upgrade that aswell... when you're doing that, really need the seats aswell... and so it goes :)

some interior pics :






The car was nearly done last summer. It had 1600cc engine in it, of an 1981'er Escort. With MFI (Bosch K-jetronic).

here are some pics of the engine bay :







I got some 10.5 Taylor Vortex sparkplug wires on there, as they were the only thick ones I could find in black.. worked very well.

With this engine I drove about 1000 miles. I went to Europe's biggest Ford event in the UK. The car didn't perform very well, and I've been tinkeling on it for several months... without succes (no one overhere could help me out with the MFI... )

So when I got a nice offer for the 2.0 Zetec engine, I decided to ditch all the "old" stuff and start over.

Now got the following specs :

2.0 Zetec (Series 3) like you have in the focus
45mm jenvey throttlebodies
MSD alternator
MSD sparkplug wires

Need to get more parts for the engine, but I'm still in the fitting process, so that will all be taken care of, after it's all fitted properly.

6 spd gearbox getrag, with Quaife ATB

need custom driveshafts

Custum alloy radiator

Got Leda shocks (coilovers) on it, for competition use.
Gonna get a custom rearbeam made aswell, to get 2 deg neg. camber on the rear wheels) so the car handles better, and I can get it a bit lower aswell ;)

Wilwood pedalbox (reversed mount)

Wilwood 4 pots on the front

here are some pics of the WIP (engine bay)







been busy with a lot of smoothing under the hood, so i looks like a real mess now LOL

but it'll be all painted matt black.

I also got an alloy valve cover (of the old S1/2 Zetecs) i smoothed that aswell, and removed the oil filler cap ;)

some pics :



I got some alloy pullies made, for th ecamgear drive :



instead of :



fitted onto the engine :




some pics of my fiesta next to a pretty standard fiesta of a friend of my :











That's a brief story about it really.

I could, if you guys like it, get a decent post about it, and update it every week ?

Cheers,

Martein

PS anyone went to the PowerTour this year ? I came over to the US, to drive along the entire tour ! Was a nice time ! (First time in the US [;)]
 

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sport compact car did a write up about lsd install. they ran into the same bearing sourcing issues. they called up a generic bearing supplyer and match some random bearings. they list the bearing part #s in the mag but i dont have it anymore. i think it was a may or june issue.
 

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Martein said:
I could, if you guys like it, get a decent post about it, and update it every week ?
I would really enjoy seeing the progress!

I miss my Fiesta, it was quite a blast to run. I had a friend whose father restored a '67 fastback Mustang but kept the inline six cylinder/automatic drivetrain, he was always so p**ssed because he couldn't keep up with me.
 

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Man, that car is too much! Cool.

"Tea, Coffee, MINERALS"? WTF?
 

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lol cheers man !

It's been quite a while since my last post... Thing is I bought a house, well more of an old warehouse, typical dutch style (from arround 1900) any way, I've been doing all the work to transform it from an drug-house to a proper house, with garage underneath :)

Took a freaking long time, but I'm hoping to live there within a month from now.
So project Fiesta came to a sudden stop, but all for a good cause!

In the mean while i did bought another project... 1928 model A ford. complete for a bargain price! Ditched all the std running gear, engine and stuff, and bought a Lincoln V12 for it :)


I'll update this topic as soon as I move over, promiss !

Martein
 

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lol just stumbled on this thread. My brother had a fiesta (79 or 80 model). He had all the goodies from BAT inc. That thing would fly and it was a blast to drive. That blue car is sic, do you still have it? Good luck with the model A/ Lincoln. Post some pics of it when you can.
 

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Love it..
 

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lol cheers man !

It's been quite a while since my last post... Thing is I bought a house, well more of an old warehouse, typical dutch style (from arround 1900) any way, I've been doing all the work to transform it from an drug-house to a proper house, with garage underneath :)

Took a freaking long time, but I'm hoping to live there within a month from now.
So project Fiesta came to a sudden stop, but all for a good cause!

In the mean while i did bought another project... 1928 model A ford. complete for a bargain price! Ditched all the std running gear, engine and stuff, and bought a Lincoln V12 for it :)


I'll update this topic as soon as I move over, promiss !

Martein
That's awesome. I remember reading this thread a long time ago and this thread is 2 1/2 years old. Love those older Fiestas. The ITBs on the Zetec is da bomb!

Thanks for coming back on and giving us an update! Cool that you remembered your screen name and password [:p]
 
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