Double check before you buy a steering wheel quick release, they push the wheel towards you so may be an issue if you are already snug.
“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body. But rather, to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming .... WOW what a ride.”
I'm looking at buying seats and a steering wheel as I want to crack on getting everything mocked up so I can send the chassis for powder coating. I have decided on a Sparco 300mm steering wheel but am now stuck for seats. I was considering the GRP seats package from KitPartsDirect.com but wanted to speak to someone to confirm a few things. I called their number and got an 'invalid number' message, I checked and dialed several times.
I called another number of their website and was given a mobile number by a receptionist (who says they are nothing to do with KitPartsDirect.com) so I called that number an get the 'invalid number' message again. Plus I tried to place an order online and you can't pay online, you have to send a cheque. I don't own a cheque book Does anyone know if they have gone under? if so is there anywhere else that I can buy the seats package below.
I managed to strip my engine and have sent a few bit for powder coating etc. I am using a company to powder coat the rocker cover in a dark red and then carbon fibre dip it. The effect looks amazing.. red carbon fibre. I haven't seen it anywhere else before so looking forward to getting that back.
I have cut out the floor and am fixing with 4mm rivnuts when it's back from powder coating.
I borrowed this idea from kiwicanfly
I knew the focus seats would come in handy for something.
I have drilled the holes but won't be fitting rivnuts untill back from powder coating.
I took my engine to be reconditioned today, they are completely reconditioning everything, regrinding valves & seats,head skim, camshaft regrind, crank regrind with new bearings, new piston rings and rebore, all new seals and gaskets etc. the cost £1,350 + vat. I am taking my time with the build and want to use quality parts only etc so didn't want the engine packing up after the lengthy build. It had better be like a new one at that price.
For 'IVA' I will be buying a NEW gearbox so I can put it on a new plate.
I was thinking the same, a new 2.0 ford engine with bike carbs will give about 170 bhp and come in at almost £2k. I get an extra 50BHP for free and the extra revving of the VTECH. Plus it's easier (and cheaper) to get close to 300BHP with the Type R engine than the focus engine. I get the VAT back as I'm buying everything through my business.. that's already saved me the price of the engine recon!