This page is dedicated to the Ford Duratec DHE420 engine and my attempt to install it in the Mk1 Ford Fiesta.
Built the dashboard up this month and did some more work to the wiring.
Finished off the dashboard wiring.
Received the drive shaft from Commercial Propshaft Services, and did some more work to the dashboard mounts. Fitted the Titans to the engine following the Cosworth Caterham build manual procedures. And there's a video of the dashboard being put through its paces.
Fitted the gear selector cables. And videos of the injectors and sparks working for the first time. And I changed the cam cover for one that house fixings for the COPs. Changed the throttle position sensor for the 5110-130 sprung shaft type for the Titans (The one shown in the picture is the RP5130-130 from Active Sensors. The 5130 does not have a sprung shaft and is therefore not suitable.)
This month the car was trailered to SFS to have a fitting session for the water hoses, and the new driveshaft arrived, plus I aligned the crank sensor pulley.
This month I realised that I couldn't use the BC trilobe housing, as it simply didn't seat correctly in the gearbox, and I sourced a hose for the hydraulic clutch.
This month I modifed the rear brake pad back plates to allow them to fit against the brake disks.
This month the car was tuned on the rolling road, and it produced 200bhp.
I splashed out on a Quaife Sequential Gearbox in February, I must be mad, as it required modified front suspension, and a bit more wiring!