Unfortunately, its not good news.... the company I was using has been having problems over the last few months and has gone into liquidation. Such a shame has his bodywork skills were brilliant.
The good news, is that the car is being shipped to Sly today for him to finish. Im hoping the list to finish is short, but will see once Sly gets the car.
-wire in dash (maybe some dash and ignition parts) - new loom should be complete
-front brakes need attention
-new steering wheel required
-make it work
driving it back from Caffeine & Machine had some issues. Post failure, found low compression on cylinder 4, so took the decision that the pinto engine just wasnt up to the task. Queue the music
Decide ZETEC 2l was a much better option, so a friend and I started doing some research and figured what could possibly go wrong. So I have bought a donor Ford Focus ST170, we have stripped both engines and gearboxes off the cars and ordered round 1 of 2 of parts for the conversion. Round 1 gets the and the new 5 speed gearbox into the car. Round 2 will get it running with the added benefit of throttlebodies.
Do South African ones come with heavy duty bodyshell which was for export builds? They were also used for the UK Twin-cam and BDA engined cars and designated B49. Later on, when the Mexico was introduced, there bodyshell was also upgraded...