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  1. 4 points
    Lightweight! What he said The excitement was just too much for this guy And who's this good looking Guy?
  2. 3 points
    Hi, i was a member here a few years back when i had a MK2 Tina, i recently bought a Black Mex rep but today i bought the Orange car both now living with my Imp...:) Nice to be back Mike
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    had a good day oop in north yorkshire today, met up with the legendary col, even the sun made an appearance.
  5. 2 points
    Now all the shows are over with for 2017, I can look into TOTM 2018. I've planned a route which is double the distance of last year. Will need to drive it though to check for suitablity. Question to you lads and ladies is what to do on the Sunday after the tour. Option 1 is show and shine with other car clubs. Or. Option 2 is an activity stop at the South Devon Railway. Sunday last year was a bit of a flop for a show and shine and with River dart not allowing traders I don't feel it will attract any other car enthusiasts. So for those who want to get away early they can but for those who wish to stay we can possibly enjoy a family day out at the railway. So looking for some feedback from you before I book anything. Riverdart will most probably be used as base camp again and once the Classic ford show date has been released the camp site can be reserved and a date for the tour announced.
  6. 2 points
    Nice to get some colour on, after a lot of going back and forward I went for Vista orange!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. 2 points
    if you want a rattle can off the shelf, go to "THE RANGE", been in our local one tonight and its there, I doubt they sell much rattle can paint to be honest, as it all seems to be for 70s and 80s cars, even had purple velvet for my mk1 don't ask what the match is like, not tried it yet, but have bought a can of purple velvet to try
  8. 2 points
    my car in the 90s 2” lowering blocks on rear and 2” lowered front springs Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. 2 points
    Rummaging in the garage roof today and came across an old box of papers. Some of you might find this amusing if you've suffered the fixed penalty fine. Back in the day this is what you received in the way of a fixed penalty. Not everything changes for the better ! What would you have got if you'd done this today ??
  10. 2 points
    Here’s my orange Mk 1 circa 1998. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. 2 points
    I cannot believe it was a year ago that i took the Mexico for its first Mot since i finished the restoration of it . Took it today for its second one and all was good , another year of legal motoring !! I Will still continue to get it done even when it becomes mot exempt as i personally would like someone else to check to make sure nothing is missed or potentially missed .
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    I have a foot in both camps too with a black car and a Vista one...
  14. 2 points
    Just bought this today, after travelling on the train to view it on Monday, its still on transport on the way to me..but there are a lot of images availlable of it online luckily Cant wait for it to get here Mike
  15. 2 points
    Its just a reflection of the sites you visit
  16. 2 points
    The engine is back in up and running got to do 2/300 miles run in
  17. 2 points
    Hi all After much procrastination I have decided to do a rolling restoration on my mexico i haven't started it for 17 years got it out the other day fiddled around with it and got it going i am going to keep it moveable and will be rolling it over with the jig that bolts to the hubs wish me luck
  18. 2 points
    I have now drained out the old fuel and flushed out the cooling system and changed the oil its running well and now to start stripping out the interior and windows out for assessment and onto some welding
  19. 2 points
    Hello Gerbil, As above really. I loved the trip down and I love the Dartmoor site - will defo camp and stay for the weekend again, i may even sneak into one of the rooms in the old house onsite if no wedding being held there next time.
  20. 2 points
    We used to have a dog called rover, it never did anything right and was forever dropping its guts on the floor! The other dog we had we called it red top.....we could never catch it.....LOL
  21. 2 points
    Who doesn't like a double barrelled Holley?
  22. 1 point
    Unfortunately this is where we are being priced out of our hobby as people selling there cars/parts are now saying "well one sold on eBay for this much the other week"!!
  23. 1 point
    Tickets have now arrived, hopefully have these in the post over the weekend.. HAPPY DAYS
  24. 1 point
    Do you mean full of rust and cheap Chinese panels ? Don't think so ! Still going to be an iconic Anglebox....lol
  25. 1 point
    Yes thanks Steve, like all young uns. Sorry Dad, when will be mended for another go !! No mention of ill come and give you a hand !
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    well I don't need another escort, and as I had the engine lying around I thought it would be fun to put in it, so that's what I shall do, and if it means I have to have a Q plate then so be it, it is still an escort, whatever number plate goes on it, and I have the original engine, so if I need to sell it, I will offer the buyer the option of both
  28. 1 point
    Popeye, you should just be able to click on the paper clip and just browse and attach photos directly now, no need for w@nk bucket anymore..... Oh yeah, and very much appreciate the effort your going to, defo a or two when we all meet up..
  29. 1 point
    that sounds a bit like me. used to pass an orange mk2 mexico when i was at school. parked inthe same place every week 2 days a week. every time me and my mate walked passed it i'd be saying i want that car. my mate saying but were only 14. then one day i saw the bloke getting out of it. turns out it was my mums step brother that we hadn't seen in a few years. got chatting and kept in touch, he just laughed and kept saying you cant afford with your dinner money. he got banned from driving and the car was layed up. soon as i was working a few years later i kept pestering him to sell me the escort. when i was 17 18 ish i bought if off him for £250 quid. still own it and still havent got it finished. at the time i had that on the drive i also bought a yellow mk2 rs2000. the only 19 yo with both. then like a complete twat we rallied the arse off the rs2 every weekend down a local quarry that we could get onto. a great way to learn to drive propperly!
  30. 1 point
    Welcome to the forum Benny
  31. 1 point
    Welcome to the forum.
  32. 1 point
    Very true, from my knowledge Vista Phoenix was a MKII colour, not offered by F O R D on Mk1. Here's a good topic on the subject. http://z7.invisionfree.com/CEOCI/index.php?showtopic=9907
  33. 1 point
    Hi there. You could try Bodyshop Consumables they colour match and could mix this up for you! bscmanchester@outlook.com their email. Pretty helpful, drop them an email if you really cant find the paint as they could mix it from scratch (i know someone that works there 😇)
  34. 1 point
    Not a lot of Charger in those pics.......
  35. 1 point
    -1.5" blocks on the rear and -3" springs on the front.
  36. 1 point
    this is how we recognise Colin on the Thursday morning Stephen
  37. 1 point
    So this should be the reaction when we see these wheels in the flesh ???
  38. 1 point
    Hi Steved35. Here you go . . . I'm sorry for the bad lighting in the garage, some crazy reflections appeared
  39. 1 point
    Have these brake fluids really improved?? Back in my day fluid was never changed, yes I know we have higher brake temps now so making the fluid more suseptable to boiling and so on. You go in any motor factors and see the amount of calipers they keep on the shelf !! So has the fluid improved ....don't think so. Take a car in for service 18months old....sir your brake fluid needs changing excess moisture in it.....WHAT !.....by the way that's £85 plus vat sir. I'm still using dot 3 that's been on the shelf for ages, calipers been on for ten years still work fine. So really who's kidding who ? It's problably all the additives their putting in the fluid that's shafting all the seals up ! Stick with good old fashioned stuff everything's hunky dory.
  40. 1 point
    As it is your first time,Make sure your first there, floor swept and kettle on prior to our arrival. Proceed out to car park and assist all the other members with their cars. That includes unloading, polishing and putting on the stand whilst also making sure the tea is not 'stewed' After this you will be able to tell us what happens as we've not been either......lol
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    trackrod rally yorkshire
  43. 1 point
    LMFAO this is going to be a good few days for the benefit of the northern section Laugh My Foo*in Arse Off
  44. 1 point
    Wiring will not affect tickover revs its more likely a carb setup issue that said if the carb has electronic connections to it it may be an electronic cold start issue if you have removed the distributor and it doesn't run after you refitted it you need to set up the ignition timing from scratch.
  45. 1 point
    I took some photos of Scott Williams (Scarlets Rugby) Escort, but they didn't come out the best. Must be one of the most sorted Mk2s I've ever seen. Pics are not mine:
  46. 1 point
    And I broke it on the way to the classic ford show this year lol
  47. 1 point
    Allways happy to help, anywhere in the world !!. If we can help, even if we have to bodge it somehow, we will do. Old Skool Ford to the bone. It was nice to meet you, Steve & Sharon. Next time will have some drinks. Glad you made it home without a fuzz. Consider Spa Classic also next year somewhere halfway May to be expected. Traveling distances with an Old Skool Ford is always a challance. We know all about it. New cars will break down also, but call the AA, they come with new parts, sort the issue and you'r off again... Call the AA with and Old Ford..... and they have a challance as there are no plugs to read out the on board computer to read out whats wrong. Lets forget the parts needed that are most likely not available on short term.. If we can help we will do. Even if we have to tow the car to our residence. We ( Linda & I ) believe its importand in this Woldwide OSF comunity to help each other out where ever we or you are. Together we keep the Old Skool Ford Comunity strong and "Alive". We believe................ in Old Skool Fords. Amen
  48. 1 point
    Now it's been changed to historic taxation class , agreed valuation done on the insurance . I am one very happy blue oval badge owner , and have covered a few miles before winter set in . I have been driving it on dry days since mot . There is a couple of things I want to do to it before the start of spring . I want to change the tranx plated LSD as I hate the noise it makes , the carpet i will change and kick panels ( as they are home made and look rubbish ) . I will take it to a local engine tuning company and get the timing and carbs set up properly . I have managed to find a stoneguard and fitted it recently as well. I also bought the "Ford " sill badge and have yet to fit it . I am sure I will do lots of little bits to it this year to finish it off now it's on the road .. But my main priority is to drive it and enjoy it as Ford intended .
  49. 1 point
    The rear parcel shelf had a couple of extra holes in it for some reason in its life , the Dashboard had a tiny split in the surface above the binnacle . I managed to find a local guy who repaired both items with no problems at all and now looks like new for reasonable money . The next thing I did was fit the headlining (not the best kit in the world ) but nevertheless its better than what was there before and that was nothing !!!! strangely there was the sun visors in place but no headlining !!!, I also sourced a set of grab handles as these were also missing .
  50. 1 point