Jan 31 2011, 06:29 PM
As some of you on Facebook may have noticed, i've started raising money for Cancer Research UK, by allowwing people to sign my car for a minimum of £1 donation. In two days, i've already made over £30 from about twelve people, some of which donating more than £5.
If you would like to contribute, please send any donation via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org, and i get your name on the car
Thank-you to all that get involved, and I hope to see some good donations.
Also, for anyone interested, my facebook will be constantly updated with photos and info about the car, Search for Curtis Ross Elliott
Jan 31 2011, 09:32 PM
I would like to be famous, so what's your name on facebook
Jan 31 2011, 09:33 PM
March 5th I will tag this s**t up
Jan 31 2011, 09:44 PM
When I get my MR2, I was planning on letting people use paint pens on the wing just because. But maybe I'll do something like this, because that would be awesome.
Also, I'm not sure what the transfer rate is right now, but I'll probably do $5USD or something once I get the chance.
Like this s**t, but life-saving:
Jan 31 2011, 09:57 PM
Kuba, i've edited my first post
Ben, f**k yeah!
Bryce, yeah thats pretty much the original idea i had with chalk, but a) chalk would run in the rain, and
getting one silver pen is a helluva lot cheaper than a full set of colours, esp. for a student
Jan 31 2011, 10:04 PM
Definitely, but I still think it's worth it. Especially in America, people are cheapskates, and if it's not fun enough, they won't bother to participate.
Jan 31 2011, 10:45 PM
I have no cash but it's noble cause and I would love to help
Jan 31 2011, 10:47 PM
You don't need to help by donating to him. You could set out and do something like this yourself. But either way, it's the thought that counts.
Feb 2 2011, 01:50 PM
However donating is easier
Any more interest? please
Feb 2 2011, 03:17 PM
March 5th. I'm there ;D
Feb 3 2011, 02:09 AM
quick update, i have just had an e-mail from my local paper, hoping to do a photoshoot in the near future, so that should increase the publicity ten fold. Also, i will be attended FITP, hopefully on display there, so if anyone wants to donate there rather than via paypal, that would be awesome!
Also, for those of you on facebook, search for Perry the Fiesta does his bit for charity, and you should find a facebook group with a constant feed on how he's doing, how much money we've raised, etc.
Cheers everyone for your support
Feb 3 2011, 02:30 AM
Have you contacted Jalopnik about this? They seem to like heartwarming stories, and this one would fit right in.
Feb 3 2011, 02:32 AM
Very cool, this is a cool idea , it is good to hear it might become something more popular. I think you should keep going , maybe do another thing like it with food
Feb 22 2011, 11:04 AM
Some bastards broke into the car last night. Got in, the door was open, but the alarm must've gone off as the left with nothing.
Feb 22 2011, 12:43 PM
Damn early 90s ford "security"
Feb 23 2011, 02:07 AM
got a bit more back story now. In the lock-up where the car is kept, is a lot more expensive equipment, including a Snap-On trade van, which was the thieves target. 6 figures worth of stuff was nicked, and the thieved hotwired a motorhome that was also in the lockup to kart the loot out of there. It can only be assumed that they tried to use my car as a getaway vehicle, but got into the motorhome first. Although for some reason, they removed all of the wiring from the battery as well as ripping the alarm speaker box out, presumably to shut it up. I found this out after trying to pick up the missus, and the car wouldn't start.
Basically i got off pretty lightly by comparison. A few new locks and possibly an alarm.
Mar 5 2011, 07:19 PM
never ending story...
Perry's dead. Had a heart attack on the motorway last night. i was on the side of the road from 10:45 till about half 2.
Hopefully should be able to source a new engine (possibly a 1.3) for under £150
Mar 5 2011, 07:26 PM
Mar 5 2011, 07:47 PM
already found that one, and a similar one for the same price
Mar 7 2011, 05:23 PM
Mar 7 2011, 05:34 PM
only about 10-20. 60bh[ as opposed to 45-50
Mar 7 2011, 05:39 PM
Mar 7 2011, 06:03 PM
if we even go through with it, may even end up trying to repair it. we don't know the extent of the damage yet :/
Mar 7 2011, 06:06 PM
dude, if you can get a better, newer motor for under 150 then just do it like Nike!
Think about it, thats like the price of 3 or 4 new video games.
Mar 7 2011, 06:11 PM
or the track for this layout I want to build
also, yo perry!
Mar 7 2011, 06:17 PM
who's the cute chick?
Mar 7 2011, 06:59 PM
Mar 7 2011, 07:03 PM
Mar 7 2011, 07:07 PM
Mar 7 2011, 08:33 PM
chris, did i ever tell you i wished my hair could get that straight? <3
Anyway, i've been talking to my grandad, he is still pretty sceptical, would rather get a good look at the engine to see if we can work with it, before we throw a load of cash at the car
Mar 7 2011, 09:26 PM
You mean you'd even consider replacing it without taking a peek first?
Mar 8 2011, 06:39 AM
Buy a v8.
Find someone who knows how to do some fabrication work.
Unleash the power.
Mar 8 2011, 11:29 AM
i think insurance might
notice that one
Mar 9 2011, 02:10 AM
shove a 13bt in ther, would be so cool
Mar 11 2011, 02:49 PM
um... a rotary mazda engine wouldn't just drop into a ford. wiring loom would be completely wrong for a start, then trying to mate the engine to my existing gearbox, not too mention- why am i even entertaining this? NO MITCH! no.
Mar 11 2011, 02:55 PM
Get a lotus twin cam ;D Both kent derived engines
May 9 2011, 01:50 PM
nice photodump for you all
long overdue images of the break-in damage
some photo's from the build
the new engine, excellent condition
old engine out
Perry's proud plinth
and a bonus, perry's made a friend!
not jealous in the slightest!
Hopefully making the final push on tuesday, and will be at fitp ^_^
May 9 2011, 07:44 PM
Gary the GT40?
May 9 2011, 08:57 PM
Can you say engine swap?
May 9 2011, 09:39 PM
QUOTE (Carly. @ May 9 2011, 04:57 PM)
Can you say engine swap?
May 9 2011, 11:01 PM
lol, somehow don't think the 5 litre would mate too well
May 10 2011, 03:33 AM
this is why you MAKE it. faggot.
May 10 2011, 06:28 AM
hye, 13bt arent that big lololol
all you need is engine mounst, rx7 gearbox and a new diff, wiring, thats why you speak to mechaniks
May 30 2011, 09:59 AM
Some more artsy shots for you to mock my lack of photographic prowess
All the gunk away now, and a new lock fitted. Bit rough, but at least i can secure the car now.
All red rear lights, look a bit orange in this shot still, may give them another light coat...
Subtle FiestaGuides Sticker
New Badge, I love how this works with the car, massive improvement
So there you go guys, gotta get low next ^_^
May 30 2011, 10:55 AM
Aren't you glad I suggested and borrowed you the money for that badge?
May 30 2011, 12:25 PM
those badges look great on any ford
Also, why didn't you clean it before you put the new badge on?
May 30 2011, 12:40 PM
gel overlay, just stick it over the existing badge
May 30 2011, 12:45 PM
got much space left on the side??
May 30 2011, 01:54 PM
enough... loads near the bottom cos no-one can be arsed to kneel down and sign, why?
May 30 2011, 02:55 PM
might make a donation abit later on. get mine and a few mates names up there. ill be donating in there name ofcorse lol
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