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Curtis



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 curtisrosselliott@gmail.com, and i get your name on the car smile2.gif

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
Kubason
I would like to be famous, so what's your name on facebook laugh.gif
Ben.H
March 5th I will tag this s**t up
Carly.
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. smile2.gif

Like this s**t, but life-saving:

Curtis
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 cool2.gif getting one silver pen is a helluva lot cheaper than a full set of colours, esp. for a student
Carly.
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.
Kevin
I have no cash but it's noble cause and I would love to help sad.gif smile2.gif
Carly.
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. smile2.gif Sort of....
Curtis
However donating is easier xd.gif Any more interest? please
DMC-12
March 5th. I'm there ;D
Curtis

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 smile2.gif
Carly.
Have you contacted Jalopnik about this? They seem to like heartwarming stories, and this one would fit right in.
Helmasaur King
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
Curtis


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.
DMC-12
Damn early 90s ford "security" sad.gif
Curtis
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.
Curtis
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
DMC-12
You will do, If I'm not mistaken this should fit?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ford-KA-1-3-Endura-P...e#ht_1095wt_905
Curtis
already found that one, and a similar one for the same price
Mkid
moar power?
Curtis
only about 10-20. 60bh[ as opposed to 45-50
Mkid
still better toothygrin.gif
Curtis
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 :/
Mkid
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.
DMC-12
or the track for this layout I want to build gasp.gif

also, yo perry!
Mkid
who's the cute chick?
DMC-12
cool2.gif hehehehe
Mkid
LOL
Unox.
feggots
Curtis
chris, did i ever tell you i wished my hair could get that straight? <3

NO HOMO!

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
DMC-12
You mean you'd even consider replacing it without taking a peek first? toung.gif
J.red
Buy a v8.
Find someone who knows how to do some fabrication work.
Unleash the power.
Curtis
i think insurance might notice that one xd.gif
Noodles
shove a 13bt in ther, would be so cool
Curtis
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.
DMC-12
Get a lotus twin cam ;D Both kent derived engines toothygrin.gif
Curtis
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 ^_^
Ben.H
Gary the GT40?
Carly.
Can you say engine swap?
Mkid
QUOTE (Carly. @ May 9 2011, 04:57 PM) *
Can you say engine swap?


This.

lmao
Curtis
lol, somehow don't think the 5 litre would mate too well xd.gif
stancemaster
this is why you MAKE it. faggot.
Noodles
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
Curtis
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 ^_^
Ben.H


Aren't you glad I suggested and borrowed you the money for that badge?
DMC-12
those badges look great on any ford toung.gif

Also, why didn't you clean it before you put the new badge on? gasp.gif
Curtis
gel overlay, just stick it over the existing badge wink.gif
pinkie
got much space left on the side??
Curtis
enough... loads near the bottom cos no-one can be arsed to kneel down and sign, why?
pinkie
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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