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    Ford Fiesta MY01 1.25 LX

    I did it! I just bought myself Fiesta that will become dedicated track car - regardless of success or power, I expect heaps of fun!



    Its the first step, loooooooooooooooooong way to go before it gets anywhere, but it drives, everything works, tax and NCT still valid - so road legal car.

    Tomorrow, I will start stripping it down, remove any and every weight, including powersteering, aircons, ABS, etc. First to remove everything, go for trackday, then start adding stuff that should help with handling and braking:)

    Really excited about my new project!

    Specs(not sure about these, but think google is correct):
    Ford Fiesta 2001 LX
    1.25 Zetec Engine
    75hp
    FWD
    Has annoying radio(not for long, anyone wants to buy?)
    Handbrake works
    Pulls nicely and evenly all way up through RPM

    Lets see where this takes me:)

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    Speaking of which, anyone got any decent race seat? One and cheap will be plenty :)

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    What size waste are you
    I have 2 sparco seats but i think it was a greyhound that was driving the car
    IT TOOK ME FOOKING 3 YEARS TO WORK OUT HOW TO PUT THIS SMALL BIT OF TEXT HERE!!!!!

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    I wear 34 waist trousers

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    Just a suggestion but before you go mad with modding it for track, have you looked into the fiesta endurance challenge that mondello run every year? It’s supposed to be great craic and a great entry into racing, mods to the car are kept minimal - you need a roll cage, racing seat and other safety stuff but apart from that, wheels and tyres, the rest is stock enough - you could go mad with it after that. Details are on the mondello website

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    Yes Fozzy, thats the reason why I bought this car - not only endurance but Zetec Championship as well, the requirements are identical to entry, so plan is to build it throughout this season, learn how to drive it, make Racer Licence, and try to qualify for next years Zetec championship, Zetec endurance, and/or future classics - will see how it goes, but thats the plan at least:)

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    Im a 32 and its tight so id say you will struggle wit it
    IT TOOK ME FOOKING 3 YEARS TO WORK OUT HOW TO PUT THIS SMALL BIT OF TEXT HERE!!!!!

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    yea, that sound like very tight fit...

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    That’s me out too so for seat

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    He has 2 seats Gary. You can always join them together. One for each cheek

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    I had a 1L petrol one of these as my first car. Had to really push it to its limit to get any power. Big fun but painfully slow when you needed power. Best of luck. You have 0.2 more litres than me though!
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    Nice well done

    Will be great crack with out having to worry bout it to much

    1.25 zetec a good engine

    Is this coz of staying up till 4am Watching Gt40s and Cobras battling it out

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    Well done lad. Delighted to see you take the plunge. No stopping you now! 😂😂😂. Tidy car too, and handles very well. You will have a ball in it! What day have you picked for your first outting? Im booked in for the 16th April
    Point it and shoe it!

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    Best of luck with it look forward to the updates and progress . Keep a log of the costs involved as a lot of lads would be intrested in this depending on costs
    colin, richard, bertie, frank, gone but not forgotten.

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    Sheriff: Supposedly the Zetec engine is much better than the 1.0 engine, we shall see tho:)

    Ciaran: You bet! you and your damn porn made me do this!

    Martin: No day yet, I was hoping to be able to make it 2nd April, but given the fact that I blocked my back today, I didnt really do any work on the car yet, so I guess maybe the 16th April will be more suitable and will give me little more time to prep the car.

    Scooby: That is great idea, I will deffo keep them bills so there is some overview of how expensive it is to get into semi serious tracking

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    Good stuff man fair play 😃 thought had crossed my mind once or twice too, be interested to see the costs and stuff myself also. Looking forward to the read man 👍

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    Still havent started the build, but hopefully this long weekend will have 1 nice day where I can start.

    I started thinking of what will most likely need to be done outside of stripping.

    First, I will probably need to upgrade to some proper tyres. Those are important
    Second will probably be suspension upgrade - something that will stiffen the car and maybe even sets it a tad bit lower
    Third will have to be brakes. Will see how the car will perform with current setup(calipers front, drums back) and then upgrade for braided lines, high temperature fluid and proper pads. Will see how car performs then and if I am not happy then upgrade rear drums to rotors

    In the meantime, I will have to fix some rust issues on the car, its just surface, but still needs attention(more in pictures), planning to do a wrap and possibly some nice stickers to make the car stand out.

    Performance wise - not yet sure, but catalyst will go out first thing, probably get better sounding high-flow exhaust and maybe intake could help, but the options here are very limited.

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