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April 5th, 2016, 2:19 am #26

The plastic around the edges of the filler.
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April 5th, 2016, 7:56 am #27

And the plastic returned to normal? That is strange...

Did it affect the acrylic filler at all?
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April 5th, 2016, 2:51 pm #28

I could not detect any detrimental effect to the acrylic filler. I hope to get back down there after-while to put some more filler over the repaired areas. It is too cold and windy outside to do any gardening. :whistle:
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April 5th, 2016, 2:57 pm #29

I know that the acrylic filler withstood the DOT-3 nicely, until the 7th trip into it. At that point it started to develop pinholes and fissures....and of course they didn't show up until long after the paint was laid down. :fight: :banghead:
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February 19th, 2018, 12:40 am #30

I am trying to work on this one and get it finished while I am also working on the MAGNUMSRT8RPU to get it finished, while I am also trying to get a decent paint job on a '54 Ford Convertible for my wife and get it finished.  Anyway back to the Escort.  Once I placed the engine into the frame rails I discovered the Firefighter headers were too tight and would not fit.  I looked through my parts box and could not find anything that would work.  Sort of thought of going curbside with it, but I knew it would just not look right without some nice dumps under the frame.  Last night I took some flat stock, drilled out a semblance of exhaust port spacing, glued them to the block and began bending solder to fit.  I actually surprised myself with what I came up with.


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February 19th, 2018, 1:13 am #31

Nice looking headers, I'm gonna have to try that myself one day!

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February 21st, 2018, 4:08 am #32

OH Wow Ricky...this thing is totally cool!  The headers turned out nice, looking forward to seeing this one when finished!
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March 1st, 2018, 12:24 am #33

Looking swell so far Ricky!.... How’s she coming along? Any updates?


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March 3rd, 2018, 12:59 am #34

None at the present time.  I have now finally got a decent paint job on the 54 Convertible, hope to get it polished and put together in the very near future.  Then I will attempt a paint job on the Escort for the 3rd or 4th time.  After that it should not take too much longer to get it on the display shelf.
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March 16th, 2018, 1:08 pm #35

Nice job on the headers, I'll have to remember to do that if I ever come up with the need to, so far I've been lucky to find some that fit on whatever build I'm doing.
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