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General Discussion / New Fuel Tank required
« Last post by jarmezuk on April 22, 2022, 03:10:10 PM »
Hi All,

Ive recently restored my MK2 bulldog (owned since '91) - car runs beautifully but requires a new fuel tank - cant find one anywhere so any suggestions please?


General Discussion / Re: 2022 Shows
« Last post by istreatf on April 04, 2022, 10:33:04 AM »
Details now received from Grosvenor Shows.
General Discussion / Re: 3000 Rear Brakes
« Last post by jon3000 on March 19, 2022, 05:49:12 PM »
I  have just about fixed the brakes.

The issue was weeping brake cylinder coating the brake shoes and drum  face, it did not leak much but enough to screw up the brakes

for reference my brake are Ford Sierra,
The shoes are Ford part  5015665
Brake Cylinder Ford Part 6009659 (20.6 mm piston)

I also replaced the rear brake hoses, my car required the longer threaded male end so the Sierra ones did not work.
I found the

Ford Escort Front Hoses 1572004 fitted perfectly for the rear.

I hope it all passes the MOT retest. Regarding balancing, I have a couple of observations, there is a 22mm piston for estate car which probably fits so it would need to be both the same, the 20.6 is what my car uses. There is an automatic adjuster, I made sure they were both moving freely, one of mine was a bit stuck. After changing the shoes I reset the them so one was not starting over tensioned, it should adjust after operating the brakes a couple of times.

Fingers crossed I can get it retested Monday.
General Discussion / Re: Pilgrim bulldog 93 3.0 V6 Essex
« Last post by jon3000 on March 13, 2022, 11:09:04 PM »
Welcome To the forum

I don't have experience with the Bulldog, but it always seemed like fun vehicle. I don't know when Pilgrim stopped making the Bulldog kit but it I recall seeing it in Magazines in the early 1980s. I always wanted one but I was young and too poor.

As Nigel mentioned the Bulldog was based on many parts from the Morris Marina, which was produced for many years, and later model became the known as the Morris Ital. I imagine the parts for Brakes will be Marina, and will be obtainable reasonably easily, but I could be wrong.

You may want to buy an old Haynes manual for a Marina to look through, but before you spend any money a conversation with Ian would be recommended, he is the resident Bulldog expert on this forum

Its worrying that there is only one mounting point it implies that the Engine swap was not done to the highest standard. I imagine you will need to get creative and weld in an appropriate mounting point. Be careful not to damage your car when welding, as the fibre glass can melt with excess heat.

Assuming its been correctly road registered then you have a good basis for some hobby mechanics and the car is simple and fun.

Regards Jon

PS Just did an internet search Some (probably the later models) used Ford Cortina for the running gear.
General Discussion / Re: 3000 Rear Brakes
« Last post by Nigel Haldane on March 13, 2022, 01:59:09 PM »
The nut is v tight, yep hammer comes to its own!
General Discussion / Re: Pilgrim bulldog 93 3.0 V6 Essex
« Last post by Nigel Haldane on March 13, 2022, 01:57:15 PM »
Your English is fine so no problem.
I haven’t heard or see a V6 in a bulldog, I know of a v6 in a haldane and the larger tourer.
The normal engine is the marina 4 cylinder, I don’t think it was an option to put a v6 in. I would sort the breaks out with larger and better if possible also mount the engine on both sides. If you are not happy with what is in it I would swap it for something newer to get better fuel economy and easier available spairs.
Ian may have more information.
General Discussion / Pilgrim bulldog 93 3.0 V6 Essex
« Last post by jooster on March 13, 2022, 12:29:38 PM »
Hi, im new here and i couldnt find answers for my questions on the forum so i have to add a new topic. I am Polish and I do not speak great English, if I wrote something unruly - Im really sorry

I bought Pilgrim Bulldog with an engine Essex 3.0 V6.
I do not know the full history of the car, the previous owner assured me that the car drives, but it brakes are broken. The engine fired normal. After disassembling it, it turned out that the engine is mounted only on one side.
I could not find information about the 3.0 V6 option, so I do not know if it will drive at all, have you encountered such a vehicle, does it even make sense to start doing it? 
General Discussion / Re: 3000 Rear Brakes
« Last post by jon3000 on March 12, 2022, 01:50:30 PM »
I have my answer! hit it with a hammer a few times and the drum pulled off, no need for the socket! It did not seem right to undo the hub-nut , I just could not work out where the seam was. 

It looks like the brake cylinder is leaking which is making the brake ineffective

Regards Jon
General Discussion / Re: 3000 Rear Brakes
« Last post by jon3000 on March 12, 2022, 12:08:05 PM »
Here is a second photo, a bit further back

Regards Jon
General Discussion / Re: 3000 Rear Brakes
« Last post by jon3000 on March 12, 2022, 12:05:46 PM »
Hi Nigel,

The socket is 40mm, I am try to work out the where the seams are, I am assuming I have to remove the nut, but I am not sure about that. I have a socket on order.

Regards Jon
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