Nothing too exciting in this weeks video I’m afraid as work hasn’t properly started, but some explanation as to the plan for the car and the parts we
will be using to achieve those goals. Hope you enjoy 😊
Its 7pm (ish) on a Wednesday, so it's new video time! In this weeks video we finish making the 100e a roller again! We make a custom panhard
bar, make brackets for the front suspension components, and finalise the steering setup. For such a mix match of components it has all gone together
surprisingly well and even the ride heights are close enough to make it work so this is the first big milestone ticked off.
Next week we'll be ticking off another milestone, getting the engine and gearbox properly mounted in the car.
Seems I forgot what my own release schedule was when i posted last week, so no engine mountingtoday, instead you get to see me starting work on
repairing the scrap yard fibreglass bonnet. The more I work on this bonnet, the more I have come to realise, it really wasnt as good as it looked in
the photos, and realistically it wasnt worth the "saving" over buying a new one. Having said that, if I had bought a new one then I
wouldnt have had much I could get on with while the car is still at my mates, so in a way, it has been quite nice to have this to focus on during the
weekday evenings when i cant get over to work on the rest of the car.
You are right of course, but it was a case of I don’t have any gel coat so wasn’t going to do a proper repair and i thought it was worth trying. Long
run i expect I’ll change this bonnet, and possibly sooner if I have issues with it.
Was out at a local car meet last night so didn’t get chance to share the link to this weeks video until now. In this one I finish off repairing the
bonnet and get both boot and bonnet painted ready to go on the car. I am pretty happy with the results too, when I was painting them I had my
concerns but now its all dried it is looking pretty good. Sure, if I got out some 1500 grit wet and dry and wet sanded them it would look a lot
better, but I don't think it justifies going to that extreme, especially as I am likely going to replace the bonnet in the future anyway.
It's that time of the week again! In this weeks video the Turbo Pinto setup gets thrown in the general direction of the 100e's engine bay
and we take a look to see where it lands. All in all, it wasnt too bad, the transmission mount was simpler than expected as all the bits we needed to
bolt in the one I bought were already fitted to the car, but the engine mounts didnt go quite as smoothly...
This weeks video is a bit shorter than normal, but I wanted to try a new style of video and see what you all think. I wont do every video like this,
but I have another, longer fabrication video in the works that I intend to do in this style, but I wont if you hate it! So make sure you give me some
feedback so I have chance to change next weeks video if I need to!
In this video, we make some custom billet parts especially for making things fit the Ford Prefect 100e project car. It never ceases to amaze me how
many hours go into things like this, but the end result is worth it.
In this weeks video we build a new tube front end for the Ford 100e Prefect project car as unfortunately the last setup was removed before we bought
the car. Plus side is we get to build it how we want! With that complete we finally have something we can mount the radiators too - Yes, for those who
arent familiar with the previous car, we have 2 rads in this setup! - as well as get the bodywork on at least a little bit straighter than it was
It seems a very long time ago that I first drove down to view this car for it to only now be coming home, but that's because it was at my good
friends Steve Walford Motorsports until now. Now that the major bits of work that Steve is helping with are done, it is time for the 100e Prefect to
come home and for me to get started on fitting all the parts I have been gathering for it. In this video I set about tackling the boot lid fitment,
which doesn't sound like it should be that difficult, but it was far more complicated then it should have been. Also get one of the kirkey seats
fitted so can start working out where everything else is going to live!
That's a question I see my self asking a lot over the coming weeks, so first thing first better formulate a plan! I need to work out where
everything is going to live, and of course, the plan I had in my mind looks like it isn't going to work out. Still, in this weeks video we make
lots of progress, the pedal box is in, the battery is in, the handbrake is half in, we make a CAD template for one of the two switch panels, and even
make plans for plumbed in fire extinguisher!
Now, where does this bit go? That's a question I see my self asking a lot over the coming weeks, so first thing first better formulate a plan! I
need to work...
It's that time of the build where I want to start building a completely custom wiring harness for the 100e, but not old is there a lot of wiring
in this video, I receive a very generous gift from a subscriber! First up though is making FIVE battery leads, 1 ground, 1 to the FIA battery cut off,
1 to the bulk head connector, 1 to the alternator and last but not least, 1 to the starter! With those out the way it is time to turn attention to
the main fuse board, which leads on to the fancy start button set up I want to use! It really is never ending this stuff.
In amongst all the work I have been doing on the wiring, I have been doing small periods of work on other bits and pieces to try and keep me sane!
This video is a collection of the work I did on the turbo and the intake manifold setups and I am very pleased with the results. The new (used) Subaru
TD05 turbo exhaust housing is in immaculate condition and was well worth buying as it fits the new turbo, and everything else perfectly. If only the
inlet manifold was as good a buy! I am still in shock by not only how dirty it was but that I found so much crap inside it! Yes, I know, it a youtube
video and if I was sat watching someone else's video where this happened, I would think it is fake too, but I swear its real. I am half tempted
to message the eBay seller I bought it off and find out if they had engine problems though. In a way I am thankful it was so dirty because if it
wasn't I might have just bolted it on and run it as it was, and would have destroyed my engine!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRXq5IKLOUs - Making a wiring loom from scratch is hard work and takes a lot of planning, but it will be totally worth
it when it is all done! As well as working on the wiring I install new switch panel and centre console, some of my intellitronix gauges and my
Thanks Golfedrocks, sorry i missed your comment before! Glad you are enjoying the videos
In this video the main focus is getting the wiring finished! To that end, we set about installing our megasquirt ecu in to the 1958 Prefect 100e Pinto
Turbo Project Car. It's a setup we used previously on the kit car build, but the looms a mess, but not because we did a bad job last time, oh
no, we were smart, we knew it was going to be pulled out and go into something else, so what we did was extend our brand new loom so when we pulled it
it out we still had a completely new loom to work with on the new car, and it was totally worth it! We also get a little bit of plumbing done while we
are at it, and the car is really coming together well.
ALSO, I will be doing a Q&A video in the coming weeks, so if you have any questions you want me to answer in that, just let me know
In this video we modify parts to make them work on the 1958 Ford Prefect 100e Pinto Turbo Project Car. First up is the compressor housing of our new
turbo which needs a boost take off for the wastegate, then we take the cleanest completely original Ford Pinto EFI fuel rail we have ever seen, and
cut it up! Talking of cutting things up, we cut up the steering column support too! In the end though, we make everything better and the car is
getting closer to the point where we take it all apart again...
I've not been looking forward to making the brake and fuel hardlines I have to say, and I wasn't wrong! Despite that, so far so good, the
they've come out looking nice, though I haven't pressure tested the plumbing yet so it could still be a disaster!
NEW VIDEO LIVE NOW - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG751u6WRq0 - In this video I am mostly cutting up tube and sticking it together with unicorns
because (a) my welder is broken and (b) I suck at welding anyway! The end results though, well, I am very happy with them and cannot wait to get them
properly welded up!
This weeks video we take the first step towards the final build of the 1958 Ford Prefect Turbo Pinto project car build by removing the Volvo 940 axle
and giving it the clean and paint we should have probably done months ago! While we are at it though we fit brand new brake discs, refurbished Volvo 2
pot calipers (Thank you again to my mate Richy for the super refurb!), and a new handbrake cable from the ever helpful team at
https://www.skandix.de/en/ As I was doing all that, it seemed silly to put the Volvo steelies back on, so I finally get round to fitting the custom
wheel spacers from superforma and try the RenaultSport Clio 197 17' alloy wheels on for size. Sure they need a refurb, but man do they look the
part! Cannot wait to get them refurbished and fitted with the bigger tyres we are going for!
FINALLY! It seems both an eternity and only 5 minutes ago that I called Steve Walford Motorsport to discuss modifying these calipers to fit the kit
far setup, and then just after they were done plans changed and we started the ball rolling in the 100e instead! How does this relate to the 100e?
Well we carried the uprights over from the kit car, and the wheels, and so the brakes should drop straight on just like we intended, and boy, are they
gonna look good!