Is that the stock Ford inertia sensor? I had problems with mine popping going over small bumps. If SVA doesn't require it and you are okay with the fuel pump still running when you go over railroad crossings, lop it off the wire harness (splicing the wires, though;) )
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I know they are available, there's some dudes selling them on fleabag for £700... link here
I've also seen the 1.6 and duratec flavours on there too, so they MUST be available direct from Ford, or at least the info of where to get them from (presumably at a reduced price to the £700 on fleabog).
I would therefore assume that you would be able to get the info direct from Ford.
Their component sales details are;
Ford Component Sales Ford Motor Company Ford Component Sales Ltd. Warley Central Office Room GB 1/555 Eagle Way, Warley Brentwood Essex CM13 3BW United Kingdom Tel: ++44 (0)1277 251277 Fax: ++44 (0)1277 252168 Email: email@example.com
Response from my email,,,
Sales Enquiries: 1. This is an acknowledgement of receipt of your email 2. You will receive additional information if there are any issues with your request. 3. You will receive a formal response to your enquiry, if requested. Your principal contact is: Pat Webb Pwebb2@ford.com Tel: 01277 251277
Got an email response from them. They do NOT deal with the public and do NOT supply engines. On to the next avenue of information. I have the bit between my teeth now
ha54sym, The engine is not new but has many new parts. It will more than likely get replaced with a non Ford unit if I keep the kit so I saw no point in fitting new motor.
There are many new 1.8 and 2.0 Zetecs available as Ford produced surplus engines when Bridgend finished production. I think +2,000 'Crate' engines were available. There are two sellers on ebay that have them and I believe Mtech now supply them with Megasquirt and throttle body options.
The kit isn't far from completion now so roll on the paperwork
Cheers dude, I'll have a look into it. It looks nice and narrow :-) loving the build by the way,your build quality looks like it could be a production car. Prob going to steal a few of your ideas :-) hope you don't mind.
If you hit it with a hammer and it still does not work - you have an electrical problem
Hello Joker, have you done much with the car lately? Not that I am desperate to see some more photos or anything? On another side, the steering rack, engine mount covers etc have you drawn these on CAD and fabricated them or just made them from parts you have adapted? Keep up the good work as this looks like a very special build. Cheers Ian
Joker, Nice looking build. Have you got it up and running and worked out how the correct cooling is done for the 2.0 ? The reason I ask, is that I have gone through 2 engines, due to overheating, and as its starting to get warmer, im about to remove the last dud engine, and start again. Do you have a diagram as to how you have routed all the pipes ? The problem with mine, was that after harsh throttle, it dumped all the water from the tank.
Sorry for my late reply but I've been busy building!!
Most covers on the car are adaptations of parts from other vehicles....no CAD work here (yet).
Ref cooling....I have now fitted a thermostat and balance pipe but I'm not sure if the later is absolutely necessary. The car does get to temperature and the fan cuts-in nicely and overuns when the ignition is off. I can only think that you have a rubber (collapsible) pipe on your connection to the pump. I did this at first and noticed that it was sucking it flat when on part throttle!