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    1. 09-13-2009 05:06 AM #1
      Hi all,
      I've been a member for a while, I'm based in London and have a project on the go to mount a Mk5 R32 Engine and drivetrain into a Ford Fiesta. I'm not sure if you get those in the states yet, but you soon will.

      Here's the latest:

      The front end and floor pan is in.

      It took me a day of measuring, I'm sure it could have been done in less time, however I wanted everything to be perfect.


      The Golf floor pan sits 13mm above the bottom of the sill lip, exactly where the Fiesta pan did.

      Detail at base of A pillar. This is absolutely crucial for rigidity and safety. There are a further 3 seams behind this fillet, and each has been painstakingly joined to a reinforcement panel I added to the Fiesta sill/A pillar base. (Ingore the 'blobby' welding on the rusty metal - that is a temporary support post which will be removed)

      The Fiesta outer wings have to be notched to sit around the Golf turrets. The bottom of the Fiesta bonnet also required a little modification to sit flush.

      There's a fair bit of work ahead around the front inner wings, and infill pieces on the bulkhead.

      And the rest of the blog:
      http://www.mwstewart.co.uk/art...tab-8/


    2. 09-14-2009 02:57 AM #2
      Ford Fiesta? r32 looks much better...

    3. 09-22-2009 12:10 AM #3
      Awesome.. looking forward to seeing more.
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      11-26-2009 03:57 PM #4
      Nice! I really hope you finish it! It should be quite a fun car to drive when done!

      All that AWD torque in a feather-like car (as compared to R32)!!

      You better four wheel drift it every chance you get!


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      11-27-2009 12:12 AM #5
      Quote, originally posted by acincys »

      You better four wheel drift it every chance you get!

      not very easy to pull off in a front wheel biased car.


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      11-27-2009 03:38 AM #6
      That's true. There are aftermarket haldex controllers out there though.

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      11-27-2009 12:19 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by acincys »
      That's true. There are aftermarket haldex controllers out there though.

      that doesnt change the bias. they just make the car transfer power sooner.


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      11-27-2009 06:18 PM #8
      Oh.. That should help with breaking the rear wheels loose on slippery road surfaces anyway, no..?

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      12-04-2009 12:00 PM #9
      Wow, that's a crazy project!

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      12-04-2009 06:00 PM #10
      Ummmmmm.... sleeper

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      12-15-2009 06:49 PM #11
      fREE bUMP for the best thread in months

    12. 02-21-2010 12:18 PM #12
      Any progress...

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