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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

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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And I thought my OCD was bad lol

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10 minutes ago, Ray said:

And I thought my OCD was bad lol

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

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What years and models did the UK Escorts use the word Ford badge on their Grills? It was for less than 18 months here. The tail end of 75 to 76.

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Not sure why I even bought this as my Mk2 had conventional Ford ovals. Shame the chrome lettering is starting to pit from sitting in its box from the 70s.

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2 hours ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

What years and models did the UK Escorts use the word Ford badge on their Grills? It was for less than 18 months here. The tail end of 75 to 76.

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Not sure why I even bought this as my Mk2 had conventional Ford ovals. Shame the chrome lettering is starting to pit from sitting in its box from the 70s.

same here, 75/76 along with other slight differences on the early models

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3 hours ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

What years and models did the UK Escorts use the word Ford badge on their Grills? It was for less than 18 months here. The tail end of 75 to 76.

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Not sure why I even bought this as my Mk2 had conventional Ford ovals. Shame the chrome lettering is starting to pit from sitting in its box from the 70s.

i have got a new one of those as well

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Found a new two lug washer bottle in amongst some stuff but I have only ever seen mounting brackets for the three lug type here. Which models took the two luck type?

There is definitely a third type as well that has a much larger hole for its washer motor. Ironically neither of these new ones I have take the larger hole motor which is what my car has originally. So it raises the same question what cars got the three lug washer with the larger motor hole? I suspect its a change thats made through time of the Mk2 Escort range.

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1 hour ago, Vista said:

Pretty sure my Mk2 van has a two tab type.

Thats interesting! One van I know of here still has the three tab type. What year model is your van?

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27 minutes ago, Vista said:

1980. 

Thats really odd then so was the van here with three lugs,  I cant find any correlation between year of manufacture and the two lug type washer bottle. It seems like pot luck so far. Maybe others can chime in with what they have to form a better picture.

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