Will Pedley Racing – Focus ST170 ITB conversion

Just a quick update and a few pics.

Unfortunately for some reason the paint on the block reacted when I put the final coat of matt black on so rather than return it with a wrinkly block it was out with the Nitromors and time to strip the block:

Fresh primer:

And fresh paint:

Then after cleaning out all the oil galleries etc. it was time to prepare everything for the build:

Quick shot of the fresh hone on the bores:

Then it was time to start the build – fitted the oil squirter jets:

And then went to start laying the crank – however – first bearing out the pack failed inspection and halted progress:

So, as soon as the replacement bearings arrive and subject to them being ok – the build is ready to continue…

Published by Adam Arnold

Adam Arnold is a 20(ish), father & founder of the Smarter Group; a member of CTVF500; Entrepreneur in Residence @ Wolves Uni; SPEED+ Mentor & an #sbs winner.

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  1. Brill write up, fantastic even, so glad that this has been looked at before I venture down this road,

  2. Hi Jonathan,

    Glad you like it – I’ve merely borrowed the content from Will Pedley a means of showing the importance of Search Engine Optimisation – although it is my car!

    If you’re looking to do something like this I would say without hesitation to give him a shout http://www.willpedleyracing.co.uk 🙂

    From your e-mail (which isn’t shown to the masses) can I assume you have a Fiesta? I can only imagine how quick a smaller car would be with this engine :0)


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