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  2. steved35

    Escort duratec

    Emerald k3 looks really nice to work with our first time with it
  3. I thought seeing as my drive to Santa pod for the Ford show is just under 2 hours I better sort out the leaking rocker cover gasket and while i'm at it replace the carburettor gasket for peace of mind. There was also a split breather pipe. While the rocker cover was off with a mirror I looked at the end of the cam, and low and behold, it's a piper 285! Result. If the cam has been done, i'm now wondering what else has been done. That will have to wait for now. Before I go I also have braided Goodridge classic brake hoses and a lumenition electronic ignition kit to fit. My car has copper hoses at the front???, so they just have to go.
  4. Rally Pack 2000

    Forgotten Treasures

    If you think that now I better not show all the crap I actually did remember I had.
  5. Rally Pack 2000

    1300E resto

    Actually the gasket you made looks more original than the after market grey ones. I remember all the original air filter gaskets we dispensed with on Escorts over the years and they were all brown looking exactly like the one you made. That was a excellent home made replica you fabricated there.
  6. Ray

    Forgotten Treasures

    And I thought my OCD was bad lol
  7. Ray

    1300E resto

    originally I made the gasket that fits between the carburettor and air cleaner housing, this is it but I managed to find these on flea bay, not 100% sure if theyre original or genuine, but a kin site better than the one I made
  8. Rally Pack 2000

    Forgotten Treasures

    Had decided to reinstate some original stripes back on my Mk2 Escort and none of the replicas were even close to the originals. I had a set in boxes somewhere that a automotive graphic artist wanted to copy exactly. The originals don't stick as well after 25 years apparently. (Nothing lasts these days does it?!). So I had to go through storage to get them out as they hadn't been sighted for decades. They were behind a number of really heavy boxes so had avoided seeking them out until absolutely necessary. Although my memory hasn't totally gone I did remember I had the main heavy item. A brand new Pinto Head with valves springs and bearings The box of stripes were as I remembered but there were heaps of other things stacked on top I completely forgot about. New handbrake and gear lever gators, a new set of switches, vent rings and various pedal and door striker rubbers some of which I recently bought that were ill fitting after market ones as I couldn't find any Ford ones. Doh! While most of the items were Mk2 stuff, buried in amongst them was a just a small bit of plastic but that piece of plastic now fetches hundreds of pounds on Ebay. One currently asking 6 to 7 hundred pounds. I do remember buying one of these a quarter of a century ago when I got my Twincam as it had a cracked one and the brake fluid was leaking over the plenum area ruining the paint there. Its still on my list of things to fix, Im sure I will get to it eventually. But the new one I bought I used on the car. I have no memory of ever buying two, but apparently I did. So that definitely qualifies as hidden treasure I think! Lesson to self, make a note of all the crap you buy over the years. They tell me you can do it on some electronic marvel thingy called a computer.
  9. Ray

    1300E resto

    the car had a repro coil fitted, and while you cant see it when its installed it was bugging me this is it managed to get a genuine original ford 711M12029 motorcraft one, should have taken a photo before but forgot, but this is it fitted
  10. katana

    Wiring help

    The ignition has to be on for lights to work - why would you want them to work any other time ? If you have connected the switch up both ways with no working lights then it's probably the switch is fubar'd. Easy check is put a meter set to ohms across both switch wired to see if there is continuity normal and with stick in reverse - if there is then your earth connection is suspect.
  11. Ray

    1300E resto

    couple more jobs done that have been bugging me the car has had this fuel pump on it but that's pattern, managed to find a nice NOS original fit AC pump, that's now on vacuum hoses had modern hose clips on, but I managed to source some good used original fit hose clips these are the modern ones ive removed and these are the original fit ones servo tower had repro pins and bushes fitted, they are now the original pins with NOS genuine ford bushes
  12. dt36

    Wiring help

    What happens when you touch the 2 wires together. Do the reverse lights come on?
  13. Rich T

    Opening front 1/4 windows

    Nice one. Ill keep an eye out.
  14. murfeey

    Wiring help

    I think the switch has had it as swapped wiring around twice.brown yo.one side then the other to earth.vice versa Cheers murf
  15. Snapper

    Escort duratec

    What ECU and software did you use?
  16. Ronnie rs1600

    Rectangle headlights

    Hi mate, not straight up mate no..but did you see the rectangle light housings for sale on eBay? I have a chap in Australia who can get them..( I bought vgc works reversing lights) from him, but the import tax on them was 45% mate,, so not doing that again hence I know he can get them. If you want his info I'll ask him. My opinion for what it's worth is just put the word out on OSF and usually something comes from it. Thats really how I got mine and I know of at least one member who has a pair stored away. The lads here I've found are keen to help fellow M source items. If i can be of any more help just ask mate. Cheers Ronnie
  17. meXEco

    Opening front 1/4 windows

    Should be easily available secondhand as were standard fit-you'd need glass, rubber and the new upright metal frame part-make sure you get the correct 2 door or 4 door versions to suit your car.
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  19. Ive got opening front 1/4 windows on my 74 escort. But the frames are rotten. Is or was there an option for fixed 1/4s? What do i need to buy to convert to fixed (if there is an option)? Are they available items or rocking horse poop? Cheers Rich
  20. John escort mk1V6

    Mk2 1600 sport zetec

    Thanks
  21. raytrans

    Rectangle headlights

    Hi Ronnie rs1600 I am looking for a set of rectangular headlights for a Mk1 Escort 1973 would you know of any for sale cheers Raytrans
  22. Ben Perry

    Mk2 1600 sport zetec

    Haha yeh it’s ok but I’m gunner get one from jcc race and rally as I got a cheeper just to see if it will be any good and i did it more for anti theft cheers
  23. steved35

    Escort duratec

    Once we played with the software it runs and starts so well !
  24. Vista

    Wiring help

    The switch in the box is just a switch, i.e open or closed circuit. You shoukd be able to connect the wire you have to one terminal and run a wire to earth from the other terminal. When you put it in reverse the switch closes and the circuit through the switch is made to earth.......and reverse lights come on.
  25. eeb43

    Name that radiator??

    first is pinto probably mk3/4/5 second measure total width and height
  26. johnnyspencer

    mk1 fiesta gold

    Thats better
  27. Xp197777

    Name that radiator??

    Not sure about the first probably just standard escort Mk1 rad but the second looks like a escort Mk1 large header rad for rs1600 and others
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