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About ShaunS

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  1. ShaunS

    mk2 rs2000 door card trim

    Thats a very good idea, Thank you for sharing,
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    My Mexicos Road to recovery

    Awesome finishes to a great classic. Are you keeping the engine internals stock?
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    Show the Critics the Door - Your 4 Door!

    I still love 4 door escorts, they remain the ultimate sleeper cars in my view. My work in progress ....couple years now.
  4. Great , Thank you, Found out this weekend that some old track racers use to add a thin steel sheet just beneath the inlet to shield the distributor. Just added protection if fuel drips from the gasket.
  5. Thanks for the feed back,
  6. Hi All, Please help me out with a query on the Twin Webers DCOE 40 inlet manifold . When mounted to a 1600 Xflow, there remains just 5 bolts to the head. A friends car has managed to snap one bolt and caused water leaks into the inlet ports. However his engine does tilt a lot at high rpm. Now I have the long type (4 inch length) manifold and I think I might need a support bracket of some sort , just to support the weight of the two carbs and manifold at high rpm . Has anyone built a such a support for the intake ?
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    Wilkos mk2 1.6 Ghia

    Yes, thats correct, Post 1978 , Ford ( Well in ZA ) binned the chrome beadings, and replaced them for the black strip lower down the body line. The lettering were completely removed. Color coded wheel caps were replaced by the std steel rims and chrome rings.
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    Wilkos mk2 1.6 Ghia

    This grill has the lettering and the chrome strip inserts as well.
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    Wilkos mk2 1.6 Ghia

    Great Project to take on, Those grills are getting rare now, seems to be quite a lot in interest in it here in SA as well. keeping it in all ghia trim will keep the car a little bit special , well to me anyway,
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    The WPE escort

    I have access to the Nankang AS1 , 175/50s. I see the have the rim protector on the side walls as well, Are these tyres any good ?
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    Mk1 escort

    that looks like a south african import. Master cylinder looks like a sierra / sapphire
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    Orange Is The New Black

    This was my first car , 21st birthday present, pic taken back in 1997. It was in between an orange and yellow. Engine wise all stock SA spec 1600 Sport. Sorry for the poor quality but just thought Id share.
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    Opinions on imported old skool Ford's

    Firstly, Big Respect to all the UK people for keeping old school fords alive, Some of those builds I followed near write offs, yet brough back to life. In SA, people dont think twice about cutting up decent cars, especially the 4 door escorts. Ive witnessed floors being cut out just to build 2 door back to spec. People in SA have quickly learned the proper value of these cars, and unfortunatley many have just jumped on the bandwagon to make a quick buck. Hence the reason some real nasty cars ended up going across. However having said that, the are some really good clean cars here in SA. The registration authorities are quite a pain to deal with, even to register a local car sometimes. Also noticed SA escorts and v8 sierras heading for Australia as well, Hope you come right with the ideal car boet,