The Recaro Fiesta - the rebuild begins

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The Recaro Fiesta - the rebuild begins

Postby knuckles on Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:24 pm

Hello all,

Work began today on the Recaro fiesta which i have brought from adrian. I have now got a Rs turbo engine ready to fit and a mint T2...

Today i basically refitted the black pannels at the back and clipped all the looms back into place, generally worked out where everything was... etc.

Also removed the old front brake calipers as these are being replaced with 4x4 cosworths when mondy alloys are fitted.

It Started to get dark before i could clean the engine bay - will try to get that done tomorrow.

The car still needs certain water hoses and boost hoses. Also need to fit new brakes all round.

Apart from that im glad with the progress so far and cant wait to drive this car .... :wink:

The long awaited pics : :P

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Pic before i began this morning

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Inside full of bits and bobs....


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Scary wiring - 2 imobilisers, cat1 alarm and fan overide wiring.


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Huge door pods - unsure if im gonna keep.


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Engine bay before i started

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Another pic....

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Rs turbo Lump :Q

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T2 with manifold :oooh:

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Engine sitting in bay waiting for fitting. Lifted car and slid under for time being.

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Close up of engine.

Tomorrow im collecting the front and rear bumpers and rs turbo bonnet. All in white :P

Knuckles :D
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Postby jayrs on Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:34 pm

looking sweet mate, i'll sort ya them bits we talked about on msn.
anything else let me know mate
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Postby heeman10 on Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:37 pm

I'm glad we'll be kept up to date with progress, really chuffed someone's taken this on :)
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Postby knuckles on Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:41 pm

Well i thought .... if i cant afford a Fiesta Rs , Build one :lol:
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Postby jayrs on Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:52 pm

good idea mate, that way you can do it how you like :)
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Postby heeman10 on Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:56 pm

knuckles wrote:Well i thought .... if i cant afford a Fiesta Rs , Build one :lol:

I had similar plans! ;) It's all yours and you'll know the car inside out, great way to do things :)
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Postby chris-fiesta on Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:55 am

looking brill m8, something i would love to do but dont have the space..

keep us posted and best of luck with everythin :Q

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Postby Brammer on Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:20 am

Getting there mate, but you could have given the engine bay a real good clean whilst it was empty,,,, just make it look mint, but good work :wink:
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Postby Ghost on Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:48 am

chris-fiesta wrote:looking brill m8, something i would love to do but dont have the space..


neither does he :lol: :lol:

get on with it mate my car is getting wet :P :lol:
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Postby NeoMagic on Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:01 am

Well done mate glad to see it coming along. Will it be ready for the next FITP?
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Postby Superal on Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:04 pm

Ghost wrote:
chris-fiesta wrote:looking brill m8, something i would love to do but dont have the space..


neither does he :lol: :lol:

get on with it mate my car is getting wet :P :lol:


Can mine move in when this is out :lol: :D :bonkers:
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Postby Xr_Dub on Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:16 pm

i hope your keeping the car white,
good stuff :Q
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Postby ~nomad~ on Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:39 pm

awesome stuff, sorry I couldnt make it over in the end mate, the day just ran extra long :(
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Postby chris-fiesta on Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:55 pm

Ghost wrote:
chris-fiesta wrote:looking brill m8, something i would love to do but dont have the space..


neither does he :lol: :lol:

get on with it mate my car is getting wet :P :lol:


nice of you to let him use the garage tho, sure clark appreciates it :wink:
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Postby MarkRS2K on Sun Nov 19, 2006 5:38 pm

looks good mate, those small speakers for sale? pm me if they are :)
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Postby russ_si on Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:01 pm

Nice work mate hope you didnt have to many problems.

Hope it will be done for FITP would be nice to see it.
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Postby XRMike on Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:06 pm

Wow, ive only just noticed this thread. Best of luck with it. :)
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Postby jayrs on Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:27 pm

might be worth slipping a nice new cluch on before fitting that engine mate.
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Postby Cellze on Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:18 pm

:D Looking Good mate, should be round next week if you still need a hand, been having my own problems this weekend :x

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Postby knuckles on Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:24 pm

Another update....

Drove up to leicester today to pick up some more parts for the recaro.

Wiper motor with linkages,
Indicator stalks
Bonnet pull with cable and latch
Front rs bumper , rear Rs bumper
Rs turbo bonnet ....

Cheers tanjaz :wink:

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Got rid of those horible bonnet pins :D

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Starting to look like a car again. I will make sure this will be at fitp07.

I really do apriecate the garage space adam has let me use. Yes the car is staying white. :P
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Postby jayrs on Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:36 pm

so you dont need the cables etc that i was getting for ya now then mate :P :lol: :lol:
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Postby tanjaz on Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:31 pm

glad you got back ok mate. car looks nice mate should be good when its done. if ya want the other bits we have spoke about will be nice to seeit in the flesh if ya want them delivered.
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Postby chris-fiesta on Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:02 am

starting to look good now m8..

mondy rims looked mint on the 2i the other nite mate but hope they will be going on this one :Q

btw what will you be doing with the red one?
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Postby knuckles on Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:56 pm

chris-fiesta wrote:starting to look good now m8..

mondy rims looked mint on the 2i the other nite mate but hope they will be going on this one :Q

btw what will you be doing with the red one?


Thanks for all your comments. :D

Mondeo rims will be going on the turbo once its running. The Xr2i will be for sale once i have took a few bits from it , mainly the recaro seats, electric mirrors and the stereo. Gonna hope to get around £500 for it , as its got a years mot and tax on it.
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Postby ant pittaway on Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:13 pm

great pics mate, nice little project you have there :)
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Postby Choosey on Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:21 pm

Glad to see it's been kept in the FT family by someone who will look after it and bring it back to it's former glory. Wonder if Ade will be posting in here soon?! :lol:
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Postby AW3K on Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:51 am

nice one mate :)

will have to help with some turbo guides :p

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Re: The Recaro Fiesta

Postby stu2i on Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:49 pm

hi m8 if your thinkin on get,n rid of the door pods al buy them off you no probz m8 stu2i email me at smcsporran@hotmail.co.uk
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Postby demolition_man on Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:32 pm

lookin good mate, i'd keep the door pods they look pretty cool.
I've always wondered how is it "The Recaro fiesta" as opposed to a normal RST? Was it a demo car or something?
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Postby knuckles on Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:54 am

demolition_man wrote:I've always wondered how is it "The Recaro fiesta" as opposed to a normal RST? Was it a demo car or something?


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This is how it was when adrian owned it. :P
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Postby Smo on Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:12 am

That still doesn't explain it though :P

Unless it really was just because of a sunstrip and some decals on the side skirts? :-?

I've wondered this myself in the past actually :lol:
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Postby knuckles on Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:48 pm

Smo wrote:That still doesn't explain it though :P


Well ask adrian why it is then .... :P

All i know is that it has been featured in magazines and on here as the recaro fiesta, and thats how its staying. :)
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Postby Smo on Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:36 pm

knuckles wrote:
Smo wrote:That still doesn't explain it though :P


Well ask adrian why it is then .... :P

I wasn't the one who initially asked :P

Just thought I'd add my curiosity :bonkers: :lol:
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Postby knuckles on Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:30 am

UPDATE : 21/12/06

The Engine is in ! :D

I would like to say a big thank you to Ghost for putting up with my moaning lately and also for keeping all my stuff in the garage. Amongst all his own troubles he found time to fit it with me on this very cold day.

Well today at around 1.30pm we quickly removed the gear box from the bay, cv joints were bit of a pain which led to spilt gearbox oil everywhere.

Next up bolted it up to the engine.

Then lifted into the bay with crane. Went in 1st time no trouble.... :P By this time we had to use a torch to bolt up the mounts.

Sorry but no pics of progress as both of out gloves were caked in gearbox oil and cv grease, I went home smelling of it when i had been under the car. :x

Nomad has sorted me with the last few pieces to get this running. Radiator, Roose hoses, charge carrier & some interior , parcel shelf , carpet , rear door cards.

Last few bits needed to get it on the road : Full stainless mongoose exhaust, Samco turbo hoses, few gaskets , filters etc.

Cheers
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Postby Smo on Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:34 am

Cool, good work! :)

Shouldn't take you too long to get it running now :bonkers:

Get some pics up when you can :D
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