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  1. HotRodMatt

    guess what this is taken in the mid to late 80's

    Titled RS200 Engine Bay. Or is it a bluff?
  2. HotRodMatt

    guess what this is taken in the mid to late 80's

    Another vote here for an RS200.
  3. HotRodMatt

    Cam timing disc/degree wheel wanted

    That's fab, thank you very much.
  4. HotRodMatt

    Cam timing disc/degree wheel wanted

    That would be good of you, here's the data sheet. That image looks like one I found on blocklayer.com but not had a play with the inputs yet.
  5. HotRodMatt

    Your Club Needs You ! #OldSkoolFord

    The site's swear filter changes farcebook to Retards Club automatically.
  6. HotRodMatt

    Your Club Needs You ! #OldSkoolFord

    I think the forum is great as it is, not sure you could improve it. Does seem to go through quiet spells but it's the only forum I really bother with: I check in a few times a day. I stick my head into rodsnsods a bit but don't post anymore and occassionally I'll look in on Turbosport, again no posting though. I'm on fb but not on the osf group there. Only thing I will say is to keep the forum working with Tapatalk. Nothing wrong with the mobile site, I just prefer to use Tapatalk for forums.
  7. HotRodMatt

    Cam timing disc/degree wheel wanted

    Thanks for the replies chaps. I've set the engine up before and it ran well enough but I had to take the head off to change a valve (for some reason a 2.0 valve was in what turned out to be a 1.6 head, amazed it ran!) so having to time it back up. I did mark the crank and cam positions before stripping it but they will no longer apply so starting again. The old disc I used has seen better days and can't really read it properly now down in the engine bay. dt36, using a CD is a good idea, might look into that now that I have found a high resolution image I could use. I have a Newman phase 4 cam. Col, the postage from Burtons is nearly as much as the disc and being a typical tight northerner I won't pay that. Lol Mk1estate, I'm in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. If you have one and would be prepared to send it please could you pm me a price posted?
  8. Hi all, I don't suppose anyone has a decent proper one going spare? I'm not having much luck with using printed ones off the web.
  9. HotRodMatt

    Anti-roll bar bushes

    Now you mention it I had that on mine.
  10. Bit of six wheeled nonsense to give you a scare/giggle.
  11. HotRodMatt

    Just plain wrong!

    What was it about the late '70s and '80s, there seems to have been a few six wheelers built? None as, erm, classy as this though.
  12. HotRodMatt

    Anti-roll bar bushes

    Yeah I thought the same when doing mine but as they are double width there's no way they'd go round the bends anyway. I think I used a new stanley blade to do it, though may have been a hacksaw. Lol
  13. HotRodMatt

    Anti-roll bar bushes

    Can't say for sure as it's a while since I did mine. I got my ARB bushes on by cutting across the bush from left to right on the top face/flat side down to the bar hole then opening it up and popping onto the ARB. (So if you look at the bush from the side as it would be fitted, the cut was from the centre up to 12 o'clock position the width of the bush if that makes sense?)
  14. HotRodMatt

    Anti-roll bar bushes

    Well I've gone poly throughout though I have since read that you should have some rubber bushes on a road car for a better ride, can't remember which ones though. Car isn't on the road yet so can't give feedback, though I suspect it's all down to how you want your particular Escort to feel. Sent from my SM-A320FL using Tapatalk
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    Anti-roll bar bushes

    I'd go 22mm as the bushes should tighten when the clamps are done up; you may struggle getting the 20mm bushes on in the first place. Sent from my SM-A320FL using Tapatalk