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Re: 1973 Granada/Consul Coupe v6

Posted: Thu 27 Oct 2016, 19:24
by motor1
This is looking good, that colour is spot on

Re: 1973 Granada/Consul Coupe v6

Posted: Fri 28 Oct 2016, 09:24
by thegoodcount
motor1 wrote:This is looking good, that colour is spot on
thanks!

Re: 1973 Granada/Consul Coupe v6

Posted: Sun 08 Jan 2017, 15:15
by thegoodcount
Work has been kicking my ass ... lost my phone and a ton of "update" pictures.

... but she is almost there !

Wiring is pretty much done ... and hooray! The RFID / Start button system works perfectly!

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Just the power steering pump to add and all should be sorted ... but now i need to relocate the fuel pressure regulator :(

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New MSD Blaster 2 Coil and Street Fire ignition box sitting all cosy

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... Will hopefully get a LOT done in the next few weeks and take her for the first drive - will post more pics.

Re: 1973 Granada/Consul Coupe v6

Posted: Sun 08 Jan 2017, 18:13
by johan wepener
Very nice indeed :D

I can imagine all the effort and cost going into your project.

Please, consider to stick with normal exhaust pipe(s) exiting at the back in stead of side pipes

blasting from the side of the vehicle.

Just my piece of worthless personal subjective advice.


Johan

Re: 1973 Granada/Consul Coupe v6

Posted: Sun 08 Jan 2017, 20:53
by thegoodcount
johan wepener wrote:Very nice indeed :D

I can imagine all the effort and cost going into your project.

Please, consider to stick with normal exhaust pipe(s) exiting at the back in stead of side pipes

blasting from the side of the vehicle.

Just my piece of worthless personal subjective advice.


Johan
You will be pleased to know that I have decided to keep the pipe flow as is with rear exit ... The side pipes just would not work

Re: 1973 Granada/Consul Coupe v6

Posted: Mon 27 Mar 2017, 01:13
by thegoodcount
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Re: 1973 Granada/Consul Coupe v6

Posted: Mon 24 Apr 2017, 11:31
by thegoodcount
stance all settled and sorted now.

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Re: 1973 Granada/Consul Coupe v6

Posted: Mon 14 Oct 2019, 12:27
by thegoodcount
99.5% done ... break down as follows:

Engine:

Ford 3.0 Essex v6 (Blue Block)
- Uprated heads (redone)
- .40 thou high compression pistons
- 4 barrel genuine Ford MUSCLE intake
- Holley 390CFM 4 Barrel Carburettor (fully rebuilt)
- Kent V63 Fast Road Cam (276°)
- Aluminium rocker covers
- New lifters
- New springs
- Edelbrock filter and pan
- MSD Streetfire ignition system
- MSD leads
- Bosch Electronic Distributor
- Holley RED electric fuel pump
- Fuel pressure regulator
- New gaskets
- New welsh plugs
- New belts
- New sparkplugs
- New oil filter
- Modified hi torque alternator
- Re-Cored radiator
- 12” push/pull electric fan (on a switch in the dashboard but also connected to the new thermostat)
- Billet thermostat housing
- Double diaphragm brake booster (built by Wingate)
- Custom Brake Pressure Reservoir
- Ford Type 9 5-speed box (fully rebuilt with stronger gears)
- Quaife quick shift gear lever
- New LUK clutch and pressure plate
- NOS TNT Headers (3 into 1)
- 76mm Powerflow full stainless steel exhaust
- Honeywell pressure sensor and ProSport Heat sensor (engine has been tapped to house these sensors to work with the Race technology Dash 2)
- Race Technology DASH 2 Display
- Entire car has been rewired front to back
- New Deep cycle Battery (relocated to the boot)

Steering / Suspension / Brakes

- Rebuilt power steering from Granada mk2,
- Rebuilt steering rack,
- MIishimoto power steering reservoir
- New plumbing
- Rebuilt front and rear suspension
- Polyurethane bushes through out
- New shocks
- New compressed springs
- New front discs with refurbished callipers
- New brake pads
- New well bearings
- Rebuilt and skimmed rear brake drums and new shoes

Interior:

- New Carpets
- Full custom reupholstered seats in the classic LeMans/Porsche Singer style
- Porsche 944 "tombstone" front seats
- New headliner
- New door cards
- New rubbers through out
- Dash refurbished
- MOMO Steering
- Dual USB 5v ports in dash
(Please note that the original VDO gauge cluster has been refurbished and also comes with the car)

Exterior:

- Bare metal refurb of the body
- All rust removed and new sheet metal replaced
- Custom spray paint by Automotive Art / DEKRO (Africa) in Ford Stealth Grey
- Complete chrome delete and all trim powder coated in black
- Rear bumper frenched and smoothed out
- Number plate relocated to bottom left
- New tail light lenses
- Rechromed and refurbished head lights
- LED Bar spotlights
- Daystar Polyurethane Hood Pins
- New wiper blades
- Refurbished wiper arms

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Re: 1973 Granada/Consul Coupe v6

Posted: Mon 14 Oct 2019, 13:00
by bmwmaniac
That looks ace, welldone

Re: 1973 Granada/Consul Coupe v6

Posted: Mon 14 Oct 2019, 13:24
by thegoodcount
bmwmaniac wrote:
Mon 14 Oct 2019, 13:00
That looks ace, welldone
Thanks!!!!